Englewood, NJ, May 1, 2023 – Brian Katz, CEO of Katz & Associates, is pleased to announce that Denise Leyendecker will be joining Katz & Associates. Denise joins as Senior Director in Katz’s Boca Raton office. She will work on tenant and landlord representation.
Denise is a seasoned commercial real estate broker with over 30 years of experience in the Florida real estate market. Throughout her career in real estate, she has established strong relationships with national and regional landlords, brokers, and tenants.
Prior to joining Katz, Denise was Vice President of Leasing and Sales at Fimiani Development where she focused on national and regional tenant and landlord representation. Before that, she was Director of Leasing with Terranova Corporation and spent some time at Stiles Realty where she was nominated CoStar Power Broker of the Year.
Denise was responsible for the leasing and marketing a portfolio of over 800,000 square feet in Palm Beach and Broward County to some of the most recognized national retail and restaurant companies such as; Costco, Target, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Best Buy, Michaels, Rooms to Go, Outback, Carrabba’s, Starbucks, Panera Bread, Chipotle, Arby’s, Golden Corral, Bank Atlantic, and Citibank.
In addition, Denise was instrumental in the land sale and leasing of a 350,000-square-foot power center and was 95% leased at the completion of construction.
“We’re excited to welcome Denise Leyendecker to Katz. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Denise for years on many deals. She is a consummate professional and we look forward to having her on our team,” said Marty Hennessy, President, and David Emihovich, Managing Partner, Katz & Associates.
Denise is originally from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and moved to Florida over 40 years ago; she currently resides in Wellington, Florida. She obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. Denise was a volunteer with the Florida Guardian Ad Litem Office and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Katz & Associates began operations in January of 1996. The company currently maintains offices in New York City, Charlotte, Boca Raton, Nashville, New Jersey, Orlando, and Chicago. Katz & Associates’ primary focus is assisting retailers, restaurants and landlords in all capacities including strategic planning, market analysis, lease and sale negotiations and dispositions. Our team of seasoned veterans has decades of experience and invaluable market knowledge.