Calkain Expands with New Office in Atlanta
- May 15, 2014
Calkain, the metropolitan Washington, D.C.-based net lease brokerage firm with a multi-regional presence, has kicked off its national expansion program. First on the list of markets targeted for entry: Atlanta, where the company just opened a new office.
Why set up shop in the Peach Tree State? Well, giving the people what they want is a tried-and-true strategy. “Since we have traditionally grown in a very organic manner, we tend to find our opportunities by having our clients experience our processes and performance and request that we find a way to service them in other parts of the country,” David Sobelman, executive vice president and managing partner with Calkain, told Commercial Property Executive. “Since Calkain is the largest net lease brokerage and advisory firm in the State of Florida, many of our clients are also working in Georgia. It was becoming very clear to us that we could be just as successful for our clients in a different part of Southeast U.S. by employing local representation for Calkain.”
Calkain has tapped Stephen Counts to lead the Atlanta office and steer the firm’s endeavors in the city. Counts steps in from Calkain’s Tampa office, where he has honed an enviable knowledge of southeastern real estate markets.
“Calkain only has proven professionals as advisers and brokers within its ranks,” Sobelman added. “So the quality of the person and the ability to fit into Calkain’s unique culture is paramount.”
Calkain’s growth campaign is just getting started. The firm has its eye on markets in New York, North and South Carolina, Illinois, Texas, California, Arizona and Washington. “We are in discussions with people now for each of these markets but we’re open to hearing from others,” Sobelman concluded.