Highly-Respected Commercial Real Estate expert joins Keller Williams
Realty St. Pete
St. Petersburg, FL July 2011: KW Commercial, a
division of Keller Williams Realty Inc is pleased to announce Robert ‘Bob’
Strickland has come aboard to develop a top-notch Commercial division in the
newly expanded St. Petersburg Keller Williams office.
Bob has been in the commercial real estate industry
for over 30 years as a salesperson and instructor and he has helped develop successful
commercial divisions in other real estate offices. Among his many credentials
Bob has earned the Graduate REALTOR® Institute, GRI, designation from the
National Association of REALTORS and the Certified Commercial Investment Member
designation, CCIM. He has sold and developed over 200 million in commercial
real estate and received a FGCAR lifetime achievement award in 2005. Bob is
active in local, state, and national REALTOR and CCIM organizations as well as
the local business and civic community.
“We are thrilled to have Bob Strickland as part of our KW Commercial St. Petersburg office,” says Team Leader, Rachel Sartain.
“Keller Williams Realty offers associates unparalleled career growth and
lifelong learning opportunities in the real estate industry. With the addition
of our KW Commercial division, we are excited about the possibilities of
expansion in our new downtown office.”
Strickland stated “In today’s commercial real estate market, we are seeing a major change in the
way deals come together. This is where a good coach/mentor can be a huge help.
Not only does the coach offer another level of experience, but as an outside
observer, may offer a new perspective as to how to assemble the pieces. My
intent is to provide a new look and a clearer path to a closing for the people
I work with”.
“Our company has always been known for its
outstanding training and coaching programs” commented Sartain. “It is a great
honor to be able to offer this type of commercial training program for real
This announcement comes on the heels of a second
quarter with continued positive growth for Keller Williams Realty St. Pete. The
office outpaced all other offices in the KW north Florida region for total
dollar volume of real estate sold and agent growth. In addition to recently
becoming the 2rd largest real estate company in the U.S., surpassing Re/Max,
and Century 21 according to Steve Murray at REAL Trends, Keller Williams Realty
received the highest overall satisfaction ratings from home buyers among the
largest full-service real estate firms from J.D. Power and Associates for the
third year in a row, and was ranked as the No. 1 real estate franchise on the
31st Annual Franchise 500 list by Entrepreneur magazine.
For more information about our KW Commercial
division or our Keller Williams Realty St. Pete office, contact Rachel Sartain
at 727.894-1600 or visit us at http://www.kwhotspot.com
About Keller Williams
Founded in 1983, Keller Williams
Realty Inc. is the second-largest real estate franchise operation in the United
States, with 701 offices and almost 80,000 associates in the United States and
Canada. The company, which began franchising in 1990, has an agent-centric
culture that emphasizes access to leading-edge education and promotes an
economic model that rewards associates as stakeholders and partners. The company
also provides specialized agents in luxury homes and commercial real estate
properties. For more information, or to search for homes for sale visit Keller
Williams Realty online at (http://www.kw.com) Information about Keller Williams
Realty’s international expansion can be found at (www.kwworldwide.com).