Commercial Real Estate, Capital, Insurance, Leasing & Management

Franklin Street’s Ricky Ostrofsky Promoted to Director of Retail in Jacksonville

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JACKSONVILLE, FL (August 30, 2021) – Franklin Street is pleased to announce Ricky Ostrofsky, an accomplished retail leasing specialist in our Jacksonville office, has been promoted to Director of Retail Services.

Ostrofsky, who joined Franklin Street in 2016, focuses on representing landlords of retail properties throughout North Florida in their leasing needs. He helps manage leasing efforts for a 4 million-square-foot portfolio of space in the market, which includes such notable properties as River City Marketplace, the largest retail destination in north Jacksonville.

“Ricky’s dedication to providing our clients with exceptional service, along with his ability to bring fresh ideas and innovative solutions to the table, have made him an invaluable member of the team,” said Carrie Smith, Senior Vice President of Retail Services with Franklin Street. “It’s been an honor to watch him grow in his career over the last five years, and there’s no one more deserving of this recognition and advancement in their career.”

In his time with Franklin Street, Ostrofsky has represented a variety of private and institutional owners, including RPT Realty, Kimco Realty, Triforce Development, Noble Properties, Westwood Financial, and MAA. He has also played a role in the expansion of many local, regional and national retailers in the Jacksonville market, including Wendy’s, Club Pilates, Captain D’s, Surterra Wellness Centers, T-Mobile, and more.

“Franklin Street is a company where hard work pays off, and Ricky is a shining example of that philosophy,” said Laura Gonzales, Regional Managing Director of Franklin Street’s Jacksonville office. “We are committed to supporting the professional growth of all our team members, and it is always a pleasure to experience talented, deserving young professionals like Ricky develop and thrive in their careers.”

Franklin Street recognized Ostrofsky’s talent as a young broker by naming him “Rookie of The Year” in 2018. More recently, he received Connect Commercial Real Estate’s 2021 “Next Generation Award,” which honors commercial real estate professionals under 35 for their outstanding performance and impact within the industry. 

A committed leader within the retail industry and local community, Ostrofsky is an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), having served as Next Generation Chair in 2018 and Idea Exchange Committee Co-Chair in 2019. He also contributes his time to several local nonprofit organizations, including Best Buddies, the Jewish Federation of North Florida and JASMYN.

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 more than $5 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 company has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Atlanta. Learn more about Franklin Street at

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