James Kassouf is an internationally recognized real estate developer. Having grown up in Cleveland, Kassouf has been at the helm of various prominent developments in the area. Together James and his family work to deliver quality projects that communities can truly appreciate.
For the past two decades, James Kassouf and his family have bought and redeveloped buildings both in Cleveland and oversees. Natives to the Cleveland area, The Kassoufs have a nearly 40-year history operating parking lots in downtown Cleveland. Most recently, the family has been working on a Class A office tower that has residential, fitness, retail, dining, entertainment and parking components all in one project.The property also includes a 421-space parking garage underneath the complex.
“The idea of bringing something to Cleveland that hasn’t been done before is compelling.”
As a real estate developer, James Kassouf looks for opportunities to revitalize the city, developing recognizable and distinguished properties in his hometown. Apart from his real estate development in Cleveland, James Kassouf also heads International Management Systems. Since 2001, Kassouf has provided management services for companies all over the globe. Together James Kassouf and his team have engaged in over 50 acquisitions and learned how to work in any environment in the world. Their aim is to present to their customers the benefits of working offshore. IMS’s system has innovated the way business is done. James Kassouf and his team allow clients to work anywhere in the world. Providing individuals with knowledge, understanding, and the proper tools to make for a most fulfilling experience.
In 2018, with James Kassouf’s investor group, they joined the Erieview urban renewal project have revitalized the Erieview Urban renewal plans with planning on redevelopment for 12 floors of the first Branded apartments in Cleveland, along with 7 floors of branded full service hotel space. The restaurant located on the 38th floor was the former “top-of-the-town” restaurant which has been in operation for many years, and the 40th-floor outdoor bar is the highest bar in this part of the country.
James and his team are now redeveloping the one million square foot 40-story tower and Galleria, which is the 4th tallest building in Cleveland and the 9th tallest in the state of Ohio. With this project, they hope to be the first branded residential project in Cleveland with a national hotel chain, along with condos and redeveloping the Galleria into a festive shopping & restaurant & entertainment facility, along with office space.