With a background in finance, Jim Spooner has been in the real estate industry for 25 years, working in investment sales, land development, commercial sales and leasing, residential sales and leasing, and more. In 1991, he helped found Siemens Group Realty and has served as a licensed broker for that firm since then. When it comes to Akoya, the Purdue alum says that the sheer value is a huge selling point. “Akoya takes the luxury of an oceanfront building and places it alongside the multi-million dollar amenities of Boca West,” he says. “Units in Akoya are a third of the cost of what it would be if it were on the ocean. So it’s a tremendous value and a great investment.”