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Your Trusted Experts

Crimson Cardinal Realty provides professional services in commercial real estate and business brokerage transactions for clients in North Carolina and South Carolina.  Founded in 2016, Crimson Cardinal Realty is a full-service firm focused on the needs of the small business community.  The firm has cultivated a national network of commercial professionals.  From market analysis to deal negotiation to financing, Crimson Cardinal Realty has the business solutions you need.

Nathaniel (Nat) James


Nat James is qualifying broker, broker-in-charge , and business broker of Crimson Cardinal Realty.  He has substantial expertise in working with entrepreneurial enterprises.  Mr. James has 25 plus years in commercial banking and finance, is a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina and South Carolina, is a North Carolina licensed attorney, a FastStart (TM) Accredited Senior Business Broker, a member of the International Business Brokers Association, a member of the Carolina Virginia Business Broker Associate, and has serve the small business community since 1992.  He earned a bachelor degree in Finance from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), an MBA from Harvard Business School (Harvard University), and a Juris Doctorate degree from the Law School at the University of Virginia.  Nat lives in Durham, NC and is active in his community.

Schedule a 15-minute quick call with Nat.

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Alex Smith


Alexander Smith is a native of New Jersey and has worked as a professional real estate agent since 2003. Alex recently obtained his license to conduct real estate in North Carolina.

Alex is bringing knowledge, professionalism, integrity and passion, with him, to help people become a North Carolina home owner. In his 17 year career, he has assisted many clients with buying and selling residential property and vacant land.

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K'Ehleyr James


Meet K'Ehleyr James, a dedicated business and real estate broker specializing in childcare and early education businesses. With a background in residential investment and aerospace engineering, Ms. James brings a unique blend of expertise to the firm. Holding a real estate broker license, her analytical skills and attention to detail ensure a professional approach to every transaction.

Committed to client success, Ms. James provides personalized guidance and unwavering support throughout the process. With a Bachelor's degree In Engineering from North Carolina State University and a master's degree in Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, K'Ehleyr demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning. Outside of work, she finds joy in playing the piano and cultivating a beautiful garden. Trust Ms. James's expertise to navigate the complexities of selling or buying your childcare or early education operation, ensuring a smooth and successful transition.


Kestra James

Marketing and Media Consultant

Kestra James does market research and consulting for our company. She specializes in digital marketing with an emphasis on intercultural competence and cross-cultural relationships. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Literature from East Carolina University and currently studies Global Media and Cultures at Georgia Institute of Technology. She is the president and founder of

Pirouette Media and Consulting.

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