Franklin Street, a full-service, vertically integrated commercial real estate firm, hired David Fleisher as regional managing partner for Broward and Palm Beach counties.Fleisher replaces Greg Matus, who was promoted last year to senior vice president of investment sales, a national role within the company. Matus oversaw all three South Florida counties since his arrival in 2014, but Franklin Street’s incredible growth here prompted the company to split up the positions for Broward/Palm Beach and Miami.
“David’s more than two decades experience in commercial real estate, accounting and management will take our business development and talent recruiting efforts to the next level,” said Andrew Wright, CEO and managing partner. “He will oversee all operations and provide strategic guidance for Franklin Street, allowing us to grow the firm’s market share and expand our investment sales, insurance, and tenant and landlord representation services throughout South Florida.”
Prior to Franklin Street, Fleisher served as director of business services for Bluegreen Vacations, one of the largest independent vacation ownership companies in the U.S. There he oversaw the company’s resort client relationships, as well as prepared and presented financial models for acquisitions and new client development in the U.S. and Caribbean. During his tenure, he managed client relationships whose sales have accounted for more than $1.2 billion in vacation ownership sales since 2009.
In addition, Fleisher co-founded LOB Companies, specializing in the acquisition, management and disposition of value-add multifamily apartment properties across Florida. Previously, he worked for Marcus & Millichap in South Florida where he focused on multifamily investment sales.He has completed acquisitions and dispositions of real estate and companies valued at more than $350 million.
“This opportunity at Franklin Street was something I just couldn’t pass up,” said Fleisher. “I love their entrepreneurial spirit and how they collaborate on various business lines like investment sales, leasing, management, insurance, valuation and capital markets.I feel like I’m on the ground floor of something really special and I look forward to the challenge of growing the brand in this very important corner of South Florida.”
Fleisher, who lives in Boynton Beach, plans on beefing up existing business lines and adding others.
“We want to continue building out our strong retail and multifamily platforms in Broward and introduce both of these lines immediately in Palm Beach,” said Fleisher. “Down the road, our plan is to add office and industrial capabilities in both counties. We will be looking to recruit the best professionals in each of these categories to make this happen.”
Fleisher is a certified public accountant in Maryland and a licensed real estate broker in the state of Florida. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Management from Tulane University and a master’s degree in International Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.
He is also engaged in the community, through his support and sponsorship of groups such as Deliver the Dream and JDRF.
Franklin Street is actively recruiting a Regional Managing Partner to lead our team in Miami-Dade County. For more information, please visit www.franklinst.com/careers.
About Franklin Street: Celebrating more than 10 years in the business, Franklin Street is a family of full-service commercial real estate companies focused on delivering value-add solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients. Through a collaborative philosophy of leveraging the resources, expertise and experience of each of its divisions – Real Estate, Capital, Insurance, Management and Valuation – Franklin Street offers unmatched value and optimal solutions for clients nationwide. Learn more about Franklin Street at FranklinSt.com.