Suncoast Real Estate on the Gulf Coast of Florida
Recent Blog Posts
- 10 Reasons You Will NEVER Become A Commercial Real Estate Broker.
- Has Our Region Failed Young Professionals?
- Multi-Family Complex Sold for $445,000
- Multi-Family Complex Sold for $445,000
- Weeks 3-5
- 26-unit Apartment Complex located near Ringling College in Sarasota, FL For Sale
- Sarasota 25-unit Apartment Complex For Sale
- Week 2 recap – Journey back to health
- Top 6 Reasons to Purchase and Invest in Apartment Buildings …astinvestmentrealestate.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/top… https://t.co/gK8dkVKz0WSD 1 day ago
- RT @NormanChad: I thought about going to the University of North Carolina, but every phantom class I wanted to take was already full.SD 2 days ago
- I don't believe taxes need to be increased and I don't believe the rich should pay for the poor. I believe America needs to learn to budgetSD 3 days ago
- Listening 2 pandora & song by #Derulo & #Minaj comes on called Swalla. #1.This is the worst music I've ever heard #2.How is this popular?SD 3 days ago
- RT @brianmctaggart: I wonder if this guy knows he's sitting next to the real Nolan Ryan? https://t.co/9dzLmHYMtWSD 5 days ago
Tag Archives: dreznin
Week 2 recap – Journey back to health
Pic from the past – Back in 2011 when I was near my leanest and in top shape!
The past week has been a tough week. As in life, things at work or at home arent always copacetic and this week had a bit of resistance in all those areas. This naturally affected my workouts and at the end of the day, my eating.
Mind you, I stayed quite diligent in eating reasonably well, such as a quest bar as a snack or bringing a banana to work in addition to a snack as I knew I would be hungry. I find myself a bit hungrier on the mornings I hit the gym.
The good news is, even with some later dinners and additional days with caloric intake near 2,200 total, I still managed only 1 Lenny & Larrys Protein cookie and was able to drink a solid amount of water. At least 64 ounces per day if not closer to 100. My goal for week 5 and thereafter is 128 ounces per day.
The best part of the chaos is being able to focus and hit the gym again. Those mornings at the gym are wonderful and I leave there feeling like I got some good work in.
I’m looking forward to week 3 and surprising my wife in Clewiston, FL as she runs her first 50 mile race at the Skydive Ultra! Can’t wait to see the look on her face when she see’s my sister, brother-in-law and myself cheering her on!
Week 1 – So on truth, I’ve been diligent about the foods I’ve been eating for a solid week and I’ve been working out 3-4 times a week. (During the week at 6am and weekends closer to 7:30am).
I will actually record my weight this week but my starting baseline 2 weeks ago was 285 lbs.
I haven’t taken measurements yet or done my BMI. Here is a safe assumption at this point. I’m overweight. The heaviest I’ve been in approximately 10 years. My son is going to be 2 years old in April and I want to be a healthy role model and be able to comfortably play with him.
So one of my goals for 2017 is to lose 40 lbs on the low end and 80 lbs on the high end.
It sounds big, but removing something as simple as one protein cookie a day equates to 400 calories and over 7 days that equals 2,800 calories. 3,500 calories equals a pound. So one more subtle change in the eating regimen and we’re easily at 1 pound per week of weight loss plus the workouts which I had pretty much given up previously.
Another goal of mine, will be to work on getting a couple of sponsors or advertisers on this blog to motivate me with their products but also so I can show the results herein.
Thanks for joining me in this journey and I hope it inspires you as well.
We’re gonna do great things in 2017!
via Tampa Bay Newswire
George Kruse brings with him more than 20 years of real estate finance experience
SARASOTA, Fla. (Dec. 21, 2016) – Real estate finance executive George Kruse has joined the Ian Black Real Estate (IBRE) team as a Sales Associate in the firm’s Sarasota office. Kruse brings with him more than 20 years of experience on both the debt and equity sides of commercial investments. In addition to his role as a commercial broker, he will provide the IBRE team with guidance in value creation, financing opportunities and an understanding of the present debt and equity environments.
Kruse is also a Senior Managing Director at Osprey Capital, a Tampa-based commercial real estate finance company, specializing in the financing of value-add investment opportunities.
“We’re thrilled to welcome George to the team,” said Ian Black, partner at Ian Black Real Estate. “His experience on the financing side of the industry is a valuable add-on to our existing skill set and will go a long way in providing our clients with the highest level of service available.”
