Call Our Corporate Office: (305) 261-4330 | Email Us:

Florida Retail Shines Amid Stormy Skies (by Shopping Center Business)

Shopping center owners and retailers in the Sunshine State are seizing opportunities and innovating in an effor to outlast the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click the image below to read the full article.

Hobby Lobby is now OPEN at Pines City Center

We are beyond excited to announce that Hobby Lobby is now open in the second phase of Pines City Center in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
With more than 932 stores nationwide, Hobby Lobby offers more than 70,000 arts, crafts, custom framing, floral, home décor, jewelry making, scrapbooking, fabrics, party supplies, and seasonal products for your most creative DIY idea.
Come and visit the new 55,000 SF store that is located at 10700 Pines Boulevard in Pembroke Pines.

National Specialty Pet Supply Store joins Pines City Center in Pembroke Pines, Florida.


Pembroke Pines, Florida | 5/27/2020 – Courtelis Company is pleased to announce that Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming signed a long term lease for 1,621SF at the Pines City Center, 10350 Pines Boulevard Suite #D107, in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Woof Gang Bakery is the leading retailer of specialty pet foods, pet supplies, and professional pet grooming services.  With more than 130 locations nationwide, Woof Gang continually strives to provide the very best products and pet care services available for your furry friend.

Jim Zaydon of Courtelis Company represented TA Realty, the Landlord, and Rick Hansen of Coldwell Banker … represented the Tenant in this deal.

About Courtelis Company: Courtelis Company is based in Miami and has leased and managed high-quality shopping centers throughout South Florida since 1963.

For Information Contact:  Rod Castan
President-Leasing & Management
Ph.: (305) 261-4330



Merritt Island, FL, 5/8/2020 – Courtelis Company is pleased to announce the signing of a lease and commencement of construction of a new 19,956 SF Aldi Supermarket, slated to open later this year at Sabal Pointe Plaza in Merritt Island, FL. 

The new grocery store will offer high-quality products such as fresh meats, fruits, vegetables, deli, and bakery items at great prices. Aldi also provides their customers with organic produce, USDA Choice beef, and the Simply Nature line of products, free of artificial colors and preservatives.

The store will be located at East Merritt Island Causeway and North Sykes Creek Parkway in Merritt Island. 

Rod Castan of Courtelis Company represented BBB Properties of Merritt Island – the Landlord, and Elizabeth Wright and Brent Andrews of Atlantic Retail Group represented the Tenant in this deal. 

About Sabal Pointe Plaza:  Sabal Pointe Plaza is an 82,856 SF shopping center that is located at NWC of Merritt Island Causeway and Sykes Creek Parkway in Merritt Island, Florida right across the street from 900,000 square foot Regional Mall – Merritt Island Square Mall. The shopping center is serving the markets of Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach, Rockledge, and Titusville and is anchored by Michael’s, Pier One Imports and Longhorn Steakhouse. 

About Courtelis Company:  Courtelis Company is based in Miami and has leased and managed high-quality shopping centers throughout Florida since 1963. 

For Information Contact:  Rod Castan
President-Leasing & Management
Ph.: (305) 261-4330


We are very concerned about our tenants that have been forced to cease operations and are actively lobbying our representatives in State and Federal government to support Small Businesses and their employees through direct assistance. We encourage you to do so as well!  We are also hopeful that the Federal government will provide emergency modifications to banking regulations that will support the Commercial Real Estate industry as well. We have also been gathering as much information as possible to share with our tenants during this crisis and here are some ideas:

Small Business Assistance:

Here are a few links for small businesses to reach out to:







State of Florida Program :

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The bridge loan program will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced economic injury from COVID-19.

•The application period is open and runs through May 8, 2020. More information is at

•The Business Damage Assessment survey has been activated to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s local business operations. The survey, managed by DEO, will evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy so actions to implement appropriate relief programs can begin.

The survey can be taken online at

Please share and let us know if you have any other ideas. Together we will get through this,

Stay healthy,

Rod L. Castan, CRRP

President, Leasing and Management Services

Courtelis Company

703 Waterford Way, Suite 800

Miami, FL 33126

Tel: 786.388.6470 │ Cell: 305.794.4700


Jackson South Groundbreaking | 02/12/2020, Miami., FL

2/17/2020, Miami, Florida – Elias Vassilaros of Courtelis Company, Jeffrey S. Spiller of Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (HTA), city commissioner Dennis Moss and other dignitaries gathered on February 12th to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Jackson South at 152nd Street & 97th Avenue in Miami, FL.

Courtelis Company was a development consultant for the Health Care Trust of America Inc. (HTA) Construction who broke ground on the new 55,000 SF medical office building located in Miami, FL. After considerable efforts in the rezoning of approximately 12 Acres on 152 Street & 97th Avenue, the Courtelis team received all the approvals in January of 2020.  The full rezoning process took approximately 2.5 years to complete.

HTA is building a 55,000 SF medical office building and finalized the lease with Jackson South for approximately 36,000 SF. The new hospital’s location will alleviate some of the immediate medical office needs that Jackson has. The new Jackson South MOB is expected to be completed in 2021.

Courtelis also brought in Royal Senior Corp. in order to develop a campus for an assisted living facility, independent living as well as a memory care units. The medical office building should commence construction by the end of February and the assisted living facility campus, by June 2020.


Taco Bell, Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida, 1/16/2020 – Courtelis Company is pleased to announce that Coastal QSR, LLC, a Taco Bell franchisee, has signed a ground lease at the Westview Plaza shopping center in Miami, Florida, joining RaceTrac Petroleum at the project.  

