You deserve to work with a commercial broker who, as well as being an expert, will be a reliable partner committed to providing you prompt, quality and hands-on service.
With Durkin Commercial's unparalleled customer service and extensive deal experience, you're in excellent hands whether your needs relate to sales or leasing. Our approach to brokerage is refreshingly simple and sensible: 1. Provide Clients a Unique Value, 2. Be Attentive and Responsive, 3. Always Stay Current with the Market and 4. Negotiate Every Dollar as if it Were Our Own.
Along with our great network of lenders, attorneys, fellow-brokers, investors, architects, measurement services, spaceplan-designers, contractors, graphics/signage support, member-access to CRCBR contracts and utilization of the commercial indexes, we're ready to get started and provide value on your next requirement. Call or text Clay Durkin today at 704-858-4508 or send an email to email@example.com.
Durkin Commercial Real Estate Advisors, LLC was founded by Clay Durkin in 2023. A licensed commercial broker in the Charlotte, North Carolina area since 2008, he is experienced and well-versed in all facets of CRE: Office, Retail, Investments, Industrial and Land. Look through the slideshow portfolio above to review some of his successfully executed deals* + experience... And below to read what his clients have to say.
Before launching Durkin Commercial (Reg. NC DBA), Clay spent 15 years at another CRE firm in Charlotte. It was his prior experiences though working on development projects at an architecture firm that initially sparked his interest in brokerage. In 1992, he received a B.A. in Economics from Guilford College in Greensboro and then earned a degree in Advertising + Graphic Design while working in Charlotte. A native of Philadelphia, Clay has resided in Charlotte for close to thirty years and in his spare time he’s either in his backyard art studio working on vintage-signage projects, exercising or relaxing in the mountains with his family at Lake Lure. (Member of the Charlotte Region of Commercial Realtors- CRCBR)
Executed Deals* (with the Asterisk) in the slideshow above were brokered by Clay Durkin while working at a previous firm.
Let me help you maximize the results of selling or leasing your property at the current market conditions.
Let me help you find properties that best match your company's needs + objectives and then aggressively negotiate the best terms achievable on the space.
Let me help you find candidates that best match your investment goals or help you in the disposal of an asset at the most ideal market terms.
Take a look at our active listings but please call or email for additional off-market ideas we may have – And If we don’t have a match, we can search the market to find what you need and then negotiate the right deal for you. #To properly see updates, clear cache/browser files#
+/- 3,972 total SF for sale in the heart of SouthEnd. EASY walk to the rail line! One +/-1,986sf unit delivered empty, One +/-1,986sf unit comes occupied w/ 1 yr. of term. Completed Plans/Drawings available to easily adjoin the two units. Walking Distance to Everything! Call 704-858-4508 for Pricing and more info.Download a Flyer
#LEASE JUST SIGNED# Fantastic leasing opportunity on the ground floor of this excellent Southend location. +/- 2,700sf. Perfect for a retail/showroom, designer, salon, office/light-retail user and many more. For any questions or interests, call 704-858-4508 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgDownload a Flyer
#SOLD# Professional and charming +/- 3,575sf setting for sale in Elizabeth. Fantastic Opportunity for either a 100% Owner-Occupant or Partial-User/Landlord. 10 Separate Offices/ Suites with flexible uses, 2 hallway/common areas, 2 bathrooms, storage and a Kitchen. Call 704-858-4508 for Pricing and more info.Download a Flyer
#6,774 sf JUST LEASED. Materials will be updated.# 2,784 rsf more available on the 3rd (full-service lease structure). Professional office feel in a charming building with a great tenant mix. Layouts are a combination of private offices + open areas. Call 704-858-4508 for Pricing and more info.Download a Flyer
Fantastic leasing opportunity in dilworth for professional entrepreneurs & individual practitioners who require a formal office but not a stuffy ‘Office
Flat rates include: Utilities & use of the 1st floor conference room, waiting area and breakroom. Building is +/- 3,654sf Currently 100% leased but more space pending...... For purchase interests, call 704-858-4508.
