Sunday, January 30, 2011

Harlingen Among the Top Five Locations for Warehouse-Distribution

Harlingen, Texas, December 21, 2010 -- The Harlingen, Texas Economic Development Corporation is the recipient of Expansion Solutions magazine’s 2010 Award of Excellence in the “Warehouse/Distribution” category.  The awards recognize organizations that have demonstrated exceptional programs and potential in the development of their area by successfully recruiting, retaining and growing businesses.

According to Expansion Solutions, Harlingen offers all the advantages of a Texas location (ranked “America’s Top State for Business” by CNBC) with close proximity to the “near shore” advantages available in Mexico.  The magazine pointed out that United Launch Alliance (a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin), Dish Network, Penske Logistics, Panasonic, Cardone Industries (the world’s largest re-manufacturer of auto parts) and many others have established profitable and productive operations in Harlingen.

Harlingen sits at the intersection of two major highways (the future I-69) along the main line of the Union Pacific Railroad.  The Los Indios Free Trade Bridge, located just nine miles south of Harlingen, provides the fastest commercial border crossing in the Rio South Texas region.

Valley International Airport is the busiest passenger and freight airport in Rio South Texas. Continental Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Sun Country Airlines offer passenger and freight movement and UPS, FedEx, DB Schenker and DHL offer freight services through the designated NAFTA CargoPortTM at VIA.  The airport and surrounding industrial property are located in Foreign Trade Zone 62, the largest FTZ in Texas.

Harlingen also has access to water transportation.  The Port of Harlingen is part of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the Port of Brownsville, 25 miles south of Harlingen, is the closest U.S. deepwater port to the Panama Canal.

“Harlingen is in the perfect location and has the necessary infrastructure to make it easy for companies to serve markets anywhere in North America,” according to Bill Martin, chief executive officer of the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation.

Other cities ranking in the Top 5 in Warehouse/Distribution were High Point, NC, Midlothian, TX, the River Region of Louisiana and Victorville, CA.  Another city in the Rio South Texas region, McAllen, ranked in the Top 5 in the Logistics category.

William A. Martin
Harlingen Economic Development Corporation

Thursday, January 27, 2011

McAllen EDC Promotes Remanufacturing & Cost Savings

As companies recognize the importance of minimizing costs and sustaining the environment, reverse logistics and green manufacturing has emerged as important topics when making business decisions and looking for new opportunities. Companies in McAllen, TX and Reynosa, MX already use mass customization, rapid response manufacturing, warranty repair, product remanufacturing and demanfacturing with product reuse to reduce costs, waste and time.
This bi-national community is emerging as a strategic location for companies understanding the long-term benefits of going green. Also, McAllen and Reynosa continue to serve the automative market for logistics and manufacturing. To learn more ...
To read the complete blog post from McAllen Economic Development Corporation click here
Excerpt from MEDC's blog post:

McAllen EDC promotes remanufacturing, cost savings during automotive aftermarket week in Vegas

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Press Release: NAI Global Provides Review/Forecast for 217 Commercial Property Markets Worldwide

Commercial Real Estate Markets Begin Long, Slow Recovery

Vacancy, Rental Rates Show Signs of Stabilizing in 2011 as Demand Returns

NAI Global Issues 2011 Global Market Report; 25th Annual Volume 
Rio Grande Valley, January 26, 2011 – The commercial real estate industry struggled through the start of 2010, but by year’s end there were signs that conditions worldwide had stabilized and were beginning to improve, according to the 25th annual Global Market Report released earlier this month by NAI Global.

While commercial real estate activity continues to be down overall in the Rio Grande Valley, the market remains one of the strongest in the nation. According to the Milken Institute, the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas regions ranked 4th in the Best Performing Cities 2010: Where America’s Jobs Are Created and Sustained.

After a prolonged, challenging period marked by frozen credit, sidelined investors, stalled development, rising vacancy rates and declining rental rates and property values almost anywhere you turned,  improvement, albeit modest, is expected in just about every market sector and geography in 2011.

