Why Berkowitz Development Group?

Berkowitz Development Group, Inc. is a full-service retail and office development company, headquartered in Coconut Grove, Florida. For years, Berkowitz Development Group has been widely recognized as one of the most preeminent retail developers in Miami-Dade County, having developed and leased numerous high profile, strategically located and innovative retail and office projects.


Berkowitz Development Group specializes in gateway niche projects that involve complex development issues that other developers would not undertake. Our expertise include areas relating to all aspects of development including leasing, management, construction supervision, dispute resolution, customer and tenant relations, accounting, and governmental relations. Berkowitz Development Group currently manages in excess of 1,250,000 square feet of retail shopping centers and office buildings, generating estimated gross retail sales in excess of $500,000,000.


Berkowitz Development Group believes in providing boutique Property Management services and values the relationships that are created with each individual customer whether it is an owner, tenant or vendor. Berkowitz Development Group understands that Property Management is a customer service business and endeavors to excel as satisfying all of our “customers” with all of the services that we provide.

Property Management

Berkowitz Development Group has over 30 years experience in the management of retail centers and office buildings, ranging in all sizes from small local community retail centers to sophisticated vertical retail centers.


We understand the three primary principals (exceptional leasing, collections, physical plant preservation) in management, which enable us to not only keep asset value but increase it as well. Berkowitz Development Group’s management team has experience in keeping commercial property in pristine condition whether you are looking to sell or are planning to maintain the property in your portfolio.


Additional Property Management Information:

  • Third Party Management with responsive service
  • Administering all aspects of building maintenance
  • Daily and weekly property inspections
  • Coordination and supervision of all capital improvement projects
  • Sales reporting and analysis
  • Administration and review of tenant and vendor insurance certificates
  • Lease administration and enforcement
  • Budget and proforma preparation and implementation
  • In-house maintenance staff
  • Superior tenant relations
  • Coordination of security services and parking controls
  • Preparation of monthly operating reports
  • Variance analysis of operating vs. budgeted income and expenses

Leasing / Marketing Services

Berkowitz Development Group and its affiliate Berkowitz Realty Group, Inc. have been leasing their portfolio of properties for as long as they have been in the development business.


Berkowitz Development Group has the professional expertise, national and local leasing contacts and marketing strategies to facilitate any new or renewal transaction. In addition and when necessary, Berkowitz Development Group has an in-house attorney, who, with years of experience will help expedite any Lease negotiations, while protecting the interests of our clients. Berkowitz Development Groups management and leasing team will greatly enhance the value and success of any shopping center.


Additional Leasing Information:

  • Conceptualization of a leasing plan with the ideal tenant mix
  • Identification and contact of appropriate potential tenants
  • Strong and historical relationships with major national retailers
  • Negotiation of Letters of Intent
  • Preparation, negotiation and execution of Lease agreements
  • Design and implementation of marketing strategy and plan
  • Historical tenant retention
  • Design of creative and innovative marketing materials


Berkowitz Development Group has broad experience in all aspects of retail and office construction. Berkowitz Development Group’s extensive experience gives it the ability to understand, communicate and implement design intent and vision of a development team.


Berkowitz Development Group has experience working within both existing operating buildings where it is adept at pre-planning to minimize disruption of operations and new construction where great care is taken to diligently research all conditions that affect the facility prior to design and construction. Berkowitz Development utilizes and maintains relationships with top architectural and engineering firms as well as local and national general contractors.


Services include:

  • Coordination and preparation of plans and specifications to meet budget and maintenance needs
  • Coordination of permitting for timely project commencement and completion
  • Implementation of a competitive bidding process to ensure maximum value
  • Construction contract negotiation to ensure favorable terms to all parties
  • Administration of the construction contract and draws
  • Facilitating smooth communication between parties
  • Coordination of tenant work and build-out to facilitate timely tenant openings

Accounting Services

Our in-house accounting personnel and property managers insure that property records and budgets are nothing less than flawless.  Our monthly reports provide the ability at our client’s discretion to be as comprehensive or simplistic as required.  Our staff uses SKYLINE property management software, a leader in the real estate industry, and Excel for reporting purposes, but alternative software can be discussed your option.


Additional Accounting Information:

  • Proactive receivable collections
  • Accounting receivable and accounts payable processing
  • Monthly tenant statements
  • Preparation of comprehensive monthly reporting including balance sheets,income statements, cash flows, variance reports, bank reconciliations, rent rolls, etc.
  • Annual CAM, RE Taxes and Insurance reconciliations
  • Cash management
  • Payroll administration
  • Tenant expense auditing
  • Monthly owner distributions
  • Preparation of monthly sales tax returns