Chris Scherer 

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President / CEO    

Scherer Development, LLC 

Qualifications

  • State of Florida Class A General Contractor License #CGC057908
  • State of Florida Real Estate Broker License # BK682983
  • Earned Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Texas A&M University in fields of financing and accounting in 1989
  • President of Pasco County Home Builders Association 1994 - 1996
  • Development Review Committee for the City of Saint Petersburg, Florida. Appointed by Mayor Bill Foster October 2010 confirmed by city council November 2010.

Background and Experience

Scherer Development, LLC

 

  • Founded in 1994 to provide clients with complete development services including site selection, design, construction, leasing and property management services.

Major Clients and Projects

 

  • Diablo Business Park; Las Vegas, NV

5 building, 500,000 sq. ft. multi-tenant flex space office park, purchased, rehabbed, released and sold in 2007

  • Hooters Corporate Office Center; Clearwater, Florida

Design Build 30,000 sq. ft. office project

  • John Deer Landscapes, designed, leased and constructed numerous retail centers throughout the Southeast U.S.
  • Drug stores and pharmacies – Numerous design/build/lease projects completed for Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid throughout Southeast U.S.
  • Fishhawk Crossings; Lithia, Florida

Self-developed 9,000 sq. ft. multi-tenant strip center and adjacent Walgreens

  • Build to suit 5,500 sq. ft. Hooters Restaurant Saint Petersburg, Florida
  • Sam’s Center; Wesley Chapel, Florida

Self-developed 10,000 Sq. Ft. multi-tenant strip center located within Sam’s Club Center.

  • 6880 Lake Ellenor Drive; Orlando, Florida

Self-developed rehab of 30,000 Sq. Ft. multi-tenant office building – tenants included Darden Restaurants, Hewlett Packard, Sunterra Resorts and Marriott Vacations.

  • Other clients and tenants include: Subway, Mattress Firm, Sports Clips, Tijuana Flats, Blimpie, Doral Dental and Duncan Donuts.

 

Interphase, Inc. (1993 - 2000)

President

Responsibilities:

  • The multi-tenant management of over six-hundred thousand square feet of leased commercial properties.
  • The design, construction, sales leasing and development of all commercial multi-tenant projects which included: Class A, B and C office buildings, industrial parks, warehousing, flex space buildings and retail strip centers.
  • The management of full service real estate brokerage firm with sales transactions in excess of fifteen million dollars.
  • The management of a full service, twelve million dollar design/build commercial construction firm with offices in Tampa, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.
  • The design, sales, construction and development of all residential products which included single family subdivisions, apartments and manufactured home parks and attached villas.
  • The management of a seven million dollar residential construction company producing over one hundred homes per year.

 

Jim Walter Homes, Inc.

District Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the yearly sales and construction of 700 plus single family site built homes in a two state, forty-five county area.
  • Directed and controlled the efforts and activities of four construction managers in the Ocala, Fort Myers and Tampa, Florida offices as well as Albany, Georgia.
  • Managed and supervised sales staff of fifteen and approved all construction and sales contracts.
  • Negotiated all subcontractor and supplier contracts.
  • Reviewed and approved all payment requests.

 

Multi Family / Multi-Tenant Experience

Ridgewood Community; Ellenton, Florida

265 Unit 55+ Rental Community

Management Performed:

  • Leasing management and lease forecasts
  • Capital budgets and income forecasts
  • Real time, monthly and yearly income and expense statements
  • Cash flow management
  • Regulatory and agency reporting compliance
  • Tennant lease administration – prescreening, lease compliance and retention programs
  • Facilities management – Unit inspections, orderly work order maintenance, landscape maintenance vendor approval and maintenance contract negotiations
  • Direct supervision over leasing and sales staff

Ridgewood Community Phase II Development

  • Designed and permitted additional 107 unit sites
  • Responsible for site development and construction budgets
  • Directly supervised all contractors and subcontractors efforts
  • Reviewed and approved all construction budgets and contractor payment requests
  • Generated and submitted all financing requests to lender with required documentation
  • Managed payment to contractors and collected necessary partial lien releases
  • Managed and verified all contractors /subcontractor insurance liability policy certifications / workman’s compensation and bonding certifications
  • Direct supervision of placement, construction and installation of new homes

Grove Point Apartments; Ruskin, Florida

80 Unit - 99,000 sq. ft. Apartment Project

Construction Management Performed:

