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Shivu Srinivasan of NAI Northern California named a Top 10 NAI Global Top Producer

Bay Area multifamily investment property top producer ranks among NAI Global’s top sales leaders internationally

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 15, 2018 – NAI Global, a leading global commercial real estate brokerage firm, recently announced that Shivu Srinivasan, Senior Vice President, NAI Northern California was recognized in its annual recognition program as a top producer for the organization. The award honors individuals who are handling the highest volume of multi-market business within NAI. The awards will be presented at the 2018 NAI Global Convention in Austin, Texas this September.

“This award represents outstanding performance within the organization,” said Jay Olshonsky, President, NAI Global. “We are proud of Shivu Srinivasan’s success, and the dedication and commitment to service excellence he has shown. It underscores the power of NAI Global in building business and showcases the deep local roots and professionalism of our professionals.”

Shivu Srinivasan is a Vice President at NAI Northern California, specializing in multifamily investment properties and portfolios in the East Bay market.

In 2016, just his second year in brokerage, Shivu was ranked as NAI Northern California’s number one producing broker. With a total sales volume of $38 million, he was also ranked by CoStar as third in the East Bay market as well as third in number of total transactions at 14.

In 2017, just his third year in brokerage, Shivu was again ranked as NAI Northern California’s number one producing broker. With a total sales volume of ~$90 million, he was the number one producing non-institutional broker in Alameda County. His marquee sales of the year included an 88 unit transaction in Fremont for $26.5 million,  a 70 unit transaction he listed in Hayward for $13.2 million, and a high profile portfolio sale in Oakland’s Lake Merritt district, which included three buildings for $13 million.

“Shivu came to NAI Northern California a few years ago with a talented sales background and quickly transformed that into a successful commercial real estate sales machine within our organization,” remarks James Kilpatrick, President and Founder.

On Shivu’s contributions to propelling NAI Northern California forward, James remarks, “Within his first full year he was already in our top 10 agents and dialed his way to the Top Caller of the Year Award. Now Shivu heads up a powerhouse team of agents who dominate East Bay multifamily real estate sales.”

About NAI Northern California
NAI Northern California is a full service commercial real estate firm serving the Northern California Bay Area. Our team delivers technology-enabled commercial real estate services that create value for our clients, industry, and communities.

NAI Northern California is a partner of NAI Global, the largest commercial real estate brokerage network with more than 400 offices worldwide and over 7,000 professionals completing in excess of $20 billion in commercial real estate transactions globally.

About NAI Global
NAI Global is a leading global commercial real estate brokerage firm. NAI Global offices are leaders in their local markets and work in unison to provide clients with exceptional solutions to their commercial real estate needs. NAI Global has more than 400 offices strategically located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific, with over 7,000 local market professionals, managing in excess of over 425 million square feet of property.  Annually, NAI Global completes in excess of $20 billion in commercial real estate transactions throughout the world.

NAI Global was acquired in 2012 by C-III Capital Partners, a leading commercial real estate services company engaged in a broad range of activities, including primary and special loan servicing, loan origination, fund management, CDO management, principal investment, online capital markets, title services and multifamily property management. C-III’s principal place of business is located in Irving, TX, with additional offices in New York, NY, Greenville, SC and Nashville, TN.

To learn more, visit www.naiglobal.com and www.naiglobalnewslink.com

 

 

These NAI Global Offices Crushed Social Media in 2017

There are NAI Global offices crushing it all over the globe.

Last year, we watched some of our North American members soar on social media. Here are a few NAI offices that made a big splash in 2017.

NAI Offices that Crushed in 2017

If you haven’t done so already, you should be following NAI Global on Twitter. There we share market analysis and research, links to quality industry posts, and NAI Global office spotlights. Keep your eyes peeled – some of the offices are located in some of the secondary cities to watch in 2018.

California – NAI NorCal

The NAI NorCal office happens to represent three of the secondary cities to watch in 2018 including San Jose, Oakland, and San Francisco. With nearly a thousand followers and close to 2K tweets, NorCal shares quality content covering their consulting services.

Ohio – NAI Daus

NAI Daus is one of several Ohio member offices crushing it on social media with over 2,600 tweets and more than 1,600 followers.

Arizona – NAI Horizon

Phoenix is one of the 5 markets to watch in 2018 for CRE investors. It is also one of the secondary cities to watch. It’s no surprise that they are burning it up on social media, amassing over 2,300K followers promoting content and information about their local, national, and international real estate services.

