James Branca — Sociology Major

James Branca began investing in New York real estate in the late 1980s. After about seven years he shifted his attention to the Hamptons on Long Island, New York. In the years since he has invested in and developed more than two dozen homes in that upscale summer resort area. He is a 1985 graduate of Hunter College, where he majored in Sociology. Commercial properties Branca currently owns include multi-story office buildings in Dallas, Texas, as well as a 111,000-square-foot, Class A office building located in the heart of Uptown Dallas, which features 16,000 square feet of retail space. The latter was co-purchased with a group of investors in 2006 for the amount of 24,000,000.