SARASOTA, Fla. (March 5, 2020) – Ian Black Real Estate, Sarasota’s premier commercial real estate brokerage firm, has hired two new associates. George Brusco, CCIM, CPM®, joins the firm as broker associate, and McQuade Lyons joins as sales associate.
“We’re thrilled to welcome George and McQuade to our growing team,” said Ian Black, partner and founder of Ian Black Real Estate. “George has a wealth of experience in the commercial real estate industry and will be a valuable asset to our team, while McQuade is eager to grow and learn from our roster of experts.”
Brusco has more than 35 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry and has worked in a variety of markets, from Florida to Michigan. He has experience in retail, office, multi-family and development and has worked with brands such as Staples, McDonald’s, REI, lululemon, PetSmart, Lowe’s, Kohl’s, Walmart and Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Prior to joining Ian Black Real Estate, Brusco spent 18 years as the vice president of leasing for Casto Southeast Realty Services. Before that, he was development manger for Wyatt Development Company, overseeing the development of retail shopping centers throughout the Southeast. During his career, he has also served as the vice preisdent of leasing for Hutchens Development Corporation and acquisitions/development manager for Merry Land and Investment Company, the fourth largest multi-family real estate investment trust on the New York Stock Exchange.
“I decided to join Ian Black Real Estate based on its solid reputation, integrity and market share dominance in commercial real estate,” said Brusco. “It was the perfect fit for me.”
McQuade Lyons also joins the firm as sales associate. In this role, he will support Ian Black Real Estate’s broker team on both leasing and sales in all specialties. Lyons interned at Ian Black Real Estate during the summer while in school to earn his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Niagara University.
“During my internship, I developed a passion for the commercial real estate industry that I decided to explore after graduation,” said Lyons. “I’m looking forward to starting my career at Ian Black Real Estate and furthering my understanding of the industry and the Sarasota market.”
About Ian Black Real Estate
Ian Black Real Estate (IBRE) is a boutique commercial real estate brokerage firm located in Sarasota, Fla. The firm is one of the largest commercial brokerage firms in Southwest Florida and boasts a deep knowledge of the commercial real estate market in Sarasota and Manatee counties and the surrounding area. For more information, visit ian-black.com.