Franklin Street is pleased to congratulate Matt Alexander, Director with our Office & Industrial team, on receiving Connect Commercial Real Estate’s 2021 “Next Generation Award.” Matt was just one of 10 deserving individuals in Florida and the Gulf Coast to win this award, which honors rising stars in commercial real estate.
At Franklin Street, we are proud to have a diverse team that includes talented young professionals like Matt, who bring valuable perspective and innovative thinking to our business. Here’s why Connect recognized Matt as one of our industry’s top young leaders:
As director with Franklin Street’s Tampa-based office and Industrial leasing team, Matt Alexander had an outstanding year in 2020. Despite many unforeseen challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alexander and his team completed 132 total transactions (118 leases, 14 sales) valued at more than $188 million.
This is a major accomplishment considering the majority of the team’s business is in office leasing, a sector that faced many hurdles over the past year. Alexander played a major role in the team’s success, stepping up to go the extra mile for every deal.
At just 28, Alexander has already made a name for himself in the Tampa Bay commercial real estate market, as a lead agent representing one of Tampa’s most notable and transformative office properties, Westshore City Center.
In less than two years, Alexander and his team have brought Westshore City Center to 85% occupancy, up from 35% when Franklin Street first took over the leasing. In fall 2020, the team arranged a 90,000-square-foot lease at the property for the headquarters of Heritage Insurance. The full-building lease was the largest office lease in Tampa in recent years and made waves throughout the market.— Connect Commercial Real Estate