James Wacht is the President of Lee & Associates’ New York office and President of Sierra Real Estate.
Mr. Wacht began his career as a real estate attorney with Bachner, Tally, Misher, Brinberg & Polevoy, where he honed his professional skills representing institutional real estate companies and entrepreneurial business people from every facet of the real estate industry including commercial leasing, property acquisitions and mortgage financing, and real estate syndications.
In 1989, Mr. Wacht joined Sierra Realty Corp. as it’s general counsel. By 2000 he had become its president and principal owner. During his tenure at Sierra, Mr. Wacht engineered the growth of the company from a small real estate management company to the full-service real estate company it is today.
Mr. Wacht is one of the most active landlords in New York City, and is a highly- published commentator on the real estate industry.