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Michael Feuerman Joins Berger Commercial

May 11th, 2015

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Michael Feuerman to also lead tri-county expansion of firm’s office tenant representation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (May 11, 2015) – Regional, full service commercial real estate firm Berger Commercial Realty announced that veteran real estate professional Michael Feuerman, Esq., CCIM, has joined the team as Managing Director of the firm’s Palm Beach County office.

A native Floridian and resident of Delray Beach, Feuerman is a licensed attorney and real estate broker in the state of Florida. He joins Berger Commercial Realty from Cushman & Wakefield, where he served as a director of office tenant representation. Previously, Feuerman practiced commercial real estate as principal of Lehrer & Feuerman, LLC, a role he held for nearly ten years.

In his new position as Palm Beach Managing Director at Berger Commercial Realty, Feuerman will oversee the firm’s continued growth in the Palm Beach County market and will lead the expansion of the firm’s tenant representation business throughout South Florida.

“I am honored to join the Berger Commercial team,” Feuerman said. “This is a great opportunity to grow the Palm Beach office and expand the existing brokerage practice for the firm as a whole.”

President of Berger Commercial Realty, Lloyd Berger, commented, “Mike is an instrumental addition to our team. With his extensive background, he is a great fit for cultivating relationships in Palm Beach County and beyond. His expertise in commercial real estate from both a business and transactional perspective provides true value to our firm and clients alike.”

Prior to his career in real estate, Feuerman practiced law for six years as a business trial attorney, handling cases involving contract and real estate related disputes. Feuerman, who has a law degree from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, has maintained his Florida Bar license for 22 years. He has also earned Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) accreditation.

Previous clients he has represented include General Electric, UBS, Bank Atlantic, City National Bank, AEGON / Transamerica, Clear Channel Radio, Nortel Networks, Bayview Center for Mental Health, and the Anti-Defamation League.
Actively involved in the community, Feuerman has served as vice chair of the Broward Alliance Worldwide Business Recruitment Committee, team captain of the Broward Alliance Corporate Visitation Committee, chair of the Real Estate Developers/Home Builders Sections of the  United Way of Broward County’s annual fundraising campaign, and president and vice president of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association of the Florida Gold Coast. He also has been honored by the Dade County Bar and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for his community service contributions.
He can be reached at 561.613.0900 or via e-mail at M.Feuerman@bergercommercial.com.

Berger Commercial Realty Honored With Several Awards Recognizing Commercial Real Estate Success

May 4th, 2015

 

 

The entire team at Berger Commercial Realty/TCN Worldwide is pleased to share that in the past few weeks, we have been honored with several awards as a leading commercial real estate firm in our market, with two of our distinguished team members, Joseph Byrnes and Steve Hyatt, receiving special recognition for their outstanding commercial real estate achievements.

CoStar Power Broker Awards

We recently received two CoStar Power Broker Awards for Top Leasing Firm in Broward County and Top Sales Firm in Broward County as a result of our volume of sales and leasing transactions in 2014. We have won these annual awards for eight years now and running!

In addition to our two firm-wide awards, Berger Commercial Vice President Joseph Byrnes also won the CoStar Top Retail Leasing Broker Award. With more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate and leasing assignments covering well over a million square-feet of office, industrial and retail space, it’s no wonder this is his sixth year winning a CoStar Power Broker Award!

CoStar is the largest provider of research, data, and analytics in the commercial real estate industry. The winners of the prestigious CoStar awards are determined by an annual tally of all commercial real estate transactions that took place during the previous year.

Top 10 TCN Member Deals

Each quarter, TCN Worldwide lists its Top 10 TCN Member Deals and recognizes the brokers who closed these transactions for their outstanding performance. With the February sale of 4.26 acres of land totaling $22 million, Berger Commercial Senior Vice President Steve Hyatt ranked number one this quarter for highest transaction value among all TCN members. The parcel of land, formerly known as Fort Lauderdale’s Ocean World, is being converted into a 394-unit apartment complex named Broadstone Harbor Beach. Read more about it here. Hyatt, who also has more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience, specializes in investment sales, land brokerage, and acquisition / disposition services for both corporate clients and private investors.

These honors are a testament to the tremendous success our firm has experienced since our establishment in 1998. With offices in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, we help our clients buy, sell, lease and manage millions of square-feet of space throughout the tri-county area. Additionally, our membership with TCN Worldwide allows us to expand our services even further than South Florida by partnering with real estate professionals in more than 800 markets across the country and abroad, letting us better serve our diverse and unique clientele.

