Large firm expertise. Boutique focus.

The Atlantic Western Companies are privately held real estate investment banking and advisory firms providing asset management, property management, leasing, brokerage, commercial receivership, commercial loan workouts and advisory services to institutional and private real estate clients throughout the United States; with a primary emphasis in Florida.

Since 1986, we have delivered sophisticated real estate investment banking, management and brokerage services with an entrepreneurial, small shop approach. We distinguish ourselves by employing concentrated energies on specific assignments to generate maximum value for our clients. Our sweet spot lies in the workout, value enhancement, and repositioning of sub-performing real estate assets on a portfolio and/or individual basis.


  • To date, we have managed and/or sold over $1.5 billion in real estate assets.
  • Between 1996 and 2000, Atlantic Western grew to be one of the top 20 property management and brokerage firms in South Florida, managing over 4mm sf of retail and office properties.
  • Commercial real estate management, leasing, commercial receivership and sale assignments have exceeded $700 million in transaction value to date.
  • Land assignments, a unique focus area for the firm,  have exceeded $800 million in transaction value to date.


In-depth market research, a leading track record, and a tenacious work ethic yield maximized results for our clients. Atlantic Western has consistently outperformed competitors in sale and value enhancement on all of our engagments and we credit these results to our determined team of professionals and premier execution skills.


Our mission is to formulate and deliver cost-effective real estate services that best allow our clients to realize maximum value potential on their asset(s). Our team of high energy professionals are intensely focused and detailed in all assignments and maintain a close fiduciary and alignment with clients’ interests.


“I have worked with Brad Scherer for more than 20 years, in many capacities. I have counseled Brad as a Court appointed receiver and have worked with Brad as both a broker and property manager on dozens of complex commercial real estate deals in numerous asset classes, including: retail, industrial, hotel, agricultural, single family home developments, polo facilities, and more….READ MORE
–McDonald Hopkins LLC
“We engaged Brad and his company as a receiver, appointed to manage a large commercial property during litigation. Once, this matter was resolved, we used him as the listing agent on the property….READ MORE
“We had 500 acres in Indiantown that we had planned to develop pre-recession. When the market slowed, we decided to dispose of the asset, and we hired Brad and Atlantic Western to help….READ MORE
“Brad is the complete package. He’s everything I look for in a business associate. His candor, intelligence and work ethic set him apart….READ MORE
–Ironwood Properties
“Several years ago, Brad helped us put together a deal to sell a 2700 acre farm. He put together a group to buy it, and guided them every step of the way. He helped the buyers with permitting and in dealing with the Water Management District….READ MORE
–TruCane Sugar
“We worked with Brad, Jay and Western Atlantic Companies on land acquisition projects. Brad and Jay’s strong financial background allowed him to understand the full impact of the deal—why it would or wouldn’t work….READ MORE
–Fortune 200 Company