FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (May 27, 2020) – Butters Group has hired industry veteran Kyle Jones as Director of Investments. Jones will join the investment team, handling the acquisition and development of office properties across the southeastern United States.
Jones has an extensive background in commercial acquisitions and development after spending more than 15 years with Fort Lauderdale-based Stiles Corp. Most recently, he served as Senior Managing Director of Stiles Commercial Group, overseeing Stiles’ commercial development and investment activity, including their recently announced office tower in Charlotte’s South End.
Prior to that, Jones was the Founder & Portfolio Manager of Stiles Property Fund, a discretionary private equity investment vehicle that acquired, repositioned, and redeveloped commercial properties. He led all aspects of the Fund’s operations including fundraising, acquisitions, asset management, development management, portfolio management, and investor relations. Before Stiles Property Fund, Jones was a Development Manager at Stiles where he was responsible for more than $1B of urban and suburban development projects across South Florida.
Jones is a leader in the commercial real estate sector, including being both a past President and Vice President of Public Affairs for the South Florida and statewide chapters of NAIOP, the nation’s leading commercial real estate development association. He continues to serve on the association’s South Florida Board of Directors and is an active member NAIOP’s Office Development II National Forum, which brings top industry leaders together multiple times a year to discuss the trajectory and trends impacting the office sector.
“Kyle’s high-level knowledge and expertise in the office and capital markets across the Southeast enhances Butters’ ability to strategically broaden its geographic footprint into the fast-growing sunbelt cities,” says Malcolm Butters, president of Butters. Jones will work in concert with Butters’ Director of Acquisition Adam Vaisman, who handles development and acquisition of industrial, office and retail properties.
“In the current economic climate, there will undoubtably be disruptions within the office sector and ownership hierarchy,” says Vaisman. “Bringing Kyle onto the team positions us to be able to seize on new opportunities and grow.”
Jones is a recognized expert in office transactions and frequently asked to be a panelist, moderator, or guest speaker on topics from the public policy, growth management, the state of the commercial real estate market, and broader trends and technology innovations impacting the market.
Butters is a privately held, real estate firm, engaged in the construction, development, investment, property management and leasing of industrial, office, and retail properties. The Butters organization has consistently ranked among the most active commercial contractors, developers, and real estate brokerage companies, in South Florida, over the past decade. The Butters family has been headquartered in South Florida for the past 30 years. In 2002, the firm won the “Diamond Award” from the South Florida Business Journal and has won “Developer of the Year” Award from the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties, South Florida Chapter 5 times, most recently in 2015.