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Deering Companies has been retained to perform many value-added services for its clients. Our news section highlights some of these recent services, wins, hires and affiliations.

Deering Leads International Expansion Efforts

March 2016

University of Miami Chooses Deering Companies for 8th Year

February 2016

Deering Coordinates Investment in Real Estate Brokerage

January 2016

Deering Tapped to Support National Developer's Growth

December 2015

Deering Assists Luxury Home Builder with Capital Raise

November 2015

Deering CEO Brokers $38.5 Million Miami Beach Sale

October 2015

Irving Padron Named to Advisory Board

August 2015

Deering Client Opens New Brokerage Company

May 2015

Deering Client Engel & Voelkers Miami Signs License Agreement

April 2015

Chinese Group's US Entrance Led by Deering Companies Services

March 2015

University of Miami Chooses Deering Companies for 7th Year

February 2015

Deering Assists with Miami Beach Luxury Condo Development Launch

January 2015

Deering Negotiates Funding in Real Estate Company

November 2014

University of Miami Chooses Deering Companies’ Valuation Services for 6th Year

May 2014

Deering Companies recently completed its yearly analysis of a key real estate investment portfolio managed by the University of Miami. The analysis consists of asset valuation services as well as growth projections. This is the sixth consecutive year that Deering Companies has performed the services.

Developer Grows Executive Management Team With Deering Companies’ Help

April 2014

A Miami based developer with projects in several major US markets worked with Deering Companies to create a management team structure, and identify, interview and hire candidates, including finance, marketing, development and administrative team members. The management team structure has helped the company manage its growth and execute across multiple markets and complex projects.

Deering Companies Provides Project Sales Advisory Services to Real Estate Brokerage Firm

March 2014

The Miami franchise of an international luxury real estate brokerage firm partnered with Deering Companies to develop and present project sales services to South Florida’s leading developers. Deering Companies assisted with introducing the brokerage firm to potential clients, developing marketing material and market research, and structuring exclusive sales agreements.

Deering Companies Assists Developer with $50M Debt Raise

February 2014

Deering Companies recently assisted a developer with identifying and negotiating with financial institutions for a condominium construction loan. The loan proceeds will go towards the construction of a beachfront high-rise on Miami Beach.

Deering Companies Advises Start Up Real Estate Team

January 2014

Deering Companies worked directly with a team of luxury real estate agents based in Coral Gables to create a structure for growth. Services included business planning, sales training, compensation structuring and market research.

Deering Companies Provides Development Services to Ultra-Luxury Condo Developer

December 2013

The developer of a beachfront Miami Beach condo project selling for up to $3,500 per square foot has chosen to work with Deering Companies to interview and hire a project manager, assist in preparing and filing condominium documents, identify a marketing partner, and prepare operating budgets.

Irving Padron, Deering CEO chosen to Mentor Venture Hive Start Up

November 2013

Properati, an international real estate lead generator, and a member of the Venture Hive accelerator class of 2014, will be mentored by Irving Padron as they establish a US presence for the first time. Mentoring will include introduction to capital sources and relevant professionals, reviewing business plans, and providing strategy direction.

Peebles Corporation Names Deering Companies CEO as Acting Chief Financial Officer

October 2013

The Peebles Corporation, one of the nations leading developers, has retained Irving Padron as CFO. Mr. Padron will oversee financial operations as well as provide guidance on strategy, corporate governance, operations and acquisitions. The Deering Companies team will continue to work with its clients in providing world-class services. Deering will leverage its existing platform, including business planning, finance/management consulting, sales management and recruiting services, to manage and impact the growth of The Peebles Corporation.

Following Acquisitions, Developer Hires Deering for Capital Raise Services

May 2013

A key Deering Companies client recently acquired over $250 million in real estate in Miami and New York. The developer hired Deering to prepare financial reports and projections to be used capital raising efforts. Deering will also be making introductions and participating directly in the capital raise process.

Deering Assists Developer in Hiring Finance Executive

April 2013

Deering Companies recently identified, interviewed and placed a controller at one of its real estate development clients. The client has relied on Deering Companies for outsourced CFO services and requested that Deering identify and hire key staff members for its accounting and finance departments.

University of Miami retains Deering for 5th Consecutive Year

March 2013

Deering Companies recently completed its yearly analysis of a key real estate investment portfolio managed by the University of Miami. The analysis consists of asset valuation services as well as growth projections. This is the fifth consecutive year that Deering Companies has performed the services.

