Levitan & Associates

Helping the residential and commercial real estate industries achieve their full potential

We are a full-service real estate research, strategic consulting and marketing implementation firm specializing in the homebuilding and residential development industries.

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we have been assisting builders, developers, land owners, Realtors® and lenders with properties, developments and operations throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean and, when requested, providing litigation support and expert witness services.  We have been involved in the conceptualization and creation and the successful sales and marketing of well over 155,000 housing units in more than 975 communities and developments representing in excess of $55 Billion in sales.

We bring over 40 years of experience in maximizing return on investment in residential real estate.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to learn how we can assist you today in one of the most challenging real estate markets ever.

Awards and Recognition

Perhaps most indicative of the wide recognition of Daniel Levitan’s expertise and professionalism is the fact that he is the recipient of the nation’s leading awards for residential marketing:

  • The Florida Home Builders’ “John P. Hall Award” in 1997;
  • The Institute of Residential Marketing’s “Trina Ripley Excellence in Education Award” in 1997;
  • The National Association of Home Builders’ “Bill Molster Award” in 2001;
  • The Florida Home Builders’ “John P. Hall Award” again in 2006;
  • The Institute  of Residential Marketing’s “President’s Award” in 2006;
  • In February, 2007 Daniel Levitan was inducted as the first “Fellow” of the College of Fellows of the Institute of Residential Marketing;
  • In 2010, Levitan was recognized by the National Association of Home Builders as the first “MIRM of the Year“;
  • In 2013, at the International Builders Show, Daniel Levitan was recognized as a “Legend of Residential Marketing“ by the National Association of Home Builders;
  • The Florida Home Builders’ “John P. Hall Award” yet again in 2014 (the only 3 time winner).

My Bio

Mr. Levitan is acknowledged as one of the nation’s preeminent residential development strategists and experts in the field of homebuilding, providing new home research, feasibility analysis, valuation determination, community positioning and optimization studies, marketing strategies and ongoing implementation assistance for properties throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean which have included well over 155,000 housing units in over 975 communities representing in excess of $55 Billion in sales. On request, he assists in supervising implementation of selected strategies for clients with hands-on involvement in community planning, product design, administration, marketing, merchandising, promotion and management supervision and training of the sales/leasing team. His personal involvement has encompassed the complete spectrum of real estate development and all facets of the homebuilding industry and he has a unique in-depth familiarity with a multitude of local markets around the country. He has also been actively involved with a wide variety of commercial, recreational, time-sharing and mixed-use real estate developments.

In his forty years in the field of residential development and prior to forming his own company in 1995, he served until the retirement of the founder as Principal, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategist of The Greenman Group, the nation’s most respected residential consulting and new home research firm. Previously, he was the Vice President and National Sales and Marketing Director of a multi-state merchant builder and subsequently operated his own homebuilding company in a two-state area while also building and developing commercial properties. In addition to his extensive experience in new construction, he has been active in rehabilitation, renovation and conversion of both residential and commercial properties, was chief operating officer of a mortgage brokerage concern, and, on-request, has served as an expert witness and consultant in a number of diverse litigation and arbitration matters regarding homebuilding and residential development.

Levitan is a charter “MIRM” designee, has served 3 terms as Trustee and served as President of the Institute of Residential Marketing. He also has served 4 terms as Trustee of the National Sales and Marketing Council and in 2008 served as Chair of the NSMC and a member of the National Association of Home Builders’ Executive Board.

In 2012 he was selected to Chair the National Association of Home Builders’ Business Management and Information Technology Committee and again serve on NAHB’s  Executive Board.

He is a national instructor of IRM and CSP courses, author of the IRM course, “Increased Profits Through Effective Builder-Broker Cooperation” and co-author of “Marketing on a Shoestring Budget”. He also is a Certified Marketing Professional (“CMP”), charter designee and Certified New Home Sales Professional (“CSP”), charter designee; a Registered Apartment Manager (“RAM”), winner of the national Pillars of The Industry – RAM 2000 award and co-author of “How To Excel In Leasing Apartments”; a certified Commercial Property Builder (“CPB”), charter designee; a Senior Housing Marketing Specialist (“SHMS”), charter designee and Certified Active Adult Specialist in Housing (“CAASH”), charter designee and served 3 terms as Trustee of the National Council on Seniors Housing (now the “50+ Housing Council”).

He is a noted author, speaker, lecturer and trainer in the housing industry. Engagements have included programs for the Florida Bar Association, New Jersey Association of Realtors, National Association of Home Builders conventions and seminars, Multi-Housing World and Multi-Housing World West, Builder Magazine’s Builder 100 Conference, Florida Realtors Land Institute, Urban Land Institute, Southeast Builders Conference, East Coast Builders Conference, Caribbean Basin Real Estate Congress, numerous Home Builders Institute courses, and numerous programs for Crittenden, Northwest Center for Professional Education, the Institute for International Research, the Real Estate Lending Institute and many others, as well as appearing as the keynote speaker at the annual meetings and conferences of several of the country’s leading residential builders and developers. He also is the author of a blog on residential development read throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and 33 additional countries.

