3168 Lexington Avenue N
Shoreview, MN 55126
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James Sipprell 

I am a senior finance professional with a broad range of experience, proven strengths in financial, operational, and team leadership, and a niche expertise in real estate.  My knowledge stems from more than 13 years of experience in the restaurant industry, where I wore many hats and learned the true meaning of “doing what it takes to get the job done.”  I hired and managed teams, analyzed markets, controlled costs, and proved my ability to sustain profitable business—even in the toughest of economic climates.

Along the way, I acquired responsibilities and knowledge in real estate acquisition and management, found my true passion, and soon earned my broker’s license.  Now, in addition to my current role as a corporate Real Estate Accounting Manager, I maintain a personal real estate business in which I consult on residential real estate.

The key to my success lies in few core skills …

I have been told that I have a natural gift for customer service and react in a way that reverses conflict, enhances team performance, and improves productivity.  Years in the restaurant industry taught me how to immediately build rapport, quickly solve problems, and continuously satisfy customers.  I am comfortable communicating with all levels of people, and consider myself an expert listener.  Building genuine relationships is a priority in all areas of my professional life.

I can prioritize and complete multiple tasks under high pressure and strict timelines.  For St. Paul Development Corporation, I effectively filled three distinct roles, and was eventually replaced by several highly skilled professionals.  Six-day work weeks are my norm!

Additionally, I have developed a diverse skill set that can be effectively applied to all aspects of general business management.  I have managed accounting, marketing, and human resources functions, and I understand the laws and conversations that govern business.

Providential Properties


2010 - Present

– Drives all residential real estate processes such as securing clients, assessing needs, identifying properties, assessing market value, marketing properties, negotiating terms, coordinating support teams, and closing sales.

–Provide online information and insight on market trends and property values throughout the Twin Cities commercial real estate market.

–Serve as a Senior Real Estate Specialist, uniquely qualified to advise and assist senior citizens in the sales and purchase of residential property. Collaborate throughout a network of professionals including estate planners, CPAs, and eldercare lawyers, as well as community resource groups and counselors to effectively manage managed financial, legal, and emotional issues that accompany the transaction.

–Combine expertise and compassion to understand unique client needs and find best-possible solutions.


–Closes 3-6 residential sales annually.

–Leverage technical capabilities to create one-of-a-kind marketing videos that showcase properties, as well as provide sales strategies, market updates, and other realtor advice.

–Proven ability to garner #1 property placement on Google through video marketing.



Licensed Real Estate Broker

Minnesota Notary Public License

Professional Associations

Member, Minneapolis Association of Realtors

Member, Senior Real Estate Specialists

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