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

RALEIGH, NC - January 15, 2019 - 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 brokerage firm.

“We are very pleased to have Jimmy in this role,” said Jay Olshonsky, President of NAI Global. “The success of NAI Carolantic is a testament to his leadership skill. Our offices are very fortunate and will benefit from his experience.”

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.

Barnes will also serve on the NAI Global Board’s Executive Leadership Committee, comprised of executive committee officers, past chairs, and NAI Global’s executive leaders. This group assures the alignment of strategies, goals and objectives so that the organization can perform with the greatest degree of efficiency under a shared vision.

"I am honored to step into the role of Chair of the NAI Global Leadership Board. This is an opportunity to build on its success and ensure that we continue to innovate across the globe and move forward in an industry that is rapidly changing,” said Barnes. “Like many of the NAI offices, our brokers at NAI Carolantic have handled some of the largest commercial transactions in our region and working together, we’ll complete many more through NAI Global."

Barnes has over 28 years of commercial real estate experience in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. The last 26 years have been with NAI Carolantic Realty. He was named President of the company in 2001. A specialist in all areas of leasing and sales, Mr. Barnes has been involved in over $100 million of transactions just over the last few years with total transactions exceeding one million square feet. He provides exclusive tenant, buyer and landlord representative services to local, corporate and investment companies, and has represented large Class A office developments for investors in Cary, Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park area.

Barnes has a degree in Business Administration from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and served as a past Chair of the ASU Board of Trustees.

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NAI Carolantic is the area’s leading commercial real estate firm with 15 brokers, a full-service property management division, as well as an experienced marketing and research division. Established in 1972, NAI Carolantic is a local office of NAI Global, one of the largest real estate service providers worldwide. NAI has over 7,000 real estate professionals in over 400 offices around the world with regional management, global infrastructure, best practices and technology to provide clients with consistent, quality results.