NAI Global, the global commercial real estate firm owned by Andrew Farkas, recently listed a unique property for sale. The building was formerly the headquarters of the Longaberger Company and is modeled as a 180,0000 square foot picnic basket. It is located in Newark, Ohio and cost $32 million when it was initially built in 1997.
The building has been called one of the most unusual and bizarre buildings in the United States. It has even been listed as one of the 120 greatest human constructions in the world in the Lonely Planets book “Amazing Architecture: A Spotter’s Guide.” In addition to its unique structure, it is also an ideal spot for offices or even a hotel. The seven-story building contains offices, conference rooms, a café, a theater, and a fitness center.
The building will be marketed by NAI Ohio River Corridor. NAI Global is an established leader in the commercial real estate industry, with more than 400 offices throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and Asia. The company leverages both its extensive network and its local connections in order to provide solutions for clients’ real estate needs. NAI Global boasts an impressive history of serving leading corporations such as Citibank, Dow Chemical, and Coca-Cola Enterprises.
NAI Global exists as a wholly owned subsidiary of C-III Capital Partners. C-III, founded by Andrew Farkas, is a commercial real estate company that offers investment management, asset management, and commercial mortgages. With decades of real estate service experience, Mr. Farkas provides valuable insight to the leadership team at C-III and has successfully propelled the company to be a leader in the industry.