Our Mission is to facilitate our grocer, restauranteur, health, medical, service-retail and interactive merchants, to better serve their point of purchase (storefront) customers, via the identification, procurement, development and/or redevelopment of strategically positioned, aesthetically designed (brick and mortar) retail facilities.
Our Commitment is to Develop a Tradition of Quality (see Corporate References). Early in our career, we were ranked amongst the Nation’s Top Twenty (20) Retail Developers. Today, we are proud to have developed and/or redeveloped approximately 10M square feet of retail space, translating to a market value, estimated at $3B.
Over the years we’ve had many successful developments together. The one that sticks in my mind is Camino Real and U.S. 1 in Boca Raton. Like anything in Boca Raton this was very difficult due to the requirements of the town regarding the appearance of the store. Of course the resulting store is something that we and the town should be proud of.
A project that didn’t result in a store was in Vero Beach where the homeowners threatened to challenge the approval in court. In settlement they agreed to pay your projected profit to walk away and assign them your contract. You asked my opinion and I told you if they are prepared to put their money up, we don’t need to be there. My recollection is that you received a substantial sum of money which you shared with Publix as a demonstration of good faith.
I appreciate all the work you did during my tenure in the Publix real estate department.
Charlie Jenkins, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus, Publix Supermarkets, Inc.
Prudential Real Estate Investors has been purchasing shopping centers developed by Halvorsen Holdings for over 20 years. Prudential greatly values its relationship with Halvorsen. Nobody builds a better center, Halvorsen’s attention to detail and oversight of the development team is second to none. We have never experienced any issues with the centers we have purchased.
The Halvorsen team is one of the most respected in the industry. The team is trustworthy and operates with a refreshingly high level of integrity. in their dealings with buyers, tenants and vendors. During tenant interviews, we hear nothing but positive remarks concerning the entire Halvorsen team. Prudential views Halvorsen as a very important player in the retail arena. We hope to continue doing business with Halvorsen for many years. I would highly recommend Halvorsen as a developer of shopping centers.
P. James Mehalso
Managing Director, Prudential Real Estate Investors, Inc.
I’ve had the good fortune to work with Jeff Halvorsen for close to three decades now.
Halvorsen Holdings has been the developer of roughly 80 Publix anchored shopping center located throughout the southeast. The Halvorsen team invests copious hours into design elements of each and every center, treating each as unique. They use a very pragmatic approach to maximizing the value of each project they develop. Their projects are always well leased and aesthetically pleasing to both Publix and our customers. Halvorsen is an appreciated partner of Publix.
I appreciate the Halvorsen’s assistance in helping grow the Publix banner in the southeast United States.
VP Real Estate, Publix Supermarkets, Inc.
It is my pleasure to write this letter of reference for Halvorsen Holdings. Jeff and his team are truly a first class development organization. They have maintained a strategic focus on both the coveted grocery anchored neighborhood centers and regional power centers, and as a result, are true experts with a very succesful track record.
Halvorsen and their partner group are considered a Tier 1 Wells Fargo client with excellent history throughout the real estate market cycles.
Based on my personal experience, Jeff Halvorsen has the highest level of integrity, an extremely strong work ethic, a commitment to employing a high quality workforce, is relationship-oriented, and has the expertise to deliver comprehensive projects on time and within budget.
SVP - Commercial Real Estate, Wells Fargo
Our company, Wood Partners, is one of the nation’s largest multi-family development firms. We were introduced to Halvorsen Holdings several years ago, by one of our most valued financial partners, PGIM.
We have since, enjoyed a wonderful working relationship with the Halvorsen folks, collectively tackling mixed use projects, with our firm delivering the multi-family component, alongside Halvorsen’s retail core.
Suffice it to say, the Halvorsen team is top drawer, by any measure. What’s most extraordinary however, is their uncommon sense of fairness. A good example was a project we took over from Halvorsen, after their proposed anchor tenant, failed to approve a site in NC. Halvorsen (without obligation or request) went above an beyond, and reimbursed all of the property owners, their attorney fees, associated with the negotiation of their purchase agreements. In the business arena, that kind of good faith overture is literally unheard of.
I would highly recommend Halvorsen Holdings to anyone.
Carter H. Siegel
Executive Managing Director, Wood Partners
Halvorsen Holdings is an established and highly regarded retail property developer that has been active in the southeastern United States for 35 years. Halvorsen is known for high quality projects characterised by outstanding locations, excellent tenancy and functional and efficient design. The firm has a pragmatic problem solving approach to business and a sense of humor which have contributed to its success. In addition, Halvorsen has long term relationships with sophisticated and respected capital partners.
Our team greatly values its relationship with Halvorsen Holdings and looks forward to working with them into the foreseeable future.
Executive Vice President, CRBE
I have had the opportunity to work with Jeff Halvorsen and Halvorsen Holdings in differing capacities over many years. As an Eastdil Secured investment banker, I have sold assets for Jeff. He develops first class properties that are well built and well run. He understands the needs of retailers and consumers, and as such, chooses locations that are attractive to retailers which is evident by the success of the merchants at these locations. The quality of his locations is evident in the nature of the retailers to occupy his properties including Publix, Trader Joe’s, Nordstrom Rack, TJMaxx, and PetSmart.
It is a pleasure working with Jeff. You know you are in good hands of a competent, efficient and person of high quality in all of your dealing with him.
Eric L. Zimmerman
Managing Director, Eastdil Secured
Our law firm has a national practice, specializing in the representation of the nation’s top retail developers. As one of the shareholders of the firm, I have had the pleasure of handling the Halvorsen Holdings account personally for many years now and look forward to doing so for many more years. The Halvorsen folks are well capitalized and extraordinarily talented. They have a unique ability of turning the proverbial cow’s ear into a silk purse. They are extraordinarily tenacious, capable and always fair. I particularly respect their creative approach to complicated transactions and multiple land seller assemblages.
Suffice it to say, I would highly recommend Halvorsen to anyone.
Gil Y. Burstiner