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Prior to founding EML Realty Partners, Eric was owner of a local home building and land development company in Maryland that was sold to a NYSE public company in 2005. Afterwards, he formed EML Management a private real estate investment firm focused on the acquisition of strategically located, income producing commercial properties in the Maryland market. This entity still exists and holds ownership in many of the properties owned in Maryland.

EML Realty Partners was created in 2018 as Eric decided to relocate full time to South Florida with his family and transition his focus to building a bigger commercial real estate portfolio in Florida.

Eric was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and is a graduate of St. Paul’s School For Boys. He received his BA from Franklin and Marshall College and now lives in Palm Beach and Jupiter Florida with his wife and children.

Interview questions:

Q1: Tell me about how you transitioned your business from the Mid-Atlantic region to South Florida.

Q2: Why are you so bullish on South Florida real estate?

Q3: What does the South Florida market look like right now?

Q4: Tell me about your recent acquisitions

Q5: Do you have any acquisitions coming up you can share with us?

Q6: What does the future of EML Realty Partners look like? What is the ultimate goal for the company?

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About EML Realty Partners: EML Realty Partners, LLC is a commercial real estate investment firm specializing in the acquisition of opportunistic commercial real estate investments. EML also selectively invests in commercial real estate partnerships by providing capital to projects in the form of debt and equity. The EML portfolio is a diverse mix of industrial, flex, office, retail, and entertainment properties providing above market returns for their partners. EML specializes in creating the value needed on properties after the initial acquisition. The EML portfolio has a high concentration of industrial properties on the east coast of South Florida, where the company is now based. The South Florida portfolio consists of more than 20 properties with a value of approximately $300 million.

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