Commercial Real Estate, Capital, Insurance, Leasing & Management

Franklin Street Hires Top Florida Broker from JBM

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12-year Industry Veteran Jonathan Barclay joins rapidly growing firm in early Spring.  

TAMPA, April 2, 2024Franklin Street, a national, full-service commercial real estate firm, today announced Jonathan Barclay has joined the firms Institutional Services Group, as Managing Director, at the firm’s headquarters in Tampa, Fla.  

In his new role, Barclay will work alongside Managing Director Zach Ames to spearhead the brokerage of institutional-grade multifamily properties throughout Florida. The duo brings more than 25 years of combined experience with a transaction volume that exceeds $11 billion and more than 73,000 apartment units. 

“Joining Franklin Street presents an exciting opportunity to leverage my passion and expertise in institutional multifamily investment sales to drive growth and deliver unparalleled value to our clients,” said Jonathan Barclay, Institutional Services Group Lead at Franklin Street.  

Franklin Street’s expansion initiative extends beyond Florida, encompassing its existing offices across Atlanta, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, and Tampa. With the recent establishment of a presence in Austin, Texas, earlier this year. 

“Jonathan’s extensive experience and proven track record in the multifamily sector perfectly align with our vision to establish a comprehensive platform tailored to institutional clients,” said Zach Ames, Managing Director at Franklin Street. “Together, we are committed to delivering innovative solutions and exceeding expectations.”  

Franklin Street’s Institutional Services Group (ISG) marks a strategic shift towards catering to newer vintage, larger scale, multifamily properties. These properties will generally be 1990 or newer, with 200 units or more and valued at $50 million or higher. This represents a significant expansion in scale and opportunity for the firm. The ISG aims to provide end-to-end services throughout the lifecycle of real estate assets, offering a seamless ‘one-stop-shop’ experience for institutional clients.  

Jonathan Barclay brings over 12 years of invaluable experience in real estate, with a focus on institutional multifamily investment sales. Prior to joining Franklin Street, Barclay served as Managing Director at JBM. His expertise and leadership will play a pivotal role in driving Franklin Street’s expansion strategy and solidifying its position as a premier commercial real estate firm throughout the country. 

“Jonathan Barclay’s appointment emphasizes our commitment to strengthening our leadership team with top-tier talent,” added Gregory Matus, Senior Vice President of Franklin Street. “His expertise will play a pivotal role in driving Franklin Street’s expansion strategy and solidifying our position as a premier commercial real estate firm in the Sunbelt region.”  

For media inquiries or to schedule an interview with Jonathan Barclay and Zach Ames, please contact Kimberly Mendoza at [email protected].  

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 lines of business, Franklin Street has grown to include seven business divisions – Investment Sales, Tenant and Landlord Representation, Capital Advisory, Insurance, Property Management and Project Management. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., the firm has teams located in top markets throughout the country and works with owners and occupiers of commercial real estate nationwide. Learn more about Franklin Street at

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