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Joe Ragonese answers: What does it mean when a building is LEED certified?

June 23rd, 2016

A LEED certified building has either been developed or undergone significant improvements utilizing green features which allow for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of health cost effective buildings. Lead certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants while promoting renewable clean energy.

St. George Guardabassi answers: Can you provide an estimate of what my commercial building is worth today?

June 21st, 2016

Berger Commercial is able to provide an estimate of the value of your property. It’s because we’re in the market every day, we’re negotiating with landlords for buyers and the sellers of properties, and we know what the market value of a property is. We also use an analytical approach, we look at comparable sales of properties nearby, going back one to two years, we also look at the income and expense of the property to determine the return on investment, and finally we’ll look at the cost approach of the property to determine what it would cost to rebuild a building on that property. We take all that together with our knowledge in the market, being in the trenches every day, combine all that, and we give you an estimate of the value of your property in today’s market.

Gina Yehuda answers: What is flex space?

June 16th, 2016

Select space is a term commonly used to describe industrial space. It’s comprised of unconditioned warehouse space, and an office or showroom that is typically more than 10% of the entire space.

Steve Hyatt answers: Now that I hired a broker, what should I expect from him or her?

June 14th, 2016

I would say the first thing to look for is to have an open and honest assessment of the owner’s property. You go in, you tell them what you think it’s worth, what you think are the positives and negatives, and how best to position the property in the marketplace. After that, then you would go through a creative marketing plan. It can’t just be cookie cutter. It has to be specific to that property. I would go with what makes it unique. What’s that pool of buyers? Who’s going to be the most logical client for that property? After that, you come up with a dedicated marketing plan, you follow up on that marketing plan, and you have open and honest communication with that owner on all tours, inquiries, results, either monthly or in the interim, depending on the property and depending on what the owner’s wishes are. At the end of the day, you also have to have flexibility. If the property, if it’s not working, your marketing plan needs to change, you need to have that conversation with your owner.

Berger Commercial Realty Leases Nearly 25,000 Square Feet At Enterprise Commerce Center

June 14th, 2016

1901 Green Road

Berger Commercial Realty brokers John Forman and Keith Graves recently represented Mancini & Sons Florida #2, LLC in leasing 24,971 square-feet of space to tenants in two buildings at the Enterprise Commerce Center in Deerfield Beach.

At 1901 Green Road, the brokers leased 9,820 square feet of industrial space to Magellan Aircraft Services, LLLP in bay F and 9,290 square feet of industrial space to Sinobec Resources, LLC in bay E.

Located within minutes of I-95, Florida’s Turnpike and the Sawgrass Expressway, the 76,381-square-foot building offers frontage on Wiles Road, wrap-around glass front facades, 24-foot ceilings and tilt-wall concrete construction.

Within the 19,620-square-foot Enterprise Commerce Center building at 5051 N.W. 13th Avenue, less than one mile east of its larger counterpart, the brokers leased 5,861 square-feet of industrial space to Boca Health & Fitness, LLC in bays A, B and C. The class A warehouse and flex property features ample parking, 18-foot ceilings, glass front facades and overhead drive-in shipping doors.

Tim Hackett answers: How does Berger Commercial Realty charge for property management services?

June 9th, 2016

Property management services are negotiated between the landlord and Berger Commercial. It’s typically a predetermined percentage of the rents collected at the property.

Robert Dabrowski answers: What is an environmental site assessment?

June 7th, 2016

Environment site assessment is a report that’s for real estate holdings that identified an existing or potential contamination liabilities. This analysis is also called an ESA and it addresses the underlying condition of the land and the improvements of the property. There’s also many different phases that can be done.

Berger Commercial Closes $27 Million Sale Of Lauderdale Marketplace

June 2nd, 2016
Shopping center in Broward

Lauderdale Marketplace shopping plaza

Berger Commercial Realty President Lloyd Berger and Senior Vice President Joe Byrnes represented Austin Forman and William Murphy ofLauderdale Marketplace Investments, LLC in the $27 million sale of Lauderdale Marketplace to Meir Benzakenof Exclusive Management and Properties, Inc. (EMPI).

The transaction closed on May 26.

The 265,000-square-foot retail property sits on a 30-acre lot at the southeast corner of Oakland Park Boulevard and North State Road 7 in Lauderdale Lakes.

In addition to closing the sale, Berger Commercial Realty also was retained by EMPI to manage and lease the property.

Current tenants include Broward Health, YouFit Health Club, Davita Dialysis, Papa John’s, the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Veteran Affairs, and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

“Joe and I have represented Lauderdale Marketplace since the late 1990s,” Lloyd Berger said. “The property is located at the center of the densest population in Broward County and receives some of the highest traffic counts in the region. EMPI plans to capitalize on the property’s credit tenants and enhance the property over the coming months. This is a great long term opportunity for EMPI and we are excited to be retained for leasing and property management.”

Michael Withrow answers: “What is a gross lease?”

June 2nd, 2016

A gross lease is as a tenant you’re paying a single dollar amount. Usually, the landlord has already factored in the operating expenses into that. From a tenant perspective, it’s good because you know what your rate is going to be every month of your lease. From a landlord perspective, it’s a gamble because you’re estimating what your recoveries are going to be or your expenses rather, what those are going to be, and you’re hoping that you hit your mark.

Roxanne Collins answers “What is Base Rent?”

May 31st, 2016

Base rent is the minimum amount due each month that’s stipulated in your lease document or any negotiation that you have directly with your landlord. There would be additional rent stipulated in your lease outside of the base rent.