Wednesday, October 30, 2019

NAI Realvest Brokers New Industrial Lease for HVAC Contractor’s Relocation from Winter Park, FL to Winter Garden, FL

Matt Cichocki 

WINTER GARDEN, FL -- NAI Realvest recently closed on the multi-year lease of 5,625 square feet at 902 Carter Rd. in Winter Garden’s Carter CommerCenter to accommodate the relocation of All Star Heating and Cooling of Central Florida, LLC from Winter Park.    

Matt Cichocki and Kevin O’Connor, principals at NAI Realvest negotiated the lease on behalf of the landlord and the new tenant who recently opened for business at the facility which is currently 100 percent occupied.

About NAI Realvest  

NAI Realvest in Orlando, covering all of Central Florida, is a fully integrated commercial real estate operating company specializing in brokerage, development, investment, leasing and management, consulting and research services in the U.S. and worldwide. 

Kevin O’Connor
 NAI Global is an international commercial real estate network with over 400 offices spanning the globe.  Since 1978, clients have built businesses on the power of NAI Global’s expanding network.  

Extensive services include multi-site acquisitions and dispositions, sublease, tenant representation, lease administration and audit, investment services, due diligence and related consulting and advisory services. 

To learn more, please visit  


Matt Cichocki or Kevin O’Connor Principals NAI Realvest,

Patrick Mahoney, President / CEO, NAI Realvest, 

Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications,

Crossman & Company CEO John Crossman retiring

John Crossman

ORLANDO, FL -- John Crossman, CEO of Crossman & Company, announced today that he is retiring.  Crossman is 48 years old.

When asked what prompted his decision, Crossman explained that a couple of family members have some medical issues – not life-threatening but they are significant – and he wants to focus on care giving.

Jim Seneff
Crossman is one of the most well-known brokers in the US.

His career, spanning over 26 years, has been highlighted by numerous achievements both professionally and through his community leadership.  
 Crossman plans to continue to do some charitable work and consulting.

“My focus right now is my family and I am going to take as much time as it takes to care for them.  It’s likely that I will be back working at some point in the future but I don’t have a timetable right now,” he said.

Scott Crossman
Crossman remains the youngest person ever to be named to the FSU College of Business Hall of Fame.  The only other Central Florida resident joining him is Jim Seneff.

 John is also a member of the University of Florida Honorary Alumni Association joining coaches Billy Donovan, Urban Meyer and Ron Zook.

He was named CEO of The Year in 2018 by the Orlando Business Journal and one of the top 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in the state by Florida Trend magazine in both 2018 and 2019.

Crossman is widely recognized for his work with college students and his commitment to diversity.  He wrote a best selling book for millennials and college students and he endowed the first ever real estate scholarships at both FAMU and B-CU which are HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities).

 John Zielinski 
 He also has Real Estate scholarships at FSU, UCF and UF. UNCF, Urban League, the African American Chamber of Commerce and many others have recognized his contributions.

“I am a servant leader.  My role in life is to serve others and to make an impact for those who are marginalized. 

"For this season of my life, I will be serving my family members who need me the most right now,” Crossman said.

Scott Crossman, the founder, who has continued to serve as a corporate officer for 29 years, will return to the role of CEO

John Zielinski will remain as President and head of operations for Crossman & Company.


John Crossman, CCIM, Chief Executive Officer, Crossman & Company,

Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications,
407-644-4142 or 407 461-3781

FAMU Foundation’s College of Law Fundraiser at the University Club of Orlando Nov. 20 to Feature Football Icon Emmitt Smith

Emmitt Smith

ORLANDO, FL --- The FAMU Foundation Board of Directors is hosting the “FAMU Rising Reception,” a major fundraiser and sponsorship reception at the University Club of Orlando, 150 E. Central Blvd. (32801) on Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.   

The foundation’s special guest for the evening is NFL icon, businessman and motivational speaker Emmitt Smith. 

                          Career Highlights
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born:May 15, 1969 (age 50)
Pensacola, Florida
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Escambia (Pensacola, Florida)
NFL Draft:1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17
Career history
Career highlights and awards
NFL records
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:18,355
Yards per carry:4.2
Rushing touchdowns:164
Receiving yards:3,224
Receiving touchdowns:11
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Individual tickets are $1,000 with three higher sponsorship levels which are 100 percent tax-deductible contributions for scholarships.

John Crossman

John CrossmanCEO of Crossman & Company and Chair of the FAMU College of Law Dean’s Advisory Council who is hosting the fundraiser / reception said the purpose of the event is to engage sponsors – law firms, business leaders and members of the broader community – who want to invest in downtown Orlando and support diversity.
Crossman emphasized the ultimate goal of the fundraising campaign and sponsorships is to help students afford tuition without accumulating major debt upon graduation so the FAMU College of Law can continue to be a valuable contributor to the greater Orlando community. 

FAMU College of Law graduates have served the community for decades as leaders in government and public service as well as Orlando ’s top law firms and large corporations including Lockheed Martin and Walt Disney World. 

For more information about the event and sponsorships contact Crossman at 
407-581-6218 or Mildred Graham, FAMU College of Law

For information and assistance with company sponsorships, call 407-254-3266


John Crossman, CCIM, Chief Executive Officer, Crossman & Company, 407-581-6218,;

Mildred Graham, FAMU College of Law, 

Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 
407-644-4142 or 407 461-3781