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TAMPA, Fla. (April 5, 2018)— The Dikman Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Dikman, and Associate Erika Zipfel Matscherz, were recognized at the Florida Gulf Coast Commercial Association of Realtors (FGCAR) Pinnacle Awards on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

Dikman was named a Regional Top Producer in the areas of specialty including Industrial Brokerage, Investment Brokerage as well as General Brokerage. Matscherz was awarded the Multi-Million Dollar Producer award for producing more than $2 million in closed deals.

“The FGAR Pinnacle Awards showcase the best and most notable commercial real estate professionals in the area,” said Dikman. “We are honored to be among this group, and I am incredibly proud of our team and their commitment to providing superior service to our clients every day. This recognition is a testament to their dedication and hard work.”

The Pinnacle Awards honor FGCAR member for top deals and top production at national and regional levels. The 2018 Pinnacle Awards event was held at The Florida Aquarium. For a complete list of the 2018 winners, visit the FGCAR website.

About The Dikman Company
The Dikman Company is a Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Services firm that has been providing clients throughout Florida with a full range of commercial real estate services since 1983. Commercial real estate services include development, sales, leasing, property management, tenant representation, investment counseling and asset analysis. For more information, visit www.Dikman.com.

TAMPA, Fla. (February 7, 2018)— Erika Zipfel Matscherz of The Dikman Company represented the landlord, Queen Palm Properties, LLC, and leased its new 21,900 square foot building located in Sabal Park at 3561 Queen Palm Drive, Tampa, Fla.

“Erika leased the second building of our two-building Queen Palm, Sabal Park project in record-breaking time,” said Robert Dikman, chairman and chief executive officer, The Dikman Company. “This 21,900 square foot building and its 17,000 square foot sister building were both leased within six months of completion at record high rates. Finally, Tampa has turned the corner on rental rates and is ‘now’ a landlord’s market.”

The tenant, Patriot Transport, Inc., offers warehousing facilities and services for supply chain and storage needs, as well as interstate logistics and transportation services. The company, based in Chicago, Ill., signed a five-year lease.

Patriot Transport was looking at many properties in the Tampa Bay area before selecting Queen Palm Properties. A new building, which is also a stand-alone building, was important in the final selection process. This is Patriot Transport’s first location in Tampa, Fla. Michelle Senner of Colliers International represented the tenant.

About The Dikman Company
The Dikman Company is a Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Services firm that has been providing clients throughout Florida with a full range of commercial real estate services since 1983. Commercial real estate services include development, sales, leasing, property management, tenant representation, investment counseling and asset analysis. For more information, visit www.Dikman.com.

TAMPA, Fla. (December 20, 2017)— The Dikman Company announced today it will break ground on a new spec industrial facility in Tampa’s premier industrial park.

The new 26,100-square-foot, dock high, tilt wall building is located in Tampa East Industrial Park on Massaro Boulevard. As the developer, The Dikman Company anticipates the project to be completed by June 2018 and will have 22,800 square feet available to lease; 3,300 square feet has been pre-leased.

Located right on the Bypass Canal, the building will have approximately 1,800 square feet of waterfront space. The 24-foot clear height building will be a dock high front load with three-phase power and will include LED bay lighting.

The Tampa Bay area has continued to grow, as has the need for industrial space. The new building will accommodate light industrial uses including manufacturing, processing and assembly, as well as storage and distribution. The location is central to major arterial highways and interstates.

“Our team of professionals is excited to take part in this project,” said Bob Dikman, chairman and chief executive officer, The Dikman Company. “The demand for high quality industrial space has finally outpaced the existing supply throughout Tampa Bay. This will be our third stand-alone building that we have brought to the market in the last year for lease.”

Please contact Erika Zipfel Matscherz at 813.215.4342 or erika@dikman.com for more information.

About The Dikman Company
The Dikman Company is a Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Services firm that has been providing clients throughout Florida with a full range of commercial real estate services since 1983. Commercial real estate services include development, sales, leasing, property management, tenant representation, investment counseling and asset analysis. For more information, visit www.Dikman.com.

