In 2003, after more than a decade of successfully representing retailers and landlords throughout New England, Atlantic turned our attention south and opened our first venture outside of the northeast. With longtime client Petco in hand, Dan Lynch packed up his family and traded in rocky shorelines and cold winters for the sandy beaches of the Sunshine State.
Not that Dan would see much of the beach in those early days. Even with Petco’s ambitious growth plans, it’s more than a full-time job starting a brokerage from scratch in a new market. In short order, Dan tapped into the talents of Tom and Greg Godino, fellow New England transplants and future Atlantic Partners. With additional tenant assignments from iParty, Leslie’s Pool Supplies, and Ethan Allen, the trio were off and running. By 2005, our office had completed deals touching all corners of Florida and by 2006 had completed their 100th transaction.