By Joshua Burd
Bennett Realty & Development has hired a retail specialist as the latest addition to its Holmdel-based brokerage team.
In a news release, the firm said Steve Garthwaite joins its ranks as a vice president, bringing eight years of industry experience. His new role will focus on the sale and leasing of retail properties as well as ground-up development.
“Steve embodies our ‘great human first’ approach,” said Tyler Bennett, BR&D’s founder and CEO. “He will be an integral part of the company’s growth today and in the future. His honesty and integrity are second to none, as is his knowledge of the investment sales markets throughout the country. I am super excited and honored that Steve has joined us.”
Garthwaite started his commercial real estate career in 2015 at a top five brokerage firm based in Philadelphia, the news release said. There, he specialized in the sale of single-tenant, net-leased assets and retail shopping centers and has since expanded his focus to also include flex and mixed-use buildings.
He has closed more than $250 million in transaction volume across 17 states, representing regional family offices as well as national publicly traded real estate investment trusts such as Agree Realty, American Infrastructure Partners and ARCTRUST.
“I spent significant time speaking with different firms and what separates Bennett is the culture and intentional approach of conducting business within our industry,” Garthwaite said. “The vertically integrated advisory and development platform is an uncommon offering that is incredibly beneficial to my existing client base that will undoubtedly take my career to the next level.”