James Chung

Executive Managing Director • United States

Lic #01408190

James Chung San Jose West Region Retail Lead

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300 Santana Row, Fifth Floor
San Jose, CA 95128
United States

Office: +1 (408) 436-3630

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James Chung

Executive Managing Director • United States

Lic #01408190


Mr. Chung, of Cushman & Wakefield, has been with the company for 14 years and currently represents more than 30 national tenants, most of these Fortune 500, and over eight million square feet of retail across the nine Bay Area counties. Chung also managed the Cushman & Wakefield retail platform from Texas to California. Chung’s roster of clients includes well-known brands such as Sur La Table, 24 Hour Fitness, MOD Pizza, Guitar Center, AT&T, and Party City, to name a few. Chung’s listing clientele includes private developers and national REITs including Federal Realty, Regency Centers, Vereit, Grosvenor, ARCP, Vornado, Hunter Properties, Keenan Land, KIMCO, Donahue Schriber, Jamestown, and Fulcrum where he focuses on grocery anchored and power/promotional shopping centers (both ground up and existing). Consistently a top producer within the firm, Chung was National Retail Broker of the Year companywide, nationally in 2014. Chung is a regular contributor to publications such as the Silicon Valley Business Journal, San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News. Chung was a member of Silicon Valley Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40 in 2012. Moreover, Chain Store Age Magazine recently named Chung amongst the “Power Four” on a national ranking amongst all retail brokers.

Areas of Specialization

Investment Sales


Bachelor's degree - University of California, Berkeley
Major Economics
Minor Spanish

Awards & Associations

  • 2004-Present CoStar Power Broker
  • 2004-2006 BT Commercial Top 5 under 5 Producer
  • 2006-2014 DTZ Retail – Terranomics Top 5 Producer
  • 2010 Cassidy Turley Leadership Award
  • 2011 Cassidy Turley Inter-Office Dealmaker Award
  • 2011-Present Chainlinks Western Region Principal and Co-Chair
  • 2012 Silicon Valley Business Journal Top 40 Under 40
  • 2012-14 Cassidy Turley Top Ten Retail (nationally)
  • 2014 Cassidy Turley National Retail Broker of the Year
  • 2015 Chain Store Age Magazine “Power Four” 
  • 2015 & 2016 ASVB Retail Broker of the Year
  • 2014-2016 Cushman & Wakefield National Top 10
  • 2010-12 Program Chair, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • 2009 Monterey ICSC Co-Chair
  • 2012-13 National RECON Retail Runway Moderator
  • 2013-17 ICSC State Chair (California)
  • 2015-16 ULI Member, Retail Council Invitee


  • @First, San Jose, CA
  • Pacheco Pass, Gilroy, CA
  • Camden Park, San Jose, CA
  • Plaza de San Jose, San Jose, CA
  • CityLine, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Portola Plaza, Livermore, CA
  • Crossroads at Riverbank, Riverbank, CA
  • Rancho Cotati, Cotati, CA
  • Evergreen Circle, San Jose, CA
  • Rengstorff Center, Mountain View, CA
  • Fremont Plaza, Fremont, CA
  • Slatten Ranch, Antioch, CA
  • Lone Tree Plaza, Brentwood, CA
  • The Orchards at Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Madrone Village, Morgan Hill, CA
  • The Marketplace, San Ramon, CA
  • Main Street, San Jose, CA
  • The Plant, San Jose, CA
  • McCarthy Ranch, Milpitas, CA
  • Village Oaks, San Jose, CA
  • Mervyns Portfolio Disposition, Macerich, Northern CA
  • Washington Square, Petaluma, CA
  • Monterey Plaza, San Jose, CA
  • Westgate Center, San Jose, CA
  • Mowry Crossings, Newark, CA
  • Westgate West, San Jose, CA


  • 24 Hour Fitness 
  • adidas 
  • Alexanders Steakhouse 
  • AT&T Wireless 
  • Bath & Body Works 
  • Boiling Crab 
  • Buffalo Wild Wings 
  • Burger King 
  • Calvin Klein Performance 
  • Chase Bank 
  • Dollar General 
  • El Pollo Loco 
  • European Wax Center 
  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries 
  • Goodwill 
  • Guitar Center 
  • Halal Guys 
  • Hmart
  • Jared Jewelers 
  • Kay Jewelers
  • Le Creuset
  • Limited Brands
  • Living Spaces
  • MOD Pizza
  • Pacific Catch
  • Pancheros
  • Paris Baguette
  • Pet Extreme
  • Restaurants Unlimited
  • Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
  • Sonoma Chicken Coop
  • Stanton Optical
  • Starbucks
  • Sur La Table
  • The Fresh Market
  • Yogurtland

My Listings

For Lease • Retail
Rossmoor Town Center

1908-1994 Tice Valley Blvd, #1940-B
Walnut Creek, CA United States
1,625 SF

For Lease • Retail
1677-1725 Bascom Ave, S

1677-1725 Bascom Ave, S
Campbell, CA 95008
United States
4,663 SF

For Lease • Retail
Old Town

50 University Ave, #B240
Los Gatos, CA 95030
United States
2,305 SF

For Lease • Retail
Old Town

50 University Ave, #B154
Los Gatos, CA 95030
United States
1,514 SF

For Lease • Retail
The Shops At Dublin Gateway

7944 Dublin Blvd, #5
Dublin, CA 94568
United States
2,213 SF

For Lease • Retail
3401 Iron Point Dr

3401 Iron Point Dr
San Jose, CA United States
1,200 SF