Orlando Office Hires Leasing Associate Buffy Gillette

Buffy GilletteTaylor & Mathis of Florida’s Central Florida office has added another member to the team – Leasing Associate Buffy Gillette.  As Leasing Associate Buffy will assist with all aspects of leasing and production for the company’s Orlando office joining Principal Damien Madsen and Director of Leasing & Brokerage Services Darryl Hoffman.  Buffy comes to Taylor & Mathis from Morrison Commercial Real Estate.


Taylor & Mathis of Florida is kicking off the new year by expanding the company’s presence in Florida.  The commercial real estate firm is partnering with veteran Orlando commercial real estate broker, Damien Madsen.  Damien joins Taylor & Mathis of Florida this week as Partner and Senior Managing Director Orlando.

“We were looking to grow our business in Central Florida and Damien’s name is synonymous with Commercial Real Estate in that market,” stated Taylor & Mathis of Florida President Hank Brenner. “I’ve known Damien for over 20 years. We jumped at the chance for the opportunity to partner with someone of his caliber.”

Madsen brings 25 years of development and commercial real estate brokerage experience to Taylor & Mathis. While Madsen has extensive experience in the development of commercial real estate, his area of expertise is in Landlord Representation through the value he provides from his progressive thinking and aggressive negotiating skills.

“I am extremely excited to partner with Taylor & Mathis in Central Florida. The combined experience and relationships we have will allow us to optimize the platform they already have in place and capitalize on the nearly 50 years the company has been in existence. It’s a rare opportunity that will allow us to maximize our skill sets and to build a long term successful partnership,” stated Taylor & Mathis Partner Damien Madsen.

Madsen will office out of 222 W. Maitland Boulevard in Maitland parenthesis (formally the HHCP Architects Building) where he will oversee management and leasing of the property on behalf of Penta Partners.

During his career Madsen served as a Principal with Morrison Commercial Real Estate, Senior Vice President of Harbert Realty Services, Executive Director of Advantis Real Estate Services Company, and Senior Director of Leasing for the Flagler Development Company where he developed and leased one of Florida’s most successful business parks, South Park Center. Madsen has completed nearly 4 million square feet of transactions valued at approximately $800 million.

“With strong presences in Tampa Bay and South Florida, expanding our presence in Central Florida was the next logical move for us,” stated Brenner.  In Florida the company leases and/or manages a portfolio over 11 million square feet.  In Tampa T&M is overseeing the development of a 250,000 build-to-suit for PwC at MetWest International which constituted one of the largest lease deals in 2011 while the Broward County office announced a new 345,000 leasing and management assignment in Broward County in November.  In Miami-Dade the company recently announced its success in leasing 1101 Brickell.  A 60,000 square foot lease with Florida International University helped T&M take the building occupancy from 30% to 84% in under two years with proposals out on the majority of vacant spaces.