In his role as a Commercial Coordinator for Douglas Elliman Real Estate Louis is responsible for capitalizing on the synergies between International and Domestic commercial investors and all types of Investment properties from coast to coast. Clients benefit from Louis' well-established network of relationships, which gives him access to off-market deals as well as knowledge of buyers who are discretely pursuing specific transactions. His 35 years' experience in the Domestic Investment Property marketplace provide excellent knowledge and an unique perspective from several different industries that he has been involved in from Hospitality to Construction.
There are many factors in which commercial real estate agents/coordinators are differentiated from salespeople entering the real estate profession with limited business experience. These differentiations start with the assumption that "sales and negotiations" are the result of agents creating meetings of the minds between the buyers and the sellers with a focus upon the fiduciary responsibilities being balanced with a responsibility to all parties involved. As licensed Real Estate Professionals we have a responsibility to go beyond the call of duty for the customer and principal. Our Motto has been “Ask not what the client and principal can do for the agent, but ask what can the agent do for the customer, the principal, and other agents involved in the real estate transaction.”
When a client inquires about a commercial property, that client is not looking to be sold. The client is looking to be taken on a tour of a property or business opportunity as well as being provided will all of the Due Diligence that will enable the transaction to proceed to a smooth closing. The property will be their focus and eventually an extension of themselves or their corporate identity. Therefore, the "about me" becomes "about you" so that you, the client, can be taken on a tour of whatever properties and opportunities that you or your investment group are interested in exploring.
When the client decides to market their property, they are treated with the respect and honesty necessary to nurture and develop a fiduciary relationship that will allow the agent to serve and protect their best interests. Louis is an expert in creating research-driven strategies that are focused on maximizing the upside potential of every transaction, from office and residential properties to retail properties and raw land development opportunities.
Services for Landlords/Owners:
· Property management
· Real estate financing
· Acquisition/disposition strategies
· Contract and lease administration
· Assessment of leasing opportunities
· Occupancy projections and budgeting
· Qualification of prospects
· Recommendations on pricing
· Contract negotiation
· Property sales and lease-backs
Services for Tenants/Buyers:
· Complete, thorough detailed market analysis
· Initial consultation and strategic planning
· Evaluation of requirements & Site selections
· Market and comparative property analysis
· Buy-lease-build consultation
· Space expansion or consolidation
· Contract negotiations and renewals
· Ongoing lease analysis and tenant management
Services for Investment Property Clients:
·Acquisition and disposition strategies
·Property positioning / repositioning
·Competitive market research and analysis
·Valuation analysis and financial modeling
·Development of custom digital and print marketing materials
·Targeted digital, print, and direct marketing
·Public relations strategies
·Transaction due diligence and negotiations
Louis has many years of experience in negotiating contracts, sales, corporate leases and purchases of businesses, commercial, industrial, and estate properties. In addition to writing business plans Louis has years of experience in Due Diligence Analysis and business consulting.
Upon graduation from Wilkes University Lou entered the field of business starting his own import/export textile company, Fabrics Inc, as well as the domestic division in the United States known as Fisher Textiles. Lou helped found Fisher Bros, as well as Stainless Corp USA, and eCommerce Brokers, LLC,. He became proficient in the sales and marketing of businesses located in shopping centers and small town USA storefronts. Lou engineered complex negotiations for the sale and brokerage of several International businesses as well as owning them.
Over the years Louis has been involved with some of the most interesting Commercial transactions in New York and Pennsylvania including, but not limited to:
Schaeffer Dry Good Department Store, Reading, Pa.
Rich-Bar Processing Textile Plant, Bethlehem, Pa.
Montex Textiles, Allentown, Pa.
National Stainless, Philadelphia, Pa.
Martin Viette Nursery, Long Island, NY.
Supreme Auto Body, Allentown, Pa.
Dollar General Development , Allentown, Pa.
Jackson Steel aka MV-BARMED, Mineola, NY.
GSA Government Lease 9100 sq ft Office Building, Bayside NY
DMV Government Lease 6000 sq ft Office Building, Huntington, NY