About SVN Marinas
SVN | MARINAS was founded by marina and marine businesses experts to solve a market need for specialized advisory services by professionals with the knowledge, contacts and strategic marketing resources required to successfully acquire and divest specialty marine properties and businesses.
SVN | Marinas was strategically formed through the alliance of U.S. Marina Brokers (SVN Florida Commercial) and Safe Haven Advisors. Located in Jupiter, Florida, U.S. Marina Brokers has long been a leading marina broker in the Southeast of the United States. Located in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Safe Haven Advisors bring years of marine focused M&A and business advisory experience. Together now as SVN | Marinas we are the first firm with the expertise and experience to transact marine specialty assets throughout the United States and the Caribbean.
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Acquisitions of marina and marine properties is in high demand with activity being driven by a few large national consolidators, strategic acquirers, family offices , and high net worth individuals.
Marinas, Marine Properties and Marine Businesses are distinct asset classes for which we have trademarked as Business Developed Commercial Real Estate (BdCRE™) or Special Purpose Commercial Real Estate (SpCRE™). These asset classes have distinct risk and return characteristics which require a specialist understanding. Increasingly, we are seeing international and professional investors as potential acquirers of marinas and related properties as they are seeking attractive “safe haven” investments that can be actively or passively managed.
/sāf ˈhāvən/ • noun
I. a place of refuge for a vessel in distress or in danger from a storm;
II. an investment that is expected to retain or increase in value during a time of market turbulence.
SVN is the only national commercial real estate firm with a dedicated Marina & Marine Specialty Practice.
With a network of over +1,600 SVN advisors and +200 of offices, SVN | Marinas is capable of reaching a much broader universe of buyers and investors than local commercial real estate firms. With nearly two-thirds of all commercial real estate transactions completed by buyers beyond state lines our reach can be the difference between a highly successful transaction or a suboptimal outcome.
SVN has the largest geographic footprint of commercial real estate offices in the country and ranks among the top firms in terms of transaction volume and overall value. The SVN® brand is globally recognized as a leading commercial real estate company and differentiated by a shared vision of creating value with clients, colleagues and our communities. When you choose SVN you mobilize the entire SVN organization of experts and all our trusted relationships to act on your behalf. This shared network is the SVN Difference.
The SVN Difference
CREATING AMAZING VALUE FOR OUR CLIENTS, COLLEAGUES & COMMUNITY
Market Sector Specialization
Expansive Buyer Network
Local & National Presence
SVN | Marinas is the only specialized firm dedicated to marina, marine property and business transactions.
SVN BY THE NUMBERS
- Founding Partner of SVN | Marinas
- Owner of SVN | Safe Haven Advisors
- 20+ Years of Investment Banking Experience
- Specialized in M&A, BdCRE™, SpCRE™
- MBA, CPA (inactive), Captain
- MA License #9567341
- Founding Partner of SVN | Marinas
- Senior Advisor of SVN | Florida Commercial Partners
- 20+ Years of Real Estate Brokerage & Finance Experience
- Specialized in Marinas and Marine Properties
- BS, CCIM (core curriculum)
- FL Broker License #3218296
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