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NAI Carolantic’s Chairman, Steve Stroud, Named a CEO of the Year

RALEIGH, NC - April 22, 2016 - Steve Stroud, SIOR, founder and Chairman of NAI Carolantic Realty was named as one of twenty CEO’s of the Year for the Triangle region. According to Triangle Business Journal’s publisher, Jason Christie, the unique element of the award program is that neither a judging panel nor any of the staff members are involved in the selection of the winners. Fellow CEOs and organization heads from around the Triangle vote to select their picks, after which, votes are tallied and the final winners are announced.

In 1972, Stroud founded NAI Carolantic Realty and over the years has successfully built a diverse team of professionals providing all the specialties of a full-service commercial real estate company. He has also been involved in some of the most influential real estate projects in the Triangle to include the Highwoods Office Park, Crossroad Corporate Park in Cary, Alexander Place and Brier Creek in Raleigh and White Oak Crossing in Garner.

In addition to Stroud’s real estate activities, he is active in various civic, business and community development activities. A close friend has said of him, “What makes him unique is his unwavering effort to give back to the community.”

One of Stroud’s greatest contributions was being named Chairman of the Coliseum Committee in 1985 to study the feasibility of a major events facility in Raleigh. His unwavering commitment to the community led to the creation of the Centennial Authority where he also served as Chair and was successful in helping build what was to be known then as the Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena. He was also instrumental in attracting and convincing the Hartford Whalers hockey team, now the Carolina Hurricanes, to relocate to the area. Today, the Arena is also home to the NC State basketball program. This facility’s success has exceeded the dreams of those who supported it. Few would have been willing to take on the task of leading this 13-year effort, but Stroud managed to pull off the deal which will forever change the face of the Triangle area, boosting economic development for years to come.

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NAI Carolantic is the area’s leading commercial real estate firm with nineteen 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.