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Thanks for Voting! Berger Commercial Realty is #1 in the Daily Business Review

December 7th, 2017

This holiday season, we are thankful for all of those who voted for our firm in the Daily Business Review’s annual “Best Of” survey. Your support propelled us to the #1 spot in two categories – the Best Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Firm and Best Commercial Property Management Firm!

 

From all three of our offices that serve the tri-county area, all of us at Berger Commercial Realty are grateful for our colleagues, clients and vendors, without whom such recognition would not be possible. As one of the region’s only truly independent commercial real estate firms, we sincerely thank you for entrusting us with your business. It is our pleasure to serve you and provide you with superior market knowledge and client-centric commercial real estate solutions.

 

With the New Year fast approaching, we are proud to celebrate our firm’s 20th anniversary as one of the best commercial real estate brokerage and property management firms in South Florida!

Berger Commercial Realty Brings Plantation Corporate Center to 90 Percent Occupancy

November 9th, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (November 9, 2017) – Berger Commercial Realty Senior Vice President Steve Hyatt recently represented Intervest-Plantation, LLC in leasing 1,431 square-feet of space at Plantation Corporate Center to Mellex Title Service, LLC. With the transaction, the property has reached 90 percent occupancy.

 

“Mellex relocated its office to Plantation Corporate Center because of the property’s central Broward location and upscale design,” Hyatt said.

 

Located at 2 S. University Drive in Plantation, Plantation Corporate Center is a 56,141-square-foot, three-story, class-B office building located just off Broward Boulevard directly across from Westfield Broward Mall. The building recently underwent extensive renovations and offers upgraded common areas and suites. Plantation Corporate Center features ample parking, onsite banking through BB&T, and convenient access to I-595, I-75 and Florida’s Turnpike.

 

Mellex Title Service was represented by Mark Goldstein of Jasper Realty Advisors in the transaction.

 

About Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International

Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International 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 CORFAC International, a global network of independently-owned commercial real estate brokerage firms. The firm’s property management and brokerage services include tenant/landlord and buyer/seller representation; project and construction management; receiverships; agency/project leasing; capital advisory/investment sales; retail services and more. For more information, visit www.bergercommercial.com.

 

About CORFAC International

CORFAC International (Corporate Facility Advisors) is comprised of privately held entrepreneurial firms with expertise in office, industrial and retail real estate leasing and investment sales, multifamily property acquisitions and dispositions, property management and corporate services. In association with global affiliates, CORFAC International has 60 North American offices and 20 offices in global markets. Founded in 1989, CORFAC firms completed more than 11,000 lease and sales transactions totaling approximately 500 million square feet of space valued in excess of $8.5 billion in 2015. For more information on the CORFAC network, call 224.257.4400 or visit www.corfac.com.

 

Berger Commercial Realty Brokers $1 Million Sale of Lauderdale Harbors Shopping Center

October 30th, 2017

Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International Senior Vice President Steve Hyatt recently represented Carbogen Corporation in the $1 million sale of Lauderdale Harbors Shopping Center to Ananda SE 17th, LLC. The two-story, 5,640-square-foot retail building is located at 1051-1057 S.E. 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale.

 

“The buyer liked the property due to its location along the upscale 17th Street corridor and its proximity to the beach, airport and Port Everglades,” Hyatt said. “The new owner intends to renovate the building and lease it to multiple tenants.”

 

Ananda SE 17th, LLC plans to paint the entire exterior of the building and install floor-to-ceiling impact windows and doors and new outdoor LED lights and gutters.

 

The building features three storefront retail bays on the first floor and walk-up professional offices on the second floor. Signage opportunities are available on the front façade.

 

Ananda SE 17th, LLC was represented by Frank Cassacia of The K Company in the transaction.

 

About Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International

Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International 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 CORFAC International, a global network of independently-owned commercial real estate brokerage firms. The firm’s property management and brokerage services include tenant/landlord and buyer/seller representation; project and construction management; receiverships; agency/project leasing; capital advisory/investment sales; retail services and more. For more information, visit www.bergercommercial.com.

