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Jacob R. Parrott III

Raleigh | 919.835.4685
Fax | 919.834.4564

Jake Parrott is a commercial real estate attorney in Parker Poe's Raleigh office. He focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions that include the new development, acquisition, and sale of all commercial property types, as well as leasing, real estate financing, and lending. Jake’s clients include developers, commercial real estate lenders, property owners, and companies expanding their real estate portfolios.

Jake is a leader within the North Carolina Bar Association's Real Property Section, serving on its council. He is also an active member of the North Carolina Bankers Association.

Outside of his legal practice, Jake is committed to serving his community. He is a board member of the Nash Community College Foundation, the Nash UNC Health Care Foundation, and Emmaus House, which provides safe, affordable housing for recovering male addicts in Raleigh. He is also a past president of Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Rocky Mount area.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a variety of clients in the purchases and sales of shopping centers, urgent care clinics, and other real estate.
  • Advised a national relocation company on its transactions throughout North Carolina.
  • Represented a North Carolina college in connection with construction financing for new dorms.

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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate Law, 2020-2024; Corporate Law, 2021-2024
  • Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” in Real Estate, 2017-2019, 2021
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2022


  • North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Section, Council, Commercial Committee Chair, 2017-present
  • North Carolina Bankers Association, N.C. Electronic Recording Council, 2017-present
  • Emmaus House, Board of Directors, 2017-present
  • Nash UNC Health Care Foundation, Board of Directors, 2013-present
  • Nash Community College Foundation, President, 2014-2015; Board of Directors, 2010-present; Finance Committee, 2012-2015
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI), 2016-present
  • Wake County Bar Association, 2016-present
  • Wake County Real Property Lawyers Association, 2016-present
  • Habitat for Humanity of Rocky Mount, President, 2010-2015; Board of Directors, 2008-2015
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nash & Edgecombe Counties, President, 1996-2001; Board of Directors, 1994-2002
  • Edgecombe-Nash Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities & Substance Abuse Services, Board of Directors; Personnel Committee Chair, 1993-2004