Company

Meridian Commercial is South Florida's premier full-service commercial real estate firm. Since 2004, Meridian Commercial has provided investment sales, project leasing, property management, and inspection services to institutional and private clients for all types and sizes of commercial real estate assets throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. Executives of the firm have been involved in over $1.0 billion in investment sales and leasing transactions, having represented some of the largest institutions in the world as well as numerous local private clients. Our management and inspection services are unsurpassed and have literally saved property owners and investors millions. We pride ourselves on exceeding our clients expectations!


HIGH PROFILE CLIENTS OF OUR EXECUTIVES INCLUDE:



AEW CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
AMERICAN LAND DEVELOPMENT
AMERITON PROPERTIES
ARCHON GROUP
ARCHSTONE-SMITH
BAXTER HEALTHCARE
BIRDSEY GROUP
CIGNA
CITIZENS PROPERTY INSURANCE
CITY NATIONAL BANK
CONSOLIDATED COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT

CORNERSTONE REAL ESTATE ADVISORS
FANNIE MAE
FEMA
FIRST MARKET PROPERTIES
FRANKLIN STREET INSURANCE
GLASS RATNER ADVISORY
THE HARTFORD
HIGHWOODS PROPERTIES
LLOYDS OF LONDON
MADISON CAPITAL GROUP
OCWEN FINANCIAL

PRINCIPAL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
PRUDENTIAL
SAROFIM REALTY ADVISORS
SECURE PROPERTIES
STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANY
TIAA-CREF
TRAMMELL CROW COMPANY
UBS BRINSON
UNITED HEALTHCARE
U.S. BANK N.A.
VANGUARD MANAGEMENT





Services

Commercial Real Estate Services

"We build long-term relationships with our clients by striving to exceed their expectations in all facets of our business" - Douglas E. Driver, CCIM, CMI (Founder & Managing Director)

Investment Sales

We have successfully marketed for sale nearly every type and size of commercial real estate asset through multiple market cycles. We know how to successfully sell a property in any environment. Each property and market cycle has its own unique dynamics and every owner has its own specific objectives. For each property, we develop a unique marketing strategy designed to meet the owners objectives while maximizing the value of the asset. We have a long history of working with owners and investors in South Florida. We understand their motivations, acquisition criteria, and contact them on a daily basis.

Project Leasing

The key to success in investment real estate is the ability of the owner to find and retain good tenants. We create and execute a leasing strategy designed to secure quality tenants and negotiate lease terms that maximize the value of the property and support our clients best interests. By utilizing our knowledge of current market conditions and discerning the strengths of your asset, we are able to determine the best marketing strategy to attract the most suitable tenants for your property. We bring a proactive leasing approach to your a sset so you can focus on continuous financial growth.

Property Management

We offer quality, effective property management services to help you get more out of your investments. We have built long-term relationships with local vendors in order to provide the best pricing and services, which increases your bottom line. As a licensed General Contractor, we can hire subcontractors directly for any necessary improvements, which saves times, reduces costs, and gives us greater control over the process. Our firm will ensure that you get the most out of every dollar you spend. With extensive experience in management throughout South Florida, we understand how to position your property for maximum profitability.

Meridian Commercial provides inspection services to both institutional and private owners. For instutional clients we provide annual lender inspections, property condition reports, risk evaluations, and wind mitigation re-inspections & remediation inspections. For local clients we provide wind mitigation and 4-point inspections for multifamily properties, as well as roof certifications for all types of comercial real estate assets. In addition, we provide broker opinion of value's (BOV's) to institutional and private clients for all types and sizes of commercial real estate assets thoughout South Florida.



Listings

Broward Multifamily Portfolio

103 UNITS | 25 PROPERTIES | BROWARD COUNTY, FL

The properties in this portfolio are located throughout east-central Broward County. All built between 1949-1986, 100% leased, and CBS construction. Offered at a 6.1% cap rate with significant upside!