Oregon – NAI Elliott

Portland is another secondary city to watch in 2018. NAI Elliott is a full service CRE firm with a healthy network through several ties to local, state, and national CRE organizations.

Nebraska – NAI NP Dodge

In Omaha, NAI NP Dodge is using social media to become a national powerhouse. They have over 3K tweets and more than 1,500 followers giving them one of the highest search rankings on Twitter of all NAI Global member offices.

Texas – NAI Partners

Texas is home to two secondary cities to watch this year – Houston and Austin. NAI Partners is one of the largest CRE companies in the region serving up “fresh” content daily.

Florida – NAI Merin Hunter

NAI Merin Hunter is one of three Florida  affiliates that crushed social media in 2017 and represents Palm Beach County, one of the secondary cities to watch.

Maryland – NAI KLNB

With every tweet, KLNB LLC appears to gain 2.5 followers. Covering the Mid-Atlantic region, including Baltimore (a secondary city to watch) KLNB has over 1,700 followers after posting 732 quality tweets.

California – NAI Capital

NAI California is one of the largest CRE companies in Southern California.  They share great market insight with their over 1,800 followers.

North Carolina – NAI Carolantic

Raleigh/Durham is a secondary city to watch in 2018 and falls under the auspices of NAI Carolantic. They cover Research Triangle Park – an area of high interest for CRE investors and businesses.

New York – NAI Long Island

NAI Long Island is crushing the social media game with over 2,000 tweets to their more than 1,900 followers.  They have steadily grown their following and land high in the search rankings on Twitter.

Florida – NAI Miami

Miami is another secondary city to watch in 2018. NAI Miami is a full service CRE that prides itself on understanding the needs of owners, developers, and users.  Their Twitter feed provides insight to assist owners as well as those seeking property.

Ohio – NAI Ohio Equities

NAI Ohio Equities is another NAI office using strong content to garner higher search rankings on Twitter. Representing central Ohio, Ohio Equities has nearly 1,200 followers and tweets almost daily.

Deleware — NAI Emory Hill

Beyond being one of our NAI offices to be spotlighted this year, Emory Hill is one of the biggest CRE stars on Twitter with over 2K followers and close to 2K tweets.

 

Full article from NAI Global

 

NAI Northern California – NAI Office Spotlight 2018

NAI Northern California is pleased to announce our NAI Office Spotlight feature by NAI Global.

The NAI Office Spotlight highlights different offices each month. It is designed to help make NAI professionals and clients aware of each office’s particular strengths and capabilities that can benefit them.

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Trailblazing commercial real estate brokerage NAI Northern California closes 2017 strong with revenue up 60%

Successful sales and leasing transactions across Bay Area multifamily, retail, and office  continue to accelerate growth

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 6, 2018 –  From offices in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, the team at NAI Northern California has been working hard closing sales and leasing transactions for clients and assets across the Bay Area and beyond. 2017 was up 60% compared to 2016, and 2016 was up more than 30% from the previous year. Growth was spurred by the team’s successes in the multifamily, retail, and office investment property sectors and driven by a unique technology platform and collaborative culture.

“We have assembled talented teams and enabled them with unique technology tools, which along with our collaborative environment and code of ethics, really results in something special in the Bay Area commercial real estate landscape,” remarks President James Kilpatrick.

He adds, “As we kick off 2018, we have exciting plans to further leverage our competitive advantages: our collaborative Salesforce platform, lead generation, and cross-selling technology applications. Of course, we have more surprises to come.”

One of NAI Northern California’s strong suits, multifamily investment property sales accounted for 42% in 2017, placing the firm in the top two spot in the East Bay market. The firm’s notable multifamily transactions include the $26.5 million sale of an 88-unit apartment building in Fremont. Retail closings included the $27 million sale of South Valley Plaza in Gilroy. Office was also strong, including the $11.9 million sale of 1098 Valencia Street in San Francisco’s Mission District.

David Reed, Managing Director in the San Francisco office, points out, “Our success is all about empowering our team with a great brokerage platform from training workshops to marketing support to awesome events.”

NAI Northern California reflected on the past year of growth at the January Kick-Off Event hosted at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco’s Financial District. James Kilpatrick along with Managing Directors David Reed and Brett Stratton led the team in celebrating not only increased revenue but team growth with the addition of significant talent and launch of strategic initiatives. The highest honors went to 2017 #1 Top Producer Shivu Srinivasan as well as the President’s Club, which includes Shivu and the other highest sales performers — Mary Alam, Tony Alanis, Doug Sharpe, Grant Chappell, and Jordan Geller.

