Providing superior service has been the cornerstone of SobelCo and its’ affiliated companies, American Construction and American Realty Corporation, since 1958. The services encompassed by SobelCo include development, construction, leasing, management and ownership of commercial, retail and residential real estate. SobelCo’s objective is to preserve and enhance the value of real property by achieving the maximum return on investment through attention to efficient management, design, value engineering and homeowner/tenant relations.
The development of real estate assets is increasingly complex and difficult for even the most sophisticated organizations to manage. Dramatic changes are routinely encountered requiring the continuous development of new strategies to remain competitive.
SobelCo began as a builder of custom homes. In 1970, our primary emphasis was changed to the development of office buildings with a strong focus in medical facilities. In the late 1980s we moved into the construction of retail space — developing more than two million square feet of retail and office space. In the mid-1990s, we began development of manufactured home parks for active adults 55 years and older and completing thousands of homes. In the early 2000s, we added Florida land development and sales.
In order to compete, landowners must strategically locate, develop and operate facilities over large and diverse geographic markets. With that in mind, SobelCo has maintained interests in Michigan, New Jersey, Delaware, South Carolina, Colorado, California and Florida.
A family owned and operated business, the SobelCo commitment to excellence shows in every development, significantly boosting the value of the surrounding community. Just like its products, the company was built upon the principals of quality workmanship and top-notch service, all while upholding the highest possible standards of ethics and integrity.
SobelCo has a team of professionals who are dedicated to the results orientated approach to real estate. Each professional has the skills and commitment to excellence to create real estate of exceptional value and to deliver the finest service to our clients. As a team, our abilities are unsurpassed. The success of real estate investment depends on a commitment to detail and individual attention to all operational aspects. Commitment and teamwork are fundamental to SobelCo’s corporate philosophy.
Mr. Sobel was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and has been a resident of Boca Raton, Florida since 1995. Mr. Sobel has been in the real estate business for over 45 years and has been adaptive to changing markets. Mr. Sobel has developed over 2,000 single-family residences. He has developed, built, owned, financed and managed over four million square feet of grocery-anchored and big-box retail retail centers, medical and general office buildings along with numerous residential land developments and recreational and resort communities throughout southeastern Michigan, Delaware, New Jersey, South Carolina and Florida. Mr. Sobel is highly regarded in the real estate community and has developed and financed developments valued in excess of one billion dollars.
Mr. Sobel earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan, and has been involved in the development, construction, leasing and management of real estate for over 30 years. Unique in the real estate community, he has earned expertise in several areas: residential (single and multi-family), medical office, retail/shopping centers, mobile home parks and land development. A thorough attention to strategic planning and detailed execution have created exceptional returns.
Ms. DeMare is the CFO and oversees all aspects of finance and administration for the company, including financial reporting, risk management, information technology, banking relationships and human resources. Ms. DeMare started her career in public accounting with a specialization in real estate investments and tax, and has earned a Masters of Science in Taxation from Walsh College, and a degree in accounting from Michigan State University. Prior to her joining Sobel Co in 2002 as the Corporate Controller, she served as Vice President of Finance for a luxury real estate developer.
As VP of Residential Development, Tirso San Jose is responsible for the procurement of new land opportunities - from raw land through entitlements, land planning, design and development. Using an in-depth knowledge of Florida’s various markets and their demographics, Mr. San Jose oversees product development, sales, marketing and everyday operations on all SobelCo communities in the state. With over thirty years of experience in residential and mixed-use development, San Jose has managed the development of over 7,000 homes with budgets exceeding $1.4 Billion. Before entering the private sector, Tirso spent four years overseas where he positioned and operated the Pulte Homes International Division in Puerto Rico.