Tampa Bay / Orlando

Thomas C. McGeachy, CCIM, CPM, RPA

Mr. McGeachy oversees all aspects of leasing, sales and business development for the Florida office. He has over 2 decades of commercial real estate experience in asset management, property management, leasing, sales, strategic planning, financial analysis and acquisition due diligence. His designations and licenses include Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Certified Property Manager (CPM), Real Property Administrator (RPA), and Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Florida. Mr. McGeachy is Past President of the West Coast District of the Florida CCIM Chapter. He holds a B.A. in General Business from the Stetson University and an M.B.A. from Babson College.

J. Hunter Swearingen, CCIM, CPM, RPA

With over 20 years of experience in asset management, receivership, leasing, acquisition and disposition services, Mr. Swearingen oversees all Florida property management operations. He holds the designations of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Certified Property Manager (CPM) and Real Property Administrator (RPA). Mr. Swearingen is actively involved in the Greater Bay area community through a number of professional and charitable organizations including the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Hillsborough Education Foundation, National Association of Office and Industrial Property (NAIOP), University of Florida College of Real Estate Advisory Board and University of Tampa Board of Fellows. He is the past President of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), West Coast Florida Chapter and Treasurer for the local CCIM Chapter. Mr. Swearingen graduated from the University of Tampa with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Marketing. Mr. Swearingen is a lifelong Florida resident and U.S. Navy veteran.

Chris Reckart, RPA, RMA, CPM

A member of the Ciminelli team since 2001, Mr. Reckart is responsible for the supervision of the Florida office's commercial property staff. He is actively involved in the review and monitoring of commercial property related trust accounts and the recommendation of capital expenditures. He is a CPM (Certified Property Manger) through the Institute for Real Estate Management (IREM) and holds the RPA (Real Property Administrator) and FMA (Facilities Management Administrator) designations through BOMI.

Heather List

Heather joined Ciminelli Real Estate Services in 2008 and is currently responsible for developing and implementing the business development program as well as promoting brand awareness throughout the commercial real estate community nationwide. She has been instrumental in adding nearly 3 million square feet to the Tampa Bay portfolio.

Heather holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of Tampa. She currently serves on the Advancement Committee Chair for the Hillsborough Education Foundation, a local organization striving to empower every student to achieve success.

 

Mary Foley

Mary’s success is based solidly on knowledge and tenacity. Well respected by industry contemporaries’ in all aspects of commercial real estate, including office, industrial, land, and build to-suit assignments. With more than 20 years’ experience, Mary has a firm knowledge of market conditions, as well as proven expertise in the leasing and sales process. She has closed over 637 commercial real estate transactions valued in excess of $73 Million and is the primary leasing agent for over 1.2 million square feet of managed property comprised of office, flex and industrial properties in the Tampa Bay area and throughout the state of Florida.

Judy Healey, RPA

Established as an innovative commercial real estate professional with over 33 years of demonstrated success within the Chicago and Tampa Bay market areas, Judy Healey delivers broad-based experience and success in leasing, investment brokerage, property management, space design, appraisal and construction management. Ms. Healey’s diverse background of experience has resulted in the successful completion of over $579 Million in commercial real estate transactions, including leasing over 6.86 million square feet of office, industrial and retail properties.

Thomas Hernandez, SIOR, CCIM

Thomas specializes in corporate advisory services with a focus on tenant and landlord representation. Prior to joining the Ciminelli team, Thomas served as Associate Vice President for Cassidy Turley and brings with him over 9 years of experience within the Tampa Bay market. His experience includes demonstrated success in various areas of commercial real estate including: Leasing, Investment Brokerage, Site Selection, CRE Financial Analysis/Underwriting, Space Design, and Appraisal. He has been directly involved in real estate transactions representing over 18 million square feet and $3.1 billion in value.

Greg McNutt, CCIM, LEED AP

Mr. McNutt serves as Director of Retail Services for Ciminelli, and is responsible for leasing Ciminelli’s retail portfolio of properties throughout the Orlando and Tampa markets. Mr. McNutt’s career in commercial real estate spans two decades and encompasses experience in all aspects of the industry. In addition to his current role in retail leasing, he has worked with numerous development teams in the analysis, acquisition, entitlement, construction and management of commercial real estate. His retail projects have ranged from a few thousand square feet up to 650,000 square feet.

