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Joe Lombardo Joins Franklin Street’s National Self-Storage Investment Sales Team in North Carolina

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Lombardo brings extensive investment sales experience to his role as Director 

CHARLOTTE, January 23, 2024Franklin Street has added Joe Lombardo, a commercial real estate expert, to its growing national self-storage investment sales team. With a decade of experience working in the South region of North Carolina, Lombardo brings extensive market knowledge and valuable relationships to his position. 

As Director of Self-Storage Investment Sales, Lombardo will work alongside Senior Directors Frank DeSalvo and David Perlleshi, where he will provide comprehensive real estate solutions for owners and investors of self-storage assets located throughout the Carolinas. 

Lombardo comes most recently from Sands Investment Group in Charlotte, N.C., for almost four years, where he specialized in the disposition and acquisition of multi-tenant retail centers on behalf of high-net worth investors, institutions, private equity groups, REITs, and private family trusts. Mr. Lombardo has assisted over $100 million in transaction volume during his time at Sands Investment Group. 

Previously to SIG, Mr. Lombardo handled the retail acquisitions for Glazer Properties, where his responsibilities included sourcing, underwriting, and financing of retail, office, and multi-family investments. He closed on over $50 million worth of retail and office properties during his tenure. 

“We are pleased to welcome Joe Lombardo to our team. His wealth of experience and hard work are valuable additions to our platform. We look forward to fulfilling together our vision of building one of the nation’s strongest Self-Storage Investment Sales teams,” said Frank DeSalvo and David Perlleshi. 

Mr. Lombardo is a licensed real estate broker in the state of North Carolina and a graduate of the State University of New York Brockport, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance. 

For more information about self-storage opportunities with Franklin Street, contact [email protected] or [email protected]

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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 $7 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 firm has teams located in top markets throughout the country and works with owners and occupiers of commercial real estate nationwide. Learn more about Franklin Street at

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