Calkain Companies Expands in North and South Carolina

Reston, VA, September 21, 2014 --( Calkain Companies continues its expansion efforts by announcing its newest presence in North Carolina and South Carolina. Patrick Nutt, Managing Partner, has attained his North Carolina brokerage license and has begun servicing developers and investors in the Charlotte, Research Triangle, Asheville and coastal markets. Chris Koepenick, Associate Director, has joined Calkain to spearhead the firm’s efforts in the South Carolina market.

Chris Koepenick serves as Associate Director with Calkain Companies and is based out of the company’s newly formed Charleston, South Carolina office. Chris, formerly with Lee & Associates, is a 12 year commercial real estate professional and specializes in net lease investments throughout the Palmetto State. Chris has executed hundreds of transactions representing landlords, tenants and investors and is keenly aware of the nuances that play vital roles in any one transaction. In November, 2007 Chris earned his CCIM designation. Only six percent of the estimated 150,000 commercial real estate practitioners nationwide hold the CCIM designation. Chris holds his broker’s license in South Carolina and has deep roots within the area’s real estate markets.

Patrick Nutt is a proven performer and leader within the global net lease investment market and is broadening his scope of geography into North Carolina. An eight year veteran of Calkain Companies, Patrick is a sought after professional and speaker on single tenant related topics. Patrick has acquired his North Carolina Brokerage license, a license with only a 30% pass rate, in order to continue to service his expansive group of extremely loyal clients that are now working in the Tar Heel State as well as to establish relationships with local net lease professionals.

Jonathan Hipp, Calkain President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are thrilled with Calkain’s new offices and the fact that we have a strong presence in the Carolina’s. We are additionally grateful that we're able to attract high caliber colleagues to our firm where proven performers understand the dynamics of the ever-changing net lease environment."

David Sobelman, Executive Vice President and Managing Partner added, “We are excited to have seasoned professionals familiar with North and South Carolina's local markets, culture and customs in order to better serve the developers, investors and landlords in those markets.”

Calkain’s expansion is part of a larger company effort to expand its footprint with proven leaders within the net lease investment market in other markets in the US. Additional information about Calkain's recruitment efforts can be found at Teal Henderson, Director of Talent Recruitment, can be contacted directly at (813) 463-0958 or

Calkain Companies is a commercial real estate brokerage firm which specializes in assisting buyers and sellers with single and multi-tenant net leased properties through all aspects of the transaction including advisory, brokerage, debt placement, equity placement, asset management and research. While licensed to conduct business in many states, Calkain has multiple office locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Northeast and Midwest. Additional information about the firm and listings may be found at
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