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Mariah Klein Joins Franklin Street as Senior Director of Retail Landlord Leasing

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Industry veteran Mariah Klein will oversee retail agency leasing in Franklin Street's Atlanta office.

Franklin Street, a full-service commercial real estate firm, announced today that Mariah Klein has joined the company’s Retail Landlord Services division as senior director.  In this role, Klein will focus on property and location analysis, marketing and leasing strategy, and negotiation services for retail property owners in Atlanta and across the southeast. She is a former International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Georgia state director with over 21 years of professional retail leasing experience.

“Mariah brings extensive experience and a proven track record in research, analysis, tenant qualification and client relationships,” said Kurt Keaton, president of real estate services and management services for Franklin Street. “She is a leading shopping center industry expert who will play a significant role in furthering Franklin Street’s strategic growth.”

Most recently, Klein served as director of leasing at Genesis Real Estate Advisers, where she managed the leasing, renewal and expansion activity for the company’s portfolio of existing properties. In addition, she assisted in generating and leasing new development projects at Genesis. Previously, Klein was senior vice president of leasing for Ben Carter Properties, one of the largest retail developers in the southeastern U.S. Klein was also a leasing representative for CNM Associates, a predecessor firm of Ben Carter Properties, where she was responsible for a retail portfolio of more than 1.5 million square feet of rentable area. 

“I am very excited to join the Franklin Street team,” said Klein. “Franklin Street has earned a reputation as a highly entrepreneurial firm with a top brand name and a strong company culture. I was impressed by the talented and passionate people that I have already met in the company. I am pleased to be part of a firm that offers such endless opportunities for personal and professional growth.”
“We look forward to Mariah becoming part of our Atlanta office and partnering with the landlord leasing team to build our business,” said Cary Beale, senior vice president of Franklin Street’s Retail Landlord Services division. “Having played key leadership roles with various major industry firms throughout her career, I am confident that she will deliver exceptional services for our clients as well.”

Klein earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a licensed real estate broker in Georgia and Florida and is a licensed salesperson in South Carolina. An active voice for the commercial real estate industry, Klein is an active member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). She served as ICSC Georgia State Director from May 2012 through May 2015, Co-chair of the 2015 Southeast ICSC Program and Chair of the 2016 Southeast ICSC Program.

About Franklin Street: Celebrating more than 10 years in the business, Franklin Street is a family of full-service commercial real estate companies focused on delivering value-add solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients. Through a collaborative philosophy of leveraging the resources, expertise and experience of each of its divisions – Real Estate, Capital, Insurance, Property Management and Project Management – Franklin Street offers unmatched value and optimal solutions for clients nationwide. Learn more about Franklin Street at 

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