Investment Manager and Real Estate Operator Continues to Grow its Regional Team to Accommodate its Growing Footprint that Now Spans 5 MSF+, with an Additional 2.5 MSF+ Under Construction
MIAMI, FLORIDA (February 16, 2022) – Bridge Industrial (“Bridge”), a privately-owned, vertically integrated real estate operating company and investment manager, today announced it is expanding its South Florida team with three new hires: Ben Branch joins as Vice President of Construction, Adolfo Reutlinger joins as Director of Development; and Ramiro Garcia joins as Senior Director of Development.
“We are pleased to welcome Ben, Adolfo and Ramiro to our expanding South Florida team,” said Kevin Carroll, Southeast Partner at Bridge. “These highly regarded industry professionals bring decades of experience and local market knowledge that will prove to be invaluable as we continue to grow our regional portfolio of state-of-the-art industrial real estate assets in order to meet ever growing market demand.”
In his new role, Branch, a construction industry veteran who brings more than 25 years of experience, will oversee the design, development, and construction of Bridge’s new regional projects. Prior to joining Bridge, he served as Executive Vice President of Design and Construction for a South Florida real estate and investment firm, where he was responsible for overseeing real estate asset development and capital improvements related to land development projects. Branch holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Florida International University (FIU) and a bachelor’s in architectural engineering from Penn State University. Committed to his community, Branch serves as secretary on the Mission to Haiti Board of Directors. He previously served on the MBA Advisory Board at FIU.
As Director of Development, Reutlinger is responsible for overseeing all tenant improvement projects for Bridge in the South Florida market. The seasoned development professional brings more than 15 years of experience in the commercial construction industry as a general contractor, having worked on a variety of project types including industrial, governmental, and retail, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Florida International University and is a State of Florida Certified General Contractor.
As Senior Director of Development, Garcia is responsible for managing the development process of the firm’s assets in South Florida including, due diligence, entitlement, design, and construction. Prior to joining Bridge, Garcia served as a Senior Project Manager with a major industrial property REIT, where he managed the design, development, and construction of projects in Chicago, and later, South Florida. Garcia earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, with a minor in Construction Science from the Texas A&M University.
Bridge is one of South Florida’s most active industrial real estate developers. Since first entering the market in 2012, the company has acquired approximately 700 acres in 17 separate transactions throughout Miami Dade and Broward Counties. Bridge has delivered and/or has under construction approximately 8 million square feet of Class-A industrial space regionwide.