About Us

Harvey Gilbert, CRE, MAI

Harvey J. Gilbert, CRE, MAI has over forty-five years of real estate experience in appraisal and valuation consulting, master planned community development, brokerage, and leasing.  He currently serves as Managing Partner and Broker-in-Charge of Gilbert & Ezelle, an Independently Owned and Operated Member of the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance based in Savannah, GA.  

He has held regional management positions in a national real estate firm, the real estate consulting practice of a big-six accounting firm, and the land development subsidiary of a Fortune 100 forest products company. Harvey is very active in the acquisition, disposition, and monetization of large-scale land holdings.  Over the last ten years, Harvey has managed the development and sale of planned unit developments with over 500 million dollars in sales volume in Coastal Georgia and South Carolina.

Harvey earned a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He holds the CRE designation as a Member of The Counselors of Real Estate and an MAI designation as a Member of the Appraisal Institute.  He has served as President of the Savannah Area Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, President of the Savannah/Hilton Head Realtors Commercial Alliance and is extensively involved in the community service arena.

Harvey has been fortunate to be able to effectively utilize his land brokerage and master development skills in promoting and executing sustainable development throughout his beloved Coastal Georgia Region over the span of his career.

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Stephen Ezelle, SIOR, CCIM

Stephen D. Ezelle, CCIM, SIOR has specialized in the Savannah Industrial Market and Land sales throughout Coastal Georgia since 2003. Stephen earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Designation in 2007 and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) Designation as an Industrial Specialist in 2017.  He is a licensed sales associate in Georgia and South Carolina as well as a Georgia State Registered Appraiser and Past President (2016) of the Savannah – Hilton Head Realtors Commercial Alliance as well as a member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Ports and Intermodal Practice Group.

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John Gilbert, CCIM

John Gilbert, CCIM has over 10 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate brokerage. John graduated Cum Laude from Tulane University in 2009 and entered the commercial real estate industry in New Orleans working on retail, office, and industrial sales and leasing and investments sales. John earned his CCIM Designation in 2012. In 2013, John and his wife Bailee moved back to Savannah and John joined Cushman & Wakefield I Gilbert & Ezelle. John works on all commercial real estate asset classes and focuses on investment sales and land development. He has been involved in the planning, development and sales/leasing of multiple notable local restaurants including Cotton & Rye, Husk, and The Grove. John serves on the Board of Directors of the Savannah-Hilton Head Realtors Commercial Alliance. He is also engaged in the local community serving on multiple non-profit Boards of Directors. When not working, John enjoys playing golf, fly-fishing, and most especially spending time with his wife Bailee and their daughter Margaret.

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Katie Bird

Katie Bird joined Cushman & Wakefield I Gilbert & Ezelle in July 2022 as the firm’s Marketing Director and Industrial Brokerage Coordinator. She has 10 years of experience in marketing and over 6 years of experience in commercial real estate.

Prior to joining the team, Katie worked as a Senior Marketing Associate for a high-producing Capital Markets team in the Atlanta Cushman & Wakefield office where she was involved in the marketing and disposition of over $4 billion office and industrial properties across the southeastern United States.

Katie is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of Georgia.

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