Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Grubb & Ellis Strengthens Brokerage Leg in Tampa with Addition of Mark Eilers and Rick Klepal


TAMPA, FL – Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE), a leading real estate services and investment firm, announced that it has added two industry veterans to its brokerage team.  Mark Eilers (top right photo) joined the company as senior vice president, Land Group and Rick Klepal (middle  left photo) as vice president, Investment Group.

 “With the addition of Mark and Rick, we have continued to strengthen our Transaction Services team in the Southeast, offering our clients a more extensive platform of services and expertise,” said Randy Buddemeyer (lower right photo), executive managing director, Florida and the Carolinas.

 “They each bring a unique element to our team; Mark will play a huge role in leading our Land Services group in the region and Rick not only holds expertise on the receivership side of our business but also has many years of investment sales experience.” 

 Eilers brings more than 21 years of commercial real estate experience to Grubb & Ellis. He joins from CB Richard Ellis, where he was consistently one of the firm’s top producers.

  Eilers began his real estate career with The Founders Group and in 1997 joined Shoptaw-James, Inc./L.J. Melody & Company, eventually becoming CBRE. Throughout his career, Eilers has cultivated an expertise in land brokerage, focusing on residential land development, both single and multi-family, in-fill development sites, commercial sites and large mixed-use development tracts, as well as investment sales in apartments and office buildings.  

Klepal joins Grubb & Ellis from CB Richard Ellis, where he was a vice president specializing in investment sales, court-appointed receivership, commercial loan restructuring and commercial real estate advisory. At Grubb & Ellis, he will focus on court-appointed receivership services to troubled commercial real estate investments in the State of Florida.

 Prior to joining CBRE in 2005, he spent seven years as a president and owner of Commercial Property Services, Inc. Previously, Klepal spent five years as a vice president with Grandbridge Real Estate Capital.  He began his commercial real estate career with L.J. Melody in 1985.

 Contact: Rachel Andreozzi, Phone: 561.893.6296                                     

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