Overview

The Makens Company is a full service commercial real estate firm dedicated to providing customized solutions for our clients. Each of our team members has extensive experience in multiple areas of real estate brokerage, development, and financing, allowing us to unlock maximum value from our clients' investments. At the same time our on the ground experience in the local markets in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth area gives us a unique knowledge of the trends in the market allowing us to give specific and timely real estate advice.

Land Acquisitions and Sales

The Makens Company specializes in the targeted acquisition of prime raw land for future development. Whether we are assisting a client in the purchase of a large tract of land for a suburban retail development or the assemblage of multiple smaller, individually owned parcels for a mixed-use development in the heart of the city, our team has the experience to add significant value to any acquisition project.

The Makens Company also provides brokerage services for landowners wishing to sell their land to investors and developers. We assist the landowner in proper pricing through market studies and comparable property searches. We are then able to market the property using a wide array of tools including national web marketers (Costar, Loopnet, CCIM), trade publications, direct mailings, and most importantly our local network of broker contacts. We have completed hundreds of land transactions including large pieces of farmland for residential development, the sale of future prime retail sites to developers and large retailers, and the redevelopment of a former Fortune 500 corporate campus to a variety of buyers.

Landlord Representation

One of the main focuses of The Makens Company in the Fort Worth area is in the representation of landlords with vacant retail and office space. Each of our associates has many years of experience in landlord representation and is able to quickly and efficiently fill vacant space thereby maximizing the value of our client's asset by minimizing down time between tenants. In conjunction with our partner TMC Management Company, we are able to provide seamless property management solutions for our landlord clients including construction and finish-out supervision, ongoing maintenance oversight, and rent collection. This one stop solution offers the best scenario for our clients: one point of contact for brokerage and management services in a local firm.

Tenant Representaion

The Makens Company has a long history of successful representation of national, regional, and local retailers and office users in the Tarrant County area. Our formula for successful representation begins with a thorough understanding of the goals of the tenant and how expansion or relocation can benefit its business. Our local knowledge of real estate trends allows us to more accurately assess the pros and cons of competing locations and advise our client in the most beneficial way possible. In addition to this in depth knowledge, our team has access to powerful data including demographic, traffic pattern, and growth trend computer models that can help to more accurately pinpoint future locations. Some of our past clients include CVS Pharmacies, SouthTrust Bank (now Wachovia), Valvoline Oil Services, CostCo, and Bell Helicopter. In addition to these national clients, The Makens Company also specializes in assisting small businesses with their strategic growth plans and can help these businesses expand in a manner that maximizes their efficiency in the marketplace.

Investment Sales

The Makens Company also provides quality brokerage and advisory services to developers and owners of investment assets including single tenant buildings, shopping center and office buildings. The strategy of the investment sales team is to provide an end-to-end solution for our clients which includes pricing strategy, market research, and sales advisory.  Our ability to successfully market an investment property begins with proper planning and market research and ends with the use of all of our marketing tools to get the property sold quickly and with the highest price efficiency.