five-star service

We've sold, leased, managed, appraised or counseled regarding real property for:



Rockwell International

Marriott Hotels 

Provident National Bank of Philadelphia

PA Power & Light Co. 

Harris Savings Association

L.B. Smith, Inc. 

Commonwealth National Bank

International Paper Co. 

John E. Benz Company

Continental Bank/Phil. 

Consolidated Rail Corp.(ConRail)

Reading Railroad 

REA Express Company

Metropolitan Edison Co. 

Heitman Mortgage Investors of Chicago

UGI Corporation 

J.B.T.J. Associates

N.W. Mutual Life Ins.Co. 

Bernardi Bros.

Snow Shed, Inc. 

AMP, Inc

HERCO/Hershey Foods 

USF&G Company

E.I. Dupont de Nemours 

Select Medical

Bearings Inc. 

GTE Data Systems

Earl B. Lehman Volvo/Saab 

Pitt-Ohio Express

Purina Mills, Inc. 

MCI Telecommunications

PA Economy League 

PA Food Brokers

First Commercial Develop. Co. 

Hempt Bros.

Union Deposit Corporation 

Alexander Prop., Inc.

PA AAA Federation 

Double M Development Co.

Hackman Equities 

Central Business Systems

Abraxas Group 

KCI Therapeutic Services, Inc.

Saul Ewing, Attorneys

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, Attorneys

Associated Petroleum Institute 

Harrisburg Hospital

Managed Care Association of PA 

St. John Holdings, Inc.

Exxon Corporation 

Klett, Rooney, Lieber, & Schorling

The McNaughton Companies 

Milliron & Associates

Wodjak & Associates 

Midlantic Bank

Pennsylvania State University 

W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Andes & Vaughen, Attorneys 

Caldwell & Kearns, Attorneys

Cooper Aviation, Inc 

American Messenger Services

George Wolfe & Associates  

Pennsylvanian’s for Effective Government

Duquense Light 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Nationwide Insurance Co. 

Pennsylvania Garages, Inc.

Toensmier Adjustment Co. 

K.T. Wade Development Company Pennsylvania National Insurance Co. 

Rhoads & Sinon, Attorneys

W. J. Hawkins & Associates 

Dauphin Electrical Supply Co.

Reliable Office Equipment 

Capitol Property Management, Inc.

GoodYear Tire & Rubber Co. 

Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg

David’s Furniture 

Modern Lift of Pennsylvania

Brown Shultz, Accountants 

Pennsylvania Builder’s Association Pennsylvania National Insurance Co. 

OccuSystems, Inc.

Szeles Development Co. 

Delancey Investment Group

Gatter and Diehl 

Pennsylvania National Insurance Company

Singel and Associates 

McNees, Wallace and Nurick, Attorneys

Harrisburg Hospital 

Bankers Life & Casualty Co.

Motorola Co. 


PA Envirothon 

Stevens & Lee, PC

Market Square Plaza, LLC 

PNC Bank

Smith Land & Improvement Corporation 

National Association of Realtors® 

Adephia Communications 

Michael A. Serlucco

Wolf Realty Associates 

Presbyterian Homes, Inc. (PHI)

Exit 24, LLP 

Liberty Property Trust 

Alpha Benefits Group 

Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® 

Jan Myers & Associates 

Alcove Counseling Services 

Black & Decker

Franks Nursery & Crafts 

Pennsylvania Legal Services

Stock Supply Company 

CRA Mortgage Services

Intrepid, USA 


Susan M. Shanaman, Esquire 

United States Army Corp of Engineers

US Airforce 

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania

SW Thomas Consulting 

CRA Collections

Alcove Counseling Services, Inc. 

PA Legislative Services 

Pennsylvania Association of Milk Dealers 

Feinburg-Shopp, Attorneys 

Barley, Snyder and Senft, Attorneys 

Cognitive Learning Systems, Inc.

Global Awakenings, Incorporated 

Hot Shot Services, Inc. d/b/a Java Brew

Kelly and Murphy, Attorneys 

Pennsylvania Emergency Health Systems Council, Inc. 

Alpha Benefits Administrators, LLC 

Board of Directors, City Trust – Estate of Stephen Girard 


J.D. Eckman, Inc.

Pion, Nerone, Girman, Winslow & Smith, P.C.  

Penn Hershey Sports Center 

Joseph A. Keane 

Conrad O’Brien, Attorneys at Law

Dr. Carney Shenk 

Mr. Delmont Sunderland

Evanoff Family Trust 

Crosby Family Properties 

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania American Water 

Dr. and Mrs. Randolph Greber 

Pennsylvania Bar Association & Foundation 

Team Pennsylvania Foundation

Powell, Trachtman, Logan, Carrle  

Pennsylvania Builders Association & Lombardo, P.C. 

Pennsylvania United Way

Proctor & Gamble Co., Inc. 

Wolf Realty Associates, LLC

Fraternal Order of Police/PA Offices 

Eagle Systems, Inc.

United Way of Pennsylvania 

Evanoff Family Trust 

Pamela Purdy, Attorney

What Our Clients Say

"Jim has been an asset to Smith Land & Improvement Corporation’s commercial real estate development for nearly fifteen years. His industry knowledge and regional influence have been a potent source of long-term leasing arrangements for us. In this challenging economy, having an individual who is deal-smart, collaborative, and relationship-focused is a competitive advantage. Where a business decides to establish its address sends a powerful first impression. Jim has helped companies of every size and industry choose our properties as the best sites to ground and grow their business."

Richard E. Jordan II, CEO and Chairman of Board, Smith Land & Improvement Corp.


"Wolf Realty has had a real estate business relationship with Jim since 2002, beginning with an office building purchase in 2002. He has managed our property in the Mechanicsburg / Camp Hill area in a systematic manner since that time. By that I mean he not only communicates with our tenants but knows them all on a first name basis. This has facilitated lease negotiations as well as performing necessary maintenance details. I have found Jim to be a candid individual even when the news wasn't good. We look forward to a continuing business relationship with him."

Herb Wolf, Managing General Partner Wolf Realty Associates


"I’ve known Jim for nearly 40 years. He has helped me with land development and with his brokerage services. One of the quotes I live by in business is "Prior Planning Precludes Pitifully Poor Performance". As my broker I know I can depend on Jim’s information and planning with confidence. He does his homework so there are no unexpected surprises. He is knowledgeable and is best known for his integrity. As a former Realtor® for over 30 years and now a developer/landlord of medical office buildings I’ve worked with lots of real estate brokers. Jim can be trusted to go beyond what is expected and always does what he says he is going to do."

Chet Snavely, President, Anchor Development 


"I have known Jim, as a hard working Realtor®, for more than 20 years. He is a gentleman of the utmost honesty and integrity.” 

Guy Matteo, GRI, SRES, Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® President, 2011


"Jim Helsel is a very attentive Property Manager. Marcia Bender has worked with Jim since 2003 and Gina Fritzinger has worked with him since 2009. When we have an issue, he takes care to get the situation resolved in a timely manner. In his communications with us, Jim is always respectful, courteous, and friendly. His style of management is very flexible and he works with us to make our workplace a comfortable environment to suit our needs."

Marcia Bender and Gina Fritzinger,
Pennsylvania State Education Association