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Brokerage Team

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Brian T. Ahearn, CCIM


Senior Vice President
Industrial Brokerage Services

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Prior to joining Butters Realty & Management, Mr. Ahearn served as Senior Commercial Advisor for Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT for over 10 years. At Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT Mr. Ahearn specialized in sales and leasing of industrial, office and investment properties. Brian was consistently recognized as one of the top 10 commercial agents for Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT in Florida. Some of the National awards he received while at Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT were Commercial Elite, Gold Circle of Distinction & Presidents Award. His prior client list is extensive and includes Advance Auto Parts, Wells Fargo Bank, Quanta Services Inc., Irby Construction Company, Florida International Marketing, DOKA USA, DR Horton, DHI Mortgage, Bertling Logistics, NitroFill, Tricab, ID & Design International and many others.

 

EDUCATION AND CURRENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Mr. Ahearn received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Ahearn is the 2019 President of the Broward CCIM District and has served on Board of Directors since 2016. A CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry. Mr. Ahearn is an integral part of the Industrial Brokerage Services Team for Buildings E, F, G and H at Hillsboro Technology Park in Deerfield Beach, Lyons Exchange Center in Coconut Creek and Cabot at 16th Street in Pompano Beach to name a few.

 

Phone: 954-361-6198
Cell: 954-937-4540
Email: BAhearn@butters.com

Skylar Butters


Senior Leasing Associate

 

Sky Butters specializes in office lease up and retention of tenants in southern Palm Beach and Broward county. Sky was allotted the lead position at the 950 Peninsula Corporate building where she increased occupancy from 65% to 94% in less than a year, attracting credit tenants through the use of segmented marketing strategies. More recently, she has been assigned to 1489 W. Palmetto, the second building of the Palmetto Park Road office campus to undergo full renovation as it reintroduces itself to the market place. She has already signed leases to major companies in the market, such as Sprint, despite the building’s current, pre- construction conditions.

 

Phone: 754-227-5032
Cell: 954-464-0402
Email: skybutters@butters.com

JC Conte


Executive Vice President
Director of Industrial Sales & Leasing

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Prior to joining Butters Realty & Management, Mr. Conte served as Principal and Director of Industrial Services for the Staubauch Company‐South Florida, Vice President of Industrial Brokerage Services for CB Richard Ellis, Senior Associate at Easton Badcock & Associates in Doral, FL and most recently was the President & CEO of his own firm, JC Commercial Realty in Pompano Beach, FL, for over eight years.

 

EDUCATION AND CURRENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Mr. Conte received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Florida in 1989. While in the University, Mr. Conte was a copublisher in the Journal of Applied Physiology for his research in cycling aerodynamics on behalf of the US Olympic Committee. Since 1996 Mr. Conte has been working exclusively in the commercial real estate business with a focused emphasis on South Florida industrial and logistics. On July 4, 2010 Mr. Conte launched JC Commercial Realty and operated his firm for over 8.5 years. JC has multiple years of active membership and service experience with the National Association of lndustrial and Office (NAIOP) and is a licensed Real Estate Broker. Mr. Conte is now focused on helping Tenants and Buyers position, plan and execute on the complexities of their HQ Relocation requirements. For over 23 years Mr. Conte has prided himself in providing his clients with Gold Standard Corporate Real Estate Services.

 

Mr. Conte is the third of four children born to Cuban immigrants and writes and speaks fluent Spanish. JC Conte helped direct his father, Rafael Conte’s, campaign where he became the first Mayor of the Village of Key Biscayne in 1992. Rafael Conte served two consecutive terms. JC spends his spare time coaching predominately under privilege youth in the sport of wrestling and has served as the Director of Calvary Wrestling Club in Fort Lauderdale for almost six years. In 2019 he will begin servicing the emotional, financial and athletic needs and goals of the High School Student Athlete within Cardinal Gibbons Wrestling. Mr. Conte is an active Executive Board Member for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) for the past 6 years for Broward County. JC is a South Florida native and has been very happily married to his wife, Grace, for over twenty‐six years. Grace and JC have four children; Claudio (25) CPA, MA, Gabriel (24) Actor & Social Media famous, Sofia (18) and Nicolas (15).

 

Phone: 954-418-7198
Cell: 954-336-8001
Email: jcconte@butters.com

Caroline Fleisher


Executive Vice President
Occupiers Services

 

Caroline Fleischer specializes in office leasing in South Florida, representing corporate occupiers and landlords. Prior to joining Butters, Ms. Fleischer was the Managing Principal of Cresa’s South Florida office. Fleischer’s sole focus was on Occupier Representation and subleasing exclusively in the South Florida office markets. With 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, she is known as one of the top office producers in the region, nominated as a finalist for Broker of the Year through NAIOP in 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017 because of her hard work and dedication in the local business community.

