SARASOTA, Fla. (June 21, 2021) – Ian Black Real Estate, Sarasota’s premier commercial real estate brokerage firm, has hired Alison Blair as senior property manager. Alison will represent the prestigious Northern Trust Plaza, a Class-A office building located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, and assist the Ian Black Real Estate property management team with both property management and facilities management projects.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Alison to our growing property management team,” said Marci Marsh, partner at Ian Black Real Estate. “She’s a seasoned professional, with more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate, and we look forward to the expertise she will bring to our team and our clients.”
Prior to joining Ian Black Real Estate, Alison served as vice president of Weaver Enterprises, a mid-sized commercial development company located in Clearwater. In this role, she managed a portfolio encompassing Class-A office, industrial and retail properties, and served as the broker of record for the firm.
She has also served as facilities manager for General Electric/Florida, a nonprofit mental healthcare portfolio, and as assistant project manager for a large development company in downtown Tampa. As assistant project manager, she worked diligently with her team to acquire entitlement rights for a 900-acre development consisting of 10,000,000 square feet of office and industrial space.
Alison has also worked with properties in receivership and acquired public parkland for a municipality that included obtaining funding from the Trust for Public Lands and has participated in several eminent domain takings by representing the property owner’s interest.
Alison studied business administration with a concentration in real estate at St. Petersburg College. She has earned both her Florida Real Estate Broker and Community Association Manager licenses.
“Ian Black Real Estate has an impeccable reputation in the Sarsota community and is known for their high level of integrity and experienced, seasoned team,” said Blair. “I’m delighted to work with the Ian Black Real Estate team and help expand their property management portofolio.”
Ian Black Real Estate currently manages more than a million square feet of commercial real estate space in the greater Sarasota area.
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.