Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Melrose-Sovereign Companies to Manage Copley Square Townhomes on Michigan Street in Orlando

ORLANDO - Melrose Sovereign Companies, which ranks as one of Florida’s largest condominium and home owner association management specialists, has been awarded a contract to manage Copley Square, (top left rendering)  the upscale townhome community located on E. Michigan Street in Orlando’s Sodo district.

Jack Hanson, LCAM and Ellen Lumpkin (bottom right photo), LCAM. co-founders and principals at Melrose-Sovereign Companies, said Copley Square includes 17 three-story unique brownstone and Victorian townhomes.

Headquartered in Orlando, Melrose-Sovereign Companies has eight offices throughout the state.

For more information, please contact:
Jack B. Hanson, LCAM, Partner/co-founder, Melrose-Sovereign Companies, 407-228-4181, jhanson@melrose-sovereign.com;
Ellen G. Lumpkin, LCAM, Partner/Co-founder, Melrose-Sovereign Companies, 407-228-4181, elumpkin@melrose-sovereign.com;
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142, Lvershelco@aol.com

Stirling Commercial Group Hopes to Spark Bidding War on Highrise Naming Rights for Former Southern Bank Building in Downtown Orlando

ORLANDO - Stirling Commercial Group, exclusive leasing agents for the former Southern Bank Building (top left photo) at 250 N. Orange Ave. in downtown Orlando, hopes to spark a bidding war for the rights to name the 16-story highrise that boasts excellent visibility from I-4 and 8,000 square feet of vacant ground level space.

Stirling Commercial associates John Kurtz and James Mincy are scheduling conferences with some of the nation’s biggest banks this month, said Roger Soderstrom, founder and owner of Stirling Commercial Group.

Two weeks ago Stirling Commercial Group announced it had leased the 7,200 square foot 10th floor of the building to Solar Smart, LLC, an affiliate of Emory Development and Electric Inc., of Maitland and one of the leading providers of alternative energy devices in the U.S.

“Despite a nationwide real estate downturn, naming rights for highrise downtown properties offer substantial value to landlords,” Kurtz said.

“We are talking to banks, and the building is perfect for a major banking operation with the available ground level space formerly occupied by Old Southern, but other companies are just as likely to take an interest with the naming rights on the table,” Soderstrom said.

The building can accommodate multiple full floor plates of office space making it an ideal Florida headquarters for a national bank, Kurtz said.

For more information, contact:
James A. Mincy or John Kurtz, Sales Associates, Stirling Commercial Group 407-581-5550;
Roger Soderstrom, Owner/Founder Stirling Commercial Group, 407-581-7890;
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-6142

Marcus & Millichap Names Ronald Z. Harris Executive Vice President Investments in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA Aug. 17, 2010 – The board of directors of Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, the nation’s largest real estate investment services firm, has named Ronald Z. Harris (top right photo) to the position of executive vice president investments, according to Stephen D. Stein, bottom left photo)  first vice president and regional manager of the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Harris is one of only four other executive vice presidents in a firm of more than 1,200 agents.

Previously, Harris held the title of senior vice president investments.

Contact: Stacey Corso, Public Relations Manager, (925) 953-1716

Geoffrey D. Harris of Mark One Capital Promoted to Vice President Capital Markets in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Aug. 17, 2010 – Mark One Capital has named Geoffrey D. Harris (top right photo)  to the position of vice president capital markets.

The achievement of vice president capital markets status is one of the highest levels of recognition the firm awards its originators.

 It represents tremendous market knowledge, superior transaction expertise and commitment to providing clients with excellent capital markets knowledge and advisory services, according to William E. Hughes, (bottom left photo) senior vice president and managing director of Mark One and Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation (MMCC).

Most recently, Harris held the position of senior director.

Harris began his career with MMCC in 2006, specializing in single-tenant/retail.

Press Contact:  Stacey Corso, Mark One Capital, (925) 953-1716