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NAI Spring opens satellite office in Carrollton

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A commercial real estate company with worldwide connections is opening a satellite office in Carrollton.

Stark County based NAI Spring recently announced plans to open an office at 30 Public Square Suite 201 (second floor) to meet the needs of commercial real estate customers in Carroll County.

Bryce A. Custer, real estate advisor/oil and gas services with the company who is focusing on development in the Carroll, Stark, Tuscarawas and Columbiana counties area, will be the contact agent.

NAI Spring has been involved in real estate transactions totaling $4.5 million in Carroll County and Custer was named the top broker in 2013, with 75 percent of his transactions in Carroll County.

He has brokered the following Carroll County transactions for oil and gas clients since 2012: BTI Services of Houston, TX., Steubenville Rd. location; Praxair, 817 Canton Rd.; SEI Oilfield Services, 6066 Canton Rd.; Razor Rents, 3160 Canton Rd.; AYS (At Your Service) Oil Field Services, 3037 Burrow Rd.; Corporex, (Candlewood Suites), Canton Rd.; Advanced Power, Kensington Rd.; and Fairmont Tool, 5042 Canton Rd.

“I am looking forward to additional development along Canton Rd. in the area of Candlewood Suites as well,” Custer commented.

He has experience in all aspects of commercial real estate, including acquisition, disposition and development of office, retail and industrial. His current focus is meeting the need of oil and gas and related service companies and development related to oil and commercial development related to oil and gas exploration.

Custer founded Bryce A. Custer Enterprises (BAC), Inc., a commercial investment and management firm, in 1994. Over the past 18 years, BAC Enterprises, INC., has developed, purchased, leased and sold numerous properties. BAC currently manages warehouse, retail and office complexes in Ohio.

Custer’s memberships include the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Columbiana County Chamber of Commerce.  He is a graduate of Jackson High School in Massillon, received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minor in business from Kent State University and has completed numerous sales and management programs through Wilson Learning Corporation.

NAI Spring is the only independently owned commercial real estate brokerage in the greater Stark County area belonging to a global network of commercial real estate brokers. The company is the Carroll and Stark County member of NAI Global, which is the largest brokerage affiliation in North American and is rapidly growing throughout the world. NAI Global has over 5,000 professionals and 350 offices in 55 countries.

“Our membership in NAI keeps our firm on the leading edge of the industry, while allowing us to maintain our local ownership and hometown loyalty,” said Dan Spring, NAI Spring president. “We benefit from the resources of a corporate office and hundreds of affiliated account executives worldwide, but without getting bogged down in bureaucracy. This arrangement makes it possible for us to take advantage of the best resources NAI has to offer and integrate them into a market-specific and even client-specific approach.”

Spring said Carroll County is the true epicenter of oil and gas exploration and NAI Spring wants to have a presence in the county.

“Our company has served over 45 companies involved in the oil and gas industry in seven counties in this part of the state,” he said. “We have brokered sales, leases and options with a market value of more than $40 million.”

He noted the impact on the community does not come from the sale of real estate itself, but from the number of jobs created in the community.

“The oil and gas development is long term,” he said. “We see a lot of companies locating here and creating jobs for community residents that will have a positive impact on the community.”

Custer can be contacted by phone at 330-418-9287, email at bryce@naispring.com, Twitter at @ShaleRealEstate or www.OilGasRealEstate.com or at NAI Spring’s website, www.naispring.com.   

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