COMING SOON. Fantastic purchase opportunity in the charming Davidson community. 1st and 2nd floor contiguous units connected by a stairwell inside the units. +/- 2,436sf. Perfect for a variety of office users in all sorts of industries: Insurance, Finance, Law, Design/Architecture.....
For any questions or interests, call 704-858-4508 or email
COMING SOON. Gorgeous leasing opportunity in historic Elizabeth (If recognized, it is very important that the existing occupant is undisturbed) . +/- 3,504 sf two-story building being used as medical office.. Perfect for a variety of office users-- Available beginning of 2nd Qtr. 2024
For any questions or interests, call 704-858-4508 or email
COMING SOON. Perfect small medical office leasing opportunity in the heart of midtown off 4th Street. (Please don't disturb tenant) . +/- 1,500sf Ground Floor Space being used as a dental office. Available ~March. 2024. For any questions or interests, call 704-858-4508 or email email@example.comEmail Me
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"I've known Clay Durkin many years now over 4 different deal experiences. 1- I as a tenant a dozen years ago when he was the landlord's rep. 2- When he later listed & sold that property and my company remained as a tenant. 3- Securing a new larger location as my tenant rep and finally 4- Successfully finding me a subtenant for the remaining term as my listing broker. He has professionally presented himself, successfully delivered in every capacity + will be a great partner for you!"
"We hired Durkin Commercial to help us locate and secure office space to lease for our firm in the midtown Charlotte marketplace. Clay listened to exactly what we needed and the result was that we quickly and efficiently executed a long-term lease deal in the exact type of space we wanted which saved us a lot of time and energy. Also of note, he coached us on an appropriate offer to make to scoop up off-market space before it was soon to go into a tight market."
"As an owner of a general contracting firm, I'm very busy so when I work with a Commercial Broker I need to be confident that they know what they're doing and will achieve the goal without taking much of my time. I've interacted over the years with Clay Durkin in too many ways to details here but I will reference two-- An 8k SF purchase/renovation project in Lower SouthEnd and a 6k SF Flex/Retail Building Sale in East Charlotte. Both experiences were very positive and a nice success. He is a solid source if you need a good broker.."
"I met Clay Durkin initially when I called about a property he had listed in Elizabeth but it was unfortunately already under contract. On the call though, I immediately found him to be friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about our local market so I hired him on the spot. He quickly located and negotiated a deal on a 6,500sf office suite to lease in a beautiful historic building in FreeMoreWest. I next hired him to list my building in Cotswold that our company had outgrown. Within a month's time, we secured a solid tenant and fully executed a 5 yr lease deal at great terms--- Very happy I hired him for both occasions. He's very accessible, provides professional service and quickly gets the job done."
"Clay Durkin is an industry insider who remains connected to know what will be for sale and when. Clay’s knowledge of the market gave me the opportunity, and confidence in pricing to make an off market purchase in red hot South End after looking for a deal that met my parameters for several years. Clay stayed the course, kept me informed and got the deal done years after starting to work on the project. "
"Clay Durkin and I spent a good deal of time evaluating investment properties in the Carolinas and in the course of it all, I'm happy to say that we completed 2 very successful transactions. 1. He scoured the market and presented a nice bunch of interesting candidates which ultimately led me to a NNN single tenant retail purchase with a handsome CAP rate. 2. Then a few years later he assisted me again as we put that property on the market AND sold it a great profit. Thanks Clay-- Look forward to our next deal!"
"I've had the pleasure of working with Clay Durkin in a number of different capacities: Purchasing a Dilworth-area commercial investment property for me personally, selling that same property years later for a profit, and then representing my firm as our tenant representative on an office leasing deal in Southend. This has allowed me to see not only how he operates in each specific role, but I have had many opportunities to see how he communicates with his clients and handles issues as they invariably present themselves. I feel comfortable recommending him because he is a professional, enjoyable to work alongside, and frankly really good at his job."
