Jacksonville

Bart Walchle - Executive Managing Director
904-994-7600

Jacksonville, FL

Bart.Walchle@aranewmark.com

Bart Walchle is an executive managing director with ARA, A Newmark Company based in the Jacksonville office. He has been in the commercial real estate industry since 1985. Prior to joining ARA Newmark, Mr. Walchle was the CEO of Walchle Lear Multifamily Advisors, a commercial real estate brokerage company specializing in the sale of apartment communities and residential sites. He has consistently been a top-producing broker in the Northeast Florida area selling over 68,000 apartment units and 100 sites in excess of $5 billion.

Prior to the formation of Walchle Lear, Mr. Walchle was a broker at Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services (CBRE) where his sales ranked him as a member of the Top 50 among over 1,000 brokers. He has been recognized as a member of The Colbert Coldwell Circle, which recognizes the highest 1% of achieving salespeople nationwide and has earned a CoStar Power Broker award every year for the last ten years.

Mr. Walchle received an MBA from Jacksonville University in 1985 and a BS in Marketing with a minor in Psychology from Florida State University in 1983. Mr. Walchle has been a frequent board member in local charities, most recently with the YMCA and Heal! Foundation.

Stephen Lear - Executive Managing Director
904-602-9688

Jacksonville, FL

Steve.Lear@aranewmark.com

Stephen Lear is a executive managing director with ARA, A Newmark Company based in the Jacksonville office. He has been in the commercial real estate industry since 1982 and has sold or leased more than $3 billion worth of real estate transactions and over 44,000 apartment units.

Prior to joining Walchle Lear Multifamily Advisors, Mr. Lear worked with some of the nation’s most recognizable real estate companies including Koger Properties and Regency Realty Group (Regency Centers). He has been recognized as one of Jacksonville's Top Investment Sales Power Brokers by CoStar Group every year since 2003.

Mr. Lear led the national salesgroup for Regency Realty Group from 1986 through 1994 and in1987 he was named Rouse and Associates "Broker of the Year."

Mr. Lear attended Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida and received a B.A. in Business Administration.

Erik Bjornson - Director
904-602-9701

Jacksonville, FL

erikb@aranewmark.com

Erik M. Bjornson is a director with ARA, A Newmark Company based in the Jacksonville office. Prior to joining ARA Newmark, Mr. Bjornson was a top producing broker for Walchle Lear Multifamily Advisors in Jacksonville, FL. He has been in the commercial real estate industry since 2003 and has sold over $600,000,000 of real estate transactions and approximately 20,000 apartment units. He has received CoStar Power Broker awards every year since 2009.

Mr. Bjornson previously worked with a private development group in Miami, Florida where he led the transaction team and assisted in the leadership of the asset management team. He was responsible for acquiring/divesting assets, finding/creating the appropriate debt structure and providing strategic leadership in asset management.

Mr. Bjornson graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialty in Finance.

Tyler Nilsson - Director
904-602-9686

Jacksonville, FL

Tyler.Nilsson@aranewmark.com

Tyler Nilsson is a director with ARA, A Newmark Company based in the Jacksonville office. He specializes in the brokerage of residential land throughout North Florida and South Georgia. Prior to joining ARA Newmark, Mr. Nilsson was a top producing land broker for Walchle Lear Multifamily Advisors, completing over $211,000,000 in land transactions.

Mr. Nilsson also has had extensive sales experience with Purdue, a commercial office furniture company, where he led the New Business Development and Sales Teams. He was ranked in the top 1% of Steelcase Sales throughout North America for three years.

Before his career in sales, Mr. Nilsson spent four years playing professional hockey.

Mr. Nilsson received a BA in Economics from The University of Calgary, Canada.