Broker's exit after 20 years with firm comes amid high-profile personnel additions
Commercial real estate brokerage firm CBRE Group has undergone a spate of hiring since Mike DiBlasi took over as the company’s managing director in Tampa in early March.
Within weeks of his arrival, the brokerage snagged a pair of top agents, KC Tenukas and Ryan Reynolds, from Cushman & Wakefield.
Most recently, CushWake Managing Director Barry Hanerfeld joined CBRE as a senior vice president after more than a decade at the same rival.
But amid all the additions, CBRE has had at least one significant loss.
First Vice President Anne-Marie Ayers, who had worked in office leasing mostly in downtown Tampa at CBRE for more than two decades, has left the company.
It could not be determined if Ayers is joining another local firm or the circumstances surrounding her departure.
Ayers did not return telephone calls for comment, and CBRE officials declined to discuss her exit.
During her tenure, Ayers worked on the $193.5 million sale of the 42-story Bank of America Plaza to Banyan Street Capital and Oaktree Capital Management in December 2015 and subsequent leasing of the tower; and the leasing of Farley White Interests’ Fifth Third Center in downtown Tampa and Hidden River I, II and III portfolio in the city’s suburbs.