We would like to acknowledge all of our Berger Commercial team members whose contributions helped us achieve these honors, and extend our congratulations to Joseph Byrnes and Steve Hyatt for their ongoing achievements. Already five months into 2015, we look forward to even more successes throughout the year as one of the premier commercial real estate firms in the market!

Berger Commercial Realty Adds Senior Property Manager and Property Controller

April 26th, 2015

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (April 26, 2015) – Berger Commercial Realty, a regional, full service commercial real estate firm, has announced that Patricia Cartagena and Raquel Monge have joined the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office as a property controller and senior property manager respectively.

“We are pleased to welcome these two talented professionals to our team,” said Lloyd Berger, founder and president of Berger Commercial Realty, which has three offices in Broward and Palm Beach counties. “Both Patricia and Raquel bring a great deal of knowledge and experience to our firm, and we look forward to their growth within our organization.”

 Patricia Cartagena

Cartagena joins Berger Commercial Realty from Williams Island POA in Aventura, where she was a senior accounting manager. Fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, Cartagena has 12 years of experience in financial management for commercial real estate firms and luxury recreational facilities. Her responsibilities include managing accounts receivable and accounts payable, administering payroll, preparing financial statements and documents, and supervising additional financial tasks. Cartagena graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s degree in international business administration and finance.

 Raquel Monge

With more than 10 years of experience in managing and operating commercial properties, Monge joins the firm from PS Business Parks in Miami, where she functioned as a senior property manager and oversaw the operations of 4.1 million square-feet of space. Her areas of expertise include general management, customer support, expense control, revenue maximization, and project management. In her new position, Monge will manage the operations of office and industrial space throughout Broward County. Monge graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park with a Bachelor’s degree in international affairs and economics. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

About Berger Commercial Realty

Berger Commercial Realty is a regional, full service commercial real estate firm based in South Florida. Independent and privately owned since its founding in 1998, the firm is a member of TCN Worldwide, a network of independent commercial real estate firms providing global integrated real estate solutions. The firm’s property management and brokerage services include tenant/landlord and buyer/seller representation; project and construction management; agency/project leasing; capital advisory/investment sales; retail services and more. For more information, visit bergercommercial.com.

Berger Commercial Realty Brokers Close Nine New Leases Totaling More Than 32,000 Square-Feet of Office Space in Palm Beach County

April 24th, 2015

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (April 24, 2015) – Commercial real estate brokers Joseph Byrnes and Robert Dabrowski of Berger Commercial Realty, a regional commercial real estate firm, recently closed nine new leases for various office suites in Boynton Beach and Delray Beach, totaling more than 32,000 square-feet of space.

Representing landlord Atlantic Avenue Properties & Investments, LLC in leases at the Delray Office Plaza, the Berger Commercial Realty brokers closed:

  • the new lease of 15,555 square-feet of office space to LA Consulting & Counseling in building A;
  • the new lease of 1,167 square-feet of office space to Duhaney Medical, P.A. in suite B12;
  • the new lease of 1,035 square-feet of office space to Operating Engineers Local Union #487 in suite B22;
  • and the new lease of 1,007 square-feet of office space to the Association for Community Counseling in suite B13.

Located at 4731 W. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach, the Delray Office Plaza is a three-building office park featuring floor-to-ceiling glass, around-the-clock access, private entrances, private bathrooms, and janitorial services. It is located just east of Military Trail on W. Atlantic Avenue within minutes of downtown Delray Beach, I-95, and Florida’s Turnpike.

The two brokers also represented landlord Woolbright Properties & Investments & Investments, LLC in leases at the Woolbright Professional Building, including:

  • the new lease of 3,228 square-feet of office space to Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company in suite 400;
  • the new lease of 2,434 square-feet of office space to Christopher Costanza, doing business as Big Dog Solutions LLC, in suite 205;
  • and the new lease of 1,235 square-feet of office space to the Law Offices of Robert D. Schwartz, P.A. in suite 411.

Located at 2240 W. Woolbright Road in Boynton Beach, the Woolbright Professional Building is adjacent to I-95 on the south side of West Woolbright Road just east of Congress Avenue. The four-story, Class A office building features ample parking with covered spots, individual air conditioning units in each suite, and a security system with 24-hour entry.

Additionally, the brokers represented landlord Congress Properties & Investments, LLC and closed:

  • the new lease of 5,178 square-feet of office space to Complete Healthcare Concierge in suite 150;
  • and the new lease of 1,667 square-feet of office space to Bibby Financial Services in suite 110.