Gina Karnes, LCAM

Mrs. Karnes has over 15 years experience in all aspects of the commercial real estate market specializing in third party portfolio management. She joined Ciminelli Real Estate Services in 2015 as a Property Manager and now oversees a diverse portfolio of over 20 properties as well as numerous property associations as a Florida licensed community association manager. Mrs. Karnes provides oversight of the day-to-day operations of approximately 1.3 million square feet of flex, industrial, retail and medical office properties across the state of Florida with a primary focus on enhancing operational efficiencies.

Shannon Barbur

With over 13 years of commercial real estate accounting experience at Ciminelli Real Estate Services, Ms. Barbur manages all aspects of operational accounting for third-party clients across the state, including annual budget preparation, Common Area Maintenance expense reconciliations, and monthly financial reporting. In addition, she is responsible for corporate accounting and treasury management for the Florida offices. Ms. Barbur has a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from St. Leo University.

Ft Lauderdale

Marty Busekrus, CCIM

Mr. Busekrus began his commercial real estate career in the early 2000’s after 10+ years of successful outside sales. Much of his early success in commercial real estate involved investment sales and structuring off-market real estate transactions for local South Florida office, industrial, retail, and apartment owners.

Leasing and management of properties for local high net worth investors was also incorporated. During his career he has directly participated or led a team in over $830M worth of commercial transactions. He is also fully integrated into the South Florida commercial real estate industry serving on multiple boards including the local NAIOP chapter as well as the national Board of Directors. He is also a member of ULI, former board member of CIASF, MENSA member, and has earned the prestigious CCIM designation.

Mara Porras, CPM, CCIM, RPA, LEED AP

Ms. Porras has 38 years of experience in all aspects of third party commercial property management, integration of new properties to the management portfolio, financial analysis and oversight, tenant capital improvements, and tenant/vendor relations. Over her career, Ms. Porras has been involved in the management of over 8 million square feet of office, industrial, and retail space. 

Valerie Hunter

Mrs. Hunter has been active in the local commercial real estate community ever since she began her career. She is heavily involved in NAIOP, sitting on multiple committees within the organization. Valerie specializes in landlord representation for office and industrial assets. Her steadfast, take-charge approach to leasing includes tactful, forward-thinking marketing strategies, pro-active tenant-seeking activities, and big picture, all-encompassing, capital markets centered negotiation methods and lease structuring.

Tallahassee

J.R. Long, CCIM

A Tallahassee native, J.R. has over 18 years of providing full service real estate services to clients, Owners, Tenants and investors throughout North Florida and South Georgia. He began his real estate career as an associate with Tallahassee Land Company in 2001, was co-founder of Proctor & Long, LLC, a full service commercial brokerage company in 2005, and partnered to create Structure Commercial Real Estate and Management in 2010 and was co-owner until 2017. J.R.’s focus is on Industrial, Retail and Office Leasing & Management with a background in Construction and Development. He has also been involved with land transactions including bulk acreage and agricultural sales. Prior to his career in real estate, he was Vice President of Long Contractors Inc, a commercial and residential construction company started by his father in 1976.

Stewart Proctor, CCIM

Stewart began his real estate career in 1995. He has been a founding partner of several real estate investment holding companies, two brokerage companies and three property management companies over the course of his career. Stewart works with local and national clients to assist with site acquisition, disposition, landlord and tenant representation, consulting, and property management. His knowledge of the market and portfolio of experience helped him earn the prestigious CCIM designation in 2005. As a CCIM, he is among the elite top 6% of brokers worldwide who hold the designation. He is also a commercial property owner and understands the challenges of commercial property investing, ownership and management. These experiences allow him to relate first hand to small businesses, large corporations, owners, investors, landlords & tenants.