General Contractor

  • Hard bid fixed cost project
  • Critical path construction management
  • Supervision of all direct employees / tradesmen and subcontractors
  • Generated and collected monthly payment request of subcontractors / suppliers and submitted to architect
  • Provided and managed the collection of lien releases, insurance certificates and draw requests
  • Submitted as built drawings to lender, architect, building departments, utility departments and agencies as required
  • Completed entire project including site development in 122 days

Allen’s Creek Apartments; Clearwater, Florida

700 Unit Apartment Site

  • Assembled, four parcel, 60 acre development site on Tampa Bay one mile South of SR 60 on US 19.
  • Organized numerous community meetings with affected and adjacent property owners in order to gain public support.
  • Rezoned property to multi-family high density to allow for 18 units per acre.
  • Amended the Clearwater future land use plan as filed with Pinellas County and the state of Florida.
  • Obtained preliminary site plan approval from the city of Clearwater and Pinellas County.
  • Obtained State of Florida Department of Community Affairs approval for a 700 unit multi-family development.
  • Obtained Florida Department of Transportation approval to utilize and improve U.S. 19.
  • Negotiated city of Clearwater annexation contingent upon concurrency certifications, site plan approval and impact fee reductions.
  • Obtained permits necessary to develop a 60 slip full service marina from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Pinellas County.
  • Purchased site development permits.
  • Negotiated sale of property with all plans, permits and entitlements to Sun America.

Riverside Villas; New Port Richey, Florida

Designed, permitted, constructed and platted 270 unit attached rental and fee simple units

  • Responsible for site development and construction budgets.
  • General Contractor of record and supervised all subcontractors efforts.
  • Reviewed and approved all construction budgets and contractor payment requests.
  • Generated and submitted all financing requests to lender with required documentation.
  • Managed payment to contractors and collected a necessary partial and final lien releases.
  • Managed and verified all contractors /subcontractor insurance liability policy certifications / workman’s compensation and bonding certifications.
  • Submitted all as-builts as necessary to obtain final plat.
  • Leasing management and lease forecasts.
  • Capital budgets and income forecasts.
  • Real time, monthly and yearly income and expense statements.
  • Cash flow management.
  • Regulatory and agency reporting compliance.
  • Tenant lease administration – prescreening, lease compliance and retention programs.
  • Facilities management – Unit inspections, orderly work order maintenance, landscape maintenance vendor approval and maintenance contract negotiations.
  • Established a lease to own program.
  • Managed affairs for homeowners association including: Yearly meetings, budgeting and deed restriction compliance.
 

 

Qualifications

  • State of Florida Class A General Contractor License #CGC057908
  • State of Florida Real Estate Broker License # BK682983
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Texas A&M University in fields of financing and accounting in 1989
  • President of Pasco County Home Builders Association 1994 - 1996
  • Vice Chairman, City of St. Petersburg Development Review Commission. Appointed by Mayor Bill Foster October 2010 confirmed by city council November 2010.

 

Scherer Development, LLC

  • Founded in 1994 to provide clients with complete development services including site selection, design, construction, leasing and property management services.

Major Clients and Projects

  • Diablo Business Park; Las Vegas, NV - 5 building, 500,000 sq. ft. multi-tenant flex space office park, purchased, rehabbed, released and sold in 2007
  • Hooters Corporate Office Center; Clearwater, Florida - Design Build 30,000 sq. ft. office project
  • John Deer Landscapes, designed, leased and constructed numerous retail centers throughout the Southeast U.S.
  • Drug stores and pharmacies – Numerous design/build/lease projects completed for Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid throughout Southeast U.S.
  • Fishhawk Crossings; Lithia, Florida - Self-developed 9,000 sq. ft. multi-tenant strip center and adjacent Walgreens
  • Build to suit 5,500 sq. ft. Hooters Restaurant Saint Petersburg, Florida
  • Sam’s Center; Wesley Chapel, Florida - Self-developed 10,000 Sq. Ft. multi-tenant strip center located within Sam’s Club Center.
  • 6880 Lake Ellenor Drive; Orlando, Florida - Self-developed rehab of 30,000 Sq. Ft. multi-tenant office building – tenants included Darden Restaurants, Hewlett Packard, Sunterra Resorts and Marriott Vacations.
  • Other clients and tenants include: Subway, Mattress Firm, Sports Clips, Tijuana Flats, Blimpie, Doral Dental and Duncan Donuts.

 

Interphase, Inc. (1993 - 2000)

President

Responsibilities:

  • The multi-tenant management of over six-hundred thousand square feet of leased commercial properties.
  • The design, construction, sales leasing and development of all commercial multi-tenant projects which included: Class A, B and C office buildings, industrial parks, warehousing, flex space buildings and retail strip centers.
  • The management of full service real estate brokerage firm with sales transactions in excess of fifteen million dollars.
  • The management of a full service, twelve million dollar design/build commercial construction firm with offices in Tampa, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.
  • The design, sales, construction and development of all residential products which included single family subdivisions, apartments and manufactured home parks and attached villas.
  • The management of a seven million dollar residential construction company producing over one hundred homes per year.

