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Berger Commercial Realty Brokers Negotiate Two Leases at the Vista Center in West Palm Beach

December 19th, 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (December 19, 2013) – Berger Commercial Realty, a full service commercial real estate firm based in Fort Lauderdale and serving clients around the state, announced brokers Joseph Byrnes and Greg Milopoulos represented landlord Black Oak Partners, LLC in three office leases at the Vista Center, 2005 Vista Parkway in West Palm Beach.

Palm Beach Real Estate Office, doing business as Keller Williams Realty, signed a new 10-year lease for 7,868 square feet of office space in suite 100; Pinder Troutman Consulting Inc. renewed its lease for 1,189 square feet of office space in suite 111; and GLV Insurance Agency, Inc., doing business as Insurance Express and represented by Charles Carroccio of CBRE, expanded its existing office to 12,611 square feet by adding 2,561 square feet of space in suite 211.

 

About Berger Commercial Realty

Founded in 1998, Berger Commercial Realty is a full service commercial real estate firm.  A local, independent and privately-owned firm, Berger customizes services and adapts to clients’ needs and the ever changing real estate market. Services include brokerage/tenant and buyer representation, property management, agency/project leasing, capital advisory/investment sales, construction/project management, and retail services. The company established a dedicated division, Berger Special Assets, to serve as receiver and enhance the value of distressed properties by providing expert management, leasing and sales representation on behalf of lenders and financial institutions. For more information, visit bergercommercial.com.

Berger Commercial Realty Manages New Office Build for Schneider Electric USA

December 3rd, 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (December 3, 2013)- Full service commercial real estate firm Berger Commercial Realty recently completed a construction management project for Schneider Electric USA’s new office, located at 3330 NW 53rd Street in Fort Lauderdale.

The firm represented landlord SPG Palm Crossings LLC in leasing the 10,665-square-foot space to Schneider Electric USA for a 5-year term, then oversaw the overall space planning and engineering for the complete office build-out. The $450,000 project was permitted and completed in 10 weeks, from overall design and permitting to final closeout.

Berger Commercial Realty’s construction and project management services include long-term planning, competitive bidding, and selection, coordination and management of design, engineering and construction professionals.

“Our staff manages the entire process, operating as a single source of coordination and accountability. Our integrated expertise allows our clients to reach their specific financial and operational objectives, whether it’s a tenant improvement project or extensive redevelopment,” said Berger Commercial Realty President Lloyd Berger. “Each property is different, but our goal is the same: to provide our clients with every opportunity for success throughout the management and construction process.”

 

About Berger Commercial Realty

Founded in 1998, Berger Commercial Realty is a full service commercial real estate firm.  A local, independent and privately-owned firm, Berger customizes services and adapts to clients’ needs and the ever changing real estate market.  Services include brokerage/tenant and buyer representation, property management, agency/project leasing, capital advisory / investment sales, construction/project management, and retail services. The company established a dedicated division, Berger Special Assets, to serve as receiver and enhance the value of distressed properties by providing expert management, leasing and sales representation on behalf of lenders and financial institutions. For more information, visit bergercommercial.com.

Nothing Shows Commitment to Clients More than Broker Cooperation

November 25th, 2013

Most real estate companies claim to have their clients’ best interest at heart, but sometimes their actions speak otherwise. When a firm shares information on listings only with in-house brokers to keep commissions under the same roof, it ultimately hurts the clients they have been hired to help. Exposing a property to all markets is the best way to represent a client’s interest.

That means, in addition to direct target marketing, we work with other local and national real estate brokerage firms to present properties to qualified buyers with the goal of achieving an expedient sale at the right price. Not every firm shares this philosophy.

We have eight brokers at Berger Commercial Realty, but we’ve created a culture that includes reaching out and cooperating with other realty companies on behalf of our clients. We’ve always referred to ourselves as “client-centric,” and that’s what it means.

From the initial listing to the close of a sale, our brokers work diligently with other parties on behalf of our clients. We understand that partnerships and strong working relationships are the keys to success, and we never lose sight of our clients as our number one priority. It is our client-centric approach in all aspects of representation that differentiates us from others who consider us competitors, and we believe this is one of the reasons we are consistently ranked as one of the top commercial real estate brokerages in South Florida by leading publications such as the Daily Business Review and the South Florida Business Journal. 

