William Holly is closing the doors of the commercial real estate firm that bears his name to reunite with Cushman & Wakefield. Holly returns to the firm as an executive director in the Miami office, focusing on commercial leasing.
Scott Sime will not be joining him. Nor will the rest of his eight-person team. He says he discussed his decision with his colleagues and employees, spent time coaching the younger brokers, and suggested good fits for their skillsets. For Holly, CushWake was the best fit in the current climate.
Holly brings more than 20 years of experience to CushWake, including brokerage and the development of office buildings. He has overseen projects throughout the U.S., as well as in Mexico and Romania.
Holly founded Holly Real Estate, a full-service commercial real estate firm, in 2002. He served as chairman and CEO of the firm, which focused on private clients in Florida. The South Florida Business Journal and Regions Bank awarded Holly Real Estate its “Business of the Year Award” in 2006.
“Holly Real Estate had a local business, primarily serving small- to mid-sized companies,” Holly says. “What this economy has revealed is that the small- to mid-sized companies have struggled and will continue to struggle. My business earlier in my career was with national firms. That’s what I am getting back to. That’s the growth opportunity in brokerage for the next five years.”
“This is a great opportunity for me because I have been spending 60% to 70% of my time on brokerage and the rest on managing a business,” Holly says. “Now I can spend 100% of my time on brokerage. I’ve always had a successful formula when I’m focused.”
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