The new 2,200 SF square-foot Taco Bell restaurant will feature a drive-thru and will be located on  NW 119th Street (Gratigny Parkway) and NW 24 Ave with visibility to over 44,000 vehicles daily.

Westview is part of a mixed-use project at the site of the former Westview Country Club golf course with plans for 80,000 SF of retail space to be developed by Landmark Companies and Courtelis Company, a 450,000 SF Business Park in the Eastview Commerce Center developed by Panattoni Development Company, and 700 residential units to be developed by Lennar Corporation.

The project is located on the Gratigny Parkway which connects I-95 and the Palmetto Expressway in North Miami, Florida.

Rod Castan of Courtelis Company represented the landlord, Rosal Westview LLC. and Nate Werner of RSI represented the tenant in this transaction.

For More Information Contact Rod Castan at Courtelis Company, 305.261.4330


Gainesville, Florida, 1/9/2020 — Courtelis Company is proud to announce that we have been engaged for the property management of the Tower Square and Hunters Crossing shopping centers located in Gainesville, Florida.

Hunters Crossing is an 86,558 SF Publix-anchored neighborhood shopping center that includes Ace Hardware, The UPS Store and Piesanos Pizza. The shopping center is located at the Southwest corner of the NW 43rd Street & NW 53rd Avenue.

Tower Square is a 94,283 SF neighborhood shopping center located at the Northeast corner of Archer Rd & SW 57th Avenue.   

The shopping center is anchored by Publix and includes Anytime Fitness, GNC, and Camp Credit Union.

The Properties are leased by Anne Metz, Metz and Company.

About Courtelis Company:

Courtelis Company is a Miami-based full-service real estate company that has leased and managed high-quality shopping centers throughout Florida since 1963.

For management information contact 305.261.4330


Dear Clients, Partners and Friends:

2019 began with new goals, new ideas and a new vision of our Courtelis brand.

Our “C” logo was redesigned and redefined each month, to give us a fresh perspective on our brand and mission.

January started with a CHANGE. We tried out new strategies to improve work tactics, attitudes, and performance. Real Estate is constantly changing and evolving so we have to adapt to stay ahead of the game.

With change comes COMMITMENT. Our employees renewed their dedication to provide excellent customer service to our clients, partners, and colleagues.

CREATIVITY helps to stimulate “out of the box” thinking and we researched new and exciting concepts that will breathe new life into our retail developments and our communities.

CONSERVATION. We remain dedicated to protecting our environment and we made a commitment to recycling in our office and switched to more environmentally friendly materials.

 CONNECTIONS are critically important in life and business, especially in our world of deal-making and relationship building.   

C for CHARACTER was dedicated to Alec P. Courtelis, the founder of Courtelis Company who was a man of great leadership, espousing education, hard work, and charity. A man of true CHARACTER.

COLLABORATION recognized that success comes with sharing insights and new information with colleagues and industry friends.

CONSTRUCTION – We kicked off several new development projects in 2019, highlighted by Murano at Three Oaks.

CALIENTE showcased Hispanic businesses in our shopping centers and communities as well as saluted the diverse Hispanic heritages of our team members.

CARING was dedicated to Cancer awareness, and good health.

Creating COMMUNITIES looked at our business model and recognized that each of our properties represents more than just buildings. They impact the COMMUNITY in many ways

So the Courtelis Company redefined itself as a community developer and manager in 2019 and looks forward to working with each of you in 2020. We thank all staff for their hard work and efforts in this initiative.

Happy New Year!

Pines City Center and 16000 Pines Market welcomes new tenants

We are proud to announce that Courtelis Company’s Senior Leasing Manager is closing the year out strong! Jim Zaydon has signed 4 new leases in the last week of the Year for 16000 Pines Market and Pines City Center in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

New tenants joining the 16000 Pines Market roster will now include:

MD Now, which will be occupying 2,576 SF in the outparcel building for an Urgent Care facility. MD Now is the fastest-growing urgent care provider in the state of Florida.

Tropical Smoothie Café, a national fast-casual cafe concept that is best known for its smoothies and delicious food with a tropical twist, will be joining the Pines Market lineup, with their 1,134sf restaurant.

At the Pines City Center, CoreLife Eatery, a healthy lifestyle restaurant, joins the lineup with a 2,576 SF Lease. This fast-casual concept personifies the old saying “you are what you eat” will be located in the second phase of the shopping center adjoining the UFC Fitness Center.   

Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt, a well-known frozen desert concept, founded in 2005 and operating over 260 locations nationwide has also signed up at Pines City Center. Pinkberry will be occupying 1,403SF in the second phase of the Project.

Nick Short of Strategic Retail Advisors was a co-broker on the Tropical Smoothie Café deal; Spencer Young of Creative Realty Group represented CoreLife Eatery; Brian J. Richardson of Avison Young represented MD Now.

Jim Zaydon of Courtelis represented the Landlord in these transactions.

Sport Clips and Jersey Mike’s to join Granada Shoppes in Naples, Florida

Granada Shoppes, Naples, Florida

Naples, Florida 12/10//2019 – We are pleased to announce that Cammi Goldberg of Courtelis Company has leased two spaces in the Granada Shoppes to Sport Clips, Inc. and Jersey Mike’s Subs totaling 2,990 sq.ft. in Naples, Florida. This 300,000 sq. ft. Community Shopping Center is located at Immokalee Road and US 41 and is anchored by Trader Joe’s, Marshalls, Havertys Furniture, Hobby Lobby, Pier One Imports, Men’s Wearhouse and Tuesday Morning. Both businesses hope to open in early 2020.

703 Waterford Way, Suite 800 |Miami, FL 33126 | 305-261-4330 | 239-643-1800
Copyright © 2009 Courtelis Company | Site by Larry Jacob Internet Marketing