Published on July 15th, 2016 | by Chad T.0
Matt Luedecke, Luxury Commercial Real Estate Manager
A Florida native, Matthew Luedecke is the manager at Trimark Properties specializing in Commercial Real Estate in Gainesville, Florida.
Matthew oversees leasing and property management of Trimark’s portfolio of luxury commercial properties in the area between the downtown Innovation Square area and the University of Florida.
Clients are offered a unique, custom, solution designed by the Trimark team to fit their unique business needs. Together with the Trimark Properties Design and Development team, Matthew works to provide a well-suited office, retail, café, or lab space for each of his tenants.
What do you do in your spare time?
After I retired my motorcycle six years ago, I purchased a small bike to travel from property to property. I’ve found that I rather enjoy tinkering with the bike far more than the actual ride itself.
What’s your favorite type of food?
I am a big lover of salads, so I bring them for lunch every day. I make my own salad and dressing, usually a balsamic chicken salad, and put my meal in a mason jar for easy travel.
Describe your typical day.
In the morning when I wake up, I read emails and respond to them. Then, when I come into the office, I read more emails and respond. I assign sales leads and eat lunch at my desk to create higher productivity. Then, I usually have a commercial showing, and when back in the office, I answer questions from the sales team and other Trimark employees.
What’s your favorite thing about working in your industry?
I am a people person and I have always been good in my interactions with people. I work with a wide variety of clients and help them make the right decision based on my well-versed knowledge of Gainesville’s real estate market. The smile on my client’s face at the end of the day is the best part of my job as a commercial realtor, and the highlight of my day.
What’s one piece of advice you can share with others?
I recently finished reading Sherry Turkle’s novel, “Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age.”
Turkle demonstrates the modernity of our current age in her novel, an age where connections are valued more highly than simple conversation. Technology advancements have brought about the ability to communicate instantaneously through a screen, resulting in the loss of interpersonal communication.
One line from Turkle’s book which I highly recommend is, “There is good news: we are resilient. Conversation cures.”