NAI Global Announces New Member Firm in Shanghai, China

Sofia Group Shanghai Joins Largest Independent Member-Owned and Operated Commercial Real Estate Network

Nov 11, 2015, 10:20 ET from NAI Sofia Group Shanghai

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NAI Global, the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms, announced its newest Member firm, NAI Sofia Group Shanghai (  Under the direction of Bjarne Bauer, Managing Partner, Amanda Zhu, Partner and June Zhang, Director, Sofia Group Shanghai brings in-depth knowledge of China's commercial real estate market and a wide range of commercial real estate services, including buyer & tenant representation for office space, industrial facilities, retail premises as well as seller representation for investment sales and appraisal services conducted throughout China. 

"We selected NAI Sofia Group Shanghai to represent our organization in Shanghai because of the team's deep local market knowledge, track record of conducting business with the highest level of professionalism and ability to drive business. We're pleased to work with them to offer NAI Global Members and their clients access to a growing number of opportunities this market," said Jay Olshonsky, President of NAI Global.

With over 24 million inhabitants Shanghai is among the world's most rapidly developing megacities. Its booming economy as China's primary business destination has driven rates for quality commercial real estate to levels comparable of leading global markets, with more and more Fortune 500 firms choosing Shanghai as their Asia-Pacific headquarters.

"We are thrilled to represent NAI Global in Shanghai," said Bjarne Bauer, Principal, NAI Sofia Group Shanghai. "Over the past 11 years we have built an unparalleled database of commercial real estate owner contacts and have developed a unique approach, enabling tenants and buyers to beat the market, often with savings of over 10%. Joining NAI propels our reach to a new level, allowing us to move faster towards our goal of revolutionizing China's commercial real estate market, always aiming at transforming the market into a transparent and efficient one."

Bauer notes that joining the NAI Global network enables the firm to offer advantages to a wider range of international investors and occupiers of real estate in China. "By becoming part of NAI Global, our reach became international. We now have a network of over 375 offices and more than 6,700 brokers, which greatly strengthens our impact on the market. We joined a network of like-minded brokers and entrepreneurs that are willing to share their relationships, expertise and experiences. As part of NAI, we are able to offer our clients access to local experts anywhere in the world and we are able to support multinational firms from all around the globe with their real estate needs in China."

About NAI Sofia Group Shanghai

NAI Sofia Group Shanghai is a privately held commercial real estate firm. It is one of the leading independent commercial real estate brokerage, consulting and appraisal firms in Shanghai. The firm's goal is to not only help tenants win in China's commercial real estate market, but to transform the market itself. Through demonstrating the viability of building a business based on the principles of fairness, transparency and integrity, NAI Sofia Group Shanghai is successfully proving that creating a fair and transparent business is not only viable, but superior in every way. This mission drives NAI Sofia Group Shanghai to provide unparalleled service to its commercial real estate clients.

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About NAI Global

NAI Global is the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms. NAI Global provides a full range of corporate real estate services, including brokerage and leasing, property and facilities management, real estate investment and capital market services, due diligence, global supply chain and logistics consulting and related advisory services. NAI Global Member firms, leaders in their local markets, are actively managed to work in unison and provide clients with exceptional solutions to their commercial real estate needs. Founded in 1978, today NAI Global has more than 375 offices strategically located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with over 6,700 local market professionals, managing over 380 million square feet of property. Supported by the central resources of the NAI Global network, Member firms deliver market-leading services locally and combine their in-market strengths to form a powerful bond of insights and execution for clients with multi-market challenges.

NAI Global was acquired in 2012 by C-III Capital Partners, a leading commercial real estate services company engaged in a broad range of activities, including primary and special loan servicing, loan origination, fund management, CDO management, principal investment, online capital markets, title services and multifamily property management. C-III's principal place of business is located in Irving, TX, with additional offices in New York, NY, Greenville, SC and Nashville, TN.

Company profile

NAI Sofia Group Shanghai is a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE). NAI Sofia Group is engaged in the field of commercial real estate mainly for brokerage, designing and building of offices and shopping malls. 

You can call on NAI Sofia Group Shanghai when you are looking to rent or buy office space, retail space or industrial properties such as factories and warehouses. As an expert for commercial leases NAI Sofia Group mainly serves western multinationals with renting their office space. Taking up large amounts of Sqm in Shanghai for our clients each quarter gives NAI Sofia Group Shanghai a strong buying power and thus enables NAI Sofia Group Shanghai to offer rentals below market rate to its clients. 

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