About Calkain

Who We Are

We are a boutique commercial real estate firm with a passion for the net lease market. In 2005, Jonathan Hipp, President and CEO, took the initiative to build upon his experience and left a large, international brokerage firm to become an independent and innovative leader within the net lease investment community. Armed with a sole employee and a single office, the firm has grown exponentially.

Holding true to our roots, we’ve expanded our services to include Asset Management, Research, Advisory and Capital Markets. Solid relationships have been the cornerstone throughout our decades of experience in the industry. We approach our clients’ risk tolerance with foresight and enthusiasm, forging long term partnerships by identifying the right people, investment criteria and innovation. Whether private or institutional investors, we pride ourselves on providing real estate solutions that maximize client value and build wealth for your future.

We understand that your investments today may well be your legacy.

Calkain headquarters opens for business!

Calkain’s first office opens in the Washington, DC metro region in Reston, Virginia – the company later relocated to nearby Herndon, Virginia in 2015.

Calkain expands to Boston

Calkain expands its footprint to Boston, Massachusetts and reinforces its East Coast presence.

Asset Management division established

To broaden the scope of services offered to our net lease clients, Calkain establishes an asset management division.

South Florida office opens

Patrick Nutt, Managing Partner, establishes the companies current day Florida headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Recognized as an expert, Calkain hosts two new industry events

Calkain hosts the inaugural NNN forum at ICSC RECon and the ICSC N3 Conference series is launched.

Calkain establishes office in Atlanta

The Strome-Peterson team joins the Calkain team from Atlanta, Georgia.

Happy Anniversary!

The company celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary and achieves $11 billion in transactions!

Calkain earns Top Philanthropy Award

Calkain ranks #5 in the Washington, DC metro area for philanthropy by small businesses by the Washington Business Journal.

Calkain expands to Philadelphia

Jim Isbell joins the Calkain team.

Calkain expands to New York


The Calkain Real Estate Scholarship

We’re excited to announce the winner of our 2019 Calkain Real Estate Scholarship. Congratulations to Kyle Sarback of the University of Florida.

Stay tuned for 2020 Real Estate Scholarship Information

Scholarship Information

Giving Back

Calkain embraces social responsibility as an opportunity to give back to the community. We strive to make a positive impact in the communities and organizations we touch. Through our philanthropic arm, Calkain Cares, we have supported various organizations, and most recently, hosted a gala in which we raised $50,000 to support Hero Dogs and Canine Companions for Independence. Children’s Hospital and the Backpack Buddies are just a few of the organizations we are proud to support.

Calkain was ranked #5 in the Washington, DC metro area for Philanthropy by small businesses by the Washington Business Journal.

Participating in philanthropic causes is consistent with our guiding principles in that it aids in building an organization with which employees and customers are proud to be associated. We are dedicated to serving our communities, and it is this dedication that ties our team members together and sets us apart as a company. Calkain has implemented a program allowing paid time off so that employees can volunteer and provide community service to organizations that have personal meaning to them.

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