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James Kogut
Douglas Elliman


James originally comes from Upstate New York in the suburbs outside Syracuse. After earning his Bachelor of Science at Binghamton University, where he studied Finance and Business, he continued his trend downstate to finally settle into the fastest moving real estate market in the world, Manhattan. He brings the energy, strong attention to detail, and consistent follow through to help his clients navigate one of the most complex and challenging parts of being a New Yorker. James does not rest until he has found you the perfect home.

   When he’s not in the office or out with a client, James can be found playing basketball or football in any of the several New York City leagues he participates in. He’s regularly scouting through all of Manhattan to keep tabs on the bar and restaurant scene so he can always provide his clients with tips on the best places to experience.

  Feel free to call, text, or e-mail with any questions. James and his team are always willing to help out a potential new neighbor.

Renter Reviews of James


Michaela ****

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He was very responsive with all emails and texts. He kept us updated if there was any activity on the apartment that we were hoping for. As first time NYC renters, he was knowledgeable about the different neighborhoods, requirements for rental approval, and our needs/wants in an apartment. After the lease was signed, he even went back to take measurements so we could begin buying furniture. He did his best to make the process as easy as possible. Overall great broker and HIGHLY recommend him!

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Jenna ****

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James is a fantastic real estate agent. He responds quickly to inquiries, and will go above and beyond to help you find the perfect apartment. Unlike some brokers who try to pressure you, James is kind, and patiently and guides you through the crazy NYC real estate market. Though he showed us many great apartments over a long period of time, we didn't end up renting through him but would have been happy to. I will definitely be using him again if I decide to move in the future. I highly recommend him.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

James's Apartments

$2,250 Midtown East
Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Pre War
~ 6 Hours since update Verified
$2,350 Midtown East
400 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Pre War
~ 6 Hours since update Verified
$2,425 Kips Bay
1BR, 1BA
Pets Allowed, Pre War
~ 6 Hours since update
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James's Specialties


Clinton, East Village, Gramercy Park, Hell's Kitchen, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Midtown East, Murray Hill, Upper East Side, Upper West Side