Collins Commercial Properties, Inc. (“CCP”) is a boutique commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in Retail and Restaurant site selection, and Land acquisition. Ray Collins, as Principal, has 30+ years of retail industry experience, with established retail, developer, and broker relationships throughout the southeastern United States.  CCP benefits from national reach and industry exposure through Site Source Retail Brokerage Network. CCP represents a number of national clients on a regional basis, throughout the Piedmont Region of North Carolina and other markets as directed.  In short, CCP provides a wealth of Experience, Professionalism, and Integrity to its clients, with the ability to respond quickly and to work closely with clients, on a principal to principal basis, with an expertise and knowledge base that matches that of senior management of the client.

Raymond D. Collins, Jr. CCIM

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Ray Collins is the principal of Collins Commercial Properties, Inc., founded in November 1996, specializing in all facets of Retail Commercial Real Estate: land assemblage, site selection, rezoning, consulting, tenant representation, landlord representation, and sale of income properties throughout the Piedmont Region of North Carolina.  Mr. Collins’ retail knowledge began with his family’s operation of junior department stores throughout his childhood and early adulthood.  Prior to forming Collins Commercial Properties, Inc. Ray held various positions with Triad regional brokerage and development firms, as well as prior experience with developers The Crosland Group, Lat Purser & Associates and Equity Properties Group while living in Charlotte, NC.

He is a graduate of UNC-Charlotte, majoring in Business Administration.  He is married to Linda Collins, has two grown children, three yellow labs (his pride and joy) and is an avid fisherman and sportsman.

Charitable Involvement

I) Past activity:

  • Children’s Hope Alliance – Formerly Grandfather Home for Children
    • Board member; Capital Campaign Chair
  • Boy Scouts of America: Old Salem Council Board Member
  • Former Scout Master/Committee Chair – Troop 722
  • Proud Father of an Eagle Scout
  • Highland Presb. Church: Past Elder and Deacon, Senior High Advisor, Capital Campaign and Stewardship Campaign Chair
  • Crop Walk for Hunger; Board Member, Chair and Corporate Fundraiser

II) Current ongoing involvement:

  • Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Linda Collins – Board Member & Chair & Volunteer
    • CCP: Event sponsor and financial support
    • Samaritan Inn and Soup Kitchen
    • Crisis Control Ministries
    • NC Shriner Circus
    • Anonymous financial support to individuals, families, and organizations “In Need”.

AnneHunter K. Helmstetler, Brokerage Assistant/Notary Public

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Anne joined Collins Commercial Properties, Inc. in August of 2016 with more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience and is licensed in VA and NC.  Prior to joining Collins Commercial Properties, Inc. she worked for Macpherson & Company, Inc. a leader in economic development in Danville, VA and Triad Commercial Properties in Winston Salem, NC.  Though licensed, she enjoys a hands on supporting role to the President to include, Office Manager, coordinating meetings and tours, creating marketing, sales and leasing documentation as well as other various day to day administrative duties and office organization needs.

Outside of work Anne can be found working on their 15 acre property in Lexington, cooking and traveling.  She is always planning their next big adventure.