October 10, 2019 – Native Realty, the pioneering Fort Lauderdale-based real estate firm led by Founder and CEO Jaime Sturgis, continued a banner year with the formation of a new division dedicated to serving clients in the residential sector.
The firm also made a significant addition to its team of residential specialists with the arrival of new Sales Associate Kaley Tuning. Born and raised in South Florida, Tuning brings more than 15 years of industry experience to Native – focusing on high-end residential real estate.
For Sturgis, the residential division is a natural extension of the firm, which has generated substantial attention for its role curating South Florida’s urban core neighborhoods since he launched Native in April 2017. Native’s team members are increasingly seeing a strong demand for homes and condominiums in and around the neighborhoods the firm has helped transform into vibrant destinations.
“We are thrilled to take this major step in our evolution into a full-service, vertically integrated real estate firm,” Sturgis said. “The residential division is one of several planned extensions to complement Native’s existing services and provide a cost-effective, streamlined platform for our clients. The addition of Kaley to our growing team of residential experts comes at the perfect time.”
Over her career, Tuning has held numerous industry positions that give her a strong knowledge base in residential sales and leasing, investment acquisitions, management and REO (real estate owned) field operations.
Before joining Native, Tuning spent nearly a decade at Fort Lauderdale-based Stellar Homes Group. In just her first year at Stellar, Tuning assisted the company in the acquisition and resale of more than 70 homes. Throughout her time at the company, Tuning would assist clients in all aspects of purchasing, remodeling and reselling homes.
The new residential division and Tuning’s arrival keep the momentum going from a historic year for Native and Sturgis. The year began with the January milestone sales of The Hive and Flagler Uptown in Flagler Village, which set neighborhood records on both a price per building square foot and land square foot basis and was the culmination of Sturgis’ multi-year efforts successfully curating the properties with a vibrant mix of tenants.
On Oct. 30 in Miami, Sturgis will be honored by Urban Land Institute (ULI) Southeast Florida/Caribbean as the 2019 Young Leader of the Year. Sturgis earned the prestigious award for his holistic approach to placemaking in Flagler Village and the other urban core neighborhoods he lives, works and plays in.
Native Realty is headquartered at 719 NE Second Ave. in Flagler Village.