“I am proud of our accomplishments in growing production steadily year over year and am thrilled and grateful to watch our talent base execute,” says James Kilpatrick. “Many of these brokers have dramatically multiplied their production with hard work, backed by our tools and platform.”

 

About NAI Northern California

NAI Northern California is a full service commercial real estate firm serving the Northern California Bay Area. Our team delivers technology-enabled commercial real estate services that create value for our clients, industry, and communities.

NAI Northern California is a partner of NAI Global, the largest commercial real estate brokerage network with more than 400 offices worldwide and over 7,000 professionals completing in excess of $20 billion in commercial real estate transactions globally.

www.nainorcal.com

Historic former Valencia Street bank sold

The onetime Hibernia Bank turned Social Security office at 1098 Valencia Street went up for sale in October asking $9.9 million. It didn’t take long for someone to take a run on the offer. Realtor Jordan Geller confirms the sale, telling Curbed SF the final price came out to more than $11.89 million

The building will continue to serve as the local Social Security office until July of 2022. Soon thereafter, the federal government has no option to renew its lease, presumably opening up the historically significant 1924 building and its more recent, attached neighboring building to lucrative development opportunities.

Read more from Curbed SF

Brett Stratton joins NAI Northern California as Managing Director in Oakland to lead growth in the East Bay

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October 31, 2017–  NAI Northern California is pleased to announce that Brett Stratton has joined as Managing Director based at the firm’s downtown Oakland office. Brett brings over 20 years of real estate industry experience on a national level including multifamily investment properties, contract negotiations, and brokerage operations. His previous background includes roles with startups Owners.com and Movoto as well as real estate players like KB Home and Coldwell Banker.

“With demand and prices on the rise in Oakland and other cities throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties, NAI Northern California is really focused on growing our service coverage to meet the market. Brett’s real estate experience and team building expertise will definitely be key in driving exponential market share growth throughout the East Bay,” remarks NAI Northern California President, James Kilpatrick.

NAI Northern California’s momentum in the East Bay Area is already gaining this year. The brokerage closed just over $93 million in real estate transactions across the East Bay Area in 2016. Already in 2017, the team has nearly doubled sales volume in the region to over $173 million year to date.

 

About NAI Northern California

NAI Northern California is a progressive, tech enabled, full service commercial real estate firm serving the Bay Area. Recognized as one of the Top 25 Commercial Real Estate Firms by the East Bay and San Francisco Business Times, we are committed to delivering best in class services for our clients.

www.nainorcal.com

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5 Quick Tips for CRE Social Media

Social media is one of the most active and engaging forms of marketing in today’s world. Unlike before, retailers aren’t the only companies taking advantage of all that social media has to offer their business. Commercial real estate companies like NAI Global are participating in the conversation on social media and engaging with their clients and consumers online.

Here are five quick tips for CRE social media.

Utilizing a Unique Hashtag

Twitter is driven by hashtags, so for commercial real estate, it is important that you develop your own unique hashtag to use consistently so the flow of information regarding the top runs smoothly. For example, NAI Carolantic uses the popular hashtag #FeaturedProperty to showcase properties they are marketing.

Showcasing Achievements

Showcasing your brokerage and your real estate professionals’ achievements will set you apart from the competition of social media. NAI CIR showcases when brokers earn CRE credentials and when the brokerage takes home various awards. This can help attract clients and differentiate your brokerage from the pack.

Give Company Updates

Your feed doesn’t have to be full of commercial real estate listings and news, you can also use this space as a place to give company updates, such as a new website like NAI Bergman posted about, or on promotions and other employee news. Use this space to help your social listeners gain a better understanding of your brokerage and its professionals.

Share Relevant Industry News

Make sure your social media channels are full of valuable content and not just information about your brokerage and your listings – for a successful social media channel, you’ll need a healthy balance of both. NAI Northern California does an excellent job of sharing commercial real estate articles that highlight big deals, new developments and industry trends that followers will find intriguing.

Make it Visual

There is nothing more monotonous than a social media feed full of text and no imagery. You want you followers to be engaged with your content, so be sure to include photos, videos and other graphics to make your posts eye catching. Ask questions and start a conversation on your feed. NAI Hallmark uses an image with almost every post to make sure that they stay relevant and show stopping amongst the other posts in the feed.

