Tampa Bay, FL: DTZ, a leading global property services firm, has announced the appointment of Russ S. Sampson and John P. Esposito as Senior Vice Presidents in its Tampa Bay office at 4301 W. Boy Scout Boulevard. Mr. Sampson and Mr. Esposito are recognized commercial real estate industry leaders in Central Florida and will work closely with Executive Vice President & Managing Director Todd Brandon to expand the company’s regional market penetration across the U.S. and international borders, while providing strategic support to existing state-wide clients.
Mr. Sampson, a commercial real estate veteran of 35 years, joins DTZ after founding Sage Corporate Advisors where he served as Principal. Prior to launching Sage, he was an Executive Vice president and Director of Brokerage Services at Colliers Arnold, where he specialized in industrial and office business development throughout Florida’s central, west coast and southwest markets. Aside from Colliers Arnold, Russ has held senior level positions for Insignia/ESG, Echelon, Studley and Cushman & Wakefield. To date, Mr. Sampson has negotiated more than six million sq ft of transactions throughout the State of Florida. He is a past president of the Tampa Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and is past board member of NAIOP’s National Board of Directors. In 2006, he was recognized by the ProLogis Corporation as “Broker of the Year.”
“From my perspective, the opportunity that attracted me to DTZ was the outstanding international platform it has built over the past year combined with the opportunity to reunite with John Esposito,” commented Russ Sampson.
Before joining DTZ, Mr. Esposito, a tenant representation specialist, served as Corporate Managing Director of the Tampa and Miami offices of Studley, a position he had held since 2004. Previous to Studley, Mr. Esposito served as a Vice President with Carter & Associates. Over the years, he has achieved strong results for his corporate and law firm clients through his exceptional skills in strategic planning, space utilization/efficiency, transaction management and negotiation.
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Also joining DTZ Tampa Bay from Sage in an Associate role is Bobby Sampson, who will focus his efforts on tenant representation in the local industrial market sector.
“The Tampa office is expanding its resources as we continue to grow in the market,” commented Todd Brandon. “We are looking to build our client base in domestic and international markets and the appointment of John and Russ at this important juncture affirms that commitment. They have represented a varied client base from numerous industries over the years with great distinction. We are pleased to welcome them to DTZ.”