Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Berger Commercial Realty Honored by Industry Leader CoStar as a Top Leasing and Sales Firm in Broward County: Brokers Joseph Byrnes and Keith Graves also receive awards

Joseph Byrnes

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (April 30, 2014) – Berger Commercial Realty, a full service commercial real estate firm based in Fort Lauderdale, announced it has earned two CoStar Power Broker Awards as a Top Leasing Firm in Broward County and as a Top Sales Firm in Broward County for the firm's volume of sales and leasing transactions in 2013. It is the seventh time the firm has won the annual awards.

Additionally, Berger Commercial Vice President Joseph Byrnes and Berger Commercial Principal Keith Graves won CoStar Power Broker Awards as  Top Leasing Brokers.
CoStar annually tallies commercial real estate sales and lease transactions to determine the winners of the prestigious CoStar Power Broker Awards, presented to firms and brokers who closed the highest transaction volume in commercial property sales and leases in their respective markets.

"As the largest provider of information and analytics for the commercial real estate industry, CoStar is uniquely qualified to rank and recognize the most active firms and individual dealmakers in the South Florida region," said Berger Commercial Realty President Lloyd Berger. "We saw a great deal of activity in 2013 and these CoStar awards reflect that."

Keith Graves
This is the eighth year Byrnes has received a CoStar Power Broker Award. A leasing specialist who represents more than 800,000 square feet of office, industrial and retail space, Byrnes is a member of the Broward Economic Development Board and a past member of the Commercial Industrial Real Estate Broker Association, for which he served as president from 2005 through 2010.
This is the second consecutive year that Graves has received a CoStar Power Broker Award. He has more than 25 years of experience in South Florida's commercial real estate market and a long history of transactions including industrial, office, land and retail. Graves holds a Professional Designation of Real Property Administrator (RPA) from BOMI International and is a member of NAIOP's South Florida Chapter and the Realtors Commercial Alliance of Miami.

Both Byrnes and Graves have received Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designations from the CCIM Institute, a leading commercial real estate association that recognizes experts in the commercial and investment real estate industry.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Marielle Sologuren
Pierson Grant Public Relations
(954) 776-1999, ext. 226

Demand for Density Meets Demolition Strategy at New JLL Office Listing in Tempe, AZ

Tempe 10/60 Corporate Center                                                                                                             (formerly known as Corporate Fountains)                                                                                          is located at 4415 – 4625 South Wendler Drive in Tempe,                                                                  alongside Interstate 10 and just south of the I-10/SR-60                                                                            (Superstition Freeway).

Dave Seeger
PHOENIX, AZ, April 30, 2014 – Greenlaw Partners and The Broe Group have selected the Phoenix office of JLL to market a 90,000-square-foot office project in Tempe, Ariz., where the demand for high density space spurred demolition of a portion of the complex in exchange for a higher parking ratio.

 Greenlaw Partners and The Broe Group purchased the project for $3.5 million.

Tempe 10/60 Corporate Center (formerly known as Corporate Fountains) is located at 4415 – 4625 South Wendler Dr. in Tempe, alongside Interstate 10 and just south of the I-10/SR-60 (Superstition Freeway).

The project originally totalled 110,000 square feet in two 45,000-square-foot, two-story buildings and one 20,000-square-foot, single-story building. 

Upon review of the property, Greenlaw and The Broe Group recognized the opportunity to add value to its investment through a number of key physical changes.

San Filippo, partner at Greenlaw Partners. “JLL is a great choice to market this asset in that they are a strategic partner in effectively positioning creative opportunities such as Tempe 10/60 Corporate Center. Phoenix has a lot of value-add opportunity and it will be a market where we look to remain active.”

“Going to this length to create a high density environment underscores Phoenix’s demand for this type of space,” said JLL Managing Director Dave Seeger, who is marketing Tempe 10/60 Corporate Center with JLL colleague and Managing Director Karsten Peterson. “A parking ratio of 4:1,000 or 5:1,000 is good, and 6:1,000 is great, but a ratio of 7:1,000 is outstanding.”

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For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Stacey Hershauer
Marketing & Public Relations
(480) 600-0195

Atlanta's “Commercial Real Estate Show” Launches New Website

Michael Bull

 ATLANTA, GA – The insightful analysis and enlightening discussions that mark the nationally syndicated “Commercial Real Estate Show” program aren’t just limited to terrestrial radio.

More than ever before, the discussions are easily accessible online, thanks to the show’s new website, The new site features a sleek modern design that offers users an interactive and content-rich experience.

 Site visitors are able to access a vast array of content in almost every medium. Fans can choose to watch videos, listen to show podcasts or read blogs about commercial real estate and business-related topics.

The show has become popular around the country for informative market updates and forecasts on most real-estate sectors. Visitors can also learn about trending business topics like crowd funding, social media, tax credits and effective tenant strategies.

The redesign also features the recently launched “Ask Michael Bull” video series. Each business day, in a short video, the show’s host answers a question submitted by show listeners in the website’s “Answers” section. Like the videos, podcasts and blogs, the questions are easy to peruse for topics of interest.

The redesigned website marks another exciting chapter in the growth of the “Commercial Real Estate Show.”

“The show has undergone some significant growth in the last three-and-a-half years, and we are excited to bring this robust site to our growing fan base around the country,” said Michael Bull, host and executive producer of the program as well as CEO of Bull Realty.

The show has been adding affiliate terrestrial radio stations and growing its online numbers. The show airs on 11 stations around the country and has become the No. 1 investment podcast on the PodOmatic app.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Stephen Ursery
The Wilbert Group