Saturday, April 11, 2015

Arbor Appoints Ben Truitt as Director of FHA in Denver, CO Office

Ben Truitt

UNIONDALE, NY -- Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC (“Arbor”), a national, direct commercial real estate lender, today announced the appointment of Ben Truitt as Director, FHA in the company’s Denver, CO, office.

A 17-year commercial real estate finance veteran, Mr. Truitt will be responsible for providing capital for the refinance, acquisition and construction of multifamily housing and senior housing by utilizing Arbor’s Federal Housing Administration, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and creative structured finance loan products, including bridge, mezzanine and preferred equity funding options.

 Mr. Truitt reports to Matt Carey, Vice President of FHA Lending.

Prior to joining Arbor, Mr. Truitt began his commercial lending career as an originator with GMAC Commercial Mortgage.

 Since then, through various roles with GMAC, PNC Bank, Red Stone, AmeriSphere and ACRE, his healthcare and multifamily financing expertise has continued to grow and includes a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) designation. In his career, Mr. Truitt has been involved with the origination or underwriting of $570 million in closed loans.

Matthew Carey
Mr. Truitt is a member of the Urban Land Institute, University of Colorado Real Estate Council (CUREC), Colorado Health Care Association & Center for Assisted Living and the CFA Institute as a CFA Charterholder.

 Mr. Truitt serves on the Education Committee for the CUREC and on the Board of the CFA Society of Colorado. He is also the Public Awareness Committee Chair for the CFA Society of Colorado.

Mr. Truitt received his Master of Business Administration degree in Real Estate Development and Investments from the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he also received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Christopher Ostrowski

Hold-Thyssen Completes Flex and Office Leases for 3477 Square Feet in Southwest Orlando, 1300 Square Feet in Kissimmee, FL

Darby Hold
WINTER PARK, Fla. --- The Hold-Thyssen, Inc. leasing team recently negotiated a new lease agreement with ICNA Relief USA for 2,400 rentable square feet of flex space on behalf of the landlord at Kirkman Commerce Center, 701 S. Kirkman Rd.  

Transaction specialist Darby Hold of Hold-Thyssen negotiated an office lease renewal agreement for 1,077 rentable square feet with the tenant Everest Equity Group who occupies Suite 230 at Phillips Place, 7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd.  Hold represented Landlord Financial Way Realty Inc. of Cincinnati.

Troy Stevens, a Hold-Thyssen transaction specialist, recently closed on two new office leases at The Atrium in Kissimmee on behalf of the landlord there at 1200 N. Central Ave.  Prestige Health Ed Center leased 698 square feet.  The other tenant whose name was undisclosed  leased 600 square feet of office space at the Atrium.

Hold-Thyssen Real Estate Services provides commercial property and leasing and management services to institutional and private investor clients nationwide.  The 40-year old firm’s current portfolio includes more that 100 commercial properties throughout the United States.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 407-644-4142

NAI Realvest becomes CCIM Florida Central Districts first top tier corporate sponsor

Robin Webb
ORLANDO, FL -- NAI Realvest has been named the first Gold Ribbon Corporate Sponsor for the CCIM Florida Central District’s new 2015 Sponsorship Program. 

“This is a great opportunity to promote our corporate brand with those recognized experts in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate while supporting the premier professional real estate association of our industry,” Robin Webb, CCIM, NAI Realvest managing director, said.

CCIM Florida Central District revised its corporate sponsorship program for 2015 to be more comprehensive in meeting the different levels of interest and affordability a potential corporate sponsor might have. 
“We have added several different ‘ribbon’ categories so that a sponsor can become involved in association activities to the extent that works best for them,” said Rick Gonzales of Crosby & Associates and 2015 CCIM Florida Central District President. 

“We sincerely appreciate NAI Realvest’s support of our organization.”  

The NAI Realvest Gold Ribbon Sponsorship includes several marketing opportunities including a sponsorship of the CCIM Florida Central District’s annual Golf Tournament.

Rick Gonzalez
NAI Realvest is the only Gold Level Sponsor of the CCIM Florida Central District. 
Other sponsors include  Harbor Community Bank, Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed, Akerman, ECS-Florida, Engel and Volkers, TD Bank, University of Central Florida, 

AccuMap Surveying, Gagnon Real Estate Investments, Lloyd Commercial, Consulting Americas, Nova Photography, OnPList, Orangemen Development & Construction, 

Palkiper, Private Equity Finance, Seacoast Bank, Taylor & Mathis,  Total Commercial Communications, Wells Fargo, MOC Services Cleaning, and Sperry Van Ness.

The CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation is a professional designation awarded by the CCIM Institute. Currently, more than 9,500 individuals nationally hold this designation and approximately 4,000 candidates are pursuing the designation.

For more information,  contact Stuart Hodes, CRE-sources, 954-918-2121,

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 407-644-4142