About James Cristbrook


Meet James

Managing Partner | Realtor®
James is one of the founders and owners of Shain Park, REALTORS® in Birmingham, Michigan. James’ experience in real estate includes being Director of Education and Events for a global brokerage; founder and educator at the Real Estate Institute of Michigan; former local network and state president of the Michigan Women’s Council of Realtors®; 2021 Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors® Past President; 2023 Michigan Realtors® Equal Opportunity and Fair Housing Committee; 2023 National Association of Realtors® Diversity Committee Vice; NAR Fair DEI&B Delegate, the Greater Realtors® Foundation founding member; Greater Detroit LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance founding member; a certified real estate Continuing Education and Realtor® Code of Ethics instructor, NAR certified At Home With Diversity and  Bias Override Experience course instructor, coach, and mentor. James has been a successful REALTOR for over 18 years ranking in the highest percentile of all real estate professionals nationwide and ranking 11th of all REALTORS in North America with his former company. James carries the NAR ABR Designation and the At Home With Diversity certification. James is also a proud Major Investor in the Realtors® Political Action Committee (RPAC).

While guiding and directing the agents at Shain Park, REALTORS®, James enjoys his positions as a Director on the Oakland County Economic Development Corporation and past president of BRAVO, the performing arts board at Cranbrook Educational Community. James is very proud to lead the GMAR campaign and fundraising efforts to support Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs raising over 125K to date. He has also been a speaker, panelist, and moderator at many real estate events, conferences, and symposiums across the country.

James is an engaging, charismatic leader and speaker who never fails to receive a positive response from his community and industry. He is an accomplished singer, skater, and actor having begun his career as a performer for Walt Disney Productions and Walt Disney’s World On Ice.

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