April 24, 2024

Real Estate

GreenPointe Holdings LLC, Jacksonville

GreenPointe Holdings proudly announces the promotion of Chris Rusnak to Chief Accounting Officer. Rusnak will focus on the expansion and development of capital partner relations and overall corporate financial monitoring and analysis while continuing to direct all Accounting and Finance operations. Read more »
Published on 4/24/2024

John R. Wood Christie's International Real Estate, Naples

John R. Wood Christie's International Real Estate has announced the promotion of Corey McCloskey to President of the organization. McCloskey's tenure with the company spans 20 years, most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Operations. Recognized as NABOR's 2023 REALTOR® of the Year, McCloskey served as the Florida Association of REALTORS® District Five Vice President in 2022. Read more »
Published on 4/3/2024

GreenPointe Developers, Jacksonville

GreenPointe Developers proudly announces the promotion of Gregg Kern to Division Manager, North Florida Region. Kern oversees the development team members and the daily operations of his North Florida division. His experience in residential and commercial construction and his expertise in real estate development has proven invaluable to the GreenPointe team's success. Read more »
Published on 3/20/2024

Florida East Coast Realty, Miami

Florida East Coast Realty COO Austin Hollo was honored by United Way Miami with its Inaugural Next-Gen Philanthropist Award, recognizing him as a visionary leader/philanthropist and an inspiration to young professionals who believe in the power of collective change and charitable giving. He is a member of their Board of Directors and Young Leaders Executive Committee. Read more »
Published on 2/21/2024

Castle Group, Plantation

Castle Group, the premier choice for community management, is pleased to announce that Kristen Searle, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Castle Group, has been named Chief Human Resources Officer. She began her career in 2005 at SBA Communications in Boca Raton as a Recruiter, scaling to Human Resources Manager in 2008 and HR Director in 2013. Her 13-year tenure with the company came to a close in the summer of 2019, when she joined Castle Group as VP of Human Resources. Searle's promotion comes on the heels of her five year anniversary at Castle, marking two significant milestones for her Castle career. Continue reading at https://www.castlegroup.com/kristen-searle-promoted-to-chief-human-resources-officer/ Read more »
Published on 1/17/2024

CCIM Institute, Naples

The CCIM Institute (CCIM) announced the election of Adam Palmer, CCIM, SIOR as its 2024 First Vice President. As First Vice President, Palmer will serve as President in 2026. His dedication to advancing commercial real estate is longstanding. A 19-year industry veteran with office and industrial background, Palmer is frequently recognized for his transactional accomplishments. Read more »
Published on 11/29/2023

SRS Real Estate Partners, Dallas

SRS Real Estate Partners, Miami SRS Real Estate Partners expanded its industrial services with the addition of a veteran three-person team in Miami. Wayne Schuchts will lead SRS' industrial practice in Florida and is joined by Andrew Lehrer and Michael Palmer. They will focus on representing owners, tenants, and investors of industrial property throughout Florida. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2023

Good Greek Realty, Jupiter

Good Greek Realty proudly welcomes seasoned Broker Stacy Little. Little brings a deep understanding of Florida's dynamic real estate market, enhancing the company's promise to offer a seamless relocation journey. With an impressive 30 years of experience in the Real Estate industry, Little is thrilled about this new chapter in her career. Read more »
Published on 9/6/2023

Codina Partners, Coral Gables

Codina Partners has hired Eric Blanco as its new VP of Accounting and Finance. In this role, Blanco will oversee accounting and finance, advise on complex real estate transactions, and help the firm reach its financial goals. Previously, Blanco served as Principal for The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm with $376 billion of assets under management. Read more »
Published on 8/30/2023

Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, Miramar Beach

Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® is happy to announce Andrew “Andy” Peach as the new General Manager of the Town Center. Peach assumes oversight of all operations at the 52-acre property. He is a senior retail real estate professional experienced in managing and leasing upscale shopping centers, including mixed-use assets. Peach has a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas State University. Read more »
Published on 8/2/2023

Call It Closed International Realty, Naples

Call It Closed International Realty, the country's first and only cloud-based, 100% commission brokerage, has named Aprile Osborne as Chief Vision Officer. The new role formalizes Osborne's contributions as both a trusted mentor to new brokers and a visionary strategist for the Florida-based company, which currently operates in 16 states and continues to expand its footprint. Read more »
Published on 8/2/2023

Colliers, Tampa

Joanne LeBlanc, Vice President, is celebrating 15 years at Colliers, a $4.5B global commercial real estate services firm. Joanne is a Tenant/Occupier specialist representing companies to secure office space in Tampa Bay. Her services also stretch throughout Florida, nationwide, & globally with the assistance of the Colliers worldwide network. joanne.leblanc@colliers.com Read more »
Published on 7/12/2023

MG Developer, Coral Gables

MG Developer has named Diego Torrealba as Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development. Torrealba has recently been accepted into the Miami Herbert Business School to attain a Master of Business Administration in the Accelerated MBA in Real Estate Program and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Boston University. Read more »
Published on 6/21/2023

