In response to market demand, The Allen Morris Company, a real estate firm specializing in commercial and industrial properties, has launched Allen Morris Residential.
A team of experienced executives are leading the new division, said W. Allen Morris, chairman and CEO of The Allen Morris Company, in a statement.
The new team includes:
• Dennis Suarez is both managing director Allen Morris Residential and director of development for Allen Morris Co. He is the former VP of the Southeast region for Archstone, the second-largest multifamily developer in the U.S. He previously held senior-level positions at JPI and Trammell Crow Residential. His more than 30 years of experience in development and design of multifamily residential units includes the construction of 15,000 apartments and a number of mixed-use developments.
• Gordon Crozier, director of investments, has more than two decades of senior level financial experience, including his time as CFO of the Southwest Florida Region of Beazer Homes and as the director of Financial Operations for Atlantic Gulf Communities. Prior to joining Allen Morris, he was a CPA with Deloitte and Touche and directed financial efforts for several start-up companies in the charter school industry.
• Kevin Blakey, director of construction. During his more than 30 years in the industry, he has managed the construction of several of South Florida’s most prestigious residential projects, including the Portofino Tower in South Beach (47 stories, $92 million); Turnberry on the Green in Aventura (28 stories, $74 million); and 50 Biscayne in downtown Miami (56 stories, $127 million).
Among its many projects, Allen Morris Co. has completed 79 office, retail and industrial developments including the Florida headquarters for AT&T; the regional headquarters of FPL, IBM and CBS, and facilities for the Federal Reserve Bank of Miami.
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