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Movers & Shakers: Franklin Street names regional managing partner…and more

Fleisher is taking over Greg Matus' role, who was promoted to SVP of investment sales
By Katherine Kallergis | March 06, 2017 10:40AM

David Fleisher

Franklin Street hired David Fleisher as regional managing partner for Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Fleisher is taking the former role of Greg Matus, who was promoted last year to senior vice president of investment sales. Fleisher was previously director of business services for Bluegreen Vacations, where he oversaw the vacation ownership company’s resort client relationships, new client development in the U.S. and Caribbean and acquisitions.

Marcus & Millichap promoted Alex Zylberglait from senior vice president investments to senior managing director investments. Zylberglait, who’s been with Marcus & Millichap since 2003, focuses on office and industrial investments in South Florida.

Colliers International South Florida brought on Katy Welsh as senior vice president of retail services in South Florida. Welsh has more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience leasing and marketing shopping centers, and was previously with Konover South, Hunter Real Estate Brokerage and Kimco Realty.

Elena Christodoulou joined Douglas Elliman’s Lincoln Road office as a director of luxury sales. Christodoulou was vice president of sales at Fendi Chateau Residences in Surfside, a luxury condo development that opened last year. At Elliman, she will lead luxury sales in Surfside, Bal Harbour and Sunny Isles Beach. Christodoulou has also worked on projects like Regalia in Sunny Isles and Chateau Beach.

Reichel Realty & Investments Inc. has launched its health care real estate brokerage and business advisory division with Dr. Benjamin Patipa at the helm. Patipa was CEO of Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s Accountable Care Organization in Florida, and has experience with real estate investment, health care, technology and more.

Chris Smiles left Woolbright Development and joined CBRE as a senior vice president on its South Florida multifamily team. Smiles brought his son Cal Smiles, a senior financial analyst, along with him to CBRE. At Wooldbright, Chris Smiles was president of its multifamily division and Cal was an associate.

Aztec Group promoted Charles Penan to managing director, where he’s responsible for the financing and capital needs of real estate deals as well as investment sales on behalf of Aztec. He joined the firm in 2009, and was previously a director. He worked on the nearly $36 million construction loan for Newgard Development Group for the Gale Fort Lauderdale and the land sale of the Gables Station site to NP International for more than $60 million.

Cresa hired Jordana Smith as regional business manager in South Florida. Smith was previously with FirstService Residential and Atlantic & Pacific Management.