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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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October 2nd, 2017

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!

 

Berger Commercial Realty Recognized by South Florida Business Journal as Top Brokerage and Property Management Firm

September 1st, 2017

We are excited to announce that Berger Commercial Realty, one of South Florida’s only truly independent commercial real estate firms, has once again been listed by the South Florida Business Journal among the Top Property Management Firms and Top Commercial Real Estate Brokerages in South Florida!

 

Top Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Firm

Ranked by the dollar volume of sales and leases, our firm was listed among the Top 25 Commercial Real Estate Brokerages in South Florida with $128.94 million in transactions completed last year. From our offices in Fort Lauderdale, Miramar and Boynton Beach, our talented team of brokers sold and leased a total of 2.16 million square-feet of commercial space.

 

Top Commercial Property Management Firm

Ranked by square-feet of rentable commercial space managed, Berger Commercial Realty ranked eighth among the Top 25 Commercial Property Management Firms. With a property management portfolio of 7.14 million square-feet, this is the fifth consecutive year that Berger Commercial Realty has been recognized among the top commercial property management firms, with a five percent increase in space managed since 2013.

 

In such a competitive industry, these distinctions are a testament to our team’s tireless and extensive efforts to successfully lease, sell and manage commercial property for clients. By focusing on the individual needs of our clients, delivering tailor-made solutions, and providing the highest level of customer service, our firm continues to exceed client expectations and attract new and repeat business. Through our client-centric approach, Berger Commercial Realty has become one of the most respected, privately-owned commercial real estate brokerage and management firms in Florida.

 

We extend our congratulations to all the organizations included on these lists, many of which we work with to facilitate commercial real estate transactions while representing different parties. We also thank all of our team members whose hard work contributed to these achievements and look forward to working our way onto next year’s lists!

Berger Commercial Realty Secures 21,000 Square-Feet in Lease Transactions for Landlords in Palm Beach County

July 19th, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (July 19, 2017) – Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International Senior Vice President Joseph Byrnes and Broker Associate Robert Dabrowski recently secured 21,739 square-feet in lease transactions on behalf of landlords in Palm Beach County. 

Woolbright Corporate Center

At Woolbright Corporate Center, Byrnes and Dabrowski represented Congress Properties & Investments, LLC in:

  • the lease expansion of 16,648 square-feet of office space to VITAS Healthcare Corporation;
  • the lease expansion of 3,364 square-feet of office space to Palm Beach Software Design, Inc.;
  • the new lease of 640 square-feet of office space to E-Cloud Consulting and Software Solutions.

Located at 1901 and 1903 S. Congress Ave. in Boynton Beach, Woolbright Corporate Center consists of two four-story office buildings totaling 98,887 square-feet of space. Currently 84 percent occupied, Woolbright Corporate Center offers ample parking, professional onsite management and maintenance, individual A/C units in each suite and signage opportunities.

 

“Since 2011, Palm Beach Software Design has expanded from 1,947 square-feet to 3,364 square-feet,” Byrnes said. “Additionally, VITAS originally occupied just 1,179 square-feet when it first moved to the property in 2003. The company has now expanded to cover the entire fourth floor of building 1901.”

 

Woolbright Professional Building

Additionally, the brokers represented Woolbright Properties & Investments, LLC in the lease renewal of 1,087 square-feet of office space to US Standard Products Corp. at the Woolbright Professional Building, located at 2240 W. Woolbright Road in Boynton Beach. The Woolbright Professional Building is a 76,640-square-foot, class-A office building located just off of I-95 on the south side of Woolbright Road just east of Congress Avenue. The building features ample parking, round-the-clock access, signage opportunities and onsite management and is currently 90 percent occupied.

 

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 visit www.corfac.com.

Berger Commercial Realty Secures Third Florida Location for Noire the Nail Bar

July 17th, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (July 17, 2017) – Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International Sales Associate Lawrence Oxenberg represented Noire the Nail Bar USA, LLC in leasing 2,080 square-feet of retail space from Pappas & Pupello Development, LLC at 4001 W. Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa.

 

Noire the Nail Bar is a luxury salon offering manicures, pedicures, eyelash extensions, facials, body waxing and massages.

 

“Noire the Nail Bar operates a growing group of luxury nail bars throughout the United States,” said Oxenberg, who has secured locations for the company in Miami, Seminole, and now Tampa. “Noire is undergoing particularly rapid expansion in the Central Florida region, which will see several more stores popping up in the next few months.”

 

Optimal Wireless

Oxenberg also represented Optimal Wireless, LLC in leasing 1,000 square-feet of retail space from Florida City Associates, LLC at 327 West Palm Dr. in Florida City. Optimal Wireless is an authorized Cricket Wireless retailer with business operations throughout the Central and Southeastern United States.

 

For more information about Berger Commercial Realty’s tenant representation 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 visit www.corfac.com.