 

Prior to joining Cresa, Ms. Fleischer worked as one of the lead commercial real estate tenant rep brokers for Cushman & Wakefield for 10+ years representing on average 500,000 SF of leasing transactions each year over year. While at Cushman & Wakefield, she represented over 300,000 SF of occupier services for three (3) consecutive years for the State of Florida Agencies; she worked with the State of Florida Attorney General in their renewal in the downtown Fort Lauderdale market, several DMV agencies throughout South Florida, the Department of Administrative Hearings in the WPB urban core, and more.

 

She began her career as a Property Manager and then proceeded to get her Brokers License and worked as an agency broker for 15 years prior to transitioning to the tenant rep side of the business for ComReal Fort Lauderdale. She has represented over 1M square feet of office product for owners and asset managers throughout her career representing assets owned by such industry giants such the Rockefeller Group, New Boston Fund, the Hogan Group, TIAA-CREF, CMD Properties, UBS, and more.

 

She is a key strategist and consultant to her clients offering the best, most practical and trend setting ideas for her occupiers. Caroline’s continued success earned her an Honoree Award in 2016 for being the Most Influential Business Women in Dade, Broward & Palm Beach Counties by the South Florida Business Journal. Caroline received an award in October of 2018 by the Extraordinary Women Leading Change known as the Spark Award which is a prestigious recognition in the business community for “sparking” a change in one’s career, business growth, and involvement in the community.

 

Phone: (954) 312-2426
Cell: (954) 483-7116
Email: cfleischer@butters.com

Tom Hotz


Senior Vice President

 

Tom has 27 years of commercial real estate experience in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. His background includes Tenant and Landlord representation in Office and Industrial sales and leasing. Brokerage experience includes Cushman and Wakefield of Florida, Commercial Florida Realty Partners, Grubb & Ellis and has been with The Butters Group since 2001. Owner representations include Principal Life Insurance Company, Morgan Stanley, Prologis, KTR Capital, REEF Funds, The East Group, Cabot Industrial Trust, and Teachers Insurance and Annuity.

 

Phone: 954-312-2415
Cell: 561-389-0377
Email: tom@butters.com

Darcie Lunsford


Executive Vice President
Director of Office Leasing

 

Darcie Lunsford specializes in the representation of landlords in the leasing of office buildings in Palm Beach and Broward counties. Darcie and her team executed more than 71 transactions in 2018, generating more than $65 million in aggregate lease and sale value on behalf of clients.

 

Darcie has a proven track record in the lease up, reposition and rebranding of office assets. Among her notable assignments was the full renovation, rebranding and re-tenanting of the largest office tower in northwest Broward, where her team increased occupancy from 20 percent to 80 percent in 24 months, raising rents by 33 percent. Darcie also oversaw the rapid lease up of the landmark Bank of America building in downtown Pompano Beach, taking occupancy from 50 percent to 92 percent, then sold it at a record capitalization rate for that submarket.

 

Darcie is now engaged in the marketing, rebranding and re- tenanting of the 1489-1499 Palmetto Park Road office campus in Boca Raton. The 150,000-square-foot campus is undergoing extensive renovations. In the first phase, Darcie has successfully repositioned the asset from a Class C to a Class A building, procuring 60,000 square feet of new high-quality, credit tenants and nearly doubling base rents. Darcie is also overseeing the reposition of 1690 Congress in Delray, the office component of the $200 million Delray Centerpointe mixed-use district. Darcie and her team have executed 45,000 square feet of leases, generating $5.5 million in aggregate value for the landlord in 2019.

 

Darcie also serves as the 2019 President for the South Florida Chapter of NAIOP, the nation’s largest commercial real estate development association and her leasing team was recognized as a finalist for top office brokerage team in 2018. She is president-elect for the state chapter of NAIOP, which sets and executes the legislative/lobbying objectives for Florida’s CRE industry.

 

Prior to joining the Butters team, Darcie spent 22 years as a journalist. Darcie served as real estate editor of the South Florida Business Journal and rose to national president-elect of the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation’s oldest and largest journalism and free press advocacy organization. She is also past-president of SPJ’s South Florida Pro Chapter.

 

Phone: 954-312-2435
Cell: 954-261-3820
Email: dlunsford@butters.com

Molly McDonough


Senior Vice President

 

Molly McDonough has over fifteen years’ experience representing approximately 2,000,000 SF of office space in South Florida and has negotiated more than $100,000,000 in transaction volume for these clients. In 2010 alone, she competed over $13,500,000 of lease transactions and 165,000 SF of tenant representation and secured the largest net absorption lease in Palm Beach County and was nominated for Deal of the Year by NAIOP and the Daily Business Review. Given that success and having represented and spoken to landlords on daily basis for over ten years, she is taking that landlord experience and understanding of the way they think to the tenant side to exclusively represent and protect a tenants best interests by educating them on the market and negotiating the highest level of savings and efficiencies. She has been active in NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and office Properties) in a leadership capacity as Chair of the annual Golf Tournament raising in excess of $100,000 for local charities, she serves on the program committee and is committed to giving back to the community through various organizations that mentor high school students and work with the elderly.

 

Phone: 954-312-2412
Cell: 561-213-4134
Email: molly@butters.com

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