James W. Yarish

James W. Yarish

Vice President


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James joined Langholz Wilson Ellis (now Hanna Langholz Wilson Ellis) in September 2004. James focuses in regional and national tenant representation, market analysis, site selection and expansion. James represents selected retail clients in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. James also specializes in landlord representation and provides comprehensive leasing services for existing shopping centers and for new retail developments ranging in size from 6,000 square feet to more than 500,000 square feet.


James has represented numerous regional and national retail clients such as Aspen Dental, Pep Boys, AAA, Cato, Versona, Fidelity Investments, McDonalds, and Sherwin Williams.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining the firm, James held the position of Leasing Agent for four years with retail developer Michael Joseph Development Corporation, based in Wexford, PA.  James handled all aspects of the retail leasing responsibilities involving Michael Joseph Development Corporation’s owned developments and third-party leasing responsibilities in excess of 1.1 Million square feet throughout Western and Central Pennsylvania.  Additionally, James assisted Michael Joseph Development in site selection and client representation services for such notable national retailers as Walmart stores, Lowe’s Companies, Inc., and Golden Corral.

Professional Affiliations

Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
ChainLinks Retail Advisors


Licensed Real Estate Agent - Pennsylvania
Licensed Real Estate Agent - West Virginia


James is a native of Western Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Political Science.