Larry Roberts, SIOR and CEO of NAI Bahamas, the commercial division of Bahamas Realty Limited, attended NAI Global’s Regional Conference in November in Bogota, Columbia.
Mr. Roberts sees the conference as an opportunity for “ building the commercial real estate network in the region, firming up the relationships between The Bahamas and member firms including Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Venezuela, Columbia, Peru, Brazil and Chile.”
“If you want to sell Atlantis, where do you turn? You need more than a local market. So, when I gained the exclusive listing for Nassau’s Union Wharf, the first thing I did was to share it over our NAI Global network. This gives local companies and properties the expertise of a gigantic global network of clients and marketing. So, no task is too big! “ explains the veteran of 45 years in the real estate profession.
He adds, “ NAI members are ‘global in our thinking, yet local in our approach.’ When you are dealing with Bahamas Realty and NAI Bahamas, our Commercial division, you are dealing with the whole NAI group, the top independent realtors in 55 countries with $45 Billion in transactions annually. We manage more than 300 million square feet of commercial space. But, we also know, appreciate and... can meet ...your local needs. ”
Two years ago, Bahamas Realty Commercial joined NAI Global as its exclusive member for The Bahamas. The well known Bahamas Realty Commercial Division is now known as NAI Bahamas Realty Commercial giving its customers global reach in marketing and sales. NAI Global is one of the world's leading providers of commercial real estate services with a network of 5,000 professionals and 350 offices.
In Latin America & The Caribbean NAI Global is the foremost and largest Commercial Real Estate Service Provider with 33 offices in 13 countries, offering services from traditional brokerage to MAI Appraisal, Lease Administration, Portfolio Management and Audit, Investment Services, Hospitality Consulting, Logistics/Supply Chain Solutions, Project Management, Design Build and Sustainability LEED Design Consulting, among others.
Mr. Roberts adds, “Our objective for this year is for each NAI regional member to bring a need to the conference ( just as we would to a sales meeting): Here is what I need, a buyer for this, a tenant for that. How can you help me? We want to instill in each member an idea of what each of the others need or can provide. We’ll build relationships and our businesses.”
Bahamas Realty Commercial is now NAI Bahamas Realty Commercial.
Mr. Roberts points out that NAI Bahamas Realty Commercial offers the most comprehensive portfolio of services in The Bahamas, including property sales and leasing, property management, appraisal/valuation, research and consulting.
NAI Global is based in Princeton, NJ, with 70 staff members, strategically positioned around the world. It provides management, technology, marketing and corporate services support to its members and their clients.
C-III Capital Partners LLC, the parent company of NAI Global, is a national leader in real estate services and investment management, including primary and special loan servicing, loan origination, fund management and principal investment. C-III’s principal place of business is in Irving, TX. , with additional offices in New York, NY, Greenville, SC, McLean, VA, Chicago, IL and Nashville,TN.