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NAI Capital Recruits Top Brokerage Team


Los Angeles, CA December 4, 2018– NAI Capital is pleased to announce the addition of four professionals to its Downtown office. Joe Faulkner, Executive Managing Director of NAI Capital’s Downtown office, led the effort. Chris Runyen, CCIM, Michael Vara, Tracy Taft and Faye C. Montgomery join NAI Capital from Charles Dunn. They bring with them an impressive and wide range of market area expertise.

Joe Faulkner said, “We continue to actively grow our presence in Downtown. This group is a tremendous addition to our market depth and coverage. Many of our competitors pursued them, yet we won them over by demonstrating NAI Capital’s strength and heart. With their expertise and relationships, we will further expand our reach throughout the Los Angeles area.” 

Chris Runyen joins NAI Capital as Senior Vice President. He specializes in sales and leasing of office properties. Chris has handled well over 1,000 lease and sales transactions, exceeding 3M SF of space and $1B in transaction volume. His client roster includes City National Bank, California National Bank, Charles Schwab & Company, and the American Red Cross.

Chris stated, “NAI Capital is an outstanding home for us. It has many truly talented professionals as well as an entrepreneurial culture and global platform that includes brokerage, research, marketing and property management. That combination really enhances our ability to serve our clients."

Faye C. Montgomery joins NAI Capital as Senior Vice President with an extensive background in sales and leasing. She specializes in retail, office, and industrial properties in the Greater Los Angeles area, including the San Fernando Valley and Downtown LA.

"NAI Capital's resources and footprint provide a significant opportunity for growth," Faye said. “I look forward to being a catalyst for continued expansion, particularly at the institutional level."

Michael Vara comes to NAI Capital as a Senior Vice President with experience representing investors. He specializes in multifamily investment sales, retail, office, and industrial properties within the Greater Los Angeles area. Michael earned a reputation for successfully handling sales of off-market deals wherein the sellers prefer quiet transactions for privacy reasons.

Tracy Taft will serve as a Vice President at NAI Capital. He brings extensive retail market expertise representing both tenants and landlords. He is a commercial real estate veteran with a wide range of experience in brokerage, management, and business development. In addition to his years as a broker, Tracy managed site identification, lease negotiation and oversaw construction of new locations as Director of Real Estate for two regional retail concepts.

About NAI Capital

NAI Capital is the largest independently owned full service commercial real estate firm headquartered in Southern California. As one of the largest members of NAI Global, the premier managed commercial real estate service network with 400 Offices and 7,000 market leaders spanning the globe, NAI Capital provides a complete range of transaction, valuation, investment, property management and consulting services. By leveraging our local expertise with our global reach, NAI Capital offers innovative, customized solutions and seamless service to owners, tenants, investors and developers throughout Southern California. NAI Capital clients have built their businesses on the power of our expanding network. We are a dynamic growing commercial real estate company. At NAI Capital we work together putting our clients first.

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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 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 provides a complete range of corporate and institutional real estate services, including brokerage and leasing, property and facilities management, real estate investment and capital market services, due diligence, global supply chain and logistics consulting and related advisory services.

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