The Maken Group
Committed to Excellence
The Maken Group
As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, The Maken Group is a leading firm specializing in consulting and advisory services, real estate, M&A, and creative solutions for our clients. We are headquartered in booming South Florida, with offices in West Palm Beach and Orlando, we attribute our reputation to the lasting client relationships we have developed throughout the years. We believe that all of our customers deserve the highest level of service, and TMG is committed to providing just that.
The Maken Group’s roots are steeped in problem solving, with an entrepreneurial spirit that has served its clients well for years. We have served as trusted advisors for large corporations, both private and publicly traded, banks and all sorts of start-ups. We have effectively led and managed projects. Our hallmark is the successful implementation of new business initiatives, integration efforts, mergers and acquisitions, international expansion, acquisition and disposition, economic development and new market entry. The firm is deeply experienced in analyzing complex issues and presenting recommendations to senior executive decision makers.
The Maken Group has been arranging the sale of companies and real estate since 2001. With over $1 Billion in sales and representation as varied as the world today, we exist to help solve our clients problems, whether they need to scale, dispose of excess real estate or enter new markets.
The Maken Group is on the forefront of transforming dated, inefficient business models into savvy, contemporary and data driven enterprises that shed waste and excuses while creating value for our clients.
Along with real estate and company sales nationwide, The Maken Group is one of the most successful and prolific hospitality sales firms in the country. We have arranged the sale of properties in Florida, Texas, Ohio, Georgia, Mississippi, and New York amongst others. TMG provides a palette of professional services, along with global exposure for clients. We have also facilitated the sale of numerous companies, ranging from restaurants to specialized manufacturing companies. The firm has considerable experience handling sales of companies with significant international operations, with expertise in international due diligence.
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President & Broker
Office: 561•721•9855 x 202
Fax : 561•721•9854
Sonny Maken, CCIM
The Maken Group, Inc. was founded by Sonny Maken, CCIM. Sonny also serves as the Broker of Record for the firm. He graduated from Georgetown University in Washington DC with a degree in International Economics and a concentration in International Finance and Commerce. In 2020, he completed his MBA at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Sonny is also the Past President of the Realtors Commercial Alliance and the former member of the board of directors of Florida Association of Realtors and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors Association.
Sonny is also a CCIM. The CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation is considered the most prestigious of all Real Estate designations. Often referred to as the PhD of Commercial Real Estate, a practitioner must not only demonstrate educational mastery but also a depth of real world commercial real estate experience and expertise. Only 6% of all Commercial Real Estate practitioners in the US are CCIM's.
He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors, the Miami Association of Realtors and the Georgetown Club of Palm Beach. He also serves on the Georgetown Alumni Interview Panel.
Known for his expertise in the real estate space, Sonny has made frequent appearances in the South Florida Business Journal, Daily Business Review, City and Shore Magazine, Palm Beach Post and the South Florida Sun Sentinel newspapers. He was also featured in the Powers for Good issue of City & Shore magazine, highlighting CEO’s with deep non-profit experience and involvement. Sonny also serves as the CEO of First Serve USA, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving children from economically challenged neighborhoods.
An effective communicator, Sonny has been the featured keynote speaker at business events and has participated in numerous panel discussions with political and business leaders.
Sonny is also the past winner of the 40 under 40 award from South Florida Business Journal and the 40 under 40 award from Real Estate Forum Magazine.
The Maken Group Services
Exceeding Your Expectations
The Maken Group is a full service, multi-faceted firm that serves clients in all areas of real estate from luxury residential to hospitality, from shopping centers to heavy industrial. Our teams of industry professionals have a long and proven track record of success and are deftly capable to take a transaction to consummation. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, The Maken Group will continue to build value for its clients and serve its community.
Commercial Real Estate
The Maken Group specializes in negotiating complex transactions. The firm understands the delicacy required to both consummate transactions that are equitable for all parties and to balance the political aspects, such as zoning and other unforeseen factors that often hinder business transactions.
Besides sales and marketing of multi-million dollar properties, The Maken Group is well acquainted with the nuances of the commercial real estate market, the confidentiality the transaction requires and the needs of our clients. In addition to marketing, The Maken Group also specializes in development. The firm can assist clients develop any type of property and can also identify vacant land for retail, residential, and commercial development.
Residential Real Estate
Luxury oceanfront homes to high rise condo development, the breadth of our experiece is unmatched. We are able to assist our clients in a variety of ways. Our experience ranges from getting raw land entitled to helping our clients understand the importance of 40 year inspections for their apartment buildings.
The Maken Group understands how complex the world of residential real estate is, from complex governement regualtions to the hyper-technical world of residential development. We don't just "Do Deals," we get closed doors to open for our clients.
M&A | Business Sales
Along with commercial real estate and companies sales nationwide, The Maken Group is one of the most successful and prolific hospitality sales firms in the country. We have arranged the sale of properties, companies & hotels in Florida, Texas, Ohio, Georgia, Mississippi, and New York amongst others. The Maken Group provides a palette of professional services, along with global exposure for clients.
We have also facilitated the sale of numerous companies, ranging from restaurants to specialized manufacturing companies. The firm has considerable experience handling sales of companies with significant international operations, with expertise in international due diligence.
Fort Lauderdale Office Building
China based Flooring Manufacturing Company
Multiple unit Major Franchise Restaurant Company
Multiple unit Check Cashing Company
California based Security Company
Florida based Gaming Company
Multiple Specialized Manufacturing Companies
217,000 SF, 20 acre former AT&T facility, Miami
Palm Street Apartments, West Palm Beach, Florida
Shopping Center, Sunrise, Florida
Comfort Inn, Deerfield Beach, Florida
Holiday Inn Express, Miami, Florida
La Quinta Inn, West Palm Beach, Florida
Wingate Inn, Longview, Texas
Holiday Inn, Alice, Texas
Quality Inn, Tupelo, Mississippi
Microtel Hotel, Tupelo, Mississippi
La Quinta, Piqua, Ohio
Comfort Suites, Findlay, Ohio
Hollywood Playhouse, Hollywood, Florida
Mutiple Food and Beverage establishments
Cappuccino's Italian Restaurant (with property), West Palm Beach, Florida
White Elephant Restaurant, Wellington, Florida
Luxury estates in Bocaire Country Club, Ibis Country Club, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach amongst others
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Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm