Real Estate Investment Services Group Welcomes New Commercial Real Estate Development Leader
Justin Siemens has joined Stiles as director of commercial real estate development in the firm's real estate investment services group. He will be based in the company's Fort Lauderdale, FL headquarters, reporting to Stiles chief development officer Robert Breslau.
In his new role, Siemens will focus on sourcing new commercial development opportunities in core markets throughout the state, assisting Stiles growth of its retail and office development pipeline throughout the Southeast. He will be responsible for originating new development including land acquisitions and redevelopments.
Siemens brings more than 12 years of experience in local commercial development and finance, most recently overseeing Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT
)'s Florida portfolio. While at FRIT he also managed financial operations and implemented key value-add and redevelopment strategies while working as a financial analyst for its east coast acquisitions department. Before that he was acquisitions director at Compson Holding Corporation following positions at BankAtlantic Commercial Mortgage Capital, Cohen Financial, and Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF).
"Justin’s prior experience provides a wealth of benefit to Stiles," said Breslau. "He is a true deal hunter who can be creative in arranging complex transactions. Also, due to his diverse background, he brings a comprehensive approach to a transaction and can manage challenges that might surface from acquisition to development."
Siemens received his bachelor's degree in economics from New York University.