Much of the global activity in 2010 was driven by corporate space users taking advantage of a tenants’ market worldwide to lock in low effective rental rates and reduce their overall occupancy costs. Office rental rates in some markets have fallen more than 30% from their mid-2007 peak. This activity is expected to increase as economic growth returns, further unleashing significant pent-up demand.

“Although 2010 was another very challenging year for the industry, we began to see clear signs that the global economy and commercial real estate markets had stabilized and were beginning to improve with a noticeable pickup in transaction volume around the world,” said Jeffrey M. Finn, President & CEO of NAI Global. “Companies around the globe are taking advantage of the current market, extending or renegotiating leases, securing investment properties, disposing of underperforming assets and finalizing plans for growth in the next 24 months. We expect a much more active market for buyers, sellers and occupiers as conditions continue to improve.”

The investment market also showed signs of life in 2010 as credit markets thawed. The massive wave of foreclosures that was predicted heading into 2010 never materialized as financial institutions opted to extend or re-work troubled loans. However, the sidelines are growing crowded with REITs, private equity and institutional investors who have amassed a tremendous amount of capital and are actively looking for deals, said Finn. Commercial real estate investment should also get a boost from new investors drawn to real estate in pursuit of yields and further enticed by record low interest rates.

Markets across the U.S. are showing signs of recovery, as are parts of Asia, Europe and Latin America. But financial collapses in countries like Greece, Iceland and Ireland are endemic to the rocky global recovery. For every Brazil and China, countries that are showing signs of strong growth, there are contrary markets like Spain that are showing signs of a prolonged recession.

“The real estate market’s near-term future is all about the strength and timing of the economic recovery,” added Dr. Peter Linneman, NAI Global Chief Economist and Principal at Linneman Associates. “Job growth will be key, as a recovery without jobs does not fill much space. As jobs are created, nearly 2 million new households will form and consumer confidence will rebound, leading to a rebound in corporate profits and economic stability. The momentum building at the end of 2010 points to a hopeful outlook for 2011.”

We continue to feel the momentum here in the Rio Grande Valley and are optimistic about 2011 as well. Because of our unique location, we have close ties to the business community in Mexico and a proven understanding of the unique economics of the U.S. - Mexico border area. With a dynamic, young labor force, great weather, low cost of living and plenty of recreational activities year round, the Rio Grande Valley, Rio South Texas, region continues to be an ideal location for companies looking to expand or relocate.

2011 Global Market Report

Now in its 25th year, NAI’s Global Market Report offers insider insight and perspective on market conditions reported by NAI experts on the ground in over 200 property markets worldwide. To obtain a copy of the full report, visit our website at

NAI Rio Grande Valley is able to provide services to both international and domestic clientele. NAI Rio Grande Valley is a focused commercial real estate brokerage, consulting, development and syndication firm serving the Rio Grande Valley and is based in McAllen, Texas. Our mission is to transform real estate opportunities into profits for owners, users and investors. Please visit our website for more information, to follow us on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook.

U.S. Market Highlights

Class A Office space in the CBD, especially hard hit during the recession, saw leasing activity increase in 2010 as space users took advantage of a tenants’ market to lock in low rates or upgrade from lower-quality space. While not yet a cause for celebration, it was enough to shave a half-point off the national average vacancy rate for downtown Class A office space, which declined from 13.8% in 2009 to 13.3% in 2010 after rising almost 35% the previous year. The national average rental rate for Class A space in the CBD slipped 14.1% from $37.11 in 2009 to $32.51 in 2010, after falling more than 24% the previous year.

The nation’s retail markets also appear to have stabilized. While some markets still struggle to fill big boxes vacated by national chains, others have seen new entries and local retailers upgrading to better locations. The national average vacancy rate for downtown/CBD retail space stood at 8.2% in 2010, down from 8.9% in 2009, while rents slipped from $39.90 in 2009 to $39.79 in 2010.

Industrial markets appear to be on the mend. While demand for weak warehousing space continues to be weighed down by weak consumer demand, the market has benefitted from a diminishing pipeline of new construction. Vacancy rates for bulk warehouse space stood at 10.7% in 2010, down from 10.9% in 2009. Rental rates slipped from $4.60 in 2009 to $4.55 in 2010.

