The firm was founded to serve the commercial sector, however, and has always been a player in the retail, office and industrial markets as well as in housing.
To better market all the services the company offers, Dicky Mopper has broken the firm he and partner Mike Stapen started into three parts: Mopper-Stapen, Realtors on the residential side; NAI Savannah for commercial real estate; and Value Auction Company, which handles both property and estate sales.
“We’ve gotten to the point where we felt like our commercial side wasn’t getting the play it deserves,” Mopper said. “It’s hard to be both a residential and commercial brokerage because if people know you mainly as one thing they question your expertise in the other. So it’s important to differentiate and end the confusion.”
Mopper and Rex Benton head NAI Savannah, with Benton managing the day-to-day operations of the commercial brokerage. Benton is a Savannah native who returned to his hometown four years ago after working 15 years in Atlanta.
Benton helped Mopper affiliate with NAI, an international network of commercial real estate firms with 375-plus offices in 55 countries. Mopper rebranded the firm’s commercial arm as
NAI Savannah in February 2010 with the intention of spinning it off.
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Rex Benton is Savannah Commercial Real Estate agent with NAI Savannah, the commercial division of Mopper-Stapen, Realtors, is a contributing columnist for "BiS-Business In Savannah" weekly business publication and is an active blogger: www.savannahcommercialrealestate.blogspot.com www.naisavannah.com 912-358-5600 Office Space, Retail Space, Industrial Space, Investment Real Estate