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141 East Town Street, Suite 310, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Meet The Team

Sam Koon

Chief Executive Officer


Sam is a founding partner of Koon Property Group, LLC, and currently serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Broker of Record. He has nearly 45 years of experience in the real estate business as an appraiser, developer, consultant, and licensed real estate broker. Sam leads and oversees the firm’s development, investment, acquisition, and sales/leasing efforts. He works closely with his development and brokerage teams, giving vision to each project and directing site analyses and acquisitions, pre-development strategies, leasing, sales, and finance. Previously, Sam founded Calgary Realty, Ltd., a commercial real estate brokerage firm that was active through 2021 before consolidating brokerage efforts under Koon Property Group.  Sam also founded Samuel D.  Koon & Associates, Ltd., an active commercial real estate appraisal firm, in 1997 and serves as its President.  Motivated by a passion to serve clients with honesty and integrity by providing the most cost-effective solutions to their problems, Sam leads a full-service real estate appraisal and consulting firm that has serviced hundreds of clients, ranging from lending institutions to government entities and a wide variety of public and private clients throughout Ohio and the United States.  Sam grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and currently lives in Bexley with his wife, Sharon.

Real Estate Education
  • Completed credit requirements for Courses 101, 201, and R2 sponsored by the Society of Real Estate Appraisers
  • Completed credit requirements for Courses 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 6, 8 and Standard of Professional Practice sponsored by the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers
  • Completed credit requirements for Courses 503 and 22L sponsored by the Real Estate Securities and Syndication Institute
  • Continuing Education in Real Estate Appraisal, Appraisal Institute, Fundamentals of Separating Real Property, Personal Property, and Intangible Business Assets
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Real Estate and Finance, The Ohio State University, 1977
  • Master of Business Administration Degree with a Real Estate Major, The Ohio State University, 1983
Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Appraisal Institute, MAI Designation
  • President, Columbus Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, 1991
  • Broker Member, Columbus Board of Realtors
  • Graduate of the Realtors’ Institute, Ohio Association of Realtors
  • Member, Society of Real Estate Appraisers’ Young Advisory Council, 1982, 1983, and 1984

James Koon



James is a founding partner of Koon Property Group, LLC, and serves as President. He began his dual real estate career in 2010 as a commercial real estate appraiser for Samuel D. Koon and Associates, Ltd., and as a licensed sales and leasing agent for Calgary Realty, Ltd. With his experience at these firms, he developed a strong understanding of value creation. In 2015, James worked at Newmark Knight Frank (previously Continental Realty) as a full-time commercial real estate leasing and sales agent focusing on investment and hospitality sales throughout the Midwest. In 2018, he began his development career with Northstar Realty, LLC, focusing on ground-up retail development throughout the state of Ohio. In 2021, he returned to his original roots, forming Koon Property Group, LLC, in a partnership with his father, Samuel Koon.  James focuses on the company’s new developments including site selection, acquisitions, dispositions, planning/zoning approvals, project financing, and construction oversight. Working with diverse teams of architects, engineers, contractors, and clients, James is able to coordinate the various professionals to ensure a successful project. He prides himself on and has a passion for identifying on and off-market sites for new developments to serve specific client needs. James also oversees the brokerage team operations including representation of buyers, sellers, tenants, and landlords in commercial real estate transactions.

James is a 2010 graduate of Capital University, holding a bachelor’s degree in Business Leadership and Management, where he played four years of varsity golf.  He is a current resident of New Albany, Ohio, where he resides with his wife Katherine.