Select Global Market Highlights

Latin America & the Caribbean: The Latin America region witnessed remarkable growth in 2010, driven by strong domestic demand, healthy exports of raw materials to Asia (particularly China), and increasing demand due to the modest recovery in the U.S. The region also benefitted from an increase in domestic investment after years of off-shore investment. Latin America is expected to continue its strong growth in 2011, and the Caribbean is expected to begin its recovery as tourism rebounds due to improved economic conditions around the globe.

About NAI Global

NAI Global is one of the leading commercial real estate services providers worldwide. Headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, NAI Global manages a network of 5,000 commercial real estate professionals and 350 offices in over 55 countries, and completes over $45 billion in annual transaction volume. Since 1978, NAI Global clients have built their businesses on the power of NAI’s expanding network. NAI Global’s extensive services include corporate real estate services, brokerage and leasing, property and facilities management, real estate investment and capital market services, due diligence, global supply chain consulting and related advisory services. To learn more, visit Follow us on Twitter (@NAIGlobal) and Facebook.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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NAI Rio Grande Valley is an affiliate of NAI Global. NAI Global is the premier network of independent commercial real estate firms and one of the largest commercial real estate service providers worldwide. NAI Global manages a network of 5,000 professionals and 350 offices in 55 countries throughout the world. NAI professionals work together with our global management team to help our clients strategically optimize their real estate assets. NAI offices around the world completed over $45 billion in transactions annually. We also manage over 200 million square feet of commercial space.

In 2009-2010 NAI Global received top industry rankings and honors:
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NAI Rio Grande Valley is a focused commercial real estate brokerage, consulting, development and syndication firm serving the Rio Grande Valley and based in McAllen, Texas. Our mission is to transform real estate opportunities into profits for owners, users and investors.

NAI Rio Grande Valley advises it's customers and clients on how to maximize the value of their assets and utilize real estate to their long term advantage through comprehensive and strategic planning, execution and management.

NAI Rio Grande Valley professionals arrange the sale or lease of land, office, industrial and commercial real estate. We have a proven track record and have considerable expertise in envisioning how to convert raw land into revenues.

NAI Rio Grande Valley is also a service bureau for data gathering, research assistance, interpretation, and expert analysis on a variety of regional, economic and demographic issues. It seeks to provide an array of other services including market research, feasibility studies, project management, and real estate entitlements.

Because of our proximity to the Mexico border, close ties to the business community in Mexico and a proven understanding of the unique economics of the U.S. - Mexico border area, NAI Rio Grande Valley is able to provide services to both international and domestic clientele.


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mayor Cortez Delivers 2011 State of the City Address

McAllen Mayor Richard F. Cortez welcomed distinguished guests and visitors, including federal judges, State Representatives, the newly elected Hidalgo County Judge, the newly elected Mayor of Reynosa, and other dignitaries to the 2011 State of the City address, Thursday, January 20, 2011, at the McAllen Convention Center.
The event, themed “Celebrating Our Past, Building Our Future”, celebrated McAllen’s 100th Anniversary as a city.
“What a rich history we have to celebrate,” said Mayor Cortez, in his opening remarks. “From a small dusty spot near the Rio Grande to a vibrant, modern American city on the border, McAllen has shown time and time again that it is truly a city without limits.”
Mayor Cortez paralleled the use of a horse trough and hitching post, used by early settlers to attract business to downtown, to building assets in modern times.
“While we may no longer be in the business of building hitching posts, we are certainly still in the business of building and protecting assets that will attract the next generation of citizens to our City,” he said.
But the Mayor said future growth must be “quality growth” for McAllen. He said City leaders must attract “one of a kind” retailers to secure the City’s position as the top retail destination in South Texas. One such way to do that is by planning the future of the Boeye Reservoir site, available for use in the latter part of 2011. The reservoir, currently located at the eastbound Expressway 83 frontage road and Bicentennial Boulevard, is being moved south of the McAllen Airport.
Fry’s Electronics, Cabela’s and Costco are among some of the “one of a kind” retailers the Mayor ...
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Upper Valley Cities Ranked as 'Safest' in the Nation

