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CORFAC is pleased to announce Tenant Advisors, Inc./CORFAC International in Schaumburg, Illinois, is the newest affiliate to join our growing global network. Tenant Advisors is the fifth firm to join CORFAC this year, building on 2020’s momentum of adding four new firms to the network.  

“It’s my pleasure to welcome our newest member Tenant Advisors to CORFAC,” said President Joe Latina of Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties/CORFAC International in Wilmington, Delaware. “Tenant Advisors brings an exceptional level of service and office tenant representation experience to the network. We are thrilled to have them on board and look forward to doing business together,” Latina added.

Founded by Partners Tom Koelzer and Dave Ven Horst, Tenant Advisors specializes exclusively in office tenant representation in the Chicago downtown and suburban submarkets. The two have more than 64 years of combined experience in commercial real estate with more than 1,300 closed lease and sales transactions. 

“We joined CORFAC International for access to top-notch commercial real estate tools, national and international providers, business networking, and industry events,” Koelzer said. 

Tenant Advisors has six full-time agents and is one of the most active exclusive tenant representation firms by deal volume in the Chicago suburban market. “Tenant Advisors gives Chicago-area office tenants a powerful advocate and a voice during lease negotiations through expert representation and unparalleled industry knowledge,” said Ven Horst. 

Koelzer attended the University of Michigan and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Ven Horst attended the University of Illinois and graduated with a degree in Accountancy and received his CPA designation. Both have been working in commercial real estate since 1986 prior to founding Tenant Advisors in 2004.

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CORFAC is pleased to announce CSA Realty Group/CORFAC International in Austin, Texas, is the newest affiliate to join our growing global network. CSA Realty is the fourth firm to join CORFAC this year, building on 2020’s momentum of adding four new firms to the network.

“On behalf of everyone in the CORFAC network, I’m thrilled to welcome our newest member CSA Realty Group in Austin, Texas,” said CORFAC President Joe Latina of Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties/CORFAC International in Wilmington, Delaware.

“CSA Realty brings more than three decades of unmatched commercial real estate experience to the network in one of the most active markets in the country. Their strong track record in industrial, office and retail leasing combined with their impeccable reputation for servicing clients adds value for everyone in the CORFAC family. We look forward to doing business with them,” Latina added.

Founded in 1987 by veteran broker Juan Creixell and a partner, Juan’s son Andrew Creixell, CCIM, SIOR, joined CSA Realty in 1999. The following year the Creixells bought out the partner to gain full ownership of CSA.

With an extensive history of serving clients in the Central Texas market, CSA has weathered many economic storms and continues to grow. The firm’s 8 full-time brokers specialize in industrial, office and retail brokerage as well as investment and property management. “We take pride in being the best prepared and most knowledgeable brokers in the market,” said CSA Principal Andrew Creixell.

“We believe that CORFAC will bring us the vehicle to represent our clients nationwide and that we will be the right group to assist other CORFAC firms with deals here in Central Texas,” Creixell added. “As new members of the network, we are excited to share best practices and learn from some of the best brokers in the business.”

Over the years, CSA has won many awards for their dedication to Austin and the local commercial real estate community, including a deal of the year award for the redevelopment of Austin’s infamous Cinema West Theater on South Congress into high-tech office space.

The firm is also active in both SIOR and CCIM, with Andrew Creixell currently serving as Vice President of Austin’s SIOR Chapter.

Please welcome the CSA Realty Group team to the network by reaching out to Principal Andrew Creixell at andrew@csarealtygroup.com. Visit CSA Realty Group/CORFAC International’s website to learn more.

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CORFAC is pleased to announce Dickson Commercial Group/CORFAC Internationalin Reno, Nevada, is the newest affiliate to join our growing global network. DCG is the third firm to join CORFAC this year, building on 2020’s momentum of adding four new firms to the network.  

“CORFAC is pleased to announce the addition of Dickson Commercial Group/CORFAC International in Reno,” said CORFAC 2021 President Joe Latina of Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties/CORFAC International in Wilmington, Delaware. 

“This top-level brokerage elevates CORFAC’s ability to serve the very active Northern Nevada market. Their strong ties in the industry, extensive experience and reputation for outstanding client service is an asset for everyone in the CORFAC family. We all look forward to working with the DCG team,” Latina added.

Founded in 2014, DCG is a locally owned and operated full-service commercial real estate firm with ties in Northern Nevada spanning 40 years. The largest commercial real estate brokerage in Northern Nevada, DCG has 25 brokers across all disciplines of commercial real estate and 13 administrative staff. Principals include Scott Shanks, SIOR, Dominic Brunetti, CCIM, Tom Fennell, CCIM, and Harvey Fennell, CPA.

