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Berger Commercial Realty Hires New Human Resources Manager

August 5th, 2015

Michele Carrasco to oversee HR across the firm’s three offices


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (August 5, 2015) – Berger Commercial Realty, a full-service commercial real estate firm based in South Florida, announced that Michele Carrasco has joined the team as human resources manager.

With more than 20 years of senior-level human resources experience, Carrasco joins Berger Commercial from Allegiance Home Health in Boca Raton, where she was director of HR. Previously, she held human resources managerial positions in Colorado at ADP TotalSource and the Embassy Suites Hotel. Fluent in English and Spanish, Carrasco began her career in HR in 1994 as an administrator of fleet personnel for Renaissance Cruises.

In her new position as human resources manager at Berger Commercial Realty, Carrasco will oversee the administration of HR activities and protocols including recruitment, compensation, training, personnel policies, and regulatory compliance at the firm’s offices in Fort Lauderdale, Miramar, and Palm Beach County. She will be based in Fort Lauderdale.

“Michele’s position is an important addition to our organization,” said Berger Commercial Realty President Lloyd Berger. “Her diverse background and thorough knowledge of HR policies and protocols are an asset to our firm, and we are pleased to welcome Michele to our team.”

Carrasco earned her Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. in 1989. She currently resides in Lighthouse Point.

Berger Commercial Realty Announces Three New Leasing and Management Assignments Totaling More Than 282,000 Square-Feet of Space

August 2nd, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.- Berger Commercial Realty, a full service commercial real estate firm based in South Florida, recently acquired three new leasing and management assignments for properties in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

“We are pleased to take on the leasing and management responsibilities for these three properties and look forward to enhancing the value of each asset through rental price optimization, proven marketing strategies, and efficient operation,” said Berger Commercial Realty President Lloyd Berger.


Cypress Creek Tower
Located at 800 W. Cypress Creek Road in the Cypress Creek office submarket of Fort Lauderdale, Cypress Creek Tower will be exclusively leased by Berger Commercial Realty brokers Keith Graves and Jonathan Thiel and will be managed by property manager Wendy Collins.

The class B building, which is 75 percent occupied, includes 62,000 square-feet of office space and stands five stories tall. It features an onsite banking facility, a computerized energy management system, and is within minutes of I-95, Florida’s Turnpike and the Cypress Creek Tri-Rail Station.

The building was recently acquired by COLE International Investments, LLC, a Delaware-based company. Berger Commercial Realty also leases and manages two other assets owned by COLE.


Executive Airport Business Center
Recently acquired by CP Highlands Fund, the Executive Airport Business Center includes 73,130 square-feet of single-story office, industrial and flex space located at 5101 N.W. 21st Ave. in Fort Lauderdale.

Situated on more than six acres of land, the property consists of two buildings adjacent to a lake and small wooded area. It is located southwest of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and just north of Commercial Boulevard.

CP Highlands Fund selected Berger Commercial Realty after a thorough and lengthy bidding process. Brokers Judy Dolan and  Jonathan Thiel will be responsible for leasing the property and Wendy Collins will manage it.


Okeechobee Industrial Park
Okeechobee Industrial Park consists of 11 one-story buildings totaling 175,000 square-feet of industrial and flex space. The 13.25-acre industrial property is located at 1550 Latham Road in West Palm Beach and is within minutes of I-95, US-98 and Palm Beach International Airport.

The property, acquired by FM Capital, will be managed by Berger Commercial Realty from its Palm Beach office. Broker Robert Dabrowski will be responsible for leasing and property manager Claudia Fajardo will handle management. Fajardo is moving from Berger Commercial’s Miramar office to manage the industrial park and assist with the firm’s current Palm Beach County-based portfolio.

Berger Commercial Realty Closes Three Sales Totaling More Than $10 Million

July 26th, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Berger Commercial Realty, a full service commercial real estate firm based in South Florida, recently closed the sales of three properties for a total of more than $10 million.

