Realtor Larry Roberts wins NAI GLOBAL President's Award...

Tuesday February 12th, 2013

Captures Regional NAI meeting for The Bahamas

Veteran Bahamian Realtor, Larry Roberts, captured the NAI Global President's Award at the NAI Commercial Real Estate Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Roberts, SIOR, is CEO of NAI Bahamas Realty Commercial, the commercial division of Bahamas Realty Limited of which he also is CEO.

Mr. Roberts said he was "honoured, surprised and delighted to receive the NAI President's Award, particularly as we are relatively new members of this extraordinary group. NAI Global is one of the world's leading providers of commercial real estate services." NAI President Jay Olshonsky presented the President's Award to Larry Roberts for his "leadership, participation, initiative and cooperation in fostering the interests of NAI Global between members."

More than 700 North American commercial real estate leaders, plus 70 from the Latin American and Caribbean area, attended the event at which Mr. Roberts was honoured. During the recent conference, Larry Roberts and Lindsey Cancino, CFO of Bahamas Realty, also secured the next regional meeting for the organization in Nassau, in May, 2013.

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.

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 55 countries. Mr Cancino explained that he and Mr. Roberts used the recent conference to "solidify the contacts in the NAI Global network particularly as it relates to the Caribbean and Latin American countries, and to strengthen contacts with China and Australia offices concerning business which could come out of Freeport." Of Mr. Roberts’ President's Award, he said "We knew he was nominated, but were a little surprised that he won, because we are rather new with NAI. Larry has been very involved in the committees he sits on. The award is for his contribution to the leadership role in Latin American and Caribbean division. “NAI President Olshonsky is very serious about us all working together."

Mr. Roberts points out that his company's mission statement sums it all up, "NAI Bahamas Realty Commercial ... Corporate Real Estate Solutions for a world that demands real world results". He adds, "When you are dealing with Bahamas Realty and NAI Bahamas, our commercial division, you are dealing with the whole NAI Global 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."

Bahamas Realty Commercial joined NAI Global two years ago, 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.

Photo: GLOBAL AWARD--NAI Global President Jay Olshonsky presents the NAI President's Award to Larry Roberts for his "leadership, participation, initiative and cooperation in fostering the interests of NAI Global between members."