Representative Client Assignments

  • ALFA Insurance, Montgomery, AL;
  • (Joseph) Aranow, Clifton Park, NY and State College, PA;
  • Arland Community Development, Orlando and Sarasota, FL;
  • Arlington Properties, Homewood and Irondale, AL;
  • Atlantic Gulf Communities, Green Acres, North Port, Port St. Lucie, Port Charlotte and Silver Springs Shores, FL;
  • Belmont Associates, Chesterfield, VA;
  • Blue-Green Corporation, Charlotte, NC and Dallas, TX;
  • Bristol Development, Birmingham, AL and Memphis, TN;
  • C. C. Industries, Largo, FL;
  • Citibank, Charlotte, NC, Colorado Springs, CO, Dallas, TX, Naples, Ponce Inlet and St. Augustine, FL;
  • Continental Properties, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Coconut Creek, Hollywood and West Palm Beach, FL;
  • WCI/Coral Ridge Communities, Coral Springs and Parkland, FL;
  • Cornwallis Development, Greensboro, NC;
  • Crosswinds Communities, Lake Worth, FL;
  • Daniel Corporation, Acton, Birmingham, Fairhope, Hoover and Mountain Brook, AL;
  • Delmarva Properties, Seaford, DE and Chancellorsville, PA;
  • Development Corporation, Inc., Bonita Springs and Naples, FL;
  • Dickinson Wright, PLLC, et al, Calhoun County, MI;
  • Dobson Builders, Midlothian and Newport News, VA;
  • (Troy) Duhan, Slidell, LA;
  • Eddleman Properties, Birmingham and Chelsea, AL;
  • Ellis Development, New Bern, NC;
  • Enfinger Steele Development, Inc., Huntsville, AL;
  • Engle Homes, Zephyrhills, FL;
  • Euro American Advisors, Birmingham, AL;
  • Fairfield Communities, Lake Worth and Melbourne, FL and Green Valley and Tucson, AZ;
  • Greater Construction, Orlando, FL;
  • Harrison & Lear, Lancaster, VA;
  • Hearthstone Advisors, Apollo Beach, Deltona, Margate, Miramar, Lake Worth, Pembroke Pines and Orlando, FL;
  • Ingram & Associates, Birmingham, Homewood, Huntsville, Irondale, Opelika, Pelham and Montgomery, AL;
  • Johnson City, Tennessee (The Municipality of);
  • Kevin Scarborough, Inc., West Deptford, NJ;
  • Leewood Development, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, NY and Jersey City and Gloucester County, NJ;
  • Lely Development, Naples, FL;
  • Lennar Homes, Fort Myers, FL;
  • MCL Development, Chicago and North Chicago, IL;
  • Mecca Farms, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL;
  • Merrill Trust, Atlanta, GA,
  • MHI/Plantation Homes, Tampa, FL;
  • Mobil Land, Hobe Sound and Lake Worth, FL;
  • Morrison Homes, Roswell, GA, Lake Nona, Orlando and Sarasota, FL;
  • Northeast Capital, Beckley, Cheat Lake, Parkersburg and Morgantown, WV;
  • North Hills, Inc., Raleigh, NC;
  • Oriole Homes, Boynton Beach, FL;
  • Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ;
  • Park Central Properties, Orlando, FL;
  • Park Group Companies, Clearwater, Oldsmar, Port St. Lucie and Tampa, FL;
  • Penn Homes, Shreveport, LA;
  • Pineloch Management, Lake and Orange Counties, FL;
  • Potomac Investment, Charlotte, NC;
  • Prestige Communities, Gainesville, FL;
  • Pulte Homes, Chicago, IL;
  • Purnell, Inc., Salisbury, MD;
  • Purnell-Jarvis, Mustang Island, TX;
  • Regency Park, Cary, NC;
  • Regis Development, Columbia County, GA;
  • Retirement Systems of Alabama, Fairhope and Opelika, AL;
  • Rivers Bend Development, Chesterfield County, VA;
  • The Ryland Group, Columbia, MD;
  • Santa Fe Properties, Santa Fe, NM;
  • The Selective Group, Troy, MI;
  • Shore West Construction, Cleveland and North Olmsted, OH;
  • Shumaker Homes, Columbia and Lexington, SC;
  • Southern Realty, Fairplay, SC;
  • Stephens, Inc., Maumelle, AK;
  • Sun Bank, St. Johns County, FL;
  • Sunrise Homes, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and St. Tammany, LA
  • Superior Bancorp, Louisville, KY;
  • Tate Enterprises, Hialeah and Fort Pierce, FL;
  • Thompson Realty, Shoal Creek, AL;
  • Thornton Construction, Chelsea, Pelham and Shelby County, AL;
  • Toll Brothers, Parkland, FL;
  • Union Valley Corporation, Middlesex County, NJ;
  • U. S. Homes, Charlotte, NC, Nashville, TN, Plano, TX, Clearwater, Fort Meyers, Naples, Jacksonville and Tampa, FL;
  • USS Real Estate, Helena, Hoover, Leeds and Trussville, AL,
  • Van Kampen Merritt, Little Rock, AK, Dallas, TX and Sebring, FL;
  • Weiner & Associates, Dover, DE;
  • Westminster Swanson Land Partners, Bradenton, FL;
  • Weyerhaeuser Real Estate, Phoenix, AZ and New Bern, NC;
  • Wyndham Homes, Carmel and North Salem, NY and Beacon Falls, CT;
  • Zaveco, Ltd., Boca Raton, Hollywood, Lake Worth, Pompano Beach, Tamarac and West Palm Beach, FL;

Contact us: dlevitan@bellsouth.net