James F. "Jim" Lucarelli has over 28 years of experience in the Telluride real estate market. He is the only person who has been named Telluride Association of Realtor’s Realtor of the Year three times. 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 is currently 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 member 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. Jim is currently on the board of the Telluride Ski & Snowboard Club and the Telluride Fire Protection District. He is the former President of One to One (Telluride's version of Big Brothers/Big Sisters) and served on the Telluride Association of Realtors Board of directors for 18 years before stepping aside in 2016. He 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. He is also a retired member of the Telluride Volunteer Fire Department, having held the titles of Lieutenant and Captain prior to retiring after 20 years of service.
A native of Rumson, New Jersey, Jim attended Roanoke College in Virginia. He now lives on Deep Creek Ranch with his wife, Virginia, and two daughters. When he's not busy selling real estate he can often be found flying, fishing, hiking, riding his horses, hunting or skiing.