Stiles Realty, the brokerage and leasing division of Stiles, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Paul Marko as president.
In this role, Mr. Marko will assume leadership of the division, directing its market expansion throughout Florida as well as its strategic effort to grow third-party business. Mr. Marko will take over for Stiles’ current president of Realty, Tom Kates, who is retiring after 27 years with the Company.
As president, Mr. Marko will play an integral role in helping Stiles to execute on its strategy to increase Stiles’ footprint across the state while further penetrating its core South Florida markets. In addition to increasing third-party leasing business, he will be responsible for enhancing operations, broker retention, recruiting and professional development. Mr. Marko will also focus on driving growth by leveraging client relationships across the Stiles’ various service divisions, including Property Management, Construction, Architecture, Tenant Improvement and Development.
“Paul’s tremendous expertise combined with the unique structure of Stiles will enable Stiles Realty to achieve the growth we expect in the short-and long-term,” said Stiles Chief Executive Officer, Terry Stiles. “Paul has a deep knowledge of the local market, proven ability to build long-term relationships with clients and track record of success in the leasing and brokerage arena. With him on the team we will be better positioned to take advantage of new market opportunities while also maintaining our reputation as the leading provider of commercial real estate spaces throughout Florida.”
Prior to joining Stiles, Mr. Marko served for 12 years as First Vice President at CBRE (NYSE: CBG), the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm, according to the company. He also served for six years with Codina Group/Codina Realty Services in a similar capacity.
Mr. Marko will be based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is active in the community, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Broward Alliance, the local chapter of CoreNet Global, and Junior Achievement of South Florida. He is a native of Fort Lauderdale and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.
Stiles is a full-service commercial real estate firm with a clear mission: Invest. Build. Manage. Stiles services include leasing and brokerage, property management, development, construction, architecture, acquisitions and financing. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Stiles also has regional offices in Miami, Fort Myers, Tampa and Orlando, Florida. Stiles is responsible for more than 37 million square feet of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use residential projects throughout the southeastern United States. For more information, please visit http://www.stiles.com or call 954-627-9300.
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