“We are looking forward to joining the CORFAC network this year and to the resources and access that CORFAC will give DCG’s brokers and our clients across the country,” said Principal Scott Shanks.

Principal Tom Fennell added, “From our first meeting it was clear that the network aligns well with our firm’s culture and we are extremely excited to be a part of the growing global network.” 

DCG provides local, national and international clients a full array of commercial real estate services, including industrial, office, retail, multifamily, student housing, land acquisition, and investment sales. DCG also offers the full spectrum of commercial services from property management and construction management to investment underwriting and feasibility studies.

The firm is active in a range of industry organizations, including SIOR, CCIM, ICSC, NAIOP, the Northern Nevada Builders Association and the Economic Development Agency of Nevada of Western Nevada (EDAWN). 

Please welcome the DCG team to the network by reaching out to Principal Scott Shanks, SIOR, at sshanks@dicksoncg.com. Visit DCG’s website to learn more.

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CORFAC is pleased to announce Lyons Industrial Properties/CORFAC Internationalin Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina, is the newest affiliate to join our growing global network. Lyons Industrial is the second firm to join CORFAC this year, building on 2020’s momentum of adding four new firms to the network.  

“CORFAC International is thrilled to announce that a top-notch industrial affiliate has joined the network,” said CORFAC President Joe Latina of Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties/CORFAC International in Wilmington, Delaware. “Having this highly skilled, service-oriented industrial firm in one of the most active markets in the country offers a great opportunity for all CORFAC members’ clients. We are very pleased to welcome Lyons to the CORFAC family.”

Established in 1999 by President Bobby Lyons, CCIM, SIOR, the firm has concentrated on serving clients in the industrial brokerage, investment, and development sectors as well as through their real estate auction division. With their primary office based in Spartanburg, SC, Lyons Industrial Properties serves the entire metropolitan area, including Cherokee, Anderson and Greenville counties, and the surrounding upstate area. Lyons Industrial is excited to expand with a second office in Greenville this summer to better serve the Anderson and Greenville markets.

“We are very excited about our recent partnership with CORFAC International,” Bobby Lyons said. “The global CORFAC network will allow us to better serve our valued clients by being able to work collaboratively with members in other markets both nationally and internationally. This partnership will create a resource of individuals and tools that will further our mission to be the leader in the industrial real estate brokerage industry in South Carolina.”

The firm is currently active in the prestigious Society of Office and Industrial Realtors (SIOR) and the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) networks and also the National Auctioneers Association (NAA).  In addition, Lyons founded and manages the Spartanburg Industrial Business Development Group, an industrial leads networking group affiliated with the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce.  Bobby is also very active in the Rotary Club of Downtown Spartanburg where he has held the position of Program Chairman for over 8 years.

Bobby Lyons is a graduate of Clemson University where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering in 1990.  Bobby has been married for 28 years to the former Nikki Hamrick of Gaffney, SC and they have 6 children ages 23 to 10 years old.  Luke Lyons, his oldest, joined the firm in 2020 after graduating from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio with a degree in Business Management.  

Please welcome the Lyons Industrial Properties team to the CORFAC network by contacting President Bobby Lyons (bobby@lyonsindustrial.com), Vice President of Brokerage Services Luke Lyons (luke@lyonsindustrial.com) and Brokerage Associates, Joe Lomady (joe@lyonsindustrial.com) and Chris Hober (chris@lyonsindustrial.com). 

Please visit Lyons Industrial Properties’ website and watch their corporate video to learn more about this growing company.

CORFAC International has announced that it has been recognized for the 6th consecutive year as a Top Global Real Estate Brand in the Lipsey Company’s annual survey. The Lipsey Company, an International Leader in Training & Consulting for The Commercial Real Estate Industry, received thousands of entries for the Top 25 list. We are proud to be globally connected and recognized as members of CORFAC International! Click here to view the full list.

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CORFAC is pleased to announce Tan, Frankum & Associates/CORFAC Internationalin Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines, is the first firm to join our growing global network in 2021. With the addition of TFA, CORFAC now has a presence in 18 countries around the world.

“CORFAC International is thrilled to welcome TFA in the Philippines to the network,” said CORFAC President Joe Latina of Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties/CORFAC International in Wilmington, Delaware. “Having this highly skilled real estate firm join us, particularly as CORFAC continues to expand in the Asia-Pacific market, offers a great opportunity for all CORFAC members and their clients.”

TFA was established in 2011 by Trent Frankum, CCIM, and Jenny Tan, and is licensed to operate throughout the Philippines. Ten Tolentino, the firm’s third partner, joined in 2013. The firm has grown to include 15 full-time employees with more hires coming soon.

