New firm features commercial real estate advisors with local market expertise, led by executives with SVN brand experience

Published Tuesday, August 6, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. (August 6, 2019)SVN Coastal Commercial Advisors have opened their doors to serve the commercial real estate market in greater Tampa and St. Petersburg. The team has a wealth of local experience and will deliver comprehensive services to Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties.

Leading the SVN Coastal Commercial Advisors are Larry Starr, owner, and Matt Christian, managing director.

The SVN Coastal Commercial Advisors will serve an array of property assets in the greater Tampa and St. Petersburg market: multi-family, land, medical office, retail, office, industrial, hospitality, self-storage, accelerated sales, marina, property management and leasing.

Starr and Christian, who bring award-winning strategies to the new group, also serve in leadership at SVN Commercial Advisory Group in downtown Sarasota, Fla. That firm gained national recognition at an SVN Florida awards ceremony in March 2019 when Starr and Christian shared the Managing Director of the Year award. The award recognizes a model office that fosters collaboration, maintains outstanding achievement and promotes continued growth. The Sarasota office has also been recognized as a top-10 producing office globally for the last five years.

“This is the third-largest market in Florida, one that’s growing rapidly,” said Starr. “We’re ready to take advantage of that growth. Our team is made up of seasoned advisors who know the area well, and we have the successful SVN brand behind us. That puts us in an excellent position.”

The  opening roster includes longtime local market experts Kenny Anderson, John Milsaps and Josh Davis. Anderson specializes in the sale and lease of industrial, office and retail property. Milsaps has worked extensively with landlord or tenant representation, and is experienced in medical, industrial, retail and land sales. Davis serves a variety of commercial real estate markets with a specialty in single-tenant investment properties. 

“These are outstanding advisors who have served their markets with distinction,” said Christian. “We’re all looking forward to working together as SVN Coastal Commercial Advisors and we’re anticipating high levels of success.”

Christian is actively recruiting experienced advisors to join the SVN organization.

The new firm is at 10150 Highland Manor Drive, Suite 150, in Tampa. To contact SVN Coastal Commercial Advisors, visit, call 941-387-1200 or email

About SVN
SVN, a commercial real estate brokerage firm headquartered in Boston, is one of the industry’s most recognized and powerful brands based on the annual Lipsey Top Brand Survey and Commercial Property Executive Magazine. With more than 200 locations in 500 markets, SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors provide sales, leasing and property management services to clients worldwide. The Florida team consists of more than 100 advisors serving locations across the state. For more information on SVN Florida, visit


Matt Christian, managing director, SVN Coastal Commercial Advisors, 941-387-1200 /

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