Monday, February 25, 2019

SVN Commercial Realty selected as preferred broker for We Would in acquisition of Florida properties for cannabis industry

Joseph Stadlen

Fort Lauderdale, FL – SVN Commercial Realty has been selected as the preferred broker representative for We Would in the acquisition of investment and development properties throughout Florida for the cannabis industry.  We Would is the cannabis real estate development arm of Stadlen Family Holdings.

Most recently, the team at SVN Commercial Realty successfully managed the acquisition of a $1.25 million, 3.7-acre Opportunity Zone qualified property on E Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee and a $1.45 million, 4,000 square foot iconic property on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.

Joel Kattan

Joel Kattan, senior director at SVN Commercial Realty, has worked closely with Joseph Stadlen, principal at We Would and legacy steward at Stadlen Family Holdings, for more than 20 years. This positive, successful relationship is the basis for the selection of SVN Commercial Realty as the preferred broker for We Would, according to both Kattan and Stadlen.

“We’re excited to continue our relationship with Stadlen Family Holdings as the preferred broker to support We Would and play a key role in its growth and success,” said Kattan. “The strength of the SVN brand and its nationwide footprint, combined with the comprehensive coverage we provide throughout the entire state, provides us with the right experts and market intelligence to best serve We Would.”

Anthony Peragine
Kattan, along with senior advisor Anthony Peragine, are leading the SVN Commercial Realty effort for We Would.

Worldwide legal cannabis spending is projected to grow to nearly $17 billion in 2019.  On a national level, the legal cannabis market is projected to be more than $23 billion by 2022, creating nearly 470,000 full-time equivalent jobs, according to a recent study conducted by Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics.

“Industry regulations are complex, therefore the ability to navigate the various local, state, and federal requirements and conjunction with our best-in-class tenant’s criteria is essential and a specialized skill,” said Stadlen.

 “SVN’s market and industry knowledge, extensive nation- and state-wide footprint, and collaborative culture provides We Would with the right expertise and strategic guidance for expansion throughout Florida and into the national marketplace.”

SVN is the only commercial real estate company that markets all of its properties to the entire brokerage and investment community. SVN advisors share commission fees with cooperating brokers to close more deals in less time and at the right value for clients. This open, transparent and collaborative approach to real estate is the SVN difference.

For more information on SVN Florida, visit

About We Would and Stadlen Family Holdings

We Would is the cannabis real estate development arm of Stadlen Family Holdings, LLC. Its principals have nearly 50 years’ combined experience. We Would is a professionally managed organization with the objective to develop and leaseback real estate. 

We Would exists to profitably acquire, develop, lease, maintain and exit retail real estate holdings for the cannabis industry. Its current portfolio includes cultivation, processing and dispensary locations throughout Florida.


Joel Kattan, Senior Director and Branch Manager, SVN Commercial Realty, Miami Office / 954-448-8531 /

Anthony PeragineSenior Advisor, SVN Commercial Realty, Miami Office / 305-509-0412 /

The Collins Company Completes Sale of Restaurant Drive-thru Property in Whitehouse, Texas to EPSI, Inc., Domino’s Pizza Franchisee with 36 Locations

Mac Mekonnen
WHITEHOUSE, TX - The Collins Company Commercial Real Estate, LLC, a full-service, diversified retail real estate company and property management service, announced the firm arranged the sale of a single-tenant drive-thru restaurant building in the City of Whitehouse to EPSI, Inc., a DeSoto, Texas-based company currently operating 36 Domino’s Pizza locations in Texas including 5 in Tyler and an additional 10 nearby.

 Whitehouse is located approximately five miles southeast of downtown Tyler and less than five miles west of popular recreation area Lake Tyler, in Smith County. The seller was Texas-based Whitehouse Equity Partners, LLC. The price was not disclosed.

The 1,538-square-foot freestanding building is located on approximately 0.46 at 404 State Highway 110 North, adjacent to the signalized entrance to the 1,000-student Whitehouse Junior High School campus, and 1/3 of a mile from the signalized intersection of Main Street (FM 346) and State Highway 110 North.

 The site is also located 3/4 of a mile from City of Whitehouse’s 1,500-student high school.

One of 36 Domino’s Pizza locations
in Texas 

According to Mac Mekonnen, founder and CEO of EPSI, Inc., “We have already begun renovating the former Church’s Chicken building and hope to be celebrating our grand opening by March 31.”

 EPSI, Inc., was incorporated in January of 1989 and acquired its first Domino’s Pizza store in Paris, Texas on March 8, 1989. EPSI, Inc., currently operates Domino’s Pizza stores in North East Texas and in the South Dallas metroplex.

“Our vision is to be the #1 pizza company in North East Texas and in every neighborhood,” added Mekonnen.


Deborah Collins
The Collins Company
Commercial Real Estate
 818.917.5662 cell

Anne Monaghan

Lincoln Property Co. Completes Multi-Year Lease Agreement at Airport Business Center in Orlando, FL for Expanding Video Production Firm

Sean DuPree
ORLANDO , FL – Lincoln Property Company Southeast, a full service commercial real estate firm based in Orlando , recently completed a multi-year lease agreement at Airport Business Center at the intersection of Semoran Blvd. and Hoffner Ave. (CR 15) north of Orlando International Airport .

Sean DuPree, Broker at Lincoln Property, who handles the leasing at Airport Business Center , negotiated the transactions on behalf of the Landlord RCS-Orlando Airport 371 LLC of Louisville , CO.

The tenant leasing 2,376 square feet of office space at 5852 S. Semoran Blvd. is UEP, Inc. a professional photography and video production company specializing in performance photography.

Tenant relocated from a smaller space on Sandscove Ct. in Winter Park to the more visible location, nearly doubling former space to expand its operations.


Sean DuPree, CCIM, Director of Sales/Leasing, Lincoln Property Company 

Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 

Ware Malcomb Hires Cynthia Milota to Lead Workplace Strategy and Change Management Practice Area

Cynthia Milota
Irvine, CA, Feb.25, 2019 – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced Cynthia Milota has joined the firm as Director, Workplace Strategy. She will be based out of Ware Malcomb’s Oak Brook, Ill. office.

 In this position, Milota leads Ware Malcomb’s Workplace Strategy and Change Management consulting services for clients nationally. 

Delivering stellar user experiences and employee engagement in the workplace is achieved by data-driven decision making and people-focused workplace change methods.

Ted Heisler
“The conversation in workplace design focuses on value creation as more clients look to their work environments to drive business outcomes and provide an exceptional employee experience,” said Ted Heisler, Ware Malcomb’s Vice President, Interior Architecture & Design.

“Ware Malcomb’s Workplace Strategy and Change Management practice takes an evidence-based approach to solving organizational challenges, optimizing employee performance, adopting new work behaviors, and creating efficiency to achieve key business goals. 

"The results are dynamic workspaces that maximize our clients’ human capital and reinforce business objectives.” 

Milota brings over 15 years of workplace strategy and change management experience to the Ware Malcomb team. 

“The creation or renovation of a workplace is a pivotal time for any organization,” said Milota. “It is an opportunity to drive transformation both physically and organizationally, in both how people work and in the environments that support them.”

Rachel Reenders
VP Public Relations
 KCOMM for Ware Malcomb

Kelly Teenor, Director, Marketing, 949.660.9128,

Maureen Bissonnette, Associate Principal, Marketing, 949.660.9128,