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Franklin Street Hires New General Manager for Austin Center in Tampa

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Andrew Kunisch to lead property management team at 299,000-sq.-ft. office complex in Westshore submarket.

Franklin Street announced today that Andrew Kunisch has joined the company’s Property Management Services division as the general manager for the Austin Center, a 299,000-square-foot office complex in the Westshore submarket of Tampa.  In this role, Mr. Kunisch will direct all daily operations, capital projects and revenue generation efforts for five office buildings on a 10.4-acre parcel that is exclusively managed by Franklin Street. He brings 16 years of commercial property management experience including staff supervision, budget creation, construction management, leasing, capital projects, and contract negotiation.

Most recently, Mr. Kunisch served as Senior Property Manager for Elv Associates, where he was responsible for overseeing the firm’s commercial asset portfolio in Boston and Washington, D.C.  He successfully managed more than $35 million in revenue annually, $15 million in operating budgets and over $5 million in capital construction projects to include elevator modernizations, complete HVAC replacements, floor renovations, tenant improvement projects and roof replacements. 

“Andrew will be a key contributor to our Tampa property management team and his leadership skills will have a major impact on our efforts to better serve our office property owners and tenants,” said Melissa Hazlewood, senior vice president of property management for Franklin Street. “He is a highly-qualified professional with extensive asset management experience with a variety of property types.”

Previously, Mr. Kunisch held property management positions with Lincoln Property Company and Colonnade Management/Columbus Properties, where he achieved LEED Silver certification for assets under management. He also led the development of energy efficiency policies that resulted in Energy Star certifications for assets not previously earned. Mr. Kunisch earned a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University. He also holds a Licensed Property Manager designation and is a certified Fire Safety Director through the State of New York.

About Franklin Street: Founded in 2006 during one of the toughest real estate climates, Franklin Street focused on delivering value-added solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients. Through a collaborative philosophy of leveraging the resources, expertise and experience of each of its divisions – Investment Sales, Tenant and Landlord Representation, Capital Advisory, Insurance, Property Management and Project Management – Franklin Street offers unmatched value and optimal solutions for clients nationwide. Learn more about Franklin Street at


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