Harbert Realty Services’ Orlando Office Welcomes New Vice President of Development, Robert Chappell

Harbert Realty Services’ Orlando office welcomes Robert Chappell as Vice President of Development.

Robert joined Harbert in spring 2019 and brings a wealth of expertise and market knowledge to the growing Orlando team and Harbert’s Florida operation. Specializing in commercial, industrial and retail developments, Robert has developed over two million square feet of commercial projects. His previous developments include the 350,000 square feet of Kohl’s anchored West Volusia Towne Centre in Orange City, Florida. He also developed the Florida Tech Campus in Orlando. Previous clients include Amgen, Raytheon, Home Depot, AMC Theaters, Kohl’s, Petsmart, Staples, Starbucks, Old Navy, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Michael’s and Ross. Robert serves as the lead for all development projects in the greater Central Florida MSA.

Prior to joining Harbert Realty Robert worked as a Director of Real Estate at a NYSE REIT and has been involved in commercial sales and leasing in Orlando and Los Angeles. He has over 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry.

Robert graduated from the University of California with a BSE in Social Science. He is also a four time Collegiate All American tennis player and two time NCAA tennis singles champion. He has also been licensed in real estate in Florida and California.

Harbert Realty Services opened its Orlando, Florida office in June 2017. Josh Smith, Vice President and Managing Director, heads the Orlando office. “As our brokerage operation continues to grow, having leading market experts on the team is critical to providing the level of service that Owners and Occupiers of commercial real estate are accustomed to getting with the Harbert Realty brand.” stated Smith. “Having Robert is key to providing the kind of service and market expertise that our clients expect and appreciate. I’m delighted to have him join our team.”