Independent New Jersey Real Estate Brokerage Expands into Florida
Updated: Oct 16, 2020
The Gallery Residential Brokerage, Monmouth County’s fastest growing independent real estate brokerage, brings its unique agency model to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, opening its newest location October, 2020.
OCTOBER 5, 2020 SPRING LAKE, NEW JERSEY – The Gallery Residential Brokerage announces the opening of its fifth location in three years with its newest office in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida at Las Olas Square.
Serving changing demographics
“The traditional migration between the northeast and Florida is increasing exponentially due to the favorable tax laws and warmer weather. The 2018 U.S Census states that Florida is the number one relocation destination and Palm Beach and Broward counties are particularly desirable markets for New Jersey movers.” Says John Meechan, co-founder and CEO.
The continued growth of The Gallery, now into south Florida, is validation that our model is anticipating the needs of this dynamic market.” He continues. “The Fort Lauderdale location will continue The Gallery’s mission. We focus on hiring professional agents who view real estate as their career. And we named our brokerage The Gallery to showcase our agents. We are thrilled to bring their drive and dedication to service the local communities in the Fort Lauderdale area.”
Delivering a nimble, tech-driven agency and unique agency proposition
Adds Jeffrey Kniffin, co-founder and COO, “The Fort Lauderdale office will be built on the same tech-driven platform used in all our locations. The flexibility of our paperless, modern company allowed us to pivot during the recent shutdown without any loss in productivity and makes office expansion seamless. Agents have online access to key systems 24/7 allowing for smoother transactions.”
“Our agent systems aren’t franchise cookie cutter programs. The Gallery SCORE Platform – Systems, Coaching, Opportunities, Resources, and Education – simplifies access to rich business-building tools and helps agents deliver true expertise to their clients. I can’t think of any brokerage that offers its professional agents as much custom support as The Gallery provides,” continues Kniffin.
Connecting north and south expertise
Azahria and Matt Kirchhof will be collaborating with The Gallery in its Fort Lauderdale office. Azahria, an agent originally from The Gallery’s Spring Lake, New Jersey office has roots in the Fort Lauderdale area and will be the initial broker of record for the new location. Matt will bring his marketing and videography skills to support the brokerage and as well as the increasingly sophisticated marketing demands of waterfront and luxury residences. The office is expected to add 25 additional agents by the end of 2020.
Co-founders Meechan and Kniffin have over 30 years of real estate experience and opened The Gallery Residential Brokerage in 2017, first with an office in the Manasquan/Wall area, followed by locations in Asbury Park, Red Bank, and Spring Lake, New Jersey.
The new office will be located at Spaces at Los Olas Square 501 E. Las Olas Blvd. Suite 303, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301.
Kelly O’Brien, Director of Media and Public Relations