Tampa-grown real estate firm Franklin Street has snagged two veterans from real estate colossus CBRE Group Inc.
Clay Wommack, who specializes in office and industrial leasing, and Julie Palmer-Nicholson, who handles property management, have joined Franklin Street as directors in the office and industrial services group.
Wommack specializes in landlord and tenant representation of office and industrial properties. Palmer-Nicholson is in property management and will serve as Franklin Street’s director of asset services.
Wommack said the opportunity to create the new platform was “very exciting.” The two are joining a team spearheaded by Chris Butler and Chad Rupp, who abruptly left JLL over the summer and joined Franklin Street in December.
“In today’s market, with so many mergers of these larger groups, a lot of our clients are really getting a little bit lost in the size of some of their service providers,” Wommack said. “This provided a more direct venue to work more closely with clients.”
As the economy and real estate market improve, more companies and landlords will be looking for brokerage and property management services.
“They are both extremely talented professionals who will add a lot of value to the organization immediately,” Butler said in a statement. “They are well-connected and bring a skill set that will help us fast track the growth of our office and industrial business.”