NAI Global Announces 2018 Leadership Board

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018

NAI Global, a subsidiary of Andrew Farkas’s Island Capital Group, announced its 2017-2018 NAI Leadership board.

The board will be composed of four groups: An Executive Leadership Committee, an Advisory Taskforce, a Strategic Leadership Committee, and a Past Chairperson’s Council. The board provides proactive leadership to increase NAI’s profitability, professionalism, technical capability, integrity, and standards of practice that create mutual trust and respect within the organization.

The Executive Leadership Committee will assure the alignment of company strategies, goals and objectives, allowing NAI to perform with the greatest possible efficiency under a shared vision. The Advisory Taskforce will implement the strategic initiatives of the Executive Leadership Committee, and assist the Strategic Leadership Committee in researching and vetting those strategies.

The main focus of the Strategic Leadership Committee is to create and vet initiatives that align with the goals of NAI Professionals. The Chairperson’s Council provides experienced guidance that is available to guide strategic discussions and initiatives.

The Leadership Board will also foster and promote activities, education and communication for NAI offices, agents, and the organization as a whole. The goal of these activities and education is to elevate the level of engagement and productivity of NAI members.

NAI Global is a leading global commercial real estate brokerage firm that annually completes more than $20 billion in commercial real estate transactions worldwide. Under the leadership of its Managing Member, Chairman, and CEO Andrew Farkas, Island Capital Group acquired NAI Global to expand its portfolio and increase its capabilities. The new NAI Leadership Board is an example of NAI Global’s commitment to being a top performer in its industry, by increasing productivity and efficiency company-wide.

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Farkas Subsidiary Announces Merger of NYC Firm

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018

NAI Global, a subsidiary of Andrew Farkas’s C-III Capital Partners, recently announced the merger of its New York City firm EVO Real Estate Group with Herald Square Properties.

The merged organization is now called HSP Real Estate Group, a wholly integrated, full-service real estate firm that will continue to represent NAI global in the NYC market. The expanded platform and experienced team will bring more business opportunities to NAI, according to Dana L. Moskowits, Partner of HSP Real Estate Group, originally from EVO Real Estate.

The firm will be headed by Principals Gerard Nocera and Michael Reid of HSP, and Ira Z. Fishman and Mosowitz of EVO. The combined, extensive knowledge of these principals on the local market and industry will inform success for the organization’s divisions of acquisitions, property management, asset management, construction management, and office and retail/hospitality leasing and sales.

Jay Olshonsky, president of NAI Global, expressed his excitement on the merger, and the combination of in-market strengths it provides. Olshonsky also expressed his confidence in the powerful bond of insights and execution created through the combination of both groups’ leadership.

The merger will allow NAI to increase the profitability, professionalism, integrity and skillset of the already thriving office in NYC. NAI will also promote activities, education, and communication that will encourage engagement between offices and agents, and HSP’s professionals.

NAI Global is a leading global commercial real estate brokerage firm that was acquired by C-III Capital Partners under the guidance of C-III’s chairman and CEO Andrew Farkas. The merger between EVO Real Estate Group and Herald Square Properties is an example of Farkas and NAI Global’s shared commitment to expanding the capabilities and portfolio of C-III Capital Partners and its subsidiary organizations.

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Farkas Subsidiary NAI Horizon Acquires Airpark Land

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017

As a part of the world’s leading real estate network, NAI Horizon is constantly making new purchases for clients. The Arizona-based real estate company made an exciting acquisition this month. Represented by Senior Vice President Mark Wilcke, they purchased a manufacturing building at the Stellar Airpark in Chandler for nearly $2 million.

Wilcke represented East Valley Precision of Gilbert, a business specializing in computer numerical control milling, grinding, and waterjet cutting. Their business focus is on machining steel, aluminum, titanium, plastics, and other materials. East Valley Precision is aiming to expand and this property is a rare find. In the East Valley area, industrial buildings with yard space are becoming more and more scarce. The building will be used as a manufacturing machine shop for the quickly growing East Valley Precision company.

Many features of the property are especially beneficial for East Valley Precision, including the fenced yard, full-power loading, and taxiway access. The surrounding Stellar Airpark is a privately-owned, public use space. The 15,000 square foot building is located at 4148 W. Venus Way. The acquired property was built in 1998.

