Words from our winners
Founder & Managing Partner, Peacock Capital
Peacock Capital and BlackEagle are focused on acquiring multifamily properties in one of the Florida markets Beau covers. We shared our goals with him and he soon after provided us with an off market asset that was very well located, well constructed, 100% occupied, and still provided an opportunity for us to add value. Throughout the transaction, Beau was always reachable, transparent with all the details of the property, and even introduced us to a great property management firm in the market. We are already discussing future opportunities with Beau’s team and hope to close on several more multifamily communities next year.
Apartment Community Owner
Having owned the Savannah Place Apartments for almost 25 years, my tax basis was practically nothing. I wanted to properly time my retirement from the real estate investment market with the current major increase in apartment values, all while needing to walk away with enough after-tax proceeds to compensate for my lost cash flows from the property. While my resulting price needed to accomplish these goals was lofty, Beau Beery was able to appropriately convey the value of the asset to the end buyer in a manner that made sense to all. Throughout the entire transaction, I valued Beau’s frequent communication with me, his transparency, and the fact that he always answered his phone and emails. Not to mention, Beau's entire team are just good folks to work with. I highly recommend their investment sales services.
President, AltaTerra Real Estate
Beau represents what a true professional should be. He’s hard working, organized, determined, and meticulous to all aspects and details of the task at hand. Beau is highly educated, loaded with credentials and designations, and has tons of practical experience; all of which makes Beau one of the current and future leaders in the real estate business.
Apartment Community Owner
We are good friends with the Parrish family, who have owned a very successful real estate brokerage in the Gainesville, Florida market for over 100 years. We told them we were looking to sell our apartment asset in Tallahassee and asked for a broker recommendation. He said Beau Beery was the best in the market and knows his stuff. Shortly after Beau toured the asset, he put together an awesome marketing package, and within about 10 days had procured 10 offers.
The group we went under contract with owned sizable holdings in the market already. They contracted quickly, performed inspections within a couple of weeks, and closed nearly a month ahead of the contract date! We were thrilled.
It was obvious Beau has been building a database of investors for a long time to be able to get that many offers that fast and close with a group that was a pleasure to work with. We are happy to see an asset we have owned since the 1990s be sold to a group that will continue to improve a project that has been so good to us.
Beau was always reachable, always gave great guidance, and was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend his multifamily brokerage services to anyone.
We have known Beau for a number of years in the multifamily world. We’ve seen him close deal after deal not only in our local Tallahassee market but across north Florida. He has been a great resource to us with market data, updates on closings, current events, etc. We have looked at a number of deals with Beau but we had not closed a deal with him until now.
Beau is very familiar with our existing portfolio and knew that our headquarters and a number of assets were right down the road from a new listing he got in an excellent location. He even gave us a heads up of the new listing a good two weeks before it came to market, which was helpful. We knew it would be a competitive bid situation given the location and the way Beau markets assets. When the first buyers the sellers chose were not able to close, Beau was very helpful in getting us under contract in less than 24 hours and was instrumental in getting the deal closed. There were a lot of documents and clarifications needed along the way, but Beau was always available when we needed him.
Beau is one of the hardest working brokers in the business, he really knows the market well and understands the kind of assets we’re after. Of greater importance though, is the fact that we like working with him. We trust him. He is always in a good mood and works hard to treat everyone fairly and respectfully. We are looking forward to doing another deal with Beau soon.
Apartment Community Owner
My business partner and I bought this apartment complex in early 2009, arguably the bottom of the market at that time. The purchase price matched the market so we got a good deal. We updated the asset early on but by the time Beau Beery called me about selling, it was due for another property wide exterior value add program. We decided to take advantage of a good market offer instead. Beau’s reputation in the industry for professionalism, communication, and market knowledge repeated with this transaction. Beau was able to bring us an excellent offer price with fair terms from a 1031 buyer from California. We knew Beau only worked with well qualified players in the industry so we took the deal seriously from the start. We wouldn’t hesitate to buy or sell with Beau again should the opportunity arise.
Palm Communities, LLC (Buyer)
Beau Beery has been a friend for many years, and a wealth of knowledge about the North Florida investment property market. I visited him in January while passing through Gainesville, and he notified me of an off-market 24 unit multifamily property that just came across his desk. With his help, we investigated the property, made an offer to purchase it, negotiated a fair deal to both sides, and closed on the purchase within two months of that meeting. Beau exceeded our expectations with his team's ability to move quickly, gather accurate facts so there were no surprises, and keep all parties communicating honestly & fairly. We look forward to working with Beau Beery and his team again.
Nelson & Affiliates, Inc. (Buyer)
Absolute pleasure working with Beau! Projects come easy with like-minded people, and you either click or not. Beau Beery and I worked hard in a mutual and diligent way, which gleaned a successful deal. Thanks to the buyers and the gentleman they are (Peacock Capital).
Mitchell Realty Services
Beau Beery was working on the sale of an unrelated apartment project next to an asset I owned in Gainesville. Beau approached me about an offer from the same buyer to acquire our units. I had given thought to the idea in the past but wasn’t quite ready unless I got a worthy price. I told Beau my number and sure enough, the buyer toured the asset a week later and we went to contract.
I’ve known Beau for 20 years in the real estate market since I own a successful local real estate brokerage and management business. Beau did a great job of keeping the deal on track. A couple of closing extensions were needed and Beau was able to meet our needs with the buyer to keep the deal moving toward closing. We’re very happy with the result and would certainly recommend Beau’s multifamily services.
Quad Property Group
Being based in New York, we need eyes and ears in Florida. Beau and Todd were impressive to work with.
President, Massimo Group, LLC
Beau is the consummate commercial real estate professional. Unlike the vast majority of his brokerage peers, Beau consistently invests in himself for the betterment of his clients. I highly recommend Beau and his team for any of your commercial real estate needs.
