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The 2019 Annual Market Report is available now. To download a copy, > click here.

If you would like a printed report, please, > click here.

NAI Carolantic App


NAI Carolantic’s 2019 Commercial Real Estate Conference App for iPad and iPhone to be updated soon.

NAI Carolantic Offices

5121 Kingdom Way, Ste. 200, Raleigh NC 27607

Jimmy Barnes Named Chair of the NAI Global 2019 NAI Leadership Board

Jimmy Barnes
Jimmy Barnes, SIOR, President

Jimmy Barnes, SIOR, President, NAI Carolantic has been named Chair of the NAI Global 2019 Leadership Board. The announcement was made at the NAI Global Annual Convention in Austin, Texas. NAI Global is a leading global commercial real estate firm.

The NAI Leadership Board provides proactive leadership to increase the profitability, professionalism, technical capability, integrity and standards of practice that reinforce and breed mutual trust and respect throughout the organization. It fosters and promotes activities, education and communication that elevate the level of engagement and productivity of Offices, Agents and the Organization at-large. > Click here to learn more

First Quarter 2019: The Linneman Letter: Consumers Fuel the Economy.

In our continuing effort to keep our clients informed of the latest market conditions and how it could impact your business decisions, we are providing the First Quarter 2019 condensed Linneman Letter. The Linneman Letter is a report written by economist, Dr. Peter Linneman formerly at the Wharton School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania.  > Click here to read.

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(Previous Linneman Letters can be found under > Research.)


NAI Carolantic Realty Hires Sarah Quinlan to Manage Commercial Real Estate Fund

Sarah Quinlan
Sarah Quinlan


NAI Carolantic Realty is launching a commercial real estate investment fund. Chairman Steve Stroud has appointed Sarah Quinlan, a longtime business advisor, Wall Street hedge fund manager and former SVP, Market Insights at Mastercard to lead the fund.

“This fund will create an opportunity that doesn’t currently exist in our market,” said Stroud. “Sarah’s financial and real estate acumen along with her history of advising CEO’s and governments around the world and across multiple industries will bring the best deals to qualified investors,” said Stroud.

Due to her deep expertise, Quinlan has been a fixture on mainstream media outlets such as CNBC, Fox Business Network and Bloomberg TV. She delivered the keynote address at NAI Carolantic Realty’s 34th Annual Commercial Real Estate Conference held at the PNC Arena in January 2019, where she discussed economic trends, innovation and the future of the industry.

“This move brings me back to my roots,” said Quinlan. “I started my career in real estate, creating the first commercial-backed security for Salomon Brothers. This cemented my passion to innovate investing in real estate.”

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Another Positive Year Ahead for The Triangle Economy and Commercial Real Estate Markets

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Most signs point to a good year ahead for the area’s overall economy and commercial real estate markets, and the U.S. will win in a volatile 2019 economy because we are a country of innovators and reliable consumers.

Stephen Stroud, SIOR, Chairman

Those were two of the messages delivered last night to 1,600 of the area’s business, government and community leaders gathered in Raleigh’s PNC Arena to consider the health and direction of the local economy in the coming year.

James Barnes, SIOR, President

The event was the 34th Annual Triangle Commercial Real Estate Conference. Hosted by NAI Carolantic Realty, the conference is considered the authoritative “state-of-the-market” report on the Triangle’s real estate sector, and findings presented at the conference provide an important bellwether of the region’s general economic vitality. The Conference theme was “Enriching the World Through Innovation.”

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Our 34th Annual Triangle Commercial Real Estate Conference was held Thursday., Jan. 17, 2019 at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. Special thanks to our Sponsors:

Bobbitt Design Buildcelito.netDMJ & Co.JDavisManning, Fulton & SkinnerTriSureWells Fargo and WithersRavenel.

Former Hurricanes General Manager and NHL Hall-of-Famer joins NAI Carolantic Realty

Ron Francis
Ron Francis,
Former Hurricanes General Manager and NHL Hall-of-Famer


Ron Francis, a 23-year-veteran of the National Hockey League, and former Carolina Hurricanes’ General Manager, is joining NAI Carolantic Realty. Reporting to Chairman Steve Stroud, Francis will be based in the company’s Raleigh office working with clients considering various commercial real estate investments.

“Ron has a stellar reputation in the community, which is something we value highly at NAI Carolantic Realty,” said Stroud. “We’ve produced some of the best and brightest brokers in the business and Ron’s drive and commitment to excellence is a perfect fit for our team of dedicated brokers.”

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The Legacy Project - Former Hardee's Headquarters

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227 Fayetteville St. Building, Raleigh NC

227 Fayetteville St.

The Chesterfield Building, Durham NC

The Chesterfield Building, Durham NC

Moncure Megasite

Whether you need access to workers, consumer markets, or suppliers, the 2,500+ acre Moncure Megasite is the place to be. Located in the fast-growing Research Triangle Region of North Carolina, this property is within a 45-minute drive of the state capital, RDU International Airport, three Tier One research universities, numerous community college campuses, and the national’s largest military installation. For more information, visit >

Featured Brokers

Ed Brown
Ed Brown
Robin Anders
Robin Roseberry Anders
John Hibbits
John Hibbits
James Barnes
James M. Barnes
SIOR, President