"Invest in America. Buy Real Estate!" That's the upbeat motto of Barry Seidel, Commercial Real Estate Broker and President of American Property Group of Sarasota, Inc. Seidel escaped the cold and snow of the Philadelphia Area when he sold his restaurant business, moved to the Suncoast and formed American Property Group right here in Sarasota, almost 20 years ago. Seidel has earned a solid reputation as an expert in the area's Commercial Real Estate and Restaurant markets. He attributes the success of his Company to the personalized family-like service he and his staff provide their customers. The Agents that work with Barry Seidel are the Cream of the Crop! "We're simply the best," Seidel says of his Real Estate Company, including himself and his wife, Leslye. Although the staff is small, American Property Group's presence in the market is large and the presence of the Company's red, white and blue signs everywhere you look bears that out. The American Property Group staff is a tight-knit group with a strong work ethic and a dedication to the customer, qualities that have made the Company and its clients successful. In a business where agents move from office to office, Seidel says his agents have remained with him for some time. "We are more personalized, more caring," Seidel says. "We're also established. We are not going anywhere." Dealing primarily with Commercial Real Estate for users and investors as well as sales of our area's finest restaurants, Seidel has an ability to envision growth areas that brings many people to his door. Seidel takes credit for bringing popular national restaurants into Sarasota like Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Fleming's Steakhouse, Sweet Tomatoes and Rita's Water Ice, as well as retail businesses such as the Men's Wearhouse, Ritz Camera and Boater's World. Most of his business, however, is with the mom-and-pop restaurants and commercial businesses; he understands their needs and matches the business and/or property to the people. One thing everyone who knows Seidel says is that he absolutely loves what he does! He loves his family, friends and Real Estate and it shows!!