Office Leasing Veterans Join New Firms

Written by on September 13, 2020 in News - No comments
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Pike Rowley, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s operations in Florida, announced the appointment of Paul Marko as Avison Young Principal.

Marko will be focused on serving and advising office occupiers in South Florida.

“Office occupiers are facing major decisions about their office needs and workforce,” said Rowley. “With exceptional industry expertise and market knowledge, Paul is positioned to provide clients with data-driven insights and solutions that meet their business needs.”

This year, the South Florida office market has seen overall rent growth begin to decelerate due to an increasing supply pipeline, and a record amount of office space under construction with significant deliveries expected by year end. At the same time, companies are taking an active holistic and strategic view of office footprints in a post-pandemic world to meet the expectations of their workforce and business needs.

“Avison Young is a great match for my skill set; its recent expansion of consulting across the Americas and investment in technology and innovation will help drive my ability to use data and analytics to fuel insights for the companies and industries I serve,” said Marko. “The firm’s culture of collaboration, integrated services and client-centric approach are consistent with my own business approach, helping to provide solutions to clients for the issues of today and tomorrow.”

Marko has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate across office tenant representation, buyer broker services, lease/portfolio administration, project management and consulting. He joins Avison Young after eight years at Stiles Realty, where he served as President overseeing the leasing and sales division. Prior to Stiles, Marko served as First Vice President at CBRE in Ft. Lauderdale in the firm’s global corporate services and office tenant advisory services groups. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University.

CBRE announced that industry veteran Madelayne Garcia has joined the firm as senior vice president of Advisory and Transaction Services, specializing in office landlord representation across South Florida. Ms. Garcia joins CBRE with more than 25 years of commercial real estate experience.

“We are thrilled to welcome Madelayne to our South Florida team,” said David Bateman, Managing Director at CBRE. “She brings a wealth of experience, and we are confident that her contributions will continue strengthening and expanding our capabilities in landlord representation in our region.”

Ms. Garcia joins CBRE from Stiles Realty, where she was since 2001. Prior to Stiles, Ms. Garcia was the Director of Leasing at The Hogan Group. During her tenure at The Hogan Group, she represented Royal Palm at SouthPointe, a joint venture between The Hogan Group and Credit Suisse First Boston.

Ms. Garcia has won several awards throughout her career, including CoStar Power Broker Award from 2006 to 2019, the Florida Real Estate Journal’s Top Woman in Commercial Real Estate Award, Daily Business Review’s “Top Dealmaker of the Year – Leasing”, among others.


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