Real estate veteran appointed Director of Office Leasing and Sales
TAMPA, Fla. (January 10, 2017) — Crossman & Company, one of the Southeast’s largest retail leasing, property management and investment sales firms, continues to strengthen office client services by announcing that Buffy Gillette has joined the firm as Director of Office Leasing and Sales.
Gillette joins Crossman & Company from Cushman and Wakefield in Orlando where she was a senior leasing associate. There she provided vital support including developing and executing effective marketing plans, deal process, flow and management and expedited client communication throughout every transaction.
Gillette will report to Crossman & Company’s Chief Operating Officer, John Zielinski, CCIM.
“We are excited to welcome Buffy to our team. She strengthens our ability to meet specific needs and build even more successful relationships. Known for quality customer service, attention to detail and creativity, she offers valuable insight into the competitive marketplace,” Zielinski said. “Her experience and skill set underscores our continued commitment to having the most talented industry professionals possible to help drive growth, maintain our standards of excellence and enhance client service.
Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, Gillette played a major role in the opening and expansive growth of Taylor & Mathis in Orlando. In addition to managing operations she was assigned the dual responsibility of director of leasing – showcasing her expertise and knowledge.
Gillette brings a wealth of experience and strategic thinking to help Crossman & Company‘s clients in the growing office sector including leasing, investment sales, and property management.
“I’m thrilled to join a great team known for providing first class commercial real estate services. I’ve known Crossman & Company for many years because of its reputation, dedication to client satisfaction, and quality properties. Their emphasis on the importance of tenant retention and cultivating long-term partnerships makes them a particularly great fit for my office leasing and sales background.” noted Gillette.
A licensed real estate agent since 2004 and a broker since 2015, she began her career in residential real estate She quickly became a top producer at Maronda Homes where she assisted in developing, marketing, selling and managing residential communities. Gillette was repeatedly awarded top honors in her division for sales and customer service.
In 2008, Gillette applied her talents at GVA Advantis and later joined Morrison Commercial Real Estate where she gained much of her experience in the institutional, office leasing and sales sector.
Gillette likes to stay involved in serving both the commercial real estate community, as well as our local neighborhoods. She has been a CCIM chapter board member since 2014 and is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) where she serves on the Programs Committee.
She is also a member of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and the Altamonte Springs Rotary where she not only serves on the Membership Committee but volunteers on service projects throughout Orlando.
Serving Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina. Mississippi and Virginia, with offices in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Tampa, Miami and Orlando, Crossman & Company has over 28 million square feet under leasing and management comprising of 360 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 360 shopping centers and over 28 million square feet in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, MIssissippi 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.