AUSTIN, Texas – July 10, 2017 – Berkadia today announced the hiring of Managing Director Kelly Witherspoon to lead its multifamily investment sales platform in Austin, Texas. He brings 14 years of experience to Berkadia, having sold over 41,000 units totaling $2.4 billion in transaction volume in Texas. Witherspoon will be responsible for overseeing and expanding Berkadia’s investment sales platform in the Austin metro area, reporting to Keith Misner, Senior Vice President and Head of Investment Sales.
The addition of Witherspoon, including Associate Director Justin Cole and Analyst Alex Perkins, comes a year and a half after adding an eight-person multifamily investment sales team in Houston.
“As our investment sales footprint expands throughout the Southwest—and continues to grow in Texas in particular, we are excited to add Kelly’s energy, personality and extensive experience to our Austin-based capacity,” Misner said.
“Berkadia’s unwavering commitment to the growth of its investment sales platform is remarkable, and our team wanted to be a part of it,” added Witherspoon. “I’m excited to join the Berkadia family, and we look forward to making the Austin office a strong force in Central Texas.”
Prior to joining Berkadia, Witherspoon was a managing director in the multifamily division at Stream Realty Partners in Austin. He was the company’s top multifamily producer nationally during his three-year tenure and focused primarily on business development and transaction advisory throughout Texas. He also previously held positions at ARA Newmark and other national commercial real estate firms where he performed transaction services, portfolio analysis, market trend research and tenant representation services.