Stirling Properties is pleased to announce that long-time real estate executive, Darryl Bonner, has joined its team as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. He will work from the company’s Pensacola (FL) Office located in the SCI Building at 220 West Garden Street.
As VP of Strategic Initiatives, Bonner will assist Stirling Properties with short- and long-term strategic planning of the company’s expanding portfolio. He will also support new business growth across a variety of service areas including development, management, leasing, and acquisitions.
“We are thrilled to have Darryl join Team Stirling. He has been a leader in the commercial real estate industry for quite some time and brings a wealth of experience to our company,” said Marty Mayer, President & CEO of Stirling Properties. “In this rapidly evolving business environment, his extensive market knowledge and deep-set relationships throughout the Gulf South region will add significant value to our strategic growth plans.”
“I have always admired Stirling Properties and the skill set that this team brings to the Gulf South region—so it is with great pride and much excitement that I accept this unique role. I look forward to being a part of the company’s future success,” said Bonner.
Previously, Bonner was Senior Vice President of Retail for Cousins Properties in Atlanta, GA, where he was responsible for all retail leasing activity for the company—from specialty centers to mixed-use projects and office properties, including the procurement of key leases and tenants during pre-development activities in new projects. He has extensive experience working with national and regional retailers and leasing platforms.
Prior to that, Bonner held a range of retail leasing executive positions at General Growth Properties in Atlanta, GA; Jim Wilson & Associates in Montgomery, AL; and Robert B. Aikens & Associates in Troy, MI.
A Florida native, Bonner earned his bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA, and his MBA from Auburn University in Montgomery, AL. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and holds the professional designations of Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM), Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS), and Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX). He is a frequent guest speaker at Auburn University, ICSC conferences and industry roundtable discussions, and real estate educational programs.