Franklin Street today announces the addition of Dave Curry as senior regional manager of retail, based in the firm’s Atlanta office. As senior regional partner, Curry will oversee the company’s more than 1 million-square-foot retail portfolio, as well as seek growth opportunities in the office and industrial sectors alongside John Leonard, regional managing partner.
“Dave’s deep knowledge and expertise, as well as his solid relationships, will allow us to grow our portfolio and help guide Franklin Street to new management opportunities,” Leonard said. “The timing couldn’t have been better as there is tremendous amount of capital looking for acquisitions like institutional and foreign investors, and Atlanta is an enormous commercial real estate hub. We believe Dave will be able to expand our business throughout all of the primary sectors.”
Curry joins the Tampa-based company, which offers a full suite of commercial real estate services including real estate, capital, insurance, management and valuation, after spending more than 25 years in leasing, marketing and property management. He has worked with several institutional clients including the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (NYSTRS), Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), California Public Retirement System (CALPERS), Lend Lease Corporation and Morgan Stanley Real Estate. He’s managed large office properties like the Equitable Building and Overlook in Atlanta, as well as leased the Atlanta Financial Center and Monarch Centre, two of Atlanta’s prominent trophy office properties.
“During my career, I’ve been fortunate to work for some large international publicly-traded real estate firms, but when I made the decision to make a change, my ideal search was for a privately-held regional company with an entrepreneurial culture and a team environment,” Curry said. “I also wanted to use multiple aspects of my real estate background to continue to grow with new and different experiences, and Franklin Street offers that opportunity.”
Prior to joining Franklin Street, Curry was a managing director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank where he was a top 10 producer for several years. At the company, he marketed and leased Monarch Centre, Atlanta’s premier 1 million-square-foot, Class A office complex for nearly 15 years. Curry completed the assignment in 2015 and concluded with a 93,000-square-foot lease with JP Morgan, whose name is prominently displayed atop Monarch Centre and is seen today throughout much of Buckhead. Most recently, he was a managing director at Beck Partners in Tallahassee, Florida.
Curry is an avid runner and has completed more than 40 marathons, including the Boston Marathon and four Ironman Triathlons. He also enjoys international travel, and has attended every summer Olympics since 1996.
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