Thor Commercial renaming itself Skyway National Partners to better reflect its coverage area and new affiliation
A nascent Tampa-based commercial real estate brokerage firm is changing its name to better reflect its geographic coverage area throughout the Gulf Coast and a new partnership.
Thor Commercial Group, which was formed last October by a pair of Baltimore-Washington, D.C., industry veterans, will be known going forward as Skyway National Partners.
The company will retain its affiliation with the NAI Global International brokerage network, and maintain its offices in Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Myers and Naples.
“We chose an iconic name emblematic of the strength and distinctiveness of this section of Florida, as we intend to become the best and most recognized privately-held, full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm in the region,” says Brad Berzins, who co-founded Skyway National with fellow former NAI KLNB Inc. partner Andy Georgelakos, in a statement.
Berzins says the rebranding also was spurred by the company’s recent affiliation with
Hiffman National, a Chicago-based property management company with a portfolio under management of more than 100 million square feet in 28 states.
Hiffman intends to expand further into Florida as a result of its Skyway National affiliation.
“Establishing a presence in Tampa, along with Sarasota, Ft. Myers and Naples, will allow us to enhance what we are already doing and continue to deliver the best-in-class management
services that Hiffman National is known for,” says Dave Petersen, Hiffman National’s CEO, in a statement.
Skyway National also will continue its alliance with NAI Miami, which it created last year.
“A single-sourced approach to asset and brokerage services typically produces the highest possible outcome from an operational efficiency and opportunistic perspective,” Berzins says.
“Synergies are generated from teams working under the same roof that have clarity and
understanding of ownership objectives and are confident in making decisions that benefit and
create value for the asset,” he adds, in a statement.
“Marketing, leasing and new project opportunities are also more easily identified and executed with a streamlined level of communications derived from a single-source arrangement.”