Franklin Street, a full-service commercial real estate firm, announced today that Alex Wright has joined the company’s Retail Landlord Services division as senior director. In this role, Mr. Wright will focus on working with commercial real estate owners and developers to improve tenant retention, stabilize operating income and maximize the value for retail properties throughout West Florida. He will work in the firm’s Tampa headquarters alongside Brian Bern, senior director of retail leasing. Mr. Wright brings nearly a decade of experience successfully analyzing and executing on high level leasing strategies for retail property owners across the southeast.
Mr. Wright rejoins Franklin Street after serving as leasing director for DDR Corp. in Atlanta, where he managed the leasing of 26 properties totaling over 8 million square feet and was consistently recognized as one of the top producers in the southeast. While at DDR, he oversaw multiple brokerage teams’ efforts to maximize leasing activity while partnering with large institutional clients such as Blackstone and TIAA-CREF.
Mr. Wright previously spent five years as a director of Retail Tenant Services for Franklin Street and completed leasing transactions valued at more than $12 million. He has represented a variety of national and regional clients including T-Mobile, Great American Cookies, Pretzelmaker, Marble Slab, PNC Bank, Little Caesars, Great Clips, Title Boxing Club, and Smoothie King.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the Franklin Street retail leasing team again,” said Mr. Wright. “Franklin Street is a fast-growing firm with a solid industry reputation for collaboration and teamwork. Their unique platform allows agents to leverage the various services like insurance, property management, project management and capital advisors to truly partner with property owners to provide maximum value across the board.”
“We are excited to have someone with such retail leasing experience and industry relationships join our Tampa office and partner with the landlord leasing team to serve our clients,” said Mr. Bern. “Alex’s retail leasing expertise, coupled with his leadership skills and strong personal character, make him an outstanding addition to our growing team of expert retail brokers. ”
Heavily involved in the commercial real estate community, Mr. Wright is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and served as a board member with the Young Atlanta Retail Alliance and Young Atlanta Leadership League.
Mr. Wright earned his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Florida. He is a licensed real estate salesperson in Florida and Georgia.
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