About Us

stan_rutstein_2Stan Rutstein brings over 45 years of national and international business experience to
the commercial real estate industry. His vast experience dealing with all forms of locations
throughout the State of Florida bodes well for projects that need vision and foresight.
Because of this background, Stan currently works representing restaurants, retailers,
professional space, and developers working on large and/or small housing developments,
shopping centers, banks, and hotel developers looking for sites and areas of opportunity.
Stan has covered and completed projects in West Palm Beach, Naples, Fort Myers,
Venice, Sarasota, Bradenton, Saint Petersburg, Tampa, Ocala and Winter Park and feels qualified to research and give direction for the entire State of Florida. His time is totally spent in the practice of commercial real estate. Because the commercial market continues to expand, there is a renewed focus on the influx of new residents who need services. Therefore, the practice covers a broad range of all categories. RE/MAX Alliance Group is the #1 RE/MAX franchise in Florida and the #9 RE/MAX franchise nationally. It is the #1 RE/MAX franchise in Florida for contributions to the Children’s Miracle Network. The company offers residential and commercial real estate solutions throughout Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.
ABOUT STAN’S TEAM
LUISA PRADA

Realtor, Assistant to Stan Rutstein
Performs many administrative duties, works in scheduling, planning, site research, customer and vendor support and interaction.

HEIDI PELLEGRINI

Webmaster / Marketing Development
Works in website maintenance and development. Develops marketing materials and advertising campaigns.

Experience

2007-Present
RE/MAX Alliance Group, Bradenton, FL–Commercial Real Estate–Buying, Selling, Development.

2002-2007
Wagner Realty, Bradenton, FL – Commercial Real Estate- Buying, Selling and Development.

1990-2000
OWNER AND PRESIDENT-S/J Designs, Inc. D/B/A Northeast Knitters, Boston, MA
-Manufacturers and importers of women’s clothing with national distribution.

1987-1990
CHAIRMAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND PRESIDENT
-Narragansett Clothing Company, Tiverton, RI -Regional, 29 store upscale women’s specialty apparel chain specializing in career and active clothing.

1986-1991
OWNER & PRESIDENT-Trim Trends, Boston, MA
-National jobber and distributor of component fashion trimmings

1982-1984
PRESIDENT-Chadwick’s of Boston, LTD., Stoughton, MA
-Founded off-price women’s clothing mail order catalog considered to be the original in the field.

1979-1984
PRESIDENT-Hit or Miss; Commonwealth Trading, Inc., Stoughton, MA
-A 400 store off-price women’s clothing chain.

1976-1979
PRESIDENT, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & BOARD MEMBER-United States Shoe Corp., Cincinnati, OH
-An international company with annual revenue of $700 million, operating 23 divisions, listed on New York Stock Exchange. Manufacturers and retailers of men’s, women’s and children’s shoes and retailers of men’s and women’s clothing, owning Casual Corner, J. Riggings and August Max.

1971-1976
PRESIDENT -Casual Corner, Springfield, MA/Enfield, CT
-Responsible for total merchandising operation, financing and personnel of 30 store operation which then expanded coast-to-coast to 190 stores.

1968-1971
GENERAL MERCHANDISE MANAGER-Casual Corner, Springfield, MA.
-Responsible initially for sportswear merchandising and then merchandised the total operation. Casual Corner acquired by U.S. Shoe Corporation in 1970

1963-1968
SWEATER AND PANT BUYER; IMPORT COORDINATOR-Casual Corner, Springfield MA/Enfield, CT
-Fully developed the private label program.

1961-1963
DEPARTMENT MANAGER & DRESS BUYER-Barbara Lynn Stores, Inc., New York, NY

SPECIAL ARTICLES:
1980-“Retailing is a War” published in Clothes Magazine.

SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS
2015- Las Vegas, Nevada – SDI Forum/Self 15 speaker:“Retailing: Then, now, who knows the future”
2004-Marco Island, FL-Store Opening Solutions-Future Retail Trends
2002-Naples FL – Store Opening Solutions – Future Retail Trends
1984-Las Vegas, Nevada-Convention speaker-off-price retailing for the Int’l Council of Shopping Centers 1984-New York, New York Fashion Institute of Technology-Speaker on off-price retailing for the Japanese contingent.
1984-Atlanta, Georgia-Convention speaker on off-price retailing.
1984-New York, New York-New York University-Speaker on off-price retailing.
1983-Orlando, Florida-Convention speaker on off-price retailing.
1983-Washington, DC-Coopers and Lybrand
1982-Chicago, Illinois-Off-price meeting speaker for the Int’l Council of Shopping Centers

AWARDS:
2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 – #1 RE/MAX Commercial Realtor – Florida Region
2014 & 2015 – #2 RE/MAX Commercial Realtor – Florida Region
2012 & 2013 – #1 RE/MAX Commercial Realtor – Florida Region
1984-Retailer of the Year-Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1983-Retailer of New England-Histradut Society

TEACHNG:
1991-1992-Northeastern University, Boston, MA
-Instructor of Adult Education-Introduction to Marketing

HONORS:
Listed in “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who in the World”.

EDUCATION:
Graduate Harvard Business School, Fall 1975
-Advanced Management Program
-Attended Wilkes University, 1959-1961 .

DIRECTORSHIPS:
2017-Present: Member of the Board of Directors – Harvard Club of Sarasota
2013-Present: Vice President of the Board of Directors – AJC
2013-Present: Member of the Board of Directors – JFCS Investment Committee
2012-2013: Member of the Board of Directors – JFCS Development Committee
2007-2011 : Chairman of the Audit Committee of Sarasota County EDC
2009-2010 Chairman of the Sarasota Season of the Sculpture Board
2008-2009 Sarasota Film Festival Board
2004-Sarasota County Economic Development Board
2001-Johnson & Wales (Advisory Board) Business School
Reynolds Brothers, Inc., Sycamore Shops, Inc., The Icing, Inc., Partners for Disabled Youth, U. S. Shoe and Narragansett Clothing Company

CLUB MEMBERSHIPS:
W.P.O World President’s Organization