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A Commercial Real Estate Leader Since 1958
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82 successful and many award-winning commercial and mixed-use projects | $8 billion in business volume | A commercial real estate leader since 1958
The Allen Morris Company is one of the largest diversified real estate firms in the southeast specializing in:
The impressive portfolio of development projects at the Allen Morris company includes the Florida headquarters for AT&T and multiple district headquarters for Bell South, Florida Power and Light, IBM, Unisys, International Harvester, General Motors Acceptance Corporation, Florida Gas Company, US Steel, Belcher Oil Company, Lockheed Martin, Sears, Bank of America International, CBS and the Federal Reserve Bank of Miami.
The company’s legacy of success is due to its unwavering commitment to placing the client’s needs first, guaranteeing satisfaction, and delivering what we promise –every time.
Our dedicated team of professionals at the Allen Morris company has a proven track record of providing clients with strategy and solutions for their short-term and long-term real estate requirements. We assist investors, both private and institutional property owners, and major international and regional corporations with a full range of real estate services from inception to completion. The team brings passion, expertise and a strong sense of business integrity to each assignment.
Inspire people with the beauty of our projects Impress them with the excellence of our services Improve the quality of life of all those we touch
It is because of our commitment to Inspire, Impress, and Improve that we have become a company of FIRSTS —
FIRST to build regional shopping centers in South Florida
FIRST to build multi-tenant office buildings on Brickell Avenue
FIRST to create value in suburban Miami offices by adding atriums and waterfalls
FIRST to bring an institutional-quality office tower to downtown Tallahassee, FL
FIRST to create a L.E.E.D. Certified private office building in Jacksonville, FL
FIRST Coral Gables office project to win 9 awards including Best Commercial Project in the state of Florida: Alhambra Towers
FIRST to build a L.E.E.D. Certified lodge structure in America
FIRST to bring a L.E.E.D. Certified multi-family complex into downtown St. Petersburg, FL
Our story covers more than five decades and millions of square feet in building spaces.
Among his many awards:
Allen Morris has been in business since 1958 when founder L. Allen Morris opened shop for the purpose of brokerage and development of commercial and investment real estate. The early development projects were single-tenant office buildings, warehouses, and the first regional shopping center in 1962, which was the largest mortgage loan in the state of Florida at the time. His pioneering efforts earned him the distinction as one of the 100 most influential people in Miami history by the Miami Herald.
In 1980, W. Allen Morris, L. Allen Morris’ son, took over the helm as President and Chief Executive Officer.
The company’s remarkable growth since then, even through turbulent economic times, such as the real estate crash of the 1980’s, the stock market crash of 1987, and the national financial crisis of 2008, is testament to his leadership and vision.
Through all of these changing times, Allen Morris has consistently maintained a track record of integrity that the company jealously guards.
In 2002, the company moved into its new corporate headquarters in Coral Gables—
The stunning, iconic Alhambra Towers has won 9 awards – the capstone to date of W. Allen Morris’ commercial development achievements.
In 2013, he launched a multi-family residential division with projects in the works throughout Florida and the southeastern United States.
The legacy of W. Allen Morris is championing beautiful, award-winning and environmentally sensitive, sustainable buildings.
A company is known by the people it keeps
The leadership team at Allen Morris must be happy because many of them have been in place for ten, 20, 30, 40, 50 years or even longer! They also must be honest, ethical and hard working since that’s what the company demands. And because they’ve been at it for so long together, they’ve developed a unique corporate culture and long-term corporate memory of company values, creative problem solving, and a network of contacts and relationships spanning many decades and across many cities. And because they are not a team of rivals, but true colleagues who share information and help one another, our clients benefit – whether in the design of a new project, understanding a property, management, accounting, brokerage, valuation or a consulting requirement. Truly, we value our people as much as our projects.
Since taking the helm of The Allen Morris Company in 1980 at the age of 28, W. Allen Morris (Allen) has propelled the real estate firm his father established in 1958 to monumental heights…
As Chief Operating Officer, Peter DiCorpo oversees the Allen Morris Company’s (AMCO) corporate and property operations. His focus is on streamlining the company’s processes and procedures, and on positioning the company for planned growth, both in its existing lines of business as well as in new ventures…
Yazmin heads up the administrative and business functions at Allen Morris and its affiliated entities, overseeing the financial operation and planning of the company including human resources and IT…
W.A. Spencer Morris is Executive Vice President of Allen Morris Residential. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s $1.2 billion development pipeline. His focus is on strategic planning, acquisitions, as well as structuring and financing mixed-use projects throughout the Southeast. Since joining the firm in 2016, Spencer has acquired and developed key assets in Georgia.
Dennis is Managing Director of Development with a primary focus being the company’s newly launched multi-family division. His range of responsibilities includes development operations for office, retail and apartments…
Director of Investments
Gordon is part of the new multi-family division of Allen Morris. As Director of Investments, Gordon is well versed in all phases of construction and real estate development. His expertise is in preparing financial…
Daniel (Danny) Schwimmer is Director of Capital Markets for The Allen Morris Company. With a proven track record of navigating the intricacies of capital funding, Danny is responsible for managing the firm’s debt and equity relationships across the company’s entire portfolio.
Scott oversees the execution of the firm’s extensive development pipeline and works with the company’s Development Managers to improve the design of our buildings, and then work with general contractors to refine the pricing and execute the construction.
Nathan Hedges is our Georgia-based Director of Development. His focus is on Class-A multi-family, Class-A Office and Mixed-Use Development, especially in Atlanta’s urban core including often difficult in-fill projects.
With expertise in both sales and leasing, Thad consistently delivers high yield results for his clients. In 2013, he received the 3rd Annual Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce South Florida Real…
As Senior Vice President, Henry ensures that the Allen Morris Company portfolio of properties are fully leased, maintained and operated to the company’s high standards.
Bill is a valued member of the Allen Morris executive team having been with the company since 1987. He is responsible for the administration of the Orlando office and the management of the company’s…