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Taft Office Complex Building

Berger Commercial Realty Vice President Joseph Byrnes represented Poal Wk Taft, LLC in the $6.1 million sale of 6565 Taft Street in Hollywood. The four-story, 50,000-square-foot office building is the last and largest of nine office buildings to be sold from the Taft Office Complex, which spans several blocks from 6363 to 6565 Taft St.    Built in the late 1980s, the building is currently 90 percent occupied. Infinity Insurance, City College, and the United States government are key tenants.   “This asset drew a great deal of interest from the moment we put it on the market. A contract for the sale was secured in less than 60 days,” Byrnes said. “With well designed floor plans and abundant parking, the property has and will continue to have high-quality tenants with long-term leases.”


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Gateway Industrial Center

Berger Commercial Realty President Lloyd Berger and broker Keith Graves represented 6500 NW 15th Ave., LLC in selling the Gateway Industrial Center to Gateway Park Holdings, LLC, represented by Alan Levy of Levy Realty Advisors. The property, which includes 28,150 square-feet of warehouse space, sold for $2.1 million.   Located at 6500 NW 15th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, the Gateway Industrial Center features grade-level and dock-high loading, clear ceiling heights of 19 feet, three-phase power and ample parking. It is located in the heart of South Florida’s tri-county market within minutes of Florida’s Turnpike, I-95 and Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.   “This sale is representative of continued interest in well positioned industrial properties in Broward County,” Berger said. “Location-savvy investors see a property like the Gateway Industrial Center as an ideal market-entry acquisition or a promising addition to an existing portfolio.”


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Andrews Office Centre

Berger Commercial Realty Broker Associate Roxanna Collins represented South Andrews Investments, LLC in purchasing the Andrews Office Centre from Fort Lauderdale Investments. Located at 1777 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, the 13,000-square-foot property sold for $2.2 million.   The three-story office building, built in 1981, is within minutes of downtown Fort Lauderdale, Broward General Hospital, the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, and Port Everglades.   The building features professional tenants, ample parking and easy access to multiple forms of public transportation. It is situated just south of S.E. 17th Street on a future New Wave Streetcar route.

Berger Commercial Realty Negotiates $2.55 Million Sale of Deerfield Beach Industrial Property

July 23rd, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (July 22, 2015) – Brokers Joseph Byrnes and Greg Milopoulos of Berger Commercial Realty recently represented landlord Stream Asset Holdings, LLC in selling a redevelopment opportunity in Deerfield Beach. The property sold for $2.55 million to Stor-All 2nd Ave., LLC. Stor-All 2nd Ave. LLC plans to redevelop the site to accommodate a self-storage facility and other mixed-use properties.

Formerly known as Deerfield Builders Supply, the property was a family-owned and operated lumberyard and rebar plant for 66 years.

“We feel this asset was a great acquisition for Stor-All in a market with virtually no REO opportunities remaining” said Milopoulos. “Both parties were great to work with through this process and we look forward to seeing the project get started.”

Located at 77 S.E. 2nd Ave. on the southeast corner of Hillsboro Blvd. and Dixie Highway, the five-acre property features secured gating with multiple access points, direct rail access via a private 11-car rail spur, close proximity to major roads and highways, and several onsite warehouses totaling 45,000 square-feet of industrial space.

Berger Commercial Realty Retained as Sales Agent of Lauderdale Marketplace

July 17th, 2015

Lauderdale Marketplace PictureThree-building retail property in Lauderdale Lakes listed for $32 million

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (July 17, 2015) – Berger Commercial Realty has been retained as the exclusive agent for the sale of Lauderdale Marketplace, a three-building retail property in Lauderdale Lakes listed for $32 million.

Owned by Lauderdale Marketplace Investments, LLC, notable tenants include Broward Health, YouFit Health Club, Humana, Davita Dialysis, Papa John’s, the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Veteran Affairs, and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The property is 87 percent leased.

