The (re)development of a building is the most lucrative and rewarding area of commercial real estate. As your advocate, we seamlessly collaborate with your team to protect your interests and mitigate the risks inherent to every development project, whether new construction or adaptive reuse. We look beyond the immediate project needs to see the bigger picture: to understand your business goals, share your vision of success and work tirelessly to exceed your expectations.
Hernandez Development Services team is highly experienced in creating sustainable real estate development strategies and implementing project development solutions that are predictable and profitable. We have deep relationships with consultants and local government staff. These relationships allow us to successfully overcome the hurdles that arise while developing a facility, including: community concerns, permitting challenges and the technical requirements of financing and building a sophisticated facility.
ALEX HERNANDEZ, PRESIDENT
We help our clients turn potential opportunities into financially feasible development programs in order to attract investment/risk capital so you can move forward with confidence knowing that your project fits securely within its projected use parameters.
DUE DILIGENCE/ ENTITLEMENT SERVICES
Hernandez Development Services professionals will assess and assist our clients in making well-informed decisions with regard to their prospective investments.
Beyond the physical condition of a property, we work tirelessly to gather all the pertinent information about the history and current usage of a property and help get your project entitled.
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Our award-winning, full-service construction company is available to professionally execute our client’s projects from conception, budgeting, construction and completion in order to deliver superior quality to your project.
REAL ESTATE CONSULTING SERVICES
Our experience enables us to provide an array of advisory services such as coordinating consultants, design teams, tenants, project delivery schedules and property management. We will work as one team with you to identify the right solutions so your building achieves your vision and suits your business needs.
This 4-story, 110,698 square-foot facility features 970 climate controlled self storage units and 5,168 SF of ground floor retail. The development team, led by Hernandez Development Services, Merrimac Ventures and JL Capital, combines unmatched strength, stability and a proven real estate track record.
In addition to an outstanding location on the famous coast to coast US Route 30, this 119,000-square-foot facility will feature 983 climate-controlled units, 29 covered RV/Boat spaces and 16 open RV/Boat spaces located in a dense rapid growth residential area with supporting retail and professional services. Hernandez Development Services is leading the development on this active site.
Hernandez Development Services worked on the entitlement for this mixed-use development, which will include 397 upscale rental apartments; The Circ, a uniquely branded 104-room boutique hotel; 46,000 sf Publix supermarket; and approximately 15,000 square feet of additional retail spaced on the ground floor for shops, restaurants and other businesses.
Ideally located just south of I-595 on 136th Avenue, Hernandez Development Services partnered with Stiles to provide complete development services for this 23,000 sf mixed-use building, which features both office & retail space.
Hernandez Development Services provided construction management and development services for this 61,000 sf, $4.6 million facility for C.R. Laurence, the leading North American supplier to the glazing, architectural, railing, construction, industrial and automotive industries.
Hernandez Development Services provided construction management services for this free-standing bank branch for Bank of Florida.
Mr. Hernandez leads and manages the operations and strategic direction of the company. He provides valuable local market insight and manages the strategies for design, phasing, tenant mix and best use of every asset.
Senior Vice President
Don Woods has a distinguished career spanning over 40 years in the construction industry. As Senior Vice President at Hernandez, he is responsible for all of the company’s construction operations, company staff functions and infrastructure development operations. He provides leadership, establishes benchmarks, and monitors assigned projects to ensure completion in a cost-effective, on-time and professional manner.
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. D’Ascola oversees all strategic financial initiatives including asset management, deal structuring, negotiation, acquisitions and financing efforts. By creating attractive risk-adjusted returns, he maximizes every development project’s financial success.
Vice President of Finance
Thomas Burkett is a highly skilled financial professional with notable experience in accounting, sales tax auditing and financial modeling. As VP of Finance for Hernandez, Thomas will oversee the preparation and accuracy of financial
statements, annual budgets, employee expense reports, bonding, reporting, management of all project accounting functions, and tax compliance documentation. He will also ensure company compliance with financial reporting standards.
Director of Development
Mr. Cerrone is responsible for the company’s real estate ventures, acquisitions, partnerships, and developments. He works closely with all aspects of Predevelopment and due diligence execution, Design and Construction, as well as coordinating with internal financial underwriting and Development teams.
Senior Development Manager
Mr. Goss is responsible for overseeing all facets of the development cycle including planning, design, pre-construction due diligence, entitlements, regulatory approval processes and permitting.
Senior Development Manager
As a Project Executive at Hernandez Construction, Mr. Curbelo improves the vision of the Project Leaders, drives greater realism on job planning, provides “aid & comfort” to Project Leaders when they need it most, and educates Project Leaders on critical and strategic decision making when challenges arise.
Senior Development Manager
As Senior Development Manager, Mr. Schecter provides full oversight of the project from feasibility to delivery. He is responsible for governmental entitlements and execution of all aspects of the commercial development process through to construction.
Kendle Williams is a lifelong enthusiast of property development and land law. A graduate of the London School of Economics and a lawyer by trade, he has devoted much of his creative and legal talents to negotiating the written word and drafting construction contracts.
As a Development Analyst at Hernandez, Rex Guzman is an integral member of the team, primarily responsible for real estate analysis, creating pro forma projections, generating return analyses, and conducting market research for development and acquisitions.
Senior Preconstruction Manager
Rene Garcia is responsible for leading and coordinating preconstruction and estimating efforts. As such, Garcia prepares cost estimates from conception through final contract, working with and coordinating the project team including the Owner/Client, all design professionals, subcontractors, and the Project Manager. In addition, he provides value-adding solutions that take schedule, maintenance, and life-cycle cost into consideration.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
530 N. Lake Shore Drive, Suite 2903
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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