ATLANTA, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Transwestern today announced one of Atlanta's most well-respected development leaders, Trent Germano, has joined the real estate firm as managing director of development for the Southeast. In this role, Germano will lead development opportunities, which the firm will pursue in Atlanta and other Southeast markets. The Germano team's focus will include office, mixed-use and residential with plans to pursue both speculative and build-to-suit projects.
"This is a clear example of our company's commitment to capitalize upon the early recovery cycle we are now in," said Bruce Ford, president of the Southeast. "We are energized and excited to add Trent's extensive real estate knowledge and development expertise to our team."
Germano spent 22 years engaged in all levels of development activity with Carter, which includes the development of more than 30 million square feet of office, retail, mixed-use, industrial, medical office, educational and sports facility projects. He joined the real estate company in 1988 as vice president and was ultimately promoted to vice chairman.
Most recently, Germano led the development of The Banks, an award-winning 4.8 million-square-foot mixed-use development located along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati. Under his leadership, the Carter team successfully competed for the 18-acre, $600 million riverfront project and completed Phase I. The Banks is now transforming this important area of the city.
"Trent has a proven track record of delivering value for investment partners and clients," said Carleton Riser, managing director. "He's a savvy negotiator and effective leader, and we are thrilled to have him leading Transwestern's development position in the Southeast."
Germano earned master's degrees in both civil engineering and city planning from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm specializing in agency leasing, property and facilities management, tenant advisory, capital markets, development, 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. Transwestern facilitates better decision-making for clients by combining penetrating local market intelligence and macro-market research through its affiliate, Delta Associates. 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 www.transwestern.net and follow us on Twitter: @Transwestern. Follow Transwestern's Atlanta office on Twitter: @TranswesternATL.