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Coldwell Banker Commercial SunCoast Expands Brokerage Team with Hiring of Ayize Glenn Gray

May 11, 2018

WILMINGTON, NC – Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast Partners, a commercial real estate and property management firm headquartered in Wilmington, NC, has expanded its team of brokers with the recent hiring of Ayize Glenn Gray.

“The regional economy is strong, and our firm is growing to accommodate the increasing demand for commercial real estate,” said Grayson Powell, Managing Partner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast Partners.  “We’re proud to welcome Ayize as the newest member of the Sun Coast Partners team and I’m confident he’ll be a great addition to our firm.  Like many of our brokers, Ayize has a diverse set of skills and experience in a variety of industries, which makes for a successful agent and one who will be a great asset to his clients.”

Gray 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 Manahattan for acclaimed director Sidney Lumet (The Wiz, Dog Day Afternoon) and was featured in a New York Times article for his efforts.  In 2002, Gray 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, Gray and his family relocated to North Carolina in 2014, where he began a successful career in residential real estate, which he recently expanded to include commercial real estate.  Gray 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 under-performing properties.

Gray is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP); Urban Land Institute (ULI); Smart Growth America and Toastmasters International.

In addition to his business interests, Gray is an exhibiting artist, bass guitarist and teen mentor through the Agape Youth Mentoring Program and Youth Mentoring Connection.  Gray and his wife Jill live in Wilmington, NC with their son and two daughters.