James "Jim" Knapp


Alex MacWilliam Real Estate

Real Estate Agency Vero Beach, FL | Alex MacWilliam Real Estate

Alex MacWilliam Real Estate has, since 1949, been the company buyers and sellers have turned to for Vero Beach, FL real estate. When the company opened for business, by Alex MacWilliam, Jr., we were one of only four realty firms in all Indian River County. The MacWilliam family has a deep-rooted history in Vero Beach, beginning in the 1920s when Alex MacWilliam Sr. moved here to oversee the construction of the Riomar community and then later served as mayor of Vero Beach for a 20-year tenure. This long history gives us a unique perspective and expertise on the local real estate market. 

Known for specializing in the sale of single family homes and condominiums, our team of professionals sell property in all facets of the real estate marketplace providing only the finest service based on a philosophy of integrity and respect for clients. Whether it is lifestyle communities, oceanfront, riverfront or golf course properties, affordable homes or foreclosures, or commercial properties, our agents can do it all while upholding Alex MacWilliam Real Estate’s reputation of… Integrity • Service • Professionalism • Results

About James "Jim" Knapp

Jim specializes in barrier island homes and condominiums from the Sebastian Inlet, south through

Windsor, Orchid, John's Island, Indian River Shores, Vero Beach, south beach, the Moorings area and North Hutchinson Island, a 27 mile coastal paradise between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway (Indian River).

In June 2009, CNNMoney.com reported Vero Beach as "the most undervalued metro area in the nation." (Check the link on my website).

Previously, Vero has been reported as "the Best Small Town in Florida. Indian River County and Vero Beach are uniquely located just on the edge of the tropics without the congestion of south Florida From the oak tree canopied island with miles of unspoiled beaches, endless boating opportunities, low-rise construction, strict zoning controls, abundant cultural resources, walking trails and environmental preserves, Vero Beach is on the map in a good way.

Jim and his wife, Janet, raised two children in Vero Beach from pre-school forward. Both attended Beachland Elementary (public) and the private Saint Edwards School, providing them with a good foundation for success in college and beyond. Both have since graduated from college and call Vero Beach home.

Jim is a 23 year resident of Vero Beach, marketing homes for buyers and sellers for Alex MacWilliam, Inc. Real Estate the past 12 years. He specializes in providing high quality professional services to buyers and sellers having been involved in real estate and banking for 30 years. He worked for Chase Manhattan in NY for 11 years and another 10 years with a local financial institution. Market and transaction knowledge, confidentiality, integrity and the thrill of the hunt for the right property are what drive Jim to help his clients succeed. If the client succeeds, Jim succeeds. Jim is a graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY (also where his daughter graduated from in 2003) His son is a 2007 graduate of Union College, Schenectady, NY Janet is a graduate of Syracuse University.