Scott Brenner is a founding principal and the driving force behind Brenner Real Estate Group, and has led the company to an undeniable reputation for excellence. His background as a licensed attorney, real estate broker, mortgage broker, court appointed receiver, and bankruptcy consultant, as well as his strength as a development owner, serves the organization and clients well.
His knowledge and abilities allow him to analyze any situation and react quickly to provide responsive results. Mr. Brenner is actively involved in all aspects of Brenner Real Estate Group, which include leasing, sales, development, property management, tenant representation, investment sales, joint venture opportunities and court appointed receivership.
In 1997, Mr. Brenner's entrepreneurial spirit spurred the creation of Zenith Realty Investments I, Ltd., a commercial property investment vehicle. As President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Brenner helped grow the fund to almost 1 million square feet of property in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, including Brenner's former Deerfield Beach headquarters building - the award-winning Hillsboro Commons, as well as redevelopment projects including Oakland Park Station, Commercial Station, and Atlantic Tower. Zenith has since sold its interest in all of its 14 assets.
Always on the lookout for new opportunity, Mr. Brenner led the company into the multi-family residential market in 2002. The Ellington at Victoria Park, a 50-unit luxury townhome community in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, sold out in record time. The Ellington's success led Mr. Brenner to a new project called The Oaks at Oakland Forest, a townhome community in Oakland Park which was completed in 2007.
In early 2005, Scott Brenner created yet another equity raised real estate investment fund, Brenner Investment Properties I, LTD (BIP). The fund opened with the purchase of three properties from Zenith Realty Investments. The properties include Commercial Station, Atlantic Tower, and the five-building office/service complex in Fort Lauderdale which contains Brenner's current headquarters, Cypress Commons.
In mid-2005, the company launched into a new arena, office condo conversion. Acquisitions included The Exchange Office Condominium, a 175,000 SF project in Fort Lauderdale which has now been sold, Pine Island Commons Office Condominium in Plantation, and Emerald Hills Executive Plaza II in Hollywood which is now part of the BIP portfolio. Brenner provides brokerage and property management services.
Mr. Brenner, a native of Miami, Florida, earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida International University (FIU) in 1981 and obtained a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Law Center in 1984. In 1997, Mr. Brenner was awarded the South Florida Business Journal's Up and Comer's Award in the real estate category and Brenner Real Estate Group earned the 1999 South Florida Business Journal Small Business of the Year Award. In 2004 Brenner Real Estate Group was awarded a CoStar Power Broker Top 20 Sales Firms Award. In 2005 & 2006, Mr. Brenner was named a CoStar Top Sales Broker, while Brenner Real Estate Group was named a CoStar Power Broker Sales Company and CoStar Power Broker Leasing Company. For the four years of 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011, the firm was named CoStar Power Broker Sales Company and CoStar Power Broker Leasing Company. In 2012, the firm was recognized as CoStar Power Broker Leasing Company, and in 2013 and 2014 as Power Broker Top Leasing Firm.
Mr. Brenner is very active in the industry and has served on the Boards of many organizations including National Association of Industrial Office Parks (NAIOP), Building Owners Management Association (BOMA) and Realtors Commercial Alliance (RCA). He is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence through education and has attained the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Society of Industrial Office Realtors (SIOR) and Real Property Administrator (RPA) designations, and is actively pursuing his Certified Property manager (CPM) designation.
Mr. Brenner's extensive community and political involvement further reflect his leadership skills where he serves on the Board of Directors of many organizations including the United South County Democratic Club, Israel Bonds, and Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. In 1997, he received the Outstanding Young Leadership Award from the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and is past president of the Young Adult Division of the Palm Beach County Jewish Federation. In 1996, he was also a candidate for State House of Representatives in Palm Beach County. Mr. Brenner was a founding Board Member and Director, Member of the Loan Committee, and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Legacy Bank of Florida.
Scott Brenner has carefully chosen his professional staff for their diverse areas of expertise, dedication to quality, and the sharing of a common vision and mission to be the best, providing excellence in real estate services. Utilizing the many skills and diverse backgrounds of his professional staff, Mr. Brenner remains dedicated to satisfying his clients' needs. The commitment to quality service and a strict attention to detail are the fundamental principles upon which Mr. Brenner built the foundation of Brenner Real Estate Group.