Cornelius Property Holdings, St. Petersburg

The J. F. Cornelius Family Fd'n, Inc. Directors have recently elected Dr. Jan Cornelius as President. She will be responsible for the daily operation, wealth management and coordination of contributions to local charities. Dr. Cornelius recently transitioned to growing a commercial Real Estate portfolio after 30 years of changing people's lives as a dental surgeon. Read more »
Published on 5/24/2023

Beyond Commercial, Orlando

Amy Calandrino, founder of Beyond Commercial, earned the prestigious SIOR Office Designation awarded by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. Calandrino is one of a few women in the Orlando market with this achievement. The stringent requirements included completing several years of creditable experience in her highly specialized field of office real estate. Read more »
Published on 5/10/2023

Codina Partners, Coral Gables

Codina Partners announces it has hired Rick Moreno as its new Chief Financial Officer. Moreno will be responsible for overseeing the company's accounting, taxation, treasury, financing and forecasting. Moreno will also assist the CEO and Executive Team on strategic and tactical initiatives as they relate to operations, development and investments. Read more »
Published on 5/3/2023

Palmer Ranch Holdings Ltd., Sarasota

Palmer Ranch Holdings, Ltd. has promoted Justin Powell to the position of president, where he will manage all operations and guide the company forward. Powell has spent 19 years at Palmer Ranch Holdings, starting as an analyst in 2004 and working his way up to vice president. Powell holds a bachelor's degree in international business from Florida State University and has earned a master's degree in real estate evaluation from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business. Palmer Ranch is a master-planned community covering 15,000 acres in Sarasota County, Florida, with more than 14,000 residential units, along with a mix of industrial uses, commercial and office uses, and recreational areas. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2023

MG Developer, Coral Gables/Florida

MG Developer has named Catie Naranjo as Chief Development Officer (CDO). Catie's primary role includes managing investor, lender, and stakeholder relations as well as financial underwriting and review. Catie earned an MRED degree from the University of Miami and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Clemson University. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2023

Florida East Coast Realty LLC, Miami

Founded over 60 years ago by Tibor Hollo, Florida East Coast Realty, LLC (FECR) has built over 60 million square feet of construction, consisting of single-family homes, landmark residential towers, commercial high-rises, government buildings and more. Hollo was recently honored at the React 2022 Real Estate Conference with the Lifetime Achievement Award by FIU's Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate. Hollo is considered the architect of modern Miami and has made his mark by advocating and developing innovative real estate projects. He and Sheila are also responsible for the creation and development of what has become the No. 1 Master of Science in International Real Estate (MSIRE) program in the nation. Read more »
Published on 1/25/2023

First American Title National Commercial Services, Central Florida

Providing next-generation solutions and unparalleled expertise, Scott Brown is a veteran national commercial title and closing professional. Scott now spearheads business development for First American's National Commercial Services in Central Florida and Jacksonville, partnering with clients to insure and close commercial real estate transactions throughout the country. Scott's info: Company: First American Title National Commercial Services - Central Florida Scott Brown National Account Manager and Senior Transaction Manager 420 S. Orange Ave. Suite 250 Orlando, Florida 32801 https://www.firstam.com/rep/scobrown/ Direct: 407-541-3227 Cell: 407-488-9395 Email: scobrown@firstam.com Read more »
Published on 1/18/2023

Castle Group, Plantation

Castle Group, the premier choice for community management, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jordan Goldman to CEO. "It gives us great pleasure to be able to promote our next CEO from within our very own ranks." said James Donnelly, Castle Group's Founder and Chairman. Read all about it at https://www.castlegroup.com/castle-group-names-jordan-goldman-ceo/. Read more »
Published on 1/18/2023

Two Roads Development, Miami

Brad Meltzer has joined South Florida-based Two Roads Development as Partner and President, overseeing real estate development activities and identifying new market opportunities. Previously Chairman and CEO of Plaza Construction, Meltzer has led dozens of major development projects, including One Thousand Museum in Miami and the Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach. Read more »
Published on 1/11/2023

simpliHOM, Sarasota

Tennessee-based real estate company simpliHOM has announced their expansion to Florida. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2022

Hedrick Brothers Construction, Orlando

Hedrick Brothers Construction has named Burk Hedrick to President of Development. Based in Orlando, Burk will focus on multifamily, office and industrial development as an owner/developer. Burk has 15 years' experience in real estate development projects with over 7,000 units in Florida. He held prior roles with The Aventon Companies and Bainbridge Companies. Read more »
Published on 10/3/2022

Premier Sotheby's International Realty, Naples

Premier Sotheby's International Realty has announced the appointment of Kathy Forrester as chief marketing officer and will lead the marketing strategy and brand identity. She was the CMO of Howard Hanna, the largest independent real estate company in the US. She also spent seven years at the Randall Family of Companies, a leading tri-state New England real estate firm. Read more »
Published on 7/25/2022

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