“Commercial real estate has the power to transform communities. We love to solve problems, create value, and drive success for our community and clients,” says Jim Anthony, founder and CEO of Raleigh-based APG Capital. Backed by more than 200 years of combined experience and a track record of tangible results, the tenured company brings unmatched local expertise to commercial real estate transactions across the Triangle, North Carolina and South Carolina.
“I’ve been investing in real estate for more than 40 years,” says Anthony, who cut his teeth as a real estate broker before starting his business in 1987. Founded initially as Anthony & Co., APG now boasts more than one billion in transactions over 34 years of serving clients throughout the Southeast.
“At the end of the day, real estate is a local business,” says Anthony. That’s why clients trust APG for investments, valuation services, property management, leasing and more. “We’ve leased, managed, and transacted key commercial properties across North Carolina for almost four decades. And we’ve thrived as a market resource for those who want to know and trust the people they work with.”
“Opportunities across North Carolina have grown like bamboo over the last 15 years, primarily thanks to national institutions driving the area’s desirability and growth,” says Anthony. That includes renowned schools like Duke University, NC State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, plus the nation’s largest military base, Fort Bragg.
“Commercial development drives residential development. When I arrived in 1983, only half a million people called the Triangle home. Now, more than 2 million people live here,” Anthony says. “Four times growth in 40 years is pretty phenomenal.”
A vital piece of any economy, commercial real estate stimulates growth by providing places for people to live, work, and play. But true community transformation takes purposeful development by a thoughtful partner with deep capabilities and connections.
“It all boils down to having the right people on the bus. Our team has unrivaled local expertise in developing, selling and leasing land, office, industrial, multifamily, and retail properties across North Carolina,” Anthony says.
Under the APG umbrella are two separate endeavors: APG Capital, a commercial property development and investment arm that drives transformative opportunities throughout communities, and APG Advisors, made up of both an advisory team that serves institutions, individuals, and corporations investing in commercial real estate, and a commercial property management group. Altogether, the three-part operation works to lower expenses, creates jobs, and raises income for North Carolina residents.
“I believe companies are responsible for supporting their communities fiscally and socially, and we do that. We outgive companies 10 times our size,” says Anthony, whose organization has dedicated more than $200,000 and 4,500 volunteer hours to community nonprofits like Note in the Pocket, Durham Rescue Mission and Habitat for Humanity, for which APG arranged a $500,000 gift in 2021. “We want to be the model other companies emulate—so go ahead and copy us, please, because our communities will only grow stronger as a result.”