TAMPA, Fla. (December 18, 2017)— Erika Zipfel Matscherz of The Dikman Company represented Mark 60 TE, LLC, renewing long-term Tenant, Diana Acrylics, Inc. at Tampa East Industrial Park during the past month. Tampa East contains nearly 2.3 million square feet near U.S. 301 and State Road 60.

Diana Acrylics, Inc. renewed a lease located at 2604 Tampa East Blvd., Unit N, Tampa, Fla. The company has been a tenant in the building since 2009 and occupies 7,500 square feet in the 60,000-square-foot industrial building located in Tampa East Industrial Park.

Diana Acrylics, Inc. began in 2007 as a small company designing custom acrylic podiums (also known as lecterns) for churches. Less than 12 months later, the company was providing podiums for colleges, news stations, political and public speakers and lecture halls. Today, Diane Acrylics has expanded its services to include a wider range of products including skylights, playground domes, pool steps, office furniture, decorative plates for upscale hotels, safety devices such as fire extinguishers and many more.

About The Dikman Company
The Dikman Company is a Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Services firm that has been providing clients throughout Florida with a full range of commercial real estate services since 1983. Commercial real estate services include development, sales, leasing, property management, tenant representation, investment counseling and asset analysis. For more information, visit www.Dikman.com.

TAMPA, Fla. (November 7, 2017)— Erika Zipfel Matscherz of The Dikman Company represented Mark 60 TE, LLC, securing a three-year lease with American Lighting & Signalization (ALS). The 10,500 SF warehouse is located at 2604 Tampa East Blvd., Unit K, Tampa Fla. The lease commenced October 30, 2017.

ALS, which constructs and maintains traffic signal and highway lighting systems, was looking for warehouse space in east Tampa. Matscherz stated, “ALS recently contracted with TECO to replace the local area’s streetlights with more efficient LED lights and needed a warehouse centrally located in the area they were servicing. I was able to work closely with the property owner to secure a space that matched ALS’s immediate needs so they could continue to focus on their service goals.”

American-owned company Asplundh, ALS’s parent company, is a family-owned, full-service utility contractor located near Philadelphia, Penn.

About American Lighting  & Signalization
American Lighting and Signalization (ALS) provides street lighting and traffic signalization construction, maintenance and emergency response services in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States. Our major customers include state departments of transportation (DOTs), investor-owned and municipal utilities, commercial retail land developments and commercial road contractors.

About Asplundh
Asplundh Tree Expert Co. is a family-owned and managed company headquartered just outside of Philadelphia in Willow Grove, PA. It primarily provides vegetation management and utility infrastructure services to a wide range of utilities and municipalities. The Asplundh family of companies employs approximately 35,000 men and women throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Learn more at www.asplundh.com

About The Dikman Company
The Dikman Company is a Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Services firm that has been providing clients throughout Florida with a full range of commercial real estate services since 1983. Commercial real estate services include:  development, sales, leasing, property management, tenant representation, investment counseling and asset analysis. For more information, visit www.Dikman.com.

TAMPA, Fla. (October 16, 2017)— Erika Zipfel Matscherz of The Dikman Company represented Truma in acquiring a 2-year lease for their first service center in Florida. The 2,240 SF service center will open in October and will be located at 3928 Anchuca Drive, Lakeland, FL.

Truma, a leading supplier in the RV industry, chose this location to better serve the heavy concentration of RV owners that travel through the Lakeland area each year.  “Florida has a heavy concentration of RVer’s and we want to make purchasing and servicing Truma products easy for our customers. We had worked previously with Brent Miller who assisted us in finding other US locations and he put us in contact with The Dikman Company. Although it was a challenge to find the ideal location for our service center in this strong real estate market, Erika Matscherz, along with The Dikman Company, found us a great location and perfect property in Lakeland, Florida,” said Gerhard Hundsberger, President and CEO of Truma.  Erika Zipfel Matscherz of The Dikman Company stated “Matt Ruthven of The Ruthvens represented the Landlord.  Matt was instrumental in facilitating the buildout to accommodate Truma’s goal of getting the service center up and running in October, which is the start of the busy RV season in Florida.”

