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Franklin Street Reinforces Charlotte Presence with Acquisition of Top Brokers from SIG

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Top broker duo, Gary Heeseman and Paul Timmons, joins rapidly expanding firm in late Spring.

CHARLOTTE, May 20, 2024Franklin Street, a national, full-service commercial real estate firm, today announced the addition of Gary Heeseman and Paul Timmons to its Healthcare Investment Sales Division.

Heeseman, appointed as Senior Director, will collaborate closely with Director Paul Timmons to drive the brokerage of healthcare investments across North Carolina. With a combined decade of experience and a remarkable transaction volume exceeding $200 million, Heeseman and Timmons bring unparalleled expertise to Franklin Street’s Charlotte office.

“Joining Franklin Street offers an opportunity to harness our expertise and industry insights, delivering custom-tailored outcomes for our clients. We’re excited to lead the firm’s expansion into the healthcare sector,” says Heeseman.

Heeseman and Timmons are the first duo to take the helm in driving the firm’s expansion into healthcare asset investments, reaffirming Franklin Street’s position as an industry trailblazer.

Timmons added, “We are thrilled to join Franklin Street and contribute to the firm’s continued growth and success. Our focus on strategy and collaboration aligns seamlessly with Franklin Street’s dedication to delivering innovative real estate services that drive value for our clients.”

The addition of Heeseman and Timmons not only strengthens Franklin Street’s foothold in Charlotte but also strengthens the firm’s national presence. With established offices in key markets such as Atlanta, Austin, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, and Tampa, Franklin Street continues to expand its reach and deliver exceptional real estate solutions nationwide.

Charlotte is a rapidly growing city with a diverse economy and a thriving healthcare sector. By furthering the firm’s presence in Charlotte, Franklin Street can capitalize on the city’s economic growth and increasing demand for real estate services. Additionally, Charlotte serves as a major financial hub in the Southeast, attracting businesses and investors alike.

Furthering its presence in Charlotte allows Franklin Street to better serve its clients by providing localized expertise and custom-tailored solutions, navigating the unique opportunities and challenges of the Charlotte real estate landscape.

For media inquiries or to schedule an interview with Gary Heeseman and Paul Timmons, please contact Kimberly Mendoza at [email protected].

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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. With $10 billion in transaction value across all major product types, Franklin Street offers unmatched value and optimal solutions for clients nationwide. 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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