Leveraging Kruse’s expertise in the finance industry will allow the IBRE team to better assess opportunities for clients and maximize their investment potential.
Previously, Kruse spent more than seven years as the sole managing director of Vesta Equity, LLC, a private real estate investment fund based in Sarasota. Under his leadership, Vesta made over $200 million in small balance senior and equity investments nationwide. He also oversaw both the lending and investment divisions and structured the fund’s capital deployment strategies.
Prior to that, he served as an Investment Officer at CapitalSource Finance in both the New York and Orlando offices. At CapitalSource, Kruse was directly involved in over $600 million in commercial loan and hypothecation line transactions.
Kruse earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and management from the University of Florida and his Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School. He recently obtained his Florida Real Estate license.
“It’s an honor to join the Ian Black team and put my experience in real estate finance to use in this side of the industry,” said Kruse. “I’m looking forward to starting my career as a commercial sales associate and working alongside such a strong team of brokers in the Sarasota market.”
Kruse is currently on the Advisory Board for the University of Florida’s Masters of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program, as well as the Board of the Columbia University Club of Sarasota. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Sarasota Commercial Investment Division (CID), and is regularly asked to moderate and sit on panels about private commercial financing.
About Ian Black Real Estate
Ian Black Real Estate (IBRE) is a boutique commercial real estate brokerage firm located in Sarasota, Fla. The firm is one of the largest commercial brokerage firms in Southwest Florida and boasts a deep knowledge of the commercial real estate market in Sarasota and Manatee counties and the surrounding area. For more information, visit ian-black.com.
By Bo Barron via The Massimo Group
I once worked with a brokerage manager who said there were two types of people in the world – those that didn’t like to cold call and those that lie about liking cold calling. He might have overstated his point a bit, but he does have a point. The odds are you don’t like to prospect by telephone, but it’s equally likely that you would like to grow your commercial real estate brokerage practice.
There is no better way to expand your business than to talk to new prospects.
There is no better way to expand your business than to talk to new prospects. The easiest way to start a conversation with new people is to pick up the phone and call them, and it doesn’t have to be hard or unpleasant. Try to keep these principles in mind, and you’ll find that prospecting by telephone is easier than you expect. You might even have fun doing it!
When you get a good rhythm going, calling gets easier. Set some time aside, close your email program, put your cell phone on vibrate, and make your calls. As you find your groove, you’ll find it gets easier.
2) CALL SIMILAR CLIENTS TOGETHER
Instead of just going through your CRM program’s database alphabetically, call thematically. For example, you could call only clients with mortgages that are rolling in the next six months, call everyone with between 20 and 30 percent vacancy, or only call people in a one or two block area. Calling similar clients lets you take what you hear on one call and use it with other prospects.
3) CALL ABOUT SOMETHING EXCITING OR VALUABLE
I believe there is always a reason to call. When you know that you have something valuable, your enthusiasm and confidence will come across and your prospects should respond. This is also a powerful brand building tool, since instead of being an annoyance like most cold calls; your telephone call will be valuable to your client.
No matter what you do, some of the people you contact will not react positively. It’s their loss. Move on and find someone else that appreciates the considerable value you can add to them. Telephone prospecting is a numbers game, and occasional failed calls are part of the process.
One of the great things about prospecting by telephone is it can have an almost immediate impact on your business. If you talk to more people, you will meet with more people and get more opportunities to compete for sales or leasing engagements. Once you have the opportunity, all that you have to do is close for the business. If that isn’t a great reason to shut down your web browser right now and do some prospecting, I don’t know what is!
The nightclub is slated to open in the Charles Ringling building on the east end of downtown this weekend.
Following some delays, downtown Sarasota’s newest nightclub will open this weekend in the historic Charles Ringling building.
Sarasota Sky Bar & Club will open at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at 1927 Ringling Boulevard, which is adjacent to McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre. The club will feature 1960s-themed local band Robin and the Retros starting at 8 p.m., with a $5 cover to get in, said co-owner Tony Tannus.
Democracy, a reggae band, will play during the same hours Saturday.
“We have to mix it up,” said Tannus, who said he wants to focus on bringing in a mature crowd to the non-smoking building. “I’m not bringing in 20 year olds to bounce around.”
