James Hawkins

Broker Associate | Commercial Sales

James Hawkins | Keyes Commercial Realty | Miami-Dade

James Hawkins | Keyes Commercial Realty | Miami-Dade Commercial Property Sales

"A true professional, different than other brokers with which we've dealt."

"It is rare to find an organized and professional person such as James."

"We greatly appreciate the time and effort dedicated to the sale of our building."

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Concentrating on Miami area commercial real estate investment sales and acquisition services of properties from two million dollars, James has a long and diverse commercial real estate related career spanning financial services and various entrepreneurial ventures which have provided him with experience invaluable as a commercial realtor. James was solely responsible for developing locations for a leading specialty retail franchise of which he was a principal, with operations in two states. In his years in finance, researching investment opportunities allowed him to develop an intuitive familiarity with a wide variety of industries as well as an appreciation and understanding of the investor mindset that only this type of experience can provide. He has negotiated on dozens of properties and businesses, as a buyer, seller, lessor, and lessee, closing on more than a dozen. He has developed commercial property, and has purchased and sold small businesses. Throughout James' endeavors he came to appreciate the competence, confidence, and generally entrepreneurial nature of property owners, and their well-considered views of property values and trends.

Thumbnail: Miami-Dade MLS data evidences Keyes Commercial as a market dominant commercial real estate broker

James finds that his customers appreciate the stability and quality of The Keyes Company, family owned since 1926.  Its dominant market position, with billions annually in closed real estate transactions, and leading market share in closed commercial transactions in Miami-Dade as tracked by MLS, speak to the firms deal prowess.  Perhaps its most appreciated characteristic, however, is the company's impeccable reputation, the foundation of which is an entrenched culture of integrity nurtured by a competent and longstanding management team.

Originally from the Midwest, James has lived in Miami since 1990, originally on Brickell Avenue then later in Coconut Grove. Tennis, basketball, and anything with his children are among his favorite activities.  He enjoys reading, mostly non-fiction, particularly enjoying works by Malcolm Gladwell, Nathaniel Philbrick, and Mark Bowden, listening to podcasts including RadioLab, Freakonomics, This Week in Startups, and TED Radio Hour, and solving thorny technical puzzles. Finally, as a sports fan, James has "gone local," following and rooting for the Dolphins, Marlins, and Heat, but nevertheless retaining a soft spot for his hometown Kansas City Royals and Chiefs. 

James published the Miami 21 Zoning Code on Amazon for users to access conveniently via Kindle as well as the related Miami 21 Zoning Code Atlas Poster.

Commercial Property Trends

View pricing and availability trend charts by property type, industrial, multifamily, office, or retail, within different Miami, Florida area submarkets: Miami; Miami Beach; Hialeah; Coral Gables; Doral, Homestead; Miami Lakes; North Miami; North Miami Beach.

Industrial Property Trends
Miami-Dade Industrial Warehouse Commercial Real Estate Trends

Multifamily Property Trends
Miami-Dade Multifamily Apartment (Multi-Family) Commercial Real Estate Trends

Office Property Trends
Miami-Dade Office Building Commercial Property Trends

Retail Property Trends
Miami-Dade Retail Commercial Property Trends

Reports and Analyses

Listed below are various Miami area commercial real estate related reports, analyses, and other materials created or assembled by James.

Interactive Map of Land Prices

This interactive chart created by James shows per square foot land sales prices for Miami-Dade County for the 2 years ending October 2015.

Land Sales PSF by Miami 21 Zoning Code

Addressing the common question of what underlying land is worth in commercial property, median and average land sale prices per square foot are charted by Miami 21 Zoning Code for the T4, T5, T6-8, and T6-12 zones common to mid-market commercial properties.

Considering Cap Rates in Miami Area Commercial Real Estate

Cap rates are too often used as if a comprehensive metric, when in reality investors, even if unconsciously, consider IRR when making investments.  Why cap rates may be even less useful in a market as vibrant as Miami's is discussed.

Considering Increases in Office Property Sales

Trends in office property sales in Miami-Dade country have increased somewhat dramatically over the past several quarters, particularly so beginning in 2014.  The numbers are presented.  Consideration is then given to why this might be.

Miami 21 Zoning Code for Kindle

James wanted to be able to read (yes, really) the Miami 21 zoning code with the convenience of his Kindle, but it wasn't available, so he published himself.  While he was at it, he made it available for all, and published the related zoning atlas as a poster.

Commercial Real Estate News

News is assembled almost daily, then made accessible at our HawkinsCRE.com website, which also publishes commercial property profiles, analytical pieces, educational articles, and general market observations.

Commercial Property Trends

View pricing, availability, and other charts for industrial, multifamily, office, or retail commercial real estate in various Miami-Dade county submarkets including Miami, Coral Gables, Doral, Miami Beach, and more.

Demographic & Economic Data by Zip Code

Reports for Miami area zip codes provide various demographic and economic data and projections.  These include household income, household size, homeowners versus renters, population density, and more. 

Filtered Commercial Listings

Active commercial property listings are filtered by price range, zip code, or type of property, hotel, industrial, multifamily, office, or retail.  This page has quick links to all the available filters.

Our Location

James' Keyes Commercial office is located at 2121 SW 3rd Avenue, Suite 300, Miami, FL 33129.