The MAI designation is held by individuals who are experienced.
Mick Stiksma, MAI, MRICS
Managing Director - Valuation Services
Throughout his career, Mick has held several management and leadership positions within National and International Commercial Real Estate Firms. He has actively engaged in Residential and Commercial real estate including real estate appraisal and valuation, Broker Opinion of Value (BOV’s), real estate sales, real estate development, expert witness services and consulting for over 25 years.
Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation: Creation of two real estate appraisal firms with operations in multiple states. Responsibilities include business development, client relations, management and oversight of appraisal operations. Total value of appraised properties has exceeded several hundreds of millions of dollars with single valuations in excess of $100,000,000.
Broker Opinion of Values: Creation of a real estate firm responsible for the implementation, management and systemic design of a national program that facilitates Broker Opinion of Values (BOV), also known as Broker Price Opinions (BPO), with the capability of delivering quality reports in a timely fashion throughout the United States.
Real Estate Sales: Residential and commercial sales including business development, purchase and sale transactions that have an aggregate value in excess of $60,000,000. Real Estate Development: Residential development including acquisition, government liaison, design, bidding, budgeting and implementation of several developments including single family residential and residential subdivisions.
Specializations: Creation of real estate divisions within our structure and/or integral relationships with firms that provide golf course and time share valuation, REO (bank owned)/ Foreclosure work, REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) appraisals, Tax Appeal, insurance appraisals, portfolio valuation, market feasibility studies and acquisition/disposition counseling.
Managing Director - Business Operations
Areas of expertise include landlord and tenant representation, real estate brokerage, mortgage brokerage, consulting and expert witness services, and, property and asset management. Have supervised up to fifty people in four states and eight cities. Responsibilities and specific accomplishments include:
Real Estate Brokerage: Creation of two real estate brokerage businesses with multiple offices. Responsibilities included client development, product development, and negotiation of option, purchase and sale transactions. Upon client’s request and after contracting for property’s purchase, analyze, underwrite and prepare underwriting report. To date, acquisitions and dispositions of properties have an aggregate value in excess of $136,335,000.
Mortgage Brokerage: Responsibilities include client development, product development, administration and coordination of mortgage brokerage operation and identification of debt and equity sources through banks, mortgage and credit companies and conduit securitizations. To date, loans closed have an aggregate value of in excess of $93,000,000.
Property and Asset Management: Creation of two property management companies and one asset management division. Portfolio has or currently includes 2,400 residential rental units, 1,100,000 square feet of retail properties and 300,000 square feet of office buildings.
Edward L. Schmidt, CCIM
Areas of expertise include landlord and tenant representation, real estate brokerage, mortgage brokerage, consulting and expert witness services, and, property and asset management.
Tenant Representation: Represented corporations, Professional Associations and government agencies in the analysis, evaluation, negotiation and close of commercial leases for more than 3,000,000 square feet throughout the South Florida area.
Landlord Representation: Created detailed marketing plans for commercial projects including initial lease up, financing, and sale of the asset. Have and/or currently represent over 3,000,000 square feet of commercial projects throughout South Florida. Acquisitions: Identify, analyze, negotiate, contract, underwrite and prepare underwriting report for clients. Close transaction consistent with client’s objectives. Since 1986, participated in acquisitions of shopping centers, office buildings, industrial properties and apartment communities.
Financing: Represented owners in acquisition, refinancing and construction financing for commercial properties throughout South Florida.