Shelby G. Smith III Joins Berger Commercial Realty as Senior Property Manager

October 5th, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (October 4, 2017) – Shelby G. Smith III recently joined Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International as a senior property manager. A designated Real Property Administrator (RPA) and Certified Property Manager (CPM), he brings more than 35 years of commercial real estate management and leasing experience to the team.

 

Smith previously served as president of the property management division at The Fitzgerald Group, where he was responsible for overseeing a property management portfolio consisting of 18 retail centers, 23 industrial warehouses and 27 office buildings. He has represented a diverse array of notable clients including GE Capital, Guardian Bank, MetLife, NationsBank, Travelers Insurance, Highwoods Properties and Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance.

 

“I have known Shelby for a number of years,” said Berger Commercial Realty President Lloyd Berger. “He brings a wealth of experience to our team and will be instrumental in meeting our owners’ objectives.”

 

Smith is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). He served on BOMA’s government affairs committee and helped to mitigate the impacts of legislation affecting property owners in Broward County. He is a native of South Florida and resides in Fort Lauderdale.

 

About Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International

Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International 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 CORFAC International, a global network of independently-owned commercial real estate brokerage firms. The firm’s property management and brokerage services include tenant/landlord and buyer/seller representation; project and construction management; receiverships; agency/project leasing; capital advisory/investment sales; retail services and more. For more information, visit www.bergercommercial.com.

 

About CORFAC International

CORFAC International (Corporate Facility Advisors) is comprised of privately held entrepreneurial firms with expertise in office, industrial and retail real estate leasing and investment sales, multifamily property acquisitions and dispositions, property management and corporate services. In association with global affiliates, CORFAC International has 60 North American offices and 20 offices in global markets. Founded in 1989, CORFAC firms completed more than 11,000 lease and sales transactions totaling approximately 500 million square feet of space valued in excess of $8.5 billion in 2015.

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Brian Batchelder Joins Berger Commercial Realty as Vice President of Brokerage

October 2nd, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (October 2, 2017) – Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International recently welcomed Vice President of Brokerage Brian Batchelder to the team. A Florida licensed real estate broker and South Florida native, Batchelder brings more than 17 years of industry experience to the full service commercial real estate firm. Brian will be based at the firm’s Palm Beach County office, where he will handle leasing assignments totaling 500,000 square-feet of space.

 

Batchelder previously served as vice president at Stiles Realty, where he was responsible for multiple leasing and sales assignments totaling nearly one million square-feet of space. Some of his notable clients include the State of Florida, Allstate Insurance, Office Depot, Kodak, Nationwide Insurance, UAIG and Holy Cross Hospital. Prior to Stiles, Batchelder facilitated more

than $200 million worth of lease and sales transactions at CBRE.

 

“Brian’s successful track record of representing high-profile landlords as well as local companies is a testament to his extensive market knowledge, industry expertise and adaptability,” said Berger Commercial Realty President Lloyd Berger.

Batchelder is a member of NAIOP South Florida and serves on the board of directors for Holiday Park Little League. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Atlantic University and gained proficiency in Spanish at Academia Hispano Americana in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

 

About Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International

Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International 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 CORFAC International, a global network of independently-owned commercial real estate brokerage firms. The firm’s property management and brokerage services include tenant/landlord and buyer/seller representation; project and construction management; receiverships; agency/project leasing; capital advisory/investment sales; retail services and more. For more information, visit www.bergercommercial.com.

 

About CORFAC International

CORFAC International (Corporate Facility Advisors) is comprised of privately held entrepreneurial firms with expertise in office, industrial and retail real estate leasing and investment sales, multifamily property acquisitions and dispositions, property management and corporate services. In association with global affiliates, CORFAC International has 60 North American offices and 20 offices in global markets. Founded in 1989, CORFAC firms completed more than 11,000 lease and sales transactions totaling approximately 500 million square feet of space valued in excess of $8.5 billion in 2015.

Berger Commercial Realty Leases 18,000 Square-Feet at Crystal Park

September 25th, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (September 25, 2017) – Berger Commercial Realty Senior Vice President Keith Graves and Sales Associate John Forman recently leased 18,048 square-feet of industrial space at Crystal Park, a 30,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Pompano Beach.

