What’s Up In The Real Estate Market…


Delray Beach mortgage brokers arrange financing for Miami Gardens project

Nancy Dockerty and Bob Dockerty of Derkay Beach-based Dockerty Romer & Co., recently arranged mortgage financing totaling $12.3 million for a flex office/industrial center located in Miami Gardens.

The Park Centre project was built in 1987 and has 131,463-square-feet located along the Palmetto Expressway. It is 90 percent leased with tenants including  California Closets, Peter Glenn, Subway, Miami Regional Dialysis and Chen Medical.

Dockerty Romer & Co. worked on behalf of its client Concorde Group Holdings LLC to arrange the financing. Narrative Capital provided short term bridge financing which will allow the owner to fully lease up the center.

Lang Realty’s 7th Annual Open House Extravaganza raises $5,000 to benefit Child Rescue Coalition

Lang Realty recently presented the Child Rescue Coalition with a $5,000 donation from a percentage of proceeds from the company’s 7th Annual Open House Extravaganza, where homebuyers had the opportunity to tour more than 300 properties throughout Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.

Priced from $200,000 to more than $1 million, properties included single-family residences, waterfront homes, country club communities and condominiums.

“We are pleased to announce another successful Open House Extravaganza,” said Scott Agran, President of Lang Realty.  “In addition to raising money and awareness for a great cause, our agents had the opportunity to meet many prospective homebuyers who experienced the Lang difference firsthand.”

Boca Raton-based Child Rescue Coalition’s mission is to shield, rescue and safeguard children from sexual exploitation. The non-profit organization uses leading-edge technology to help track, arrest and convict those who use the internet to harm young children through sexual exploitation.

CRE Florida Partners adds to team

Senior real estate advisor Dan Casey, CCIM is now part of the CRE Florida Partners team.

Co-founders of CRE Florida Partners Michael Rauch and Thomas Robertson recently announced that Casey will be working for the team to help expand commercial investment brokerage.

“Dan will be critical to expanding our firm’s Commercial Investment team throughout the tri-county areas in South Florida,” Rauch said. “We are excited to have him as a member of our real estate family.”

Casey is a senior real estate advisor with over 25 years of commercial real estate brokerage, development and management experience.

He has brokered commercial property acquisitions, dispositions and provided underwriting and due diligence advisory services on property and portfolio transactions of more than $500 million. He has represented commercial property owners and tenants in office, industrial and retail lease transactions totaling 510,000 square feet.

His management experience includes asset management of institutional property portfolios of 3.7 million square feet of Class A office.  As a Development Project Manager, he oversaw the design and construction of over $68 million of new construction and capital improvements projects, as well as tenant improvement projects of more than 350,000-square feet-of Class A office and retail space.

Casey earned the prestigious CCIM designation in 2010 and has been an active member of the CCIM Florida Chapter since moving to the state from Southern California in 2009. In 2017, he sat on the CCIM Florida Chapter’s Executive Committee, served on the East Coast District’s Board of Directors since 2015, and is currently serving his second consecutive term as District President.

Kaufman Lynn Construction participates in Habitat’s Women Build

The Kaufman Lynn Construction team participated in Habitat for Humanity’s “Women Build” to build a home for a hard-working, low-income family in need of simple and decent affordable housing.

The team also raised $7,500. The empowered Women Builders earn their “Pink Hard Hats” and participate in events year-round where they are recognized for being a member of the “Sisterhood of the Pink Hard Hats.”

Premier Properties Florida joins Wiechert National Franchise Network

Premier Properties Florida, which is run by broker and owner Anthony Russo has joined the Weichert® National Franchise Network.

The addition of Weichert, Realtors® – Premier Properties, with offices in Boca Raton and Naples, continues the franchise’s expansion throughout Florida, which is now home to 50 Weichert affiliated offices.

“We’re truly excited and very happy with our new relationship with Weichert,” said Russo. “The resources that they’re able to provide our sales associates as well as the reputation of their national brand will help take us to the next level.”

As part of the Weichert franchise network, Russo’s team can take advantage of training programs provided by Weichert to help the company offer the best real estate service in the industry. The South Florida affiliate is also eligible to receive sales leads from the Weichert call center to help grow its local market share.

“How you grow and expand your business is a big challenge, especially for an independent agency like ours,” added Russo, who has worked in real estate for 25 years. “It would take us years to create what Weichert already has in place to help us increase our local market share.”

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. President and COO Bill Scavone was pleased to welcome the newest Florida affiliate. “I am thrilled to welcome our new friends at Weichert, Realtors® – Premier Properties and their clients to the Weichert family. Their office has a reputation for great customer service and they are highly regarded in the South Florida area. The company also shares our client-first philosophy and is rooted in the region it serves.”

Weichert currently has affiliate offices serving over 300 markets in 37 states, representing smart entrepreneurs who were interested in joining a nationally recognized brand which offers incomparable tools, training and marketing techniques to set them apart from the competition.