Wichita-Based Grubb & Ellis Affiliate Joins NAI Global

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Local firm to become NAI Martens

“NAI was the top choice for our company as it delivers an expansive global platform while letting us retain our local decision making, which is key for our Kansas clients,” said Steve Martens, CEO of NAI Martens.

NAI Global has announced that Grubb & Ellis | Martens Commercial Group has become NAI Martens, effective immediately. The former Grubb & Ellis firm joins NAI Global as the leading full-service commercial real estate firm in south-central Kansas, now representing one of the largest real estate services providers worldwide. Martens Commercial Group was a national affiliate of The Grubb & Ellis Company for 10 years. Grubb & Ellis declared bankruptcy in 2012 and was later purchased by BGC Partners.

“NAI was the top choice for our company as it delivers an expansive global platform while letting us retain our local decision making, which is key for our Kansas clients,” said Steve Martens, CEO of NAI Martens. “We are truly excited about joining an organization that provides a structure for networking with our peers in other markets, as that helps us achieve another piece of our strategic plan for growth.”

Jay Olshonsky, President of NAI Global, stated, “We are very pleased to add such a distinguished company to our organization. As Wichita’s leading full-service firm, NAI Martens’ local knowledge and expertise, coupled with the NAI Global platform, creates a powerful combination of strength, depth, resources and global connectivity.“

David Blanchard, Executive Vice President with NAI Global, worked with CEO Steve Martens and President Tom Johnson on the new partnership and added, “We are pleased to align our mission to provide superior services with Steve, Tom and their excellent team of commercial real estate professionals in Wichita. This progressive, client-driven firm stands out in its commitment to innovative and expert service to both customer and community.”

“Our clients are the primary beneficiaries of this opportunity,“ added Martens. ”With the enhanced services available through NAI, we will clearly be better positioned to serve our clients and grow our business.”

In addition to securing south-central Kansas, NAI Martens will expand into the Topeka market. “The Martens Companies has had an appraisal office in northeast Kansas for more than 15 years and we have wanted to expand our brokerage footprint there for some time,” said Martens. “Becoming NAI Martens and picking up the Topeka market accomplishes that piece of The Martens Companies strategic plan.”

About NAI Martens and NAI Global (http://www.naiglobal.com)
NAI Martens is the largest full-service commercial real estate firm in Kansas and is the regional representative of NAI Global. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, NAI Martens provides a broad array of commercial real estate services, including brokerage, site selection, consulting, market feasibility studies, forecasting and tenant representation throughout south-central Kansas, and now Topeka.

NAI Global is an international real estate services organization with the institutional strength of one of the world’s leading property investment companies. Our experts are strategic and innovative, working collaboratively to realize maximum potential and generate creative solutions for our clients worldwide. Our collaborative services platform provides an expansive, yet nimble and responsive structure enabling us to efficiently deliver superior results.

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For more information contact:
Julia Sutherland, Vice President - Marketing
615-377-4747
jsutherland(at)naiglobal(dot)com

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