CRE industry veteran Stephen Cunningham spearheads SVN Florida launch in Fort Myers


Fort Myers, FL (Jan. 4, 2017) – Stephen A. Cunningham, MAI, CCIM, a highly regarded commercial real estate advisor throughout Southwest and Central Florida, has joined SVN Florida and will serve as Managing Director for its newly opened office in Fort Myers.

Well-known within the industry, Cunningham has been actively involved in sales, leasing and consulting services of commercial properties and development sites for decades.  He is spearheading the launch of SVN Florida’s new office at 3033 Winkler Ave.

“We’re extremely pleased to bring on board a commercial real estate professional of Steve’s caliber to our SVN Florida team,” said Jerry Anderson, CCIM, executive managing director of SVN Florida. “He possesses an exceptional balance of market knowledge and asset expertise with a strong commitment of service to his clients. He’s a great fit for SVN.”

SVN, ranked as the No. 6 CRE brokerage company nationwide in the Lipsey 2016 Commercial Real Estate Brand Survey, is the only CRE firm that markets all of its properties to the entire brokerage and investment community. Its advisors have access to a variety of cutting-edge industry technological tools and platforms that allow them to syndicate and promote their clients’ properties in a matter of minutes — nationally and internationally. It’s this combination of outstanding reach, advanced platforms and powerful brand recognition that served as the catalyst behind Cunningham’s move to SVN Florida.

“I’m excited to be part of such a strong national brand as SVN and have the opportunity to not only play an integral role in the launch of its new Fort Myers office, but also grow its presence throughout the area,” said Cunningham, who was formerly with LandQwest. “Plus, I’m looking forward to working closely with Jerry. Within the commercial real estate industry, his strategic vision and expertise are well-known and respected — not only nationally, but internationally as well.”

The Fort Myers office specializes in advisory services for the sales and leasing of commercial properties including medical and general office, multifamily, retail, industrial, self-storage, hospitality, marina, mobile home park and land transactions. The office will also offer clients a wide range of ancillary services, including asset management, property management, valuation, tax abatement, court appointed receivership and will have strong affiliations with attorneys, lenders, developers, acquisition and disposition consulting, and medical sale-leaseback.

Joining Cunningham is buyer, leasing and tenant rep expert Bryan Myers. He brings a decade of commercial real estate experience to the team and excels in customer service, site selection, market knowledge and leasing for a wide variety of clients.

Also joining Cunningham and Myers is Lynn Boldissar. Her role includes implementing a comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations program that will enhance the organization’s image and position within the Southwest Florida area. Boldissar will also work collaboratively with the brokers in developing marketing strategies for their sale and/or lease listings and specialized projects. Her experience includes 10 years marketing and CRM/database management.

Cunningham and Myers are well-versed in the unique nature of the Central and Southwest Florida markets, as well as the opportunities they present.

During his career, Cunningham’s specialty assignments included highest and best-use studies, comparative lease analysis, lease-verses-own analysis, comparing ownership and disposition alternatives, valuation and feasibility studies, economic base analysis and gap analysis.

“Southwest Florida, and specifically the Fort Myers area, continues to be a burgeoning commercial real estate market,” Cunningham said. “We’re looking forward to growing SVN’s presence here and providing exceptional services to our clients who are active in this region.”

SVN is the only commercial real estate company that markets all of its properties to the entire brokerage and investment community. SVN advisors share commission fees with cooperating brokers to close more deals in less time and at the right value for clients. This open, transparent and collaborative approach to real estate is the SVN difference. SVN Florida provides services in more locations than any other Florida commercial real estate company.

About SVN

SVN, a commercial real estate brokerage firm headquartered in Boston, is one of the industry’s most recognized brands based on the annual Lipsey Top Brand Survey. With more than 190 locations in 500 markets, SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors provide sales, leasing and property management services to more than 5,550 clients worldwide. The Florida team consists of more than 90 advisors serving locations across the state. SVN advisors represent clients in office, multifamily, retail, industrial, self-storage, hospitality, marina, mobile home park and land transactions. All SVN offices are independently owned and operated. For more information on SVN Florida, visit www.svnflorida.com. For the latest news, trends and issues related to the commercial real estate market, visit SVN Florida’s blog http://svnflorida.com/real-estate-blog. 

Contacts

Stephen A. Cunningham, MAI, CCIM, Managing Director, SVN Florida, 239-205-2344, ext. 101 / steve.cunningham@svn.com

Ken Zeszutko, Zeszutko Corp.-PR on behalf of SVN Florida, 321-213-1818 / zeszutko@zcorp-pr.com