Advisory Services- Tenant Representation

About Us

Taylor Real Estate Services is a full-service commercial real estate  development firm providing a complete spectrum of project development  and property management services.


Our integrity and reputation built over 30 years has created trusted  relationships with leading retailers. During the period from 2006 to  2013 Taylor represented one of the “preferred developers” for a leading  national drugstore chain. Throughout that time Taylor was responsible  for developing stores ranging from traditional storefronts and  prototypical freestanding buildings to a unique two-story structure,  which preserved the site’s historical integrity.

We are a nationally recognized firm, and we are skillful working with  local municipalities, engineers, architects and construction  workforces. Major national and international retailers retain us to  oversee the entire project process from site selection and construction  supervision to transaction consultation and property management.


Taylor Real Estate Services has extensive experience in national  multi-site projects, specializing in retail stores. Having developed  more than 150 retail outlets throughout the United States, we understand  retail concepts and all of their complexities and nuances. Whether you  need a store built on “Main and Main” or “on the edge of town,” we have  the skills and experience to provide stellar service, on time and on  budget.


We are adept at maneuvering through the entire entitlement process  from working through federal, state and local regulatory procedures to  gaining permits and required approvals. The strength and expertise of  the Taylor team comes from our ability to quickly solve issues during  the construction process creatively and with a business mind.

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Experience and Expertise

Market Analysis: Taylor will study proposed sites  and uncover any outstanding environmental, infrastructure or legal  issues. We will provide detailed traffic analysis; competitor  evaluation; as well as household income, population and other  demographic statistics.


Site Selection: Taylor will acquire sites and/or  secure land control, complete entitlements and perform thorough due  diligence. Taylor is adroit at working through federal, state and local  regulatory issues and gaining required permits and approvals.


Construction Management: Taylor will manage and  complete all phases of building projects. From hiring and supervision of  project managers, engineers, architects and the entire construction  team, Taylor Real Estate Services has a stellar track record of  completing projects on time and on budget.


Property Management: After completion, Taylor can provide ongoing building support and property management services.

 Our clients include:

  • CVS Pharmacy 
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Speedway
  • Dollar General
  • Dollar Tree
  • Family Dollar
  • Tim Horton’s

The Management Team

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Jack Berke Managing Partner

 Jack Berke is managing partner of Taylor Real Estate Services, which he  founded in 2012. Jack has more than 30 years in commercial real estate  development, property management and transaction advisory services.

Throughout his career, Jack has effectively stewarded the development  of more than 150 stores and has established a nationwide network of  professionals and consultants. Jack has successfully completed  construction projects for CVS, 


Prior to founding Taylor Real Estate, Jack was Vice President of Real  Estate for Velmeir Companies, where he led real estate developments  efforts for CVS Pharmacy/Caremark. He developed 25 new stores, including  a one-of-kind-location in Ann Arbor, a unique two-story structure which  preserved the historical integrity of the site.

Jack's main focus was the State of Michigan, however during his tenure at Velmeir, Jack also worked on new CVS stores in Wisconsin, North Dakota and Seattle.


Prior to  Velmeir, Jack  was providing value to his clients as a Tenant Representative as  Vice  President  at Equis Detroit, where he completed more than one  million-square feet of office and industrial lease transactions for  clients including ThyssenKrupp Budd .


Jack also held executive positions at significant real estate  companies in Metro Detroit where his accomplishments include: managing  major complexes including the Renaissance Center (now General Motors’  headquarters), the Fisher Building and the First National Building as Vice President of Trizec Corp.


Jack earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Sir George  Williams University, Montreal, Canada, and an MBA from the University of  Western Ontario, London, Canada.

 Jack is a licensed  State of Michigan Real  Estate Broker.

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Lawrence Zack Vice President

 Lawrence (Larry) Zack is Vice President of Taylor Real Estate Services.  Larry brings to Taylor more than 30 years experience as a real estate  transaction advisor and development specialist.


Prior to joining Taylor Real Estate, Larry provided transaction  services for Velmeir Companies, where his expertise sent him to evaluate  real estate acquisitions throughout the United States for CVS and  various other clients. Prior to Velmeir, Larry held executive positions  at several major real estate companies., where he successfully completed  over 120 real estate transactions.


Larry attended Michigan State University and holds a Michigan Real Estate license.

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Dan Jacob Principal

 A life-long Birmingham resident with 28+ years in retail development and  tenant representation experience, Dan has sold, leased, and/or  developed over 8 million square feet of land/properties. He is one of  the most active broker in the City of Birmingham, completing over 70  deals during his career.

Dan’s past experience includes 15 years as a broker for Signature  Associates, handling accounts such as Anthropologie, Ruth Chris  Steakhouse, Scandia Down, Andiamo’s restaurants, Cost Plus World  Markets, Fidelity, 5/3 Bank, Panera, Jo-Ann Fabrics and Home Depot.

Jacob was an Acquisition Specialist for Velmeir Companies and  represented tnants such as CVS, Chase Bank and Aldi’s. Most recently he  was Vice President of Brokerage of Indigo.

Contact Me

Taylor Real Estate Services

Taylor Real Estate

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304

Tel: (248) 514-3901
Email: jberke@taylor-re.com