We’re truly proud of the many long-lasting client/broker relationships we’ve built over the past 15 years.  Please call me any time if you are looking to sell or lease office, multifamily, industrial or retail property. We’ll cast a wide web on your behalf and give you the best service in the market.

 

Lloyd Berger

LBerger@bergercommercial.com

(954) 358-0900

Berger Commercial Realty Hires Team of New Employees to Manage Industrial Portfolio Owned by Seagis Property Group

October 18th, 2013

Berger Commercial Realty, a full service commercial real estate firm based in Fort Lauderdale and serving clients around the state, announced it has hired 12 new employees to manage a portfolio of 4.7 million square feet of industrial space owned by Pennsylvania-based Seagis Property Group.

The new staff members, who were previously employed by Flagler Real Estate and are retaining their former titles, include:

  • Kristen Cigalotti, Accounts Receivable Specialist;
  • Paola Duran, Assistant Property Manager;
  • Alisha Eutsey, Senior Property Manager;
  • Claudia Fajardo, Property Manager;
  • Dolores Guerrero, Property Manager;
  • Mitzi Jordling, Accounts Payable Specialist;
  • Tony Perez, Tenant Improvement and Capital Project Manager;
  • Veronica Perez, Senior Accountant;
  • Ana Pereira, Property Manager;
  • Cindy Rios, Property Manager;
  • Maria Roman, Lease Administrator;
  • Juan Sotolongo, Assistant Property Manager.

They will be based out of the firm’s Miramar office and will oversee 38 flex and industrial properties in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

“We are proud to welcome this team of experienced real estate professionals to the firm,” said Berger Commercial Realty President Lloyd Berger. “Each employee offers  our clients valuable knowledge and expertise, and enhances our reputation as one of South Florida’s premier commercial real estate firms.”

Ranked among the largest commercial  real estate firms in South Florida, Berger Commercial Realty provides comprehensive, cost-effective property management and brokerage services to both institutional and non-institutional owners. For more information, visit bergercommercial.com.

Berger Commercial Realty Launches Fundraising Campaign to Benefit Local Breast Cancer Prevention Program

October 16th, 2013

Firm will make a donation to Holy Cross Hospital’s Partners in Breast Health program for photos posted to Berger Commercial Realty’s Facebook page

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Berger Commercial Realty, a Fort Lauderdale-based commercial real estate firm, is launching a fundraising campaign for Holy Cross Hospital’s Partners in Breast Health program.

The firm will donate $5 to the program for every person who posts a picture of themselves wearing pink to Facebook.com/BergerCommercialRealtyCorp between now and October 31st.

Additionally, the firm has placed pink ribbons on its for-sale and for-lease signs throughout the tri-county area, and will donate $5 to Partners in Breast Health for every person who takes a photo in front of a sign and posts it to the firm’s Facebook page. The firm will donate up to $5,000 total.

Properties featuring the pink-ribbon real estate signs include the Courthouse Law Plaza at 700 S.E. 3rd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, Harbor Place at 1600 S.E. 17th St. in Fort Lauderdale, Plantation Technology Park at 1700 N.W. 66th Ave. in Plantation, and the Vista Center at 2005 Vista Parkway in West Palm Beach, among more than 50 other locations.

“Breast cancer is a disease that touches so many right here in our local community,” said Berger Commercial Realty President Lloyd Berger. “We are donating to Holy Cross Hospital’s Partners in Breast Health program to help reduce cancer deaths among Broward County’s most vulnerable and in-need populations.”

Established in 2011, Holy Cross Hospital’s Partners in Breast Health program aims to improve early cancer diagnosis and access to treatment among underserved communities in Broward County. Since 2011, the program has provided more than 1,500 free diagnostic procedures for women who are at the federal poverty level, and 15 women have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.

“Many of the clients we serve have never had a screening mammogram and may not practice preventative healthcare. Often, breast cancer diagnosis is made late and treatment options are limited especially in uninsured and minority populations,” said Holy Cross Hospital Community Outreach Director Kim Saiswick, RN. “The Partners in Breast Health program works to remove many of the barriers individuals may have to accessing health care by providing healthcare in the community at convenient times and locations.”

