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Robert J. Nahigian, SIOR, CRE, FRICS, MCR
Industrial Specialist
President, Auburndale Realty
335 Auburn St., P.O. Box 66125
Newton, MA 02466
United States
Phone: +1.617.332.6900
Cell: +1.617.962.6401
Email: rob@siorcre.com
Website: www.siorcre.com
 
Chapter:   SIOR New England Chapter
Member Since: 1986
 
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Bio

Rob Nahigian is a Principal with Auburndale Realty Co. in Newton, Massachusetts and has 34 years in commercial/industrial real estate experience. He has handled approximately $ 5 billion of real estate totaling 40 million square feet including many build-to-suit developments. Rob is the past New England Chapter President and has held many SIOR national positions as Chair and Vice-Chair of committees. He also serves on the CRE National Board of Directors and served as National Vice-Chair Liaison; past CRE New England Chapter President; past National Editor-In-Chief and past chair of many committees. He is been awarded national and regional awards as a real estate practitioner with over 6 practitioner awards and an 8-time award winning real estate educator. Hie is a 5 time SIOR National Instructor of the Year (the most of any SIOR), the 2009 CRE recipient of the “James Felt Creative Counseling Award” for the most outstanding achievement and ingenuity in a real estate counseling assignment in the U.S ; was awarded by Boston’s Commercial Brokers Association as “Industrial Deal of The Year”; “Distinguished Achievements in Commercial Leasing” and 3 times as the “Real Estate Advisory Assignment of the Year”(the most of any CBA member); was awarded the ; CoreNet’s 2013 “Top Rated Faculty” and awarded twice as the “2015 and 2011 Massachusetts Real Estate Educator of the Year.” He serves on the Advisory Board for a NYSE public real estate investment firm; was appointed by the Governor to the MassDOT Real Estate Appraisal Review Board; and elected by the Mass. RE Licensing Board to its Education Subcommittee. He is a Faculty member of Boston University, MAR, SIOR, NAR Commercial and RealtorU and is frequently-sought national speaker especially on build-to-suit pro forma development, negotiating skills, investment evolution and logistics & supply chain.

He holds commercial real estate accreditations of FRICS, SIOR, CRE and MCR. He has earned his BA from Lehigh University (cum laude) and played Division 1-AA collegiate baseball. He holds a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from Columbia University. He is a Legacy Circle member of SIOR.

Experience

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

Professional

Experience:

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.

Client List:

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.

Court Experience:

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, State of Michigan, Circuit Court for the County of Oakland, Worcester County Superior Court, Suffolk County Superior Court, Massachusetts Superior Court and Bristol County Superior Court.

Previous

Employment:

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.

Professional

Affiliations:

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.

Industry

Accomplishments:

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.

Professional

Lectures:

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.

Education:

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.

Achievements
  • 2016 Legacy Circle Member of SIOR
  • Awarded Dec. 2014 for Appreciation of 13 years on Boston's Commercial Brokers Association Board of Directors
  • Awarded April, 2015 for Appreciation for 20 years on the SIOR New England Chapter Board of Directors
  • Awarded the "2015 Massachusetts Real Estate Educator of the Year"
  • Awarded the “2011 Massachusetts Real Estate Educator of the Year”.
  • Awarded CoreNet’s 2013 “Top Rated Faculty”
  • Awarded 5 times by SIOR National as “Instructor of the Year”
  • Awarded by Boston's CBA as “Distinguished Achievements in Commercial Leasing”
  • Awarded by Boston’s Commercial Brokers Association 3 times as the “Real Estate Advisory Assignment of the Year”
  • 2009 CRE recipient of the “James Felt Creative Counseling Award” for the most outstanding achievement and ingenuity in a real estate counseling assignment in the U.S
Affiliates
  • CRE, FRICS, MCR
Education
  • Columbia University, M.S.U.P
  • Lehigh University, B.A. cum laude
Areas of Practice
  • Tenant Representation
  • Corporate Services
  • Sale/Leasing
  • Consulting
  • Investments
  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Landlord
Transactions
2016

Robert Nahigian, SIOR, CRE, FRICS, MCR

Auburndale Realty
Newton, MA

Robert Cleary, SIOR

Colliers International
Boston, MA

$50,000,000 Industrial Lease

157,090 sq. ft. / 141,000 sq. ft. space

Robert represented JC Cannistraro, LLC
Robert represented JC Cannistraro, LLC

Boston, MA - August 31, 2016
2009

Robert Nahigian, SIOR, CRE, FRICS, MCR

Auburndale Realty
Newton, MA

Evonne Keene, SIOR

Mohr Partners
Addison, TX

$103,449 Office Lease

Robert represented Hooper Holmes
Evonne represented Hooper Holmes

Braintree, MA - February 25, 2009
Committee History
CommitteeCommittee RoleBegin DateEnd Date
Instructors   
Consultative Brokers OP-NET 4/1/1994 
MIPIM   
Communications and Branding CommitteeMember10/1/20169/30/2018
Education Work GroupMember9/1/20148/31/2016
Faculty CommitteeInstructor10/23/201210/22/2013
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