Our company got its start in 1961 when Clifford Suchman formed Pyms-Suchman Real Estate Co. with Jack Pyms. A graduate of the University of Florida with a real estate degree and a Keyes Company scholarship recipient, Cliff is known as a visionary and pioneer of what is now known as the Dadeland and Kendall areas of Miami, Florida.

Cliff likes to tell the story of when he first went to work for Keyes. They asked him whether he wanted to locate at the Homestead office or the Miami Beach office, and he picked Homestead because it was closer to the Dadeland-Kendall area, which he thought had the greatest potential for growth. Shortly thereafter a desk opened at the Dadeland office. According to Cliff, he “skipped all the way home” knowing that this was the place to be.

Over the next 50 years, Cliff left his fingerprints on the South Dade area of Miami, buying, selling, brokering and syndicating thousands of acres and developing a multitude of product types including apartments, warehouses and shopping centers. Pyms-Suchman Real Estate Co. became one of the largest single-office brokerage companies in South Dade dealing in both commercial and residential properties.

In 1969, Cliff started Shane-Suchman Real Estate Co. with his brother-in-law Martin Shane, where they focused solely on commercial properties. Cliff’s son Larry joined the business in 1983 after earning a degree in real estate and finance. Larry took a particular interest in shopping center and retail tenant representation. As a result, in 1992 Suchman Retail Group was formed with a primary focus on commercial land, shopping center leasing, management and development and retail tenant representation.

Shortly before that in 1990 Cliff’s cousin, Philip Leitman, who has a master’s degree in business and finance, sold his import-export business in Toronto and moved to Miami where he came to work with Cliff and Larry, quickly learning the business and becoming an investment partner. Today Cliff serves as the Chairman of the Board of Suchman Retail Group with Larry as President and Philip as Chief Operating Officer.

Today Suchman Retail Group is widely known and respected for its participation in and contributions to the growth and development of South Dade, in particular the south US-1 and Kendall Drive corridors (the Dadeland and Kendall markets).

Suchman Retail Group © 2010