Deering CEO, Affiliate Brokers $10.4 Million Palm Island Estate

January 2013

Irving Padron, Deering Companies CEO and Managing Director of Engel & Voelkers Miami, listed and sold a $10.4 million estate on Miami Beach's exclusive Palm Island. The seller is a longtime Deering Companies client that relied on Deering's expertise along with the Engel & Voelkers brand to market the property internationally. The buyers were from Spain and Brazil and were acquiring property for the first time in Miami.

Deering Assists Developer in Preparing Investment Proposals

December 2012

Deering Companies has been retained to assist a developer in responding to RFP's and pursuing opportunities by preparing key financial reports, including financial statements and analyses. The developer operates on both US coasts and is pursuing commercial, high rise residential, and gaming investments. The projects total over $1.5 billion.

New York Based Developer Retains Deering Companies for Growth

October 2012

A high profile Manhattan based real estate developer is preparing for substantial growth by working with Deering Companies to identify financial executive candidates including CFO's, Controllers and Analysts. Deering will identify candidates directly and will also be working with executive placement firms. Additionally, Deering Companies is assisting in developing Human Resource department by developing organizational charts, job descriptions and and compensation structures.

Deering Companies Introduces Capital Source for Bridge Financing

May 2012

Working closely with Deering Companies, principals of one of Miami Dade County's largest commercial developments obtained bridge financing for a main outparcel. While the principals weighed various options for permanent financing, they closed on a short-term, bridge capital source provided by Deering Companies. Deering Companies also advised the lender as to market terms.

Deering Companies Advises on 25 Acre Land for Sale

February 2012

Deering Companies has assisted in performing due diligence on a 25 acre parcel in Doral on behalf of Engel & Volkers Miami. Engel & Volkers performed the due diligence in advance of accepting the $32.75 Million listing, and shortly thereafter, in order to determine how to best market the property and maximize its development potential.

Deering Celebrates Fifth Year Milestone

January 2012

Deering Companies recently celebrated its fifth anniversary since of its launch in late 2006 near Coconut Grove. Over the last five years Deering Companies has had the privilege of providing advisory services to many of the region's leaders in business, entrepreneurship and real estate. Clients include the Related Group, Engel & Voelkers, Fortune International, Banif Investment Bank, Republica, The Peebles Corporation, J&C Tropicals, and the University of Miami.

Engel & Voelkers Miami names Deering Companies Founder as New CEO

January 2012

Deering Companies continues its track record of advising real estate industry leaders by taking a lead executive management role with the Miami based franchise of Engel & Voelkers. Irving Padron will lead strategy, business development, marketing and sales management activities. The Deering Companies team will continue to work with its clients in providing world class services. Deering will leverage its existing platform, including market research, business planning, management consulting and recruiting services, to impact the growth of Engel & Voelkers throughout Miami Dade County's luxury communities.

Deering Sponsors UM Launch Pad Elevator Pitch Contest

October 2011

As part of its ongoing support for the University of Miami and local entrepreneurship, for the second consecutive year Deering Companies co-sponsored the Launch Pad’s 2011 Elevator Pitch Contest (sponsored by the Miami Herald). The contest offers local entrepreneurs the opportunity to gain media attention while sharing in over $100,000 in prizes they need to support and grow their businesses. www.thelaunchpad.org/pitch2011.

Deering Companies Hosts Career Day

October 2011

On October 21st Irving Padron and other Deering Companies executives hosted a group of Belen Jesuit Preparatory School students as part of the school's Career Day program. The students learned about entrepreneurship and real estate investment during their day long visit to Deering Companies and a few of its clients. Participation in career day is part of Deering's community service focus on providing guidance and support to entrepreneurs and career-minded young men and women. www.belenjesuit.org.

Luxury Residential Real Estate Firm Implements Growth Plan

September 2011

An international luxury residential brokerage company has retained Deering Companies to lead its growth plan. The client has multiple offices in Miami Dade County and is part of a global network of offices and agents. Deering Companies intends on helping the client obtain market share in South Florida's leading luxury communities.

Frozen Goods Company Launches with Help from Deering Companies

July 2011

Deering Companies assisted a group of private investors in launching a frozen fruit and vegetable company. Deering identified the Managing Director, a frozen category veteran who previously launched a market leading frozen brand. Deering also identified and worked with a design firm to develop branding and packaging for the multiple product lines. The Managing Director received guidance from Deering as to preparation of a business plan and offering memorandum. The first shipments were delivered to retailers in third quarter of 2011.

