Native Realty Promotes Kaley Tuning to COO and Dan Ross to EVP

Native Realty promoted two integral team members, Kaley Tuning and Dan Ross, to executive leadership roles at the Jaime Sturgis-led real estate firm. Tuning is the firm’s new Chief Operating Officer, and Ross is Native’s new Executive Vice President.

Tuning and Ross have earned multiple promotions in their eight combined years with Native, demonstrating excellence in creative dealmaking, client relations and team leadership. In their new roles, both will work closely with CEO Jaime Sturgis and Native Chief of Staff Lauren Sturgis to ensure the firm continues its impressive growth and transaction output.

“Kaley and Dan are deeply valued colleagues, partners and friends,” Jaime Sturgis said. “They have grown tremendously since joining Native and set a shining example for our entire team. We look forward to supporting them in their new roles.”

Tuning first joined Native as a Sales Associate in fall 2019, earning a promotion to Sales Director in early 2021. She has more than 15 years of industry experience, including nearly a decade at Fort Lauderdale-based Stellar Homes Group.

Ross specializes in investment sales across all commercial real estate sectors, and retail and restaurant leasing. A double graduate of Florida State University, Ross and Sturgis first met through their mutual involvement in the university’s American Marketing Association.

In February 2023, Native was honored with a prestigious recognition from FSU.

The firm made the university’s 2023 Seminole 100, which names the fastest-growing companies owned or led by FSU alumni. In its first appearance on the list, Native broke into the Top 10 with a No. 8 ranking (based on compound annual growth rate) and was the highest-ranked real estate company on the list.

Native now operates from a Fort Lauderdale office that is double the size of its previous headquarters. The 4,000-square-foot office is located at 1926 E. Sunrise Blvd. in the city’s Victoria Park neighborhood.

About Native Realty: Founded in 2017 by pioneering Fort Lauderdale-based commercial real estate broker Jaime Sturgis, Native Realty is disrupting the real estate industry and redefining what it means to be a broker. Sturgis and his team of passionate brokers specialize in leasing and investment sales in the urban core and emerging markets in South Florida. Instead of looking at individual listings and transactions in a vacuum, Native takes a holistic approach to the urban neighborhoods the company’s brokers live, work and play in. The firm is best known for its role curating Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village neighborhood, completing more than 1 million square feet in transactions in the last few years. It is now expanding its placemaking efforts to urban core neighborhoods throughout South Florida. Native works with all types of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. Notable clients have included Coca-Cola, Integra Realty Resources, U.S.A. Parking and many more. Native is headquartered at 1926 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit