Jim Tancredi

Jim Tancredi entered the real estate profession in 1986 as a residential sales associate.  In 1987, he migrated into the appraisal side of the business, joining Advisory and Appraisal Company in Wilmington.  Although Jim’s focus remained on commercial real estate appraisal and consulting, he moved his practice to Wilmington Trust in 1992, where he worked in the Commercial Banking Department.  In the final 12 years (out of 19) with the company, he worked as the Director of Corporate Real Estate Planning & Development where he managed real estate processes internationally.

Jim, and his team of project managers, were responsible for the completion of domestic leasing and fit-out projects in over 15 U.S. states with projects that ranged from land acquisition through the completion of the entire development process to office fit-out in major metropolitan areas.

Internationally projects under Jim’s guidance included office leasing and fit-out in George Town, Grand Cayman, London, England, Dublin, Ireland, and Frankfurt, Germany.

In 2011, Jim moved his skills into the private sector forming OptimusRE, a real estate development and advisory company providing development, consultation, and brokerage services. In July, 2012, Jim merged his real estate practice with DSM Commercial providing services throughout Delaware.

A graduate of Delaware Tech, and Eastern University, Jim holds an A.A.S. degree in Engineering and Design, and a B.A. degree in Operational Management, with distinction.  Jim has taught real estate finance and appraisal courses at the professional level and for the American Institute of Banking.

Memberships and Associations

  • CORFAC International
  • Commercial-Industrial Real Estate Council of New Castle County – CIRC
  • ICSC


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