NAI Global Featured in CCIM’s March/April issue of Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine

In the most recent edition of CCIM’s Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine, Jay Olshonsky, President of NAI Global, was featured discussing the importance of CCIM education and the benefits of a CCIM designation. The CCIM designation is a professional designation awarded by the CCIM Institute upon completing the required courses offered by the CCIM Institute. Currently, more than 9,500 individuals hold a CCIM designation and approximately 4,000 candidates are in the process of pursuing it.

NAI Global considers CCIM education as a vital component to the professional development structure for its worldwide independent and owner-operated network. What separates CCIM education from other commercial real estate education programs around the world are their instructors, all of whom are active industry practitioners with decades of experience and expertise in the continuously changing global real estate market. “They bring market insight, real-world experience and the best practices to their courses. When they teach the courses, they demonstrate how the concepts can be applied to specific properties and situations,” notes Olshonsky.

NAI Global members who have earned the CCIM designation have a distinctive competitive advantage in the marketplace over their competitors. Olshonsky states “The designation assures potential clients that we have a common platform for training and education, which provides a high level of consistent service delivery from market to market.” The skills and practices learned through CCIM’s CI 101 and CI 102 courses are the most useful for providing a foundation for success in commercial investment real estate. “CCIM courses give our members a clear advantage. In-depth market knowledge augmented by an ability to analyze trends and cash flows provides clients with a powerful resource in NAI brokers that hold the CCIM designation,” Olshonsky concluded.

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NAI Global President Jay Olshonsky Earns SIOR Designation

NAI Global, the world’s largest, most powerful network of owner-operated commercial real estate firms, announced today that its President, Jay Olshonsky, has earned the Executive Manager SIOR designation from the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors ®, the leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association. The prestigious SIOR designation is a professional symbol of the highest level of knowledge, production and ethics in the real estate industry.

“The SIOR designation signifies professional excellence and a high degree of education and training,” said Olshonsky. “NAI Global encourages individuals at our Member firms to earn the SIOR designation and take advantage of the educational and professional development programs and services SIOR offers. Our goal is to increase the number of SIOR-designated professionals in the NAI network, and I am glad for the opportunity to lead by example.”

Criteria for the Executive Manager designation include formal endorsements from two active individual members, completion of SIOR’s course on ethical principles and standards of professional practice, and a minimum of 10 years of experience managing more than 100 brokers in three or more locations or have oversight responsibility of a commercial real estate network. The NAI Global network includes 5,000 brokers worldwide.

With 3,000 members in more than 630 cities in 34 countries, SIOR represents today’s most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists. Real estate professionals who have earned the SIOR designation are recognized by corporate real estate executives, commercial real estate brokers, agents, lenders, and other real estate professionals as the most capable and experienced brokerage practitioners in any market. SIOR designees can hold the following specialty designations: industrial, office, sales manager, executive manager, or advisory service.

About NAI Global

NAI Global provides a full-range of corporate real estate services, including brokerage and leasing, property and facilities management, real estate investment and capital market services, due diligence, global supply chain consulting and related advisory services. NAI Global Member firms, leaders in their local markets, are actively managed to work in unison and provide clients with exceptional solutions to their commercial real estate needs. Founded in 1978, today NAI Global Member firms span 55 countries, with 400 offices and more than 5,000 local market experts on the ground, completing $55 billion of transactions annually. Supported by the central resources of the NAI Global organization, Member firms deliver market-leading services locally and combine their in-market strengths to form a powerful bond of insights and execution for clients with multi-market challenges.

NAI Global was acquired in 2012 by C-III Capital Partners, a commercial real estate services company engaged in a broad range of activities, including primary and special loan servicing, loan origination, fund management, CDO management, principal investment, title services and multifamily property management.

To learn more, visit www.naiglobal.com.

Ryan Miller Joins NAI Global as Executive Vice President

NAI Global, the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms, is pleased to announce that Ryan Miller joined the firm as executive vice president, responsible for the Eastern region of North America. In this role, Ryan will serve as the in-market resource to drive business to and with NAI Member firms in this area. It is a new position that was created to expand NAI Global’s capabilities and enhance Member services.

“Ryan’s track record of demonstrated success is an asset to our organization and our clients,” said Jay Olshonsky, President of NAI Global. “His in-depth knowledge of commercial real estate, and his multi-market experience in client service, including leasing, acquisition and advisory, will help our Members grow their business in this region.”