The suites are within the Woolbright Corporate Center located at 1901 S. Congress Ave. in Boynton Beach.

About Berger Commercial Realty

Berger Commercial Realty is a regional, full service commercial real estate firm based in South Florida. Independent and privately owned since its founding in 1998, the firm is a member of TCN Worldwide, a network of independent commercial real estate firms providing global integrated real estate solutions. The firm’s property management and brokerage services include tenant/landlord and buyer/seller representation; project and construction management; agency/project leasing; capital advisory/investment sales; retail services and more. For more information, visit bergercommercial.com.

 

Berger Commercial Realty/TCN Worldwide Appointed as Exclusive Leasing Agent for Two Broward County Office Properties

April 17th, 2015

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Owned by SF Partners Mortgage, the buildings offer more than 125,000 rentable square-feet of premier office space combined

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (April 13, 2015) – Berger Commercial Realty/TCN Worldwide, a full service commercial real estate firm, has acquired two new exclusive lease listings in Broward County. Brokers Joseph Byrnes, Keith Graves and Jonathan Thiel are representing Miami-based landlord SF Partners Mortgage, LLC in the marketing and leasing of both properties.

One of the properties, located in the affluent east-side market of Fort Lauderdale at 2425 E. Commercial Blvd., is a four-story boutique office building with 23,339 square-feet of rentable space. The area surrounding the building features a high-end residential base and a vibrant business community with area professionals and service firms.

The other property, located at 4300 N. University Drive in Lauderhill, is a two-story, multi-building professional campus with 102,120 square-feet of rentable space. Strategically located along the University Drive corridor, the property offers flexible floor plans, attractive lease rates, and around-the-clock access.

“We are delighted to work with SF Partners Mortgage,” said Graves of the significant new contract. “Our goal is to further re-position each property within their respective submarkets. With responsible local ownership and ongoing renovations, both properties offer outstanding value for future tenants.”

About Berger Commercial Realty

Berger Commercial Realty is a regional, full service commercial real estate firm based in South Florida. Independent and privately owned since its founding in 1998, the firm is a member of TCN Worldwide, a network of independent commercial real estate firms providing global integrated real estate solutions. The firm’s property management and brokerage services include tenant/landlord and buyer/seller representation; project and construction management; agency/project leasing; capital advisory/investment sales; retail services and more. For more information, visit bergercommercial.com.

Berger Commercial Realty Honors Steve Hyatt as 2014 Broker of the Year

April 12th, 2015

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Berger Commercial Realty, a regional, full-service commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce that Senior Vice President Steve Hyatt has been named the firm’s Broker of the Year for 2014.

Hyatt closed more than $21.4 million worth of transactions last year, totaling more than 219,228 square feet across a range of commercial real estate sectors including office, retail, industrial and multi-family.

Notable deals that Hyatt closed in 2014 include the $4.5 million sale of a highly sought-after South Beach retail property and the $2 million sale of a 24,000-square-foot office building in Fort Lauderdale for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation; the $3.65 million purchase of a Fort Lauderdale site that will house the sales department of a MINI Cooper car dealership for Holman Automotive Group; and the 47,000-square-foot lease of flex space at 1700 Eller Drive in Hollywood for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, which is utilizing the property for administrative offices, supplementary off-airport parking and as a maintenance facility.

Hyatt’s focus areas include investment sales, land brokerage, and acquisition/disposition services for both corporate clients and private investors. A native of South Florida, Hyatt has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate and has executive-level contacts in the real estate, banking and automotive industries.

His experience includes the acquisition and disposition of more than 175 automobile dealerships in 17 states on behalf of AutoNation, Inc., a NYSE and Fortune 500 retailer. Utilizing his automotive background and expertise, Hyatt has worked with numerous automotive retailers and manufacturers across the country to meet their real estate needs. In addition to Holman Automotive Group, he also has represented Audi Fort Lauderdale, Audi Coral Springs and the Phil Smith Automotive Group, as well as several national automotive clients.

A multi-year recipient of the CoStar Power Broker awards, Hyatt is a member and past board member of the South Florida Chapter of NAIOP, a member of Leadership Broward Class XIII, and a past board member of the Community Foundation of Broward and the Jack & Jill Children’s Center. Hyatt is a graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is a member of the school’s National Alumni Council. He is a resident of Fort Lauderdale.

