Report from 2017 NAI Global Convention

Steve Martens, Kris Wessel and Tom Johnson just returned from the NAI Global Convention held in Carlsbad, California last week. Principals, brokers and marketing managers from offices around the world convened at the La Costa resort for three days of meetings, breakout sessions, education classes and networking. We had the opportunity to meet with representatives of companies across Europe and new members throughout the country and share information on Wichita at the New Professional and International Welcome Reception held the first evening.

There were excellent presentations throughout the three days including a session with Andrew Farkas, Island Capital Group (which owns NAI Global) and William Lauder, head of The Estee Lauder Companies. Their 25 brands are sold in 150 countries and their retail, office and industrial holdings worldwide made for a very enlightening presentation. Also of interest was a presentation by Green Street Advisors on the outlook for commercial properties. Once that is available from NAI global, we’ll share it in a future Mondays with Martens.

The specialty sessions which we attended included industrial, retail, office, capital markets, property management and marketing. We are always striving to improve the service we provide our clients and the innovative best practices shared in these sessions help us stay on the leading edge. One such area is how we present properties for lease and for sale such as the new video for the Farm Credit Bank Building in downtown Wichita.


About NAI Martens

NAI Martens is the largest full-service commercial real estate firm in Kansas. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Wichita, NAI Martens provides a vast array of commercial real estate services throughout south-central Kansas and Topeka. NAI Martens is led by CEO Steve Martens, CCIM, CPM, SIOR and President Tom Johnson, CRE – two industry veterans with 80 years of combined commercial real estate experience. Commercial real estate services provided include brokerage, appraisal, property management, consulting, site selection, highest and best use analysis and more.

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About NAI Global

NAI Global is the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms. 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 and logistics 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 has more than 375 offices strategically located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with over 6,700 local market professionals, managing over 380 million square feet of property. Supported by the central resources of the NAI Global network, 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.

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