NAI Horizon is a commercial real estate company established in 1992, with offices in both Phoenix and Tucson. The company is a member of the world’s largest commercial real estate network, NAI Global. NAI Global has 400 offices worldwide, operating across the United States and in 54 other countries. NAI Global is a subsidiary of Andrew Farkas’ premier merchant banking company, the Island Capital Group.

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Farkas Subsidiary Recognizes Outstanding Talent

Posted by on May 4, 2017

Earlier this year, NAI Global recognized and gave well-deserved praise to one of its members, Scott Mertz, for being the top producer in their network in 2016. Mertz is the president of NAI Mertz; a Mount Laurel, New Jersey based NAI Global office.

Mertz has been known to be one of the top-producing members of the NAI Global network. Over the past three years, he has been awarded second and first place in the top producer rankings for his real estate dealings in the southern New Jersey and greater Philadelphia areas. This year, Mertz placed first thanks to many of his recent deals.

In 2016, Mertz leased 500,000 square feet in Florence, New Jersey. He also sold a property of over 200,000 square feet next door. Throughout his career, Mertz has been able to successfully complete sales and leases for over 3.5 million square feet of property. NAI Global has noticed this hard work and success.

As a member of NAI Global, Mertz is part of a network of over 7,000 real estate experts spanning the entire globe. The network is responsible for over 425 million square feet of commercial real estate. With access to all of this, Mertz is able to successfully help any client with any needs they might have.

C-III Capital Partners acquired NAI Global in 2016 in order to diversify and expand their current portfolio. Andrew Farkas, CEO of both C-III and Island Capital Group, was part of the reason for this expansion. Farkas’ career has been marked with a variety of success stories in the commercial real estate market. Under his leadership, both C-III and NAI have prospered.

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Farkas Subsidiary Member Closes $5.3 Million Sale

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017

Earlier this month, NAI Hunneman outside of Boston closed on the sale of the 125 Hartwell Ave. property in Lexington, MA. The property was sold for $5.35 million to Eliot Community Human Services, Inc.

The team responsible for this monumental sale was made up of David Ross (executive vice president), Henry Lieber (assistant vice president), Gina Barrosa (assistant vice president), and Ian McKinley (senior associate). Together the team was able to bring the seller and buyer together in order to negotiate a successful deal.

The property is two stories and totals 38,277 square feet of luxurious office space. This is perfect for a large human services agency. The NAI Hunneman team believes that the Eliot Community employees will be extremely happy with this new headquarters space especially since it has easy access to the Rte. 128 highway as well as a variety of local amenities.

NAI Hunneman is a member of the NAI Global network of real estate firms. As a member of this international network, NAI Hunneman has access to all of the resources that NAI Global has to offer. The network of firms works together to ensure clients’ needs are met. NAI Global operates a network of nearly 7,000 real estate professionals around the world with a portfolio of over 425 million square feet of property.

NAI Global is a subsidiary of Island Capital Group, which was founded in 2003 by Andrew Farkas. In 2016, C-III Capital Partners, a subsidiary of Island Capital Group, acquired NAI Global. Farkas played a major role in this acquisition and viewed it as a way to diversify his company’s portfolio while also expanding into new markets.

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Farkas Real Estate Network Member Named Broker of the Year

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal held its annual Real Estate Awards event. There, they named Jeremy Barbakow Broker of the Year for his significant sales and leases in the area.

With over eighteen years of real estate experience, Barbakow has made a name for himself in the San Fernando Valley. This year, he negotiated some of his largest deals all due to his hard work, perseverance, and according to his team, his relationship building skills. This year, he made numerous new and successful deals.

Barbakow is a member of NAI Capital, one of the largest members of NAI Global. NAI Capital is the largest full service commercial real estate firm in Southern California. They are a major player in the NAI Global network.

NAI Global is an international real estate brokerage network. With over 6,700 members around the world, they provide a full range of services to a variety of international clients. NAI Global manages over 380 million square feet of property across the globe. Their network is known for having outstanding real estate experts, like Jeremy Barbakow, around the world to help any client with their needs.

Andrew Farkas, the head of Island Capital Group, had his company’s affiliate, C-III Capital Partners, acquire NAI Global in 2011. This helped to diversify C-III’s portfolio and services. As a successful CEO of Island Capital Group, Andrew Farkas has been known to push his career further just as Barbakow has with this award. Both Barbakow and Farkas have each helped to solidify NAI Global’s reputation as a major industry leader.

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