John Hibbits, Broker

Career Summary

John Hibbits’ data driven approach gives his clients a valuable edge in achieving returns that have changed the expectations of many for the value of real estate in Raleigh’s Central Business District. He has completed more than $150 million in real estate transactions since focusing on that submarket in 2014.

A Raleigh native, John is committed to working hard and giving back to the community through Vintage Church and other non-profit work. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors and was selected to represent the state association in its search for its new headquarters in Downtown Raleigh.

Prior to joining the firm as a broker in 2010, John was instrumental in researching, compiling and analyzing market data for NAI Carolantic’s Annual Triangle Commercial Real Estate Conference. The event, by invitation only, attracts over 1,800 business leaders and officials and is held each January at the PNC Arena. In addition, he has create momentum indices and owner maps of his specialty submarket, Raleigh’s Central Business District.


A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, John majored in Advertising with a focus in marketing and minor in Creative Writing.

Select Client List

  • NC Association of Realtors
  • BB&T
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Home Comfort Furniture
  • Triangle Rock Club
  • Kinetics Systems Inc.
  • Humboldt Manufacturing
  • Trophy Brewing
  • Lonerider Brewing
  • Big Boss Brewing
  • Raleigh Brewing
  • Owners of a $40 million Downtown Raleigh property
  • Artesia, LLC

Professional Affiliations & Organizations

NAI Global: NAI Carolantic has been the Raleigh/Durham office for NAI Global since 1982. This organization enables us to assist clients in multi-market expansions or dispositions throughout the world.

Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors (TCAR): An organization of licensed commercial real estate brokers, enabling members to advance their education and knowledge of issues impacting commercial real estate on local, state and national levels. John has served on the Board since 2014 and leads the group’s Political Affairs initiative.

North Carolina Association of Realtors (NCAR): Board Member.


Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors Frontier Awards: Named to the Million Dollar Industrial Leasing Club in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014; Million Dollar Sales Club in 2015-2017; and the Million Dollar Retail Leasing Club in 2012 and 2016.

CoStar Power Broker: Named a Power Broker in the Industrial Leasing category in 2011 an 2013.

Community Involvement

Triangle Land Conservancy: A non-profit organization dedicated to permanently preserving the most important natural and working lands in the Triangle region. Their record, as of 2010, includes over 9,500 acres of protected land.

Campus Crusade: Organization charged with helping UNC-Chapel Hill students develop into leaders both in ministry and in life through small group counseling.

Vintage Church: Community of faith dedicated to serving the city of Raleigh through social justice issues.

Fireproof Ministries: The umbrella ministry for a series of websites dedicated to addiction counseling and family help. John worked as a counselor and volunteer speaker.

F3: Leadership in fitness/community service organization (

Healing Transitions: Offers innovative peer-based, recovery-oriented services to homeless, uninsured and underserved individuals with alcoholism and other drug addictions.