"I live in Atlanta and hired Clay Durkin to market and sell my 4100sf building located on South Bv. in Charlotte's Lower Southend. I'm quite pleased with my decision! He was very informative in the beginning as we examined potential land vs. building valuations. He clearly explained all of the listing and contract contract language. He respectfully treated my long-term tenant. He quickly engaged with his graphics support team, developed a beautiful flyer, started showing the property to prospects right away and most importantly we engaged with a solid buyer and speedily closed the deal. As well, he put me in touch with a great local attorney and we completed the closing and all the notarizations while I was even vacationing in Colorado! Thanks Clay."
"Thanks so much Clay Durkin. I really appreciate your attention to detail with everything: Dealing with the seller; Dealing with the lease and all the craziness that comes with a lease; Lining us up with a great lender (They were both diligent and easy to work with); Providing us a good lawyer who was both thorough and easy to work with and keeping everyone on task throughout and looking out for the client. Let’s move onto the next opportunity."
"Clay Durkin possess all the best traits one would hope for in a real estate professional. He is knowledgeable about the marketplace, responsive to client needs, and an effective negotiator. He is also driven to serve his clientele irrespective of the magnitude of the product and achieves their goals."
"Clay Durkin came recommended to my family by an associate who also used them on another commercial purchase. Our circumstance was a bit unique in that time was running out on us to identify + secure a 1031-Exchange candidate. Through his network, Clay was instrumental in presenting an amazing off-market absolute-NNN single-tenant retail investment with 17 years of term left... As our broker, he worked fast to put it under contract and help us successfully close on it. My family enjoyed working with him and he made all the technical aspects of the deal simple to digest."
"What impressed me most about working with Clay Durkin was the amount of time that he saved me-- And I think it all derived from how well he initially listened in order to really understand what my business needed. Combined with his expert knowledge of the marketplace, I ended up purchasing the very first property that we toured because it was exactly what I wanted. We examined a few more candidates but it didn’t take long to know that I already had my decision… And that saved me an inordinate amount of time."
"Over the years I’ve evaluated real estate deals with Clay Durkin and his team and they have guided me with their deep knowledge and real estate experience. I would highly recommend them if you’re in need of a straight forward no-nonsense honest commercial broker that can uncover and evaluate investment candidates as well as be at your fingertips to assist you on the leasing end. He is a great resource to have on your team. Expect personalized service, honest feedback and an excellent understanding of the ever changing real estate market in Charlotte."
"I'm a media agency owner and a commercial property investor. On multiple occasions, Clay Durkin has really come through for me by presenting numerous office buildings to purchase in the highly-coveted Dilworth Neighborhood in Charlotte, NC. He is a straight-shooter and really know his craft-- And I've even engaged with him on both sides of the negotiating table-- Representing myself on the purchase of 1222 East Boulevard (he working as the seller's broker) and then he represented me on the purchase of 521 East Boulevard. Best of all, both were off-market and had great tenants in place... I look forward to our next deal."
"Our company owns a number of properties in the Charlotte region and over the years we have come to know Clay Durkin as a solid + knowledgeable broker-- A great source for expertise in property sales + leasing. Most recently, he handled one of our multi-tenant office building at 817 E Morehead Street. It's easy working with him but most importantly, he did a great job professionally marketing our property and keeping it 100% occupied."
"I really enjoyed working with Clay Durkin. He is focused, very accessible and really good at what he does. On a 1031 exchange and interested only in a tight geography and price point, the pressure was certainly on him to hustle and deliver--- We ended up purchasing a retail flex building in the Matthews area that matches my investment goals and the deal went very smoothly. Clay came highly recommended to me--- Now, I'll be happy to share his name to another."
