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NAI Black is a proven leader in commercial real estate brokerage and property management services serving the Inland Northwest market and beyond directly and through its NAI Global affiliation. Originally founded in 1958 as James S. Black & Company, NAI Black has nearly a five-decade track record of superior transactional performance and favorable outcomes for assets entrusted to our management. Under the direction of Chief Executive Officer David R. Black since 1984, NAI Black has been engineered to deliver cutting-edge services of the highest quality to its customers and serve a wide spectrum of real estate needs.

There Is No Bad Real Estate

Investors regularly ask me the question, "Will this property be a good real estate investment?" Let’s examine the theory of good and bad real estate investments.   I purchased some parcels of industrial land 35 years ago in an area my partners and I thought would experience steady growth. The growth we anticipated did not [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on There Is No Bad Real Estate

NAI Black to Manage a Portion of the Ridpath Club Apartments

The City of Spokane issued a building permit last week for renovations at 514 West First Avenue, known as The Ridpath Tower, which will be comprised of residential apartments, a restaurant, and commercial space available for leasing. A large portion of the residential apartments being made available will be called The Ridpath Club Apartments, which [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Property Management|Comments Off on NAI Black to Manage a Portion of the Ridpath Club Apartments

The Battle of the Online Marketplace: How It’s Impacting Traditional Retail

The success of the online marketplace is changing how we do our shopping. In the past, online shopping was dominated by two types of consumers: those who didn’t crave instant gratification and people who were shopping for birthday and Christmas presents. These days, the online marketplace has become much more efficient. With same-day and overnight [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on The Battle of the Online Marketplace: How It’s Impacting Traditional Retail

NAI Black Partners with 2nd Harvest and Bite to Go Program

Since January 2016, NAI Black has partnered with 2nd Harvest’s Bite 2 Go program to provide 90 students at Bemiss Elementary School with a food kit each week.  Fifty-five percent of students in Spokane public schools qualify for free or reduced-price meals, but many of these students may not have enough to eat when they [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|NAI Black Community Work|Comments Off on NAI Black Partners with 2nd Harvest and Bite to Go Program

NAI Black New Management of Historic Cheney High School Renovation

Finding student housing, particularly in smaller communities, can be a challenge. This is just one of the reasons we are so excited that NAI Black will be managing the new Schoolhouse Lofts located at 520 4th Street in Cheney, Washington. Situated next to Eastern Washington University, renovations will be wrapped up in time for fall [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Property Management|Comments Off on NAI Black New Management of Historic Cheney High School Renovation

Intern Spotlight Anna Astrom

SPOKANE, WASH. (MAY 16, 2017): Anna Astrom graduated from Gonzaga University on Sunday, May 14, 2017 with a double major in Communication Studies and Psychology.  She was seeking an internship during her final year at Gonzaga University and was directed toward us.  Anna assisted in the office with various marketing, social media and administrative tasks.  [...]

By | May 16th, 2017|People Spotlight|Comments Off on Intern Spotlight Anna Astrom

Congratulations Christopher Bell SIOR

SPOKANE, WASH. (May 9, 2017): NAI Black congratulates Christopher D. Bell on obtaining his SIOR office designation. He is one of the select few brokers in Spokane who has completed enough real estate transactions to earn an SIOR membership. Since 2005, Bell has been a Managing Broker at NAI Black, one of Spokane’s largest and [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|People Spotlight|Comments Off on Congratulations Christopher Bell SIOR