CEO & Founder

Jim Anthony

Jim serves as CEO for APG in Raleigh, North Carolina. Jim’s responsibilities include: company vision and strategy, business development, resident guitarist, and community engagement.

Prior to founding Anthony & Co. in 1987, Jim served as a broker with Grubb & Ellis Company in Los Angeles, California, from 1979 to 1983, winning the Rookie of the Year Award in 1980. In 1983, Jim moved to Raleigh to be Leasing and Management Director for NAI Carolantic Realty. In 1998 he acquired Allenton Commercial in Durham, NC and merged it into Anthony & Co.  In 2010 Anthony & Co. joined Colliers, then exiting to independence in 2020 as APG.

Jim has one of the most diverse and distinguished commercial real estate track records in the Southeastern, US. For over 35 years he has worked with nearly every property type in ten states. His expertise is highly sought after by institutions, businesses, investors, developers and government.  Armed with a guitar, Jim is one of the most entertaining public speakers in the real estate business.

Community Involvement

Guest Lecturer, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
Guest Lecturer, UNC, Kenan Flagler School of Business
1983-Present Member Triangle Commercial Association of REALTORS, President 1988, Board Member 1985 – 1989
Wachovia Bank, Central Region Board of Advisors
Wells Fargo Bank of NC, Central Region Board of Advisors
Conference Table of the Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau
Salvation Army Board of Advisors
Wake County Board of Economic Development
Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Chairman Developer Relations Task Force
Jobs for Life, Founding Partner
Rex Hospital Foundation, Director
NC Museum of Natural Sciences Society, Director
Raleigh Regional Board of Realtors, Director
Society of Industrial & Office REALTORS, member since 1988
SIOR Ethics Committee (National) Triangle Area Office Building Association, Director

Affiliations or Memberships

Triangle Commercial Association Realtors
Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)


Duke University BA
University of Southern California MBA
Numerous Management Negotiation, Finance & Environmental Courses
Triangle Commercial Association Realtors
Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)

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