NAI Partners Austin adds to investment sales division

NAI Partners has strengthened its Texas investment sales division, recruiting an up-and-coming investment sales team in Austin with the hire of Ryan McCullough, Tyler Jaynes and Connor Watson, previously of NAI Las Vegas.

“Our focus on building on our company’s strengths—both from a business-line and company-culture perspective—has resulted in the continued evolution of our firm as a place where growth-minded individuals want to plant their flag and build their business for the long haul,” said Travis Rodgers, executive vice president. “This approach has been hugely successful in helping us attract and retain the very best talent in the business—underscored by the fact that elite professionals like Ryan, Tyler and Connor chose NAI Partners as the ideal place to collaborate with the industry’s top professionals to meet our shared goals.”

McCullough and Jaynes join the company as senior vice presidents, specializing in the acquisition and disposition of office and industrial properties. McCullough started his commercial real estate career in 2016 and specializes in professional and medical office properties. His client-first focus and tenacious work ethic helped him close over 40 transactions worth nearly $130 million within his first few years.

Jaynes closed more than $75 million in transactions in his first two years of business, quickly establishing himself as a market leader for private client office sales. Rounding the team out is Watson, senior associate, who closed nearly $10 million in acquisitions and dispositions within his first year, as well as client services coordinator Jackie Mendoza, who previously spent time at CBRE in Houston.

These new hires come on the heels of NAI Partners announcing the recent hire of a new leader for its investment sales division: executive vice president Scott Lunine. Joining the firm from Marcus & Millichap last month, Lunine grew that firm’s South Florida region’s team from 29 to 80 agents, doubling sales revenue in just three years.

“My goal is to build the top investment sales team in the state of Texas in five years, and adding Ryan, Tyler, and Connor is a huge needle-mover right out of the gate,” said Lunine. “Their professionalism and accomplishments align perfectly with our company culture and platform, and I’m excited to welcome them to the team and work together to deliver exceptional results for our investment sales clients.”