At NAI Global, we are highly productive business people, leaders in our markets, and we recognize our top commercial real estate (CRE) talent wherever possible. That’s the thinking behind our annual Global Top Producer awards. These awards honor the individual NAI professionals who handle the highest volume of multimarket business within the organization. 

We will be profiling these award-winners in a Q&A series on our blog, and for our first edition of the series, we speak to Nathan Anderson, president and principal of NAI Brannen Goddard. 

“Nathan has received over five Global Top Producer awards,” says Jay Olshonsky, President & CEO, NAI Global. “It really speaks to his ongoing commitment to excellence and bringing his whole self to the job at hand. Congrats!” 


Q. What does a typical workday look like for you? 
A. Ten hours a day of non-stop hustle.

Q. What do you love about your job?
A. I love the relationship aspect of the business. I get to work daily with my closest friends.

Q. How do you differentiate yourself from your competitors?
A. I try make business fun because I believe that people do business with people they like. 

Q. What CRE trend or change are you keeping an eye on at the moment? 
A. E-commerce taking over the industrial market.

Q. Where will I find you on a typical Saturday morning?
A. Asleep! I rest on the weekends.

Q. What do you think is your secret to success?
A. I have always been a very competitive person, so I push myself daily to do everything possible to win. 

Q. Do you have a mentor? If so, how does that person help you in your business? 
A. My uncle, Bob Goddard was a good mentor for me. He kept it simple, advising me to “out work them.”

Q. What is your best advice on growing a team? 
A. I believe in finding complementary skill sets to your own, surrounding yourself with the best people for every position – cold caller, relationship developer, execution person, and so on. Find the people who are best at each skill set and bring them together. 

Check back soon for the next featured Top Producer.