Franklin Street, a full-service commercial real estate firm, has expanded its Fort Lauderdale team by naming Mark Behling as its retail investment sales senior associate. Mr. Behling has over 30 years of experience advising clients on disposition strategies and trends, navigating methods to optimize value, preparing offering memorandums, pricing analysis proposals, and directing marketing campaigns. In his new role, he will specialize on commercial and retail brokerage with a focus on properties in the Fort Lauderdale market and throughout South Florida. During his career in the industry, Mr. Behling has been involved with real estate transactions valued at more than $1 billion.
Most recently, Mr. Behling served as vice president of operations for The Related Group, a leading builder of luxury condominiums and multifamily residences in the U.S. and South America. He was responsible for leading the strategy, acquisition, development efforts and joint ventures for the firm’s operations in Brazil, Mexico and part of the U.S.
“I’m honored to join the Franklin Street retail investment sales team,” said Mr. Behling. “Franklin Street has a well-established brand name, a unique company culture and a collaborative work environment. I am excited about using my previous experience in asset management, development and operations to grow the firm’s market share and expand our investment sales services throughout South Florida.”
“We’re glad to welcome Mark and his wealth of sales experience and market expertise to our growing team in South Florida,” said Greg Matus, Franklin Street’s senior vice president of investment sales. “Mark has played key leadership roles with various international real estate investment, development and management firms throughout his career. I am confident that he will be an excellent asset to our retail investment sales team and to our clients across the country.”
As director of commercial real estate at Goldrich and Kest, Mr. Behling provided marketing strategy, acquisitions, disposition and portfolio management for mixed-use, industrial, retail and multifamily properties throughout 17 states. As director of operations at MRA Properties and Consulting, he managed the firm’s real estate and consulting divisions. Mr. Behling also led corporate strategy, sourced and secured financing for Grupo FRISA’s commercial property development operations in the U.S. and Mexico.
Active in the community, Mr. Behling serves on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of South Florida. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Master of Science in Real Estate and an MBA in International Business. He is also a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of Florida.
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, Property Management and Project Management – Franklin Street offers unmatched value and optimal solutions for clients nationwide. Learn more about Franklin Street at www.FranklinSt.com.