A true thawing of the capital markets and a triumphant return of the lenders are happy components of the healthy new outlook seen by Franklin Street regional managing partner Deme Mekras. Deme says that thanks to the economic improvement both nationally and particularly in South Florida, there is clear evidence of increased liquidity, which translates to an active market on the street. He also sees an acceleration of debt-chasing deals, which adds another level of complexity to an industry that’s suddenly finding its legs again. Deme’s specialty is multifamily in South Florida and he has career closings surpassing $400M. Franklin Street is a full-service commercial real estate company, with offices in Tampa (HQ), Atlanta, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. For more info on our sponsor, click here.