Lorne’s entry into commercial real estate was a logical segue from his 14-year tenure as owner-operator of two Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in the Syracuse area. He sold the franchises, retaining ownership of the commercial property and continued to develop expertise in selling and leasing investment properties.
Earlier career experiences, such as operating a convenience store, cellular phone dealership and other small businesses, added to his understanding of the complex challenges facing property and business owners.
Lorne earned his real estate license in 2005 and associate broker’s license in 2007. A graduate of York University in Toronto, he is working toward designation as a Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM). He is a member of the Upstate New York Chapter of CCIM, the National Association of Realtors and the NYS Commercial Association of Realtors.
“Networking is key,” Lorne believes. “In the commercial real estate business, we have to be proactive: continually increasing our exposure of current properties and exploring new opportunities. Our clients deserve full service.” “What’s common in this industry is to sit back and wait for a call,” he says.
That’s not my philosophy. If a client needs a property, I’m out there looking for that property. I am constantly chasing leads and giving feedback to buyers and sellers. We have the motivation and the horsepower to get the job done.”