Eugene James is the Atlanta and Nashville regional director for Metrostudy. He has 29 years of real estate experience including advising home builders, developers, lenders and equity investors as well as state and local governments on multiple housing related issues.
Previously, Eugene was the former Chief Appraiser for DeKalb and Fulton County Tax Assessors offices in Georgia. While in the private sector he helped to reappraise Gwinnett County as well Long Island, New York and portions of Ohio.
James currently serves as a board member for the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, and for HomeAid Atlanta, a non-profit providing housing for homeless women and children. Eugene is a frequently requested speaker at real estate industry events including universities, homebuilder associations and financial institutions. He has been quoted as a real estate expert through the years in many different outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, NBC news, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and others, and has been called one of Atlanta’s most influential people in real estate for the past several years. In 2012, Eugene was named associate of the year for the Atlanta Home Builders Association.
Eugene graduated from the University of the District of Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, is a licensed real estate broker and a real estate appraiser. Eugene is affiliated with numerous professional real estate organizations, volunteers with the Boy Scouts, serves as an advisor for a church youth department and is a basketball and soccer coach. Eugene is married and has two school-aged children.