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Franklin Street Taps Kunisch as General Manager for Austin Center in Tampa

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Newest Member of Company's Property Management Services Division to Oversee Firm's 299,000-SF Office Complex.

Excerpted from CoStar News story.

Andrew Kunisch has joined Franklin Street’s property management services division as general manager for its office complex in Tampa’s Westshore area, dubbed Austin Center.

In his new role, 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, a Tampa-based full service commercial real estate firm. He brings 16 years of commercial property management experience, including staff supervision, budget creation, construction management, leasing, capital projects and contract negotiation.

“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 of efforts to better serve our office property owners and tenants,” Melissa Hazlewood, senior vice president of property management at Franklin Street, said in a statement. “He is a highly-qualified professional with extensive asset management experience with a variety of property types.”

Prior to joining Franklin Street, Kunisch most recently served as senior property manager for Elv Associates, where he oversaw the firm’s commercial asset portfolio in Boston and Washington, D.C. Before that, he has held property management positions with Lincoln Property Co. 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.

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