Jim Anthony

Founder and CEO, Anthony and Company

Industry: Commercial Real Estate Development

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Founder and CEO for Anthony & Co., in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, a commercial real estate development, investment and service company.

Previously served as a property brokerage consultant with Grubb & Ellis in Los Angeles, winning the “Rookie of the Year” Award in 1980, before moving to Raleigh to be director of leasing and management for Carolantic Realty.

Acquired Allentown Commercial in Durham, NC in 1998 and merged it into Anthony & Co., which also has offices in Myrtle Beach, SC; Atlanta, GA; Niagara Falls, NY; and Burlington, NC.

Received 2010 Business Leader Top Entrepreneur Award and named to the Top 10 of the Top 100 North Carolina Small Businesses for 2009 and 2008 by Triangle Business Leader.

Involved in community as past president of Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors; on boards of Wells Fargo Bank of North Carolina and Salvation Army; founding partner of Duke Medicine Dream Campaign; founder of the Synergy Center of Raleigh; chairman of the Developer Relations Committee of Wake County Board of Economic Development, and supporter of numerous charities.

Earned B.A. from Duke University and M.B.A. from University of Southern California.