• Testimonials

    “Lee represented Fields Motorcars on our most recent property acquisition.  He has saved us millions of dollars by sourcing sites, negotiating terms and having the business savvy to see the angles beyond just the sticks and bricks.  Lee is highly professional and has now represented our needs on over 10 facilities throughout Central Florida.  He is our extremely trusted, go-to commercial real estate expert.”
    – John Mantione, VP, Fields Auto Group

    “I’m the CEO of Tuscan Gardens Senior Living. We were attempting to relocate our corporate offices (and my law practice) to Winter Park, where I’ve lived for close to 40 years, from Orlando, where I’ve worked for about the same amount of time. I sought the assistance of a commercial real estate broker which ended up bringing me properties available through the typical listing services, but nothing which met our desire to own (rather than rent) our offices, that we could not have sourced ourselves, and which would have been interesting cool space. We were about to “settle” on one of those properties when one of my partners who had worked with Lee introduced us at the last minute. Lee showed us an off-market property. We contracted on it within 24 hours. And we closed within 90 days. During that time, Lee interfaced with building management, sought financing, advised on construction-related issues, and sat next to us as a team member. Candidly, I’ve worked with a score of commercial real estate brokers in my career, but none operated at Lee’s level and I doubt many can. My thanks to Lee, of course; and, as he knows too well, he’ll be representing me on our very next deal!”
    – Larry J. Pino, Esq., CEO, Tuscan Gardens Senior Living

    “Kudos to Lee Zerivitz for a textbook 1031 transaction.  Based on his experience level, I gave Lee the listing for an office building I owned in downtown Orlando which he sold for $1.15m.  My 1031 identify clock began ticking and we sourced 4 different properties that met my investment criteria. We placed 3 of them under contract and began the due diligence process on all which was no easy feat.  After a thorough vetting, I selected and closed on a $2.85m industrial NNN acquisition.  I am more than appreciative of the countless hours & time Lee dedicated to making this happen.  He was extremely adept at all manners of deal economics, broker & tenant interaction, lease variables, problem-solving & creative solutions.  Thank you Lee for a job well done and look forward to our next deal together!”
    – Robert Cascio – Investor

    “Pro-Tech Air Conditioning and Plumbing Service is a 30+ year-old Orlando firm. With 15,000 SF in our facility, our lease amounts add up to considerable dollars every year.  We have retained Lee Zerivitz on each of our past two lease negotiations.  He has evaluated the marketplace for vacancy, pricing, and overall analysis.  We have been extremely pleased as Lee has saved us well over $100K in rental dollars.  He structured our deals in that we continue to maintain an excellent relationship with our landlord.  We have also utilized him on our most recent two renewals as well.  Lee is our commercial real estate trusted adviser and will continue to be.”
    – Tom Nixon, Owner, Pro-Tech Air Conditioning & Plumbing

    “My company was in need of a location that had the parking we required, location and ability to consolidate our employees into a singular location. I’m normally not a fan of commercial real estate brokers and I openly told Lee that when we first met. I can honestly say that Lee really “gets it” from not only a real estate perspective but from a business owner’s perspective. After discussing our physical needs and budgetary concerns, Lee went to work on not only securing a class A building but at economics that made the deal a success for both parties. Hats off to Lee for a job well done. He is truly an advisor and that makes him a valued part of our team. In fact, he not only was a trusted advisor but became a friend in the process.”
    – JJ Mandato, President, Alpha EMC Corporation

    “In my company’s property management portfolio is a problematic 32,000 SF flex building that had 8,000 SF of vacant improved space with the remainder existing as unimproved shell space. After experiencing disappointing results with another broker not long ago, I was referred to Lee Zerivitz and was quickly impressed by his market knowledge, business acumen, and high energy level. Through Lee’s unflagging effort and skillful negotiation we recently executed a win-win lease/purchase with a single tenant for our entire building.
    Lee Zerivitz works like a soldier, strategizes like a general and delivers victory to his commander in chief at the end of the day. He is the best broker I’ve worked with over my thirty-year career in real estate development/management and I highly recommend his skills and services to others.”
    – Ed Hampden, President, Tallman Development Company

    “My law firm and building partners and I desired to dispose of a 15,000 square foot downtown Orlando office building asset. We went through two brokers before being referred to Lee Zerivitz.  Lee was able to secure a buyer at a price and terms that were acceptable. It was not an easy sale and involved tight timelines and handling both buyer and seller demands. My partners and I were so pleased with his performance that we have given him another commercial property to bring to market and Lee successfully produced another, even more challenging, winning result for us.”
    – D. Frank Wright, Shareholder, Wright, Fulford, Moorhead & Brown, P.A.

