Monthly Archives: June 2016

John Crossman Shaping New Generation of Industry Leaders

Gainesville, Fla.  – Whether it be a teaching environment with hundreds of real estate students or a formal retail conference with thousands in attendance, Crossman & Company President John Crossman is a much sought after teacher and speaker with a cutting edge message on work, life and success in the commercial real estate industry.

That was the case earlier this month when Crossman lectured to a class at the University of Florida in Gainesville. One of many stops on his busy schedule to solidify the firm’s reputation as an industry leader and innovator as well as one of the Southeast’s largest retail leasing, property management and investment sales firms.

“One of our core values as a company is education and developing future leaders in our industry. We just don’t just talk the talk. We truly believe in walking the walk when it comes to professional development, education and diversity,” Crossman said.

Serving Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia, Crossman & Company just opened a Miami office and now has 25,678,368 square feet under leasing and management comprising of 347 properties.

Though a Florida State University graduate, Crossman is an Honorary Alumnus of the University of Florida, where he is often requested to lecturer on a number of topics designed to motivate, stimulate and educate.

Crossman was awarded the honor in 2014. He joined an impressive list that includes Florida Governors, U.S. Senators, educators, community leaders, athletes and coaches. He was recognized for outstanding service to the University and was designated by the Board of Directors of the Association as Honorary Alumnus.

In his expanding role as a thought leader, Crossman’s unique style and zeal is a perfect platform to reflect on his vast experience and deep understanding of today’s changing business environment.

“Sometimes it’s more than X’s and O’s. There are a lot of variables that need to addressing in order to jump start a career, maintain, succeed and balance everything that has to be accomplished,” Crossman said. “That level of satisfaction in life and work is something that needs to be discussed as well as career strategy.”

Crossman zeroed in on The Top 5 Career Killers in his presentation to a class at the David F. Miller Center for Retailing Education and Research at Florida’s Warrington College of Business.

“Besides a solid skill set, it’s also navigating professional relationships, meeting expectations from both employers and clients and avoiding pitfalls that can derail a career,” Crossman said.

In addition to Crossman’s personal message, the firm has developed several tools to support education and diversity in the industry.

Crossman & Company has created a Commercial Real Estate Guide about making the right career choices. The free guide is available for download in English, Spanish, and Portuguese at www.crossmanco.com. There are also a number of educational videos on the firm’s growing YouTube Channel.

For more information, visit www.crossmanco.com or call (407) 423-5400.

 About Crossman & Company

Crossman & Company is the premier real estate firm focused on serving retail landlords exclusively throughout the Southeast – with offices in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Tampa, Miami and Orlando – representing more than 340 shopping centers and over 25 million square feet in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina and Virginia. The company was founded in 1990 with the goal of providing exemplary service to our clients around four core values: Maintain enthusiastically satisfied clients; Demonstrate servant leadership; Practice kindness, openness and humility; and Develop new talent. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.crossmanco.com.

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John Crossman Attends Military Academy Appointee Reception, Serves on Nomination Board for Fifth Consecutive Year

Tampa, Fla. — Crossman & Company President John Crossman visited MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa earlier this month to honor another impressive crop of Florida cadets heading to U.S. military academies.

Crossman joined Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson for the annual reception hosted by the Senators. For the last five years, Crossman has been appointed to the Regional Service Academy Nomination Board by Rubio.

The Senators’ academy nomination review boards interview qualified candidates and offer recommendations to the Senators each fall for nomination. Florida cadets who accepted appointments to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy or the U.S. Military Academy attended the reception.

“First it’s a privilege to be part of this historic and significant endeavor. These young men and women are superb students and outstanding citizens, and our nation’s future leaders,” Crossman said. “I was happy to be able to attend this great day of celebration with my family and honor them and their proud families.”

Nelson and Rubio, nominate high school students for spots at each of the four academies every year, The U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

Though the state is guaranteed only one spot at each school, the Senators nominate 10 cadets for each one. They rely on board members like Crossman to recommend candidates who meet the basic qualifications, and possess traits and skills that will help them succeed at each academy.

“Our state’s applicants are of such a high caliber that more than four usually are offered an opportunity to attend one of these prestigious institutions,” noted Crossman.

Attending are academy appointees, along with their family and friends, members of each Senator’s service academy nomination review boards, and representatives of U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, and U.S. Marine Forces Central Command.

For more information, visit www.crossmanco.com or call (407) 423-5400.

 About Crossman & Company

Crossman & Company is the premier real estate firm focused on serving retail landlords exclusively throughout the Southeast – with offices in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Tampa, Miami and Orlando – representing more than 340 shopping centers and over 25 million square feet in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina and Virginia. The company was founded in 1990 with the goal of providing exemplary service to our clients around four core values: Maintain enthusiastically satisfied clients; Demonstrate servant leadership; Practice kindness, openness and humility; and Develop new talent. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.crossmanco.com.

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Crossman & Company Announces New Burger King for the Shoppes at Del Prado in Fort Myers

Fort Myers, Fla.  — Crossman & Company, one of the Southeast’s largest retail leasing, property management and investment sales firms, has added a new Burger King restaurant at the Shoppes of Del Prado in North Fort Myers, Fla. to its impressive leasing portfolio.

