With over 110 years of collective multifamily experience in the disciplines of transactional brokerage, ownership, property & asset management, equity sourcing and debt placement and with a track record throughout the state of Florida of over 250+ closed transactions valued at approximately $900 Million, our team offers clients a unique set of skills to help them achieve optimal results for their real estate holdings. Whether the objective is to buy, sell, develop, refinance, recapitalize or reposition, our senior brokers, with the support of our dedicated staff, are proactively involved at every step of the way to ensure our clients are receiving superior market intelligence and accurate consultation so that they employ the appropriate strategy to maximize value.
Casey Babb, CCIM
First Vice President Investments
Director – National Multi Housing Group
(813) 387-4723 – Direct
(813) 368-0835 – Mobile
Casey Babb joined Marcus & Millichap’s Tampa office as a senior associate in October 2009, specializing in multifamily housing. He was promoted to Associate Vice President Investments in September 2013, to Vice President Investments in July 2014 and to First Vice President Investments in 2017. He is also a director in the National Multi Housing Group. His focus is on seller representation of 50+ unit apartment communities located primarily in the Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida markets.
Mr. Babb entered the commercial investment real estate industry in 2002 after graduating from Florida State University where he obtained degrees in both real estate and finance. He obtained his CCIM designation in 2004. Throughout his career, Mr. Babb and his partners have closed over 180 transactions with a market value of nearly $450 million.
Mr. Babb has been recognized as a leader in the multifamily industry and was prominently named in CIRE Magazine’s ‘Rising Stars in Commercial Real Estate’ in 2004, Real Estate Florida’s ’30 Under 30′ in 2008, and Real Estate Florida’s ‘Commercial Real Estate All-Stars’ in 2009. In 2011 & 2015, he earned the prestigious Marcus & Millichap National Achievement Award which placed him in the top seven percent of agents companywide and has earned sales recognition awards in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. He is a past president of the CCIM West Coast Chapter and is also involved with the Urban Land Institute, the Bay Area Apartment Association, the Real Estate Investment Council and the National Multi Housing Council.
Casey is married to wife Jamie, they have two sons, Connor and Kellan, and a daughter, Kennedy.
Luis Baez, CCIM
First Vice President Investments
National Multi Housing Group
(813) 387-4849 – Direct
(813) 767-6275 – Mobile
Luis Baez joined Marcus & Millichap’s Tampa office as an Associate in July 2010, specializing in multifamily housing, was promoted to Senior Associate in January of 2014 and to Vice President Investments in 2017. His focus is on seller representation of 30-plus unit apartment communities located primarily in the Tampa Bay markets.
Mr. Baez entered the commercial investment real estate industry in 2004 on the ownership and management side, where he assisted in analyzing and acquiring a portfolio of multifamily properties on behalf of a private investor based in South Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Tampa where he majored in finance, with a minor in Latin American studies. In 2016 Mr. Baez received his CCIM designation which is recognized as the most coveted and respected designation in the industry for commercial investment real estate professionals and he is a past board member of the CCIM West Coast Chapter.
Luis is married to wife Dania, they have two daughters Danielis and Sophia.
National Multi Housing Group
(813) 387-4766 – Direct
(813) 966-7924 – Mobile
Shawn Rupp joined Marcus & Millichap’s Tampa office as an Associate in June 2015 and was promoted to Senior Associate in 2017, specializing in multifamily housing. His focus is on seller representation of under 50 unit apartment properties located primarily in the local Tampa Bay area marketplace.
Mr. Rupp entered the commercial investment real estate industry in 2003 after graduating from Florida State University with degrees in Real Estate, Finance, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. Over the course of his 14+ year career, Shawn has successfully completed over $100 million in transactions on behalf of his clients. In addition, he has acted as a real estate consultant, a principal, manager and author.
Shawn was born a military brat in the Republic of Panama, is fluent in both English and Spanish, has designed and created websites, started several companies and is the lead singer in a local country band having opened for several award winning country artists and presidential candidates.
