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Top Agent Deborah James changed the landscape in Monmouth County, NJ by introducing a new level of luxury living at the Jersey Shore.

A lifestyle that ended up generating significant revenue for the city of Long Branch and the surrounding towns.

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Over 20 years of new construction residential investment real estate experience with a broad focus on waterfront development. 


Spearheaded the first major redevelopment project in Long Branch, NJ.  Researched and acquired six lots, secured a 10-year tax abatement, and assembled the architectural, construction and design teams.

Highly experienced in branding and strategic marketing of luxury new waterfront development projects. Scripting commercials and hosting virtual tours. Training and leading internal and external sales team in customer relations providing the highest level of service along with selling at unprecedented price points.

Changed the landscape on the Jersey Shore by positioning South Beach as the Premier Project. Sold over 51% of the project without a finished sales model. Principle contact in writing contracts and guiding buyers through the attorney review process to closing. 


Developed sales and marketing strategies to position, market, brand and sell luxury new construction waterfront properties. Closed 42M in new contracts in 2 years. Sold out the 85+ Million Dollar project in 2021 with South Beach resales starting in 2022 hitting 25 to 40% appreciation.

Branding the development of Southbank At The Navesink in Red Bank, sold 90% of the project since groundbreaking. 


Spearheading the positioning of branding and sales for Brant Point Atlantic Highlands, sixteen Nantucket Modern style homes all with water views and the Manhattan skyline in the distance. 


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Marketing from MSU. Master of Science from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Doctoral leadership and business studies at Seton Hall University. Avid art collector, golfer, and tennis player. Affiliations include Million Dollar Club Platinum Level, Million Dollar Excellence Club Member. Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions Diamond Preferred Agent. 

Columbia University Club of New Jersey and New York. Society of Professional Journalists, AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), Featured Cover Agent for Top Agent Magazine National/International Issue June 2022, & Sept. 2023.  Featured in The NY Times as 1 of the Elite 100 Agents in the country July 2023. 


American Dream TV Host - Emmy Nominated National Television Show. Produce and host segments based on positive stories related to communities, lifestyle and real estate in Monmouth County, NJ & the Gold Coast. 

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CALL: 203-258-3398

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