ATLANTA, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transwestern today announced one of South Florida's most well-respected investment professionals, John Bell, has joined the real estate firm as managing director of investment sales for South Florida. In this role, Bell will lead South Florida's capital markets team, focusing on the sale of office, retail, industrial, multifamily, industrial and development sites; joint ventures; equity raises and financing.
"We are excited to add John to our Miami office and capital markets group," said Bruce Ford, Transwestern's Southeast president. "As one of the industry's top-performing real estate professionals, John's comprehensive experience and history of transaction success adds exceptional value to our team and will allow us to better serve our clients."
Bell has executed real estate transactions in excess of $3 billion across all asset types, with a primary focus in the Florida and Southeast U.S. markets. He is an expert in trophy and distressed assets and has an impressive roster of institutional, private and special servicer clients.
Prior to joining Transwestern, Bell served as managing director – head of Southeast region for Rockwood Real Estate Advisors. Previously, he was executive vice president and principal at Trammell Crow, where he served as head of the South Florida investment sales department. He was also executive vice president with CBRE after its merger with Trammell Crow. Prior to that, he was senior director at Cushman & Wakefield, focusing on investment sales, as well as valuation and consulting services for a wide range of institutional clients, insurance companies, pension funds and lending institutions.
"John's reputation as a leading producer combined with his extensive knowledge and effective leadership make his recruitment a coup for Transwestern," said Walter Byrd, managing director. "We are thrilled to have him as the leader of our investment sales team in South Florida."
Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm specializing in agency leasing, property and facilities management, tenant advisory, capital markets, research and sustainability. The fully integrated global enterprise leverages competencies in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and healthcare properties to add value for investors, owners and occupiers of real estate. As a member of the Transwestern family of companies, the firm capitalizes on market insights and operational expertise of independent affiliates specializing in development, real estate investment management and research. Transwestern has 34 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 181 offices in 40 countries as part of a strategic alliance with Paris-based BNP Paribas Real Estate. For more information, please visit transwestern.com and follow us on Twitter: @Transwestern.