Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Native Realty Continues Growth with Two Key Additions; Sara Dorfman and Amanda Roy bring diverse experience to Fort Lauderdale commercial real estate firm

Amanda Roy

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL –– Native Realty, the pioneering Fort Lauderdale commercial real estate firm led by Jaime Sturgis, has announced the additions of real estate agents Sara Dorfman and Amanda Roy. The agents bring experience in numerous commercial real estate sectors to the firm.

Dorfman specializes in multifamily, vacant land and office leasing. Roy focuses on investment sales and leasing industrial and retail assets. Both are based in Native Realty’s Flagler Village headquarters.

Sara Dorfman
“I am thrilled to have Sara and Amanda join our growing team,” said Sturgis. “Both agents are aggressive, dedicated and extremely savvy when it comes to marketing. We continue to look for opportunities to add talented and dynamic agents who share our passion for curating emerging neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale and throughout South Florida.”

Dorfman has four years of experience as a licensed real estate agent in Florida and 10 years of real estate experience at a family-owned business in New Jersey. She most recently worked at Coldwell Banker’s Las Olas office. Dorfman’s industry affiliations include the Miami Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors.

Jaime Sturgis
Among Dorfman’s current listings are a triplex rental property available for sale at 1548 SW 23rd Court and an office/retail building available for lease at 621 S. Federal Highway and in Fort Lauderdale. She is also a leasing representative at Ceiba Groupe’s brand-new ID Flagler Village townhouse rental building at 113 NE Sixth St.

A Fort Lauderdale native, Roy is marketing a prime retail property at 412-416 N. Andrews Ave., across from the new All Aboard Florida station and F.A.T. Village, and the Oakland Center property at 1100 W. Oakland Park Blvd. in Wilton Manors. Both properties are available for lease.

In February, Native Realty announced the hiring of 40-year industry veteran R. Bruce “Buzz” Smith to focus on investment sales and work with corporations on relocation opportunities.

Native Realty is headquartered in Flagler Village’s the Hive – a popular complex with retail, restaurants, offices, a vintage arcade bar and yoga studio.

Bruce "Buzz" Smith
Founded in 2017 by pioneering Fort Lauderdale-based commercial real estate broker Jaime Sturgis, Native Realty specializes in leasing and investment sales in the urban core and emerging markets in South Florida.

The company’s brokers bring more than 55 years of real estate experience to the region’s market, working with all types of clients from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses.

Notable clients have included Coca-Cola, Integra Realty Resources, U.S.A. Parking and many more. Native Realty is headquartered in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village at 908 N. Flagler Drive.

For more information, please contact:

Eric Kalis
Account Director, BoardroomPR
Bank of America Plaza | 1776 N Pine Island Road


NAI Realvest Hires Seasoned Commercial Real Estate Professional Tony Nandwani

Tony Nandwani

ORLANDO, FL --- NAI Realvest, one of central Florida’s largest commercial real estate services companies, named Tony Nandwani Investment Advisor.
Robin Webb
Robin Webb, managing director at NAI Realvest, said Nandwani has more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience specializing in all aspects of development, construction, and asset disposition in the Orlando area where he has resided over 30 years.   

Webb said Nandwani, a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts) (NAREIT), will focus on multi-family and healthcare facilities development at NAI Realvest.   
For more information, please contact:
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications 407-644-4142

Proper Title Adds Kimberly Wetzel as Senior Sales Representative

Kimberly Wetzel
                                                                  CHICAGO, IL – Palatine, Ill.-based Proper Title, LLC, a full-service title insurance agency serving the residential and commercial real estate industries, announced it has hired Kimberly Wetzel as a senior sales representative.

“Attorneys who have worked with Kim rely on her detail-oriented approach to all transactions and her tenacity with addressing unique situations that arise during the closing process,” said David Garside, executive vice president of title and escrow operations at Proper Title.

“Our primary goal is to provide outstanding customer service and peace of mind with every transaction, and we value Kim’s ability to form the kind of client relationships that reflect this.”

Wetzel has more than 10 years of experience in the title industry, and she has worked with a variety of clients in the Chicago area. At Proper Title, she will focus on clients located in the western suburbs. A graduate of Arizona State University, Wetzel resides in the northwest suburbs with her family.

“The expertise, efficiency and level of customer service Proper Title provides totally aligns with the way I like to work with clients, so it was a perfect fit,” said Wetzel. “I look forward to working alongside some of the best talent in the title industry.”

David Garside
Launched with just 27 employees in 2013, Proper Title has doubled its size and increased its transaction volume every year to become a major player in the title insurance business. 

It recently earned the 2017 Award for Excellence from Fidelity National Title Group, Inc., a member of the Fidelity National Financial (NYSE: FNF) family of companies and the nation’s largest group of title companies and title insurance underwriters. The award is given for meeting and exceeding specific title underwriting and settlement services criteria.

For more information, please contact:

Traci Failla,, (312) 267-4516
Kim Manning,, (312) 267-4527

NAI Realvest Names Tai Lee New Sales and Leasing Associate

Tai Lee
ORLANDO, FL --- NAI Realvest, one of central Florida’s largest commercial real estate services companies, has named Tai Lee Sales and Leasing Associate.

Robin Webb, managing director at NAI Realvest, said Lee has 11 years of experience including five years in brokerage and six in multifamily property management.  He is a graduate of Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Consumer Science.

At NAI Realvest Lee specializes in the leasing and sales of office and industrial properties along with vacant land sales.

For more information, please contact:
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications 407-644-4142