Edge Commercial, a commercial real estate services firm that operates four offices throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and Pennsylvania, has announced their expansion with the hiring and promotion of five key professionals to support the growth of its corporate operations, human resources, marketing and research functions. Jared Emery was appointed Director of Strategy; Christina Martin was selected as Director of Property Management; Mike Silas was recruited to fill the role of Director of Accounting; Miranda VanGilder has been promoted to the position of Marketing Manager and Heather Grant was hired as Property Manager.
“It is critical for supporting our rapid growth and expansion of our client base to keep Edge on the forefront of new technology and marketing strategies, while maintaining peak efficiency and integration throughout our organization,” explained Joseph A. Sutton, Jr., Managing Partner. “Recognizing the incredible talent we have assembled on our operations and marketing teams, our successful recruitment and promotions reflect the extreme confidence we have in each individual, as well as the continued value they deliver every day. Jared, Christina, Mike, Miranda and Heather illustrate the spirit of passion translating to hard work, combined with a “do-whatever-it takes” attitude that exemplifies the essence of what we have accomplished with the Edge culture.”
Jared Emery joined Edge last year and has more than ten years of progressive real estate experience with a diverse background in research, marketing, design, and advisory services. His new position as Director of Strategy entails the development of concepts and ideas, then deploying them as execution strategies. His mission is to foster corporate growth, with an emphasis on marketing, brand and digital strategy, and building our research infrastructure. Emery will also play a key role in strategy development for supporting our advisors with business management and development.
Christina Martin was recruited as Director of Property Management at Edge. She will oversee comprehensive operations of the company’s property management function which encompasses marketing, direct day-to-day management of properties, supervision of activities of all property management professionals and vendors, and interfacing with property owners to ensure the long-term value of each asset.
Mike Silas recently joined the company as Director of Accounting and,in addition to his day-to-day accounting responsibilities,will play a key role to help develop data-driven strategic planning and goal setting for the managed growth of Edge. Mike was specifically brought on to design and execute financial strategies designed to maximize the potential and performance of Edge’s diverse set of managed services.
Miranda VanGilder’s increased responsibilities involve the design and production of all marketing and presentation materials for the Edge team of client advisors, as well as executing project-specific marketing campaigns for clients. She has worked for the company since 2016.
Heather Grant brings extensive property management experience to Edge, and represents the latest hire to expand this division to rival any in the Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia region. Utilizing a model that emphasizes relationship building and value-add services, a point of emphasis will be the company’s pledge to work intimately with clients to provide timely, insightful and pro-active asset management solutions.
“This fall, Edge will reveal an exciting new corporate branding strategy to the marketplace in which each of these individuals will play a key role in the design and implementation,” Sutton added. “The talent of this team fortifies Edge as the only true regional firm in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and allows us to remain relevant and ahead of new marketing and operational trends impacting our industry.”
Edge Commercial is a commercial real estate firm providing a full complement of advisory, leasing, investment sales, management, construction, and engineering services to clients throughout the Washington, D.C., Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Pittsburgh, PA marketplaces. Founded in 2007, the company currently leases and manages more than 8.5 million square feet of commercial office, flex/office, industrial/warehouse, retail and mixed-use space. Visit www.edgecre.com