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BLANCA COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ADDS DAVID VALDEZ AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
MIAMI – January 15, 2019 – Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Florida’s leading independently owned commercial real estate brokerage firm, today announced its rehiring of David M. Valdez who rejoins the firm as a Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Director for the firm’s tenant advisory and brokerage services practice. This is the latest in an ongoing series of high-level hires for Blanca Commercial Real Estate as it continues with its expansion plans to provide strategic real estate advisory and brokerage services across the region.
Previously, Mr. Valdez served in served in senior real estate management and brokerage positions at leading global corporations and brokerage firms, including as Vice President of Corporate Services and Real Estate, Real Estate Transactions at Goldman Sachs in New York, where he co-managed real estate transactions and strategy for all leased and firm-owned properties in the Americas – a portfolio of over 110 leases for 14 million square feet of office and special-use space, and where he also co-led a team in managing the purchase, repositioning and asset management of the Embassy Suites (now Conrad) Hotel and a retail complex in Manhattan’s Battery Park City. Valdez also served for nine years as Managing Director at commercial brokerage firm CBRE in New York and was a broker for six years with the Codina-Bush Group in Miami.
In his new role at Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Valdez will work closely with companies to manage their total occupancy expense, secure optimal commercial real estate solutions, while also managing Blanca’s tenant representation operations, mentoring emerging brokers, developing best-in-class processes and providing strategy and oversight to all lease negotiations and financial analyses on behalf of the firm’s clients.
“We are thrilled to once again welcome David to our team, a real estate executive of the highest caliber who comes with an unsurpassed reputation for professional excellence,” said Tere Blanca, CEO of Blanca Commercial Real Estate. “He brings with him a tremendous depth of knowledge and experience that we look forward to leveraging on behalf of our clients.”
Added Valdez: “It is an honor to be rejoining a team of professionals known throughout the industry for their teamwork, client-first philosophy, exceptional work ethic and track record of successful outcomes. Collaborating with the growing Blanca team, my commitment is to continue to add to a tradition of excellence and be an added value when advising our clients.”
Valdez, who has worked nearly 30 years in the commercial real estate industry, has extensive experience in strategic and capital planning, site selection, comprehensive financial analysis, build-to-suit advisory services and complex lease negotiations focused on each client’s individual business objectives. He has been involved in managing some of the largest office and special-use lease transactions within South Florida and New York City office markets.
He received a Bachelor of Arts from Whitman College and a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. At Harvard Business School, he attended the Goldman Sachs Nonprofit Leadership Program. He is also a graduate of the Leadership Miami program.
About Blanca Commercial Real Estate
Blanca Commercial Real Estate, the leading independently owned commercial real estate brokerage firm in Florida, provides a complete range of brokerage and advisory services to owners and users of commercial real estate. Established in 2009, the firm is noted for delivering distinct client value through a personalized approach, unique methodology, data-driven insight, vast network and deep community engagement. Practice areas include landlord representation, tenant representation, build-to-suit advisory services, and land/investment property acquisition and disposition. For more information, visit blancacre.com