FORT WORTH – November 10, 2015 – Commercial brokers Steve Fithian and James Blake have merged their Fort Worth Sperry Van Ness offices together into Sperry Van Ness / Trinity Advisors.
The merger brings together Fithian’s Sperry Van Ness / Visions Commercial office and Blake’s Sperry Van Ness / Summit Commercial office. The newly merged office, located at 5601 Bridge Street, Ste. 504 in Fort Worth, provides commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, consulting and property management on all commercial property types.
“James and I have been talking about merging our offices for awhile now,” Fithian said. “It just made sense from a financial and marketing perspective.”
Fithian brings over 25 years of commercial real estate experience to the plate. His specialty primarily has been in multifamily, but lately, his focus has been on retail and office properties. He also organizes, manages, and acts as the general partner in real estate syndications.
Blake has more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience. His primary focus is retail and industrial income producing properties. He also specializes in single tenant net lease retail and is working to put together a single tenant net lease team at Sperry Van Ness / Trinity Advisors to represent clients in the purchase / sell of these popular properties.
“We both felt it was an excellent time to look at growing our companies,” Blake said. “I have known Steve for 20 years, and we both have been affiliated with Sperry Van Ness for over 10 years. We are now the only Sperry Van Ness office in Fort Worth, and we are excited to capitalize on each other’s strengths to grow the business.”
The company has a total of six advisors and eight employees. The advisors include:
Steve Fithian, CCIM, CPM, SEC – Senior Advisor
Fithian is a licensed broker in Texas and California, and is a Certified Public Accountant. In addition, to his ownership in Sperry Van Ness / Trinity Advisors, he owns Visions Realty & Investments, a residential investment sales firm, and Frontline Property Management, a residential property management firm. Fithian holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and was named a counselor to the Society of Exchange Counselors in 2011. In addition, he is a member and former chairman of the Society of Commercial Realtors in Fort Worth and received the Charles D. Tandy Commercial Realtor of the Year Award in 2008, which is presented by the Society of Commercial Realtors. In 2002, he was awarded the William C. Jennings Award for Commercial Transaction of the Year in Texas by the Texas Association of Realtors. Fithian also has received several sales awards from Sperry Van Ness including Partner’s Circle in 2005, 2006 and 2014. He is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College.
James Blake, CCIM – Senior Advisor
Blake began his commercial real estate career in 1985 and worked for several Fort Worth real estate firms before forming his own company in 2005. He holds the CCIM designation and has served as chairman of the Society of Commercial Realtors. In 2013, he received the Charles D. Tandy Commercial Realtor of the Year Award, presented by the Society of Commercial Realtors. Blake is a graduate of Texas Tech University.
Clint Montgomery, CPM, RPA – Management & Leasing
Montgomery brings more than 29 years of industry experience in property management to the team. He holds the Certified Property Manager (CPM) and Real Property Administrator (RPA) designations and has served as the president of the Fort Worth Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management. Montgomery earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Carl Brown, CCIM, RPA, FMA – Management & Leasing
Brown has been in the industry since 2007, and he holds a Certified Commercial Investment Member designation, Real Property Administrator designation, and Facilities Management Administration designation. He is a member of the Society of Commercial Realtors. In 1989, he earned an accounting degree from Oklahoma Christian College.
Jeff Watson – Leasing Advisor
With over three years experience in the real estate industry, Watson has developed a passion for retail leasing. Before his position at Sperry Van Ness / Trinity Advisors, he worked in the leasing department at RadioShack. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas.
Robin Francis-Baker, MBA – Advisor
Francis-Baker is new to the real estate industry, having been in the business for a little over a year. She has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is actively involved in CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Fort Worth. Prior to starting her career in commercial real estate, Robin worked in finance / accounting.
The staff at Sperry Van Ness / Trinity Advisors include:
Rebekah Moore – Office Manager / Marketing Director
Jean McCorvy – Commercial Manager
Rickey Wilson, CPA – Accounting Manager
Erika Chambers – Accounts Payable
Ariel Horn – Accounts Receivable
Christy Monteith – Accounting
Linda Sartin – Accounting
Rachel Cummins – Receptionist
“We have a talented team of advisors and staff, who bring a wealth of expertise, knowledge and synergy to the company,” Fithian said. “I’m excited to see what the future holds.”
Sperry Van Ness / Trinity Advisors is a full-service real estate investment and management company in Fort Worth, specializing in brokerage, leasing, consulting and property management throughout the Dallas / Fort Worth area. For more information, visit http://svntrinity.com.