Senior Associate Sandra Woodworth finalized the deal bringing Burger King to the popular shopping destination anchored by a Publix Supermarket at 17960 N. Tamiami Trail.

“Burger King sits on just over an acre, and is an excellent addition to the tenant mix at the Shoppes at Del Prado. The restaurant concept compliments  the other commercial development at the Intersection of US 41 and Del Prado,” Woodworth said.

A national brand for over 50 years there are over 14,000 Burger King restaurants in 100 countries. Brandon Eggleston of RMC Property Group represented the restaurant in the deal.

Serving Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia, Crossman & Company just opened a Miami office and now has 25,678,368 square feet under leasing and management comprising of 347 properties.

For more information, visit www.crossmanco.com or call (407) 423-5400.

About Crossman & Company

Crossman & Company is the premier real estate firm focused on serving retail landlords exclusively throughout the Southeast – with offices in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Tampa, Miami and Orlando – representing more than 340 shopping centers and over 25 million square feet in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina and Virginia. The company was founded in 1990 with the goal of providing exemplary service to our clients around four core values: Maintain enthusiastically satisfied clients; Demonstrate servant leadership; Practice kindness, openness and humility; and Develop new talent. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.crossmanco.com.

 

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Crossman & Company Completes Triple-Net Sale of Newly Constructed Dollar General in Northwest Georgia

Atlanta, Ga. – Crossman & Company, one of the Southeast’s largest retail leasing, property management and investment sales firms, recently completed the sale of a newly constructed Dollar General in Calhoun, Ga.

Crossman & Company represented the seller, Hibbymo Properties-East Calhoun LLC, on behalf of the Georgia-based developer. The team of Chief Operating Officer John Zielinski, CCIM and Director Brian Carolan, and Senior Associate Sherri Mann facilitated the triple net transaction.

“Triple-nets, also known as NNN or net-net-net properties, are appealing to buyers looking for income with little management responsibility,” Zielinski said. “The advantages have fueled a tremendous demand and interest from investors on every level. As with any investment, there are many factors to consider in valuing and structuring the deal.”

Crossman & Company’s experience, unique insight, and knowledge of market conditions and trends pair well with triple net assets, regarded as one of the safest and the most solid commercial real estate investments with dependable revenue.

“We are finding that Investors buy net leased single tenant properties for a variety of reasons such as stable cash flow, attractive financing, equity growth, unique tax benefits and good capital gains,” noted Carolan.

The 9,026 square foot free standing retail building on two acres at 112 Campbell Rd. was bought by a private investment group out of Atlanta, Ga. Dollar General is a national brand that has been in business since 1939.

Serving Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia, Crossman & Company has experience selling shopping centers, strip malls, single-tenant, triple-net assets, as well as mixed-use and lifestyle properties.

For more information, visit www.crossmanco.com or call (407) 423-5400.

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About Crossman & Company

Crossman & Company is the premier real estate firm focused on serving retail landlords exclusively throughout the Southeast – with offices in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Miami, and Orlando – representing more than 340 shopping centers and 25 million square feet in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Miami. The company was founded in 1990 with the goal of providing exemplary service to our clients around four core values: Maintain enthusiastically satisfied clients; Demonstrate servant leadership; Practice kindness, openness and humility; and Develop new talent. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.crossmanco.com.


Crossman & Company to Lease Posner Commons

Firm chosen for 630,000 square foot Central Florida shopping destination

John Zielinski

Davenport, Fla. — Crossman & Company, one of the Southeast’s largest retail leasing, property management and investment sales firms, has added Posner Commons, a 630,000 square foot regional shopping center in Davenport, Fla to its impressive leasing portfolio. In addition, Crossman & Company will manage a portion of the center totaling 434,710 square feet.

“I am very proud that we will be representing this tremendous property. It’s a great opportunity to showcase our team’s knowledge, experience and the ability to deliver positive results for our clients,” said Crossman & Company President John Crossman, CCIM, CRX.

The Crossman & Company team of John Zielinski, Chief Operating Officer; Dan Colachicco, Senior Managing Director, Brokerage Services; Marc Cook, Director, Client Services and Katherine Rush-Heath, Senior Leasing Associate, worked closely with support staff to sign the 80-acre power center.

Posner Commons was developed by the Trammell Crow Company and opened in 2008. It is centrally located at the intersection of Interstate 4 and US Highway 27 in growing Polk County.

Serving Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia, Crossman & Company now has 25,678,368 square feet under leasing and management comprising of 347 properties.

“Location plays a pivotal role as we move forward, as do outstanding demographics and high visibility,” noted Zielinski, CCIM. “We look forward to maximizing the performance of Posner Commons.”

Spaces range from 1,400 square feet. Current anchor tenants among the 60 stores include Target, Best Buy, Books-A-Million, Cinepolis IMAX, JC Penney and Staples.

For more information visit www.crossmanco.com or call (407) 423-5400.

About Crossman & Company

Crossman & Company is the premier real estate firm focused on serving retail landlords exclusively throughout the Southeast – with offices in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Tampa, Miami and Orlando – representing more than 340 shopping centers and over 25 million square feet in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina and Virginia. The company was founded in 1990 with the goal of providing exemplary service to our clients around four core values: Maintain enthusiastically satisfied clients; Demonstrate servant leadership; Practice kindness, openness and humility; and Develop new talent. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.crossmanco.com.