    “Oakley Signs and Graphics is the nation’s second-largest real estate yard sign supplier. After Oakley moved its production facilities from Orlando to Chicago, we needed a facility to base our administrative and call center side. We engaged Lee’s services to help us find a building that could accomplish our heavy parking needs and conservative budget. His broker to broker relationships was key in finding the right facility. The space took some negotiating to get the parking allotment we required. We were very pleased with Lee’s level of competency throughout our search and negotiation of the lease. We continue to use Lee as a resource for our commercial real estate needs. He is a valued part of our team.”
    – Scott Levitt, President, Oakley Signs and Graphics

    “The business logistics of my company changed dramatically with some major changes at the Business Mail Center in Lake Mary. We knew we needed to relocate closer to the OIA postal center to save time and labor expense. He took the time to understand our business first and foremost. Lee and I toured multiple locations with some very specific criteria including size, budget, electrical and HVAC warehouse space. Lee, as expected, came through with flying colors. The negotiations were seamless and details were handled to reach a successful new five-year lease. Lee is my go-to commercial real estate broker and I highly recommend his services.”
    – Bob Heid, Owner, Kymera/Mailtropolis

    “I have known Lee for many years. Lee has always been a great adviser, displaying in-depth subject knowledge and a willingness to go the extra mile to get the job done.
    Lee brings integrity and a desire to do the right thing you often hear about, but which is not so common anymore. On several occasions, he has been an invaluable asset to my team and his input and advice has allowed me to make the right decisions time and time again. I wholeheartedly recommend Lee for any of your commercial real estate needs. You will not be disappointed.”
    – Ron Ben-Zeev, CEO, World Housing Solution

    “Lee has represented Rudnick Development in Central Florida for the last seven years. He takes on our projects on with such determination and vigor. Lee is loyal, committed, and a team player. We could not have asked for a better representative of our company.”
    – Michael Gotlib, Asset Manager, Rudnick Development

    “We engaged Lee to locate a strategic location for our firm that would accommodate the complexities of multiple businesses moving at the same time, easy and simple access for our current and future clients, and presented an investment opportunity for the owner. Lee’s diligence and guidance through the whole process enabled us to secure a phenomenal location with the infrastructure appropriate for our needs. His subject matter knowledge allowed us to avoid certain minefields that we would have clearly stepped on without his counsel. He adapted well to a changing environment which provided us support as we completed the process.”
    – Ian Robinson, CFO, Wealth Management Advisors

    “Heidi secured an excellent Tenant for our Winter Park Office building in record time with the utmost professionalism and courtesy, we will hire her again.”
    – Andy Bush, Prince-Bush Hotels

    “Linder & Thornley, CPA is a well established Orlando CPA firm and has always rented office space. My business partner and I were referred to Lee Zerivitz through a mutual business colleague. We had a general idea of wanting to own our office building on the fringes of downtown Orlando. Lee took the time to meet with us on multiple occasions to see our space, assess our physical needs and run financial projections. Parking is a key component, especially during tax season, and that was a challenge to find the right fit. After touring multiple properties we found the building that worked for us. Negotiations went on for quite a while to get both parties to an agreeable point. Lee also negotiated with our landlord to gain additional time for some needed improvements, as well as an option to extend our lease in the event we could not strike a deal. He always had a Plan B for us. We were thrilled with his dedication, understanding of available properties/pricing and negotiating our deal/timeline to coincide with getting us through tax season. We highly recommend Lee for qualified and trusted buyer representation in Orlando.”
    – Kelly Thornley, Owner, Linder & Thornley, CPA

    “My company, Orlandojobs.com, was outgrowing its lease space on Lake Ivanhoe. My business partner and I wanted to own a downtown Orlando office building with great street presence. We met Lee at one of his listings which did not work for our needs. He took the initiative to meet with us, evaluate our needs and run projected financial and operating expense scenarios. After a few months of searching for the right building, we found a great fit without the need for paid parking (very rare in downtown). Lee deftly handled some very difficult negotiations to get us to the price and terms we needed. Our employees enjoy being in downtown and we feel very comfortable with our long term acquisition. Lee knows his commercial real estate and understands the marketplace dynamics. I would confidently recommend him (and have).”
    – Scott Kotroba, Owner, OrlandoJobs.com

