William James
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Adjunct Faculty
Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management
William James

Biography at a Glance

Bill James began his real estate appraisal career in Seattle, Washington and Anchorage, Alaska. In Denver since 1976, James started James Real Estate Services in 1982 and with a staff of 12 over the years he has conducted appraisals and market studies on a wide variety of rural, residential, commercial and investment properties. James is a former member of the Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers and licensed as a Real Estate Broker.  He has been accepted as an expert witness in several jurisdictions. James has taught appraisal courses at the University of Denver, University of Colorado, the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of Realtors, and the Colorado Association of Realtors. James lives with his wife Donna James in the Cherry Creek North area of Denver.


  • MBA in Real Estate and Construction Management , University of Denver
  • MAI appraisal designation, Appraisal Institute

Boards and Memberships

In the Appraisal Institute, James has been Chair of the General Appraiser Council and the Admissions Appeals Board, and a member of the Board of Directors, the Regional Ethics and Counseling Panel, the Appraisal Standards Council. As a result of serving on transportation oriented citizens advisory committees in southeast Denver, James is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Transportation Solutions, a transportation management association that serves the southeast Denver/Glendale area.   He was elected to represent District A in central and southeast Denver/Glendale of the Board of Directors of the Regional Transportation District.