--Addition of notable industry talent brings new opportunities for commercial real estate firm--
ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2016) – Foundry Commercial, the multi-city commercial real estate firm formerly known as CNL Commercial Real Estate, has expanded its South Florida brokerage, property management and project management teams with the additions of Matt Anderson, Ryan Hemeleski and Tim Blair.
Foundry Commercial, which rebranded from CNL Commercial Real Estate just last week, has experienced significant growth in markets throughout the Southeast over the last several months. Since October 2015, the company has added over 100 new employees to offices in Charlotte, Raleigh and Orlando. Now, the South Florida team is expanding in order to meet the demands of a rapidly growing region, and to deepen its ability to serve its customers.
One of those opportunities includes the launch of a tenant advisory team in Miami, with the addition of new Senior Associate Matt Anderson. Anderson, who was previously a business development manager and office leasing consultant at Colliers International, will partner with Foundry Commercial’s principal Randy Olen to establish creative real estate solutions for clients, and to represent corporations in their search of commercial space.
“Building a solid tenant advisory team in our Miami office is something we’ve been passionate about,” said Randy Olen, principal at Foundry Commercial. “Matt’s extensive commercial real estate experience and leadership roles in numerous charitable and business organizations in South Florida will help to lay a solid foundation for our team.”
On the project management front, Tim Blair, former vice president at Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, Inc., joins Foundry Commercial as a senior project manager for the project management platform. Blair’s background in master planning, conceptual studies, programming, workplace strategies/trends, design optimization and sustainable strategies that provide a return on investment will reinforce the value offered to Foundry Commercial’s clients.
Lastly, Ryan Hmielewski joins the South Florida property management team from Property Group Partners as senior real estate manager and will manage large tenants such as the Drug Enforcement Agency, Ultimate Software and Merrill Lynch. With 10 years of experience in property management, Hmielewski will oversee Foundry Commercial’s growing property management presence in South Florida.
“At Foundry Commercial, we’ve developed a team of the absolute best and brightest in commercial real estate,” said Pryse Elam, president of development & investment at Foundry Commercial. “The additions of Matt, Tim and Ryan represent our commitment to continuing that tradition by bringing on associates that are passionate about their clients, as well as their communities. We can’t wait to see what these three will do.”
Foundry Commercial has experienced tremendous success in South Florida over the last few months. In November 2015, the company announced that Aventura Optima Plaza, the award-winning office building it currently leases in Aventura, FL., was at 94 percent capacity.
Additionally, Foundry Commercial was recently selected as the property manager for Weston Pointe, a Class A office complex consisting of four buildings totaling 388,112 square feet. With the project management team currently working on multiple South Florida projects, including a new 65,000 square-foot, three-level headquarters for a national technology company, a 33,000 square-foot warehouse that is the phase one project of a 40-acre master plan and multiple tenant improvement projects at Sawgrass Lake Center in Sunrise, the expansion of the South Florida team has positioned the company for continued prosperity in the region.
About Foundry Commercial
Foundry Commercial is a full-service real estate services and investment company with 240 employees and nearly 30 million square feet of space under management across the Southeast and Texas. Foundry provides corporate services, brokerage, leasing, building management and project management services, and is the largest real estate service provider to religious and not-for-profit organizations in the Country. Foundry also includes a development and investment platform that is fully integrated into its services business, leveraging its local market expertise to control more than $500 million in advantaged investment opportunities in partnership with its clients. Foundry Commercial was founded as CNL Commercial Real Estate in 2007 and launched as Foundry in 2015 through a management led buyout. For more information, visit www.foundrycommercial.com
About HQ Capital Real Estate
HQ Capital Real Estate L.P. is a member of HQ Capital, a leading independent alternative investment manager with currently more than US $12 billion in assets under management in private equity and real estate. Since 1989, HQ Capital Real Estate has invested in over $12.5 billion of U.S. real estate ranging from core and value-add acquisitions to opportunistic joint-venture developments. The company currently manages approximately $5.7 billion of real estate across its funds, managed accounts and third party asset management business. HQ Capital has more than 130 employees in Frankfurt, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Washington D.C., London, Hong Kong and Shanghai. For more information, visit hqcapital.com.