Franklin Street has announced the hiring of Eual Tyler Cathey as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. He will be responsible for implementing the company’s unique collaborative services platform, integrating operations between business lines and managing the company’s robust growth.
Prior to joining Franklin Street, Cathey served two-and-a-half years as chief deputy and chief of staff for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. In that role, he was Bondi’s key adviser on all legal and administrative matters and managed a statewide staff of 1,300 employees which included 500 lawyers.
“I had a remarkable experience working in public service,” said Cathey, a native of Jacksonville. “I believe it thoroughly prepared me for this next chapter of my career. I look forward to joining the talented team at Franklin Street and helping build on the many successes they have achieved since the launch of the company a decade ago.”
“I have known Tyler for several years and have come to admire him on both a personal and professional level,” said Franklin Street CEO and Managing Partner Andrew Wright. “He not only has the right leadership skills to get the job done, but he is a man of integrity and purpose which are important qualities for our culture. I welcome him to the team and look forward to seeing him excel in this new role.”
Cathey joins at a time when Franklin Street is experiencing tremendous growth. The company, which formed 10 years ago this year, now has nearly 250 employees throughout six offices in Florida and Georgia with plans for continued expansion. Franklin Street has a vertically integrated platform offering solutions to commercial real estate owners and occupiers in real estate, capital, insurance, management and valuation services.
Prior to joining the Florida Attorney General’s office, Cathey was a practicing attorney for two prominent Tampa-area law firms. He worked as a commercial litigator at Holland & Knight LLP from 2008 to 2011 and Englander Fischer from October 2011 to 2013. During his time at Holland & Knight, Cathey served as Special Counsel to Bondi’s first campaign for Attorney General.
Cathey has served in several notable positions throughout his career including as a member of the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission of Florida, Chairman of Connect Florida and as a Gubernatorial Fellow in the Governor’s Office of General Counsel.
He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law and his bachelor’s from Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania.
About Franklin Street: Franklin Street is a family of full-service real estate companies focused on delivering value-added 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. For more information on Franklin Street, please visit FranklinSt.com.