Stiles Realty Launches Search For Its Next President

Written by on February 29, 2012 in News - 4 Comments

A regional search is underway for Stiles Realty’s next leader, according to Stiles Chairman and CEO Terry Stiles.

“After 27 years heading our Realty operations, Tom Kates informed us he wants to shed his executive responsibilities and focus on what he loves doing – the transactional side of the business,” Stiles said.  “He’ll help us find Stiles Realty’s next President and take some time off for himself, then return here to concentrate on negotiating major transactions.  Tom’s legacy sets the bar high.”

Kates led Stiles Realty’s expansion as a premier commercial real estate brokerage firm from Miami-Dade throughPalm Beach counties.  The Stiles organization’s strategic plan calls for continued dynamic growth of its third-party brokerage business, Stiles added.

For the right top executive, this is an outstanding opportunity to be a key player in one of Florida’s largest, most respected private real estate development firms – and one of the state’s few full-service commercial real estate companies.

Kates assured us that while he may briefly be out of sight, he intends to continue interacting with friends and colleagues in the brokerage community. His message to brokers: “I’ve already had a great run, Stiles is a great company, and I’ll be back and eager to work with you on future opportunities”

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4 Comments on "Stiles Realty Launches Search For Its Next President"

  1. John Geisen February 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm · Reply

    Tommy, we wish you the very best. Change is exciting and I’m sure you are making the right decision for yourself both personally and professionally. See you soon. -John

  2. Ted Harris March 1, 2012 at 1:46 am · Reply

    Tom, there isn’t an office Broker in south Florida who hasn’t looked up to you and admired your successful professional career over the last 25 years with Stiles, me included. You have been a true inspiration to those in the business and those just coming into the business. We all will miss you and i personally wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors.


  3. Alan R. West March 1, 2012 at 11:25 pm · Reply

    Tom, from the first day I transferred from the C&W office in New Jersey, to the C&W office in Ft. Lauderdale, you were always a positive influence in guiding me through the marketplace. I understand and appreciate you decision, and most of all, wish you well and best of luck moving to the next plateau.

  4. Gene Berman March 18, 2013 at 5:39 pm · Reply


    All the best to you on your next chapter….I will look forward to seeing you at the occasional industry event. You always had a generosity of spirt with me, even back in the day when I first started out here in … that kindness I will not forget….All the BEST!


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