Tannus, who also co-owns the Meadows Village Pub & Grill, said the 7,000-square-foot size of the interior, and its history, attracted him to the property. Charles Ringling, John Ringling’s brother, constructed the two-story building in 1926.
“His office is still up there,” Tannus said.
Sean Dreznin & Jag Grewal from Ian Black Real Estate handled both sides of the transaction.
Nightclub will occupy Charles Ringling Building in downtown Sarasota.
Business partners, Tony and Marie Tannus, and Alex Hagush have leased the Charles Ringling Building for Sarasota Sky Bar & Club. The building on Ringling Blvd. in Sarasota was built in 1926 and has been home to several nightclubs over the years. // Photo via Ian Black Real Estate
Following a delay earlier this month, the owners of Sarasota Sky Bar & Club say they’re ready to open Friday with a performance by high-energy area dance band Robin & The Retros. Longtime local reggae group Democracy will be playing on Saturday.
Both performances are scheduled for 8 to 11 p.m. with doors opening at 4 p.m. There will be a $5 cover charge for each evening and management has stated that “at this time we will not be offering parking nor valet services to our patrons and will be advising them to utilize available public parking in the vicinity.”
Sarasota Sky Bar & Club, a smoke-free establishment aiming to attract people in their 30s to 60s, occupies the historic Charles Ringling Building in downtown Sarasota. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sarasota Sky Bar & Club, 1927 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota; $5; sarasotasky.club
Sean Dreznin from Ian Black Real Estate handled both sides of the transaction.
/ Thursday, August 25, 2016
Tony and Marie Tannus, and business partner Alex Hagush, have leased the Charles Ringling Building and are currently renovating it. They plan to open Sarasota Sky Bar & Club in early September.
The Charles Ringling Building, which has been a downtown Sarasota landmark since its construction in 1926, has a new tenant.
Sarasota Sky Bar & Club will have a soft opening Sept. 9 in the venue perhaps best known this century for housing Margarita Maggie’s.
Sean Dreznin, with Ian Black Real Estate worked with Alex & Tony to come to terms on Sarasota Sky. Sean, Jag Grewal & Amy MacDougall represented the owners of building.
Margarita Maggie’s and Froggy’s, the more recent tenant at 1927 Ringling Boulevard, were nightclubs that targeted people in their 20s, with DJs typically playing electronic dance music, hip-hop and other Top 40 hits. There were occasional live shows, too, such as when rapper Vanilla Ice performed at Margarita Maggie’s in 2002.
Sarasota Sky, a smoke-free establishment, wants to attract people in their 30s to 60s with bands playing more timeless tunes with the same goal of keeping the dance-floor packed and the alcohol flowing.
“Stop for a drink, stay for the music,” is Sky Bar’s motto.
Tannus said he has booked musicians including Beatles tribute band The Glass Onion, reggae groups Jah Movement and Democracy, Oceans Eleven Big Band, Sarasota Rhythm Section, Robin & the Retros, and Nothin’ Past Midnite. These are acts with local followings known for playing familiar, dance-able cover songs, largely from decades past.
“I like downtown but there’s nothing like this,” Tannus said while offering a private tour of the bar and dance club.
“This concept has been thoroughly researched and has the proven operators to succeed where others may have missed their mark,” Dreznin said while describing Alex & Tony and Sarasota Sky.
When Sky Bar opens next month patrons will be met by a doorman and two options. Go right, and you’ll find a polished concrete dance floor and an elevated stage featuring an impressive sound system with the large wall behind it adorned with an illuminated, 15 by 25 foot photo of the Cà d’Zan. There will also be tables and a huge granite bar with Chicago-style bar rails made of poplar and LED lights dangling from above.
Turn left, and there’s the same granite bar, a second bar, a wine rack, and a room with a billiards table.
An interior balcony, which will serve as a lounge area, overlooks the stage and dance floor. The walls have been covered with faux brick panels.
By October, patrons should have another option upon entering: a second floor room, accessible by stairs or elevator, with its own bar, another billiards table and darts in a more cozy setting.
The Charles Ringling Building also has a third floor. It has what appear to be the original cypress floors and matching exposed ceilings with windows providing views of downtown. It also has its own street entrance.
More information: sarasotasky.club
For complete article, CLICK HERE <—–
Johnson/Weld in 2016 — Take 2 minutes and watch the video… It will put a new perspective on who to choose for President.