James A. Stewart (Jim) is a principal in the real estate brokerage and appraisal firm of Stewart, Martin and McCoy, LLC, located in Durham, NC. The firm, organized in 2015, is the result of joining forces with two other colleagues to form a full service company. Jim focuses on commercial real estate brokerage. Jim earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1970) and a MBA (2009), both degrees from NC State University. Prior to becoming active in real estate, Jim was employed by IBM Corporation serving in many varied roles in the telecommunications industry, from engineering to marketing. He also served for four years on active duty with the U.S. Army. Jim is active with the NC State University and with the Durham community. He currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of M&F Bank and its parent company, M&F Bancorp, Inc. He also serves as chairman of the Triangle Community Foundation board and has served on the boards of the YMCA of the Triangle and its Durham Advisory Board. He currently serves on the boards of the Emily Krzyzewski Center and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Durham. At the university Jim serves on the African American Advisory Council which he chaired for 6 years and on the university’s Board of Visitors.