FIRM’S 3 MILLION-SF CLASS A OFFICE PORTFOLIO INCLUDES PREMIER CBD BUILDINGS in Miami- Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties
MIAMI, Fla. – April 7, 2016 — Three of South Florida’s top commercial real estate brokers, Jon Blunk, Laurel Oswald and Cristina Glaria, have launched Tower Commercial Real Estate, specializing in agency leasing for Class A office assets in Central Business Districts throughout the Tri-county region.
The veteran brokers, formerly with Cushman Wakefield, operate across the tri-county region on a portfolio consisting of approximately 3 million square feet of Class A office assets. Blunk, with 20 years in the field, serves as president of Tower Commercial Real Estate and Oswald, with 16 years in commercial real estate, as Executive Director. Cristina Glaria joins the firm as Director and Joody Andre was named Marketing Director.
Consistently outpacing the market, Blunk, Oswald and Glaria last year alone teamed to close 71 transactions, leasing nearly 560,000 square feet, valued at more than $230 million. That performance recently earned them NAIOP South Florida’s 2015 Office Brokerage Team of the Year. Transactions included two of the market’s largest leases, Citigroup’s 122,678-square-foot lease and Shook Hardy’s 60,000-square-foot lease renewal, both at Citigroup Center.
“With commercial brokerages consolidating, it’s timely to leverage our track record and deep local market knowledge to our advantage,” said Blunk. “We’re bullish on South Florida commercial real estate and on Tower Commercial Real Estate’s opportunities to play a prominent role in the market.”
Blunk previously served as Senior Director for Cushman & Wakefield, leading agency leasing in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. He earlier served as Senior Vice President and Director of Leasing at Boca Raton-based real estate investment firm Crocker Partners, one of South Florida’s largest owners of Class A office properties. Prior to moving to South Florida, he was Director of Leasing for Trizec Properties in Chicago, where he leased Trizec’s 6 million square-foot portfolio, including the Sears Tower.
Oswald has over 16 years of leasing experience for the South Florida market on behalf of institutional owners and investors. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, she served as Senior Vice President for Transwestern. She 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 has extensive agency leasing experience representing Tier 1 trophy assets in South Florida’s Central Business Districts. She graduated from the University of Florida, cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a minor in Real Estate. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami’s Young Professionals, and is an active member of CREW Miami, the South Florida Office Brokers Association and NAIOP South Florida.
Andre 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 has offices in Downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, their main office is located at SunTrust International Center, 1 SE 3rd Avenue Suite 1010, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit www.tower-cre.com.
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