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TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 6, 2018) — The Board of Directors of the Florida Gulfcoast Commercial Association of Realtors (FGCAR) announced the appointment of Erika Zipfel Matscherz. As a FGCAR Board member, Erika will represent the Chapter’s interests for a period of two years beginning January 2019.

FGCAR provides the Tampa Bay area with professional expertise as well as ethical accountability in the commercial real estate industry. Its diverse and dedicated board members lead by example, building a stronger commercial real estate community.

“The Florida Gulfcoast Commercial Association of Realtors made the right decision in electing our very own Erika Zipfel Matscherz to join the Board of Directors,” said Bob Dikman, chairman and chief executive officer, The Dikman Company. “Kudos to both Erika and FGCAR.  Erika is sure to add tremendous value to this great organization, one in which The Dikman Company has been a part of since its founding.”

“I’m honored and extremely motivated to join this outstanding team of FGCAR Board members that is such an influential part of the Tampa Bay commercial real estate community,” said Erika Zipfel Matscherz, associate, The Dikman Company. “This organization consistently brings value to our industry and I am excited to get to work in January.”

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. (Nov. 19, 2018) — The Dikman Company’s own Erika Zipfel Matscherz was recognized at the 7th Annual CREW Tampa Bay Awards banquet on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

Erika was honored with the prestigious President’s Award for her contributions throughout the year to CREW Tampa Bay. CREW President Dana Grutchfield stated in her remarks prior to the announcement, “The President’s Award is not just about recognizing those who are already successful; it’s also about recognizing those who serve and work together with others to build a stronger community of women in the Tampa Bay real estate industry.”

Dana went on to add, “Erika is a leader in our chapter after just two years. Open to new challenges, she has developed and worked with a group of other members, many who are new to the organization. Leading this group, Erika has revitalized some of our events and strengthened our members’ involvement, networking opportunities and connections to CREW.”

“It is wonderful to be part of such a great organization with an amazing group of women,” said Erika Zipfel Matscherz, associate, The Dikman Company. “I feel blessed and extremely honored to receive this award, and I will continue to do everything I can to be deserving of it.”

The CREW Tampa Bay Excellence Awards recognized many of its members for various individual areas of excellence in the commercial real estate community. The event was held at Armature Works in Tampa.

CREW Tampa Bay is dedicated to transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally. CREW Network’s membership is more than 10,000 professionals in more than 70 major global markets representing all aspects of commercial real estate.

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. (Sept. 20, 2018) — The Dikman Company announced the renewal of long-term tenants, Lightning Bolt and Screw, Inc. and Mulcahy & Associates. The two companies are located at 2604 Tampa East Boulevard, in the Tampa East Industrial Park.

Lightning Bolt and Screw has been a tenant in the building since 1998 and has renewed its lease for an additional three years. Established in 1992, the family-run full-service fastener company occupies 6,000 square feet in the 60,000 square foot warehouse located in East Tampa. This property has been their home for 20 years.

Mulcahy & Associates renewed its lease 16 months early to secure the space for an additional three years. The company is a manufacturer’s representative sales firm specializing in municipal water and sewer manufacturing. The Tampa East Industrial Park location is central to the company’s Florida customer base. Mulcahy & Associates occupy 8,400 square feet.

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. (August 27, 2018)— Erika Zipfel Matscherz of The Dikman Company represented Valrico Retail, LLC, and sold a 9,100 square foot retail center for a purchase price of $1,030,000. The deal closed on July 31, 2018. The building is located at 26105 State Road 60 East, Valrico, Fla.

As one of the owners selling the property, Bob Dikman, chief executive officer of The Dikman Company said, “Erika Matscherz’s tenacity, sheer determination and her attention to detail paid off with securing a buyer for our retail center in Valrico.”

The Dikman Company asset was formerly home to a Chase Bank and others but in the last few years languished as efforts were focused on finding credit tenants with long-term leases to fill the vacancies.

