PALM BEACH GARDENS – While now isn’t the perfect time to start a new business in the midst of a global pandemic, longtime friends Steve Mathison and Charles Siebrecht have sued him anyway.
The South Florida natives, along with their partner Brig Edwards, opened professional real estate advisers over the summer.
The Palm Beach Gardens-based company offers comprehensive professional and legal services focused solely on the real estate industry.
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The company is unique in the South Florida real estate market, said Siebrecht, serving as a one-stop-shop for businesses, individuals and real estate agents.
“We have decades of experience in the real estate market with legal, listing, buying and appraising the business,” said Siebrecht, Certified Residential Real Estate Broker and Appraiser who owns Siebrecht Properties. and Siebrecht Appraising, based in Palm Beach Gardens. “We want to be the quiet force in real estate.”
Like Siebrecht, who lives in Jupiter, Mathison and Edwards also have a lot of experience in the real estate industry, and they were eager to combine their expertise to launch their new business.
Mathison, who is a managing partner of Mathison Whittles LLP, has practiced real estate, business and estate planning law in Palm Beach County for over 35 years and has worked on projects such as BallenIsles, The Gardens Mall and Avenir.
Edwards, a state-certified real estate agent and general appraiser, has 30 years of real estate appraisal and consulting experience.
“Steve, Brig and I have all had a proven track record when it comes to our businesses,” Siebrecht said. “We are proud of our longtime customers and look forward to merging our attributes into one company. “
PRA, which Mathison, Siebrecht and Edwards will lead in addition to their other professional responsibilities, has attracted a diverse group of clients since launching several months ago, Mathison said.
It is expected to build the business slowly as the real estate market returns following a coronavirus-induced slowdown.
“We’re very happy with the way we’re doing it,” said Mathison. “We want to do it more organically and not try to be big quickly. We prefer to provide high quality service. I think we will always be seen as a boutique. We care about our people and our relationships with them. clients.”
Due to coronavirus concerns, Mathison, Siebrecht and Edwards are currently closing transactions by overnight courier and secure electronic transfer, in addition to going to clients to perform closing documentation.
Signings behind the wheel of real estate transactions are also pending in the yard of the Mathison Whittles office building at 5606 PGA Blvd.
Mathison recently purchased the building earlier this year from the Siebrecht family. Professional Real Estate Associates are based there, as are the companies from Siebrecht.
“Charles’s dad actually bought the land in the late 1970s, and his mom owned this property until I bought it in 2020,” Mathison said. “With this new chapter, our goal with PRA is to continue to contribute to the quality of life for businesses and residents of northern Palm Beach County.”