Billy Cooper

Senior Vice President, Retail Brokerage

Specialties: Retail

Scope of Service Experience

NAI Southern Real Estate is the oldest and most experienced full service real estate firm in North Carolina (1899). NAI is a global commercial real estate service provider created from a network of over 400 offices worldwide with over 7,000 professionals. NAI Global handles over 20 Billion in transactions annually.

Mr. Cooper is responsible for acquisition, disposition and leasing of commercial real estate, specializing in retail and restaurant properties as a Landlord and Tenant representative. His is a NAI Corporate Expansion Specialist focusing on growing companies nationally through the NAI network.

Background & Experience

Mr. Cooper has a bachelor of science degree from the college of Charleston. He holds real estate licenses in North & South Carolina and Georgia. Mr. Cooper is a graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI) and is a member of the Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of Realtors. He is a native Charlottean who has been working in the Charlotte metro real estate market since 1993.

Professional Associations & Designations

Charlotte Commercial Broker of the Year – Retail – 2013, 2010 and 2008 -Regional awards given by Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of Realtors.

Charlotte Commercial Broker of the Year Runner Up – Retail – 2012, 2011 and 2007

2009 Inducted into NAI Hall of Fame – An international honor recognizing NAI Global Top Producers awarded to less than 1% of over 5,700 brokers in 325 cities around the world.

1993 – 2019 Multi Million Dollar Producer in the Charlotte Region

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Member

Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR), Member

NAI Global Retail Council

Graduate of the Realtor Institute, GRI 1994

Licensed Real Estate Broker – North & South Carolina and Georgia

Strategic Clients

“Billy Cooper is an outstanding broker and good friend. Billy represented Charlotte Prime, LLC, dba Ruth’s Chris Steak House with all 4 of our Steak House’s and 5th independent restaurant. I would not consider picking a site without his expert opinion. Billy’s knowledge of the Charlotte market and negotiating skills were a key component in the success of our restaurants.”

Jeffrey A. Conway
Franchise Owner
Ruth’s Chris Steak House

“After 5 years with 4 different leasing agents, it was not until we teamed with Billy Cooper that our Center reached 97% occupancy. We could not be more pleased with the results and his commitment to our success in the marketplace. You want him on your team!”

David H. Bralove
B&B Realty Investments, LLC

t: 704-632-7634

f: 704-375-2384


NAI Southern Real Estate
4201 Congress Street
Suite 170
Charlotte, NC  28209