Brett Kaplan is a Founding Principal and the Broker of
Record for Optimus Commercial Real Estate Investment Advisors and Optimus
Residential. Optimus Commercial specializes in the sale of single and
multi-tenant net leased retail, multifamily, hospitality, and site selection,
but have also represented clients in the office, vacant land, industrial, and
other disciplines of commercial and residential real estate.
Prior to establishing Optimus, Kaplan obtained his
license in 2011 and immediately began building his network at Sperry Van Ness.
After a few years at SVN, Kaplan moved to Keller Williams Commercial where he
was a co-founder and Senior Real Estate Investment Advisor for Team Optimus.
During its time at KW Commercial, Optimus was the top producing commercial team
in the market center. In 2017, Kaplan and the Optimus team went independent and
opened its own brokerage. Since opening, Optimus has done millions in sales,
focusing mostly on the West Coast of Florida with deals spanning the entire
state and beyond.
Personally, Kaplan was born in White Plains, NY and moved
to the Sarasota area when he was very young. As a real estate investor and
developer, his father instilled into him the familiarity and knowledge of real
estate that has helped him be successful today. Kaplan graduated from the
University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunication: News in 2008 and
immediately was employed by the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex in Ellenton, FL
as the Director of Media Relations and Marketing. Kaplan lives in Sarasota, FL
with his wife and two children.
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