Movers & Shakers: Sapir announces sales team for Surfside project, Franklin Street taps retail head & more

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Alex Sapir’s sales team (from left: Mick Duchon, Eloy Carmenate, Tara West, Alex Sapir, Oren Alexander, Jay Philip Parker, Dean Bloch)

Alex Sapir’s sales team (from left: Mick Duchon, Eloy Carmenate, Tara West, Alex Sapir, Oren Alexander, Jay Philip Parker, Dean Bloch)

Developer Alex Sapir named his sales team for Arte by Antonio Citterio, a luxury condo development in Surfside. Douglas Elliman’s Oren Alexander, Tara West, Eloy Carmenate, Mick Duchon and Dean Bloch are leading sales of the 12-story, 16-unit condo building at 8955 Collins Avenue.

Citterio, an Italian architect, is designing the project along with Kobi Karp. The building received its temporary certificate of occupancy late last year. Elliman took over sales at Arte from Corcoran Sunshine in November. Prices start at $7.9 million.

Caroline Cheng returned to Franklin Street as director of retail leasing services in the company’s Miami office. Cheng was previously corporate real estate manager for Checkers and Rally’s Drive-In restaurants. Before that, she worked at Franklin Street, Brookfield Properties and Global Franchise Group.

Suffolk hired Ann Klee as executive vice president. Klee was previously vice president of Boston development and operations at GE, where she oversaw the search for GE’s new headquarters and its move to Boston. At Suffolk, Klee will be responsible for leading the company’s presence on a national scale.

Peter D. Sheridan joined JLL as an executive vice president. The industrial broker leads a team responsible for overseeing the leasing of 5 million square feet of Class A distribution and manufacturing space in South Florida. Most recently, Sheridan was senior director of leasing and development for Liberty Property Trust. He also previously worked for JLL as part of the agency leasing team in South Florida.

Anthony Seijas is now a principal at Altis Cardinal, focused on expanding the company’s multifamily platform. Anthony Seijas’ experience includes more than 26 years at Lennar Corp., where he was a regional vice president overseeing homebuilding operations in South Florida, and at Rialto Capital Advisors, a former Lennar subsidiary.

Adam Starr was hired as managing director of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman. Starr will specialize in the sale and leasing of office and industrial properties throughout south Palm Beach and Broward counties. He’s worked on deals totaling more than 15 million square feet of buildings.

Nick Quay joined Avanti Way Realty as a real estate agent.

Eyzenberg & Company opened a new office in Florida, marketing the third location for the commercial real estate investment bank. Eyzenberg & Company opened an office at 800 Brickell Avenue, just as the bank provided a bridge loan for a mixed-use project in Daytona Beach.

David Geller is now chief operating officer at Anatomy, a South Florida-based gym. Anatomy has locations in Miami Beach and near Midtown Miami and plans to open at Regatta Harbour in Coconut Grove.

Interior designer, furniture designer and space planner Alan David Cohen merged his team with Janine Geller, his business partner and stepdaughter. Geller is now creative director of Design House.

Jordan Nicholson joined Katz & Associates as a sales associate handling tenant and landlord representation. Nicholson previously interned for the firm.

The Mager McQueen Group joined Compass. The 10-agent team, led by Ann McQueen and Jeff Mager, will work out of Compass’ Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood offices. They previously owned their own firm, Elite Coastal Properties.

Daniela Rendon is now an in-house sales executive at 57 Ocean in Miami Beach. Fortune Development Sales is handling the project’s sales and marketing. Rendon was previously an agent at The Estates at Acqualina.

Driftwood Acquisitions & Development rebranded to Driftwood Capital. The company is looking for deals in the $30 million to $150 million range for development and acquisition. Its mezzanine lending division is issuing loans in the $3 million to $50 million range.

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