Frank Baird

Principal | Chief Executive Officer

As a Partner and CEO, Frank is responsible for long term strategy of the company. He continues to have a brokerage and development practice, which includes raising equity and debt for the company’s projects and advising clients.

Frank joined Capital Associates in 1986 as Associate Partner after moving from Dallas Texas as a vice president of the development division of Las Colinas. In this capacity, Frank developed several buildings in the Las Colinas area, the largest of which being The Towers at Williams Square, a 1.2 million square foot office project.

Frank’s experience includes the development and direct responsibility of more than 3,500,000 square feet of office and warehouse space and brokerage transactions.

Frank has negotiated loans of more than $500 million with all the major banks in our area as well as many permanent lenders. These lending relationships include Principal Financial Group, TIAA (Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association), John Hancock, and the Prudential Life Insurance Company. Other partnership relationships include the Church of England, Assurant Asset Management, Medical Mutual Group, Richardson Corporation, and BNE Land & Development.

Frank is the past Chairman of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and past Co-Chairman of The City of Raleigh’s Downtown Long-Term Strategic Plan, Livable Streets. Since living in Raleigh, Frank has served as the president of the Research Triangle Park chapter of NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties), served on the board of the Triangle Area Building Owners Association, Vice Chairman of the City of Raleigh Appearance Commission, and on the building committees of White Memorial Presbyterian Church and the Carolina Country Club. Frank and his family are members of White Memorial Presbyterian Church where he serves as an Elder.

While working in Dallas, Frank received his M.B.A. from the University of Dallas. He received his B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas in Austin. Frank holds real estate brokerage licenses in North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Kentucky, and Georgia.


BBA Finance, University of Texas at Austin – 1978

MBA, University of Dallas – 1983