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Real Estate Consulting

Harshman & Company, Inc. provides consulting and property valuation services with an expertise in the Sarasota commercial real estate market that is unparalleled. Our consulting model utilizes our proprietary OH WOW software to provide the most accurate information based on market research and data. Our approach provides true best-in-class service to our clients and ensures consistency in strategy and service delivery.

Our consulting experience is supported by a complement of resources specifically tailored to meet your requirements. Our advice is based on detailed quantitative analysis supplemented with the art of understanding the nuances of the local markets. Harshman & Company’s extensive experience, analytical capabilities, and business relationships can help you develop a comprehensive solution for your real estate needs.

What truly differentiates Harshman & Company from other commercial real estate brokerages, however, is an in-house, proprietary computer software database that is continually updated with information from public records, personal interviews and other sources on thousands of properties in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties. Through both aerial photographs and two-dimensional mapping, clients can uniquely experience the city’s growth, understand its history and determine where the market may be heading all from a clear birds eye view.

Developed over the course of the past twenty years and presented on a state-of-the-art, 80-inch television monitor, the firm’s color-coded database offers unique intelligence and market research on sales, proposed and failed projects, ownership and other data spanning retail, office, hospitality, multi-family residential and industrial projects.

The database also contains material on property zoning, overlay districts, future land use and the locations of area schools, hospitals, parks and other critical institutions that can be critical to a client’s decision-making process.

Key Consulting Points
  • Consulting relies on market research and a perceptive understanding of the local real estate market.
  • Our state-of-the-art OH WOW software facilitates communicating complicated market influencers helping our clients clearly see the market.
  • 30 plus years of experience.
  • Member of National Association of REALTORS, Florida Association of REALTORS, Florida Gulf Coast Association of REALTORS and Sarasota Association of REALTORS Commercial Investment Division (CID).

What some of our clients have to say about us

Tom Johnson and the Harshman team have exceeded our expectations. They have added value to our investments via a deep understanding of current space requirements and implement an aggressive and comprehensive marketing approach.

- Nick Koluch, Asset Management at Starwood Capital

Harshman & Company acted as agent when we bought the 6.2 cares that became the CitySide apartment complex. John guided us through a very complicated transaction, using his extensive network of business contacts to help us both pre-purchase and post-purchase.

- Bruce Weiner, President of Longboat Enterprises LLC

John’s insight and market knowledge was simply invaluable to our firm in the decision making process as it relates to entering the Sarasota marketplace.

- William P. “Billy” Glass, President of Gentry Mills Capital

We have been working with John Harshman for over 20 years and are very pleased with his services.  Living out of state, it is essential that we have someone who we can trust to manage our properties well.  John maintains a good relationship with our tenants and makes sure that repairs get done in a timely fashion.  We highly recommend John Harshman.

- Robert and Maryann Hinden

“I have worked with Harshman and Co., and particularly John Harshman, for over 20 years. They have handled numerous real estate transactions on my behalf, including the sale and purchase of several office buildings, undeveloped land, and leased commercial properties. I have never known or worked with a more professional and knowledgeable company.  Quite simply, John Harshman is a man of great integrity.” - David Shapiro

- David Shapiro