Dikman added, “Erika found the perfect buyer and worked hard to make it a win/win deal for both buyer and seller.  As both the broker and owner, we commend Erika for her efforts.”

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. (Aug. 2, 2018)— Erika Zipfel Matscherz of The Dikman Company represented DeliverCareRx Pharmacy LLC., securing a five-year, 9,610 square foot lease at Westport Commerce Center in Tampa, Fla.

DeliverCareRx, is a national pharmacy based outside of Chicago, Ill., and a leader in home delivery services to hospice patients and other underserved patients suffering from chronic disease states. The company was looking to expand and was in need of warehouse space located in Tampa, Fla.

“DeliverCareRx is extremely excited to be opening its Tampa facility,” said Dave Krishna, president and chief executive officer of DeliverCareRx. “We could not be happier with both the facility, and The Dikman Company, who was instrumental in helping us find the right space.”

Dave added, “Our agent, Erika was outstanding.  She and her colleagues at The Dikman Company were extremely efficient, obviously experienced in the market, and very thorough throughout the process. We would highly recommend them in the Tampa market.”

Chicago-based Bespoke, a commercial real estate firm specializing in providing its clients with resources to support their business goals, made the connection possible.

“DeliverCareRx was referred to us by Victor Sanmiguel, with Bespoke,” said Erika. “We were more than happy to assist his long-term client by helping them find the best property for their first Florida location.”

Having a great referral source through the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) is critical for boutique real estate firms like The Dikman Company. Erika added, “When asking Victor how he heard about us, he stated it was because of our involvement with SIOR. He also believed a small firm would provide his client with the hands-on attention and excellent customer service he also offers his clients.”

Trey Carswell of Avison Young represented the landlord, Eastgroup.

About DeliverCareRx
DeliverCareRx is a national pharmacy based outside of Chicago, Illinois and is a leader in home delivery services to hospice patients and other underserved patients suffering from chronic disease states. DeliverCareRx provides patients with an unsurpassed customer service offering. The pharmacy removes barriers faced by both chronically and terminally ill patients and also those faced by the nurses and caregivers that provide their care. For more information about DeliverCareRx, visit www.delivercarerx.com/hospice.

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. (June 28, 2018)— Erika Zipfel Matscherz of The Dikman Company represented Lykes Cartage Company LLC., securing a five-year, 18,750 square foot lease at Tampa Distribution Center located at 1212 N. 50th Street, Tampa, Fla.

Lykes’ corporate broker, Russell Todd of Centric Commercial/CORFAC International contacted The Dikman Company with a need to locate industrial space in Tampa. “When Russell reached out to me with his client’s need, I was more than happy to jump in and work with him again, said Erika. “Lykes was expanding to the Tampa market and needed to be up and running as soon as possible. We were able to find the right property that best fit their specific needs and got them moved into their new space in just over a month.”

“Erika was instrumental once again with a co-broker assignment by finding a Tampa warehouse facility for Lykes Cartage Company,” said Russell Todd, principal, Centric Commercial/CORFAC International. “She was able to narrow down the list of available properties to find the right fit for our client.”

Jessica Mizrahi of Cushman & Wakefield represented the landlord.

About Lykes Cartage Company
Lykes Cartage Company, Inc. is a highly dependable and professional expedited transportation company. A key benefit we have to offer is our numerous city terminal locations throughout Texas, Florida and Colorado. Lykes Cartage offers a wide range of services enabling us to be as dynamic as the changing needs of our valued customers. We are equipped with a large, modern fleet, as well as a team of dedicated professionals able to address any special requirements quickly and efficiently. For more information, visit www.lykescartage.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. (June 25, 2018)— Erika Zipfel Matscherz of The Dikman Company represented Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning, securing a seven-year lease on a 21,946 square foot building located at 6405 Badger Drive, Tampa, Fla.

Del-Air was quickly growing out of its current location and needed a new space that could accommodate its specific needs. The challenge was to find a suitable property in Tampa’s industrial market.

