CNL Commercial Real Estate Expands Senior Team in Florida Markets

Posted on March 30, 2015

-Orlando, Jacksonville and Boca Raton offices continue to grow with new hires-

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 30, 2015) – CNL Commercial Real Estate continues to expand its presence in major Florida markets by bringing on three senior-level team members, Greg Main-Baillie, Gabriel De Jesus and Andrew Hawkins, to its offices in Boca Raton, Orlando and Jacksonville, respectively. 

The announcement follows a year of strategic growth in 2014, during which the multi-city company added 80 team members to deepen its service levels to existing customers and expand its services to new customers within its Southeastern footprint. 

In Boca Raton, Greg Main-Baillie joins CNL Commercial Real Estate to lead its project management business across the platform. Previously, Main-Baillie served as the Managing Director of Project Management at CB Richard Ellis, where he oversaw all facets of the project management business across the entire state of Florida. 

Andrew Hawkins, a former Partner at Transwestern in New York with 13 years of experience in commercial real estate, will serve as senior vice president in the CNL Commercial Real Estate Jacksonville office.  Andrew is partnering with Brad Chrischilles and will be focusing on landlord and tenant advisory services.

Gabriel De Jesus joins the company’s Orlando office from the Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) as a senior associate in brokerage services.  Gabe is joining the landlord advisory team as it continues to grow by focusing on customer needs and innovative services.

“We are thrilled to welcome Greg, Gabe and Andrew to the CNL Commercial Real Estate team, and honored that such high-caliber professionals would be attracted to our company” said Paul Ellis, Group President of CNL Commercial Real Estate. “This is an exciting time for us, and we are certain that our new team members will help propel us to continual growth in 2015 and beyond.” 

About CNL Commercial Real Estate
CNL Commercial Real Estate is a full service commercial real estate company offering leasing and management, tenant representation, project management, facilities management and brokerage services, as well as a development and investment platform operating in all sectors of commercial real estate, including office, retail, industrial, multifamily, religious and educational. For more information, visit 

About CNL Financial Group
CNL Financial Group (CNL) is a leading private investment management firm providing global real estate and alternative investments. Since inception in 1973, CNL and/or its affiliates have formed or acquired companies with more than $29 billion in assets. CNL is headquartered in Orlando, Florida.  For more information, visit

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