G.L. Homes calls Florida home, and more than 60,000 Floridians live in those homes. G.L. Homes of Florida began as a small, local builder and is now one of the nation's largest privately held builders of homes and residential communities (some active-adult), It operates in Broward, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lee, and Palm Beach counties. The company's homes range from around $160,000 to about $1 million. Preferred lender G.L. Financial offers mortgage financing on homes, while affiliate G.L. Commercial is a commercial real estate firm that develops and manages retail, mixed-use, and suburban office space throughout the Southeast. G.L. Homes was established in 1976 by founder and president Itchko Ezratti.
The commercial development sector is relatively new for the company. It has about four retail and mixed-use projects, which are being leased to such tenants as Chili's, Citicorp, and CVS. G.L.'s commercial centers are designed to complement the residential communities it builds. – less