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Anita Panikulam Joins Berger Commercial Realty as Financial Controller

January 29th, 2018

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (January 29, 2017) – Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International recently welcomed Anita Panikulam, a certified public account, to the team. As financial controller, she will oversee the preparation of financial reports, handle budgeting processes and analyze data for the full service brokerage and property management firm.

 

“Anita has an extensive and successful track record of providing consultative financial management and executive-level support to large-scale real estate and property management companies,” said Berger Commercial Realty President Lloyd Berger. “As our firm celebrates its 20th anniversary and continues to expand its leasing and property management portfolio, Anita will be essential for handling our growing financial and accounting requirements.”

 

With more than ten years of experience in providing real estate accounting services, Panikulam joins Berger Commercial Realty from Rialto Capital Management, where she supervised the accounting team and managed finance activities in the real estate and asset management division of Lennar Homes.

 

Additionally, Panikulam previously served as assistant controller at Duke Realty Corporation and offered financial advisement to executives and asset managers for the company’s development, leasing and management portfolio totaling 138 million square-feet of office and industrial space.

 

Panikulam earned her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Kansas. She 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. For more information on the CORFAC network, call 224.257.4400 or visit www.corfac.com.

Lifelong Client Relationships Fuel Berger Commercial Realty’s Growth, Finding the right property is just the first step

January 5th, 2018

According to the 80/20 rule of business development, 80 percent of your business will come from 20 percent of your customers. Whether or not those percentages are 100 percent accurate, the underlying principle speaks to the fact that satisfied clients will turn to you for assistance as their companies evolve over the years and their needs change. Such is the case at Berger Commercial Realty, where the first transaction with a client is typically the beginning – not the end – of a long-term relationship.

 

A company’s requirement for commercial space fluctuates according to the specific needs of its business within the context of broader economic and market conditions.

For instance, in 2014, Senior Vice President Steve Hyatt was hired by Holman Automotive Group to assist with the relocation of Lauderdale MINI, its MINI Cooper dealership and showroom located on Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. After an extensive analysis of Holman’s requirements for the property and its location, Hyatt proposed the purchase and renovation of an existing 38,000-square-foot building featuring a parking garage with 185 spots. With Hyatt’s negotiating expertise, Holman Automotive acquired the property for $3.65 million.

 

The architectural team of Falkanger, Snyder, Martineau and Yates was engaged to design a new, state-of-the-art showroom and sales department consistent with MINI’s corporate standards, which Miller Construction then built. After the $4.3 million renovation, the new, ultra-modern Lauderdale MINI dealership opened at 2125 S. Federal Highway in November 2017.

 

Just a few blocks away, Holman Automotive completed its $15 million BMW and MINI service center, which opened in 2015. Holman Automotive purchased the property in March 2013 for $5.6 million in a deal that was closed by none other than Steve Hyatt.

 

Whether or not the 80/20 rule applies, the key to earning every client’s repeat business is to exceed their expectations for extraordinary service and tailor-made solutions, At Berger Commercial Realty, our clients hire us time and time again, specifically for that reason. We view each brokerage or property management engagement as one chapter in an ongoing relationship.

 

We look forward to serving you in the New Year!

Berger Commercial Realty Leases 23,000 Square-Feet at Enterprise Commerce Center

December 21st, 2017

Brokers John Forman and Keith Graves have brought the property to full occupancy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (December 21, 2017) – Brokers John Forman and Keith Graves of Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International facilitated two leases totaling 22,920 square-feet of industrial space at Enterprise Commerce Center. The property is located at 1500 S. Powerline Road in Deerfield Beach.

 

Representing Mancini & Sons Florida LLC, the brokers leased 15,482 square-feet of space to Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinkler, Inc. and 7,438 square-feet of space to Moving Dudes, LLC. With the transactions, the brokers have brought the property to 100 percent occupancy.

 

Enterprise Commerce Center consists of 30,586 square-feet of office, warehouse and showroom space and offers ample parking, grade-level and dock-high overhead doors, frontage on Powerline Road and convenient access to 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.

 

Berger Commercial Realty Leases 28,000 Square-Feet in Fort Lauderdale

December 21st, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (December 21, 2017) – Brokers at Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International recently completed 28,687 square-feet in lease transactions on behalf of landlords in Fort Lauderdale.

 

Bank United Building

Senior Vice President Keith Graves represented 900 S.E. 3rd Ave., LLC in renewing a lease for 21,533 square-feet of office space to YMCA South Florida, Inc. at the Bank United Building. Located at 900 S.E. 3rd Ave., the 46,695-square-foot office building features a contemporary design and is situated in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale’s central business district. The building offers proximity to I-95, the Fort Lauderdale Tri-Rail station and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.

