Monday, November 29, 2010

D & A Building Services Signs New Contract with OUC in Central Florida

 LONGWOOD, FL, Nov. 29, 2010 — Facility maintenance company, D & A Building Services Inc. has secured a new contract with Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) for janitorial services for eight water stations throughout Central Florida.

 In addition to its new contract, D & A is under contract with OUC for  janitorial services at Reliable Plaza (top left photo) and parking garage as well as the Pershing complex, St. Cloud complex, Camp Down, Camp Apollo, and 53 substations located throughout the Utility’s service area.

PR Contact: Elaine Ingra, (407) 384-1344

Jeffrey Chalfin Joins Grubb & Ellis as Vice President, Investment Services

PHOENIX, AZ (Nov. 29, 2010) – Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE), a leading real estate services and investment firm, today announced that Jeffrey Chalfin (top right photo) has joined the company as vice president, Investment Services.

“Jeff is well-regarded in the Phoenix metro area as one of the top retail investment brokers,” said Pete Bolton, (top left photo)  executive vice president and managing director of Grubb & Ellis’ Phoenix office.

 “As we build our retail investment team, we look to attract dedicated, committed individuals with a deep-understanding of the market.  Jeff fits that bill perfectly and we are happy to have him on our team.”

Chalfin primarily specializes in the sale of multi-tenant retail assets and joins Grubb & Ellis from Sperry Van Ness where he began his career in 1998 and ultimately rose to the position of vice president.

Contact: Julia McCartney, Phone:714.975.2230                                     

Jonathan M. Wolfe and Jordan A. Shtulman Join Grubb & Ellis

CHICAGO, IL (Nov. 29, 2010) – Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE), a leading real estate services and investment firm, today announced that Jonathan M. Wolfe (middle  right  photo) and Jordan A. Shtulman (middle left photo), two leading experts in sale leasebacks and net-leased investment properties, have joined the company as senior vice presidents, Investment Group, effective immediately. 

Based in Grubb & Ellis’ Chicago office, Wolfe and Shtulman will establish a national sale leaseback and net-leased properties practice primarily focused on the mid-cap sector.  The two have completed transactions in excess of $1.5 billion combined since 2002.

“Jonathan and Jordan add a new dimension to our capabilities,” said Shawn P. Mobley (lower right photo), president, Brokerage Services.  “Bringing them on board puts us in a great position to better serve our existing clients, as well as to serve new ones in the high growth mid-market sector.”

Wolfe, 33, joins Grubb & Ellis from CB Richard Ellis, where he was a partner in one of the top-producing investment teams in the country. 

Shtulman, 33, has completed transactions on behalf of clients including General Electric, Home Depot and various trusts and equity funds.  He joins Grubb & Ellis from Baum Realty Group, where he was senior vice president and leader of the investment sales practice for three years. 

Contact: Erin Mays, Phone: 312.698.6735,                

Grubb & Ellis|Commercial Florida Appoints Wanda DeBoer Senior Associate, Vice President Retail Services

TAMPA, FL --- Grubb & Ellis|Commercial Florida in Tampa has appointed Wanda DeBoer (top right photo) vice president of retail services and a senior associate in the firm.
Patrick Kelly (lower left photo), executive vice president and managing director of the Tampa Bay office of Grubb & Ellis|Commercial Florida, said DeBoer has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate.
 DeBoer earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and Marketing from Florida State University.
“Wanda DeBoer owned her own commercial real estate firm for more than 20 years specializing in tenant representation and retail property sales, ground leasing and leasing of multi tenant and net leased properties,” Kelly said.
DeBoer formed a development firm that transformed an industrial site into the first mixed-use office/retail development in Oldsmar.
“Wanda DeBoer has extensive experience in shopping center re-development and renovation in addition to ground-up development and has worked with local, regional and national retailers, banks and restaurateurs throughout the Tampa Bay area,” Kelly said.
“We are delighted she has joined Grubb & Ellis|Commercial Florida and we expect she will play a major role in our growth over the next few years,” he said.
DeBoer is a licensed Florida real estate broker and a licensed Florida mortgage broker. She is active in the ICSC Economic Development & Government Affairs Committee, the Upper Pinellas Regional Chamber of Commerce, Florida Hotel & Restaurant  Association, FGCAR and the E-Women Network.


Patrick Kelly, Mng. Director, 813-830-7539
Jeffrey Sweeney, SIOR  President 407-481-5387
Larry Vershel Communications 407-644-4142

NAI Realvest to Rev Up Sales of Distressed Commercial Properties with 2011 Sealed Bid Powersale Starting March 24

MAITLAND, Fla. --- NAI Realvest, which ranks as one of the region’s largest commercial real estate companies, plans to accelerate sales of distressed commercial properties by participating in the NAI Global 2011 Sealed Bid PowerSaleTM starting March 24, 2011.

Patrick Mahoney (top right photo), president and chief operating officer at NAI Realvest, said the 2011 Sealed Bid PowerSale is a massive sales effort that includes commercial properties and buyers from NAI Global offices in all 50 states and international investors.

NRC Realty & Capital Advisors, LLC, is conducting the sale in partnership with NAI, Mahoney said.

Mahoney said properties can be registered in the 2011 Sealed Bid PowerSale on an absolute or reserved price basis.

The first 2011 Sealed Bid PowerSale will be held on March 24, 2011, but properties must be registered prior to Dec. 30, 2010.

“The 2011 Sealed Bid PowerSale represents a major opportunity for lenders and representatives of distressed properties as well as REITs, investors, corporations and governments,” Mahoney said.

For more information, contact
Patrick Mahoney, President, NAI Realvest, 407-875-9989;
 George Livingston, Chairman, NAI Realvest, 407-875-9989;
 Paul P. Partyka, Managing Partner, NAI Realvest, 407-875-9989;
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications 407-644-4142