NAI Rio Grande Valley
1400 North McColl
Suite 104B

McAllen, Texas 78501 United States
t+1 956 994 8900 m19564515596 f+1 956 994 8902
CA BRE License #:0426545
Michael
Blum
NAI Director

Specialties:  Development, Industrial, Land, Office

Scope of Service Experience

Michael Blum has resided in the Rio Grande Valley since 1972 and has for more than four decades been at the leading edge of critical thinking . . . envisioning the future and bringing to fruition major ventures throughout the Rio Grande Valley. He is an aggregator and interpreter of intelligent market data. In October 2013, was selected as "Easter Seals Humanitarian of the Year" for his service to the organization and community. In April 2017, Mike was awarded the Community Service Award by the Mayors Prayer Luncheon Committee for his tireless service the to community over 40+ years. Most recently Mike delivered the Keynote address at McAllen's Veterans War Memorial on Memorial Day. Mike is a Former City Planner, Assistant City Manager, elected official and strategic planner, and active in promoting development of the South Texas Border Region. Provided a wide assortment of planning, real estate and development consulting services to business, industry and government. Specialties: Explainer of comprehensive data he gathers and interprets regarding strategic regional economic information. Real Estate focus is on land, retail, office, and industrial sale and leasing.

Background & Experience

NAI RIO GRANDE VALLEY Founding Partner and Managing Broker 2004-Present • In 2004, in partnership with a local entrepreneur, joined with NAI Global, to form NAI Rio Grande Valley. • Trained and directed the team to achieve $150,000,000 in closed commercial real estate transactions in less than four years. • Manage three regional offices in McAllen, Harlingen and Brownsville with 7 licensed realtors. 1997-2004 Former associate and President for NAI Rioco Realty Services, the predecessor to NAI RIO GRANDE VALLEY. Contemporaneously with the above, Mike formed The Michael J. Blum Company in 1988. It was created to promote development of the South Texas Border Region and to provide a wide assortment of planning, real estate and development consulting services to business, industry and government. MJBCO was a service bureau for data gathering, research assistance and expert analysis on a wide variety of regional, economic and demographic issues. For more than 4 decades Mike has been at the leading edge of critical thinking . . . envisioning the future and bringing to fruition major ventures throughout the Rio Grande Valley. 1989-1991 President of First City Development Services Group, a division of First City Bancorporation of America created to promote development of the South Texas Border Region. 1979-1988 Director of Planning/Partner, MBA Architecture Group, a Rio Grande Valley based in-house planning and design firm for Valcon Construction Company. 1973-1979 Director of Planning and Assistant City Manager-City of McAllen. 1972-1973 Director of Planning City of Edinburg

Education

1969-Bachelors of Political Science, Texas A&M University 1972-Master of Urban Planning, Texas A&M University

Professional Associations & Designations

Texas Real Estate Broker, License #0426545 National Association of Realtors Texas Association of Realtors ICSC GMAR

Transaction History

Participated in over $70 million of real estate transactions in 2010, including

SALE     

133,000 sf Former Haggar Plant Edinburg            

50,000 sf Former K Mart Edinburg 

 $15.3 Million  Land McAllen  

$17.3 Million  Land Edinburg  

$3 million  Land Hidalgo  

450,000 sf Industrial Portfolio          

62,000 Industrial Building McAllen             

75,000 sf Industrial Building McAllen           

 50,000 sf Bank office Building McAllen            

11,000 Saturn Dealership McAllen                   

 3 ac Levcor/Cinemark Pharr

LEASE        

 450,000 sf Industrial Portfolio McAllen           

 50,000 sf Exel Global Logistics McAllen          

215,000 sf Bank Office Building McAllen            

30,000 sf Freedom Fitness McAllen          

100,000 sf Nipon Laredo

Strategic Clients

Atlas Hall Rodriquez; Levcor, Hager Pacific, NAI Robert Lynn, NAI Partners