Jim Allaire

Jim Allaire

Raleigh
Managing Director

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Experience

Jim Allaire serves as Managing Director for Foundry Commercial’s Raleigh, NC office and specializes in the sale and leasing of industrial and R&D facilities throughout the Research Triangle region. He brings over 25 years of experience to the team and is consistently among the top performers within the market.

Prior to joining Foundry Commercial, Jim was a principal member of the Life Science and Industrial Services Group for Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer Raleigh. Over the past 10 years, Jim has participated in the sale of over 100 premier office and R&D facilities totaling over 20 million square feet and $1 billion in value.  These have included pharmaceutical, microelectronics, data center and laboratory facilities as well as general industrial buildings. He is also one of the region’s most accomplished land brokers.  In addition to providing site selection services for key clients, he has been involved in the sale of some of the premier office parks in the area, including the 180-acre Raleigh Corporate Center, and 200-acre Regency Park.  In 2013 he was named Raleigh-Durham Commercial Broker of the year.

Key Assignments

  • Sumitomo | Industrial | 640,000 SF
  • Sentinel Data Center | Data Center Purchase | 423,000 SF
  • Crown/EMC Data Center | Industrial Sale | 450,000 SF
  • Syngenta Biotechnology | R&D land | 400,000 SF
  • GlaxoSmithKline | Pharmaceutical HQ | 700,000 SF
  • Catalent Pharma Solutions | R&D Leases | 180,000 SF
  • Research Tri-Center | Industrial Park Sale | 1,550,000 SF
  • Cree, Inc. | R&D/Manufacturing | 1,075,000 SF
  • Scannell Properties | 729,000 SF
  • Syngenta Biotechnology | 329,000 SF

Clients Served

  • BD
  • GSK
  • Liquidia
  • Cree, Inc.
  • Clarion Partners
  • Ag Biome
  • WakeMed
  • Duke Realty
  • Purdue Pharma
  • United Technologies Corporation

Awards & Recognition 

  • Raleigh-Durham Commercial Broker of the Year (2013)
  • Triangle Business Journal SPACE Magazine Awards
    • Top Sales Transaction
      • 1st Place (2010, 2009)
      • 2nd Place (2007)
      • 3rd Place (2007, 2005)
    • Top Land Sale Transaction
      • 1st Place 2016, (2015, 2014, 2009 – 2011)
      • 2nd Place (2015)
      • 3rd Place (2011, 2010, 2008, 2004)
    • Top Warehouse | Flex Lease Transaction
      • 1st Place (2016, 2014, 2011, 2009, 2008)
      • 2nd Place (2015, 2011, 2007, 2006)
      • 3rd Place (2015, 2011, 2009, 2006)
    • Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors (TCAR)
      • Lease Transaction of the Year (2008)
      • Sales Transaction of the Year (2010, 2007)
    • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
      • Largest Single Transaction Industrial/Land (2009 – 2010)

    Professional Affiliations & Community Service 

    • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
    • Licensed Broker in North Carolina and South Carolina
    • Wake County Meals on Wheels, board member

    Education

    • State University of New York
      • Bachelor of Science, Business Management

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