In 1957, Simon Konover established a real estate organization based on integrity, insight and a commitment to excellence. An industry leader focused on retail and multifamily properties, Konover South acquires and owns real estate, invests in and develops new opportunities through joint ventures, and provides property/asset management, leasing and construction services.
Konover South’s time-honored values of integrity, hard work and a commitment to excellence are deeply rooted in our foundation and the relationships with our clients, investors, partners, employees, and communities.
A multi-faceted real estate company, Konover South’s specialties include: Acquisitions, Development, Leasing, Management, Construction, Accounting and more.
David Coppa, the CEO of Konover South, continues the family tradition by representing the third generation of private ownership. He is responsible for setting the vision and strategy for the organization, driving growth and expansion, and fostering its corporate culture.
Born and raised in and around the family business in West Hartford, Connecticut, David began his career at affiliate Konover Hotel where he excelled for several years. Upon relocation to Florida in 1997, David worked in the banking industry for numerous years, then rejoined the family business serving in the company’s retail asset management department, and later, as Vice President of Development and Acquisitions. He assumed his role as CEO of Konover South in 2010.
An expert dealmaker, David is extraordinarily skilled at evaluating and optimizing development and acquisition opportunities. David additionally serves on the board of The Simon Konover Company.
Trey Patton is Chief Financial Officer at Konover South. In this role, he is responsible for accounting, treasury, cash management, human resources/payroll, and taxation for the Company and its properties.
Trey began his professional career with the Big Four accounting firm of Price Waterhouse in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Subsequently, he held various senior financial positions for two large publicly-held real estate developers, Arvida/JMB Partners (Nasdaq: XXAAO) and the The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE). Trey has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry and joined Konover South in 2008.
Trey holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Accountancy Degrees from the University of Tennessee.
Jeffrey Williams is Executive Vice President of Development and Construction at Konover South and is responsible for market/site selection, purchase contract negotiations, and procurement and management of architects, engineers, general contractors and consultants.
Formerly a 10-year development executive with Aldi, Jeffrey served as Director of Real Estate and led Aldi’s market entry into Florida. Jeff joined the Konover South team in 2017.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, and completed the Advanced Program on Negotiation from Harvard University.
Laura Goetz is Vice President of Property Management for Konover South and is responsible for all Property Management activities on the firm’s assets. In addition to overseeing the Property Management division, Laura works closely with Konover South's Development division in bringing all new properties to market. Her primary responsibilities include budgeting and forecasting, rent collection, property maintenance, negotiation of vendor contracts, achieving NOI goals, and strategic long-term planning of property operations.
Laura is an experienced industry veteran who was formerly with Stiles Property Management where she had a distinguished career as District Manager responsible for overseeing a retail and office portfolio of approximately 3.5 million square feet in the Southeast. Laura also brings a great deal of experience from her time with other notable companies such as Grover Corlew and Terranova.
Laura received a Bachelor of Science in Management from Florida Atlantic University. She is an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches. Laura is also a licensed Florida Real Estate Salesperson.
Bob Bedard is Senior Vice President of Development at Konover South and is responsible for growing the firm’s ground-up retail development portfolio.
With over 35 years of experience in retail development and corporate retail real estate, Bob previously served as Senior Vice President and lead development executive for Florida’s Gatlin Development Company, a developer of Walmart-anchored shopping centers. Bob’s distinguished career earlier included 18 years with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., where he orchestrated the development of approximately 850 Walmart projects valued at approximately $10 billion. Bob joined Konover South in 2015.
Bob holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in Real Estate, from Arizona State University and additionally was honored as an “Outstanding Real Estate Graduate” by Arizona State.
Jacob E. Gerb, Esq., P.A. serves as General Counsel for Konover South. He is responsible for the oversight on all real estate matters including acquisitions/development, property management, leasing, and corporate matters.
Jacob has had a vast career as Counsel specializing in retail real estate. Having previously served as In-House Counsel for South Florida’s Gatlin Development Company and Terranova Corporation as well as DLC Management Corporation in New York, he was earlier an Associate Counsel at the law offices of Shevlin & Atkins in Bal Harbour. Jacob has worked with Konover South since 2015.
