Ayize Glenn Gray is a modern-day Renaissance man with a diverse set of interests and areas of expertise. It’s this creativity and “outside the box” problem-solving that spell success for Ayize’s clients in commercial real estate.
Ayize is a native of Queens, NY and earned a BA in Communications from Clark Atlanta University in 1992. After graduation, he began a 20+ year career in film and television in Lagos, Nigeria; New York City and Los Angeles. He worked as an Assistant Location Manager for such notable films as Dead Presidents, He Got Game and You Have Mail, and in film development for Spike Lee’s production company, 40 Acres & a Mule. He also worked in location management on Night Falls On Manhattan for acclaimed director Sidney Lumet (The Wiz, Dog Day Afternoon) and was featured in a New York Times article for his efforts. In 2002, Ayize created an independent film company and developed and produced a wide variety of short and feature film projects, including the award-winning Redemption, a story about a woman’s journey through breast cancer.
Eager to put his creative talents to work in a new direction, Ayize and his family relocated to North Carolina in 2014, where he began a successful career in residential real estate, expanding his focus to include commercial real estate. Ayize has extensive experience in finance, investment and development and has assisted his clients in developing investment portfolios both domestically and internationally. He is a Licensed NC Broker/Realtor and owns a Real Estate Solutions company that redevelops underperforming properties.
Ayize is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP); Urban Land Institute; Smart Growth America and Toastmasters International.
In addition to his business interests, Ayize is an exhibiting artist, bass guitarist and teen mentor through the Agape Youth Mentoring Program and Youth Mentoring Connection. Ayize and his wife Jill live in Wilmington, NC with their son and two daughters.
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