New Jersey-based Onyx Equities has announced the opening of two new regional offices as the company’s national expansion continues.
Onyx has opened offices in Crofton, Maryland and Charlotte, North Carolina. Currently, Onyx manages nearly 30 properties in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina – the four states that will be serviced from the two new offices.
Over the course of 2015, the company plans to open several more local offices in order to operate its REO/Receivership platform, which now includes assets in 10 states.
“We’ve seen tremendous growth in these regions, and we are staffing offices in order to provide the gold standard of service and management that our tenants and clients have come to expect from us,” said Onyx co-founder and managing principal, Jonathan Schultz.
The Maryland office, which will also service Onyx’s management assets in Virginia, is now under the direction of Jon Lakner.
With more than 17 years of industry experience, Lakner has managed nearly TWO million square feet of commercial property.
Prior to joining Onyx, Lakner served as a senior property manager at Cassidy Turle.
Supporting Lakner’s operations in the Carolinas, is senior property manager, Mary Cook who joins the firm from Parmenter Realty.
Prior to her stint at Parmenter Realty, Cook worked for Behringer Harvard and Trizek Properties.
Earlier last year, Onyx brought aboard Wendy Hendrickson, who oversees Onyx’s on-the-ground asset operations in Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Hendrickson has been managing property since 1998. She came to Onyx from CBRE, where she managed 1.5 million square feet of REO-assigned and receivership property.
rior to that, she worked for Acorn Development overseeing management of more than 700,000 square feet of commercial assets, including a high-rise office tower.