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Ken Silberling specializes in the leasing and sales of commercial property. He has over 30 years of experience in the South Florida Commercial Real Estate market. In March 2018, he was named Regional Senior Vice President for South Florida at Truss Holdings, LLC. Truss is a tech-enabled Commercial Tenant Representation Brokerage which is the smartest, fastest way for small to medium size businesses to find space.

Coming Full Circle – Words of Hope, 360° Tours and My Return to Cypress Creek

I remain optimistic that some good will come out of our recent struggles. In a recent facebook post celebrating my 30th wedding anniversary, I quoted Marvin Gaye’s 1971 classic What’s Going On. “We’ve got to find a way to bring some lovin’ here today.” Nearly 50 years later, we’ve come full circle and are facing […]


Expert Insights: Ken Silberling on CRE in the Time of COVID-19

  I’m always looking for new ways for KensTrends to reach a wider audience within the #CRE Commercial Real Estate Community. I was asked by to comment on the South Florida market, the impact of COVID-19 and my career. Commercial Cafe, an online property search site, is a division of Yardi, one of the […]


VIDEO – CBD vs. CBD – A New Definition for a Key Term in Commercial Real Estate

The Miami CBD – The original definition Miami CBD – As we know it today CBD is one of the most commonly used terms in commercial real estate,  but the definition of CBD has  changed dramatically.     As a young researcher, I first came across statistics for the CBD and non-CBD market. “Central Business […]


Eight Years Later – The Week the World’s Two Most Powerful Men Came to Boca Raton

 I’m Ken Silberling. In today’s edition of KensTrends, we are celebrating a very special anniversary. It was eight years ago this week that the worlds 2 most powerful men came to my home town of Boca Raton, Florida. In today’s presentation I’ll be discussing some famous people from the world of entertainment and politics. […]


Corona and the Cheesecake Conundrum – Please Don’t Try this at Home

You can read the blog below, or click above for the video version.So the economy was riding high, businesses were thriving and the commercial real estate market was seeing all-time high rental rates and historically low vacancies. Then a virus hits and everything is in chaos. On March 18, the CEO of Cheesecake Factory sent […]


KensTrends is Now on Video!

I’m Ken Silberling, I’m a commercial real estate broker in South Florida. It’s March 2020 and with the world pretty much shut down, I thought it would be productive to learn how to put my blog, KensTrends on video. I’ve also been learning Garageband and you can hear the results of that.  The text of […]


Finding Value in South Florida Office Space – “The Submarket that Time Forgot”

Click For KensTrends November 2019 Article In 2002, the last time a spec Class-A Office tower was completed in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, rents were $30 per sf – today they are pushing $60. As a tenant/buyer representative, it is my mission to find value in South Florida commercial real estate. Working with office tenants throughout […]


A Look Back at the Greatest #CRE Super Bowl Ad that Never Was

Source Click Above for Article It is now 2020 and as Miami prepares to host Super Bowl LIV, I thought it would be a good time to dust off a blog article I wrote in 2012 about a Commercial Real Estate Super Bowl Ad as one of Ken’s Klassics. I revisited the story in […]


What’s Unusual About My Most Recent Office Market Report, and a 2020 Outlook. Part 1

I recently presented highlights of my most recent office market report to the South Florida Office Brokers Association. The key points: Our tremendous job growth and population growth have positioned South Florida as a highly attractive investment market. In addition, the relative absence of new construction has driven office vacancies to historical lows while rental […]


Reflections on My Longest Year and a Look Ahead

While you were out celebrating New Years Eve, I was already sipping my January 1 morning coffee in Bangkok. I rang in 2019 from Bangkok, twelve hours before most of you, making it the longest (non-leap) year of my life. It was a crazy year full of ups and downs, but things are definitely looking […]

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