FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (May 5, 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.”
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.
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.