James F. "Jim" Lucarelli has over 21 years of experience in the Telluride real estate market. In that time he has been named Realtor of the Year twice and served two terms as the President of the Telluride Association of Realtors. In February of 2002 he founded Real Estate Affiliates of Telluride, a company committed to providing quality advice and respectful, professional and personalized service for its clients – buyers, sellers and investors. Real Estate Affiliates of Telluride has quickly become one of the region's top boutique real estate offices.
Prior to starting his own company, Jim worked for three of Telluride's major brokerage houses, acquiring a wide range of experience in the regional real estate market and developing contacts throughout the local business community. With a demonstrated expertise in high-end listings and sales, Jim has always been a top producer who can work with any type of Buyer or property.
In addition to his work as a broker in the Telluride region, Jim has also been involved in construction management and project development, building single-family residences and overseeing the creation of small neighborhoods in Mountain Village and Telluride. In the fall of 2004 his exceptional work in the Telluride region was nationally recognized when he was one of a select group of luxury home agents asked to speak at The Luxury Conclave (TLC), an invitation-only educational and networking event for successful agents from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Great Britain.
Jim takes pride in providing personalized service backed by extensive expertise and is an active members of both the Telluride Association of Realtors and the Montrose Association of Realtors and both Multiple Listing Services (MLS), allowing him to access and introduce clients to any and all of the properties listed in the region or across the western slope.
Jim moved to Telluride in 1990 after a seven-year career on Wall Street. A former Associate Vice President with Citibank and member of the New York Commodities Exchange who traded in gold futures, Jim has a strong investment-oriented background, having worked in both commodities and finance.
For 15 years Jim was an active member of the Telluride Association of Realtors, serving on its Board of Directors from 1995-2010. He is currently the incoming President of the Telluride Ski & Snowboard Club and former President of One to One (Telluride's verions of Big Brothers/Big Sisters). Jim has also served on boards for the West Meadows, the Telluride Pilots Association, Deep Creek Ranches HOA, the Nature Conservancy's local branch and as a member of Telluride's Planning and Zoning Committee. Additionally he is a 15-year member of the Telluride Volunteer Fire Department, having held the titles of Lieutenant and Captain since he joined the organization as a firefighter and ambulance driver in 1996.
A native of Rumson, New Jersey, Jim attended Roanoke College in Virginia. He now lives on Last Dollar Road with his wife, Virginia, and two daughters Thea and Caroline. Virginia is often found at the office answering phones or facilitating just about whatever is happening at the time and is currently an active Board Member of the Telluride Education Foundation. When Jim's not busy selling real estate he can often be found skiing, fishing, hiking, riding his horses, hunting or flying.