 

Jim Walter Homes, Inc.

District Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the yearly sales and construction of 700 plus single family site built homes in a two state, forty-five county area.
  • Directed and controlled the efforts and activities of four construction managers in the Ocala, Fort Myers and Tampa, Florida offices as well as Albany, Georgia.
  • Managed and supervised sales staff of fifteen and approved all construction and sales contracts.
  • Negotiated all subcontractor and supplier contracts.
  • Reviewed and approved all payment requests.

 

Multi Family / Multi-Tenant Experience

Ridgewood Community; Ellenton, Florida

265 Unit 55+ Rental Community

Management Performed:

  • Leasing management and lease forecasts
  • Capital budgets and income forecasts
  • Real time, monthly and yearly income and expense statements
  • Cash flow management
  • Regulatory and agency reporting compliance
  • Tennant lease administration – prescreening, lease compliance and retention programs
  • Facilities management – Unit inspections, orderly work order maintenance, landscape maintenance vendor approval and maintenance contract negotiations
  • Direct supervision over leasing and sales staff

Ridgewood Community Phase II Development

  • Designed and permitted additional 107 unit sites
  • Responsible for site development and construction budgets
  • Directly supervised all contractors and subcontractors efforts
  • Reviewed and approved all construction budgets and contractor payment requests
  • Generated and submitted all financing requests to lender with required documentation
  • Managed payment to contractors and collected necessary partial lien releases
  • Managed and verified all contractors /subcontractor insurance liability policy certifications / workman’s compensation and bonding certifications
  • Direct supervision of placement, construction and installation of new homes

Grove Point Apartments; Ruskin, Florida

80 Unit - 99,000 sq. ft. Apartment Project

Construction Management Performed:

General Contractor

  • Hard bid fixed cost project
  • Critical path construction management
  • Supervision of all direct employees / tradesmen and subcontractors
  • Generated and collected monthly payment request of subcontractors / suppliers and submitted to architect
  • Provided and managed the collection of lien releases, insurance certificates and draw requests
  • Submitted as built drawings to lender, architect, building departments, utility departments and agencies as required
  • Completed entire project including site development in 122 days

Allen’s Creek Apartments; Clearwater, Florida

700 Unit Apartment Site

  • Assembled, four parcel, 60 acre development site on Tampa Bay one mile South of SR 60 on US 19.
  • Organized numerous community meetings with affected and adjacent property owners in order to gain public support.
  • Rezoned property to multi-family high density to allow for 18 units per acre.
  • Amended the Clearwater future land use plan as filed with Pinellas County and the state of Florida.
  • Obtained preliminary site plan approval from the city of Clearwater and Pinellas County.
  • Obtained State of Florida Department of Community Affairs approval for a 700 unit multi-family development.
  • Obtained Florida Department of Transportation approval to utilize and improve U.S. 19.
  • Negotiated city of Clearwater annexation contingent upon concurrency certifications, site plan approval and impact fee reductions.
  • Obtained permits necessary to develop a 60 slip full service marina from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Pinellas County.
  • Purchased site development permits.
  • Negotiated sale of property with all plans, permits and entitlements to Sun America.

Riverside Villas; New Port Richey, Florida

Designed, permitted, constructed and platted 270 unit attached rental and fee simple units

  • Responsible for site development and construction budgets.
  • General Contractor of record and supervised all subcontractors efforts.
  • Reviewed and approved all construction budgets and contractor payment requests.
  • Generated and submitted all financing requests to lender with required documentation.
  • Managed payment to contractors and collected a necessary partial and final lien releases.
  • Managed and verified all contractors /subcontractor insurance liability policy certifications / workman’s compensation and bonding certifications.
  • Submitted all as-builts as necessary to obtain final plat.
  • Leasing management and lease forecasts.
  • Capital budgets and income forecasts.
  • Real time, monthly and yearly income and expense statements.
  • Cash flow management.
  • Regulatory and agency reporting compliance.
  • Tenant lease administration – prescreening, lease compliance and retention programs.
  • Facilities management – Unit inspections, orderly work order maintenance, landscape maintenance vendor approval and maintenance contract negotiations.
  • Established a lease to own program.
  • Managed affairs for homeowners association including: Yearly meetings, budgeting and deed restriction compliance.