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James R. Cote

Mr. Cote is one of the most experienced professionals in the real estate auction industry, having participated in the sale of over $800 million worth of properties and notes of nearly every asset class on a national basis, utilizing various structured and accelerated disposition methods. He has sold commercial and residential real estate including multifamily, office, industrial, hospitality, golf course, development, retail and special use properties on behalf of high profile clients such as JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Santander, Prudential, Wells Fargo, Northern Trust, Fifth Third Bank, ING/Clarion, iStar Financial, Alcoa, Tyco, Ameren, American Greetings, the State of Illinois and People’s Bank.  Prior to becoming Managing Director at Madison Hawk, Jamie held senior project management and business development positions at a national real estate auction firm for over 10 years, where he was not only instrumental the execution of many of the company’s largest auction but also in implementing technological changes to the processes and methods of executing successful sales.  He has been a critical element in the sale of hundreds of millions dollars worth of bankruptcy transactions representing both debtors and secured creditors, worked with financial institutions in working out problematic loans and assisted corporate clients with the sale of their surplus real estate.

“Mr. Cote is one of the most experienced professionals in the real estate auction industry, having participated in the sale of over $800 million worth of properties and notes of nearly every asset class on a national basis”

Mr. Cote has a Bachelors of Science degree with a concentration in Business from the University of Illinois. He is an active member of the Turnaround Management Association, serving as the Co-Chair for the Chicago NextGen Committee and leads the Global NextGen Communication committee.  Mr. Cote holds real estate broker and salesperson licenses in nine states.  Jamie contributes his time to many local organizations including National Kidney Foundation, HighSight and The First Tee of Chicago.