Circa Properties (Buyer)
I have known Beau since the early 2000s as an astute commercial real estate broker in the multifamily market. I focus on a very small geographical area in a niche sector of the UF student housing market in Gainesville, Florida. He touched base with me a number of times over the years with various opportunities, but we hadn’t been able to connect on a deal together until recently. Beau listed a fantastic parcel of land that was ideal for a high-end boutique student housing complex. I knew it well because I own three apartment complexes within a block of the property. After going to contract the process went relatively smoothly until the COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented uncertainty in the marketplace. Beau was able to work with the sellers to get the transaction to a place where they felt more comfortable to close. Beau was a pleasure to work with. He helps find solutions to issues and is very good at conveying perspective to the parties of a deal that allows for easier decision making. He is someone I look to for a lot of my multifamily and student housing intel and I hope we can work together again soon.
WNC 1114 LLC, Managing Partner
Beau first approached me and a couple of surrounding property owners nearly 3 years prior to actually closing on a substantially valuable land assemblage directly across the street from the University of Florida (UF). I have owned this prime developable acreage by UF for many years. It is blessed with intense zoning allowances for multifamily and commercial. There were a couple of early interested parties in the assemblage but they didn’t work out. Then, Beau brought to us a group out of Miami that later teamed up with a major development partner out of Salt Lake City. This was an extremely complicated deal with 5 different parcels, 4 owners, and a myriad of development approvals that equaled a roller coaster ride like no other.
I firmly believe that Beau is the reason we were able to keep that many people and dynamics intact over a 2+ year contract period that resulted in a very successful closing for all those involved. Beau maintained such a cool demeanor the entire time, despite a number of challenges that arose along the way. He consistently looked for and found ways to solve problems and keep the principals focused on advancing the ball to the end zone. This transaction would have died two or three different times if not for Beau, but with Beau utilizing all of his knowledge and skills with a little luck, I was able to have a healthy sale event for my business and my family. I would highly recommend Beau Beery’s services if you’re in need of a multifamily expert.
Apartment Community Owner
The highly successful broker I used to sell my apartment complex in California suggested I work with Beau Beery and the CRE Pro Team in Florida to complete my 1031 Exchange. I’m glad he did. Beau made the process of buying the asset from the other side of the United States very simple. He put together a list of off-market assets and was then able to convince the owner of the top-rated asset to sell. It was in an excellent location with a very high occupancy history and still had some value add in the future rents. Beau always answered my calls, texts, and emails right away. He was honest in his guidance and quite knowledgeable about the market during our market and site tours. I was convinced we secured an excellent 1031 asset. If I have the opportunity to buy or sell future apartment deals in Florida, I won’t hesitate to call Beau and his team.
Jon & Beth Mills
Commercial Real Estate Investors
Our attorney in Gainesville recommended we call Beau Beery of CRE Pro Team to help us identify investment property for our 1031 Exchange requirements. Beau and his team were very knowledgeable about the 1031 process and the mandatory timelines. While identifying all three properties was a challenge in this market, the very first one they found was an outstanding off-market 10 unit apartment complex in an A location in very good condition. Beau was responsive to calls and emails, set us up with a great property manager, and guided us thru to closing. Soon after closing, we called on the CRE Pro Team to sell two other multifamily properties we have in a different market.
Vice President, Modern Capital Solutions
Beau and his partner Todd Rainsberger have their real estate signs just about everywhere you look in these parts of Florida. Beau is a good source for commercial real estate market data that is helpful to me as a banker. He is personable, hard working, and is easily reachable. I highly recommend them to find or sell a commercial property.
Managing Director, Bainbridge Companies
Having purchased and value-added to an asset I acquired in 2014, I was ready to take advantage of the positive market conditions by selling my remaining Florida asset. Beau Beery of the CRE Pro Team brought me a 1031 buyer from Colorado wanting to invest away from the already out of control pricing in his area. Despite a series of challenges during the deal, including a recent switch in property management, the lease up period in the year, and securing a lender willing to lend on recent financials instead of historical financials, Beau was able to keep the parties calm, focused, and got us to closing. After 9 addendums, including three closing date changes and several deal breaker issues that arose two days before closing, I'm glad I had Beau on the job to bring a win-win to both parties.
I own a real estate brokerage that is focused on a different asset class than multifamily. My business partner and I bought an apartment deal a little over a year ago. We added substantial value to the project and decided to harvest that value. We knew Beau was the best at this craft and hired him to market the project for sale. Even though the asset was in a tertiary market, Beau was still able to procure a half dozen offers fairly quickly. Procuring offers though is only half the battle. You hire a good broker to help you determine WHICH buyer has the financial and experiential ability to close and how to get the most out of that buyer during negotiations. We knew Beau could help with that. Coincidentally he was able to select a buyer that my firm already managed an asset for nearby in the market. Beau was able to help negotiate a deal while keeping the peace between parties who already knew each other. A lot of brokers would’ve just suggested the highest offer but Beau had deep knowledge of each buyer and probably steered us clear of investors that wouldn’t have gone the distance and wasted everyone’s time. I’d recommend listing your multifamily asset with Beau if you want the job done right the first time
Apartment Community Owner
Beau Beery brought us a buyer for an apartment complex we owned in the Gainesville market that he sold to us just three and a half years prior. He earned us a healthy return on our investment. The buyer was easy to work with and the transaction closed on time. Beau made the transaction happen smoothly and was easy to work with.
AMJ Group Inc.
I've known Beau for many years now. Beau not only has a great energetic personality, but he is the most knowledgeable guy I know when it comes to anything Commercial Real Estate related. I've worked on several multifamily deals with Beau and he is at the top of his profession for a reason. I highly recommend Beau for all of your commercial and multifamily needs. Beau also has an awesome YouTube page that everyone should check out!
EVP/Chief Lending Officer, Citizens State Bank
Beau operates at a high level of integrity. He has become an excellent resource to me and his peers in the real estate market. His dedication to educating anyone who wants to learn about the real estate industry is second to none. Beau is very active in our community and he takes a long range approach to business relationships.
Shareholder & Partner, Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A.
I am pleased to offer this recommendation on behalf of Beau Beery. In my opinion, Beau is the ‘Go-To’ person for the marketing of commercial property. Objectively, his CCIM designation and MSRE degree well-qualify him to understand the business, regulatory, and legal issues concerning real estate development and transactions. Beau has the strongest “second nature” marketing sense I have yet observed. He is a master of business communications and thoughtful networking, and I learn from him about these matters every day. Beau is quickly becoming the “dean” of the local commercial real estate community, and with the passage of time I fully expect his reputation will expand throughout the region and the entire state of Florida.