From shoppers to students to stylists, everyone seems to have an opinion on the new safest city ranking that places McAllen, Edinburg--Mission smack on the map.
"I do agree, it's a nice place to live," Arnold Barajas said.  "[I feel] Safe and sound."
"It makes me feel good... coming from Dallas," James Miller said. "There's a lot of crime out there... So it makes me feel good knowing I'm safe out here."
The Farmers Insurance Group study ranked the tri-city area as 14th on the list of "most secure places to live" and used a number of factors to come up with that ranking which included: crime statistics, extreme weather, risk of natural disasters, foreclosures, terrorist threats and job loss numbers.
The study divided communities into three groups based on size and listed McAllen, Edinburg--Mission as a large metropolitan area with 500,000 or more residents.
Arnold Barajas calls Edinburg home.
The master barber at Chuy and Chachi's off University Drive isn't surprised to hear the area is a cut above the rest.
"I've been working here for 10 years and never had a problem," Barajas said. "Everything has been normal, cool."
James Miller moved back to the Valley from Dallas.
The Nikki Rowe High School alumni said he had no worries taking his family to anywhere on the region listed.
"Home, movies, park... Anywhere... I feel safe down here anyway."
This is the seventh annual "most secure U.S. places to live" rankings from Farmers Insurance Group.
While listed among the top 20, McAllen, Edinburg—Mission fell 7 spots from last year.
Here are the Farmers Insurance Group's Most Secure U.S. Places to live for 2010:
Large Metro Areas (500,000 or more residents)Madison, Wis.
Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
Syracuse, N.Y.
Austin-Round Rock, Texas
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
Rochester, N.Y.
Honolulu, Hawaii
El Paso, Texas
Bethesda-Gaithersburg-Frederick, Md.
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wash.
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn.
Nassau-Suffolk Counties, N.Y.
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.
Raleigh-Cary, N.C.
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y.
Wichita, Kan.
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N.Y.
New Haven-Milford, Conn.
Mid-Size Cities (150,000 - 500,000 residents)Olympia, Wash.
Sioux Falls, S.D.
Bellingham, Wash.
Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, Wash.
Fargo, N.D.-Moorhead, Minn.
Rochester, Minn.
Duluth, Minn.-Superior, Wis.
Binghamton, N.Y.
Lynchburg, Va.
Burlington, Vt.
St. Cloud, Minn.
Green Bay, Wis.
Yakima, Wash.
Appleton, Wis.
Spokane, Wash.
Bremerton-Silverdale, Wash.
Boulder, Colo.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark.
Las Cruces, N.M.
Small Towns (Fewer than 150,000 residents)Lewiston, Idaho-Clarkston, Wash.
State College, Pa.
Ithaca, N.Y.
Bismarck, N.D.
Logan, Utah
Wenatchee, Wash.
Morgantown, W.Va.
Billings, Mont.
Corvallis, Ore.
Midland, Texas
Sioux City, Iowa
La Crosse, Wis.-Winona, Minn.
Elmira, N.Y.
Rapid City, S.D.
Oshkosh-Neenah, Wis.
Eau Claire, Wis.
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Wash.
Fond du Lac, Wis.
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Va.
Grand Forks, N.D.-Crookston, Minn.
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Zambra Express Cuisine Celebrated Their Grande Opening in San Juan

Author: San Juan EDC

San Juan – The San Juan Economic Development Corporation proudly announce another business has opened in San Juan. Located on the corner of FM 495 and Veterans Blvd, Zambra Express Cuisine opened on the 5th of this month and celebrates their grand opening on Saturday, January 15 at Noon.

San Juan EDC President Jose Santillan states, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are proud to welcome Zambra Express Cuisine to San Juan and we wish the Zambrano family many years of success.” The San Juan EDC is assisting in coordinating this grand opening as part of their Business Expansion and Retention Program.

Serving various foods such as salads, subs, burgers and tacos, Zambra Express will offer a 2-for-1 Grand Opening Special from 2:00PM - 6:00PM through the end of the month. “The best part of Zambra Express is the convenient salad bar, which offers a variety salad choices and dressings unlike any other,” states Savannah Bravo, SJEDC Project Specialist.

