Wednesday, May 3, 2017

HFF hires David Gaines as a director in its Chicago office

David Gaines
CHICAGO, IL, May 3, 2017 – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that David Gaines has joined its Chicago office as a director focused on multi-housing investment sales in the Chicago area and throughout the Midwest. 
Mr. Gaines has more than 16 years of multi-housing commercial real estate experience and joins HFF from Berkadia Real Estate Advisors, where he was a managing director. 

Prior thereto, he was with Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, where he rose through the ranks from their sales intern program to senior director of their National Multi-Housing Group and co-head of the Mid-Market Multifamily Practice when he left in 2015.

 Mr. Gaines is a member of the National Multi Housing Council and Urban Land Institute and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. 

“David will partner with our existing multi-housing team, led by Sean Fogarty and Marty O’Connell, to strengthen HFF’s middle market multi-housing platform in Chicago and the Midwest,” said Jeff Bramson, head of HFF’s Chicago office.  “We have seen increasing interest from our clients for middle market investment opportunities and are excited to have a dedicated specialist such as David at HFF to meet our client’s growing needs in this space.”

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

Kristen M. Murphy
Director, Public Relations
HFF | One Post Office Square, Suite 3500 | Boston, MA 02109
Main: 617-338-0990 | Direct: 617-848-1572 | Cell: 617-543-4873 |

Berger Commercial Realty Facilitates $14.8 Million Sale of East Port Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Judy Dolan

 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International Senior Vice Presidents St. George Guardabassi and Judy Dolan represented EJP East Port, LLC in the $14.8 million sale of East Port Center to East Port Center, LLC.

Following the transaction, which closed on April 26, the new owner retained Berger Commercial Realty as the exclusive leasing agent and property manager for East Port Center.

St. George Guardabassi
“St. George and I have handled leasing for East Port Center for several years, securing major tenants including Pantropic Power, Azimut Benetti, Dow Electronics and others,” Dolan said. “We look forward to continuing our track record of keeping the property at 100 percent occupancy.”

Located at 1881 to 1887 State Road 84 in Fort Lauderdale, East Port Center is a 108,500-square-foot industrial park situated at the northeast corner of I-95. The state-of-the-art complex features 20 feet of clear ceiling height, ample parking, frontage on State Road 84, all glass storefront facades and rear dock-high loading.

“East Port Center is Fort Lauderdale’s highest rated, class-A flex building east of I-95,” Guardabassi said.

The property’s location at the intersection of I-95 and Marina Mile Road makes it accessible from major roadways including I-595, Florida’s Turnpike, State Road 7, and Federal Highway. East Port Center is located within two miles of Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades.

For more information about Berger Commercial Realty’s brokerage services, call 954-358-0900.

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

Pierson Grant Public Relations
Lexi Robinson, ext. 255,

Marielle Sologuren, ext. 226,