ABOUT THE DIKMAN COMPANY

The Dikman Company is a Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Services firm that has been providing clients throughout Florida with a full range of commercial real estate services since 1983. Commercial real estate services include:  development, sales, leasing, property management, tenant representation, investment counseling and asset analysis. For more information, visit www.Dikman.com.

ABOUT TRUMA

Truma has been the leading specialist for caravan accessories for more than 65 years. They are the leading European RV component supplier and recipient of the “Top 100” award for the most innovative SMEs in Germany. Truma entered the North American market and now offers “more comfort on the move” in the US.

TAMPA, Fla. (September 6, 2017)—Erika Zipfel Matscherz of The Dikman Company represented Gull House No. 8 Ltd. in a sale at 10320 North Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa, Florida. This .78-acre property was sold to Big Monkey LLC, Xiao Long Ventures LLC and South Dale Properties of Tampa LLC. The buyers plan to redevelop the Carrollwood property.

Dirk Kuczurba, of S & K Realty Group comments, “When deciding what brokerage firm to use to sell our property in Tampa, we asked Mike Ullian of Ullian Realty Corporation in Melbourne. Having an established relationship with Mike for over 15 years in the South Florida market, we felt very confident in his recommendation. Mike recommended fellow SIOR Broker Bob Dikman and his Associate Erika Zipfel Matscherz of The Dikman Company.

Kuczurba adds, “Within six months, our retail property was under contract. The Dikman Company was very professional and proactive during the entire due diligence and closing process. I can highly recommend The Dikman Company for any type of real estate business within the Tampa area. Thank you to Erika and Bob for your outstanding service.”

Mike Ullian, President of The Ullian Realty Corporation and a member of CCIM and SIOR states, “Bob and Erika went above and beyond to make sure this transaction closed. Being a fellow SIOR and CCIM member, it was fantastic to have them work on a project for a client of ours, in the same manner that we would.”

The property closed Friday August 25, 2017 and sold for $995,000.00.

ABOUT THE DIKMAN COMPANY

The Dikman Company is a Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Services firm that has been providing clients throughout Florida with a full range of commercial real estate services since 1983. Commercial real estate services include:  development, sales, leasing, property management, tenant representation, investment counseling and asset analysis. For more information, visit www.Dikman.com.

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TAMPA, Fla. (July 25, 2017)—Erika Zipfel Matscherz of The Dikman Company represented HEPACO, LLC as they signed a 5-year lease at 5321 Hartford Street in Tampa, Florida. This 18,859 square foot space will be HEPACO’s first Tampa location, and second Florida location. The lease will begin December 1, 2017.

Erika Matscherz of The Dikman Company states, “It was very important for HEPACO to be near the port to best service their customers.  In this tight market, there simply isn’t much available in the Tampa Bay area—let alone within close proximity to the port.  I was able to locate a property near the port on Hartford Street that had good potential; however, the property needed quite a bit of work in order to make it function effectively for our client.  We worked with the new owner of this property and determined what it would take to make this property operational for HEPACO. The new owner is  renovating the property for my client to include new offices, bathrooms, as well as re-skinning the building. HEPACO is expected to move into the property in December.”

 

ABOUT HEPACO 

HEPACO is an emergency response, industrial services, environmental remediation, abatement services, maritime services and non-hazardous waste water treatment company. HEPACO works with many well-known organizations in the transportation, communication, petroleum, energy, chemical, and institutional industries. Founded in 1984, HEPACO has successfully completed more than 44,000 projects. For more information, visit  www.hepaco.com

ABOUT THE DIKMAN COMPANY 

The Dikman Company is a Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Services firm that has been providing clients throughout Florida with a full range of commercial real estate services since 1983. Commercial real estate services include:  development, sales, leasing, property management, tenant representation, investment counseling, and asset analysis. For more information, visit www.Dikman.com

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TAMPA, Fla. (July 6, 2017)—Erika Zipfel Matscherz of The Dikman Company represented Phoenix Marketing International in a 63-month lease at Rivergate Tower. The 3,042 SF office space is located at 400 North Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa.

