Harbert Realty Services Orlando Office Announces New Team Member – Director of Office Leasing and Sales Buffy Gillette


January 3, 2018 – Harbert Realty Services’ Orlando office welcomes Buffy Gillette as new Director of Office Leasing and Sales. Buffy will focus on business development for the Central Florida office by expanding relationships in landlord & tenant representation, investment sales and corporate services. She will bring an extensive amount of strategic knowledge and creativity to the group that will enhance the client experience. Prior to joining Harbert Realty, Buffy worked as a managing director and director of leasing, helping grow the Orlando branch for a major commercial real estate firm. Early in her career, Buffy worked for a national homebuilder, specializing in marketing, selling, developing and managing residential communities.


Buffy has been a CCIM chapter board member since 2014 and serves on the Programs Committee of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).


Harbert Realty Services opened its Orlando, Florida office in June 2017. Josh Smith, Vice President and Managing Director, heads the Orlando office. His experience as a business owner and sales executive has provided him with the ideal resume to execute a Florida growth strategy for HRS.  “We are excited to have Buffy on board and believe she will be a valuable asset to our exponential growth here in Orlando,” said Smith.


“Central Florida has been a great market for Harbert throughout the years.  The decision to re-invigorate our brokerage and development presence here makes sense and now is the right time to do it,” Smith stated. “We have a long history in this market and a strong platform to grow from. The goal is to quickly build the right team, grow our services and expand our reach into the state as a southeast operation.”


About Harbert Realty Services, LLC

Founded in 1983, Harbert Realty Services, LLC (HRS), is a privately held commercial real estate organization with a clear mission: Create value for our clients and investor partners. HRS is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama and retains a team of more than 60 real estate professionals that are experts in the office, retail, medical and multi-family sectors. HRS has built its footprint throughout the southeastern United States with offices in Atlanta, Orlando and Jacksonville Florida. HRS is focused on delivering best-in-class real estate expertise in Brokerage, Leasing, Project/Construction Management, Property/Asset Management, Tenant Representation, Development and Investment Services. Separately, HRS owns ROCK Apartment Advisors (the multifamily investment sales leader in the mid-South) and Harbert Lease Solutions (a global lease administration and real estate accounting service provider).  As a majority owned subsidiary of Harbert Management Corporation www.harbert.net, HRS’ mix of experience, resources and reach provides our clients a comprehensive array of professional real estate services. Value Creation Begins, Here. Learn more about HRS at www.harbertrealty.com.