Partner, Emerson Appraisal Company, Inc.
As a commercial real estate appraiser for over 28 years in the North Florida area I have had the opportunity to work with Beau Beery on many occasions. His knowledge and insights concerning the commercial leasing and sales market have been of great assistance in my appraisal practice and to his clients. Beau has that combination of experience, judgment and persistence which is needed in today's commercial real estate market for success. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs commercial leasing or brokerage services in the North Florida Region.
I had the pleasure of working with Beau and Joe on a recent acquisition they had listed. They were punctual throughout the whole process and quick to answer any questions that arose. During the inspection period, some needed repairs were noted. Beau and Joe were able to successfully negotiate a number that both parties could agree to. I look forward to working with them in the future and recommend them to anyone interested in buying or selling through them.
President, Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors
Beau Beery represents the pinnacle of our industry. He operates always with the highest level of integrity, and he brings tremendous value to every transaction. It's a real privilege to work with Beau -- he is a true master of the deal.
Associate Director, Colliers International
It would have been easier to choose all 7 of the listed character attributes (great results, personable, expert, good value, on time, high integrity and creative) that best describe Beau than to narrow the selection down to only three of the listed attributes (personable, expert, and creative) because Beau clearly processes all seven attributes. I met Beau more than a decade ago when he was in school and working as a rental agent at a local residential apartment community. I thought then that Beau's big and bright ideas would be brought down to reality once he completed his education and got into the "real" world. Well I was wrong. Beau has turned his big and bright ideas into reality through his tireless dedication to his profession and his drive for success and perfection. I have been and continue to be very impressed with Beau's work ethic, gain in knowledge, contribution to the profession, dedication to make a difference, his attention to the long-term components, and the personal/professional growth that has come from allot of effort and hard work. Beau has earned each and every acronym title that follows his name and in the process is the poster person for each of the institutions he represents. I am glad to know Beau and more so to call him a friend and colleague.
President, Asset Management Inc.
I have known Beau Beery for over 10 years. Beau exemplifies all one would want in a commercial real estate broker. He stays on top of every aspect of the commercial real estate industry and is a true leader in his field. He has been honored with several prestigious awards. His integrity is above reproach. I would recommend him without reservation. He knows the business and the market.
Jose F. Martinez
Manager/Investor, M&M of St. Cloud
After completing my third deal with Beau I can tell you he is a consummate professional. He is good at finding deals, presenting the opportunity of an asset, negotiating fairly for both parties, and being transparent. The most recent transaction ran fairly smoothly, despite some delays on the lending side and a few repairs needed prior to closing. Beau was able to keep the deal on track to closing. He was also able to connect me with the top property management firm in the area, which was brought on during due diligence to begin leasing the couple remaining vacancies. The seller had done a nice job completing all the heavy lifting capx so I now have a long-lasting physical asset that will pay dividends for years to come. I highly recommend working with Beau in the multifamily space and look forward to our next deal together.
David C. Wilson
Market President, Renasant Bank
Beau is a true professional. He combines an understanding of the project economics, pays attention to those nagging details in the paperwork and has the people skills to make it happen.
Dell Salter Attorneys at Law
I have known Beau personally and professionally for several years. Few can match his enthusiasm and intensity for work. We have represented clients both on the same side and on the opposite side of transactions. In all cases, he has displayed very high character and professional respect for the parties and for the transaction.
Appraiser, Covert Appraisal Services, Inc.
I highly recommend Beau Beery. He is highly professional, courteous and helpful to me in my work as an MAI appraiser. He is extremely knowledgeable about the trends in the markets he covers and gives generously of his time and energy to help other market participants in the industry. He is widely respected and has excellent follow through.
KeyCity Capital, LLC
One of the investment partners we work with brought to our attention a portfolio for sale in the North Florida market that we really liked. Our partner had already done a fair amount of due diligence on the project by the time we came along. I was introduced to Beau when we went over the marketing package he put together and the awesome property tour video he did. He does a great job of conveying the “story” of the offering without bogging the investor down with the same information written over and over again. He took the time to organize the financials and due diligence in a way that made our job much easier. I then got to meet Beau for the first time during the inspections. We got along like old friends. He was sincere, easy to like, and helped make several hours of inspections go as smoothly as it could. Partnering up later in the deal took some catching up and Beau was always available when we called to get us various documents, even after closing. I’m looking forward to our next deal together with Beau.
Sandstone Realty Advisors
Beau's top qualities are that he's personable, an expert in his field, and he has a high amount of integrity. Beau is hard working and professional. He can get it done for you!
DLP Real Estate
Beau had an 84-unit listing for sale that came across my desk while looking to build a bit of scale in the market to complement our new construction rentals there. My interest was piqued after watching one of the most impressive property tour videos I’ve seen in the industry. It told the “story” well, which was of great importance given the lack of seller sophistication; not to mention it was incredibly entertaining. Beau also did a nice job of providing a concise marketing package without all the fluff typically seen. Where Beau truly set himself apart from other brokers was in the time and diligence taken in creating information we could analyze for the underwriting process. The seller had handwritten financials that Beau’s team had neatly compiled into easy to read spreadsheets. He also took the time to assemble a complete dropbox full of every due diligence item the seller had in his possession.
When we met for the first tour, and subsequent inspections, Beau was genuine and very easy to get along with. We had a lot in common, personally, and he was deeply knowledgeable about the asset and the market. We later ended up partnering with one of our preferred borrowers on the deal, and Beau made that transition seamless with the seller. The transaction closed with ease and in a timely manner, and we look forward to working on several more deals with Beau in the future."
Apartment Community Owner
Timing is everything. Beau first reached out to us 7 years ago. He was never pushy and instead over the years just kept us updated on closings in the area, rent reports, and other helpful apartment-related news and intel that kept us in the loop. He wasn’t like the other brokers that called us seemingly weekly or monthly about selling. This property has been in the family for over 40 years and it was important we choose the right broker to handle the sale. When it was time to sell, I reached out to him. His guidance was incredibly helpful from listing to closing. He worked closely and professionally with our property management company in assembling the necessary documents needed to go to market. He put together an excellent package that portrayed our asset very nicely. Within 3 weeks he procured 26 offers, of which 7 were asking price or more. He gave us intel on each buyer so we could choose the right one that would show up to closing. Like with all deals, several minor issues popped up unexpectedly during the contract period but Beau kept all the parties involved on track to close. Beau went above and beyond his duties to help me out since this was all new to me. I highly recommend Beau to anyone looking to buy or sell an investment property.
