James Brune’s passion for real estate dates back to the days when he would spend time with his parents on their weekend projects refurbishing single-family rental houses. He bought his first house when he was in his early 20s and in 2012 turned his passion into a rewarding career. With nearly $13 million of transactions completed in 2012 alone, he was named Douglas Elliman's 'Rookie of the Year'. He is also the founder of BoardPackager, a new secure online platform for residential real estate transactions. It is transforming an inherently nuanced and inefficient process into an easy, fluid way for brokers, applicants, property management and boards of buildings to process property transfers. James has lived in New York City for twelve years in several different neighborhoods; Midtown-East Manhattan, DUMBO and now Clinton Hill.