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    I had the best experience with Jim [Hermann] and Monica when finding my new location. They were so kind and helpful during the process. They made it so easy for me. I’m so excited to continue working with them and couldn’t recommend them more!”


    – Rochelle Koontz


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    “I can’t say enough great things about the Quest team. They’ve always been attentive to our needs and the lease renewal process is always perfect and painless!”


    – Jim Higgins



    Logo of Mercury Advisors

    I . . . have found the Quest Company associates more experienced, competent and professional than many national companies.


    ... the people working on your asset are paramount, not the size of the firm. In this most important area, the Quest Company associates excel: they are seasoned professionals, skillful negotiators, and can handle complex assignments independently.


    - Ken K. Stoltenberg
    [formerly with Euro American Advisors]

    Logo for Panera Bread

    The Quest company has represented us (Covelli Family Limited Partnership dba Panera Bread) here in Central Florida since 1997. Quest has always presented us with thoroughly analyzed locations, understanding our parameters and needs.


    Their knowledge of the market and their relationships with developers and landlords helped us establish our brand exponentially. We would highly recommend Quest in any real estate business.


    – Gavin Ford
    Covelli Family Limited Partnership d/b/a PANERA BREAD

    Working with Quest Company was a complete pleasure. ...We are very grateful that we had the opportunity to work with Monica and Jim in securing this exciting new location for our team and we look forward to our continued relationship with them and the rest of their team.


    - Brandon Naids, CEO

    Logo for Whittington Holt Properties, LLC

    Just wanted to let you know that Dottie’s first forays into managing our property are appreciated. She really seems to have an eye for craftsmanship/quality, in pushing follow thru, and her emails and photos have been very helpful.


    There is a level of care she is exhibiting that both Jeremy and I appreciate and feel honors what our mother was doing at the properties.


    – Nicholas Holt, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

    Logo for Citizens Bank of Florida

    Now that the properties have sold and the dust has settled, I want to send you a personal note of thanks for all you did.


    I saw that without your efforts and experience, we would not have gotten to the finish line with the gas station buyer. I sure hope that your company realizes how valuable you are to its success.


    - Timothy Slattery, Executive VP


    Logo for Eagle Settlements

    You were wonderful to work with and made the whole process so easy for us.


    We truly appreciate how helpful Quest and Ben are to a new business.


    - Joy and Ken Davis


    Quest has managed my Florida real estate portfolio since 1988. They treat every property as if it was their own, from strategy to implementation. I could not be more satisfied.


    – Nicholas E. O’Neill




    More than 20 years with Quest says all that needs to be said!


    – David Kenny
    CFP, LLC

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    I will truly miss working at 1180 Spring Centre. It’s the best office I’ve ever had in over thirty years of practice. The building is kept meticulously clean and updated, it’s quiet, beautiful and very professional.


    More importantly, you, Angie and John were consistently warm, helpful, kind and gracious.


    – Noreen M. Keenan, Ph.D.



    The Property Management Department consists of professionals devoted solely to operating a first-class management operation, who hold designations such as:

    • Executive Certified Property Manager, 
    • Certified Property Manager [CPM], 
    • Certified Leasing Specialists [CLS], 
    • Certified Shopping Center Manager [CSM], and 
    • Certified Commercial Investment Manager [CCIM]

    Quest Company President Stephen LaFreniere was honored to be previously elected president of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) – Central Florida Chapter. He also served as a Court-appointed Trustee, a position only given to qualified candidates of demonstrated experience and integrity.


    Our property managers have a depth of experience that only seasoned professionals can offer you. Unlike large, national firms, however, Quest Company has the flexibility to tailor its reporting to your specific needs. Quest also does not charge extra for its accounting services, as some national companies do.


    Whether you own an office building, shopping center, warehouse, retail store, industrial complex, flex space, medical building or condo association, Quest Company can manage it for you. Further, we offer customized reporting, budgeting, annual audits and vendor contract analysis.


    With Quest’s partners owning investment properties themselves, the team understands the needs and nuances that you face. Having a Leasing & Brokerage division also enables us to see the “big picture” and serve you more effectively.


    We invite your to visit our "Awards" page to see that Quest's Property Management division has consistently placed among the 25 Top Property Management Companies in all of Central Florida!