For more information about the Partners in Breast Health program, visit holy-cross.com/partners-breast-health.

BCRC Broker Steve Hyatt Negotiates $14.75 Million Deal for AutoNation

September 27th, 2013

 Berger Commercial Realty broker Steve Hyatt recently represented BD & D Investment Company, LLC in the $14.75 million sale of a 15.85-acre auto dealership property, located at 8252 South Broadway in Littleton, Colo., to AutoNation, which had been previously leasing the property.

This is the third transaction Hyatt completed for dealership group BD & D Investment Company, which hired him to handle the disposition of several automotive properties across the country. In 2012, he closed the $8.425 million sale of a 4.2-acre property in Bellevue, Wash., including a 34,000-square-foot automobile dealership leased to AutoNation, and in 2011, he closed the $6 million sale of a 7.2-acre automotive dealership site in the Denver area to CarMax Auto Superstores.

Hyatt specializes in automotive real estate. He currently represents several of the largest dealership groups in South Florida, including  brands such as Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Toyota and Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge. He is active in investment sales and continues to work with and meet the real estate needs of numerous automotive retailers and automobile manufacturers across the country.

Prior to his role as Senior Vice President at Berger Commercial Realty, Hyatt served as Vice President of Corporate  Development at AutoNation from 1996 through 2008, where he was responsible for the acquisition and/or disposition of more than 175 automobile dealerships in 17 states.

About Berger Commercial Realty

Founded in 1998, Berger Commercial Realty is a full service commercial real estate firm.  A local, independent and privately-owned firm, Berger can customize services and adapt to clients needs and the ever changing real estate market.  Services include brokerage/tenant and buyer representation, property management, agency/project leasing, capital advisory / investment sales, construction/project management, and retail services. The company established a dedicated division, Berger Special Assets, to serve as receiver and enhance the value of distressed properties by providing expert management, leasing and sales representation on behalf of lenders and financial institutions. For more information, visit bergercommercial.com.

South Florida Business Journal Ranks Berger Commercial Realty Among Top Commercial Property Management Firms

September 20th, 2013

The team at Berger Commercial Realty is pleased to share that the South Florida Business Journal has ranked us among the top commercial property management firms in the tri-county area.

In the newspaper’s September 5th edition, South Florida Business Journal Research Director Gilberto Medina noted our past year’s success, saying, “Berger Commercial Realty Corp. made an impressive jump from No. 24 last year to No. 11 this year, increasing space under its management by 4,740,614 square feet.”

This increase over 2012 is due in part to our new management assignment with Seagis Property Group, a Pennsylvania-based owner of industrial real estate in South Florida.

Seeking a regional, independently owned real estate firm with in-depth knowledge of the local market and highly effective management expertise, Seagis hired our property management team to manage a  portfolio of 38 flex and industrial properties totaling approximately 2.7 million square feet of space in Miami-Dade County and 2 million square feet of space in Broward County.

In addition to Seagis, notable properties we manage include the Vista Design Center, a 41,899-square-foot office building in West Palm Beach; the Merrill Industrial Center, a  135,000-square-foot warehouse in Fort Lauderdale; and Doral @ 25th, a 300,000-square-foot distribution center in Miami, among a healthy mix of office, retail, multifamily and industrial real estate under our management.

We are proud to provide comprehensive, cost-effective property management, receivership and brokerage services to both institutional clients and non-institutional owners alike. To learn more about how we can meet your commercial real estate needs, call us at 954-358-0900.

Berger Commercial Realty Negotiates $1.3 Million Land Purchase for CAMM Educational Enterprises

September 13th, 2013

Berger Commercial Realty Vice President Judy Dolan recently represented CAMM Educational Enterprises, Inc. in the $1.3 million purchase of land, located at 120 N.W. 7th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, from Lauderdale Land & Finance Co. & TAB Partnership.

The purchase consists of seven contiguous lots, previously used as a car dealership, totaling 49,000 square feet. CAMM Educational Enterprises plans to open a 10,800-square-foot child care learning center named New River Child Care/Learning Center on the site.

The company currently operates under the name Tutor Time at 100 S.E. 3rd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, which is half a mile away from the new school. They have been in that location for the past 19 years.