Opened Monday thru Sunday from 10AM - 10PM, the restaurant takes reservations for larger groups and will cater for special events. For take out orders, customers can call 956-502-5411. The public is invited to attend this Grand Opening Celebration to welcome Zambra Express Cuisine to the City of San Juan. Please contact San Juan EDC for more information at 956-783-3448. Become a San Juan EDC fan on FaceBook and search: Zambra Express Cuisine for all the latest updates on the restaurant.

SJEDC Contact:
Miki McCarthy, SJEDC Director

Zambra Express Cuisine
Jesse Zambrano, owner
1118 N. I Rd. San Juan, TX 78589

Friday, January 21, 2011

Produce company to bring 800 jobs to Edinburg

EDINBURG — A Chicago-based produce importer will open a distribution center here to capitalize on the Rio Grande Valley’s fast-growing food import market.
Don Hugo Produce, an importer and wholesaler of Mexican produce, frozen products and avocados, will open a 227,363-square-foot warehouse by the end of this year to cater to companies that specialize in importing and distributing Mexican fruit and vegetables. The warehouse will create an estimated 200 jobs as part of the first phase in an 87-acre produce park that will eventually bring 800 new jobs and $100 million in total capital investments to Edinburg.
José L. González, the president of Don Hugo Produce, said the first warehouse will serve as a base of his shipping operations across the United States for the fresh Mexican produce he grows and packs in Puebla and Aguascalientes. But González’s investment in developing a produce park that will eventually offer nearly 1 million square feet of cold storage comes amid expectations that construction of a highway across a mountainous part of Mexico will lead more growers to ship to Texas.
“It’s my feeling that this is the time to go,” González said before an official groundbreaking for the produce park Thursday. “You’re going to see more people bringing produce into Texas.”
Located north of Edinburg on Farm-to-Market 2812, the produce park is strategically placed off U.S. 281 to provide shippers easy access to points north. The warehouse slated for a December opening is the largest of nine such facilities expected to be built within the next five years.
Pedro Salazar, the executive director of the Edinburg Economic Development Corp., said farmers in Mexico’s western states will import greater amounts of produce through the Valley once the Mexican Transportation Department completes a highway through the Sierra Madre that it began in 2005. The highway will include massive underground tunnels and dozens of bridges as it connects Mazatlan in Sinaloa state to Durango in Durango state, cutting hours of travel time off the treacherous path.
The highway will make it easier for ...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Area businesses want piece of building Bass Pro Shops

HARLINGEN — The Bass Pro Shops project could amount to a godsend for many building trades businesses across the Rio Grande Valley, a local concrete supplier said Tuesday.
“We need a piece of this job. We all really need a piece of this job,” Raul Diaz, owner of Diaz Concrete in Harlingen, said.
“It’s really slow,” he said of the building trades industry. “We’re down about 30 to 40 percent” compared to a typical year.
“If I can get just a piece of this, that would be fantastic. I would be doing OK. For a lot of people, I’m talking valleywide, this could be salvation. It could mean they stay afloat.”
Diaz was among a standing-room-only crowd of more than 450 people meeting at Casa Del Sol Tuesday afternoon, all looking to get a piece of the $41 million Bass Pro Shops project.
The meeting, hosted by the city of Harlingen, was intended to provide information to anyone interested in subcontracting work.
Steven Callendar, project manager for Bass Pro Shops, said the goal is to start construction “on or about the first of February” and finish in nine months.
“It’s a tight schedule,” Callendar said. “We want to be open by Thanksgiving.”
He had encouraging words for everyone in the audience: “Bass Pro Shops encourages the use of local subcontractors wherever possible.”
Subcontractors will be expected to ...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Harlingen, Texas, Has Lowest Cost of Living in the U.S.

Area Development Online News Desk (01/17/2011)
Harlingen, Texas, has the lowest cost of living among U.S. metros, according to the 2010 ACCRA Cost of Living Index. The report, based on annual average data from the first three quarters of 2010, is compiled by the Council for Community and Economic Research. 

“The economic situation in the United States has many companies looking at the bottom line cost of doing business. The ACCRA ranking is just another way for Harlingen, Texas to compete in attracting good, quality companies and employees,” said Bill Martin, CEO of the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation. “The ACCRA ranking is another boost for Harlingen and the Rio South Texas region.” 