    Abraham Lincoln said that “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” That also applies to representing yourself in commercial real estate transactions. Quest Company’s team has the market expertise, insight and depth of experience that is critical for finding the right facility for your business.


    Without guidance from a seasoned professional, you could make mistakes that cost tens of thousands of dollars, if not more! In some cases, not utilizing professional guidance can literally make the difference between the success or failure of your business.


    As experts who specialize solely in the Central Florida market, we consider not only the financial terms of a transaction, but equally important factors that you either may not have considered or have the resources to research. Elements such as visibility, ease of access, traffic counts, zoning regulations, maintenance issues, renewal options, improvement allowances, and so much more.


    Usually at NO cost to you, Quest can handle the entire process of Market Penetration Strategy, Site Identification for Lease or Purchase, Site Approval Packages and Buy-or-Lease Negotiations.


    The companies below are just a few of the notable clients that we have represented over our many years in the real estate industry.

    Collage of logos for those companies that Quest Company has been honored to represent over the years.

    Because Quest is known as an expert on the Central Florida market, we have been honored to have national companies engage our services to represent them.


    The Sales & Leasing division of Quest Company is comprised of seasoned commercial real estate agents that specialize solely in the Central Florida real estate. While other firms aspired to grow to a national level, we made a conscious choice to focus solely on the greater Central Florida market. Consequently, regional and national firms have repeatedly asked us to handle the sales and leasing of their local properties.


    Despite online research, there are still market factors that can only be learned by knowing the area market well, and we consistently prove the value of such expertise. As part of the process, Quest handles the marketing, negotiations, acquisition or disposition and follow up necessary to close the transaction.


    Quest’s services extend far beyond just sales and leasing, however. We also can serve you with:

    • Market Analysis
    • Site Selection
    • Redevelopment
    • Receiverships
    • Market Penetration Strategy

    Quest’s retail services group has represented such diverse clients as Panera Bread, Boston Market, Perkins Restaurant, Toys ‘R Us, Food Lion, Pic ‘N Pay, Fuddruckers, Tutor Time, Schlotzsky’s Deli, The Associates Financial, Flagstar (Quincy’s Restaurant), Frank’s Nursery, Orange Bank and Hardees.

    Collage of various types of commercial properties that Quest Company has managed, leased and/or sold over the years.

    Representing the full spectrum of commercial real estate . . .

    Office, Retail, Industrial, Condo Associations, Restaurants & Land

  • Properties

    Listings of Jim Gruber, Executive Vice President

    Listings of Benjamin LaFreniere, CCIM

  • TEAM

    Julie Ly, CFO

    Julie Ly

    Benjamin R. LaFreniere, CCIM

    Ben LaFreniere

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    James Hermann, Leasing & Sales

    James Hermann

    Leasing & Sales

    Dottie Drake, Sr. Property Manager

    Dottie Drake

    Senior Property Manager

    Monica Hall, HR & Marketing Director

    Monica Hall

    HR & Marketing Director


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  • Ben LaFreniere's articles showcased in respected industry publications

    Ben LaFreniere's article, "Today's Site Selection - It's All About Finding the Right Data Points," is featured!

    Ben LaFreniere's article, "Today's Site Selection - It's All About Finding the Right Data Points," is featured in the Sept/Oct, 2015 issue!

    Screenshot of Ben LaFreniere's piece chosen as Featured Article for Plain Vanilla Shell

    Interview Contact – Leasing: Executive Vice President, Jim Gruber | Contact phone & email available in PDF above

    Interview Contact – Property Management: President, Steve LaFreniere | Contact phone & email available in PDF


    Media Contact: Marketing Director, Monica Hall | Contact phone & email available in PDF above



    • President & CEO, Stephen LaFreniere
    • Executive Vice-President, Jim Gruber
    • CFO, Julie Ly

    Website: www.QuestCompany.com


    Address: 1180 Spring Centre South Blvd., Suite 102 | Altamonte Springs 32714


    Profile: Quest Company is an award-winning, locally-owned and managed, boutique brokerage firm that has specialized in commercial real estate within Central Florida for 40 plus years.

    While serving clients through its Property Management and Brokerage divisions, Quest Company has also provided retail re-development, association management, investment property sales, site selection, tax appeals, receiverships as a court-appointed Trustee, and tenant representation throughout Central Florida.



    Office - 407-786-4001


    Address - 1180 Spring Centre S Blvd, Suite 102,
    Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

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