RALEIGH — Ron Francis, former general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, is joining NAI Carolantic Realty, a Raleigh-based commercial property brokerage company.

Reporting to Chairman Steve Stroud, Francis will work with clients considering various commercial real estate investments.

“Ron has a stellar reputation in the community, which is something we value highly at NAI Carolantic Realty,” said Stroud. “Ron’s drive and commitment to excellence is a perfect fit for our team of dedicated brokers.”

Francis played in the NHL for 23 seasons from 1981 to 2004, six of which were with the Hurricanes. He won two consecutive Stanley Cups while playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1990-1991 and 1991-1992 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007.

Francis says there are a lot of skills acquired in sports that transition well to the business world.

“Integrity, character and loyalty are very important to me,” said Francis. “Doing things that are right, not necessarily to make money, but that yield a win-win for everyone involved.”

Established in 1972, NAI Carolantic is a local office of NAI Global, one of the largest real estate service providers worldwide.

It has 15 brokers, a full-service property management division, as well as an experienced marketing and research division.

This story is from the North Carolina Business News Wire, a service of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism