CBRE Hires Stiles’ Norm Adams for Fort Lauderdale Office


CBRE (CBRE) hired Norm Adams from South Florida-based real estate firm Stiles to serve as a senior vice president in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office.

Adams will focus on pursuing investor leasing opportunities in Downtown Fort Lauderdale and Broward County, said a spokeswoman for CBRE. In his new role, he will continue to represent Stiles, where he oversaw office and industrial leasing and sales for almost 15 years. 

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Stiles’ Downtown Fort Lauderdale portfolio includes the Class A buildings Plaza at Las Olas and the former AutoNation Tower.

“My priorities at CBRE are to lead an agency leasing team that dominates the Downtown Fort Lauderdale and Broward County markets,” Adams told Commercial Observer.

Adams oversaw Stiles’ downtown Class A office portfolio, and before that spent 10 years working for Trammell Crow Company.

“Norm is a proven office advisor with more than 30 years of experience in the downtown market,” David Bateman, managing director for CBRE’s offices in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, said in prepared remarks. 

Adams joins CBRE as the pace of vaccinations are sparking hope about a return to work. He will focus on consulting with clients; developing new, flexible office layouts; and ensuring strong safety protocols in CBRE properties, Adams told CO.

“It still is too early to know with certainty how long new work behaviors will endure and how extensively they will influence demand for office space,” Adams said. “Responses to recent CBRE surveys show that most companies anticipate supporting a hybrid workforce, with many employees who work in the office a few days a week and remotely on others.”