ROBERT J. NAHIGIAN, FRICS, SIOR, CRE, MCR
Auburndale Realty Company
Real Estate Career:
Robert J. Nahigian, FRICS, SIOR, CRE, MCR has 44 years of real estate experience with 34 years exclusively in commercial and industrial as a developer, advisor, expert witness and broker of approximately $ 5 billion of real estate totaling 40 million square feet. He is recognized as a national leader in his industry particularly with build-to-suits, negotiating skills and logistics/supply chain; a frequent speaker; and invited columnist to newspapers. In addition to writing and publishing real estate books and articles, he prepared a report for HUD and delivered to President Carter and Congress on the state of the nation’s public housing stock.
Real Estate Specialty:
Commercial and Industrial Leasing and Sales, Leasing, Court Testimony, Build-to-Suits & Corporate Representation
Mr. Nahigian is Principal of Auburndale Realty Co. He provides brokerage/advisory and expert trial witness services to public agencies, investment portfolio groups and corporations in New England, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, California and Florida. He was appointed to the MassDOT Real Estate Appraisal Review Board by Gov. Patrick and elected by the Mass. RE Licensing Board to its Ed Subcommittee. He was elected to the Advisory Acquisitions Committee for a NYSE investment real estate firm.
Rob has held assignments with such notable entities as AT&T, Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate Group, Archdiocese of Boston, Goldman, Sachs/Archon Group, MassDevelopment, Rizzo Associates, Ryder Dedicated Logistics, N. Bennet Street School, Mass. Attorney General, Weyerhaeuser Corp, CB Richard Ellis, and Legg, Mason.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, State of Michigan, Circuit Court for the County of Oakland, Boston Arbitration (JAMS), Essex County Superior Court, Worcester County Superior Court, Suffolk County Superior Court, Massachusetts Superior Court and Bristol County Superior Court.
Formerly, Mr. Nahigian was Director, Office/Industrial Division of The Robbins Group in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Previous he was Vice-President of The Norwood Group in Burlington, Massachusetts; a City Planner in Bowie, Maryland; a Planner with Perkins & Will, New York City and a junior planner with the Bethlehem (PA) Redevelopment Authority.
Rob has earned the prestigious commercial real estate accreditations, FRICS, SIOR, CRE and MCR. He is a Legacy Circle member of SIOR. He was elected to Lambda Alpha International. He serves on the CRE National Board of Directors and was the CRE National Vice Chair Liaison, Budget and Finance, Executive Committee, past National Chair of the James Felt Award Committee, National Editor-in-Chief, New England/Upstate NY Chapter President; National Vice-Chair, Chapter Activities; and National Chair, Public Relations Committee. He served on MAR/GBREB Committees; Agency Law; Professional Development, Education Curriculum; and served on the Board of Directors of the New England Chapters of SIOR, CRE, LAI and Boston’s Commercial Broker’s Association. Rob is a member of the Real Estate Education Association.
With SIOR, Mr. Nahigian serves on the National Education Task Force and has served on the National Budget&Finance Committee, 2 terms; National Vice-Chair, Training & Development; National Faculty Chair; Co-Chair, 2001 Boston Convention; National Nominating Committee; National Committee Vice-President; New England Chapter President; National Education and Instructor Committee Chair; Northeast Regional Vice-President; National Programs & Services Council; National Executive Committee and National Board of Directors.
Rob has been the recipient of 6 national and regional practitioner awards and an 8 time award winning real estate instructor. Rob was the recipient of the national CRE “2009 James Felt Creative Counseling Award” for the most outstanding and highest achievement in advisory services; awarded the Greater Boston Commercial Brokers Association’s as the “2005, 2004 and 2003 Real Estate Advisory Assignment of the Year;” “2001 Industrial Deal of The Year” and “Distinguished Achievements in Commercial Leasing.” He was honored by Banker & Tradesman as “Top 125 Business Leaders in Massachusetts”; and featured as “Movers and Shakers of Real Estate”; “People to Watch in New England Real Estate”; “Who’s Who in New England Real Estate”; “Who’s Who in the East”; “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who in Residential and Commercial Real Estate” by various publications. Rob was awarded the 2012/2004/2003/2002/1994 “SIOR National Instructor of the Year” (the most of any SIOR); CoreNet’s “2013 Top Rated Faculty” and 2015 and 2011 Mass. Real Estate Educator of the Year. Rob served as a NAR Mass. Certified Real Estate Mediator, a GBREB Arbitrator and is a Certified/Approved Real Estate Instructor in Massachusetts and various other states. He has taught build-to-suit development for SIOR since 1988 and is a national leader speaking on this topic as well as logistics and supply chain, negotiating skills and synergistic sales skills.
Mr. Nahigian serves on the faculty of Boston University (Commercial Lease Analysis) , Mass. Association of Realtors, SIOR, a Visiting Assistant Professor of RealtorU and a NAR Commercial Signature Series speaker. He has lectured and provided corporate training for CoreNet Global, CB Richard Ellis Leadership Center, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, Suffolk, Rutgers, Lehigh and DePaul Universities. Mr. Nahigian is an invited speaker in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America and Europe by Colliers, NAI, FIABCI, ONCOR, CORFAC International, CoStar, Coldwell Banker Commercial Global, CCIM, NAIOP, CRE, AMPI, Latin American Real Estate Conference and other Realtor associations. Mr. Nahigian has co-authored four real estate books, over 350 professional articles and has developed over 140 courses for Realtor and state boards.
Mr. Nahigian received his BA from Lehigh University (cum laude) and played Division 1-AA collegiate baseball. He holds a Masters in Urban Planning from Columbia University. Rob is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in Mass. and NH. He has completed numerous ITI, IDW and CCIM courses.