Jennie Bram

Jennie is a licensed agent with Ciminelli Real Estate Services. After a transition from real estate advertising, she started her commercial real estate career with Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group and later worked with Avison Young, specializing in retail landlord representation. As a 14 year resident of Tallahassee, Jennie brings knowledge of the local market as well as a love for the Tallahassee area. After moving here from Central Florida in 2005, she immediately fell in love with the landscape and sense of community in Tallahassee. Since then, Jennie has established a strong connection with the community and is proud to call Tallahassee her home.

Shaun Kimball

Shaun is a Property Management Specialist with 10+ years of construction and project management experience. His diverse background includes construction projects for many sectors of real estate including residential, commercial, institutional, and government. His history has provided him with vast expertise of construction delivery methods and practices. He is responsible for maintaining over 600,000 SF of commercial office & retail space, and project management for commercial building renovation and beautification projects. Shaun, a graduate from Keiser College, is skilled in Management, Strategic Planning, Facility Management (FM), Project Management, Graphic Design, Consulting, and Team Building.

New York Executives

Paul F. Ciminelli, President and Chief Executive Officer

As President and CEO of Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation, Mr. Ciminelli has been instrumental in spearheading many of our company's key projects over the past three decades, including:

·       The development of Conventus, Ciminelli’s largest project to date at 350,000 sf

·       Contracting with KeyBank (formerly First Niagara Bank) to provide facilities management services for its 4,000,000 square feet of space across NY, PA & CT

·       The formation of Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation, Ciminelli Real Estate Services of Florida and Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation of Canada

·       The formation of Allpro Parking, LLC, Western New York's premier parking operator 

·       The purchase of the former Federal Reserve Building in downtown Buffalo, and its redevelopment for New Era Cap Company

He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Certificate of Finance from the University's School of Management. Mr. Ciminelli is a member of the inaugural class of Harvard University's Executive Program, "Running A Private Real Estate Company." As a strong proponent of the Buffalo Niagara region, he is also actively involved in many civic, professional and nonprofit organizations.

 

Kyle J. Ciminelli, Executive Vice President

In his role as Executive Vice President, Mr. Ciminelli oversees the company’s Brokerage Team, and is charged with creating a larger market presence for CREC in the New York, Pennsylvania, Boston and Ontario, Canada marketplaces.  He came to Ciminelli from Newmark Knight Frank (NKF), a global real estate firm, where he served as a Executive Managing Director in its New York office providing real estate services to both tenants and landlords.   Throughout his career, Kyle has provided real estate advisory services for numerous high-profile clients, specifically within the technology, media, legal and education sectors.   Additionally, Mr. Ciminelli has been a part of an array of leasing teams for some of Manhattan and Brooklyn’s most distinguished buildings, as his team handled over 20 million sq. ft. of assignments. He is the recipient of NKF’s NYC Managing Director of the year,   its Aaron Gural award for the broker best representing the firm’s brand as voted on by his peers,  and the Rising Star Award, which acknowledges NKF’s top broker with less than seven years of experience.  He has also been named as one of Real Estate Forum’s Tomorrow’s Leaders of New York, Real Estate Weekly’s Rising Star, and earned an SL Green Most Significant Lease GreenDeal award for representing Pace University in a complex, 140,000 sq. ft. ground-up development next to the World Trade Center.   Kyle is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in New York State, holds a Bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, and has since continued his education at NYU, achieving a Master’s Degree in Real Estate and Finance.

Kyle’s dedication to his clients means he remains active on many levels with NKF while engaging new relationships in Ciminelli’s offices in Buffalo.

 

James M. Gottstine, Chief Operating Officer

In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations at Ciminelli, Mr. Gottstine is responsible for overseeing real estate services functions in support of 16 million square feet of owned, managed and developed commercial real estate in 7 states. 

In his role, he works directly with the President & CEO to establish and accomplish organizational goals and objectives, as well as strategic plans for the company.  He is responsible for obtaining, negotiating and closing commercial real estate loans for the development and portfolio projects, and acts as the liaison between the company and regional economic development agencies and financial institutions. Mr. Gottstine holds a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) accreditation, a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Canisius College, with a concentration in Finance.  He is also a member of the Real Estate Advisory Committee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, the third largest pension fund in the United States.