National Multi Housing Group
Phone: (813) 387-4739 – Direct
Miles Tombrink joined Marcus & Millichap’s Tampa office in June 2016 as a research and market analyst for The Babb Group. Mr. Tombrink’s primary duties included agent proposal and listing support, rent and sale comp reporting, market updating and database management for the team. After a year of training in Marcus & Millichap’s industry-leading Sales Intern Program, Miles officially launched as an investment sales associate in June 2017. In 2018, Miles finished as the #1 agent amongst all of Marcus & Millichap multifamily agents in the state of Florida with less than 36 months of tenure. To date, he has closed 14 transactions totaling 311 units, with a market value of nearly $23 million. He focuses on seller representation of under 50-unit apartment properties located along the I-4 Corridor from Tampa to Orlando.
Mr. Tombrink became a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the state of Florida in September of 2015 before graduating from Florida State University in April 2016 with degrees in Finance and Real Estate. Mr. Tombrink is a valued member of the team with his previous experience in student and residential housing, high level of enthusiasm and strong work ethic.
Miles was born and has lived in the Tampa Bay area his entire life, is a 2nd generation commercial real estate practitioner, is active in Florida real estate networking events, is achieving his competent communicator certification from toastmasters and enjoys attending sporting events with family and friends.
(813) 387-4772 – Direct
(850) 322-8267 – Mobile
Mike Steiner joined the Marcus & Millichap Team in March of 2018 as a Senior Associate for The Babb Group. His focus is on seller representation of multifamily apartment properties located primarily in the Panhandle of Northwest Florida and southern regions of Georgia and Alabama.
Mr. Steiner entered the commercial investment real estate industry in 2005 after graduating from Florida State University with degrees in Real Estate and a M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning. Prior to his current position with Marcus and Millichap, Mike was focused on the development of Student Housing, working with a national Student housing developer in Managing a broad range of day to day activities in support of new development projects around the country, inclusive of project level due diligence and design coordination, helping to secure entitlement/zoning approvals, project scheduling, RFP responses coordination, project budgeting/underwriting and coordination with construction.
Mike is a lifelong Floridian, growing up in Destin and is a 2nd generation commercial real estate practitioner. He is married to wife Emily, they have 3 boys: oldest son Milo and twin boys, Rowan and Julian.
(407) 557-3846 – Direct
(321) 388-7927 – Mobile
Ryan Wooden joined Marcus & Millichap in February 2018 as an Associate for the Babb Group. His focus is on seller representation of multifamily apartment properties of under 50-units located in Central, North, and East Coast Florida.
Mr. Wooden has an extensive background in consumable sales dating back to 2011 covering Central, North, and East Coast Florida markets, after studying at the University of Central Florida. Throughout Ryan’s career, he’s made lasting productive relationships, being a trailblazer for the craft consumables industry in his respective markets.
Ryan is a lifelong Floridian, growing up in Eustis. He is married to wife Amber, they have two daughters Riley and Ava and one boy Bennett.
(407) 557-3836 – Direct
(407) 702-0864 – Mobile
Andrew Birr joined Marcus & Millichap in June 2018 as an Associate for the Babb Group. His focus is on seller representation of multifamily apartment properties of under 50-units located in Central, North, and East Coast Florida.
Mr. Birr, a graduate of the University of Florida, has focused much of his career founding and growing various successful business ventures. Andrew has commercial real estate in his blood. His Grandfather built hotels in Fort Lauderdale in the 60’s and 70’s. His uncle served as president of Collier development for many years. Early in his career, Andrew was a top producing mortgage broker.
Andrew is a Florida native, growing up in Eustis. He is married to wife, Marlena, they have two daughters, Arlen and Caroline. In his spare time he enjoys traveling and being with family and friends.
(813) 387-4843– Direct
(941) 961-8199 – Mobile
Sean Dreznin joined Marcus & Millichap in April of 2019 as a Senior Associate for The Babb Group. His focus is on seller representation of multifamily properties located in Southwest Florida, including areas such as Sarasota, Bradenton, Fort Myers, and Naples.
Mr. Dreznin entered the commercial investment real estate industry in 2001 after graduating from the University of Florida where he obtained a degree in business and real estate. Throughout his career, Mr. Dreznin has successfully represented clients with property sizes ranging from 6 units to 250 units and has closed over 80 transactions with a market value of nearly $100 million.
Sean has a son, Triton, and enjoys training for triathlons and playing golf and basketball.
(904) 672-1402– Direct
Brad McCollum joined Marcus and Millichap in August 2019 as an Associate for The Babb Group. His focus is on seller representation of multifamily apartment properties located primarily in the Jacksonville market.
