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Get to know Raphael St. James
Raphael St. James joined Century 21 in July, 2014. His professional experience, localized market knowledge, and dedication to surpassing the wants and needs of his clients attract a special clientele.
Prior to Century 21, Raphael led a successful career in diverse and highly competitive sales and management environments. As Director of Retail Leasing at Massey Knakal, Raphael oversaw the operations of the South Brooklyn retail market.
As a General Manager and Operations Team Leader for Regus, Raphael spent 2 years managing and selling flexible workspace solutions to businesses in the downtown market of Manhattan, helping to oversee 12 business centers and General Managers with over 2000 established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Some of his personal clients at Regus was Kanye West Management Team, JC Penney, Boomagers, Zeebox, and Democracy Inc.
Prior to working with Regus, Raphael managed luxury hotel properties throughout NYC over a 6-year span. Most recent, he helped open The James hotel in SoHo, helping to oversee the front of the house, seamlessly syncing hotel operations with the operations of the ground floor David Burke Kitchen, and the rooftop bar, Jimmy. With stints at the Benjamin Hotel and the Affinia Dumont Hotel, Raphael fine-tuned his management and customer service skills to a degree demanded by the luxury hospitality market in NYC.
Raphael received his Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts at Excelsior College where he graduated Cum Laude. He is an avid networker and an active member of several Chamber of Commerce’s, the Real Estate Board of New York, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.