Individual Designee Membership

  STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

​​​​      Auburndale Realty Company

      Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Professionals Since 1949

Auburndale Realty Company
Robert J. Nahigian, Principal
P. O. Box 66125

335 Auburn Street
Newton, Mass. 02466 
w: (6l7) 332-6900

​c: (617) 962-6401

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OVERVIEW 


Robert J. Nahigian, FRICS, SIOR, CRE, MCR has forty-five years of real estate experience with thirty-six years exclusively in commercial and industrial real estate. He has served as a developer, broker, advisor, litigation support/expert witness of approximately $ 5 billion of real estate totaling 40 million square feet. He is recognized as a national and respected thought-leader, global speaker and author in his industry and has served in many national leadership roles.

He is often called upon by local and national real estate media and publications for his expert opinion. He has received state and national real estate accomplishment awards for commercial real estate brokerage and real estate counseling and holds four of the most elite international commercial real estate accreditations in the industry (FRICS, SIOR, CRE, MCR). These designations are earned from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, The Counselors of Real Estate and CoreNet Global. He was also elected to an honorary land economics society, Lambda Alpha International (LAI). He has contributed to the publication of four real estate books, has authored over 360 professional articles and delivered a HUD report to President Carter and U.S. Congress on the most comprehensive study of public housing stock in U.S. history. Rob also drafted the first Economic Development Plan for the City of Bowie, MD.


REAL ESTATE LEADERSHIP ROLES


As an industry leader, he has served on many national, state and local real estate committees. Currently he serves on the Counselors of Real Estate National Board of Directors; is the past National Vice-Chair Liaison; served on the National Executive Committee; National Budget & Finance; Presidential Task Forces; past National CRE Editor-in-Chief; past Chair of the James Felt Counseling Award; past New England Chapter President; past Chapter Board of Director and has served as a Chair and Vice-Chair of numerous CRE committees.

​For the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, Rob is a Legacy Member and currently serves on the National Communications and Branding Committee. He has served in many leadership roles including; National Chair Education; National Chair, Faculty Committee; Education Executive Committee; New England Chapter President; National Nominating Committee; National Budget & Finance; National Board of Directors; National Executive Committee; National Northeast Regional Vice-President; National Vice-Chair of numerous committees; Co-Chair of the Boston Convention; Presidential Task Forces, National Instructor and served over 20 years on the New England Chapter Board of Directors. He is currently serving a new term on the New England Chapter Board of Directors.


​He has served on the Boston Board of Directors of the Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) for over 13 years and LAI Board for 5 years. He has served on numerous committees for the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and CBA including Government Affairs, Education Committee (in which he served as Co-Chair), Presidential Task Forces, etc. 


ACADEMIA AND NATIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS 


He also served on many academic faculties and/or has been an invited national speaker. He is an Adjunct Professor at Boston University, a Visiting Assistant Professor at RealtorU, a Senior Instructor for SIOR, MAR, and a past instructor or invited speaker with NAR Commercial Signature Series, Harvard Graduate School of Design, MIT, Northeastern University, Suffolk University, Lehigh University and DePaul University. He has spoken at many regional and national conventions for NAI, FIABCI, ONCOR, SIOR, CORFAC International, NAIOP, CCIM, CoStar, Coldwell Banker Commercial Global, AMPI, CRE, Latin American Real Estate Conference, CBRE, Colliers International and many state Realtor Associations. 


APPOINTED INDUSTRY ROLES


Mr. Nahigian was appointed by three Governors to the MassDOT Real Estate Appraisal Review Board; was elected by the Mass. Real Estate Licensing Commission to its CE Education Subcommittee; and has been elected to the Advisory Committee of an NYSE listed real estate investment firm (NERA).


He is a graduate of Lehigh University (cum laude) where he played collegiate Division 1-AA baseball and earned his Masters of Science in Urban Planning at Columbia University. He is a senior member of The Algonquin Club of Boston.  Read more