MIAMI—Franklin Street Real Estate Services reports that Peter Crane has joined the growing firm’s retail team as a retail investment associate and will focus primarily on deals in Palm Beach County.
Crane, who has a background in commercial real estate and insurance, specializes in the brokerage of the sale and purchase of retail properties. He will work closely with Greg Matus, who joined Franklin Street as regional managing partner of Broward and Palm Beach counties in May.
Prior to joining Franklin Street, Crane worked as a broker associate for CRC Insurance Services, a leading wholesale insurance broker. Based in Boca Raton, he assisted in placing property, casualty and professional insurance in the excess and surplus markets and managed a book of business worth $35 million in premiums. Previously, he was director of leasing of Cohen Commercial Realty, which is headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL. During his tenure there he leased more than 450,000 square feet of mostly retail space in South Florida. He also managed properties during his tenure at the company.
“Pete can see a deal from a lot of different angles which makes him valuable to an investor,” says Matus. “His experience in leasing, management and insurance allows him to spot opportunities and trends that another associate might not see. I welcome him to our team and know he is an important addition to help us build our retail practice here in South Florida.” Download PDF