Jacob holds a J.D. degree from Nova Southeastern University, and his bar admissions include the states of Florida and New York. An active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Jacob is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker in Florida.
Patrick Christie, P.E., is Director of Construction at Konover South responsible for all retail construction management activities on the ground up developments and existing portfolio properties.
A Registered Professional Engineer with over 20 years of retail construction experience, Patrick previously served as Director of Project Management at CBRE | Skye Group in Miami and earlier as Senior Director of Construction at Kimco Realty Corporation in New York.
Patrick holds a Bachelor’s of Civil Engineering from Cleveland State University and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Bea Williams is Director of Contract & Lease Administration at Konover South. Her responsibilities include lease documentation, due diligence on acquisition activities, loan closings and corporate entity maintenance.
Bea has in excess of 25 years in the real estate and legal profession, she served as Senior Paralegal with Arvida JMB/Partners and as Manager, BSG of Office Depot, where she negotiated territorial leases with major retail developers, along with negotiations and drafting of all distribution center leases and land purchases. Bea has been with Konover South since 2005.
Bea attended Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University as well as Southern Career Institute, specializing in Paralegal Studies.
Zachary Feldman is Leasing Representative at Konover South. His duties include commercial lease analysis and negotiations, landlord representation, and tenant relations. Zachary is a licensed Florida Real Estate Sales Associate, and he previously worked in retail leasing on multiple South Florida retail locations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance/Real Estate from Florida Atlantic University.
Tania Handa is the financial analyst at Konover South. In this role, she underwrites all retail acquisition and development opportunities to determine if they are financially feasible and meet the company’s goals and objectives.
Tania has been responsible for underwriting in excess of $150 million of real estate which the company has built or acquired. She has a deep understanding of ARGUS, the industry standard software for real estate analysis, and uses this expertise to accurately evaluate the returns for each deal Konover pursues. Tania has been with Konover South since 2005.
Tania holds an MBA from Florida Atlantic University and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Chris Smith is Senior Property Manager at Konover South. He specializes in property management and is responsible for ensuring that tenant relations, property maintenance and vendor contracts all meet property budgets and goals.
Chris started out in commercial real estate at the age of 14 working maintenance at a 55,000 sq. ft. Boca Raton office building. Later, Chris brought his education and experience to Clinton Real Estate Group (CRE) managing Class A office and retail space as an assistant property manager. He then served at Amera Realty Corporation where he managed 250,000 sq. ft. of Class A office and 500,000 sq. ft. of retail. Chris has been with Konover South since 2010.
Chris graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a BA in Finance and enjoys coaching soccer, playing softball and spending time with his family and friends.
Immigrating to the United States following World War II, Mr. Konover built a real estate company of national stature based upon strong ethics and innovation. The organization, which he founded over 60 years ago, has developed, constructed, owned and operated properties throughout the eastern and midwestern United States. Throughout its history, the company’s extensive portfolio has included shopping centers, hotels, residential communities, office properties, industrial buildings, mixed use and specialty properties.
Today, the Konover Organization is one of the nation’s leading privately-held real estate companies and is widely recognized for outstanding track record success.
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Konover South is seeking retail properties in these markets meeting a demographic criterion of a 3 mile population greater than 50,000 and an average household income greater than $55,000:
If you or your clients are considering selling a property that meets the above criteria, please contact:
Konover South is a partner in Tampa, Florida, based Blue Roc Premier Properties LLC. Blue Roc is a leading multi-family acquisition and management company with a proven track record for success. With over 10,000 apartment units under ownership and management in the Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Fort Myers MSA, the company continues to expand its presence through property acquisitions while managing its portfolio with one mission in mind: Be the best at what we do!
To learn more about The Blue Rock Lifestyle, please contact:
David Coppa, CEO, Konover South or Randy Ferreira, Principal, Blue Roc Premier Properties LLC
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