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In commercial

real estate


172,972 SF 

Of new leases

signed in 2019

2,324,198 SF 

Of shopping centers

taken to 100% occupancy


Our Vision


Our vision-driven venture is about creating community-based environments: Places we’d like to hang, shop, eat and work. Envision creating ‘a sense of place’ where the community can come together for shared experiences. We will strategically partner with like-minded individuals to design an artful destination for indulgence, inspiration, convenience and retreat - a community oasis. We want to help fulfill our partner’s dreams and visions and change the game by disrupting how real estate brokerage shops are imagined.

Our Values


LEASE UP is a commercial leasing partner committed to delivering a consistent and addictive experience that can be compared to iconic brands such as Disney, Nordstrom, and Houston’s/ Hillstone Restaurant Group. LEASE UP is built on a seasoned and strategic more local approach aiming to improve communities and commercial places with like-minded partners through leasing. The LEASE UP Crew is built on trust, relationship building and positioning our partners to win.
We bring value, variety, convenience, experience, and entertainment to commercial places by consummating leases between tenants and commercial real estate owners. We engage with and give back to the communities that our places rely on.



Please reach out to us for a discreet and confidential conversation. We would love to meet and grab coffee with like-minded Tenants and Landlords who are open to considering a different approach and mindset to conquering challenges.  The same goes for any entrepreneurial Leasing Mavens in top 50 MSAs who specialize in retail, office, apartment, healthcare, or industrial Lease Up with a desire to be an owner.


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Community Centers

Mission Bay

  • 265,785 sf Center

  • Boca Raton, FL

  • 38 shop spaces 

Drove occupancy to 100% and solidified asset as a community gathering spot by executing new leases with relevant multiunit operators such as Venetian Nails, Man Cave, Five Below, Learning Express Toys, The Box Med Spa, Acai Concept, Nutrishop, and Cream. Achieved above-market rents into the $50s PSF.

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Institutional Partnerships  

Village Plaza 

Treasure Coast Commons and Vista Plaza in Jensen Beach, FL (91,656 sf center and 109,761 sf center) to 100% occupancy.

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Ground Up Development

Parkway Shops

Preleased a Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshalls, Ulta anchored 144,114 sf development to 100% occupancy since opening in 2013.


HELLO. WE ARE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LEASING LIFERS... AND STUDENTS OF THE GAME. We specialize in a community-based approach to Commercial Real Estate. We believe in ventures with vision and curating the right tenant. Relying on our deep market knowledge, meaningful relationships, and analytical mindset sets us apart and enables us to solve your challenges and grow your business while providing the dynamic energy you have been seeking. We envision a montage of community, business, art, play, and nature — and then we expertly market it all for you to be, well... INSTAGRAMMABLE.


BEYOND BUILDINGS; ART, CULTURE AND RETAIL CAN COLLIDE. We like to mix up the Mixed-Use arena to infuse a local spirit, design an activated gathering place, create convenient leisure and foster a cultural canvas. Our purpose is to thoughtfully community build. We are a trusted partner to clients and localities who align with our vision of places built around value, variety, convenience, experience, and entertainment. Activation is our thing. We embody a million square feet of heart and collaboration.


AS LEASING ARTISANS, we implement an approach that transcends far beyond buildings. In collaboration with strategic, visionary partners, we offer cutting edge market-insight, seasoned industry knowledge, and an analytical mindset to leasing, managing, owning and operating properties. Our dynamic crew of professionals is built on transparency and trusting partnerships.



A MIXED-USE MONTAGE may consist of the industrial-chic co-working space or hand-picked lifestyle brands. It can be walkable greenscape, locally-inspired murals, and hand-crafted pop-up events. Regardless of the finished product, we see a vision of lively, thoughtful, urban and suburban built environments. Transforming what was of the past into a collective place that fits right now and the future - is what we do. We feel place can resonate on all the right notes. Vision-driven ventures are what make us tick. Vision-driven ventures are how we lead you to your LEGACY PROJECT




  • Market Analysis and Research

  • Development Strategy

  • Site Selection

  • Lease Negotiation

  • Lease Restructuring

  • Identifying Evolving Trade Market Trends

  • Building Permit Assistance



  • Assessment of Brand & Place

  • Project Analysis

  • Strategy & Vision

  • Merchandising Strategy

  • Storytelling

  • Permanent Leasing

  • Pop-up Leasing

  • Lease Renewals & Terminations

  • Targeted face to face outreach to local, regional, and national tenants.


Asset Design

  • Brand Positioning

  • Naming

  • Messaging

  • Wayfinding

  • Place Making

  • Identity/Logo 

  • Brand Collateral

  • Campaigns

  • Photo/Video Content  



JJ Bujalski

Founding Partner

A trusted leader with a track record as the highest volume dealmaker during his loyal 13-year tenure as the Director of Leasing for Ramco-Gershenson (a publicly-traded owner/developer of institutional-grade retail), JJ Bujalski is a Duke educated Real Estate Maven and Founding Partner of LEASE UP.


JJ and I worked together for 12 years.  In that time he was my co-worker, direct report and best of all, friend.  From the moment he started at Ramco, unitl the day he left, he was always a top performer, posting more transactions per year than any other leasing rep.  I can describe JJ in one word....a "Closer".

William Gershenson


JJ worked within my leasing team for 3 years and was consistently one of the top producing leasing agents in the company with a constant goal to curate the right mix of local and national tenants.

John Hendrickson - Brixmor President, Midwest

I worked with JJ on a Chipotle deal several years ago.  From beginning to end, JJ was a consummate professional.  He was able to serve the best interest of his property while also accomodating our need to hit our timelines with excellent follow up and constant communication.  Since that deal was consummated, JJ has been consistent in his contact about potential new opportunities he's evaluated on our behalf.  He understands tenants and cultivating relationships.  It was and is a pleasure to do business with him.

Jodi Recalt - Chipotle Lead Real Estate Manager

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