Based in Pittsburgh, he will also facilitate transactions in that market on behalf of NAI Member firms. He will serve as the NAI Global staff advisor to the Retail Council. The NAI Global Councils focus on elevating the professional competency of its Members and ensuring consistent service delivery across the network.

Ryan brings a decade of experience from CBRE in McLean, VA, where he held several positions of increased responsibility, most recently as First Vice President, managing multi-market accounts for national clients. He completed more than 230 transactions totaling over $550,000,000 in aggregate deal value. He founded the CBRE Associate Broker Office Network, and was selected by senior management to serve on the CBRE Americas Presidents Advisory Council. He was featured in Bisnow’s list of the Top 35 Under 35 in Commercial Real Estate, and was named CBRE’s Rookie of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic Region.

He is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.S. degree Magna Cum Laude, and completed a comprehensive management program at Harvard Business School.

About NAI Global

NAI Global is the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms. NAI Global provides a full-range of corporate real estate services, including brokerage and leasing, property and facilities management, real estate investment and capital market services, due diligence, global supply chain consulting and related advisory services. NAI Global member firms, leaders in their local markets, are actively managed to work in unison and provide clients with exceptional solutions to their commercial real estate needs. Founded in 1978, today NAI Global member firms span the US and 54 other countries, with 400 offices and more than 5,000 local market experts on the ground, completing $55 billion of transactions annually. Supported by the central resources of the NAI Global organization, member firms deliver market-leading services locally and combine their in-market strengths to form a powerful bond of insights and execution for clients with multi-market challenges.

NAI Global was acquired in 2012 by C-III Capital Partners, a commercial real estate services company engaged in a broad range of activities, including primary and special loan servicing, loan origination, fund management, CDO management, principal investment, title services and multifamily property management.

To learn more, visit www.naiglobal.com.

NAI Global Announces New Member Firm in Republic of Ireland

NAI Ganly Walters Joins Largest Independent Commercial Real Estate Network

NAI Global, the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms, today announced its newest Member firm, NAI Ganly Walters in Dublin, Ireland. Under the management of Karen Erwin, Chairperson, and Robert Ganly, Managing Director and NAI Global Business Director, NAI Ganly Walters brings a highly experienced team and deep knowledge of the local market to provide a wide range of commercial real estate services in the Republic of Ireland.

“The recovering market in Ireland continues to present opportunities for many of our Member firms, and we are delighted and proud to offer NAI Global Members and their clients access to this dynamic market through NAI Ganly Walters, one of the oldest and most respected real estate firms in Ireland,” said Jay Olshonsky, President, NAI Global. “We selected Ganly Walters as our local Member firm based on the depth of their local market strength, their 167-year heritage of successfully adapting to market changes and their enthusiasm to embrace the NAI Global tools, systems and managed platform to the benefit of their corporate clients.”

According to the firm’s 2014 Market Outlook, commercial real estate investment turnover in Ireland approached €1.9 billion in 2013, a four-fold increase over 2012, and is projected to repeat that this year, driven by both local and global demand. Irish institutions are seeing increased market activity, and demand from foreign buyers, especially from the US, Europe and Asia, remains strong.

“With Ireland being the first economy in Europe to come out of major debt rescheduling, the local market is seeing a significant level of activity on multiple fronts, particularly the opportunity to service across various markets in Europe and with the many US and international funds and investors active in Ireland today,” said Mauro Keller Sarmiento, NAI Global Executive Managing Director, International Business. “The addition of NAI Ganly Walters to the NAI Global network will help more investors take advantage of the opportunities in Ireland.”

About NAI Global

NAI Global is the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms. NAI Global provides a full-range of corporate real estate services, including brokerage and leasing, property and facilities management, real estate investment and capital market services, due diligence, global supply chain consulting and related advisory services.  NAI Global member firms, leaders in their local markets, are actively managed to work in unison and provide clients with exceptional solutions to their commercial real estate needs. Founded in 1978, today NAI Global member firms span the US and 54 other countries, with 400 offices and more than 5,000 local market experts on the ground, completing $55 billion of transactions annually. Supported by the central resources of the NAI Global organization, member firms deliver market-leading services locally and combine their in-market strengths to form a powerful bond of insights and execution for clients with multi-market challenges.

NAI Global was acquired in 2012 by C-III Capital Partners, a commercial real estate services company engaged in a broad range of activities, including primary and special loan servicing, loan origination, fund management, CDO management, principal investment, title services and multifamily property management.

To learn more, visit www.naiglobal.com.