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Northwood Industrial Portfolio

2715-2719 PINEWOOD AVENUE | WEST PALM BEACH, FL

Bank-owned REO sale! This 4-building, 12,750 SF industrial portfolio is offered at only $699K or $54.82 per square foot! Amazing redevelopment opportunity in Northwood Village!

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The Elm Street Apartments

314-316 ELM STREET | HOLLYWOOD, FL 33019

Boutique 8-unit rental community in the highly desired North Beach area of Hollywood and is only 1/2 block from the Ocean! Unique value-add opportunity to reposition as a boutique hotel!

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Highland Office Building

4390 N. FEDERAL HIGHWAY | FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33308

For Lease: Five small office suites just south of Commercial Blvd on Federal Hwy. Min available is 331 SF and max contiguous is 2,597 SF. Starting at $18.00 PSF full service including electric!

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New Castle Apartments

3380-3400 NW 30TH SREET | LAUDERDALE LAKES, FL 33311

48-unit apartment complex with 35 2-bedrooms and 13 1-bedrooms. Beautifully renovated and 100% leased, this Property boasts a 6.53% cap rate with assumable Freddie Mac financing at 3.4% interest rate.

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Flex Commercial Condominium

4788 NW 167TH STREET | MIAMI GARDENS, FL 33014

Bank-owned REO for sale! 2,559 SF commercial condominium located directly off the Palmetto Expy. Great unit for owner-user or investor. Suitable for a wide rage of uses (PCD zoning).

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Midland Plaza - Retail Strip Center

201-203 SW 27TH AVENUE | FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33312

This 8,800 SF retail plaza is located across from the newly-built 310,000 SF Walmart anchored Riverbend Marketplace. This 100% leased strip center features a high cap rate with significant upside!

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Griffin Road Land Assemblage

3463 GRIFFIN ROAD | DANIA BEACH, FL 33311

Rare 3-parcel assemblage for redevelopment with 280 linear feet of frontage on Griffin Road. Canal access with 4 docks and a ramp. Billboard income. Located on a hard corner close to I-95.

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Executives


Douglas E. Driver, CCIM, CMI
Managing Director
Mobile: (954) 865-1453
Email: dd@meridian-commercial.com

Mr. Driver is the founder and broker of Meridian Commercial. He has over 20 years of highly successful investment sales, leasing, management, and construction experience. Mr. Driver has exclusively represented institutional and private clients in over $800 million in commercial real estate investment sales and over $300 million in debt & equity financing transactions. He has developed over 1.0 million square feet of office, industrial, and retail projects and has completed over 30 commercial projects as a General Contractor. Additionally, Mr. Driver has written numerous research reports, having been published in periodicals such as Miami Today, The South Florida Business Journal, Florida Real Estate Journal, Multihousing News, Urban Land (magazine), Chicago Tribune, Commercial Investment Real Estate (magazine), and Miami Herald.

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
Certified Master Inspector (CMI)
Licensed Real Estate Broker (BK-0672274)
Certified General Contractor (CGC-1513085)
Licensed Home Inspector (HI-6350)


Julie Abolafia, CCIM
Managing Director
Mobile: (954) 918-4902
Email: ja@meridian-commercial.com

Ms. Abolafia is a seasoned veteran of the commercial real estate industry. She brings nearly a decade of highly successful commercial real estate experience to Meridian Commercial. Ms. Abolafia has a proven track record representing clients in the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate assets throughout the State of Florida, having closed over $20 million in sales during 2017. Her significant experience, combined with her stellar reputation among industry peers, makes her uniquely qualified to assist owners and investors in achieving their goals throughout all phases of the real estate cycle. Ms. Abolafia is experienced in all product types - including office, industrial, retail, multifamily, and land and has represented both institutional and private clients in investments sales and lease transactions. Driven and dedicated to her trade, Ms. Abolafia takes pride in cultivating strong relationships with property owners, investors, developers and private equity groups to create strategic plans for long-term value for institutional and private clients.

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
Licensed Real Estate Associate (SL-3129097)



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