Kelly & Visconsi joins Hanna Commercial Family

Cleveland, OH (December 14th, 2015) – Last week, Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV, Great Lakes Region President, announced the joining of Kelly & Visconsi with Hanna Commercial. The union of their Ohio-based commercial team with Hanna Commercial is a great opportunity for both organizations.

Kelly & Visconsi was founded with the objective of providing the highest quality representation for retailers interested in expanding in the Northern Ohio market and for landlords seeking to lease their commercial retail properties. The company was created on the principles of teamwork and integrity with a commitment to providing a team approach, dedicated to achieving clients’ goals. They will bring this dedication to the Hanna Commercial group of 130+ professionals throughout the region.

Numerous clients, including national and local brands, chain franchises, regional and local retailers and restaurants work with Kelly & Visconsi in order to evaluate new markets and negotiate either purchase or lease agreements. Among them are Costco, Dunkin’ Donuts, Macy’s, Meijer, Pet People, Save A Lot, Sherwin Williams, Target, Ulta, and many more. The firm is also a longtime member of Chain Links Retail Advisors, a national network for retail brokerage.

“We are truly excited about the opportunity to join forces with Hanna Commercial and be able to offer our retail clients a powerful platform of services and marketing horsepower,” said Anthony T. Visconsi, partner at Kelly & Visconsi.

Rich Kelly, partner at Kelly & Visconsi, is also thrilled to be joining Hanna Commercial. “When we formed Kelly & Visconsi over 20 years ago, our objective was to become the best retail brokerage firm in northeast Ohio, providing our clients with the best possible service and expertise in the market,” he said. “We accomplished that goal, and now joining Hanna Commercial will enable us to take our service to the next level. We look forward to the combined companies, and we believe our associates and our clients will benefit greatly.”

Hanna Commercial is the largest commercial broker in Northeast Ohio with more than 100 years of combined experience, world-class expertise and unsurpassed attention to client detail Division offices in Pittsburgh along with Cleveland have the ability to service both regional and global commercial business.

Hoby Hanna believes that the combination of the largest commercial broker in the region with the expertise, integrity and dedication of Kelly & Visconsi spells growth and success in the coming year for the Ohio commercial landscape. “We made a commitment to the Ohio marketplace back in 2013 with our desire to expand our commercial service operations,” he said. “Since then we’ve grown exponentially; this is our fourth acquisition of a commercial broker in 18 months since creating that vision. The team at Kelly & Visconsi are a welcome addition to Hanna Commercial. We are so pleased that we are now in the position to offer the best in commercial real estate throughout Ohio, nationally and even internationally.”

President of Hanna Commercial Mac Biggar is excited to welcome Kelly & Visconsi and to increase the company’s commercial footprint. “We have always valued and respected Kelly & Visconsi’s retail expertise. Working together will make all of us stronger and better able to serve our client base. Many of us have worked together in the past and look forward to the opportunity of working more closely together in the future. We see it as a win for both firms, and most importantly a big win for our clients!” said Biggar. “They are a very solid team that has always handled themselves with the highest degree of integrity and have an outstanding willingness to serve the market. Their reputation is second to none.”

In Ohio and Pennsylvania, the Howard Hanna commercial division has listed more than 480 units with a written volume of $432 million and a listing volume of $321 million. The addition of the team at Kelly & Visconsi will help expand these commercial numbers as well as the retail side of the business, allowing Hanna Commercial to begin 2016 with a new, more comprehensive and dynamic focus.

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Hanna Commercial Real Estate is a full-service real estate company with offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan. For over 75 years, they have been a leader in the commercial property marketplace, successfully providing clients with creative and comprehensive real estate solutions. Hanna CRE specializes in real estate consulting; industrial; office; retail sales & leasing; corporate services; property & asset management; investment sales; land brokerage; tenant representation; build-to-suit representation; accelerated marketing (auctions); project management; and property valuation.

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