Prior to Marcus and Millichap, Mr. McCollum has spent his career in commercial real estate brokerage, construction, and development and he is also a Florida Certified General Contractor. He has brokered, managed, and developed a wide array of projects which brings a unique set of skills and knowledge to the table for his clients.
Mr. McCollum also has deep roots in the Jacksonville market. He and his wife, Katie McCollum, are lifelong residents and live in the San Marco area. Brad graduated from Episcopal School of Jacksonville and then also from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in business. He is active in his community and has been involved in numerous volunteering and charitable programs. In his spare time, Brad enjoys golfing, fishing, and zealously rooting for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jay Michael Ayres
(813) 387-4775 – Direct
Jay Michael Ayres joined Marcus & Millichap’s Tampa office in October of 2019 as an Associate for The Babb Group. He specializes in seller representation of under 30 unit multifamily apartment properties located primarily in Pinellas County.
Mr. Ayres graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, TN in 2007 with a degree in Accounting. Prior to joining The Babb Group, he played professional soccer for the San Jose Earthquakes and worked in residential real estate with a focus on single family investment properties and property management.
Jay Michael and his wife Katie have two daughters, Kennedy and Tinley. In his free time, he enjoys boating, fishing, home remodeling projects, playing sports and spending time with his family.
Phone: (813) 387-4770 – Direct
Wade Waybrant joined Marcus and Millichap’s Tampa office in February 2018 as a Transaction Coordinator for The Babb Group. Mr. Waybrant’s primary responsibilities include deal marketing and transaction management.
Mr. Waybrant graduated from Florida Southern College in 2008 with a degree in Criminology and minor in Spanish, and was also a member of their National Champion baseball team in 2005. He entered the real estate industry on the legal side in 2011 as the Litigation and Sales Supervisor for a law firm that specialized in real estate law and commercial litigation.
Wade is married to wife Roseanna, and in his spare time enjoys golf, fishing, and spending time with his family, including his dog, Norman.
Phone: (813) 387-4806 – Direct
Dylan Little joined Marcus and Millichap’s Tampa office in March of 2019 as an Analyst for The Babb Group. Mr. Little’s primary responsibilities include market research, database maintenance, and auditing of books and records.
Mr. Little graduated from Bloomingdale High School and is currently enrolled in Hillsborough Community College’s business program.
Mr. Little was born and raised in Florida. While in high school, he was in the school band and then later joined a jazz band. In his spare time, Dylan enjoys cooking and spending time with his friends and family.
Phone: (813) 387-4850 – Direct
Jonathan Miller joined Marcus & Millichap in June 2019 as a Research & Financial Analyst for the Babb Group in Tallahassee. Mr. Miller’s primary responsibilities include researching property ownership, business development, and conducting rent and sale surveys.
Mr. Miller is currently a senior at Florida State University majoring in Finance and Real Estate and will graduate in 2020. Jonathan is involved in the Real Estate Society at Florida State, a student organization built around real estate professionals.
Jonathan is a Florida native growing up along the Treasure Coast. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, surfing, and spending time with his dog, Mila. In the distant future, he plans on purchasing a catamaran and sailing across the North Atlantic Ocean.
Phone: (813) 387-4806 – Direct
John Cortez joined Marcus & Millichap in December of 2019 as a Marketing Coordinator for The Babb Group. His responsibilities include managing email blasts, editing photography, and creating and reviewing marketing materials.
Mr. Cortez graduated from Florida State University in 2018 with a degree in Editing, Writing, and Media and a minor in Statistics. John has previously worked as a freelance copywriter for a variety of industries. In his free time, he likes to read, write, and play music.
Phone: (813) 387-4751 – Direct
Ryan Murphy joined Marcus and Millichap’s Tampa office in March 2020 as an Analyst for The Babb Group. Mr. Murphy’s primary responsibilities include market research, database management, asset valuation, and underwriting.
Mr. Murphy graduated from Florida State University in 2018 with degrees in Finance and Real Estate. Prior to joining the Babb Group, Mr. Murphy worked for a developer in Chicago where he managed and leased retail shopping centers across the Chicagoland area.
Ryan is a Florida native, growing up in Clearwater. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, working on cars, rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers and spending time with his family, including his dog, Kirby.