Story last updated at 10/28/2009 - 12:18 pm
JUNEAU - The commercial real estate firm Carlton Smith Company recently announced the promotion of Anne Schultz to Vice President and the hiring of Marsha Stubbins-Smith as Marketing Director.
Schultz, born and raised in Juneau, has worked for the company as an administrative manager since 2005. She is a former director of Community Relations for Bartlett regional hospital, and health planner and research analyst for the State of Alaska. She is a graduate of Stanford University.
Stubbins-Smith moved from Seattle in 2007, where she worked as director of marketing for a national mechanical contracting firm for more than 20 years.
According to Carlton Smith, a commercial real estate broker since he established the firm in Anchorage 20 years ago, the expansion of his Juneau office reflects the increased diversity of the commercial real estate market both in Juneau and Southeast Alaska. Smith moved his business to Juneau in 2000.
"Juneau's unique real estate environment has resulted in greater sophistication of both buyers and sellers," Smith says. "We are up-staffing to provide these clients with more resources."
The Carlton Smith Company is a commercial brokerage and leasing firm located in Sealaska Plaza. Since 2000, the company has completed over $150 million in sales and acquisitions in Juneau, Anchorage, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
According to Smith, the firm is currently working with several well-known national retailers that are seeking commercial space to open stores in Juneau. "I am not at liberty to reveal the names of these companies," he says, "but I can say they are conducting their due diligence research. I am confident that by the end of 2009 at least two of these firms will be announcing their intentions to open stores in Juneau."