Franklin Street, a growing full-service commercial real estate company, announces that it has promoted Greg Matus to senior vice president of investment sales. In this new role, he will focus specifically on growing the company’s investment sales division on a national basis. For the time being, Matus will remain in his role as regional managing partner- South Florida until a replacement is found.
Matus joined Franklin Street two and a half years ago tasked with growing the South Florida office. In that short amount of time, he has tripled the number of employees in the Miami and Broward offices combined, and overseen the closing of millions of dollars in real estate transactions.
This new promotion comes at a time when Franklin Street is expanding considerably across the entire state of Florida. In May, the company opened an Orlando office to better serve clients and connect its coverage from one Florida coast to another. Matus will work closely with all of the Franklin Street offices in Florida and Georgia to add and train new investment sales associates and increase production across all product types.
“The plan is to double our investment sales team by the end of 2017,” Matus said. “We have all the right ingredients in place to make that happen—strong leadership, a collaborative culture, talented professionals and a clear vision. My new role allows us to strengthen our position in Florida, and within the next five years, become a national player.”
“Greg did a great job for us building a quality team in South Florida, so we’re very excited to see what he can do in this new role,” said Kurt Keaton, president of management and real estate services. “Throughout most of his commercial real estate career, he has been involved on the investment sales and new business development side of the business. Now he gets a chance to take that skill set to a larger stage.”
Throughout his career, Matus has been involved in thousands of transactions valued at more than $3 billion with expertise spanning across retail, multifamily, hospitality, office and industrial sectors. Within one year of joining Franklin Street, he led the South Florida retail investment sales team into a top three position in the company.
Prior to joining Franklin Street, Matus ran Marcus and Millichap’s Fort Lauderdale office as the vice president/regional manager of the company’s real estate investment services division. Additionally, he held that same position in the Orlando office, was a first vice president of investments, senior associate and director of the national retail group and multifamily housing group.
Matus has received several awards for his accomplishments including being named a 2014 50 Under 40 professional by Real Estate Forum and a 40 Under 40 professional in 2010 by the South Florida Business Journal. He received Franklin Street’s Sales Achievement Award in 2015 and is a repeat recipient of Marcus and Millichap’s National Achievement Award, a Top Ten Agent in Ft. Lauderdale and Rookie of the Year.
Matus is highly active in the commercial real estate community and serves as a member of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
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