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James Barnes Named Vice Chair of NAI Global 2017 NAI Leadership Board

RALEIGH, NC - May 8, 2017 - Jimmy Barnes, SIOR, President, NAI Carolantic, was named Vice Chair of the NAI Global Leadership Board. The announcement was made at the NAI Global Annual Leadership Summit in Dallas, TX. Mr. Barnes previously served as Secretary on the Leadership Board.

"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 Coordination Council, 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 be a part of the NAI Global Leadership Team. NAI Global continues to be one of the most successful commercial real estate networks in the country and around the world," said Barnes.

Named the President of NAI Carolantic in 2001, Barnes has over 27 years of commercial real estate experience exclusively in the Raleigh, Research Triangle area of North Carolina. 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 over 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, Downtown Raleigh, North Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park area. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

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NAI Carolantic is the Raleigh/Research Triangle area's leading commercial real estate firm with seventeen 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 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. NAI Carolantic and NAI Global are trusted partners, committed to your long-term success.