About Berger Commercial Realty

Berger Commercial Realty is a regional, full service commercial real estate firm based in South Florida. Independent and privately owned since its founding in 1998, the firm is a member of TCN Worldwide, a network of independent commercial real estate firms providing global integrated real estate solutions. The firm’s property management and brokerage services include tenant/landlord and buyer/seller representation; project and construction management; agency/project leasing; capital advisory/investment sales; retail services and more. For more information, visit bergercommercial.com.

Berger Commercial Realty Celebrates 15 Years of Service From Three Dedicated Team Members

April 7th, 2015
 

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Berger Commercial Realty would not be the organization it is today if weren’t for our dedicated and hard-working team members. We are pleased to announce that three individuals are celebrating their 15th anniversary with our organization. This is especially noteworthy as we approach our 18th anniversary! Lisa Bloom, Tom Freymuth, and Willie Swan have been a part of the Berger family from the start. We would like to sincerely thank these three talented individuals for their commitment to Berger Commercial Realty and extend our heartfelt congratulations on 15 years of accomplishments at our firm.

As a property controller with our company, Lisa Bloom is responsible for a variety of accounting and bookkeeping duties that require a great deal of meticulousness to adhere to established policies and procedures. As the liaison between ownership and respective accounting professionals, she is responsible for multiple financial tasks, including forecasting yearly budgets and monthly cash requirements, generating monthly financial and tenant statements, overseeing receivable write-offs and payment reversals, calculating weekly bank balances, and much more. Lisa graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 1993 with a degree in accounting and later worked for Extended Stay America before joining the firm. She is undoubtedly an essential asset to Berger Commercial Realty and her hard work has been crucial to the functionality of our organization for the past fifteen years. Her sharp mind and aptitude for finance does not go unnoticed and we thank her for her many years of service.

Tom Freymuth also has been a key member of the Berger Commercial Realty team for the past 15 years. As a facility supervisor, he is responsible for the repairs and maintenance of several buildings and acts as the primary contact for any issues that might arise, including climate control, odors, smoke, spills, damage, emergencies, and repairs. Furthermore, Tom acts as a project coordinator for new construction, working closely with outside vendors and monitoring contractor performance to ensure project work is completed according to specifications, and he also assists the firm’s property management team in preparing annual operating budgets. His dedication to his job is evidenced by the fact that he responds immediately to emergencies on a 24-hour basis, allowing us to ensure building security for our clients. His high standards for building upkeep are evident in his commitment to diligently maintaining all aspects of the structures we manage. Our entire team commends Tom and thanks him for the multiple roles he plays within our organization. We are truly lucky to have him on our team.

With the numerous buildings we manage across the tri-county area, property care is vital. Willie Swan has proved his steadfastness in this area during the fifteen years he has worked at Berger Commercial Realty. Willie is an extraordinary maintenance technician, having consistently demonstrated his skills in repairs, pressure cleaning, painting, electrical work, plumbing, carpentry, and metal work. His record for maintaining each property by performing regular suite cleanings and inspections is impeccable. Willie takes pride in the work that he does and thanks to his dedication, the properties he maintains are immaculate and exceptionally operated for our tenants. Berger Commercial Realty is fortunate to have team member as dedicated as Willie with his incredible take-charge and follow-through attitude.

Since our establishment in 1998, our company has grown tremendously and has become one of South Florida’s premier commercial real estate firms. We currently lease and manage more than 7.2 million square-feet of space across 62 buildings in the tri-county area and have expanded to three offices across South Florida. These three individuals are representative of the many talented team members we have here at Berger Commercial Realty. We wholeheartedly thank them for their many years of service as indispensable members of the Berger Commercial Realty family and congratulate them on achieving this remarkable milestone. Happy 15th anniversary, Lisa, Tom, and Willie!

Berger Commercial Realty Adds New Senior Property Manager

March 23rd, 2015

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Joseph Ragonese joins firm’s Palm Beach County team

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Berger Commercial Realty has announced that Jupiter resident Joseph Ragonese has joined the firm as a senior property manager. He will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s property management assignments in Palm Beach County, including a 280,000-square-foot portfolio awarded in September.

“An experienced property manager with strong knowledge of building operations, we look forward to having Joe lead our Palm Beach County management team as we grow our presence in the area,” said Lloyd Berger, founder and president of Berger Commercial Realty, a regional commercial real estate firm with offices across South Florida, including a new office in Palm Beach County that opened last fall.

