A second-generation Houstonian, Jim Rosenfeld acquired a passion and enthusiasm for all aspects of real estate very early in life. Growing up in Sharpstown Country Club Estates, Jim remembers admiring the grand old homes in his grandparents’ Montrose neighborhood and fondly recalls attending open houses and exploring new construction homes with his mother. As a student at the University of Texas, he assisted his parents in building one of the first custom homes in one of Houston’s first master planned communities, Sugar Creek, in Sugar Land.
After graduation from UT with a BBA in finance, Jim became a trust officer at the headquarters of First City National Bank in downtown Houston. He received his Texas real estate license in 1976 while still at First City and began his real estate career working with many of the original developers of townhouse, condominium and residential high-rise projects in the Tanglewood area. Jim eventually founded and was the broker/owner of his own independent real estate firm, San Felipe Properties, which he operated for more than 30 years. As a Realtor with Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, he focuses his business on Houston’s close-in, prominent neighborhoods as well as most of the high-end master planned communities surrounding the metropolitan area.
Jim’s reputation for integrity and character has consistently been the foundation of his business, and his exceptional communication and negotiation skills are complemented by impeccable follow-through and outstanding professionalism. Jim provides clients with up-to-the-minute product and market knowledge, enabling them to make the most informed decisions possible, and includes information on everything from the latest interior design trends to the most recent construction standards. He is dedicated to achieving the highest level of satisfaction for the buyers and sellers involved in every transaction.
Maintaining close rapport with all of his clients nurtures Jim’s decades-long friendships developed from his real estate interactions. His loyal clients and their generous referrals to friends and family have, time after time, been the key to his success and allowed him to proudly serve multiple generations of many Houston families.
A long-time resident of the West University area, Jim is an active member of numerous honorary, underwriting and auction committees for many of Houston’s charitable organizations.
Jim is an investor in many income-producing properties (townhouses, high-rises, apartment complexes, new construction, etc.) in the greater Houston area. His leisure time is spent reading real estate and financial publications including Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Forbes, etc., biographies and non-fiction; gardening; and pursuing his fitness training. He enjoys traveling and makes a point of discovering and exploring luxury communities across the country.