Principal, Director of Planning, EDA Engineers-Surveyors-Planners, Inc.
I have had the pleasure of working with Beau on several local projects and find him to be an extremely hard-working, knowledgeable and dedicated real estate professional. He also brings a personal touch to his business dealings that make him very responsive and trustworthy, and I would recommend him to anyone who needs the services of a real estate professional in Gainesville.
President, Leonard Sprague Construction
I met Beau Beery in 1998 while we were both still attending the University of Florida. Other than my wife, I believe Beau Beery is the single most important contact I've made in Gainesville to date. It never surprises me to hear people describe him the same way. They'll say he's honest, hard working, trustworthy, and generally a great person to know. It's all true! But Beau is much more than that, he's the whole package. He's also smart, patient, helpful, energetic, and a pleasure to associate work with. Whenever I have a real estate question or need advice, I turn to Beau. I trust him and value his council and expertise. I highly recommend Beau Beery without reservation or exception. If you ever have the opportunity to work with Beau Beery, do it! You'll be glad you did.
Vice President, Encore Capital Management
I am a strong supporter of Beau for several reasons not limited to the fact he has strong commercial real estate market knowledge in the Alachua County and surrounding areas, is extremely hard working, is a good communicator, has a strong sense for how a building needs to look on the inside and out to get leased or sold (if Beau tells you that you need to do this, this, and that to get it leased or sold, I would encourage you to listen), is constantly coming up with out of the box marketing ideas, and is a strong and valued contributor to the industry as a whole by doing market reports, orchestrating forums, and teaching on the subject of real estate. Additionally, he is constantly giving back to the community through various mediums such as the numerous hours he dedicates to the University of Florida MS in Real Estate program.
My firm had owned North Pointe Villas since 2007. It's been a very good property to us. We increased rents over time and had respectable occupancy through the years, but we felt like it was time to sell and move on to other pursuits. Our main challenge was that while we were the largest condo owner in the community (56 of 91 units) with majority voting rights, the buyer pool for condo deals would be much smaller than fully formed apartment complexes. Not to mention the resulting financing challenges a buyer would have under those circumstances. There had been no shortage of brokers calling us over the years to list our asset. I’ve known Beau Beery as a commercial real estate expert in the market for over 10 years. He touched base with us off and on for many of those years, but timing and reputation is everything. We gave Beau the listing and he took off with it. He brought us 6 offers and helped us narrow down to the most qualified buyers. Going to contract was a lengthy negotiation process that Beau was helpful in keeping on track. Once under contract, there were numerous ups and downs along the way where most brokers would’ve probably thrown in the towel. But not Beau. He kept the parties calm and cool and focused on the end goal… closing. As an investor I’ve learned there are a lot of brokers that can bring you offers and emphasize the reasons for selling. That said, every deal is going to have challenges and it is only the most experienced brokers, with the capability to expertly give guidance and perspective on a deal or situation, that you want on your team. Beau is that broker.
Elliot Sealove & Joe Brennan
Beau Beery was able to source an off market apartment acquisition for us recently in Tallahassee that fits nicely in our portfolio. Beau presented very easy to read information on the asset so we can quickly underwrite the deal, instead of a big 75 page OM that repeats the same info over and over again. He was always reachable by phone, text, and email and most importantly he is sincere. He doesn’t try to “sell” you anything. He knows at this level of transacting, investors can read right through someone that is just trying to tell you what you want to hear. We respected that. There were a couple of deal concerns that came up during the due diligence period and Beau was able to play a cool headed middle man to keep both sides of the deal on track. We look forward to doing another deal with Beau, I’m sure it won’t be long.
Insurance Rep, Pharmacists Mutual Insurance
Beau is a great asset to any organization looking to grow their market presence with an outstanding, dedicated professional. It's never a second question to trust in Beau in his day to day job responsibilities but also the things that are well outside of the norm and go well beyond the basic call of duty. Beau always has the positive attitude and to get things done fast with the credentials to back it. I strongly recommend Beau.
VP of Development, RISE: A Real Estate Company
I first started talking to Beau about 3 years prior to our deal together. We had an in depth discussion on our firm’s acquisition criteria to pick up more student housing and our appetite for development sites. We particularly liked the dynamics of the Gainesville market near UF. Over the next couple years Beau sent us various opportunities and kept us in the loop on market data, transaction info, etc. One thing that sets Beau apart is he is incredibly data driven and delivers very rich information that you can look at and understand in 20 seconds. Then, Beau sent us a winner site he had listed close to UF and for a reasonable price. We met with Beau, toured the site, toured the market, and you could tell he knows his markets like no other. He could tell you the background on nearly every parcel we drove by. Once we negotiated the contract, Beau’s professionalism became crucial as challenges arose during due diligence. While nearly every deal has challenges, how the parties, including the broker, handles them is the key. Beau is always calm, reassuring, and has a knack for conveying solutions to parties in a deal that bring perspective, thus making it easier to overcome hurdles. We ended up closing on the deal after a couple of needed extensions and are thrilled with our acquisition. We are continuing to work with Beau to find our next deal and value our relationship.
Associate at T2 Capital
Thank you for the recommendation to read/listen to your book. I really enjoyed listening to you read it on audible and have notes on my desk as highlights and reminders of what it takes to be an Elite investor. Keep up the great work!
President, Emerson Appraisal Company, Inc.
Beau Beery is a knowledgeable and highly motivated real estate professional who does his homework.
Principal Owner, Alzate Group LLC
Working with Beau was one of the best experiences I've had in real estate! Loved the clear communication, no surprises, everything was clear from the beginning and until the end. He was highly responsive (hard to find these days) and worked hard. I appreciate his professionalism and will be referring more individuals his way. Even though I never met him in person, I feel like we've known each other for a long time. I HIGHLY recommend him!
