The Real Deal Miami

Movers & Shakers: Steven Wasserman returns to Colliers as EVP…and more

Hires at Cushman, Cresa, Lynx, Meyers Group, CBRE, Rivergate KW and more
By Katherine Kallergis | December 12, 2016 10:05AM

Steven Wasserman

Steven Wasserman

Colliers International South Florida hired Steven Wasserman as a broker and executive vice president on its industrial services team.

Wasserman, previously a senior vice president at JLL, will focus on leasing and advising institutional property owners in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. He has more than 35 years of experience, 25 of which were at Colliers.

The brokerage cited the strength of Broward’s industrial market, which is set to end 2016 with a record net absorption level. As of the third quarter, it was 1.6 million square feet, more than 200,000 square feet higher than the same period last year. Wasserman’s recent deals include the sale of a 10-acre site in Davie to Bridge Development, which built a 145,800-square-foot Class A distribution facility.

Colliers recently added Noa Figari as vice president of urban core leasing and Sabrina Carapia as an investment sales broker focusing on Fort Lauderdale. Colliers launched its urban core division earlier this year with Mika Mattingly and Gerard Yetming at its helm.

Andrew Korge was named vice president of strategic development at the Lynx Companies, a Coral Gables-based group of companies that specializes in real estate, construction, financial services, technology and education. Korge, who left his family’s real estate business to work for Lynx, will focus on creating public and private business opportunities, specifically in technology, coding and cybersecurity education, construction and real estate development.

Richard Lamondin joined the Meyers Group as executive vice president. He has more than 40 years of experience, and was previously president of the Lamondin Group, Cornerstone Premier Communities, Coscan Florida, and Williams Island Associates.

Cresa South Florida brought on Zachary Talbot as a principal. Talbot left Cushman & Wakefield as a broker focusing on tenant representation to join Cresa, where he works on market analysis, site selection and negotiation. Cresa has been expanding in 2016, and brought on Carolina Fleischer, also from Cushman, as managing principal this past summer.

MKDA’s Miami office promoted Brett Hertzler from senior project manager to director of architecture, and architect Oscar I. Garcia to director of hospitality.

Paul J. Ahmed joined CBRE Capital Markets’ Debt & Structured Finance team as senior vice president. Based in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, Ahmed originates and sources real estate financing and debt for commercial property in South Florida. He was previously a senior vice president at Walker & Dunlop, and a vice president at Grandbridge Real Estate Capital.

Steven Bronstein returned to Cushman & Wakefield as a senior director of retail and multi-use in the company’s Miami office. He has represented tenants like Eileen Fisher, Jean Louis David, Ben Benson’s Steak House, Laura Ashley and the Gap.

NAI/Merin Hunter Codman brought Barbara LeBrun back to the firm as managing director. LeBrun started her commercial real estate career in 1986 with the company’s chairman Neil E. Merin. Her clients have included JP Morgan Chase and TA Realty.

Tara Vernie was hired at Copeland & Co. Real Estate in West Palm Beach as an associate realtor. She focused on equestrian communities in Wellington.

Akerman LLP expanded its corporate practice group with partner Patrice Robinet, who joins the Miami office. Robinet focuses on aircraft acquisition, leasing and financing transactions. Prior to Akerman, he was general counsel and chief compliance officer of Apollo Aviation Group.

Rivergate KW Residential hired John Duffy as a controller with the management company. He has about 16 years of public accounting experience in development, construction and property management industries. Duffy was previously an audit manager with Deloitte & Touche.