Casandra Properties Real Estate PodcastJames Prendamano, CEO

James Prendamano

Awards & Appointments

CoStar Power Broker 2018-2019

Staten Island Power 100

City's 50 Most Influential by "City & State" 2016-2019

20 Under 40 SIEDC Leadership Award

e-Pro Certified

Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Board

Director of NYCIDA Board

Member of Build NYC Board

Board of Director Central Family Life Center

Co-Founder of Capex Funding NYC

James' Recent Highlights

Empire Outlets - Exclusive leasing representative and has successfully negotiated every lease on site.  He also served  as the project consultant.  Empire Outlets,  NYC's Only Outlet.  A Landmark of Retail Opportunity.  This world-class shopping destination is located at the base of the St. George Ferry Terminal, a 20 minute free ferry ride from Manhattan. 

South Shore Commons - Listed and sold for a record $41m.  Subsequently have been hired as the projects exclusive leasing agent and consultant.  In the past year, I have successfully negotiated nearly a dozen extensions and six new leases bringing the center to almost 100% occupancy.  

James Prendamano is the CEO for Casandra Properties, Staten Island’s premier real estate firm. For over 20 years, with his trademark enthusiasm, creativity, and leadership  James has shepherded the completion of transformative projects, including major initiatives reshaping Staten Island’s commercial real estate landscape.

In 2019, James received two appointments from Staten Island Borough President James Oddo and NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio to serve as a director on the NYC IDA board and to serve as a member on the Build NYC board. 

James served as the exclusive leasing agent, marketing representative and development consultant for Empire Outlets (EO), New York City's only retail outlet. He was  instrumental in ushering this immense project through New York City’s Uniform Land Use Review Process. Some of the bigger deals he's inked at EO include Nike, Nordstrom Rack and H&M to Staten Island’s north shore.

James served as the developer’s representative and consultant in the acquisition and planned development of URBY, Staten Island. The parcel, a former U.S. Navy Homeport site, was held by the New York Economic Development Corporation. James sold it for the city.  He was instrumental in the planning, approvals, and leasing of URBY, which is the island’s largest mixed-use project.

In 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019 James was named one of Staten Island’s 50 most influential people by “City & State”. Casandra Properties was named one of New York City’s top 10 boutique real estate firms by the “Commercial Observer” and won the “Top 31 Business Award” in 2017 by the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation.

Over his career, James has closed countless residential units, mixed use buildings, retail and office leases. His expertise in project planning / design, large scale acquisition, ULURP approval consultation and retail leasing is unmatched. 

His consulting clients include the biggest developers on the island, and his is the only name people use when recommending a strategic development partner. 

Under his leadership, Casandra Properties, has grown from a small boutique firm to a household name.  

James’ clients include Goldman Sachs, BFC Partners, and IronState Developers. Some of his recently brokered deals include Gap, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Walgreens, and Starbucks.

James serves on the board of Staten Island Chamber of Commerce; as a cabinet member for the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation, and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and various Real Estate Associations. He serves on the board of directors CFLC (Central Family Life Center). James is also a recipient of the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation’s 20 under 40 Leadership Award.