I bought an apartment building in Gainesville in late 2021. We added significant value to it thru upgrades, better management, better tenant selection, and optimizing the rents. Beau and Joe contacted me about the market conditions and after further research that reveals the value & equity that we've built into the property, I felt they were the best to get the job done. They brought in 9 offers, qualified each offer and prospect, and helped me choose the winning bidder. As in every deal, humps occur but Beau and Joe were able to keep it on course by ensuring timely and seamless communication. I do look forward to working with them again. Hopefully we can do a purchase transaction next.
Partner, Crescent Sky Capital
Our New York based firm acquired two deals in the Gainesville market back in June 2019 and were looking to add to the portfolio. About the same time Beau had presented us with an opportunity to purchase a group of condos in Gainesville. At first glance, it wasn’t our typical asset since it was 56 of 91 condos and we typically buy fully formed apartment complexes. That said, we wanted to capitalize on our management efficiencies in the area and Beau was also able to show that there was a reasonable possibility to acquire all 91 units in the future. In fact, while negotiating the 56 units he was able to assemble another 10 units from a separate owner. It was a very challenging asset to finance but we got it done, in part thanks to Beau’s diligence to satisfy our lender’s many requests. There were plenty of hurdles to overcome during the transaction, but Beau was always able to broker a middle ground that the parties could agree to. We are satisfied with our acquisition and see a rewarding path to add value to the asset for ourselves and our investors. We hope to do another deal with Beau soon.
President & COO, American Commercial Realty Corp.
I worked with Beau to purchase a 461 unit multifamily portfolio in Gainesville, Florida. Once under contract, the transaction had more than its fair share of obstacles to overcome. It was the kind of transaction from a brokerage standpoint that reveals whether your broker is a true professional with experience or not. I think any broker can find buyers for apartment deals in this market. That’s easy. What separates the great brokers from the mediocre ones is how they work to find solutions to problems while keeping all the various parties in a contract calm, cool, and focused on the end goal: a closing. Beau Beery is that broker. He was extremely helpful to my team at all hours of the day and night and even on weekends answering questions. When he didn’t know the answer, he’d tell us he didn’t instead of blowing smoke. And then he would find the answer. He was a master at seeing both sides of a transaction (empathy), and then figuring out how to negotiate a reasonable middle ground. He didn’t solve every issue that came up but he worked his butt off trying. I want a broker like him involved in a deal when I’m in the trenches. I hope to do more deals with Beau soon because he was a pleasure to work with.
President, Old Florida Builders, Inc.
My business partner and I owned our North Pointe Villas units for over 20 years. The units brought in great cash flow and we’ve been debt free for a while. Beau was negotiating a contract on another 56 units in North Pointe Villas owned by another friend. The buyer of those 56 units wanted more units to make the purchase worthwhile since they typically bought a larger unit count. In addition the buyer was working with 1031 capital. It was a lengthy negotiation process that was on-again, off-again, but Beau was able to keep all parties working through the issues and eventually get to contract and closing. It wasn't easy getting two different sellers to agree with one buyer on a partial condo ownership deal with varying degrees of unit quality. Once under contract there were additional hurdles to overcome, including association related, insurance, title, survey, odd lender requirements, etc. However, Beau did a great job keeping everyone informed. We eventually got it closed with literally just 3 hours left before the 1031 Exchange time requirement expired for the buyers! There's a good chance if it weren’t for a broker with Beau’s experience and demeanor to work out complications we wouldn’t have closed.
Commercial Land Owner
I have a very well known nationally recognized family member in the commercial real estate business but he doesn’t specialize in the sale of multifamily land. I asked him for a referral for a student housing developable parcel we own in the Gainesville market and he said the best in the region is Beau Beery. He said he has known Beau since the early 2000s and that he happens to be based in the same market. My relative called Beau and gave him our contact info. Soon after Beau was at our home introducing himself and updating us on the industry, the market, and our property value. Within a few months, we were under contract with a very experienced student housing firm out of Georgia. Like most contracts, there were a couple of hiccups along the way that required amendments and extensions to closing but Beau impressed me along the way by keeping the parties on track, even after COVID-19 came upon us. Beau was always reachable when I had questions, he is textbook knowledgeable on the market, and stayed on the deal from start to finish. If I owned more assets in the market I wouldn’t hesitate to list with Beau again.
Bill & Gail Batey
Commercial Land Owner
When we made the decision to sell our property across from the University of Florida, our daughter-in-law, who is a partner at a large CPA firm in north Florida immediately recommended Beau, because he is an expert in multifamily. From our first meeting with him, we knew that he was not only knowledgeable but also trustworthy and willing to guide us through the entire process. His demeanor is comforting and assuring and he was able to assist us in making the right decisions when a couple of “hiccups” occurred during the transaction. He did an excellent job representing us and negotiated a great price for our land, especially considering we closed during the middle of the pandemic. We would highly recommend him to anyone needing his services.
A residential Realtor friend of mine referred me to Beau Beery to sell my 84 unit portfolio in Gainesville, Florida. He said Beau was one of the top 5 producers in the nation for his global company and that was enough for me to call him. I’m glad I did. I’ve owned this portfolio for 20 years and the units have performed well for me and my family. It was time for us to cash out and Beau helped us do that in a big way on price and terms. I was really glad Beau took the time before the asset was even listed to build a “war chest” as he called it, of all the due diligence material a buyer would need in order to make their best offer and close quickly. I’m glad we did that because there were several lead items that would’ve cost us unnecessary time. Once we hit the market, Beau had 63 buyers and 6 offers in 8 days! We eventually contracted with a buyer that owned 10,000 units around the U.S., which I felt confident about. That buyer later partnered with another strong investor and they closed on time with no drama. Beau kept me informed every step of the way and was always reachable at any time via phone, text, and email. I was also impressed with his marketing style, especially the video property tour and his marketing package that is sent to buyers. It was concise, easy to read, and told the proper story of the asset. I highly recommend working with Beau on the sale of apartment assets.
