About Blue Water Realty Advisors

Blue Water Realty Advisors was formed to give clients a more personalized commercial real estate relationship with their broker or advisor. Too often clients get pushed off to other team members or less experienced people at the firm and they feel as if they are just another client.

We offer a very “hands-on” treatment to every client, every transaction, to every meeting, and to every phone call. Experience and Trust is what sets us apart. We add value and give advice with a long term relationship in mind. We don’t just offer advice, we offer real world solutions, and results!

James Stanfill has been a commercial real estate broker in Los Angeles for over 30 years. He has personally closed over $800,000,000 in office, retail, industrial, and multi-family property sales and leasing transactions.  He has represented numerous buyers, sellers, tenants, and landlords of commercial properties and land throughout the United States but primarily in Southern California. He has handled complex transactions for several national, regional, and local clients including:

  • Ameriprise Financial
  • The State of California
  • UCLA
  • Adidas
  • 2XU North America
  • The J. Paul Getty Trust
  • Freddie Mac
  • Blue Vista
  • Houston’s Restuarants
  • California Cryobank, Inc.
  • Cooper Surgical, Inc.
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Guardsmark, Inc.
  • American Commercial Equities (Hughes Family Trust)
  • United States Postal Service
  • Panay Films
  • Good Boy Bob Coffee
  • Westwood Village Improvement Association
  • Avanath Capital
  • Jade Enterprises
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Enterprise Rent A Car
  • Simon Worldwide
  • Topa Management
  • USF&G Realty Associates
  • LNR Properties


Jim was a top producer at Coldwell Banker Commercial’s Westside office during his 22 year tenure (1991-2013) and achieved the national “Circle of Distinction” award for every year Coldwell Banker Commercial has given the award. He was in the top ten of that office every year of his tenure. Jim spent one year with McKinley Real Estate Group (2013-2014) based in Ann Arbor, Michigan as the Director of Western United States Operations overseeing a portfolio of properties from Texas to California and leading a group of over 100 employees. He began his accomplished real estate career at Cushman & Wakefield in Century City, California (1989-1991) as a research analyst. Jim graduated from UCLA in 1990 earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Jim and his wife, Cindy, have lived in the South Bay area of Los Angeles for almost 25 years with their two daughters. His passions beyond real estate are spending time with his family, coaching youth soccer, surfing, stand up paddling, boating in Catalina, and yoga. He is a member of the UCLA Alumni Association, UCLA Real Estate Association, Surfrider Foundation, Candidate Designee for CCIM, and Heal the Bay.

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