Advertiser Spotlight: LeaseFlorida

Business By Erika Pesantes, reporter Wednesday, December 1, 2021

     LeaseFlorida is a Miami Lakes-based real estate investment firm that owns, leases and manages commercial and residential properties throughout South Florida. 

     The company is owned by Alan Waserstein, of Miami Beach, and was established in Miami Lakes nearly 25 years ago, he said.

     “I thought it was a great area, which was very centralized to all the highways,” Waserstein said. “And I loved that the Grahams [the family that developed the town from its dairy farm] owned a lot of properties around here.

     “It was a great community where you had a lot of residences, and you have warehouses, you have retail and you also have offices,” he said. “It’s like the everything [community] for everybody.” 

     Currently, LeaseFlorida has four commercial complexes in Miami Lakes and is seeking office tenants for Corporate Courts at 5881-5901 NW 151st St., and the Dolphin Building, at 14411 Commerce Way. 

     It hopes to draw more neighborhood shops that will become a part of the daily lives of residents, said Kury Castillo, leasing director for LeaseFlorida. 

     Both sites have a mix of tenants, including spas, health care providers, hair salons and attorneys. 

     Corporate Courts has available office space from between 150 to 23,000 square feet, Castillo said.

     The Dolphin Building is a four-story office tower that offers mini-suites from 150 square feet to an entire floor, at 12,000 square feet, she said. 

     LeaseFlorida’s relationships with Miami Lakes businesses are special, Castillo said.

     “Here, it’s more like a family,” she said. “Most of the tenants, we have a one-on-one [relationship] with and most of them live here. 

     “That’s why we like it here,” Castillo said. “We enjoy doing business here and bringing more business to the area.”

     Waserstein says he has advertised in The Miami Laker for almost as long as he has done business in town. 

     “We always advertise in local papers where our properties are owned,” he said. “We actually get good results. 

     “We believe the local papers go to the local people,” he said. “And the people who are going to want offices in the neighborhood are people that live in the neighborhood.”