Professional Spotlight: NAI NP Dodge

NAI NP Dodge

12915 West Dodge

Omaha, NE 68154


About NAI NP Dodge:

NAI NP Dodge is the commercial real estate division of NP Dodge, Omaha’s largest full-service real estate company. NP Dodge is the longest running real estate company in the country, with five consecutive generations of ownership dating back to 1855.

NAI NP Dodge is Omaha’s premier full-service commercial real estate firm, offering sales and leasing of office, retail centers, industrial and mini-storage facilities. Sales include all types of land, owner/user facilities and investment properties. In addition, professional property management compliments all of the sales and leasing services provided.

NAI NP Dodge is the Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa Member of NAI Global, the world’s leading managed network of independently owned commercial real estate firms. NAI Global brings people and resources together to deliver results for our clients wherever needed.

Managing Broker: Deb Graeve, President

Number of agents/brokers: 19

Number of offices: 1

Specialties: Retail and Office

How long have you been part of NAI Global?

Our office has been a Member of NAI Global since 2003.  I joined NAI NP Dodge in 2010 as an independent broker after working 19 years as Executive VP of commercial properties for another local developer.  I was promoted to President in 2012 and also act as the managing broker.

If you are the owner, why did you choose to be part of the NAI Global network?

I joined NAI NP Dodge because of the benefits and opportunities presented when belonging to a global network.  I also saw great potential to strengthen their retail group.

How has being part of the NAI Global network impacted your business?

Being a part of the NAI Global network has brought more opportunities for our brokers to increase their earnings, both by receiving referrals from other members and by sending outbound assignments. We work with other regional NAI firms and together host a handful of regional networking/sales training events annually.

I have benefited in my position by the sharing of information with other owners and managers on topics such as: efficiently and effectively managing the office, sales training opportunities, desk costs, and commission splits. 

What is the biggest commercial real estate trend currently impacting your local market?

The downtown office market is currently in a flux as ConAgra recently announced they will relocate 300 jobs to Chicago and will also eliminate an additional 1,000 jobs.  That presents a widespread of opportunities on their six acre, downtown campus.

The industrial market has seen record low vacancies with little spec space being built.  Thus that segment of real estate has been stale for the past year or so.

How is your brokerage setting itself apart from its competitors? And, how is being part of the NAI Network helping you to set yourself apart?

NAI NP Dodge is part of the NP Dodge Company, the country’s longest running real estate company in the country.  We stress honesty and excellent client care.  All agents have access to the same information so some of the ways we differentiate ourselves is to always be professional, respond to calls and requests in a timely manner and go above and beyond what is expected by the client.  Service exceeding client expectations.

Being a part of a larger organization that offers so many more tools, one of the many being RealTrac, gives us an advantage over smaller, local companies.  Branding with NAI Global also offers very professional, quality marketing materials.  For unique assignments, it’s possible to reach out across the network to find another agent that may have had a similar assignment and is willing to share information which may lead to a more successful assignment for our agents.

For more information on NAI NP Dodge, visit their website.

The “Members” of NAI Global are our local firms who have chosen, and been chosen in kind, to be a part of the global entity that comprises our robust and client-oriented organization. Each Member is independently owned while tied inherently and financially to the NAI Global brand, values, technology, and tools. Together, we are the world’s largest, most powerful managed network of commercial real estate companies with 6,700 professionals in 375 offices worldwide. We adhere to a common set of best practices, code of ethics, and standards that assure our clients consistency in service delivery.

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