The Larry Starr Sarasota based commercial real estate company, Sperry Van Ness | Commercial Advisory Group, is a commercial real estate brokerage firm serving Sarasota and surrounding counties. In this brief Q&A, Managing Director, Larry Starr, explains the services offered by this commercial real estate firm.
Q: What types of clients does Sperry Van Ness | Commercial Advisory Group primarily serve?
Larry Starr, Sarasota: The firm serves clients large and small, including corporations, middle market businesses, and entrepreneurial investors.
Q: What types of services does the firm provide to clients?
Larry Starr, Sarasota: While each client is unique, the main role of the firm is to provide expert advisory services for sales, leasing and management of commercial real estate.
Q: What are some examples of the real estate types that the firm has assisted its’ clients with?
Larry Starr, Sarasota: Sperry Van Ness | Commercial Advisory Group has assisted with the purchase of local strip malls and retail centers, the sales of restaurant spaces, land acquisitions, commercial buildings and businesses to name a few. Sarasota’s commercial real estate has really started to take off again.
Q: Why is this turnaround happening?
Larry Starr, Sarasota: People are moving to Florida. In fact, Sarasota area commercial construction is expected to increase this year to accommodate for more people – more hotels, restaurants, and shopping areas will be needed. Inventory prices have been reset to today’s market and occupancy is rising.
Q: What advantage does Sperry Van Ness | Commercial Advisory Group provide to clients?
Larry Starr, Sarasota: All of the firm’s advisors are local, with a great understanding of the commercial real estate market. Manager Larry Starr’s Sarasota residency dates back 25 years. And at the same time, our agents benefit immensely from the Sperry Van Ness Brand and its’ national reach.
Q: How does being local help?
Larry Starr, Sarasota: Sperry Van Ness | Commercial Advisory Group keeps abreast of local zoning laws and codes, understands local population shifts, is aware of new development sites before they are listed, and has developed relationships with the major players in Sarasota and the surrounding communities. All of this helps when putting together solid, beneficial deals. All of this is very helpful since Sarasota commercial real estate can be complex to navigate.
Larry Starr, Sarasota commercial real estate business owner, resides in Sarasota, Florida. In addition to commercial real estate, Larry Starr’s Sarasota based businesses include vacation property rental company, Resort Vacation Accommodations and AutoXotic, an exotic/luxury vehicle rental and ownership firm.