Jim Winter

Jim Winter

Senior Director, Corporate Services / Commercial Brokerage


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Jim Winter joined Hanna Langholz Wilson Ellis in October 2017.  Jim offers an extensive background in commercial real estate work having begun his career as an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and evolving into the position of National Director of Industrial Services for Cresa, North America’s largest tenant representation firm. 

Professional Experience

While at Cresa, Jim was responsible for the organization, development, recruitment, and management of the Industrial brokerage platform for North America.  Jim aided in the growth of the industrial transaction revenue over 30% year over year for the past 2 years. Jim also successfully built the Industrial Business Development platform by increasing Cresa’s client base of Fortune 500 companies.

Between being an accountant for PWC and National Director at Cresa, Jim worked at Alcoa in Internal Audit, Controller’s Office, and Treasury and finally as the Director of Real Estate handling over 500 leases and 150 million square feet.    In addition, he was involved in over $1 billion in lease transactions, $2 billion in property dispositions and $4 billion of property acquisitions of industrial, office, and vacant land.  

Transactions at Alcoa include the sale of a deep water port in Norfolk, VA for over $20 million; Deep Port lease transactions in Port Lavaca, TX for $11 million; Sale of 26 acres in Lancaster, PA of a former aluminum facility that was redeveloped in a retail center for $6 million; Sale of a Hydroelectric Power Plant in North Carolina for over $100 million.

Professional Affiliations

CoreNet: President Pittsburgh Chapter - 2017 - 2018
IAMC Member: 2004 - 2017 & Chair: 2009 to 2010
FDIA: Board member 2014 to 2015 
Alcoa Pittsburgh Federal Credit Union – Secretary
ULI Member: 2018-2019

Professional Achievements

Recipient of the 2008 Excellence in Corporate Real Estate Award presented by Site Search Magazine  
Recipient of the 2002 Leadership Award presented by Site Search Magazine


Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Duquesne University.