Commercial Real Estate, Capital, Insurance, Leasing & Management

Franklin Street Expands Retail Brokerage Team with Two New Hires

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Jordan Stephens and Anthony Suarez join commercial real estate firm’s Tampa office.

Franklin Street, a full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm headquartered in Tampa, has added two new hires to its commercial retail services team. The new hires are Jordan Stephens, leasing associate, and Anthony Suarez, investment sales associate.

“We’re extremely pleased to have these two talented young brokers join the Franklin Street team,” said Ryan Derriman, director of retail leasing for Franklin Street. “Both of them bring a high level of enthusiasm and a client-centered focus that makes them a natural fit for the collaborative workplace culture that our firm is based upon.”

In his new role, Jordan Stephens will advise clients on marketing/advertising retail properties to potential tenants, identifying retail tenants to enhance a shopping center’s tenant mix, assisting in qualifying prospects, negotiating leases, and market analysis.

Prior to joining Franklin Street, Stephens served as an Associate for InterState Commercial Real Estate in New Jersey, where he specialized in landlord/tenant representation, retail/restaurant leasing, and locating local and national retailers. Stephens is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Drexel University.

As part of the retail investment advisory team, Anthony Suarez will specialize in the marketing and sales of retail assets for clients throughout Tampa Bay and the west coast of Florida. He is responsible for conducting underwriting of disposition and acquisition opportunities, performing financial modeling, and coordinating acquisition and disposition due diligence.

Suarez is a graduate of Florida State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Franklin Street is actively recruiting as we continue to focus on expanding our presence across the Southeast,” said Kurt Keaton, president of real estate services and management services for Franklin Street. “Jordan and Anthony will help us continue to expand our reach in Tampa as we grow Franklin Street’s retail services throughout the market.”

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

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