Harlingen’s composite score of 82.8 equates to a cost of living 17.2 percent below the national average. Two other Texas cities, McAllen and Brownsville, also ranked among the cities with the lowest costs of living, taking the third and seventh spots, respectively. 

The report compiles data from 318 urban metros and considers the cost of consumer goods and services. Prices for items including housing, utilities, grocery products, transportation, and healthcare are weighed.

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IDEA plans state expansion, lobbying agenda

WESLACO – IDEA Public Schools plans to expand into Texas beyond the Rio Grande Valley in the next two years with the help of a new $41.4 million construction bond, said IDEA founder and CEO Tom Torkelson.
Charter schools face significant hurdles just to get financing for proposed construction projects, and Torkelson will be lobbying the state Legislature during the next few months to change that process.
But he said the new bond should push IDEA past its "2012 Plan" to launch 22 schools in the Valley and allow the charter to revise its master plan to operate 38 schools by 2015.
"Not all of those 38 schools are going to be just in the Rio Grande Valley," he said. "By 2013, we anticipate that schools in different regions in the state of Texas will be coming online."
Torkelson would not cite specific areas for expansion, but he did not rule out San Antonio or Houston, cities with large low-income populations.
The new construction bond – the third and largest in the charter’s 11-year history – will allow IDEA to build two new campuses in Edinburg and Weslaco, both of which should open next year and push the "2012 Plan" to 24 schools instead of just 22.
The Alamo and Pharr campuses will also get more classrooms, and a brand new College Preparatory location in San Juan will help accommodate that campus’s growth, said chief financial officer Wyatt Truscheit.
"Paying close attention to costs … lets us do a lot with less," Truscheit said. "We actually build classrooms, so we can put more kids in the schools. We get more kids ...

Sunday, January 16, 2011


As part of an overall growth strategy to expand into U.S.-Mexico border towns, Burguesa Burger® Franchise Inc. recently signed a deal with Eddie Burger, LLC, to open six more restaurants in the Rio Grande Valley. Eddie Burger president Nicky Runnels operates the Burguesa Burger in McAllen, the first Burguesa outside of Dallas-Fort Worth. This new agreement will bring the total number of restaurants in RGV to eight.

Burguesa Burger, the Original Mexican Burger, was a hit in McAllen from the moment it opened its doors, thanks to its commitment to authenticity and unique Mexican-influenced flavors. Burguesa Burger uses Mexican brands, products, and ingredients—from buns to beverages—which helped institutionalize the concept. In addition to its popularity with local burger lovers, Burguesa has received rave reviews from the local media, including The Monitor and Univision.

“The community and neighborhood have been great supporters of our restaurant,” says owner Nicky Runnels, who was born and raised in McAllen and whose family has been in business in the Rio Grande Valley for three generations. “Burguesa Burger represents something different for those craving a great burger while satisfying the taste profiles of our market. There are many unique qualities of this concept—from the special sauce and spicy fries to Burguesa Burger’s cane-sugar sodas. We pride ourselves on what we do differently from other burger restaurants. We look forward to expanding in the Rio Grande Valley and hope to open our second store within the next few months.”

“I’m stoked that Nicky is going to lead our expansion in the Rio Grande Valley,” says Burguesa Burger founder Jeff Sinelli. “Nicky is a patient, diligent young businessman with strong ties to the McAllen community and surrounding areas. He learned ...
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NAI Dominates the Midwest

10 of the 60 executives named to the Midwest Commercial Real Estate News Hall of Fame are leaders of NAI Member firms…
Next best has 5!
§  Kevin Amick, NAI NP Dodge
§  Bob Brehmer, NAI Daus
§  Dan Dickey, NAI Harding Dahm
§  Dennis Doyle, NAI Welsh
§  Dennis Hiffman, NAI Hiffman
§  Al Isaac, NAI Isaac
§  Mike Mooney, NAI MLG
§  Chuck Ruhl, NAI Ruhl & Ruhl
§  Mark Schnuck, NAI Desco
§  Kevin Wilkerson, NAI Capital KC