FORT MYERS, Fla.
- Aug. 26, 2021
-- Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Property Southwest Florida (CPSWFL) is excited to announce that it has been named a finalist for the 11th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch honor. The awards event, now in its eleventh year, recognizes impressive second-stage companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and broadening new industries throughout Florida.
"We've had an exceptional period of growth over the last few years," said Gary Tasman, CEO and principal broker of CPSWFL. "As Southwest Florida continues to develop, our team has evolved to meet the challenges of our changing environment. The GrowFL recognition shines a spotlight on the hard work of our entire team."
The agency's rapid growth was punctuated by a record second quarter in 2021. From March through June of 2021, the commercial property professionals at CPSWFL brokered $113,936,500 in aggregate sales. The agency also completed lease agreements totaling more than $7,393,000 in value during the quarter.
CPSWFL is one of seven finalists from Lee County and nine from the Southwest Florida region. The finalists were selected from more than 600 nominations from throughout Florida and represent a diverse group of growing companies representing a variety of industries. If selected as an Honoree, CPSWFL will join the 500 second-stage companies across the state that have been recognized since 2011.
"We applaud these first-round finalists who have proved themselves to be standout companies in the state. These business owners demonstrate the resiliency and tenacity that goes hand in hand with being an entrepreneur. There is no doubt they have been challenged over the past year, but their perseverance and innovation has been admirable. We are excited to recognize our state's admirable business owners and their teams who continue to make a significant impact on Florida's economy," says Dr. Tom O'Neal, GrowFL Founder.
Companies to Watch was developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation as a unique way to recognize and honor second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes. In addition to evaluating past growth and projected success, applicant companies are judged according to their special strengths and impact in their markets, communities and within the state – thus deeming them "worth watching."
The Honorees for this year's award will be announced in October. The 11th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch awards celebration will take place on February 17, 2022, at Hard Rock Live, Universal City Walk, Orlando, FL. For more information, visit https://growfl.com/flctw21/about-flctw/