Marten Barry, who in his 30 years in San Diego has managed more than 1,000 commercial leases and completed more than 150 commercial sales, is currently president of NAI San Diego, an independently operated commercial brokerage and property management firm.
The company is part of NAI Global, a managed network of firms with more than 300 offices, 3,500 brokers and nearly $35 billion in transactions worldwide in 2005. The bulk of NAI San Diego's work involves investments, office/industrial sales, leasing and ownership in central San Diego County.
Outside of NAI, Barry is involved in organizations such as the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and the Downtown San Diego Partnership. The combination of NAI and organizational involvement, paired with 30 years in the industry, gives him insight into the current market.
"There's a lot of capital seeking real estate, so the demand is high for quality real estate," he said, "looking to the future, I see San Diego commercial real estate as a solid investment."