    “Lee is a very hard working individual with a very friendly attitude and a great understanding of the commercial real estate market. His approach of taking the time to really understand our needs was exceptional and very impressive. He made sure he only showed us the properties that fit our needs and was always available to answer any of our questions. He greatly helped me in securing top dollar for the sale of my office building.  I highly recommend Lee to anyone looking for a commercial real estate agent to help them buy, sell, or lease properties.”
    – Ray Bazzi, Owner, ESQ

    “Heidi sold my warehouse at the top price and was an excellent negotiator. She then secured our Lease-Back and we again were impressed. I would highly recommend Heidi to anyone who has a need for a commercial real estate broker in the Orlando area.”
    – Mark Lamm, owner 1985 Drive Buick Avenue

    “Lee has represented me in several purchases and sales, I could not have asked for better representation. Lee goes far beyond my expectations and leaves no detail unattended.”
    – Chris Peterson, President, Hell’s Bay Boatworks

    “Our computer software firm was evaluating whether to remain at our current location or see what other opportunities existed in the marketplace. We engaged Lee’s services, based on his reputation. He asked us very detailed questions regarding our future growth, location, budget, and general business decisions. He did not look at this just as a real estate deal, but as if it were his own dollars to help us make an educated decision. In a very tight timeframe, Lee and I toured multiple facilities, as our decision had to be made quickly. We elected to relocate as the economics were enticing for us as well as other building amenities. Lee led this deal from sourcing, negotiation, tenant improvement details to lease execution. I highly recommend his services.”
    – Rick Hardin, Owner, AsysTech

    “Leeds Holdings Southeast desired to dispose of a corporate owned facility in Winter Park. Needless to say, the economy made efforts very challenging. Lee Zerivitz went above and beyond the call of duty to assist us in this endeavor. Even after one contract fell through, we had faith in Lee to make it happen, and he delivered. We sold our building for a very fair price without having to give it away. Lee did an excellent job representing our best interests and is a consummate professional with the highest integrity. He also greatly assisted us in our transition to lease space by handling that negotiation as well. Lee will always be our “go-to” guy for any future commercial real estate needs we may have.”
    – Ryan Lefkowitz, co-owner, Leeds Holdings Southeast

    “Heidi has worked with us for nine years in leasing our Medical/Office buildings in Winter Park. She has always been highly professional and given us rock-solid and sound advice. She truly cares about her clients and goes “above and beyond” to ensure their satisfaction. Hire her right away!”
    – Dr. and Mrs. Jim and Joan Hurlburt – owners 1992 Mizell Avenue med building

    “Eclipse, Inc. is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial heating components with nationwide offices, including Orlando. I was referred to Lee through a business colleague and meeting him was a great fit for me and my company. Lee took the time to understand our needs and not just the mechanics of the deal. We toured multiple properties while keeping a balance between budget and location for our employees’ commutes. Our process was not a simple one as it involved Landlord build-out of the existing space. Lee kept a very close eye on the details and scope of work while making sure that both parties maintained a budget that did not implode the deal. We were very pleased with Lee’s representation of our company and I highly recommend him if you should need any commercial real estate assistance.”
    – Kevin Cook, Strategic Account Manager, Eclipse, Inc.

    “FINLEY Engineering Group, Inc. was expanding from its Tallahassee HQ to a satellite office in Orlando. We had an idea of where we wanted to be, but Lee was instrumental in presenting the pros and cons of various properties we toured. After selecting the building, Lee handled negotiations based on our budget and physical needs. My employees are not only are pleased with our space, but we have expansion rights and terms that allow us flexibility for the future. I highly recommend Lee if you are in need of a dedicated Tenant Representative.”
    – Craig Finley, President, FINLEY Engineering

    “Heidi represented me on three occasions, the first was an urgent need, my medical practice was in need of a space in less than a month and Heidi was able to locate, negotiate and complete the lease to allow us a seamless move and our patients were happy with the new location. The second and third times, we purchased a medical office building and then sold it. Heidi has the utmost integrity and client loyalty. We highly recommend her services.”
    – Dr. Frank and Mary Lopez, Pediatric Specialist

    “Our company, CORE Engineering & Construction, Inc., has been working with Lee for several years, not only with our current lease but also with an eye towards securing our own building. After a long pursuit and patience, Lee found the perfect fit for an acquisition for our Winter Park office. CORE had a very specific location and budget criteria that had to be met. Lee took the time to truly understand our business as well as immediate and future requirement needs. Lee was able to secure our building purchase through his local connections and move quickly to get us negotiated and under contract. This building will truly be an asset to our company for many years. I highly recommend his services to anyone in need of commercial real estate needs.”
    – Paul Goldmsith, President, CORE Engineering & Construction, Inc

    “Lee is great to work with!!! Lee makes it a priority to understand our needs before suggesting a property. Not only does this save us time and money, but it gets us what we want, a building that not only works for us but allows us to excel!! Thanks Lee, looking forward to our next transaction!!!”
    – Tim Holcomb, President, TCreative, Inc.

