US & International Market Report

April 5, 2012

Do you have commercial real estate in other US markets or internationally?  If so, we suggest you contact us for the 2012 Global Market Report produced by NAI Global.  The 150-page Report provides an insider’s view of market conditions and trends in more than 200 commercial real estate markets worldwide including insight into where the real estate opportunities exist.  Using narrative market reports and statistical charts, the report provides market highlights, trends, demographic and business profiles, rental rates, vacancy rates and land prices.

Steve Stroud SIOR, Chairman, NAI Carolantic Realty

Dr. Peter Linneman, NAI Global’s Chief Economist and Principal of Linneman Associates, the leading real estate economics consulting firm, worked with NAI Global to prepare the Outlook portion of the Report.  Linneman Associates also added its expert economic analysis and insights to the detailed local market data from NAI professionals worldwide to deliver the information on commercial real estate costs and market conditions around the world.

For a free copy of the report, please email us at   If we can assist with any current or future real estate requirements anywhere in the world, call us at 919.832.0594.  We look forward to being of service.


C-III Capital Partners Completes Acquisition of NAI Global

January 30, 2012

Jimmy Barnes, SIOR, President of NAI Carolantic Realty

C-III Capital Partners LLC (C-III) announced on January 25th that it had completed its previously announced acquisition of NAI Global, the largest and premier network of independent commercial real estate firms worldwide. C-III is led by CEO Andrew L. Farkas, who founded and was Chairman and CEO of Insignia Financial Group, Inc.  We are very excited about this transaction at NAI Carolantic Realty and believe it will enhance our platform to be the best real estate company in the world.  Our brokers and ultimately our clients will benefit from the additional financial resources, contacts and wealth of knowledge brought to us by C-III.

“The completion of this transaction represents a significant step forward in our strategy to build a fully diversified commercial real estate services company,” said Mr. Farkas. “With the NAI Global acquisition, we are gaining the world’s leading commercial real estate network and a tremendous foundation for future growth.  As we begin a new year, we look forward to partnering with the NAI team to provide enhanced services to the commercial and institutional real estate markets they serve as well as continuing to take advantage of other opportunities to grow and expand our platform.”

“We are thrilled to be joining forces with C-III and excited about the opportunity to deliver an even broader range of services to our members and add greater value to our collective corporate and investment clients. We look forward to tapping into their great resources and expertise to help C-III clients strategically optimize their commercial real estate assets,” said Jeffrey M. Finn, President and CEO of NAI Global. NAI Global will continue to operate as a separate company under its current management.

NAI manages a network of commercial real estate firms comprising 5,000 professionals and 350 offices in the US and 55 countries throughout the world.  NAI’s network members provide a full spectrum of corporate, financial, technology and project management services.

C-III commenced operations with the purchase of Centerline Capital Group’s institutional real estate debt fund management and commercial mortgage loan servicing businesses in March 2010.  Since that time, C-III has successfully launched mortgage origination, investment sales and title insurance businesses, and expanded its principal investment, loan origination, fund management and primary and special loan servicing businesses, including acquiring the special servicing and CDO management businesses of JER Partners in August 2011.  In November 2011, C-III acquired two affiliated multifamily property management businesses – U.S. Residential Group and Pacific West Management – which now operate on a combined basis under the U.S. Residential Group name.

When it Comes to Auction, a Seller Has More Than One Option

September 28, 2011

There clearly is no “one size fits all” when it comes to selling distressed properties.  A commercial real estate broker is truly a partner and advisor to a property owner choosing auction as an alternative method of sale.

No two properties are alike and therefore, no one auction solution fits all. Realizing that different properties lend themselves to a specific accelerating marketing approach, NAI Global has designed a program which offers property owners more than one option. Through the program NAI has developed, NAI Carolantic can offer property owners three distinct auction options: Sealed Bid Auctions, Live Auctions and Online Auctions. Sealed Bid Auctions are suitable for individual properties or portfolios over $500,000; Live Auctions deliver quick results for both residential and commercial properties of all values; and Online Auctions are the best choice for properties that have been previously listed and exposed to the market.

In all cases, auctions provide a sense of urgency for buyers to act. Auctions eliminate drawn out negotiations with a process that typically takes no more than 120 days – start to finish.

Jim Adams, Broker, NAI Carolantic Realty

If you are a property owner considering an alternative to traditional marketing, consider the auction solutions provided by NAI. More information about the program can be obtained by contacting me at, or calling 919.832.0594.