Skipper Day is a Raleigh native – born in the old Rex Hospital at Wade Ave and St. Mary’s Street. He has been with the York brokerage team since 2012 and has over 37 years of commercial real estate consulting experience. Prior to joining the company, Skipper was with Cushman & Wakefield. He received the REDY Award in 1998 for the top office deal in the Triangle (124,000 SF) and received the REDY award in 2000 for the second top office deal (113,000 SF). Skipper enjoys assisting both entrepreneurial clients who may be just starting their business as well as established corporate clients.
In his downtime, you can find Skipper on the golf course, enjoying time on the lake with family, or doing volunteer projects with one of the several organizations he is involved with. A few of these include Hayes Barton Baptist Church, First Tee – Triangle, and NC State Alumni Association. His wife, Barbara, is an NCSU engineering graduate and was a cheerleader when State won the ’84 NCAA basketball championship. Their two sons, Chad and Wilson, both attended NCSU and were members of the men’s golf team. We are pretty sure that family’s blood runs red AND white.
When asked about his job, Skipper says:
My time at York has come full circle. When I was about to graduate from college and starting to explore the commercial real estate field, I had a meeting with Smedes and his father in “the cave” (for non-York employees, “the cave” is our affectionate name for the old office that used to be where the Village District Rite Aid currently resides). I was a nervous 21-year-old sitting across the table from these two accomplished gentlemen. Things did not initially work out and there is usually a reason when that happens. I feel very blessed that the opportunity opened up in 2012 to join the York team.
Coming from a corporate real estate firm to a local family-owned firm has been very refreshing. The opportunity to interact with all the York employees through the various company functions and the volunteer services within the community that York is involved with has been great. The depth of experience and knowledge amongst our brokerage team is hard to come by.
We are so happy to have Skipper on our team!