NAI Southern Real Estate
4201 Congress Street
Suite 170

Charlotte, North Carolina 28209 United States
t+1 704 375 1000 f+1 704 375 2384
Vice President, Office Brokerage

Specialties:  Land, Office

Scope of Service Experience
Mr. Sumner has over 12 years of experience in representing owners and tenants in the leasing and sales of commercial properties, with particular emphasis in the office market in Charlotte, NC.
Background & Experience
A native of Atlanta, Mr. Sumner graduated from Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. He joined NAI Southern Real Estate in 2004. Prior to joining NAI Southern Real Estate, Mr. Sumner was employed with Charlotte based Providence Real Estate Advisors for 5 years. While at Providence Real Estate Advisors he was very active in the leasing of Center City office space, closing over 80 real estate transactions. While at Southern, Mr. Sumner has focused on both office and land transactions, qualifying for CRCBR’S multimillion dollar award in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

A native of Atlanta, Mr. Sumner graduated from Elon University in Elon, North Carolina.

Professional Associations & Designations
Licensed Real Estate Broker in North and South Carolina
Member of the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors where he has served on the education committee and is currently serving on their program committee.

Transaction History
Mr. Sumner has served the real estate needs of a number of local, regional, and national office tenants including: Tribble Creative Group, PR Newswire, Reuters, Babcock & Wilcox, The Matlen Silver Group, Public Consulting Group, the GSA and Family Preservation Services.

Mr. Sumner is responsible for leasing Carnegie VIII, a 105,000 sq.ft. Class ‘A’ office building in SouthPark. Since Mr. Sumner took over the project, the building reached 100% occupancy with Mr. Sumner having completed 11 lease transactions totaling over 80,000 square feet.

Mr. Sumner sold 15.87 acres in 2008 for a multi-family development in South Charlotte. The transaction involved several setbacks and was, in the end, successful as a result of the determination by all parties to complete the sale with the credit market on the verge of collapse.

Mr. Sumner represented Designline International, a manufacturer of Hybrid buses, in site selection and the lease negotiations for a 100,000 square foot facility that houses both their coporate offices and the manufacturing facility.

Mr. Sumner represented the seller of approximately 73 acres in Fort Mill, SC that was developed by Koll Development Company for their Charlotte Intellicenter. Mr. Sumner successfully structured a sale of the 17 acres fronting Interstate 77 and an option for the remaining 55 acres which closed in May of 2007.