the acre team
Offering more than 70 years of combined experience, the ACRE Commercial Real Estate team specializes in full-service commercial real estate services throughout the Southeast. We take pride in providing five-star customer service to each and every client. The ACRE team views every relationship as a partnership. We work daily with strong specialty retail brands, national tenants and developers. We offer an unparalleled, personalized experience through individualized attention and one-on-one communication.
Extensive market knowledge
Strong network of industry contacts include brokers, retailers, investors & property owners
Custom mapping and market analytics
CRM system for automated deal tracking, contacts, comprehensive market data and leasing reporting
MANAGING PARTNER / BROKER
Willow is a Managing Partner and Broker for ACRE Commercial, with more than 24 years of industry experience and a focus on business development, client relations, tenant representation, third party management/leasing, and acquisitions. Willow started her career as the primary Florida leasing agent for Georgia based shopping center developer, Maxwell Properties where she worked with shopping center owners from Principal Life Insurance to local investors to increase rental rates and achieve overall CAP rate objectives. Since Maxwell Properties, Willow has led successful leasing efforts for multiple retail and mixed-use projects across Florida and has expanded her practice into the Carolina’s market.
Currently Willow is taking that experience and focusing her business model on new project consulting, shopping center redevelopment strategies, urban/infill and community related developments and related tenant representation; she specializes in providing clients strategic advice, pro-forma assistance, targeted leasing plans and focused marketing campaigns. She was also Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, a Board Member of the Rollins Hamilton Holt School, and was featured on the 40 under 40 list in the Orlando Business Journal. Willow is a current member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and has served on several related committees. Willow currently serves on the West Florida ICSC Programs Committee and is the co-chairman for the Central Florida Retail Alliance.
Willow’s industry cross-related experience includes being a retailer herself and owning a specialty boutique on Park Avenue in affluent Winter Park, Florida. She also served as the Vice President of the Park Avenue Merchants Association where she co-founded Park Avenue Fashion Week and the annual concierge stroll along with many more community events and marketing campaigns that boosted business for the Winter Park area merchants. She also served with the Leadership Winter Park Class of 2008.
Sandi is a Managing Partner for ACRE Commercial, holding more than 30 years of wide-range real estate practices. Her extensive experience in tenant and landlord retail representations facilitated the successful closing of hundreds of sales and lease transactions valuing more than $430 million throughout Florida and Puerto Rico.
Previously, Sandi was the Director of Real Estate for Value Financial Services, where she grew the business to a multi-unit retailer with 120+ locations in multiple states, doing full turnkey serves from market research, site selections, construction management through FF & E. Sandi is currently specializing in client development, client consulting services, market expertise, retail services, urban infill retail and specialty tenant representation throughout the state of Florida.
Sandi has successfully located multiple sites for tenants such as Jeremiah's Italian Ice, Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine, Moe’s Southwest Grill and more. She has been a member of International Council of Shopping Centers since 1998. Sandi served as founding member and chairman for Jack in the Park, benefiting Special Olympics of Florida for the past ten years along with other charitable organizations. Sandi is the current co-chairman for the Central Florida Retail Alliance.
Melissa is an Associate for ACRE Commercial specializing in tenant prospecting, business development, lease administration and tenant coordination. Her enthusiastic, resourceful, and results-driven talents allow for Melissa to engage in a wide variety of commercial activities and responsibilities. Her extensive lead generating experience sets her apart and allows for a continuous flow of potential clients and tenants.
Melissa earned her Florida real estate license in 2018 and joined the Keller Williams team as a residential agent. Previously, Melissa was Account Manager for Mayer Electric, where she successfully managed a portfolio of 15 Commercial accounts securing nearly $25M in sales in the last four years. Her organizational skills and construction expertise allow her to manage multiple projects and coordinate tenant relations and projects with ease.
She received her BA from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications, graduating in the Top 2%-Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian. In addition, she received The UCF Presidential Outstanding Scholarship Medal.
Elena is an associate with ACRE Commercial, specializing in marketing and leasing . Prior to joining the ACRE Tampa office, she was a residential real estate agent for Keller Williams in Kansas where she facilitated buyer and seller transactions. Elena also served as Agent Services Director, managing and assisting over fifty agents in day-to-day operations.
She received her BFA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, majoring in Fine Art. Elena's artistic background has aided her creative efforts in marketing and graphic design. While in Kansas she also started a successful real estate photography business, photographing more than 400 properties in less than two years.
Liz Deese is a retail specialist in the Acre Commercial office in Columbia, South Carolina. Liz leads the South Carolina office in tenant representation and landlord leasing. Prior to joining ACRE Commercial, Liz handled retail leasing and tenant representation for Cursor and where she assisted in the growth and development of clients with a focus on food and beverage.
Liz attended Florida State University where she studied Mass Communications and Entertainment Management.
Brooke is a Leasing Associate for ACRE Commercial, specializing in landlord and tenant representation. Prior to joining the Acre Tampa team, Brooke worked diligently with landlords throughout the state of Florida by focusing on creating a sustainable yet advantageous approach to retail leasing for both JLL and RMC Property Group.
Brooke’s experience and tenacity has allowed her to assist clients with their portfolios by creating synergistic tenant mixes that overall maximize the client’s ROI.
Brooke graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Child Science and is a licensed Real Estate Sales Associate in Florida. She is also a proud member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
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