"We went with Clay Durkin to list and sell our business property. At first I thought we could go at it alone and skip getting a broker involved. I am so glad we made the decision to use he and his team. Not only did he know everything the commercial market was doing they also were aware and informed of factors I never even considered which benefited our listing and selling price. He made the entire experience a lot less stressful and in the end the result was very positive.."
"This past year our counseling firm had a big change bestowed upon us. Our building and long-term location in Dilworth was put on the market for sale and we had to quickly find a new location to lease that would be just as convenient and comfortable for our long-term clients. The process which inherently could be very stressful was actually made much easier in a twist by the listing broker who sold the building. Clay Durkin went to action and found us a great new location (in Dilworth as well!). Now we have a new location that we love and we really appreciate how much easier he made it for us."
"For many years I owned office property in SouthEnd, specifically in the Camden Square West development on Abbott Street. Clay Durkin has provided value to me over the years on 3 important levels... He has successfully executed multiple lease deals which have always kept my investment at a positive return. He's been consistent and diligent with regards to keeping me up to date on area market activity. He put my property on the market and quickly executed a purchase deal allowing me to exit the investment at a great profit (highest PSF deal in the development in fact). Theis guy knows exactly what he's doing, reallly moves fast and is very enjoyable to work alongside."
"I wanted to thank Clay Durkin for all his work in helping my property sale go down... His professionalism and guidance throughout the process was excellent and I wish the best to him both professionally and personally. It was a pleasure working with him-- Thanks again!"
"I speak for my entire family in expressing our deep appreciation of Clay Durkin and his team. We are very grateful. Even before we were sure about selling, he worked thoughtfully with us, helping us organize and review our options. His marketing insights led us in the right direction and attracted a well-suited buyer for our commercial property in Lower SouthEnd."
"We have engaged Clay Durkin twice now for our tenant representation needs. He both times has handily found us exactly what we needed. He provided us numerous solid directions that checked all the boxes and as a result we swiftly inked a deal.... Not only does he understand the Charlotte market well but he did a great job of listening to what we truly needed which expedited the search process for us!"
"I want to express how much I appreciate all of Clay Durkin’s assistance in helping me locate an income-producing investment property to purchase. I specifically appreciated how well he listened, which helped me easily narrow down my choice to the perfect purchase price, return, lease structure and location. The property we ended up purchasing is a perfect match and meets all of my investment goals-- I will definitely look to him again for assistance for my next commercial real estate need."
"Clay Durkin made our search for a new office location a seamless endeavor. He listened to our needs and understood what we were looking for before presenting recommended spaces to review. This not only allowed us to find the perfect fit, but minimized the amount of time spent doing so. As well, he negotiated an excellent deal on our lease. We love our new digs – Thanks!"
"When we engaged Clay Durkin, we were looking across the spectrum of leased and for purchase properties that would meet our special requirements in Charlotte. Despite the low availability of suitable properties in Charlotte he was very patient with us, they listened well, reacted quickly when properties came on the market and provided us with appropriate guidance that enabled us to obtain a property that perfectly meets our needs. We would recommend him to any organization needing a expert partner to navigate them through this process of finding commercial real estate in Charlotte."
"Our organization is a trusteeship chartered by the Federal government. We engaged Clay Durkin this past year to help us find an approximate 6,000 square foot office space solution. We very much enjoyed our experience with him. He did exactly what we requested of thim in an efficient and effective manner, listened well to our concerns and was always accessible for us. We believe that Clay is an excellent commercial real estate source in the Charlotte market for organizations large or small."
"As an accounting professional, I am often asked to handle my client’s business affairs including their real estate holdings. I recently engaged Clay Durkin with the task of finding a tenant for a client’s commercial property in Midtown. Initially, he provided realistic pricing and time-frame expectations, as well as excellent insight in regards to what types of prospects would best match our space. He exceeded our expectations by quickly brokering a long term lease with an excellent tenant who was a great match for our property - at our asking rate! I definitely plan to engage Clay again for any of my other client’s real estate concerns."