Apartment Community Owner
Prior to this transaction I engaged Beau Beery in the sale of two other apartment complexes and a shopping center for me in the past few years. Because of his effectiveness and ease to work with, it wasn’t hard to hire him again to market the balance of our Gainesville portfolio of 4 apartment complexes totaling just under 500 units. Beau did an incredible job of creating the necessary marketing materials, interacting with prospective buyers, and soliciting 15 offers in short order. We had a number of great offers at or near our target price so we selected the buyer and moved forward. The negotiation process was pretty intense, which was only a precursor for the many hills and valleys of the transaction over an 8 month process from LOI to closing. I’ve been in the real estate business for a long time and one thing is certain, there will always be bumps in the road and when they arrive, you’ll want the best broker, attorney, and other team members around you to get through it. This transaction had its share of obstacles to overcome but we had a tremendous team of highly skilled professionals that took us to the finish line. Beau in particular did a marvelous job of keeping the parties calm and cool during a myriad of unusual circumstances and assisting in solutions to problems. Beau was reachable at all times of the day, night and weekends. I highly recommend him to sell apartment investments of any size for excellent results in the Florida market.
Beau obtained the listing on a 60 unit apartment complex in Tallahassee and shared the deal with a broker we’ve worked with in the past, George Bacon, who represented us in the transaction. We met Beau about a year ago and he has consistently sent us deals to review but we hadn’t been able to connect on one yet. This time we did. Beau was a pleasure to work with on this transaction as he was always available when we and our broker reached out to him. He is transparent in his dealings and obviously very knowledgeable about the market. There was a previously unknown physical issue that arose with the property and Beau was able to negotiate a reasonable compromise between the parties. Beau doesn’t try to “sell” you a property by providing fluff and unrealistic projections. He provides you the facts of an asset you need to complete your due diligence and offers realistic guidance when the need arises. We look forward to doing more deals with Beau in the future.
Founder, Salmanson Capital
Beau Beery is by the far the best real estate broker I have worked with in the 12 years of owning my own company and he has become a friend. He is professional, attentive, honest, problem solving, a people person and on the ball. It was a pleasure working with him to acquire two very different property types in a 12 month period with him in Gainesville. He helped navigate through a few stumbling blocks and made sure both parties were satisfied. I look forward to working together for a long time.
D. Brent McAlee
Beau Beery was able to source a solid apartment acquisition for our 1031 Exchange that will be a nice addition to our growing Florida portfolio. We did our first deal with Beau in Tallahassee last year and then acquired this asset in Gainesville. Operating from the other side of the U.S. it is most helpful to have someone I can trust. Beau helped us place our capital in a very well located apartment deal and set us up with a local financing source, an insurance source, an attorney, and a property manager. He is always sincere and I can tell he does business in a manner that fosters a long term relationship with his customers, rather than just a quick sale that is cold and transactional. Beau isn’t just a broker to us anymore, we’ve become good friends and I see plenty more business together ahead of us.
Apartment Community Owner
I was intimidated at the prospect of selling the apartments. The guys at the CRE Pro Team were extremely nice and very patient in their approach. They didn’t push me at all, but explained the selling process and the numbers in detail. I’m very happy with the price we got and how fast and smoothly the sale went.
Apartment Community Owner
It was a pleasure working with Beau and Todd of the CRE Pro Team. They convinced us that traditional mass marketing and email blasts would not be the most efficient approach for our properties. Instead, their approach was to apply a good bit of plain old hard work, along with a solid list of proven buyers that they worked directly with. We were very pleased with the end result, and we would recommend Beau & Todd and the rest of the CRE Pro Team to other sellers.
Apartment Community Owner
I’m a demanding investor, but working with Beau Beery was a pleasure from the first time he called me. While I've received many calls from dozens of brokers in the past, I could tell Beau had a unique approach to bring me a solid buyer without having to take the listing public. I had a price goal in mind and Beau got it for me. I highly respect his work ethic, his real-world grasp of multi-family financials, his ferocious tenacity, and the ability to reach him 24/7. I look forward to our next deal together.
Apartment Community Owner
Beau has a firm grasp of the multifamily market in North Florida and has been a dependable asset to me in growing my apartment portfolio in the Volusia County area. He is very responsive via phone, email or text when I need him and doesn't waste time getting pertinent information to either evaluate a deal or during a contract period to complete a transaction. I look forward to doing our next deal together.
Apartment Community Owner
We’ve owned this particular apartment asset since we finished construction in 1977. It has been a solid producer for us all these years. Our dilemma was whether we wanted to go thru another round of heavy capital expenditures to keep the asset performing in top shape or take advantage of the record sale prices occurring in the market for value add opportunities. I knew if anyone could find a solid buyer for the apartments that would show up to closing with no funny games, it would be Beau Beery of the CRE Pro Team. Beau’s reputation in the commercial investment sector is outstanding. While his market value knowledge and connections in the industry are noteworthy, I’m most impressed with Beau’s transparency, his accessibility at all times, and he’s just an easy guy to work with. I look forward to transacting with Beau and his team again.
Apartment Community Owner
I like the CRE Pro Team model for selling commercial real estate (off-market and direct to the buyer). This model sure beats the old model of exclusive listings and pocket listings and the shenanigans those produced. Beau and Todd make a good team.
Virginia & Wilshire Walkup
Apartment Community Owners
We were most impressed with the CRE Pro Team's style of selling and their persistence. They kept in touch with us for months before we considered selling the property, keeping us updated on the market and the buyers they were working with. They promised us they'd keep the property's availability discreet and they did just that. They took time to explain the value of our asset in the marketplace and how buyers evaluate acquisitions these days since we hadn't sold anything in a very long time. They got us very close to our asking price and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
Apartment Community Owner
Congratulations on the sale of my apartment complex!!! It was a pleasure working with you. You were very professional. Let's do more deals.
Apartment Community Owner
I cannot state strongly enough how wonderful it was to work with Beau Beery. The property that I needed to sell was in poor condition and had many surprising glitches along the way that made it very difficult to sell. Beau marketed the property incredibly well and he definitely went the extra mile to get the most we possibly could out of the sale. I would highly recommend him and his firm as they were aggressive, easy to work with, and respectful in all their dealings.
Apartment Community Owner
This deal came together entirely because of Beau and his team and their amazing work ethic and command of the financials. They really knew their stuff and did the leg work on the finances to convince the buyer that there was good money to be made. I'm excited to be able to focus on my other businesses.
