Gulfport, MISSISSIPPI • January 1, 2013 – NAI Global has announced that Grubb & Ellis | Sawyer Real Estate, Inc. has become NAI Sawyer, effective immediately. The former Grubb & Ellis firm joins NAI Global as the leading full-service commercial real estate firm in south Mississippi, now representing one of the largest real estate services providers worldwide. Sawyer Real Estate, Inc. was a national affiliate of The Grubb & Ellis Company for 12 years. Grubb & Ellis declared bankruptcy in 2012 and was later purchased by BGC Partners.
“NAI was the top choice for our company as it delivers an expansive global platform while letting us retain our local decision making, which is key for our Mississippi clients,” said Lenwood Sawyer, Jr., Principal of NAI Sawyer. “We are truly excited about joining an organization that provides a structure for networking with our peers in other markets, as that helps us achieve another piece of our strategic plan for growth.”
David Blanchard, Executive Vice President of NAI Global, worked with Principals Lenwood and Earline Sawyer on the new partnership and added, “Rarely do you find a firm with people so dedicated to their community and clients. Our commitment to provide superior services is in good hands with Lenny, Earline and their excellent team of commercial real estate professionals. They are progressive, client-driven and dedicated, not only the Gulfport, but to the region around them. It is time to accelerate our pace on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. NAI Sawyer will do just that.”
“Our clients are the primary beneficiaries of this opportunity, “added Sawyer.” With the enhanced services available through NAI, we will clearly be better positioned to serve our clients and grow our business.”
In addition to securing south Mississippi, NAI Sawyer’s primary area of service includes the Mississippi Gulf Coast and northward into the rich agricultural lands. Their marketplace diversity takes the flurry of one of the Gulf South’s busiest commercial seaports, the second largest casino destination in the country, one of the largest ship building industries in the nation as well as the booming hospitality industry.
About NAI Sawyer and NAI Global (www.naiglobal.com)
NAI Sawyer is one of the largest full-service commercial real estate firms in Mississippi. Founded in 1901 and headquartered in Gulfport, Mississippi, NAI Sawyer provides a broad array of commercial real estate services, including brokerage, site selection, consulting, market feasibility studies, forecasting and tenant representation throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast and northward.
NAI Global is an international real estate services organization with the institutional strength of one of the world’s leading property investment companies. Our experts are strategic and innovative, working collaboratively to realize maximum potential and generate creative solutions for our clients worldwide. Our collaborative services platform provides an expansive, yet nimble and responsive structure enabling us to efficiently deliver superior results.
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