MIAMI—Franklin Street is pressing harder on the retail gas in South Florida. The firm has brought in retail expert Cammi Goldberg as director of leasing and landlord representation.
Goldberg brings over 15 years of experience in the shopping center industry to Franklin Street. She specializes in leasing retail space for property owners. Greg Matus, regional managing partner for Franklin’s South Florida offices, tells GlobeSt.com Goldberg’s commercial real estate experience in Florida and the Southeast US is key to helping the company grow its new South Florida retail practice.
“Cammi’s knowledge of the Florida retail market combined with her strong list of contacts and industry leadership, make her a valuable resource to retail property owners in South Florida,” says Matus. “In addition, her energy and enthusiasm make her a perfect addition to the Franklin Street team.”
Before joining Franklin Street, Goldberg was a commercial leasing manager for Ram Realty Services, where she specialized in shopping center leasing for landlord-owned, value-add assets, ground-up developments, and mixed-use projects in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. During her tenure there, she negotiated leases with several national, regional, and local retail and restaurant tenants.
“I believe we have a great value proposition in the market since we can offer clients additional services including retail investment sales, tenant representation, debt placement and even property management and insurance,” says Goldberg. As she sees it, medical clinics, niche health and fitness clubs, and high-end luxury boutiques are helping to drive new retail leases from Miami north to Palm Beach County.
“The South Florida retail market has made a big comeback,” says Goldberg. “You’re seeing fewer vacancies and more redevelopment. However, we are probably the most competitive market in the state, which means owners need to be smart and aggressive and able to think out of the box to get deals done. Our team has the experience necessary to help them be successful.”
Goldberg is actively involved in several commercial real estate organizations including Commercial Real Estate for Women’s Miami chapter, Retail Bus Tour, and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). She has served on ICSC committees in South Florida and Orlando. Currently, she is heading the Commercial Real Estate Book Club, a monthly conference call where industry leaders feature their favorite books relevant for commercial real estate dealmakers. Download PDF