Social media can truly elevate your brokerage’s impact on the industry. As technology and the way we communicate continues to evolve, it’s important to stay active on social media and establish a digital brand that sets you apart from the competition. NAI Global does a great job of posting engaging and valuable content on its social media channels. CRE social media doesn’t have to be just numbers, figures and CRE info – it can be your brokerage’s form of digital branding and can give followers an insight into the brokerage’s personality.

 

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NAI Northern California Represents Seller in $9.4 Sale of North Beach Office Building

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – NAI Northern California, the Bay Area presence for NAI Global, the largest commercial real estate brokerage network in the world, is proud to announce the $9,435,000 sale of a three-story office building in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco.

NAI Northern California’s Senior Investment Advisor Alex Barker and Investment Advisor Thomas Loretz represented the sellers in this transaction. “Our team at NAI Northern California was able to overcome several obstacles to successfully advise our clients on the sale of their highly visible property,” states Mr. Barker.

“We professionally guided our clients through the sales process, with our hands-on approach and our extensive knowledge of the local market.”

Located at 665 Chestnut Street in San Francisco, the three-story, 16,900 square foot office building stands on the historic streets of the North Beach district with easy access to restaurants, cafes, public transportation and well as the nearby Embarcadero waterfront, and Financial District.

This North Beach office is in a prime location for public transportation systems including the Powell-Mason cable car line and multiple MUNI locations for easy access to all parts of the San Francisco Bay Area.

665 Chestnut Street was 100% occupied at the time of sale enabling Alex and Thomas of NAI Northern California to deliver an ideal investment income opportunity in the San Francisco office market.

 

About NAI Northern California

NAI Northern California is at the leading edge of technology, collaborative culture, and training, giving our local professionals a competitive advantage and creating better outcomes for our clients. We are consistently a top Commercial Brokerage in the Bay Area, and continue to grow our team and revenues.

NAI Global is the largest commercial real estate brokerage network. Founded in 1978, today NAI Global has more than 400 offices worldwide and over 7,000 professionals, managing over 425 million square feet of property. Global offices deliver market-leading services locally and combine their in-market strengths to form a powerful bond of insights and execution for clients with multi-market challenges.

To learn more, visit www.nainorcal.com
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NAI Northern California Represents $13M Sale of Aloha Apartments in Hayward

HAYWARD, CA – NAI Northern California, the Bay Area presence for NAI Global, the largest commercial real estate brokerage network in the world, is proud to announce the $13,175,000 sale of the Aloha Apartments in Hayward, CA.

NAI Northern California’s Vice President Shivu Srinivasan and Investment Advisor Robert Dau represented both the buyer and seller in this transaction. According to Mr. Dau, “Through the combined efforts of the sophisticated approach of the buyer and Shivu Srinivasan’s deep knowledge of the East Bay market, we were able to bring this deal over the finish line.”

The Aloha Apartments are located at 250 W. Jackson Street. with ease of access to I-880 and I-580 freeways, and Hayward BART station. Shivu and his team were able to navigate around issues like deferred maintenance and below-market rents to negotiate a substantially higher price by demonstrating the value of the property’s amenities and location.

At 47,250 square feet with 70 units, the Aloha Apartments offers tenants valuable amenities including a pool and spacious patios. The property itself is centrally located in Hayward with a great location next to Hayward BART station and various well-known retailers in and around the Jackson Square Shopping Center.

The transaction is representative of the growing trend of real estate investors tapping into parts of the East Bay Area that are often more stable and cheaper to manage and maintain compared to real estate investments in San Francisco and Oakland.

 

About NAI Northern California

NAI Northern California is at the leading edge of technology, collaborative culture, and training,
giving our local professionals a competitive advantage and creating better outcomes for our
clients. We are consistently a top Commercial Brokerage in the Bay Area, and continue to
grow our team and revenues.

NAI Global is the largest commercial real estate brokerage network. Founded in 1978, today
NAI Global has more than 400 offices worldwide and over 7,000 professionals, managing over 425
million square feet of property. Global offices deliver market-leading services locally and
combine their in-market strengths to form a powerful bond of insights and execution for
clients with multi-market challenges.

To learn more, visit www.nainorcal.com
Explore career opportunities with our winning team at www.nainorcal.com/careers

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