About Us

American Property Group - Commercial Real Estate Success Since 1987

Our Beautiful Headquarters and Client Center on busy Route 41, Sarasota.

Our Beautiful Headquarters and Client Center on busy Route 41, Sarasota.

“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.  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 licensed, professional 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 of medium size, American Property Group’s presence in the market is large and the presence of the company’s red, white, blue and yellow signs everywhere you look bears that out.  The American Property Group staff is a group with a strong work ethic and dedication to the client - - qualities that have made both the company and its clients successful. 

In an industry where real estate agents often move from company to company, Seidel says his agents have remained with him for some time. “We are more personalized, more caring,” Seidel says.  In order for his firm's clients to be best-served, he provides top tools and technology to his valued agents.  “We’re established. We've been here 31 years, and have advised clients through every type of real estate cycle. 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 and retail businesses into Sarasota like, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Fleming’s Steakhouse, Sweet Tomatoes, Gold Rush BBQ, Chianti Cucina, and the Men’s Wearhouse. 

Most of Seidel's business, however, is with our area's many "mom-and-pop" restaurants and commercial businesses.  He understands his clients' 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, his friends and commercial real estate - - and it shows!