Native Realty CEO Jaime Sturgis is the winner of the South Florida Business Journal‘s 2022 Dealmaker of the Year Award. This significant honor is given to one South Florida real estate professional each year, recognizing the most prolific and impactful dealmaker in the region. Sturgis received the honor during SFBJ’s annual Structures Awards event held in Miami on Sept. 22, 2022.
Jaime Sturgis lives for the letter of intent whose signing has led to the transformation of once-abandoned neighborhoods into some of South Florida’s trendiest locales. Through creativity, local market knowledge and relationships, he’s brokered notable off-market deals that have included office and industrial properties, retail and restaurant space, and multifamily development assemblages.
Sturgis launched Native Realty in 2017 with a vision of turning outdated and vacant commercial warehouses in Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village into creative offices, restaurants/bars, art galleries, apartments and performing arts spaces. He has since completed transactions totaling more than 2 million square feet.
Since spring 2021, Sturgis, 34, and his team have closed over $221.26 million in transactions. They handled the sale of Deerfield Beach restaurant JB’s on the Beach and Wilton Manors properties, and represented bestselling author Patrick Bet-David in the purchase of $8.6 million in commercial buildings.
Read more of SFBJ’s Dealmaker of the Year feature on Jaime Sturgis here.