“Tutor Time is a popular childcare option for many parents who live and work in the downtown Fort Lauderdale area,” Dolan said. “This new site offers space for growth and excellent, first-class amenities and will be a convenient location for new and current clients alike.”

Coldwell Banker Commercial in Boca Raton represented Lauderdale Land & Finance Co. & TAB Partnership in the deal.

About Berger Commercial Realty

Founded in 1998, Berger Commercial Realty is a full service commercial real estate firm.  A local, independent and privately-owned firm, Berger can customize services and adapt to clients needs and the ever changing real estate market.  Services include brokerage/tenant and buyer representation, property management, agency/project leasing, capital advisory / investment sales, construction/project management, and retail services. The company established a dedicated division, Berger Special Assets, to serve as receiver and enhance the value of distressed properties by providing expert management, leasing and sales representation on behalf of lenders and financial institutions. For more information, visit bergercommercial.com.

 

Berger Commercial Realty Brokers Close Eight Leases at Oakland Commerce Center

August 15th, 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (August 14, 2013) – Berger Commercial Realty, a full service commercial real estate firm based in Fort Lauderdale and serving clients around the state, announced brokers Judy Dolan, Keith Graves and Greg Milopoulos closed four new leases and four lease renewals of flex/office space at the Oakland Commerce Center in Oakland Park.

 

Dolan, Graves and Milopoulos represented landlord Oakland Center Associates, LTD in news leases of:

  • 1,098 square feet in suite  403 at 3317 N.W. 10th Terrace to Little Steps Rehabilitation Clinic, Inc.;
  • 1,360 square feet in suite 1103 at 3409 N. Powerline Road to Powermellon LLC;
  • 1,956 square feet in suite 605 at 3223 N.W. 10th Terrace to VEI Development, Inc.;
  • and 2,520 square feet in suite 601 at 3223 N.W. 10th Terrace to Sunshine Legal Copy Service, Inc., doing business as Alternative Legal.

The three brokers also represented Oakland Center Associates, LTD in the lease renewals of:

  • 830 square feet in suite 803 at 3403 N. Powerline Road to E-Notaries.net Association, Inc.;
  • 1,063 square feet in suite 1201 at 3405 NW 9th Avenue to Claire Cubbin, Esq.;
  • 1,396 square feet in suite 103 at 3115 N.W. 10th Terrace to Florida Capital Bank;
  • and 3,244 square feet in suite 602/603 at 3223 N.W. 10th Terrace to Deliver The Dream, Inc.

About Berger Commercial Realty

Founded in 1998, Berger Commercial Realty is a full service commercial real estate firm.  A local, independent and privately-owned firm, Berger customizes services and adapts to clients’ needs and the ever changing real estate market.  Services include brokerage/tenant and buyer representation, property management, agency/project leasing, capital advisory / investment sales, construction/project management, and retail services. The company established a dedicated division, Berger Special Assets, to serve as receiver and enhance the value of distressed properties by providing expert management, leasing and sales representation on behalf of lenders and financial institutions. For more information, visit bergercommercial.com

BCRC Oversees Construction of New Facility in Lauderdale Lakes for the Florida Department of Corrections

July 22nd, 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (July 22, 2013) – Berger Commercial Realty, a full service commercial real estate firm based in Fort Lauderdale and serving clients around the state, recently managed construction of the Florida Department of Corrections’ new 5,855-square-foot facility in Lauderdale Lakes.

The firm’s construction management team oversaw the build-out of the facility, located at 3714 W. Oakland Park Blvd., which will be used as offices for the department’s probation and parole division.

The firm also has managed construction projects for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles; the Records, Taxes and Treasury division of Broward County; and the U.S. Department of Defense.

 

About Berger Commercial Realty

Founded in 1998, Berger Commercial Realty is a full service commercial real estate firm.  A local, independent and privately-owned firm, Berger customizes services and adapts to clients’ needs and the ever changing real estate market.  Services include brokerage/tenant and buyer representation, property management, agency/project leasing, capital advisory / investment sales, construction/project management, and retail services. The company established a dedicated division, Berger Special Assets, to serve as receiver and enhance the value of distressed properties by providing expert management, leasing and sales representation on behalf of lenders and financial institutions. For more information, visit bergercommercial.com.