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NAI Carolantic Realty Broker, Ed Brown, SIOR, CCIM Named Realtor of the Year for the Triangle Region

RALEIGH, NC - March 1, 2016 - At the 2016 Triangle Commercial Association of Realtor’s Annual Frontier Awards held this morning, Ed Brown, SIOR, CCIM, Broker with NAI Carolantic Realty was named the 2015 Realtor of the Year in front of a crowd of over 150 professional brokers and guests. This is the highest honor given by the association and indicates the recipient has the highest principles, dedication to the Code of Ethics of the Association and most importantly, has the principals of good real estate practice. This person must also have served the association, have business accomplishments in the industry that include good business conduct, service to clients and creativity in marketing properties. Mr. Brown thanked the audience and indicated how much the award meant to him being given the honor by his peers. The breakfast event was held at Carolina Country Club.

Brown has over 30 years of commercial real estate experience in Research Triangle Region and has been with NAI Carolantic for over 25 years. He deals extensively in industrial/flex/R&D facilities and land, and works closely with landlords and sellers to develop and implement effective marketing plans for a wide variety of commercial properties. He is a member of the prestigious Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and has received several NAI Global Elite Awards for his transaction volume.

“We are extremely proud to have Ed as part of our team and congratulate him on this well-deserved award,” said Steve Stroud, Chairman of NAI Carolantic Realty. “Ed is well respected in the marketplace by his clients as well as other commercial brokers throughout North Carolina.”

A few of Mr. Brown’s previous awards include the following:

  • NAI Global Elite: Awarded by NAI Global for being a top performer and top producer based on production in 2014 & 2009.
  • Movers & Shakers: Awarded in 2010 to up and coming business leaders in the Triangle, by Business Leader Media.
  • Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors (TCAR): Frontier Awards: Awarded the Lifetime Million Dollar Club and Lifetime Million Dollar Industrial Leasing Club. Also awarded the following: Million Dollar Sales Club in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012; Million Dollar Office Leasing Club in 2005 & 2006; Million Dollar Industrial Leasing Club in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013; Million Dollar Land Sales Club for 2010. One of five to be given the Trailblazer Award in 2008.
  • Carolinas Chapter of SIOR: Received award for 2005-2006 Largest Industrial/Land Transaction. Received awards in 2002 and in 2004 for Largest Dollar Value Referral, Single Transaction. Also received the 2002 award for The Largest Dollar Value Transaction Between Two SIOR Brokers in the Carolinas.
  • Triangle Business Journal’s Space Awards: Received 2005 Top Real Estate Sales award.
  • Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW): Received 2001 “Best Professional Service” Award at the annual TCREW Champion Awards.
  • The Business Journal’s REDY Awards: Received awards for Top Industrial Lease (Third Place) in 2000 and in 2002. Received award for Top Industrial Lease (First Place) in 1998.
  • CoStar Group: Designated as a Top Power Broker in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011 & 2012.

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NAI Carolantic is the area’s leading commercial real estate firm with eighteen brokers, a full-service property management division, as well as an experienced marketing and research division.  Established in 1972, NAI Carolantic is a member firm of NAI Global, the world’s premier network of commercial real estate firms and one of the largest real estate service providers worldwide.  NAI has over 6,700 real estate professionals in over 375 offices around the world with regional management, global infrastructure, best practices and technology to provide clients with consistent, quality results.