Chairman and CEO of Phoenix Marketing International Allen DeCotiis comments, “We have operated a business in Tampa for almost 30 years and are delighted to join the downtown business community where recruitment for excellent talent and a favorable working environment will assure our continued success.”

President of Phoenix Marketing International Martha Rea adds, “The move was necessitated by the significant growth the company has realized in the past few years. As one of the leaders in the market research industry, demand for our products and services has increased exponentially. Our new office is over 50% larger than our previous office in the Tampa Bay area and has a much more contemporary layout to support our continued expansion and also provide an excellent work environment for our team members.”

Leslie Martin, Managing Director at Phoenix Marketing International, states, “We contacted The Dikman Company based on a recommendation. Bob Dikman had us describe our ideal space and quickly arranged for Erika Matscherz to assist. Erika prepared a list of available properties that might fit our needs, listened to our feedback, and arranged a tour of options. In just three months, we signed a lease on a space in downtown Tampa that is the distinctive match for our organization we had hoped to find.”

Roxanne Kemph of CBRE represented the Landlord.

 

ABOUT THE DIKMAN COMPANY

The Dikman Company is a Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Services firm that has been providing clients throughout Florida with a full range of commercial real estate services since 1983. Commercial real estate services include:  development, sales, leasing, property management, tenant representation, investment counseling and asset analysis. For more information, visit www.Dikman.com.

 

ABOUT PHOENIX MARKETING INTERNATIONAL

Phoenix Marketing International is a global marketing services firm, headquartered in Rhinebeck, New York, with 11 offices in the U.S. and Europe. Since 1999, the firm has provided companies across diverse industries with competitive insights on attitudes and behaviors, with a focus on customer experience, communications and brand/product innovation through extensive research experience in the automotive, financial services, healthcare, converged technology and media, restaurant and travel/leisure sectors. For more information, visit www.phoenixmi.com​. Follow Phoenix on Twitter @phoenixmktg.

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TAMPA, Fla. (June 29, 2017)—Erika Zipfel Matscherz of The Dikman Company represented Graham & Company as they sold 420 Ware Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33619 as an investment sale. The industrial building is approximately 25,000 SF and located in East Tampa. The property closed on Friday, June 16, 2017 for 1.7 million.

Peter Crolius, Managing Broker with Graham & Company comments, “Graham Commercial Properties has worked with The Dikman Company for approximately 20 years. It has benefited us to have a local broker in the Tampa Bay area to lease and manage our Tampa property. We have been very happy with the customer service The Dikman Company provided to both us as their client, and to our Tenants over the years.”

Crolius also states, “Our Tenants reached out to us personally and told us how much they appreciate having such a hands-on property manager. It is apparent how seriously The Dikman Company takes their tag line – “Raising the Bar in Customer Satisfaction.” We recently decided to sell our asset in Tampa. Erika Matscherz had our property under contract within a couple months and we are very happy to celebrate this success with them.”

ABOUT THE DIKMAN COMPANY

The Dikman Company is a Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Services firm that has been providing clients throughout Florida with a full range of commercial real estate services since 1983. Commercial real estate services include: development, sales, leasing, property management, tenant representation, investment counseling, and asset analysis. For more information, visit www.Dikman.com.

ABOUT GRAHAM COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

Birmingham, Ala.-based GCP is a private real estate portfolio and management company specializing in midsize bulk distribution properties across the Sunbelt. GCP looks for opportunities to create long-term, above-average returns for investors in industrial markets experiencing growth in e-commerce and logistics. For more information, please visit www.gcprei.com.