Bill & Betty Boykin
Apartment Community Owners
We knew we wanted to sell but dreaded the selling process. We are so grateful to have been referred to the CRE Pro Team because they made the deal easy. They helped us understand the market value, how investors make buying decisions, and what we needed to do to make a quick sale. We got the 1031 value we wanted without the headaches.
Apartment Community Owner
This was a complex transaction, but Beau and Todd stayed on it and got it done. I was impressed.
Mark S. Daniel
Apartment Community Owner
Beau Beery at Beery-Rainsberger Group really knows how to make an apartment purchase/sale happen. He and I talked occasionally for a year, as I got my property in Tallahassee ready to sell. When I told him "okay" he arranged a showing and I had a cash offer for 90% of my asking price within two days. I wanted a full price offer, and better timing. Beau waited two months and brought me a 1031 purchaser at my full asking price. We concluded a straight forward deal which has left me (as the seller) happy, and the new owner is equally pleased. There were some unexpected bumps between contract and closing, but Beau's experience got us through the issues that arose. Standout qualities of the process include the integrity of every party in both offers, and the depth of experience of Beau and his colleagues. I didn't have to put up with any flim-flam junk dealers or flaky financing. One word sums it up: Professionalism.
Real Estate Investor & Developer
Beau Beery and his team were able to source me an excellent multifamily development parcel directly across from the University of Florida about a year ago for my 1031 Exchange requirement. Several months into my development planning Beau Beery introduced the idea of selling the parcel to another firm that was eager for a development size of this type, size, and location. Beau had just recently sold this group a 218 unit apartment complex and said they were a quality group to work with that closed quickly and without issues. He also informed me the group had bought other student housing close to my parcel. Given the time I had owned it, and the soft costs I had spent on development plans, it needed to be a good enough exit price to make sense for me. Beau was able to obtain the price I needed and we closed the transaction approximately 14 months after I bought it. What I valued most was that Beau was always sincere in our interactions. He was always reachable and diligent in keeping both parties on track when a due diligence item or two sprung up. I look forward to doing another deal with the team.
Paul & Betty Cureton
Apartment Community Owners
Beau, you have been absolutely great to work with. Paul and I felt, even though we are both Real Estate Brokers, and both of our children sell real estate, that you earned and deserved to be the prevailing Real Estate Agent. We are very happy that you were successful in making the sale of 'our apartments' happen. You have been very professional and showed to us constantly your knowledge and understanding of the sale and transaction to all parties. We wish you the very best in the future and would be happy to recommend you to anyone considering buying or selling real estate investment properties. Thank you and we would love to shake your hand when you come to Seminole Country.
Being from California where reasonable investment opportunities are few and far between, I've been eager to invest in the Florida market where there are still good options. I reached out to Beau Beery after he sent me some information on a couple of recent closings they had in North Florida. He told me of an apartment investment that he had just gotten info on the week prior but had not assembled all the financials yet. Beau shared with me the pertinent info as he received it and we quickly went to contract. There were some minor repairs required by my lender prior to closing and Beau was able to help negotiate those improvements to keep the deal moving forward. We look forward to working with Beau and his team again.
Apartment Community Owner
Beau, thank you for finding the buyer. I am very pleased the way everything turned out. Now on to my new journey! I am texting you someone who needs your help. I spoke with her a couple days ago and I could not stop giving you great accolades for helping me. She has been hitting a lot of dead end roads with many Realtors. I told her you have integrity. You supersede all the Realtors she has tried to make this a go with. I mentioned your Platinum Award. I was telling her I have 100% confidence in you. She was very impressed with that statement. Our mutual friend told her you are the best! He has spoken volumes about you to her. Fortunate indeed I am to know you, Beau. Thank you again!
Real Estate Investor & Developer
I have been in the real estate business a very long time. Beau and his team are truly one of the most capable agents I have been fortunate enough to have represented my interests. I worked with them a year ago to secure a premier site for a student housing development, and before I could break ground, the team brought me an offer that allowed me to sell that property and afford me the opportunity to buy an even better location for my project. They are always one step ahead! They are smart, honest, and reliable. I could not be more pleased.
Agent, Johnson & Fletcher Insurance, Inc.
After years of working with Beau, I know these will be some of the benefits you will enjoy; Acceptance, Appreciation, Attention, Action, Achievement, and Approval. No task too big or too small for him. Need some help; he is the one to go to!
Founder, Student Maid
Beau Beery is an asset to the Gainesville community. He is one of the hardest workers I know and is, without a doubt, an expert in his field. He is known for being a real go getter and is widely respected by the members of this community. Even better, he works hard to help OTHERS succeed. Beau has certainly helped me in my business (Student Maid) by connecting me to the right people, and I know he has helped other Gainesville entrepreneurs as well. His innovative approach to real estate is admirable and something we can all learn from. If you don't know Beau, get to know him. Highly recommended!
President, Cope Properties, Inc.
Beau has his finger directly on the pulse of the Gainesville commercial market. Plus he is an honest hard working guy!!!
Real Estate Analyst, Raymond James
You meet Beau and I bet you will remember him forever. Beau comes as an extremely friendly personality and at the same time impresses with his impeccable professionalism. I have known Beau since 2010 and since been impressed by his ideas and passion towards everything he does. For all those who know (and very few who don't know him) Beau has consistently scaled newer heights in all facets of life. I wish him all the best and also thank him for his dedication towards the Real Estate program at University of Florida.
Vice President, SVN Investec Services
As a young professional and former student at the UF MSRE program, I've been very fortunate to learn from a successful broker such as Beau Beery. Beau is not only a highly successful Broker in Gainesville, Fl but a great mentor and adviser to students of the program. In addition to his relentless work effort, Beau has taken a great deal of time to help students like myself learn invaluable lessons that only come from experience in the industry.
Director of Operations, The CRE Pro Team
I have had the distinct pleasure of working directly with Beau for a few years now. I can honestly say that I have never worked with someone I respected as much as I do Beau. The words "hard" and "can't" do not exist in his vocabulary. He is thoughtful, genuine and full of integrity. There aren't many subjects he doesn't know about because he constantly quenches his thirst for knowledge. He has embraced technology and is fearless when it comes to hard work. There’s not a single recommendation of him that is exaggerated or enhanced in the least bit. His clients, colleagues, co-workers and friends will all agree that he is resourceful, dedicated, reliable and professional. His energy is contagious, and his contributions to the industry are unmatchable. What impresses me most is that he measures his success on the successes of others he helps. Beau’s work ethic makes my job pretty easy and more importantly satisfying. I foresee a long and mutually beneficial future for the both of us.
