Demetree Real Estate Joins Sperry Van Ness® Florida to Expand Property Management Expertise throughout State
Well-known and respected industry veterans Mary Demetree and Rory Williams bring wealth of experience and more than two million square-feet of managed property to SVN Florida team
Orlando, Florida (February 25, 2015)—Sperry Van Ness® Florida announces that Demetree Real Estate Services has become the newest addition to its expanding presence throughout the state. Now operating as SVN Demetree, well-known and respected industry veterans Mary Demetree and Rory Williams will expand their extensive property management expertise and services in locations throughout Florida.
“We’re pleased to add to the SVN Florida team the talents of such high-caliber and distinguished professionals as Mary Demetree and Rory Williams,” said Jerry Anderson CCIM, Executive Managing Director of SVN Florida. “With the addition of the Demetree team, SVN Florida has immediately enhanced its ability to provide outstanding, full service property management in every market throughout the state.’
Headquartered in Winter Park, SVN Demetree currently manages more than two million square-feet of property and 3,000 multi-family units in a variety of regions, including Central Florida, the Space Coast, South Florida, Tampa and Jacksonville.
“We’re excited to join the SVN Florida family—it was the right timing and right fit for us,” said Demetree. “Our goals and philosophy are in sync with SVN’s dedication and team approach to serving clients. In addition, aligning with a commercial real estate firm of SVN Florida’s quality and reach provides us with the best opportunity to continue to expand our services.”
Demetree has a successful real estate legacy in Central Florida and throughout the state. She has earned numerous awards and accolades for her business successes, including being named the Business Owner of the Year in Orlando for 2012. In addition to running her own 200-plus person real estate firm and spearheading its successful growth, she has led a number of other successful business ventures, and has been a large gift donor for a number healthcare organizations, active investor in Broadway theatre, and serves as a venture capital partner in the WonderWorks attraction in Orlando.
She is active in the community having served on dozens of boards and committees and supported numerous initiatives such as Boys Town Central Florida, Young Life of Central Florida, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, Central Florida Partnership, Commerce National Bank & Trust of Winter Park, and Ave Maria University in Southwest Florida.
The Demetree name is synonymous with high-profile real estate activity, as the family has served as pioneers in the land development, construction, commercial real estate, and land use industries nationwide for more than 65 years. Among its many achievements, the Demetree family is often recognized as having owned land purchased by Walt Disney more than 50 years ago for his Orlando theme parks.
Williams previously served as the principal and managing partner of AC Commercial Realty, which merged with Demetree Real Estate Services prior to its joining SVN Florida. Williams successfully guided AC Commercial—a diversified real estate organization focused on investment, development and real estate services—through several growth stages and was instrumental in diversifying its portfolio of properties in Florida and Texas and merging with the Demetree team.
A second-generation commercial property manager, Williams combines industry knowledge with local market intelligence to provide expert guidance and creative investment strategies to his clients. He specializes in office, retail, industrial, self-storage and multi-family assets. Prior to founding AC Commercial, Williams led the operations of a private real estate portfolio with five million square-feet and operations in eight states.
The addition of SVN Demetree is consistent with the efforts to provide specific commercial real estate verticals within the SVN national brand, which was recognized as the 8th Top Property Manager, according to the 2014 Commercial Property Executive Survey.
SVN Florida features Advisors in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Tallahassee, Panama City, Pensacola, Ocala, New Smyrna Beach, Melbourne, Orlando, Lake Mary, Winter Park, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Bradenton, Naples, Fort Myers, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Stuart, Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah and Miami. The SVN Florida team represents clients in office, multifamily, retail, industrial, self-storage, hospitality, marina, mobile home park and land transactions.
About Sperry Van Ness Florida Commercial Real Estate Advisors:
Sperry Van Ness International Corporation, a commercial real estate brokerage franchisor, is one of commercial real estate’s most recognized brands, based on the annual Lipsey Survey. The SVN® Organization includes more than 180 locations in 200 markets. SVN Advisors provide brokerage, tenant representation, consultation, asset management, property management, leasing, accelerated marketing and auction services. The Florida team consists of more than 90 Advisors serving locations throughout the state. SVN Advisors represent clients in office, multifamily, retail, industrial, self-storage, hospitality, marina, mobile home park and land transactions. All SVN offices are independently owned and operated. For more information on SVN Florida, visit www.svnflorida.com. For the latest news, trends and issues related to the commercial real estate market, visit SVN Florida’s blog www.svnflorida.com/blog/.
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Jerry Anderson, CCIM, Executive Managing Director
Sperry Van Ness Florida Commercial Real Estate Advisors