With an eye towards an ever expanding real estate portfolio including development and acquisition Feldman Equities continues to add to its Tampa Bay staff. Just weeks after bringing aboard Mack Feldman and Jonathan Schneider, Feldman has hired real estate leasing powerhouse Mike DiBlasi and financial analyst Mahmoud Mihanyar.
As Executive Vice President of Leasing and Marketing, Mike DiBlasi will head all leasing activity for the 1.3 million square foot office building portfolio owned and under development by Feldman Equities and Tower Realty Partners in Tampa Bay. His role will also include leasing oversight of acquisitions and third-party leasing assignments.
Feldman Equities CEO Larry Feldman, who attributes the company’s success to smart risk-taking, found a like-minded hire in DiBlasi who advises those getting into the business to take risks when you are young. “I started my career as a CPA and after five years, left that salary and security for the opportunity to enter the commissionable world of commercial real estate brokerage, “ said DiBlasi. “I took a risk and it paid off. After 10 successful years in the business I’m embarking on yet another incredible opportunity.”
DiBlasi has spent the past seven years as Senior Leasing Director for Liberty Property Trust’s 4.2 million square foot Tampa portfolio of office, flex and industrial properties. Prior to joining Liberty he spent three years as a broker with Cushman & Wakefield.
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Financial Analyst Mahmoud Mihanyar[ Feldman also brings on board Financial Analyst Mahmoud Mihanyar a recent graduate of Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida where he earned a Master of Science in Real Estate. Prior to entering the program he managed a small construction company in Daytona Beach, FL. Mihanyar also attended the University of Florida’s College of Design and Construction earning a Bachelor of Design in Architecture. “With his design and construction background Mahmoud brings a specific understanding to real estate finance,” said Feldman. “Lease transactions, development, acquisition…we plan on keeping Mahmoud busy.”