Category Archives: NAI Global

Phoenix 3Q14 Office Snapshot


As the Metro Phoenix office sector approaches year end, market indicators continue to show slow but steady improvements. With vacancy rates continuing to decline and rental rates steadily increasing, 2014 has lived up to the predictions as a year of positive transition. With 599,262 SF delivered this quarter, the largest total delivery since the beginning of 2012, and over 2.4 million SF still under construction, the positivity continues as the sector ramps up for a busy 2015.


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Where Will U.S. Population Growth Occur?

A Glimpse at 2020 and 2030

We are pleased to release a white paper authored by Dr. Peter Linneman, NAI’s Chief Economist.  The topics covered by this paper, Where Will U.S. Population Growth Occur? A Glimpse at 2020 and 2030”, include:

  • Is it is the growth that fuels U.S. real estate development? Why?
  • Why does the US still have tremendous growth potential due to pent-up demand?
  • Why do large cities tend to be attractive?
  • What is the single most important factor in determining future population growth? 

Please click here to view and download Dr. Linneman’s recent white paper, “Where Will U.S. Population Growth Occur? A Glimpse at 2020 and 2030.”

Thad Seligman Named NAI Global 2014 Members’ Leadership Board Chair

PHOENIX, AZ – February 5, 2014: Thad Seligman, President and CEO of NAI Horizon, was named Chairman of the NAI Global Members’ Leadership Board. The announcement was made today at the NAI annual convention in Las Vegas. NAI Global is the largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms.

“We are honored to have Thad serve in this role,” said Jay Olshonsky, President of NAI Global. “Thad’s commitment to the NAI Global board over the years is evident in the growth and strength of the organization. We are fortunate to benefit from his leadership.”

Thad Seligman

The Members’ 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 enterprise. It fosters and promotes activities, education and communication that elevate the level of engagement and productivity of Members, Agents and the Network at-large.

Seligman 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.

Thad is a 40 year veteran of the Commercial Real Estate industry and has served in executive positions with both regional and institutional brokerage and development companies. He has served as President/CEO of Horizon Real Estate Group for the past 8 years and is responsible for the strategic growth and development of Horizon’s brokerage, appraisal and property management operatons.

NAI Horizon has served the greater Phoenix commercial real estate market for over 23 years and recently announced the opening of their Tucson office.

NAI Global provides a full-range of corporate real estate services, including brokerage and leasing, property and facilities management, real estate investment and capital market services, due diligence, global supply chain consulting and related advisory services. NAI Global Member firms, leaders in their local markets, are actively managed to work in unison and provide clients with exceptional solutions to their commercial real estate needs. Founded in 1978, today NAI Global Member firms span 55 countries, with 400 offices and more than 5,000 local market experts on the ground, completing $55 billion of transactions annually. Supported by the central resources of the NAI Global organization, member firms 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.

NAI Global was acquired in 2012 by C-III Capital Partners, a 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, title services and multifamily property management.

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