Franklin Street has added industrial sales and leasing to its list of real estate related services in Orlando and named Larry Kahn as senior director of the regional division.
Mr. Kahn will work out of the firm’s Orlando office alongside Scott Edwards, senior associate for industrial services. As part of the industrial brokerage team, Mr. Kahn and Mr. Edwards will specialize in landlord and tenant services and site selection for local, regional, and national clients throughout Central Florida and the southeast.
Most recently, Mr. Kahn served as a director and national leader for Cushman & Wakefield’s Rail Advisory Group, where he specialized on rail-served industrial real estate. He focused in site selection and bringing rail-served properties to market throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. Kahn also worked as a vice president at CNL Commercial Real Estate. Prior to Franklin Street, Mr. Edwards served as regional sales manager for Dackor Designs, a national manufacturer and distributor of continuous laminates.
“Franklin Street is constantly recruiting new talent and looking for ways to enhance our service offerings,” said Yvonne Baker, regional managing partner for Franklin Street in Orlando and Jacksonville. “Larry and Scott are exactly the type of highly motivated, experienced professionals that we are looking to hire as our firm continues its strategic regional expansion.”
“Central Florida is transitioning from being a spoke to an industrial hub for distribution, which makes this a special moment in time to do Industrial real estate here,” said Mr. Kahn. “Franklin Street has embraced the change by assembling technology tools to better address customer needs. We call them ‘Real Estate Power Tools.’ Decades ago, the spreadsheet revolutionized finance. Next, the internet transformed the business world. Commercial real estate is about understanding and presenting data. Our Power Tools present market data in a revolutionary manner that will make the customer experience remarkably better. You either embrace change or compete against it. I chose to join the next wave of innovation that Franklin Street is leading.”