Having started his career in Fairfield, Conn., Ragonese has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry across multiple sectors including property management, portfolio management, real estate consulting, and building maintenance engineering. Prior to joining the firm, he held the position of director of building maintenance engineering for Rendina Healthcare Real Estate in Jupiter.

Ragonese holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut and has earned the designations of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Real Property Administrator (RPA), and LEED Green Associate.

About Berger Commercial Realty

Berger Commercial Realty is a regional, full service commercial real estate firm based in South Florida. Independent and privately owned since its founding in 1998, the firm is a member of TCN Worldwide, a network of independent commercial real estate firms providing global integrated real estate solutions. The firm’s property management and brokerage services include tenant/landlord and buyer/seller representation; project and construction management; agency/project leasing; capital advisory/investment sales; retail services and more. Consistently ranked among South Florida’s top real estate firms, Berger Commercial Realty currently leases and manages more than 7.2 million square-feet of space across 62 buildings in the tri-county area. For more information, visit bergercommercial.com.

Steve Hyatt of Berger Commercial Realty Negotiates Sale of Fort Lauderdale Prime Downtown Parcel for $1.9 Million

March 23rd, 2015

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Senior Vice President Steve Hyatt of Berger Commercial Realty, a full service commercial real estate firm based in Fort Lauderdale, announced the sale of a prime downtown Fort Lauderdale parcel for $1.925 million.

Hyatt represented CBSA Law Plaza, LLC in selling the .87-acre parking lot to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Located at 409 S.E. 8th St., the parking lot is adjacent to a four-story office building that was purchased for $4.9 million from CBSA Law Plaza in 2013 by AIDS Healthcare Foundation subsidiary AHF MCO of Florida. The land will be used for overflow parking and held for future development.

This is the fourth transaction Hyatt has completed in the past two years with the
AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the United States. The Los Angeles-based non-profit organization provides global medical care and support to more than 350,000 patients in 36 countries.

About Berger Commercial Realty

Berger Commercial Realty is a regional, full service commercial real estate firm based in South Florida. Independent and privately owned since its founding in 1998, the firm is a member of TCN Worldwide, a network of independent commercial real estate firms providing global integrated real estate solutions. The firm’s property management and brokerage services include tenant/landlord and buyer/seller representation; project and construction management; agency/project leasing; capital advisory/investment sales; retail services and more. For more information, visit bergercommercial.com.

Berger Commercial Realty Broker Steve Hyatt Closes $22.1 Million Deal

March 5th, 2015

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Former Ocean world site in Fort Lauderdale slated for eight-story apartment complex

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (March 5, 2015) – Berger Commercial Realty, a regional, full service commercial real estate firm, announced that Senior Vice President Steve Hyatt represented Alliance Residential Company in the $22.1 million purchase of 4.26 acres of land, located at 1701 S.E. 17th St., from Art Institute Investments, LLC. The property is the former site of Ocean World, a marine park and tourist attraction that closed in 1994.

Alliance plans to develop a 394-unit apartment complex, named Broadstone Harbor Beach, on the site. Plans for the complex include eight stories of apartment units; high-end amenities such as a club room, pool, putting green and a state-of-the-art fitness center; 2,700 square-feet of retail space; and a 4,600-square-foot retail outparcel.

Headquartered in Phoenix with a regional office in Boca Raton, Alliance is one of the largest private multi-family development companies in the United States, purchasing real estate, developing projects and managing properties in 19 states and 29 metropolitan markets throughout the country.

“This deal was two-and-half years in the making,” Hyatt said. “Ocean World was an old Fort Lauderdale attraction and this land has a storied history. I can still remember going to the aquarium’s dolphin show on a school field trip.”

He added, “Near the beach, shops, restaurants and more, this site is the perfect location for the Broadstone Harbor Beach apartment project that Alliance has planned.”

Hyatt has more than 30 years of real estate experience in the South Florida market. His focus areas include investment sales, land brokerage, and acquisition / disposition services for both corporate clients and private investors, including expertise in the automotive sector.

About Berger Commercial Realty

Berger Commercial Realty is a regional, full service commercial real estate firm based in South Florida. Independent and privately owned since its founding in 1998, the firm is a member of TCN Worldwide, a network of independent commercial real estate firms providing global integrated real estate solutions. The firm’s property management and brokerage services include tenant/landlord and buyer/seller representation; project and construction management; agency/project leasing; capital advisory/investment sales; retail services and more. For more information, visit bergercommercial.com.