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Franklin Street recruits executive from Bluegreen to lead Broward/Palm Beach

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Franklin Street hired David Fleisher as regional managing partner for Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Commercial real estate brokerage Franklin Street hired David Fleisher, formerly an executive at Bluegreen Corp., as regional managing partner in charge of Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Fleisher has taken over for Greg Matus, who Franklin Street promoted to senior VP of investment sales on a nation-wide basis. The brokerage is still seeking a regional managing partner for Miami-Dade County.

Fleisher was previously director of business services at timeshare developer Bluegreen Vacations. He oversaw more than $1.2 billion in vacation ownership sales at Bluegreen since 2009. Previously, he co-founded multifamily investment and management firm LOB Cos. and worked for Marcus & Millichap in South Florida.

“David’s more than two decades experience in commercial real estate, accounting and management will take our business development and talent recruiting efforts to the next level,” said Andrew Wright, CEO and managing partner of Franklin Street.

With offices in Plantation and Miami, Franklin Street has 31 employees, including 14 commercial and insurance brokers. It entered the South Florida market in 2009. The brokerage posted leasing revenue of $4.8 million and investment sales of $20.4 million in 2016.

“This opportunity at Franklin Street was something I just couldn’t pass up,” said Fleisher. “I love their entrepreneurial spirit and how they collaborate on various business lines like investment sales, leasing, management, insurance, valuation and capital markets. I feel like I’m on the ground floor of something really special.”

Fleisher said he plans to introduce Franklin Street’s platforms for retail and multifamily to Palm Beach and then add office and industrial capabilities for both counties. Franklin Street plans to recruit professionals in those areas, he added.

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