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James E. Buddrus

Executive Vice President Managing Principal

Background & Experience

Jim joined Swearingen (“SRG”) in 1981 as a specialist in tenant representation.  He quickly became one of the most successful brokers in the company, earning recognition as a top producer for the last 30 years.  As Executive Vice President, and one of three Managing Principals, he develops and directs the strategic activities of the company, while remaining active in brokerage.


Jim has specialized in representing major corporations in leasing, build-to-suits, building purchases, dispositions, strategic planning, development consultations and other facility-related transactions.  He has:

  • Negotiated transactions in just about every major market across North America.
  • A strong user-oriented approach to providing client service and is committed to achieving each client’s long- and short-term objectives by sound strategy development and maximizing current real estate market conditions and non-profit.
  • Broad exposure to a variety of markets including healthcare, insurance, banking, finance, legal, call centers and non-profit.
  • Thirty-plus years of real estate experience which affords his clients specialization in all facets of real estate transactions including local, regional, national and international account management and intricate negotiations concentrating on flexible options and financial/tax abatement incentives.


Professional Affiliations & Designations

  • Member of the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR)
  • Member of The CORE Network
  • Has served on the boards of many non-profit organizations, including March of Dimes, East Dallas Preservation Society, Dallas Audubon Society, and is currently serving on the Board of the Family Place.


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