In his widely traveled life and world experience, James Likens counts the most useful skill acquired as that of meeting new people and learning new things from different personalities — perhaps the most important attribute for any successful real estate professional.
But it’s not just talk with James. He has a hands-on approach to real estate. After a nomad-like childhood spent moving all around the Mid-South and Midwest, he came to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actor and, like many aspiring performers, he needed money while pursuing his passion. He found it in home renovation and developing and flipping houses. From there, his path and passion soon led him to a career in real estate.
Once James became a real estate professional, his life experience came together. His bachelor’s degree in integrated strategic communications with a creative advertising emphasis — combined with an affinity for meeting people, a growing ability as a developer, and a familiarity with the entertainment industry and its people — has made James an excellent fit for a luxury sports and entertainment real estate company.
James worked as a developer cultivating a professional relationship and was eventually invited aboard. He brings with him an old-fashioned work ethic, a belief in integrity, and a driving ambition to excel in whatever he does. His familiarity with the life of a professional performer, and the entertainment industry, is an asset to his team and its often-famous clientele. He enjoys serving a variety of clients with their diverse backgrounds and unique talents.
He maintains an appreciation for the art of acting and the film industry and is a proud lifetime member of the prestigious Actors Studio. In his spare time, James enjoys songwriting, playing guitar, motorcycle riding, and traveling — more ways to meet new people, see new places, and learn new things.