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Asset Services Team Achieves Significant Milestones

January 22, 2024

MIAMI – Transwestern Real Estate Services’ (TRS) South Florida Industrial Team of Walter Byrd, Ben Eisenberg, Thomas Kresse, John Vaught and Carlos Gaviria completed sales and lease transactions totaling 2.8 million square feet with an estimated value of $130 million in 2023.

“South Florida continues proving it’s one of the most resilient markets in the nation,” said Eisenberg, TRS Executive Managing Director. “Through our team’s deep knowledge, expertise and relationships, we created exceptional value for our industrial clients in 2023 and look forward to capitalizing on this momentum in 2024.”

Gaviria, who has been with Transwestern since 2012, was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2023, and Ryan Burress joined the firm as Research Analyst, responsible for conducting extensive market research and analysis, providing valuable insights to clients, and contributing to the overall success of Transwestern’s South Florida brokerage and investment sales team.

Under the direction of Managing Senior Vice President Andi Lopez, Transwestern was awarded management of three properties, totaling 1.2 million square feet, including:

  • 255 Alhambra Circle, a 221,334-square-foot, Class A office tower in Coral Gables, Florida
  • Trailhead Logistics Park, a 943,000-square-foot industrial asset in Ocala, Florida
  • 6451 126th Ave., an 83,000-square-foot office property in Largo, Florida

The asset services team achieved the WELL Healthy-Safety rating for eight properties, representing 2.9 million square feet, and earned Energy Star certification for approximately 1 million square feet of office properties.

“Our South Florida asset services team celebrated many accomplishments in 2023, including 34 capital projects ranging from major renovations to cosmetic enhancements, 18 tenant improvement projects for approximately 500,000 square feet and assisting with leasing more than 500,000 square feet,” said Lopez. “By consistently applying Transwestern’s customer-centric approach to operational excellence and being reliable, trustworthy partners to our clients, we have built one of the strongest asset services teams in the market.”

South Florida Industrial team
Transwestern’s South Florida Industrial team provides creative solutions that maximize real estate value through a sophisticated and proven methodology that helps meet and exceed financial objectives. With nearly 100 years of combined experience, the team uses deep market knowledge and industry expertise to uncover hidden opportunities and capitalize on shifting market dynamics.

About Transwestern Real Estate Services
Part of the Transwestern companies, Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) strives to add value for investors, owners and occupiers across all commercial property types. Fueled by a holistic perspective of the real estate life cycle, agility and creativity are hallmarks of our approach, while vast national resources and sound market intelligence underpin customized recommendations and property solutions.

Five dynamic, integrated companies make up the Transwestern enterprise, giving us the perspective to think broadly, deeply and creatively about commercial real estate. Clients and investors rely on us for expertise that spans institutional and opportunistic investment, development, hospitality, and brokerage and asset services. Our award-winning, collaborative culture empowers team members with resources and independence to work across boundaries in pursuit of innovative solutions, reinforcing a reputation for service excellence that translates to measurable results. Through offices nationwide and alliance partners around the globe, we positively impact the built environment and our communities while fostering a work climate that champions career vitality for all. Learn more at and @Transwestern.

Media Contact:
Jaime Luckey

Walter Byrd

Executive Managing Director

Miami, Florida

(305) 808-7825

Ben Eisenberg

Executive Managing Director

Miami, Florida

(305) 808-7826

Thomas Kresse

Executive Managing Director

Miami, Florida

(305) 808-7827

John Vaught

Senior Vice President

Miami, Florida

(305) 808-7822

Carlos Gaviria

Senior Vice President of Industrial Services

Miami, Florida

(305) 808-7313

Ryan Burress

Research Analyst

Miami, Florida

(305) 357-3839

Andi Lopez

Managing Senior Vice President

Coral Gables, Florida

(305) 808-7824