MIAMI – Transwestern is pleased to announce the hiring of Andrew Fernandez as an associate and newest member of its South Florida team. In his new role, Fernandez will represent the interests of office and industrial tenants and provide strategic consulting and negotiation services to institutional clients from an agency leasing and tenant advisory capacity.

Miami is benefitting from foreign investment and Latin American influence, continuing to make incremental strides towards recovery. In particular, the anticipation of the Panama Canal expansion has fostered economic growth, driving international trade and infrastructure in South Florida.

“The fluid requirements of our clients are increasingly more broad in order to maintain and succeed within today’s business environment,” said Walter Byrd, Managing Director of Transwestern’s South Florida offices. “Ensuring we are expertly providing the data and research critical for that advancement is a key to our growth strategy.”

Miami’s overall vacancy rate of 7.2 percent for the industrial market is setting the stage for the sector to be one of the hottest markets in the nation. As a result, demand for logistical, manufacturing and warehouse space is on the rise. Within the office sector, overall office vacancies of 20.3 percent have signaled the return of organic, sustainable tenant growth.

“Andrew’s diversity and market knowledge will complement our team’s breadth of expertise,” said Ben Eisenberg, Managing Director of Transwestern’s South Florida offices. “His work with all our sectors will advance our overall corporate goals and objectives.”

Fernandez earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in Applied Economics.

For more information about the Transwestern South Florida, please call 305-808-7310 or visit www.transwestern.net/miami.

About Transwestern

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 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 33 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 150 offices in 30 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.