As part of its continued strategic expansion in South Florida, Stiles Realty today announced two key hires to its industrial and office brokerage teams.
Mike Crissy joined the company as Industrial Sales and Leasing Associate and Brian Batchelder joined as Office Leasing and Sales Associate.
Both of these professionals carry more than a combined 30 years of commercial real estate experience. With the addition of Crissy and Batchelder, the company has welcomed four new agents in the last six months alone.
“We are very excited to welcome Mike and Brian to our team,” said Paul Marko, president of Stiles Realty. “As the market continues to recover, Stiles Realty is keeping pace, growing quickly in Miami and Fort Lauderdale to meet the needs of our clients. These two new additions bring to Stiles a depth of real estate experience and industry knowledge that adds dimension to our team and directly benefits our clients in South Florida.”
Crissy, pictured right, is charged with growing Stiles’ third party industrial and flex property sales and leasing business in South Florida. With more than 17 years of commercial real estate experience in markets across the nation, Crissy comes to Stiles from Pointe Group Advisors, where he led the Broward and Palm Beach County tenant representation and investment sales division. Prior to that, Crissy served with Jones Lang LaSalle in Miami-Dade as the exclusive tenant representative focused on corporate users throughout the Tri-County area. His most notable clients include GEICO, Janney Montgomery Scott, ESRI, Bank of America and United States Postal System. Crissy holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami.
Batchelder’s primary focus is growing third-party business in the Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach office markets. A Fort Lauderdale native, Batchelder brings more than 14 years of commercial real estate experience and local market knowledge to Stiles. Most recently, he served as a landlord representative for CBRE where he was responsible for more than 750,000 square feet of office, retail and land product. Batchelder’s track record includes about 150 leasing and sales transactions valued at more than $200 million. In addition, within the past five years he represented the State of Florida and Gilman & Ciocia in more than 50 transactions. Bachelder holds a bachelor’s degree in International Economics from Florida Atlantic University and is fluent in English and Spanish.
“It is all about timing,” commented Marko on what is driving Stiles’ expansion efforts. “We see a quick and steady recovery of the office and industrial markets in Broward with leasing and sales activity picking up over the past twelve months. We also continue to see positive absorption and increasing rental rates in key submarkets. Mike and Brian, in addition to all of our newest team members, will help service our clients and their expanding needs in South Florida.”
Crissy and Batchelder join Stiles Realty’s extensive sales and leasing team consisting of 15 professionals whose range of specialties also includes retail, land and marina properties. Stiles Realty has deep roots in the South Florida market and provides a full range of services including landlord representation, tenant representation and investment sales.
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