A full service Commercial Real Estate Company

A note from the Broker:

In 2015, after years of working on my family farm, I made a difficult decision to start afresh and begin a career in real estate. The market was bouncing back and the Tampa Bay area was experiencing significant growth in the residential market — and commercial real estate also was on the rise. I had recently earned a Business Marketing diploma from the University of South Florida, so I applied to multiple brokerages. Within days I interviewed with Coldwell Banker Commercial’s Dee Maret CCIM. It was quickly apparent working for Dee was the right fit. Dee was quick to invite me to networking events and always pointed me in the right direction to make myself successful. He was never shy to share his wealth of knowledge.

After a year of building my personal business I learned first-hand the value of partnering. In 2017, I joined with a veteran teammate — Dan Huntington and moved to St Petersburg to launch the Bridgewater Commercial Team and represent property owners throughout Tampa Bay. It quickly became apparent there was a niche to be filled by a St. Pete boutique firm that offered top-shelf service and truly focused on what is always best for the client. I knew the timing was right and earned my Broker’s license in 2018.

I decided to fill that niche and resigned from Coldwell Banker at the close of 2018 and launched Bridgewater Commercial Real Estate, LLC in downtown St Petersburg. I am fortunate to be joined by two mentors. Dee Maret, who had resigned as a national director for Coldwell Banker Commercial to return to commercial sales and my sales teammate, Dan Huntington.

I also learned that Laura Guroian, owner of the popular Evermore Café in Largo, had earned her real estate license and wanted to specialize in commercial. She had watched Dan and I lease her friend’s shopping center and wanted to join Bridgewater. I knew she would be a great fit for our tight-knit group. Soon thereafter, Dan’s wife Patty, affiliated too. She specializes in residential investment properties. We now have a basketball team – or at least the starting five.

-Kris Dumke, Broker

Our Services

Retail

Pinellas County commands the largest retail submarket in the greater, seven-county Tampa Bay area, with 56.8 million square feet of retail space.

Industrial

With industry experience from both the real estate, and end user point of view, we have the knowledge to help you find the best facility for you business, or market your existing space to find a qualified tenant or buyer.

Office

Vacancy rates are the lowest they have been in 20 years, with lease rates at a 20-year high for office space in Downtown St. Petersburg.

Multifamily

With 3,876 units, amounting to 2.3% of the total metro inventory, the Central St. Petersburg submarket is the smallest of the seventeen distinct geographic concentrations that form the Tampa-St. Petersburg apartment market. In the ten-year period beginning with Q3 2008, new additions to the submarket totaled 2,350 units, amounting to an annualized inventory growth rate of 9.8%; over the same period, the metro growth rate has been 1.5%.

Land

We have exerience in land brokerage ranging from rural pastureland, to large scale industrial development. Regardless of the size or scope, we have the resources to best serve you.

Development

With knowledge of local development regulations, and tools that allow us to find properties with a particular zoning, we can help with site selection for your development project, as well as find all the possible land uses for a particular property.

Why us?

Tools

We use all the best research tools, including Co-Star, to ensure that we have the most up to date market information.

Industry Experience

We have a wide range of industry expertise, ranging from Industrial, Retail, Office, Development, and Agriculture Land.

Location

With our office located in St Petersburg, we are in a prime location to help local investors, as well as provide local knowledge to those wishing to invest in Tampa Bay real estate.