Real Estate Consultant, Exit Realty
Beau is a professional who has displayed on more than one occasion his expertise and vision in his Real Estate Business. Beau is not your typical professional in Real estate. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to be associated with a go getter like Beau. I would strongly recommend Beau for any business transaction.
Owner, Land Environmental Group
Beau is a strong and responsive manager who knows everyone. I think I know a bunch of people, but I think he has me beat. I have always liked his positive and responsive attitude and hope to work with him for a long time to come.
Owner, BLACKADAR Insurance
Beau has his finger on the pulse of what’s hot and happening in today’s commercial real estate arena in and around the Gainesville area! His complete dedication, thorough analysis, and well earned savvy of commercial real estate make him an outstanding resource
Commercial Acquisitions, Legacy Property Development
Beau’s wealth of knowledge and common sense make him an asset to any deal. I’ve enjoyed getting to know him over the years and would highly recommend him for any type of commercial real estate transaction.
Carl Barraco, Jr.
Project Engineer, Barraco & Associates, Inc.
Beau is a very talented and innovative deal maker who is highly respected by his peers for his knowledge on his market area and the real estate industry as a whole. What sets Beau apart from his peers in the real estate industry is the passion he has for his work and his commitment to helping mentor the upcoming generation of real estate professionals. Beau is without a doubt a top notch professional.
Broker-Associate, Matchmaker Realty
Beau is unparalleled in his professionalism, thoroughness, and commitment to his customers and profession. As President of the Gainesville/Alachua County Association of Realtors, I look to him for guidance and knowledge when it comes to the Commercial Real Estate Industry. He is constantly reaching out and learning new information to keep himself cutting edge in the Commercial sector, and giving back his expertise to the community.
Director of Acquisitions, Butters Construction & Development
Beau has a knack for finding innovative ways to separate him from the competition. Time and time again, I am impressed to see how he outperforms his peers.
Senior Financial Analyst, Cushman & Wakefield
Beau Beery was my peer mentor during my studies at UF. There is a variety of reasons why I wanted to become his apprentice however, his resourcefulness along with his passion to distinguish and succeed were probably the most important ones. Furthermore, Beau assisted me astonishingly well in both my academic obligations and my professional endeavor and I highly recommend him for any kind of collaboration. His high level of knowledge and experience combined with his indisputable professionalism automatically promotes him into a trustworthy professional.
Executive Vice President, BishopBeale
Without doubt, Beau is one of the most well-respected hardest-working real estate professionals in Alachua County. His fundamental understanding of commercial real estate gives him the ability to not only close deals for his clients, but also act as an advisor who truly understands how to fulfill an owner/landlord’s goals whether short or long term. Beau has an incredible nationwide network and he is the first person that I call when working in the Gainesville / North Florida area.
Vice President of Development at Providence One Partners
I have known Mr. Beery for many years. He is always polite and professional. His attributes are his knowledge and connections in the real estate industry, local and statewide. He is also very helpful in providing accurate market information, suggestion and introduction to local brokers whenever I ask. He is a nice person to do business with and a good friend to have. I strongly recommend Beau Beery to anybody without hesitation.
Assistant Vice President Acquisitions, L & L Holding Co.
Beau is an extremely knowledgeable and hard working professional. No one knows the Gainesville/ North Central Florida real estate markets or professionals better than him. I will definitely work with Beau in the future.
Bartow McDonald, IV
Managing Director, Sperry Van Ness/Sky Commercial Real Estate
I trust Beau Beery and greatly value his insight into the Gainesville market. He is a thought leader and I always appreciate his creativity on deals.
Investment Sales Associate, Crossman & Co.
Beau Beery has earned himself a fantastic reputation in the Gainesville area. Beau’s work ethic and passion for commercial real estate are second to none. Furthermore, my peers and I knew we could always count on Beau to come through for us whenever we needed.
Sydney Morris, CAPS, CPM
Senior Regional Manager, Equity Lifestyle Properties
Beau was an outstanding colleague and has always been very motivated, diligent, and focused. He has an entrepreneurial spirit, astute business acumen, and he is a strategic planner. His forward thinking and creative solutions along with all of the other qualities mentioned enable Beau the successes he has achieved thus far and any challenges he would chose to take on in the future.
Associate Director, Retail Investment Sales, HFF
Beau has a passion for the real estate business and is truly committed to his clients. Beau is also a student of the profession and loves to soak up knowledge and share it with others. I'd recommend Beau as one of the best real estate professionals in the entire state of Florida.
Realtor, Dawn Realty
I have worked with Beau on a number of projects throughout the years. His expertise and knowledge of our industry are invaluable. He's always a pleasure to work with and I have all the confidence in him when recommending Beau to my commercial clients.
Owner/Broker, Secure Investments Realty and Management Corp.
I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Beau Beery over the past several years and have found him to be extremely knowledgeable and professional. It is rare to find the combination that you have in Beau. Someone that is intelligent, compassionate and selfless in is dedication to his profession. Beau is always eager to help improve the professionalism of the market in which he works. He continues to push himself to constantly to learn and improve and he encourages others around him to do the same. We are all very lucky to have Beau in our market.
President, The 1220 Group
Beau is one of the best professionals at achieving greater value and higher performance for buildings, projects and portfolios. His professionalism, expertise, experienced record and work on all types of transactions make him a valuable member of the team. He has our endorsement and full support in all his efforts to create success.
Vice President, CRESA Atlanta
Beau is as good as it gets, in all facets of commercial real estate. He is a personable professional. There is no one in the business that I could better recommend.
Owner/Broker, Metz & Company, Inc.
Beau's intelligence, enthusiasm, and integrity are a welcomed breath of fresh air in this industry. While ambitious, he is selfless and has shown a rare dedication to the betterment of those that work with him. I believe he is a rare gem and I consider it a privilege to know him and work with him.