Deering Companies CEO Irving Padron Recognized for His Impact on Terremark

June 2011

Manuel "Manny" Medina, Terremark's founder, Chairman and CEO, recognized Irving Padron for his "significant contributions to Terremark's success" during an event to celebrate Verizon's acquisition of Terremark for $1.4 billion. Mr. Padron was Terremark's SVP & CFO during its transition to a publicly listed company. The event was held at the Ritz Carlton at Key Biscayne on May 14, 2011. Mr. Medina recognized key partners, executives and friends who worked closely with him throughout his almost 30 year career to build Terremark into a leader in internet infrastructure, cloud computing, and real estate development.

Deering Companies Starts Recruiting Firm

June 2011

Deering Companies recently started an executive recruiting firm, eKrute, as a response to demand from existing Deering clients. Deering Companies has assisted its clients in retaining dozens of employees since its inception in 2006. EKrute recently held its soft launch. EKrute will focus on exceptional South Florida employers, and will identify talent through its international candidate network. Visit www.ekrute.com for soft launch temp site.

The Launch Pad at Terremark Opens

May 2011

The Launch Pad at Terremark opened in downtown Miami’s NAP of the Americas. The Launch Pad is located on ground floor retail space and is open to the public. The Terremark location will continue the Coral Gables campus location's initiatives of teaching and promoting entrepreneurship throughout the region. Deering Companies' Irving Padron, a proud alum of both UM and Terremark, facilitated the introduction and negotiations between the University and Terremark. UM's Mark Diaz - AVP of Budget and Planning, Dr. Susan Amat - Launch Pad Executive Director, and Dr. William Green, Senior Vice Provost were critical to the launch of the new location, as were Terremark's Manuel Medina - President & CEO, and Jose Segrera - EVP & CFO. www.launchpad.org. www.terremark.com.

High Net Worth Investor Prepares Key Financial Reports with Support from Deering Companies

May 2011

Deering Companies assisted in the preparation of various financial reports for a high net worth developer in South Florida. The reports are provided by the client to financial institutions for compliance purposes. Deering was used by the client in an advisory capacity to support the reporting capabilities of his internal finance department.

Deering Companies Identifies Sales and Quality Control Professionals for Importer

April 2011

Deering Companies has identified and recruited various team members for the Sales and Quality Control functions for a Miami based importer. The positions are located in Florida and New York. The role is part of an advisory engagement to grow sales in the Northeast and Florida.

University of Miami Manages Investment Portfolio with Help from Deering Companies

March 2011

The University of Miami retained Deering Companies to prepare its yearly market analysis on a key real estate investment portfolio. Services were also performed in 2009 and 2010. Services included comparable sales analyses and estimates of future growth rates related to a portfolio of real estate assets in Miami Dade County.

The University of Miami is located in Coral Gables, Florida and currently features an enrollment of over 15,300 undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. With more than 13,000 full and part-time faculty and staff, UM is the largest private employer in Miami-Dade County. U.S. News & World Report's 2011 "America's Best Colleges" rankings placed UM No. 47 in the nation in the National Universities category.

For more information on the University of Miami visit www.miami.edu

Deering Companies Secures $5 Million Operating Line of Credit for Client

February 2011

Deering Companies successfully obtained multiple commitments, as requested, for a $4 million working line of credit totaling over $4 Million for an international distribution company located in South Florida. In market conditions where credit facilities are scarce, Deering successfully worked with several large financial institutions to obtain the financing. The client is currently evaluating various funding options and will have Deering continue advising on the transaction.

Development Team Includes Deering Companies as Lead on Preliminary Economic Feasibility Study for Eastern Caribbean Mixed Use Port Project

February 2011

Deering Companies was contracted to perform the preliminary economic feasibility study for the development of a proposed mixed use cruise port in the Eastern Caribbean. The project is expected to include the highest quality cruising, hospitality, business, retail, conference, entertainment and gaming facilities. Deering Companies has been named as the lead on all economic analysis for the project.

Deering Companies Helps Two Start-Ups,
Winners of Elevator Pitch Competition

January 2011

Deering Companies, as co-sponsors of the 2010 University of Miami LaunchPad Elevator Pitch Competition, has awarded a prize of $10,000 worth of consulting services to Fingerlings, a startup children's "finger fashion" company and to MOMARES, a direct to consumer mobile text messaging company. Each will receive business and financial consulting services to guide them to subsequent growth stages.

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