Driven by client demand and a desire to increase its property management and brokerage inventory, commercial real estate brokerage firm LandQwest Commercial Real Estate Services last month opened a new office in Naples.
The office, in the Kraft Office Center, marks LandQwest’s fourth, joining Tampa, Orlando and Fort Myers, where the company is based.
The 2,000-square-foot office will operate with five agents and be led by Principal Adam Palmer, who will co-office from Fort Myers and Naples.
As part of the expansion, Mike Concilla and Eric Edwards are joining LandQwest.
Concilla, who will be a principal and managing director of retail services and lead the firm’s retail division’s effort in tenant representation, leasing and sales, comes to LandQwest from Equity Inc., where he was a senior vice president.
Edwards, a LandQwest Senior Broker Associate, previously had worked as a senior director with commercial real estate brokerage SVN KOVA and Bridgepoint Ventures. At LandQwest, he will focus on representing industrial and office owners and tenants from Naples to Fort Myers.
LandQwest Broker Associate Frank Kupiec and Senior Director Michael Daly also will work from the new office, the company says. Kupiec will specialize in working with retailers seeking space to expand or relocate, while Daly will leverage his experience in retail development with merchants such as T.J. Maxx parent TJX Cos. and Tide Dry Cleaners.
Mary Gentile, a LandQwest partner and president of the firm’s property management division, says the Kraft offices were uniquely suited for the company’s expansion.
“The location for us was just ideal,” she says. “It’s right off the interstate, it has good visibility and terrific access for our agents, customers and property managers. It checked all the boxes.”
Courtney Saksefski, the company’s chief marketing officer, says the Naples office should help LandQwest further recruit agents, including industrial specialists, and property managers.
Further north, in Tampa, LandQwest has also added key personnel. The firm announced that Robin Webb will be senior managing director of the Greater Central Florida region.
Over his 30-year career, Webb has sold more than $1 billion in commercial real estate, including more than 110 hotels. Prior to LandQwest, Webb worked for the precursor of Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT as an executive vice president and was managing director of brokerage firm NAI Realvest.
Webb also is a senior instructor for the Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM) organization and in 2017 was institute president for CCIM’s International Executive Team, where he was responsible for activity in 30 countries.