 

Prospect Park I

Along with Senior Sales Associate Jonathan Thiel, Graves also represented AKF3 SF Light Industrial, LLC in leasing 3,754 square-feet of industrial space to Willcott Engineering, Inc. at Prospect Park I, located at 5251 N.W. 33rd Ave. Prospect Park I is a multi-building business park located within Fort Lauderdale Commerce Center. Strategically situated between I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike at Commercial Boulevard, the 70,874-square-foot office complex offers flexible floorplans, round-the-clock access and proximity to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, the Cypress Creek Tri-Rail station and the Pompano Beach Tri-Rail Station.

 

2601 E. Oakland Park Blvd.

Along with Sales Associate John Forman, Graves also represented 2601 ML Fund, LLC in leasing 3,400 square-feet of office space to Outer Reef Yachts at 2601 E. Oakland Park Blvd. The space is located within a recently renovated six-story, 59,878-square-foot office building that features class-A finishes, ocean views, hurricane impact windows, ample parking and onsite property management.

 

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.

Berger Commercial Realty Secures Kendall Location for Cricket Wireless Retailer

December 19th, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (December 18, 2017) – Optimal Wireless, an authorized Cricket Wireless retailer with business operations throughout the Central and Southeastern United States, is planning to open a new store at Miller Plaza in Miami. The new store will be located at 5697 S.W. 137 Ave.

 

Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International Sales Associate Lawrence Oxenberg negotiated the wireless retailer’s 36-month lease for 1,200 square-feet of retail space with landlord Miller Plaza, Limited.

 

Notable tenants in the shopping center include Firestone, 7-11, Checkers, Rent-a-Center, Subway and others.

 

“Miller Plaza is a high traffic, high visibility shopping center located in the heart of Kendall, a highly desirable location for Optimal Wireless to reach new customers,” said Oxenberg, who also secured locations for the company in Florida City, Homestead and Dania Beach earlier this year.

 

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 or visit www.corfac.com.

 

Berger Commercial Realty Facilitates $3 Million Sale of Flex Building in Tamarac

December 15th, 2017

New owner will use the property to house a world-renowned classic car collection

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (December 15, 2017) – Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International Senior Vice Presidents Keith Graves and St. George Guardabassi recently represented AMC Resorts III, Inc. in the $3 million sale of a 30,656-square-foot office and warehouse building in Tamarac to SLK Invest, LLC.

 

“The building was previously used as a furniture showroom and distribution center by AMC Furniture Liquidators,” Graves said. “The buyer owns one of Sweden’s largest museums of classic American cars and intends to use the property to house part of his collection here in South Florida.”

 

Located at 3705 W. Commercial Blvd., the building is the fourth property the brokers have sold in a six-property portfolio. The exclusive sales listing for the portfolio was awarded to Berger Commercial Realty by AMC Furniture Liquidators, which plans to consolidate operations and relocate within the South Florida market.

 

SLK Invest, LLC was represented by Jonatan Liljeback of Superior Florida Realty 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.

 

Fine Arts Shipping and Storage Provider Cadogan Tate Triples its South Florida Footprint

December 15th, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (December 15, 2017) – Cadogan Tate Miami, a fine arts shipping and storage provider, has tripled its footprint in South Florida.

 

The company leased 31,063 square-feet of warehouse space at Plantation Technology Park, located at 1800 N.W. 66th Ave. in Plantation. Cadogan Tate’s South Florida operations were previously located in Miami.

 

“Cadogan Tate provides storage, installation and shipping services of fine art to collectors, galleries and museums around the world from locations in England, New York City, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Cote d’Azur,” said Judy Dolan, senior vice president of Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International, who represented Plantation Technology Park in the deal along with brokers Keith Graves and Jonathan Thiel. “With South Florida continuing to flourish as a global art hub, the company required a large space with convenient access to ground and air transportation.”

 

Owned by CoFe Fund 1 – Plantation, LLC, Plantation Technology Park is a 96,160 -square-foot flex property near major roadways including Florida’s Turnpike and I-95.

 

Berger Commercial Realty has leased and managed the property since 2012, when Dolan represented CoFe in the $8.85 million purchase of the buildings at 1700-1800 N.W. 66th Avenue.

 

For more information about Plantation Technology Park, call Berger Commercial Realty at 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.

 

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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.