“The Tampa market is tight right now,” said Erika Zipfel Matscherz, The Dikman Company. “You have to really know the area and be ready to move quickly, but at the same time you want to make sure you find the best fit for your client. We were able to secure a stand-alone building in East Tampa with a very competitive rate on a seven-year lease.”

Del-Air’s new location included many needed tenant improvements as part of the lease negotiations. The company’s move to its new property was complete in April.

“The Tampa market has always been important to Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning,” said Bob Dello-Russo, founder, Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning. “This newest property ensures that our 100 percent-employee-owned company can continue to exceed the expectations of all our Tampa area customers. We will continue to build on the core principles that I have used to guide the business which is to always do quality work and commit to 100 percent customer satisfaction.”

About Del-Air
Founded in 1983 by Bob Dello-Russo, Del-Air has become the largest residential heating and air conditioning company in Florida by upholding its mission to exceed every customer’s expectations. Our commitment to providing exceptional customer service starts with having over 400 fully stocked trucks staffed with expertly trained, manufacturer-certified technicians. We sell and service every major air conditioning brand at the best prices, delivered and installed on time. We are committed to giving our customers a quote within 10 minutes and installation the next day. We provide 24/7 service and never charge an overtime fee. We currently operate throughout most of Florida with locations in Sanford, Kissimmee, Clermont, Melbourne, Tampa, Jacksonville, Fort Myers, and Bradenton, to conveniently serve you.

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. (May 29, 2018) — Erika Zipfel Matscherz of The Dikman Company represented Great Lakes Power, securing a five-year lease with Causeway and 78th Street LLC. The 10,800 square foot new building is located at 7851 Causeway Boulevard, Tampa Fla.

Great Lakes Power, which provides its customers with transmission and drivetrain products, parts and services, was growing and looking for warehouse space in east Tampa. One of the items on the company’s wish list was to stay geographically as close to its current location as possible. Matscherz stated, “After searching the Tampa market thoroughly, nothing was the ‘right fit.’ I reached out to a local developer who was about to break ground on a new 10,800 square foot spec building in east Tampa. The developer was not marketing the property yet, so this was the perfect opportunity to get in and negotiate a deal that worked for my client.”

Customer service was a priority from the first conversation with Great Lakes Power. Needing to relocate quickly while the new facility was under construction, Matscherz researched viable options for the temporary move.

“We were in a tough spot as we were coming to the end of our current leased facility and needing more space when we contacted Erika at The Dikman Company,” said Richard J. Pennza, president and chief executive officer, Great Lakes Power. “Erika jumped on the project right away, immediately made plans to meet with us to get to understand our situation, then worked extensively with our Tampa branch manager to secure a new location. To complicate things even more, while we were negotiating the lease for our new build-out facility, it became evident that it wouldn’t be available for approximately nine months from the termination of our current lease. Erika came through and was able to find us a suitable temporary facility.”

Pennza added, “Others we contacted prior to The Dikman Company never came close to the interest and attention we received from Erika and The Dikman Company. I don’t think we could have pulled this off any better.”

“Being a service provider ourselves, at Great Lakes we strive to provide a high level of customer service, and also expect this from those serving us,” said Rusty Whitaker, Tampa branch manager, Great Lakes Power. “To put into words, I was very satisfied with the level of customer service provided by The Dikman Company, and if ever we have a need in the future, there is no doubt who will get the first call.”

About Great Lakes Power
The Great Lakes Power group of companies represents leading global off-highway power transmission, drive train and other related industrial component manufacturers such as Twin Disc, Dana Spicer, Clark-Hurth, Funk Manufacturing, Durst, Cotta Transmission, TDI Engine Air Starters, Axletech, Carraro, Altra/Wichita Clutch, Kongsberg Automotive, Interlube, Donaldson, Racor and other leading off-highway power transmission equipment and parts manufacturers. The Company’s success lies in its ability to bring together the strengths of each organization to competently and professionally solve customer’s power transmission and drive train application problems. Great Lakes Power adds value for its customers by providing the best power transmission and drive train products, parts and services available in the industry.

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. (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.