As South Florida enters a busy season, real estate firms are making talent acquisitions. Here’s a quick roundup of the movers and shakers to know this week:
JLL is expanding its Florida executive team. The commercial real estate firm promoted Noah Gens to the head of Florida property management services, and Brad Berzins as a managing director to focus on industrial and office sectors. Gens was previously a senior vice president with JLL, based in Chicago. Prior to joining JLL, Berzins founded NAI Skyway National Partners, a commercial real estate firm, where he focused on industrial and flex leasing.
JLL currently manages a portfolio of more than 40 million square feet in Florida. Cushman & Wakefield recently poached 32 JLL employees in Miami, essentially also snatching the assets managed by those teams.
Coral Gables-based Codina Partners hired Alejandro Arellano as vice president of development. Arellano will oversee construction and management of projects at the 250-acre mixed-use development Downtown Doral. Arellano was a senior development manager at FCI Residential Corporation for nine years prior to joining Codina.
Coconut Grove-based Eden Multifamily announced its new director of land acquisition, Tyler Heckaman. Heckaman was previously senior vice president and head of acquisitions for Basis Industrial, formerly known as MCSS.
Eden is in an expansion mode. The Florida-focused developer recently opened an office in Charlotte, N.C., hoping to gain a foothold in the mid-Atlantic market.