    “My family and I wished to dispose of our building on Orange Avenue, a long time family asset. Lee came to us highly recommended. He priced it correctly, negotiated fair terms and went above and beyond to secure additional needs from our existing tenant and adjoining business owners. We were thrilled with the sale of our property and were impressed by how Lee handled multiple balls in the air to get it finalized. Lee is #1 on our recommendation list for anyone needing commercial services.”
    – Ms. Kathy Sharpe, owner of a family investment property

    “Lee has done a great job advising us through the years. Initially, he helped us obtain a renewal lease at significantly reduced savings. More recently, once we made the decision to seek new space, Lee helped us secure an awesome office space in a perfect location at a reasonable rate. He is an expert on the market and was always well prepared to assist us in finding a solution to meet our needs.”
    – Jay Fisher, Bailey Fisher, Attorneys at Law

    “Our company, Thaney & Associates CPAs, was referred to Lee through our sister company.  We wished to relocate our offices from Osceola County to a more central Orlando location.  Lee did an excellent job of asking the right questions, understanding our goals and delivering all with as little difficulty as possible.  It’s never easy to move facilities, but Lee helped make it that way.  His ideas were creative, location intelligence was spot on and the lease negotiations were well handled to minimize our rental dollars and while capturing great terms.  Thank you Lee for a job well done and looking forward to our next lease deal.”
    – John Kettle, Director of Administration, Thaney & Associates, CPAs

    “Heidi Zerivitz is one of most diligent, reliable, knowledgeable, and professional commercial real estate brokers I have encountered. I was very lucky to have her as my broker in selling my office located in downtown Orlando in a very short time and at an ideal price and terms. She made the process smooth with amazing follow-up skills and perseverance. She continued her outstanding service by finding and executing a lease for our new office space in a record time (only 3 days!) knowing exactly what was suitable to me in terms of space and budget, and using her valuable connections.”
    – Catherine Henin-Clark, Immigration Attorney

    “Our company has been involved with many Commercial Real Estate professionals in our 40+ years. Our showroom and warehouse facilities serve the mid to upscale retail and wholesale communities. Lee listened well and immediately understood our needs and selected several great sites for our consideration. Since then, he has helped us navigate through all the usual challenges that go with leasing agreements, construction, local contractors, permitting, etc. Lee Zerivitz has delivered the very best experience in what typically is a very difficult and stressful process. He is “best in class.”
    – Barry Cohen, Vice President, HADCO

    “My property was taken by DoT under eminent domain and my attorney suggested I contact Lee Zerivitz to help find and purchase a new building for our commercial millwork company. Lee took the time to understand our complex timeframes, physical building needs, and budget. It took us approximately one year, but he was able to present properties that met our needs. We found our perfect fit and Lee was able to guide us through environmental concerns as well as negotiate the deal. We had a successful closing and I highly recommend Lee if you have any commercial real estate needs.”
    – Freda Sharp, President, TCM Imagineering

    “After being totally discouraged in talking with the two brokers I found on my own, you may remember my partner recommended I talk with you.  Wow – I just remember what a pleasant surprise I had on our first call when we talked.  First, I think you truly understood what we wanted; from size to time when we needed it, to image we wanted to portray, to our intense technology requirements and finally to the cost and the terms of the lease.  Most importantly, not only did you figure out what we wanted quickly, but you also found something that was perfect, when no one else had any ideas.  But finding the space we wanted was only half our battle.  Lee, I don’t write praise letters very often, but the service and advisory abilities we continued to get “after the sale”, was really much more than I expected.  With space demolition and your ability to get fiber run to an old building, was really more concern and follow through than I have ever had with a commercial broker.  I guess this letter is just to say a big thanks to you.”
    – Steve Yarbrough, CEO, Benchmark Securities

    “I am an out of state owner of a 20,000 square foot building in Orlando. Lee was extremely diligent in his efforts to fill our building vacancy. Understanding these are challenging lease time, Lee did an outstanding job by securing a quality ten-year tenant. The deal structure involved lengthy negotiations to get both parties to a win-win. I am very pleased with Lee’s pro-active approach, attention to detail and creating value for our company. I highly recommend his services.”
    – Kelley Ivancovich, Owner, Freemont Properties

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