“Stability is a key feature of this property with most tenants on long-term leases,” said Berger Commercial Realty Vice President Joseph Byrnes, who has served as the property’s exclusive leasing agent for years. “The property’s functional and versatile building design, abundant parking, and convenient, central location have created a history of stable occupancy and quality tenants over the years.”

Lauderdale Marketplace is located on almost 30 acres of land on the southeast corner of Oakland Park Boulevard and State Road 7, a short distance from I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike. It was originally built in 1986 and 1987.

“In addition to its stable tenant mix, Lauderdale Marketplace also provides an excellent

long-term opportunity to redevelop the entire site as a multi-purpose city center,” Byrnes added. “The areas of central and western Broward County are experiencing a boom right now, and Lauderdale Marketplace offers a prime location for further growth.”

For more information about Lauderdale Marketplace, call 954.358.0900 or visit BergerCommercial.com.

Berger Commercial Realty Brokers Close Four Transactions In Broward and Palm Beach Counties

July 8th, 2015

Berger Commercial Realty brokers Annette Rey Bishop, Judy Dolan, Keith Graves, Greg Milopoulos and Jonathan Thiel recently closed four leases totaling more than 16,000 square-feet of space in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Dolan and Milopoulos represented landlord GA 4711 N. Australian Avenue, LLC for the new lease of 1,532 square-feet of warehouse space in Mangonia Park to Safety 1st Playgrounds, Inc. The property, known as Mangonia Business Park, features tilt-wall construction, impact glass, large overhead grade-level doors, 18-foot ceilings, and ample parking. It is located at 4711 N. Australian Ave. just north of 45th St. and west of US 1.

Dolan also represented landlord 1936-1938 Hollywood, LLC for the new lease of 3,500 square-feet of office space to Evergreen Sweeteners. The class C office building was built in 1947 and is in the heart of Hollywood’s Central Business District. The property is located at 1936 Hollywood Blvd., just west of Young Circle.

Dolan, Graves and Thiel represented landlord CoFe Fund 1-Plantation, LLC for a new lease of 4,498 square-feet of office space to BrightStar Credit Union. The suite is within Plantation Technology Park located at 1700 N.W. 66th Ave. in Plantation. The property includes a renovated lobby and common area, direct access to suites from the parking area, a campus-like setting and abundant parking.

Bishop and Dolan closed a renewal/expansion lease on behalf of landlord 2019-2030 Hollywood, LLC for 7,295 square-feet of retail space to Tardes Calenas Bar Restaurant. The property is located at 2025 A-B Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood.

Resolve Marine Group Purchases Harbor Place Building in Fort Lauderdale For $8.9 Million in Deal Brokered by Berger Commercial Realty

June 4th, 2015



FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (June 4, 2015) – . Judy Dolan and St. George Guardabassi of Berger Commercial Realty represented Resolve Marine Group in the purchase of the 36,000 square foot Harbor Place office building at 1600 SE 17th Street causeway office building for $8.9 million. Lloyd Berger and Keith Graves, also of Berger Commercial Realty, represented the seller.

Resolve Marine Group retained the commercial real estate firm to lease and manage the building. Dolan and Guardabassi will serve as the property’s exclusive leasing agents, and Raquel Monge, a senior property manager at the firm, will oversee the management and operations of the building.

Dolan and Guardabassi have represented Resolve in a number of real estate transactions over the past five years, including the company’s original 2012 lease at Harbor Place. The brokers also represented Resolve in the purchase of:

  • the company’s corporate headquarters building at 1510 S.E. 17th St.;
  • property in Port Everglades for the expansion of the company’s salvage business;
  • And an 11,709-square-foot office building for $4 million from Ardell Marina, Inc. in 2014. That building is located at 1550 S.E. 17th St., directly in between Harbor Place and Resolve’s corporate headquarters.

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.

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.