Hembree & Associates History

Hembree & Associates was established in 1985 in Sarasota, FL, and has been family owned and operated ever since. President, Joe R. Hembree is a commercial real estate veteran with over 40 years of industry experience. Sons, Joe C. and Kyle Hembree are both licensed Commercial Real Estate Associates and Realtors, working with some of the area’s most talented commercial realtors, brokers and property managers with a combined 200 years of experience. Most of the Hembree team has worked commercial real estate in Florida for over 15 years.


When Berger Hembree Real Estate Inc. was founded in Sarasota in 1973, there were no other solely-owned commercial firms. Joe R. founded Hembree & Associates with the goal to establish a unique real estate firm that would be “boutique” in terms of its specialized relationships with clientele, but with the substantial capability and prominence to cover the diversity of the region and the varying needs of its clients. This is a fine balance that Hembree & Associates established early on and has maintained through the area’s growth, development, and many market fluctuations.  
Our deep local roots, family values, community involvement, and the depth of knowledge shared among our expert real estate team has resulted in Hembree & Associates’ reputation as the leading full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm in Southwest Florida.

Berger Hembree Real Estate Inc. Founded

Hembree & Associates Inc. Founded

Open Doors to 100 Wallace Ave Location

Sale of First Iteration of Mall Downtown

First Large Management Job

(longest standing Associate)

Steve Ross joins firm

First Receivership

Sale of City Center Dirt/Building

Receivership of One Sarasota Tower

and opening of 7 restaurants

Destruction of Maas Brothers and Creation of Hollywood 20

1335 Second Street

Moved to Current Offices

Lakewood Ranch Town Hembree 1

Development of Tidewell Hospice Building

(Towne Hembree 2)

Development of X Building

Development of Tech Park

Sale of Town & Country Shopping Center

Sale of Doctors Hospital


Joe C. Hembree joins firm


Kyle Hembree joins firm

Sale of PNC Building

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