"Clay Durkin took on the task of finding a tenant to fill a suite within my Southend, 6000sf office building near uptown. It was essential that the new mix in this intimate space worked both comfortably and cohesively for everyone, especially my employees and clients. He had to hustle and proactively find interested parties for this unique space and actually gave us a few final tenants to choose from in this down market. Clay diligently and effectively marketed my space finding me a great tenant for a multi-year deal in a very competitive midtown real estate market. I would personally recommend him."
"I am a business owner & real estate investor who resides in the Washington, DC area… I was very satisfied with Clay Durkin's level of service. He was very accessible & helpful during the discovery phase and then did a great job presenting, comparing & contrasting multiple opportunities. Lastly, he delivered very useful recent comps that helped us negotiate the right deal."
"We decided to switch to Clay Durkin after working with another brokerage outfit. What a difference! He was referred to us by a trusted client as a great broker who hustles and really knows the Charlotte market. In short order, he had multiple property showings right out of the gate and then quickly negotiated and inked a long term lease deal for us in four months. I found him to be very knowledgeable, professional and I enjoyed working with him..… And he found a tenant that is a perfect match for our building off Providence Road. I’ll definitely recommend him to anyone who asks and he will be my first phone call the next time!"
"On a tight time span, our company had a lease expiration quickly-approaching and badly needed to find new industrial/office flex property in the Southwestern Mecklenburg County area to serve as our Western North Carolina District home office. I had a great experience with Clay Durkin... He was very knowledgeable and quickly found exactly what I needed. In addition, he negotiated such a great deal for me that I was able to move into a property larger than my original scope which will make future business expansion easier. He provided me great value and I highly recommend hiring him."
"Our investment group hired Clay Durkin to sell land that we had acquired near the NODA neighborhood. I am glad that we hired him-- He was very accessible and easy to work with, impressed me with his knowledge of the Charlotte market and represented our property in a professional manner. Best of all, he successfully sold the property and allowed us to exit the investment at a nice profit."
"I was first referred to Clay Durkin by my veterinarian… He had helped them in the past secure office space & spoke very highly of him. He assisted us in identifying, vetting and closing a deal on some great Class A office space on Morehead Street… He was extremely patient, professional and guided us through every step throughout the process. He possesses an impressive array of knowledge on the Charlotte commercial real estate market, is quite adept at the art of negotiation and was very personable the whole time. I would recommend him to anyone with commercial real estate needs in the Charlotte area."
"Clay Durkin assisted my company in two ways - Lease renewal for our existing space and searching for a new alternate tenant space. He is extremely professional, ethical, and knowledgeable. He listened to our needs and guided us to make the right decision for our business at the time. I will continue to work with him as our needs and tenant space requires change."
"Based on the longevity of experience and transaction visibility in our metro area, we chose Clay Durkin to market our commercial property. He was highly communicative with us at all times during the listing period, contract negotiation and after contract. He represented our property at a level of capability that reflected his knowledge and experience with commercial real estate. Listing with Clay streamlined the process and helped us secure a more stable lease than we could have arranged under our own representation."
"Clay Durkin went out of his way to lease my retail property in an aggressive and professional manner. I had previously tried another firm with no positive results. He kept in touch with me regularly and took a proactive approach to finding a tenant. I appreciate the manner with which the entire transaction proceeded and I will certainly use his firm again."
"Our Ohio-based Roofing Supply Company recently decided to expand into the Charlotte region. Clay Durkin patiently helped us navigate the process not only supplying us with great property ideas but also providing us crucial insight that would greatly affect our specific geographic focus— Ultimately giving us the best chance to succeed. We ended up choosing a 15,000sf flex/office building that they presented to us… As well, he negotiated a great deal for us. We’re glad we hired him to represent us in the search."
DURKIN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ADVISORS, LLC (NC# C37117)
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1009 Brantham Court, Charlotte, NC 28211