Matthew Luedecke is the manager at Trimark Properties specializing in Commercial real estate Gainesville FL. Trimark is a premier real estate company in Gainesville, offering a portfolio that ranges from luxury apartments to historic homes. Luedecke handles commercial holdings for businesses looking for office space well-located between the University of Florida campus and Downtown Gainesville. Luedecke works alongside Trimark’s design team to create a custom space suited specifically for each tenant’s business needs.
Born and raised in Florida, Luedecke is familiar with the Florida area and Gainesville in particular.
1. What was your best/favorite subject in school?
I’ve always been deeply interested in history because I believe in studying the past to make decisions for the future.
2. What was your first job?
I was born into a family legacy of car sales. Before the plunge into real estate I worked in the auto industry selling high quality niche vehicles. Specifically, I sold Italian motorbikes with brand names including Vespa, Moto Guzzi, and Aprilia. This experience offered a great opportunity to learn more about high end sales.
3. Where and how did you first get into the industry you currently work in?
I used to look around and try to locate potential investment properties for my dad.
4. How have those jobs prepared you for what you do now?
I have always been a people person when trying to sell a product, whether it be bikes or luxury apartments. I work with many different clients to reach an individualized solution so that I can help them make the right decision based on my knowledge of the local real estate market as well as regulations on permitting, building, site design, and efficient layout.
5. Describe the best day of work you’ve ever had.
The day we hit 100% occupancy in both divisions of commercial and residential property holdings really shined as an example of what can result from the hard work and dedication of my team at Trimark.
6. How do you keep yourself motivated?
By keeping my long-term goals at the forefront of my mind. I also make decisions that help progress my long-term goals so that I am always accomplishing what I need.
7. What kind of business ideas excite you most?
I recently read the Turkle’s book, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. Within, Turkle discusses the day and age we live in, where connection means more to us than conversation. I believe we can strike a balance between the two since the use of such advanced technology gives us access to so many channels of communication that goes beyond the traditional. Thus, I’d like to utilize the existence of such technologies to bring our properties to potential residents using virtual tours. Physical proximity becomes a nonissue with the existence of technology.
8. Have you ever tried any unorthodox techniques to attract attention to your business?
While referrals and word of mouth are great channels for new clients, I stay on top of the real estate market by utilizing online marketing to attract new qualified leads on a regular basis. I truly believe that the Internet has brought us all very close to one another and if we only focus on our goals and steer away from distraction, there’s a lot we can make happen in a matter of a few hours today which was quite unthinkable a few years ago.
9. What personal achievement are you most proud of?
Obtaining my broker’s license was a huge first step in my career in Commercial real estate Gainesville FL.
10. What wisdom you would have liked to share with yourself when you first started out?
I don’t believe in saying the term, “that’s not my job.” I will do whatever is necessary for my clients’ happiness. Whatever my team needs, I will assist with. This rule for myself in the workplace includes jobs that range from compiling a market analysis for a condo developer or even meeting the cable technician and helping them fix a tenant’s internet.