TAMPA, Fla. (November 15, 2016) — Crossman & Company, one of the Southeast’s largest retail leasing, property management and investment sales firms, continues to bolster its operations and investment sales force by announcing that industry veteran Whitney Knoll has joined the firm.
He will be leading institutional investment sales, leasing and property management.
Knoll joins Crossman & Company from Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Capital Group’s Southeast Capital Markets where he was Senior Managing Director. His responsibilities included initiating retail investment sale transactions and capital markets transactions.
“We are thrilled to welcome Whit to our senior management team. He brings a distinguished track record of working with some of the world’s most respected firms and investors, and a unique perspective that will be invaluable as we build upon our continued success,” said Crossman & Company President John Crossman, CCIM, CRX. “He is a great asset to our investment sales team that focuses on assisting growth-oriented clients in developing innovative and effective solutions across the capital structure.”
Knoll has extensive commercial brokerage, development and financing transactional experience throughout the Southeast. With over 40 years of commercial real estate experience, he has been the senior lead/broker on assignments of retail for over 261 properties sold transactions totaling 39 million square feet and $3.5 billion.
“I am excited for the opportunity to join Crossman & Company and to work closely with our team to support the firm’s momentum and to assess opportunities for growth. I look forward to adding value to our clients and portfolio. My philosophy is aligned with Crossman & Company’s – focus on your client’s best interest, work hard and do the right thing every day,” noted Knoll.
Knoll is a licensed broker in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee and a Permanent Life Member of the Million Dollar Club and Phoenix Award recipient of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and Urban Land Institute.
Prior to joining Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Knoll served as senior managing director at Staubach Capital Markets. He also acted as executive vice president of Trammell Crow Company’s Retail Capital Markets Group for six years. As a recognized leader in the real estate industry, Knoll has received numerous awards and industry accolades.
He was the Top National Capital Market Producer at Staubach in 2007 and 2008.
At Trammell Crow his was twice named Top National Producer and a Top 5 National Producer for five consecutive years. Knoll was also the recipient of the firm’s Presidential Team Brokerage Award in 2005 and a two-time winner of the Excellence Award for Investment Services.
“In making my decision to join Crossman & Company I was very impressed with the firm’s corporate culture, specifically their commitment to developing industry talent, higher education and a leader in supporting and promoting diversity and my old partner John Crossman,” Knoll said.
The Houston, Texas native is very familiar with being committed to those core values.
He attended Georgia Institute of Technology as an undergraduate and the University of Texas at Austin as a graduate student. A longtime Tech supporter, Knoll has exposed a new generation to the Yellow Jackets with the purchase of football tickets for youth groups.
In addition, the C. Whitney Knoll Study Abroad Scholarship was established for undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing degrees in the Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business and participating in a study, intern or work abroad program offered at Georgia Tech.
His involvement at Georgia Tech includes, Platinum Life Member and previous Board of Trustees of the Alexander Tharpe Fund, member of The Hill Society, College of Management Advisory Board (current) and recipient of the College of Management Academy of Distinguished Alumni 2008.
“I look forward to working closely with Whit and the leadership team to deploy our company’s strategy, enhance financial performance and capitalize on opportunities that complement our investment sales platform,” added Crossman.
Serving Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia with offices in Atlanta, Ga., Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Boca Raton, Fla., Crossman & Company has 27.1 million square feet under leasing and management comprising of more than 340 properties.
About Crossman & Company
Crossman & Company is the premier real estate firm focused on serving retail landlords exclusively throughout the Southeast – with offices in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Tampa, Miami and Orlando – representing more than 340 shopping centers and over 25 million square feet in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina and Virginia. The company was founded in 1990 with the goal of providing exemplary service to our clients around four core values: Maintain enthusiastically satisfied clients; Demonstrate servant leadership; Practice kindness, openness and humility; and Develop new talent. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.crossmanco.com.