Jon Blunk, Laurel Oswald, Cristina Glaria and Joody Andre have parted ways with Cushman & Wakefield and have launched a new commercial real estate firm, Tower Commercial Real Estate.
The team was recently awarded NAIOP’s 2015 Office Brokerage Team of the Year, and operates across the tri-county region on a portfolio consisting of approximately 3 million square feet of Class A office assets across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County.
Blunk, who will serve as President of the new firm, is an experienced South Florida commercial real estate brokerage professional. He joined Cushman & Wakefield as Senior Director in April 2011, where he lead agency leasing in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. He also previously served as Senior Vice President and Director of Leasing at Crocker Partners, a real estate investment firm in Boca Raton and currently one of the largest owners of Class A office in South Florida. Prior to moving to South Florida, Blunk was the Director of Leasing for Trizec Properties in Chicago, where he leased Trizec’s 6 million square-foot portfolio, including the Sears Tower.
Oswald, named Executive Director at Tower Commercial Real Estate, joined Cushman & Wakefield in May 2013, and has over 16 years of experience specializing in agency leasing for the South Florida market on behalf of institutional owners and investors. Prior to joining C&W, Oswald served as Senior Vice President for Transwestern since October 2005. Oswald currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance and is the current Chair of their Corporate Council.
Glaria, who has specialized in office agency leasing for Cushman & Wakefield’s South Florida portfolio since October 2011, will serve as Director at the new firm.
Andre has joined the firm as Marketing Director. She was previously with Cushman & Wakefield for 6 years and specializes in the creation of best in class marketing materials and the implementation of complex marketing strategies.
Tower Commercial Real Estate’s office is located at One South East Third Avenue, Suite 1010, in Miami.