Our History

Founded in 1982, NAI Summit is the region’s largest full-service commercial and industrial real estate firm serving Eastern Pennsylvania. NAI Summit provides comprehensive services in development, acquisitions and disposition, leasing, representation of owners and tenants, investment sales, asset management, property management, facilities management, accounting services, corporate services, build-to-suit leaseback management, consultation, advisory services and research. Our remarkable track record of success is unmatched by our competitors.

NAI Summit, upon its inception, immediately established the philosophy of being a relationship-oriented firm. This approach differs significantly from the transaction-oriented philosophy of most real estate firms. Our first and foremost responsibility is to the owners of the buildings we represent.  Our financial and personnel resources are geared toward achieving the objectives of each owner. NAI Summit prides itself on the high level experience and diverse range of services available to our clients all within one firm.

This philosophy has evolved from ownership’s mentality as a development firm and continues to dominate NAI Summit’s environment as a result of NAI Summit’s capabilities and the extent of services they can provide owners. We continue to make a constant effort to maintain and cultivate the reputation of the firm as a strong local entity with national reach. Our local presence is maintained through its reputation in the community and the presences of our team on a number of local economic development related boards.

In addition to over 40 years as principal of NAI Summit, Frank T. Smith, CCIM, CPM developed approximately three million square feet of commercial and industrial space in Pennsylvania and Delaware prior to establishing NAI Summit. With our extensive experience in all facets of commercial real estate and our market, we know exactly how to scale our services to fit client needs.

NAI Summit has always understood the need to provide its clients with a commercial/industrial real estate firm capable of bridging the gap between a strong local firm and a national/international provider. This has been accomplished through strong affiliations with highly visible and well-respected commercial/industrial real estate concerns on a national level.