TFA offers full-service commercial real estate brokerage and consultancy business lines with specialization in tenant representation, landlord representation, acquisitions, dispositions and research.

“Since the establishment of TFA in 2011, we’ve constantly looked to improve and broaden our service offerings, and we feel that CORFAC is an integral piece to taking the next step in becoming a full service, commercial real estate solutions provider for our multinational clients as well as our Philippines-based clients with property interests both locally and abroad,” said Frankum. “The way that CORFAC has embraced us as partners even in the early stages, is the way that we aim to serve our clients as well as CORFAC in return — with the highest level of professionalism, integrity and knowledge of the real estate services practice.”

TFA combines in-depth market knowledge and a vast network of relationships to produce value-driven results for their clients. The firm prides itself on its hands-on, boutique approach to commercial real estate, which ensures that only senior-level experts work to meet the clients’ requirements.

For more information on TFA, visit www.tfa.ph.

Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties/CORFAC International Principal Joseph Latina Will Transition to President of CORFAC International in January 2021

Wilmington, DE (December 14, 2020) – Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties/CORFAC International is pleased to announce that Joseph Latina will transition to President of CORFAC International, a global network of independently owned commercial real estate firms, in January 2021.

 

Latina has been on the executive board of CORFAC International for several years and has served as chairman of the Affiliations Development Committee, Treasurer, and most recently, Vice President of the organization during the 2020 term.

 

Latina brings over 30 years of commercial real estate expertise to CORFAC International, and is recognized as an industry expert, thought leader, resource, and friend to those within the organization as well as his regional and local clients and peers. In his new role, he will oversee the operations, objectives and goals of the CORFAC Executive Committee, member firms, and staff.

 

“It is with great humility that I accept the role as 2021 CORFAC International President. It is truly an honor to be given the opportunity to lead this great organization that has provided my firm and I with a multitude of resources, business-partnerships and lifelong friendships. I look forward to continuing the work of my predecessors, while bringing new initiatives to the organization as we progress through one of the most challenging times of our lives,” said Latina.

Founded in 1989, CORFAC has 75 offices in the U.S., Canada and international markets, including Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand and United Kingdom. CORFAC offices collectively close an average of 10,000 lease and sales transactions valued in excess of $9.0 billion annually, totaling 500 million square feet closed and 65 million square feet managed worldwide. 

 

About Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties/CORFAC International

Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties/CORFAC International is a leading commercial real estate services firm specializing in the Mid-Atlantic commercial property markets. We have been providing the most complete selection of commercial real estate services to the communities of Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania for over 50 years. Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties is a second generation company well-known for facilitating solutions to the needs of the business community and developers of real property. For more information on Patterson-Woods/CORFAC International, contact the company’s Wilmington, Delaware headquarters at 302-622-3500 or visit www.pattersonwoods.com.

About CORFAC International

CORFAC International is a global network comprised of privately held entrepreneurial commercial real estate firms with expertise in office, industrial and retail brokerage, tenant and landlord representation, investment sales, multifamily, self-storage, acquisitions and dispositions, property management and corporate services. Our members frequently collaborate across markets to offer unmatched service to clients and provide top-level commercial real estate advisory expertise. Firm principals are involved in every transaction, adding value and best-in-class service to each client interaction. www.corfac.com

Local Press contact: Allison Terranova | 302.622.3506 | terranova@pattersonwoods.com

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CORFAC CONGRATULATES OUR 2020 STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS

CORFAC International is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Standards of Excellence Awards, which recognize individuals who exemplify excellence, integrity, dedication and participation in the CORFAC network.

Award winners were honored by CORFAC's 2020 President Alan Joel, CCIM, of Joel and Granot Commercial Real Estate/CORFAC International in Atlanta, Georgia, during the organization's 2020 Virtual Board of Directors meeting on September 10. 

“One of the bonuses of being CORFAC President is working with great individuals from all over the world,” Joel said. “Being able to spend time with and working toward a common goal with these award winners has been a special honor and privilege. They are truly the heart and soul of CORFAC.” Award winner descriptions follow.

Charlie King MVP Award
Joe Latina of Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties/CORFAC International in Wilmington, Delaware, received the Charlie King MVP Award, which is bestowed to a member selected by CORFAC’s President to be the “most valuable player” over the past 12 months. The award was created in honor of CORFAC co-founder Charlie King Jr., for his devoted and exceptional service to the organization. 

“I am truly humbled and honored to be named the 2020 recipient of the Charlie King Award,” Latina said. “It is no secret that 2020 has been a challenging year, but with strong leadership and an amazing staff, CORFAC has adapted and persevered. I look forward to the continued growth and prosperity of our organization into 2021 and for many years to come.”

