Franklin Street Names Garet Marr Regional Managing Director in Tampa

A seasoned leader, Marr will dedicate efforts to expanding the firm’s talent and market share in Tampa

TAMPA, FL (October 4, 2023) – Franklin Street is pleased to announce Garet Marr, a seasoned leader in the Insurance division, has been named Regional Managing Director of the firm’s headquarters in Tampa, Florida. Marr will join Patrick Kelly, Regional Managing Director, in overseeing and growing the firm’s several business lines in the Tampa market, including insurance, investment sales, capital advisory, leasing, project management and property management.

In his new role, Marr will guide Franklin Street in strategic growth initiatives, expanding the firm’s full-service capabilities, talent and market share across the office, industrial, multifamily, retail and healthcare real estate sectors.

“Over the years, Garet’s dedication and expertise have been instrumental in our firm’s growth and success. His passion for our platform and his ability to bring together great people from various lines of business exemplify the unique and collaborative environment we’ve fostered. His wealth of experience and strategic acumen will guide us in nurturing our growth initiatives and further strengthen our presence across various CRE sectors,” said Andrew Wright, CEO and Managing Partner of Franklin Street.

“The opportunity to work closely with Pat and lead the Tampa office is an honor. Over the past six and half years, Franklin Street has allowed me to build a business and career beyond my wildest dreams. Our platform creates a culture that attracts great people who genuinely enjoy working together regardless of what line of business they work in. We really have something special here, and we’re just scratching the surface,” said Marr.

Since joining Franklin Street in January 2017 as an Associate, Marr’s production volume, leadership and expertise propelled him to achieve the role of Managing Director within the firm. During his tenure, Marr expanded the firm’s presence in Chicago, Illinois, before transitioning back to the Tampa market in fall 2023.

Marr consistently ranks as a top producer with Franklin Street and has earned several production and merit-based awards within the firm, including its Leadership Award for his outstanding leadership skills, as well as the Breakout Performer Award. He has also been recognized as a Top Retail Broker by Insurance Business America in 2022 and 2023.

Franklin Street’s Insurance Division serves commercial real estate owners, operators, managers and developers of complex portfolios nationwide. The division oversees a portfolio of over 500,000 multifamily units and 20 million square feet of commercial space throughout the Southeast.

Tampa is a dynamic and rapidly growing market, with limitless opportunities. Investing in leadership roles allows Franklin Street to tap into the local expertise and knowledge necessary to navigate these intricacies effectively.

“Tampa Bay has emerged as one of the most energetic growth markets in the U.S. This accelerated growth is supported by multiple gateway employers, decision makers and private equity platforms that have “planted their flags” within the west coast of Florida’s multi-faceted appeal,” said Pat Kelly.

About Franklin Street:

Founded in 2006 during one of the toughest real estate climates, Franklin Street focused on delivering value-added solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients. Through a collaborative philosophy of leveraging the resources, expertise and experience of each of its lines of business, Franklin Street has grown to include seven business divisions – Investment Sales, Tenant and Landlord Representation, Capital Advisory, Insurance, Property Management and Project Management. With $7 billion in transaction value across all major product types, Franklin Street offers unmatched value and optimal solutions for clients nationwide. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., the firm has teams located in top markets throughout the country and works with owners and occupiers of commercial real estate nationwide. Learn more about Franklin Street at FranklinSt.com.


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