 

Representing Mancini & Sons, the brokers leased 12,000 square-feet to Fast Cars, Inc. at 1935 and 1939 N.W. 40th Court and 6,048 square-feet to Izzy Group, LLC at 1937 N.W. 40th Court.

 

Located just east of Powerline Road, Crystal Park offers up to 18 feet of clear ceiling height, tilt-wall concrete construction, ample parking, grade-level overhead doors, a contemporary front façade and convenient access to major roads and highways including I-95, Florida’s Turnpike and the Sawgrass Expressway.

 

For more information about Berger Commercial Realty’s leasing services, call 954-358-0900.

 

About Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International

Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International 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 CORFAC International, a global network of independently-owned commercial real estate brokerage firms. The firm’s property management and brokerage services include tenant/landlord and buyer/seller representation; project and construction management; receiverships; agency/project leasing; capital advisory/investment sales; retail services and more. For more information, visit www.bergercommercial.com.

 

About CORFAC International

CORFAC International (Corporate Facility Advisors) is comprised of privately held entrepreneurial firms with expertise in office, industrial and retail real estate leasing and investment sales, multifamily property acquisitions and dispositions, property management and corporate services. In association with global affiliates, CORFAC International has 60 North American offices and 20 offices in global markets. Founded in 1989, CORFAC firms completed more than 11,000 lease and sales transactions totaling approximately 500 million square feet of space valued in excess of $8.5 billion in 2015. For more information on the CORFAC network, call 224.257.4400 or visit www.corfac.com.

Gerald Radtke Joins Berger Commercial Realty as Senior Property Manager

September 20th, 2017

 

 Jerry Radtke

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (September 20, 2017) – Gerald Radtke has joined Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International as Senior Property Manager. With more than 27 years of experience in real estate management, leasing and construction management, Radtke will help oversee the Berger Commercial Realty’s 7 million square-foot property management portfolio.

 

Prior to joining Berger Commercial Realty, Radtke served for four years as property manager at Liberty Property Trust, where he was responsible for the management of two industrial park associations and 17 properties totaling 910,000 square-feet.

 

Over the course of his career, Radtke has managed operational functions and financial reporting for major shopping centers and mixed-use retail complexes including high-profile properties such as CocoWalk in Coconut Gove and Beach Place in Fort Lauderdale, where he oversaw a $1.3 million renovation project at Beach Place.

 

“Jerry’s financial background and diverse analytical capabilities will contribute to our efficient and effective management of various types of commercial real estate and will support our focus on controlling costs and maximizing income for our clients,” said Berger Commercial Realty President Lloyd Berger.

 

A Florida-licensed realtor, Radtke received his bachelor’s degree from Governors State University in 1992.

 

About Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International

Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International 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 CORFAC International, a global network of independently-owned commercial real estate brokerage firms. The firm’s property management and brokerage services include tenant/landlord and buyer/seller representation; project and construction management; receiverships; agency/project leasing; capital advisory/investment sales; retail services and more. For more information, visit www.bergercommercial.com.

 

About CORFAC International

CORFAC International (Corporate Facility Advisors) is comprised of privately held entrepreneurial firms with expertise in office, industrial and retail real estate leasing and investment sales, multifamily property acquisitions and dispositions, property management and corporate services. In association with global affiliates, CORFAC International has 60 North American offices and 20 offices in global markets. Founded in 1989, CORFAC firms completed more than 11,000 lease and sales transactions totaling approximately 500 million square feet of space valued in excess of $8.5 billion in 2015. For more information on the CORFAC network, call 224.257.4400 or visit www.corfac.com.

Berger Commercial Realty Secures Lease for 35,000 Square-Feet at New Bergeron Distribution Center in Pembroke Pines

September 20th, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (September 18, 2017) – Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International recently leased 35,630 square-feet of industrial space to medical devices manufacturer InNeuroCo at the Bergeron Distribution Center, a 173,373-square-foot, class-A distribution and warehouse facility in Pembroke Pines. With construction scheduled for completion this month, the lease is the first to be secured during the property’s preleasing phase.

International Property Group represented InNeuroCo in the transaction and managed the design process for the space.

