Jaime Sturgis-led firm completes fourth office expansion in four years; bolsters team with three new real estate agents
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Dec. 2, 2021 – Native Realty, the Jaime Sturgis-led real estate firm that is disrupting the industry and placemaking South Florida’s hottest neighborhoods, relocated its corporate headquarters to a new Fort Lauderdale office that is double the size of its previous headquarters. The 4,000-square-foot office is located at 1926 E. Sunrise Blvd. in the city’s Victoria Park neighborhood.
This is Native’s fourth office expansion in four years due to the firm’s aggressive growth. Sturgis launched Native in early 2017 and quickly assembled a team of top-producing brokers and associates. He has since developed a Property Management division to make Native a full-service, vertically integrated firm.
The new office’s exterior is adorned with a colorful mural of South Florida’s flora and fauna. Inside, a bright neon sign glows Native’s mantra “LOI or Die” on the wall of the office’s expansive kitchen and dining table. Interior features include multiple conference rooms and lounge areas, ping pong and billiards tables, putting green, individual workstations and open workspaces to encourage collaboration.
“Our new headquarters gives us a strong presence on a prominent Fort Lauderdale corridor,” Sturgis said. “It provides us with room to continue growing our team of talented and passionate agents moving forward. We are excited about this new chapter for Native.”
Native also added three new real estate agents to its growing roster: Will Grace, Donnie Jenkins and Stacy Karst.
A Chicago transplant, Grace focuses on working with owners and operators throughout the investment life cycle, from acquisition to disposition.
Jenkins comes to Native with vast hospitality experience and is leveraging that background for clients in Fort Lauderdale and throughout South Florida. He also has experience with retail and office space.
Karst is a native Floridian who has nearly two decades of real estate experience, including successfully starting up a real estate brokerage and working in property management.
About Native Realty: Founded in 2017 by pioneering Fort Lauderdale-based commercial real estate broker Jaime Sturgis, Native Realty is disrupting the real estate industry and redefining what it means to be a broker. Sturgis and his team of passionate brokers specialize in leasing and investment sales in the urban core and emerging markets in South Florida. Instead of looking at individual listings and transactions in a vacuum, Native takes a holistic approach to the urban neighborhoods the company’s brokers live, work and play in. The firm is best known for its role curating Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village neighborhood, completing more than 1 million square feet in transactions in the last few years. It is now expanding its placemaking efforts to urban core neighborhoods throughout South Florida. Native works with all types of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. Notable clients have included Coca-Cola, Integra Realty Resources, U.S.A. Parking and many more. Native is headquartered at 1926 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit www.nativerealty.com.