Monday, July 25, 2016

Berger Commercial Realty Secures More Than 76,000 Square-Feet in Lease Extensions for Seagis Property Group and Prologis in Broward County, FL

Keith Graves
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Berger Commercial Realty brokers recently represented Seagis Property Group and Prologis in securing four lease extensions totaling 76,070 square-feet of space in Broward County. 

Fort Lauderdale Commerce Center

Senior Vice President Keith Graves represented Seagis in extending a lease for 58,820 square-feet of flex space to GA Telesis Composite Repair Group, LLC at the Fort Lauderdale Commerce Center, located at 3420 N.W. 53rd Street.

Prologis I-595

Along with Broker Associate Greg Milopoulos, Graves also represented Prologis in extending a lease for 8,400 square-feet of flex space to General Parts Distribution, LLC at Prologis I-595.

Palm Crossing Central

Additionally, Graves represented Seagis in extending a lease for 6,150 square-feet of flex space to Mainsail Housing of Miami, LLC at Palm Crossing Central, located at 5371 N.W. 33rd Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Palm Crossing Central is currently 91 percent leased.

Palm Crossing North

Graves also represented Seagis in extending a lease for 2,700 square-feet of flex space to US Wood Flooring, Inc. at Palm Crossing North, located at 3540 N.W. 56th Street in Fort Lauderdale.

For more information about Berger Commercial Realty's leasing services, call 954-358-0900.

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

Lexi Robinson, ext. 255,

Marielle Sologuren, ext. 226, 

The Keyes Co. and Illustrated Properties Merge; Independently owned firms share nearly two centuries of industry experience in Florida

Mike Pappas (left) and Francis Fiske  'Bud' Adams
Miami, FL -- The Keyes Company and Illustrated Properties have announced the union of two of Florida’s longest-running and most accomplished family-owned real estate businesses.

Following the merger, Keyes and Illustrated are, together, the largest independently-owned real estate firm in Florida and a Top 25-ranked firm in the entire United States.

In Palm Beach County alone, the companies have in excess of 1,100 Sales Associates and produce double the volume of their closest competitor. Overall, Keyes and Illustrated generate more than $6 billion in annual revenue from their real estate service lines.

Keyes CEO Mike Pappas and Illustrated Chairman Francis Fiske “Bud” Adams, Jr. announced the merger to employees and agents from both companies on Wednesday, July 20.

“Our families have known each other for many decades and have always shared a mutual respect,” said Adams, Jr. “Our philosophies match, as our number one priority is taking care of our agents and customers. Real estate is a personal experience; it’s the relationships that make the difference.”

Both companies are continuing to operate under their existing brands and are maintaining their management teams and employees. The merger allows Keyes and Illustrated to utilize their infrastructure to greatly enhance the resources, leadership and technology supporting agents and customers alike.

Mike Pappas
This platform will continue to allow the companies to attract and retain top-tier Sales Associates.

“We are thrilled to align ourselves with another strong, family-owned company that also emphasizes a structure of trust and integrity with its Associates,” said Pappas. “With the radical changes in technology driving this business, this is a tremendous opportunity to leverage those shared resources.

“This allows us to provide even more services, support and benefits to our companies and clients.”

Illustrated’s impact on South Florida real estate dates back to the 1930s, when F.F. “Bud” Adams, Sr. began selling land in Hobe Sound and on Jupiter Island.

With the vision of becoming the top real estate company in Palm Beach County, Adams Jr. relocated to Palm Beach and founded Illustrated Properties along with Rodney Dillard.

 Today, the company has more than 500 agents in 21 offices throughout Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Volusia and Collier counties and is the exclusive broker for Lost Tree Village, John’s Island and Jupiter Hills.

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

Paula Renaldo
Telephone:       954.914.4192


Voit Real Estate Services Expands Brokerage Team; Adds Industry Veteran Liz Hurley as Senior Vice President

Liz Hurley
IRVINE, CA (July 25, 2016) – Voit Real Estate Services, a privately held, broker-owned Southern California commercial real estate firm, has announced the addition of industry veteran Liz Hurley as Senior Vice President in its Irvine office, according to Eric Hinkelman, Chief Executive Officer of Voit Real Estate Services.

“As a broker-owned firm, we take great pride in our ability to provide an environment in which brokers hold a personal stake in the company, allowing them to take ownership of their success here,” says Hinkelman. 

“We are fully committed to recruiting the highest level of talent, and Liz’s deep expertise makes her a tremendous asset to our team.”

According to Hinkelman, Hurley is a well-established brokerage professional with a proven track record of office leasing expertise in the Orange County market.

Hurley, who notes that Voit’s unique platform attracted her to join the firm, says, “Voit’s entrepreneurial spirit, company culture, and reputation as one of the premier brokerage firms in Southern California attracted me to this opportunity. I look forward to building upon this legacy and taking part in the firm’s forward momentum.”

Eric Hinkelman
An industry veteran with a specialty in tenant and landlord representation for office properties, Hurley brings 29 years of brokerage experience and a deep understanding of the industry to her new role.

Prior to joining Voit, she was Managing Senior Vice President with Transwestern for five years, where she oversaw the establishment of the firm’s Orange County office.

Before Transwestern, she served as a Senior Director with Cushman and Wakefield for four years, where she guided corporate clients and cultivated a strong understanding of the institutional landlord mindset. 

Her client roster has included major regional and national office tenants such as Prudential Life Insurance, Sony Corporation, and American Express, as well as landlords such as MetLife and Brookfield Property Group, among others. 

Hurley has been recognized as a top-performing broker multiple times throughout her career, and continues to position herself as a leading Orange County office specialist.

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

Devin Ugland / Jenn Quader
Brower, Miller & Cole
(949) 955-7940