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Franklin Street’s Brian Bern Named 2023 Influencer in Retail by

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Franklin Street is pleased to congratulate Brian Bern on being named a 2023 Influencer in Retail by / Real Estate Forum. As Managing Director specializing in retail tenant and landlord representation in our Tampa office, Brian is a leader and top producer both within our firm and the retail market throughout Central and Southwest Florida.

Here are some of the reasons why Brian was chosen as a 2023 Influencer in Retail:

“Franklin Street Managing Director Brian Bern specializes in retail tenant representation throughout the Greater Tampa Bay market with a focus on helping novel and new-to-market concepts secure iconic locations from which to debut their brands. A member of the Franklin Street team since 2010, Bern was responsible for the launch of the firm’s retail leasing division in Tampa and represents some of the area’s most prominent retail occupiers and has helped numerous national brands and franchises expand throughout Central and Southwest Florida.

Bern has led his team to more than $600 million of leasing transactions since joining the firm and continues to grow Franklin Street’s presence throughout Southwest Florida. His experience also includes retail landlord leasing, disposition, land transactions and helping developers identify sites for shopping center development. In Tampa’s Water Street neighborhood, Bern secured the location of a new French eatery, Boulon Brasserie, on behalf of hospitality group Next Level Brands. The highly anticipated dining concept is across the street from Amalie Arena, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team, as well as the Tampa Edition five-star hotel. Bern has also helped secure several locations for one of Tampa Bay’s most popular wine bars, Cru Cellars, as well as its expanding parent company, Cru Hospitality Group.

In South Tampa’s Soho neighborhood, Bern helped recruit and secure Bulla Gastrobar, Blind Tiger Coffee and Club Pilates as retail tenants at the Morrison, a mixed-use project that has become one of the area’s most sought-after apartment communities. Bern was the firm’s top Tampa retail producer for the second consecutive year in 2022. He is described as dedicated, caring and a stand-up person and mentor.”

— / Real Estate Forum

Congratulations, Brian, on this well-deserved and significant honor!

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