Latina, who is currently serving as Vice President of the organization, has spearheaded numerous network-building initiatives. His role as past chairman of the organization’s Affiliation Development Committee led to the acquisition of several new member offices in key markets. He also helped to build CORFAC’s retail profile with an expanded presence at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ RECon event in recent years. 

Olen Monsees Award
Scott Hensley, CCIM, SIOR, of Piedmont Properties of the Carolinas/CORFAC International in Charlotte, North Carolina, was recognized as this year’s Olen Monsees Award winner. Hensley has been a leader in expanding CORFAC’s market presence as chairman of the Affiliation  Development Committee this year. 

The Olen Monsees Award, which recognizes members who have provided exceptional service to the organization, is named in honor of Olen Monsees, a former President of Karbank Real Estate Company in Kansas City, Missouri. Olen was known for his integrity and ability to create win-win solutions, often going above and beyond the call of duty without being asked.

“I am humbled and grateful to be recognized by my fellow CORFAC members for the Olen Monsees Award,” Hensley said. “I was fortunate to know Olen well and considered him a friend who I enjoyed spending time with at conferences. For my fellow members to think I possess even a few of the great character traits of Olen is an honor.”

Thomas B. Hayes, Jr. Award
This year’s Thomas B. Hayes, Jr. Award was given to Frank Schulz, SIOR, of The Klabin Company/CORFAC International in Los Angeles, California. The award honors the late Tom Hayes, a Principal of Integrated Corporate Property Services/CORFAC International, known for his innovative use of new technologies to continually improve client service. Recipients of this award have distinguished themselves by sharing innovative and creative ideas relevant to commercial real estate brokerage.

“I am honored to receive such an award and I hope that my efforts will inspire others to think creatively, just as Tom did,” Schulz noted.

This year Frank has taken a creative and innovative approach in leading CORFAC’s Communications Committee initiatives, including expanding CORFAC’s brand into new media outlets and improving the CORFAC website. 

Steven H. Podolsky International Member of the Year Award
Charlie Thompson, SIOR, RICS, of Farebrother/CORFAC International in London, England, is the recipient of the Steven H. Podolsky International Member of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding international member (outside of the U.S.) who goes above and beyond the call of duty in the service of international CORFAC members and their clients. The award is named in honor of Steven H. Podolsky, SIOR, a founding member of CORFAC and chairman of the International Committee during a crucial re-building stage. 

“I’m very honored to receive this prestigious award and proud to stand alongside its previous winners,” said Thompson. “Being chair of the International Committee has been an honor. Getting to work with so many members across the globe, who I now call friends, has been wonderful.”

Thompson has served in a wide range of roles for CORFAC, including two consecutive years as Chairman of the International Committee and before that as a member of the Communications Committee.

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CORFAC is pleased to announce Duncan Commercial Real Estate/CORFAC International in Louisville, Kentucky, is the newest U.S. affiliate to join our growing global network. Duncan Commercial is the fourth domestic firm to join CORFAC this year, building on 2019's record-setting growth of seven new firms.

"CORFAC International is pleased to announce that Duncan Commercial, a top-notch new affiliate in the Louisville market has joined the network," said CORFAC President Alan Joel, CCIM, of Joel and Granot Real Estate/CORFAC International in Atlanta, Georgia. "Having this highly skilled full-service commercial real estate firm join us in an active central U.S. market offers a great opportunity for all CORFAC members' clients. They are proficient in industrial, office, retail, and investment sales and we are thrilled to have them in the network."
   
Established in 2005 by Will Duncan, Todd Whitchurch, and Bradford Breeland, Duncan Commercial has more than 80 years of combined brokerage and property management experience and provides an unmatched level of local market expertise.

Duncan Commercial serves the greater Louisville metropolitan area as well as surrounding counties in Southern Indiana. The firm provides full-service commercial real estate brokerage and property management services with specialization in retail properties, land sales, and investment sales.

"The agents, employees, and partners of Duncan Commercial Real Estate, LLC are very excited to join the CORFAC team," said Will Duncan, Principal. "We believe that through the strength of the network, our clients and customers, including GlobalX, Menards, Mike's Car Wash, Smith/Packett Med-Com, Spirit Master Funding, and ONXY & East, will benefit from CORFAC's resources and global reach."

The firm is active in a wide range of national, state, and local organizations. Their commercial real estate involvement includes the International Council of Shopping Centers' RECon and ICSC Kentucky/Tennessee Idea Exchange, Kentucky CCIM Chapter, Kentucky Commercial Real Estate Association, and Greater Louisville Association of Realtors.