Our Team

Our team's experience includes trophy assets throughout all of

South Florida totaling over 13 million square feet

 

Jorge L. Morales, Founder and President

Jorge L. Morales is a twenty-four year commercial real estate veteran in the South Florida market.  He spent ten years (2007 – 2017) as Vice President at JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle, NYSE: JLL) before launching Blue Box Real Estate, LLC.

Prior to his time at JLL, Mr. Morales served as a Leasing Agent and Director of Leasing with two regional real estate development and brokerage companies, The Adler Group (2002 – 2007) and The Allen Morris Company (1991 – 2002).

Mr. Morales has vast experience and knowledge of the office leasing sector on behalf of both landlords and tenants including primary charge on three new office developments.  He has represented over 3.5 million square feet of office product, including high profile landlords such as Tishman Speyer, WEDA, The Allen Morris Company, Delma Properties, Taubco, KBS Realty, and Adler Group.  He has also represented numerous high profile tenants including Alex Hanna, Whirlpool Corp.,  Solis Health Plans, Amadeus, Schering Plough, Conifer Insurance, University of Phoenix, Lockheed Martin, Delta Dental, CBT College, Azure College and Smokey Bones.

Mr. Morales is author of a commercial real estate book entitled, Don't Sign the Lease! The Tale of a Triumphant Business Owner, and host of the Don't Sign the Lease Podcast!  What I wish my business knew before I took on real estate.  He is also founder of www.dontsignthelease.com, a website providing tools and resources for business owners.

Mr. Morales, a two time JLL Top Achiever and a Costar Power Broker, is a graduate of Florida International University with a degree in Business Management and International Finance.  He holds a broker license and earned the coveted CCIM designation in 2000.  He is a follower of Jesus Christ, is happily married with three kids, and resides in South Florida.

To contact Jorge:

jorge.morales@blueboxre.com

tel + (305)562-2354

 

 

Scott V. Strickland, Senior Vice President

Miami and Broward

Scott V. Strickland is a twenty-two year commercial real estate veteran in the Miami area.  Mr. Strickland serves as Senior Vice President in the Miami and Broward office.  

 

Scott formerly served as Executive Vice President at JLL where he led a highly successful marketing and leasing campaign for over 16 years at 701 Brickell Avenue - one of Miami's Trophy Brickell Avenue towers for Nuveen Real Estate (formerly TIAA), one of the largest invesment managers in the world with $130 billion of assets under management.  He also participated in JLL's new business development and investment sales for the South Florida Region.

During his 22-year career, Scott leased office properties totaling over 2.0 million square feet in South Florida.  These properties include four Brickell Avenue Class A buildings, one Downtown building, a 28-building office park (the former Koger park, now Downtown Doral) in Miami Aiport, two Class A Coral Gables buildings and one Coconut Grove Class A building.

Over his tenure at JLL, Scott consistently participated in some of Miami's largest and most complex lease transactions including Bank of America for 150,000 square feet and Holland and Knight for 120,000 square feet.

To contact Scott:

scott.strickland@blueboxre.com

tel + (305) 502 7907

 

 

Ana R. Paula, Vice President

Miami

Ana R. Paula is a ten year commercial real estate veteran in Miami area.  Mrs. Paula serves as Vice President of Blue Box Real Estate in the Miami office.

 

Mrs. Paula recently spent ten years at The Hogan Group as Senior Leasing Associate responsible for the leasing and marketing of Waterford at Blue Lagoon Office Park, Miami’s premier suburban office park, on behalf of TH Real Estate and Allianz Real Estate of America which comprises over 1.6 million square feet of Class A office space.

Ana R. Paula participated in over 2.5 million square feet of leasing activity with some of the largest corporate occupiers of office space in the country including the largest office transaction in South Florida in 2015 (150,000 square feet headquarter lease with Burger King). 

To contact Ana:

ana.paula@blueboxre.com

tel + (305) 297-4684

 

 

Michael S. Landy, Vice President

Broward and Palm Beach

Mr. Landy is a 30 year plus commercial real estate veteran in the South Florida market.  Most recently, he was Director of Leasing for Florida Medical Space and prior to that spent six years as Director of Leasing for AW Property Company which included a total portfolio of 750,000 square feet of owned and third-party accounts.

Mr. Landy has represented over 3.1 million square feet of office space for high profile landlords throughout South Florida.  Past leasing assignments include 1401 Brickell Avenue, 255 Alhambra Circle, 200 E. Las Olas Boulevard, and Design Center of the Americas.   Mr. Landy has negotiated numerous transactions with high profile tenants including Costa Cruise Lines, Tenet Healthcare, Citibank, Bulgari and Versace Home Goods.

Prior to his time at AW Property Company, Mr. Landy was Director of Leasing at Design Center of the Americas, a 850,000 square foot showroom and  office complex.  He has worked for notable commercial real estate companies including Prudential CRES, Grubb & Ellis, American Ventures, Codina Bush Klein Realty and The Allen Morris Company.  Mr. Landy is an expert in lease negotiations and understanding the lease process on behalf of both property owners and tenants.

Mr. Landy is a graduate of University of Miami and holds a brokerage license.  He resides in Boca Raton, FL and is married with one child.

 

To contact Michael:

michael.landy@blueboxre.com

tel + (561) 306-6943

 

 

 

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