James G. Houlihan, a longtime resident of Bronxville, NY and Palm Beach, Florida, passed away on March 2nd, 2019 at the age of 95. James G. Houlihan was born in Manhattan in 1923, was the only child of James A. Houlihan and Genevieve McConnell Houlihan.
Houlihan graduated from Manhattan College in 1947 and received his Master’s degree in Real Estate in1948 from Columbia University School of Business. He was in the first group of students to obtain their MBA in Urban Land Economics.
Houlihan started his first job in the real estate business in 1948 with Leonard Beck, advisor to the Rockefeller and Astor families. He joined his family’s Real Estate business in 1955 and was a Partner from 1960 – 2017 in Houlihan-Parnes Realtors, LLC. In 1960, he was elected President of the Bronx Board of Realtors. In 1964, at age 41, he was elected President of the New York State Association of Realtors and in 1966 he was elected Regional Vice President of the National Association of Realtors. Houlihan also served as Chairman of the prestigious Finance Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York.
On March 17, 1967, Houlihan and his cousin Dan merged their business with Howard Parnes, a successful broker and real estate investor and Houlihan-Parnes Realtors, LLC was created.
In 2004 he published a book called “A Hitch In Hell, An Account of My U.S. Army Service in World War II”.