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Florida/Gulf Coast People and Company News for Sept. 8, 2023

  • JLL has hired Kevin Probel and Kevin McCarthy as Senior Managing Directors based in West Palm Beach. Their focus will be on serving tenants and landlords by growing strategic, integrated, and comprehensive commercial real estate advisory and transaction services.
  • Matthew Lynch, who has spent his entire brokerage career at Atlantic Retail, has been named a Principal of the company’s West Palm Beach office. Joining the firm in 2013, he has become a leading retail broker in Florida with clients including Planet Fitness, Verizon Wireless, and Heartland Dental.
  • Private lender Vertix Group has welcomed Regina Garcia as a member of its advisory board. Garcia brings extensive experience in commercial real estate investments, with a focus on sourcing, structuring, underwriting, and closing transactions, to the position.
  • Miami-based Ocean Bank has hired veteran commercial lender Lawrence “Larry” Artman as Vice President and Factoring Business Development Officer in its International Department. Artman has worked with institutional and entrepreneurial leaders including Magnolia Financial, Heller Financial, Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank.
  • Codina Partners has named Eric Blanco its new Vice President of Accounting and Finance. Blanco will oversee accounting and finance and advise on complex real estate transactions. Prior to joining Codina, Blanco was Principal for The Carlyle Group.

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About Angela Noote

Angela Noote is a native of Northern California and graduated from Chico State with a degree in public relations. After college she moved to the Central Coast and worked first in ad sales then in editorial, eventually spending more than a decade as a print reporter and editor. She detoured into design work at a printer/publisher, and with a partner eventually opened a boutique full-service marketing agency. Moving into corporate communications, she built and managed several successful marketing teams in the hospitality, financial services, and nonprofit industries. Most recently she was an internal comms manager in the tech sector. After a long stint spent in Georgia (Go Dawgs), she moved to Baton Rouge, LA and has written for clients in the financial, luxury imports, higher ed, commercial cleaning, and medical equipment industries. Her son is a media arts major at the University of South Carolina, and her husband owns a comedy theater in Baton Rouge, where you can often find Angi teaching improv classes, leading corporate training events, or doing an occasional stand up set.

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