Bergeron Distribution Center is situated on 9.1 acres of land at the southwest corner of Stirling Road and S.W. 196th Avenue and offers convenient access to I-75, US-27, I-595 and Florida’s Turnpike. The facility features 32-foot ceilings, clearstory windows, ample parking, a truck court, dock and ramp loading, and onsite trailer storage can also be made available. Up to 15 percent of the building can function as office space.

Berger Commercial Realty was awarded the leasing assignment for the Bergeron Distribution Center in October 2016, when Bergeron Family of Companies first broke ground on the property. Senior Vice President Keith Graves and Senior Industrial Broker Associate Greg Milopoulos are the exclusive leasing agents.

“With its strategic location in southwest Broward’s robust industrial market, the Bergeron Distribution Center is attractive to traditional distribution companies as well as product manufacturers like InNeuroCo,” said Milopoulos. “Proximity to major roadways and the ability to accommodate transport vehicles and outdoor storage offer significant advantages over other facilities.”

Bergeron Distribution Center is located within the Bergeron Park of Commerce and Industry, a 300-acre industrial park and development site. Originally conceived by Bergeron Family of Companies CEO ‘Alligator’ Ron Bergeron, Sr. more than 30 years ago, the Bergeron Park of Commerce and Industry has been maintained and expanded by Executive Vice President Lonnie Bergeron and Bergeron Properties and Investment Corporation Vice President Frank Saia. When fully built out, the Park will total approximately 2.2 million square-feet of commercial space suitable for a variety of users.

“With units at the Bergeron Distribution Center starting at 21,950 square-feet, our goal as leasing agents has been to identify sizable tenants that would benefit from all the features the facility has to offer,” said Graves. “The next phase of leasing will begin in October when construction concludes.”

For more information about Berger Commercial Realty’s leasing services, call 954-358-0900.

About Bergeron Family of Companies

Since 1965, few businesses have shaped the landscape of Florida and the lives of its residents more than the Bergeron Family of Companies. As one of the most highly respected and largest site development and roadway contractors in the state, Bergeron has grown communities, expanded commerce and improved commutes – all while protecting Florida’s environmentally sensitive ecosystem. In addition, Bergeron has aided in interstate and international emergency recovery operations, expanded its commercial and industrial real estate offerings, and provided innovative and sustainable solid waste disposal solutions to minimize the amount of solid waste municipalities send to landfills. For more information, visit Bergeroninc.com.

About Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International

Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International 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 CORFAC International, a global network of independently-owned commercial real estate brokerage firms. The firm’s property management and brokerage services include tenant/landlord and buyer/seller representation; project and construction management; receiverships; agency/project leasing; capital advisory/investment sales; retail services and more. For more information, visit www.bergercommercial.com.

About CORFAC International

CORFAC International (Corporate Facility Advisors) is comprised of privately held entrepreneurial firms with expertise in office, industrial and retail real estate leasing and investment sales, multifamily property acquisitions and dispositions, property management and corporate services. In association with global affiliates, CORFAC International has 60 North American offices and 20 offices in global markets. Founded in 1989, CORFAC firms completed more than 11,000 lease and sales transactions totaling approximately 500 million square feet of space valued in excess of $8.5 billion in 2015. For more information on the CORFAC network, call 224.257.4400 or visit www.corfac.com.

 

Happy Labor Day from Berger Commercial Realty!

September 1st, 2017

All of us at Berger Commercial Realty would like to wish you a happy and relaxing Labor Day weekend! While we celebrate with picnics, barbeques, family outings and some much needed rest, our thoughts are with all of the victims of Hurricane Harvey and our colleagues in Houston at our CORFAC International affiliate Boyd Commercial.

 

We would also like to take a moment to honor the millions of American workers whose social and economic achievements have contributed to the strength, prosperity and wellbeing of our nation. While we celebrate the accomplishments of working Americans on Labor Day, each and every day we are grateful for the individuals around the country who strive to make a difference.

 

Here at home, we extend our thanks to all of our diligent team members whose commitment to excellence has propelled our firm to new heights. Have a safe and wonderful Labor Day!