James Michael Angelo

James Michael Angelo

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and Interior Designer

Get to Know Me

JMA is one of the most connected agents in Manhattan. With a high-profile background in entertainment and design, his knowledge of space, location and character is a true advantage for anyone looking to buy or sell property.
 
James has a keen sense of style and space planning and knows luxury living at its best.
 
As a senior interior architect for famed designers Jamie Drake and David Easton, he designed large-scale hospitality projects for developers like Starwood and Related Industries. His hospitality credits include two Regis Hotels – Dear Crest in Park City, Utah and Bahia Beach – Puerto Rico which included a private bungalow for Jennifer Lopez. He was also the Senior Designer for The Vice Roy in Aspen, and assisted David Easton on the renovation of the Little Nell. His residential design credits under these firms include renovating a Manhattan pieds-a-terre, gut renovations of prewar townhouses and new construction at The Carlton House. James then decided to strike out on his own starting James Michael Angelo Design LLC. His commercial projects include the construction of New York Model Management’s new 5,500 sq. ft. space at the notorious Masonic Building. He partnered with his now resident architect, Jean Santalisis, Founder of J7 Architecture. Together they delivered a sleek and innovative design that got the stamp of approval from NYMM top model, Naomi Cambell. James’ keen sense of construction and finishes is invaluable to his buyer’s and uses that experience to negotiate when making offers. He can also renovate your home after you close!
 
A Boston native, James grew up acting and dancing in an entrepreneurial family. His parents started and ran three businesses, instilling in him a drive for success and customer service. James moved to New York to attend FIT, where he studied Advertising/Design and Menswear. He enjoyed success acting on stage and television but was always drawn to his fascination with space and design. James ultimately realized that his love of interiors and knack for connecting with people were tailored-made for real estate. His ability to listen to his clients and truly hear what they want and need in a home cannot be taught.
 
Additionally, James is an accomplished writer with the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency, and author of the forthcoming memoir “Life After Amway” based on his hit one-man Off-Broadway show. He also blogs for the Huffington Post, currently adapting his memoir into a series for a major network and makes people laugh as a regular at Caroline’s on Stand-Up NY, Westside Comedy Club and The Stand NYC.
 
James sets everyone he meets at ease the moment they meet him and provides each client with seamless guidance through the arduous buying and selling process. Plus, he'll make you laugh when you need it most! His philosophy is simple: set realistic expectations, and be of service every step of the way.

Work With JMA

A Boston native, James grew up acting and dancing in an entrepreneurial family. James ultimately realized that his love of interiors and knack for connecting with people were tailored-made for real estate. His ability to listen to his clients and truly hear what they want and need in a home cannot be taught.