Jim BuusPresident JBC Commercial Real Estate
Jim is a Fargo, ND native and graduate of North Dakota State University. He has enjoyed a nearly 30-year career in a variety of community development and commercial real estate ventures. He was affiliated with Fargo based GOLDMARK Commercial, the largest commercial brokerage firm in the region, for 23 years concluding his tenure there having served as President and Managing Broker. In late 2019 he started JBC Commercial Real Estate.
In his free time Jim and his wife enjoy spending time with friends and family at their lake home, traveling and NDSU athletics. He is also involved in a variety of business ventures and community involvement. He currently serves on the boards of Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation, NDSU Research & Technology Park, 701 Angel Fund and the City of Fargo Tax Exempt Review Committee.
In the Summer of 2019, a group of veteran commercial real estate professionals, led by Jim Buus and Lori Ibach, left GOLDMARK Commercial Real Estate to form JBC Commercial Real Estate. Jim Buus had been serving as GOLDMARK Commercial’s President and was also a part-owner. Buus, Ibach and five other veteran agents and administrative staff left together. Additionally, Dovetail Development LLC, owned by Elissa Novotny, which had been collocated within GOLDMARK Commercial, left to collocate with JBC Commercial.
JBC Commercial is owned by Jim Buus and Lori Ibach; the two have a combined 50 years of experience. For a variety of reasons, the team felt there was an opportunity in the market to conduct commercial real estate in a different way than they had been doing, a style that features less conflicts of interest, more collaboration amongst the stakeholders and more integration with the overall brokerage, design and development process.
In addition to being commercial real estate leaders, the JBC Commercial team prides itself on active community involvement and leadership.
Team members are involved and participative in a myriad of local organizations such as the West Fargo Youth Hockey Association, North Dakota State University, Bison Football Players Association, NDSU Team Makers, TNT Kids Fitness, Vitalant Blood Services as well as respected business groups such as various chambers of commerce, Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation, Moorhead Business Association and the Executives Club of Fargo Moorhead.