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The 2019 Annual Market Report is coming soon, for a free printed copy of our most recent Annual Market Report, > click here.

A downloadable version will be out shortley. To request an early issue, > 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

NAI Carolantic’s Executive Presented with TCAR’s President’s Circle Award

Kerry Saunders
Kerry Saunders, Executive Vice President & COO

Kerry Saunders, Executive Vice President and COO of NAI Carolantic received the President’s Circle Award during the Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors (TCAR) Frontier Award ceremony. This award is designed to give a special “Thanks” to a TCAR member for their continuing success and involvement in the industry and community. It is also intended to be a vehicle to convey to the public, the proud tradition of TCAR members’ contributions to the betterment of business and the community. Ms. Saunders was the 2012 TCAR President. Learn more about Kerry >


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:s:

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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Fourth Quarter 2018, The Linneman Letter: Open Office Floorplan: More Damaging Evidence

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 Fourth Quarter 2018 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.

Please let us know if we can be of service to you.
(Previous Linneman Letters can be found under > Research.)

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The Chesterfield Building, Durham NC

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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 >

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