Erika Zipfel Thompson
Associate for Commercial/Industrial Brokerage
Erika Zipfel Thompson is an Associate for Commercial/Industrial Brokerage for The Dikman Company. She works with users and tenants who need warehouse, office, flex, distribution or manufacturing space whether for use or development. She also serves as a liaison to The Dikman Company’s commercial tenants for the industrial properties within The Dikman Company portfolio.
“We pride ourselves on customer service and do everything we can with each client to ‘raise the bar’ by ensuring we do all we can to not only do our job, whether it be selling or leasing a property, but to also get the highest price we can for our clients,” said Erika. “We make sure they are informed step-by-step during the process to ensure their confidence in us and that we are working hard for them.”
Known for innovative new ideas and extensive market knowledge of Industrial properties, Erika establishes a reputation with her clients for attentive service, thorough attention to analysis, and aggressive pursuit of her client’s interests.
“We were in a tough spot as we were coming to the end of our current leased facility and needing more space when we contacted Erika at The Dikman Company,” said Richard J. Pennza, president and chief executive officer, Great Lakes Power. “Erika jumped on the project right away, immediately made plans to meet with us to get to understand our situation, then worked extensively with our Tampa branch manager to secure a new location. To complicate things even more, while we were negotiating the lease for our new build-out facility, it became evident that it wouldn’t be available for approximately nine months from the termination of our current lease. Erika came through and was able to find us a suitable temporary facility.”
Pennza added, “Others we contacted prior to The Dikman Company never came close to the interest and attention we received from Erika and The Dikman Company. I don’t think we could have pulled this off any better.”
“Being a service provider ourselves, at Great Lakes we strive to provide a high level of customer service, and also expect this from those serving us,” said Rusty Whitaker, Tampa branch manager, Great Lakes Power. “To put into words, I was very satisfied with the level of customer service provided by The Dikman Company, and if ever we have a need in the future, there is no doubt who will get the first call.”
“I can’t speak highly enough about Erika,” said Brian Dyals, Regional Manager of B&D Technologies. “From our first meeting, she understood exactly what our needs were and delivered not one but several great properties for our review. Once she assisted us in selecting our new site, she stayed in constant communication with us throughout the process. I would highly recommend Erika and The Dikman Company to any business for their commercial real estate needs.”
Erika previously worked with The Dikman Company from 2002 to 2007. Her responsibilities included a wide variety of activities including property management, assisting with brokerage including leasing, letters of intent, managing offers, and showing clients industrial properties based on their needs. She was also involved with researching data and creating market studies in addition to marketing The Dikman Company. It was during that time that Erika decided she most enjoyed the brokerage and property management responsibilities that allowed her to interact directly with clients.
Erika is a licensed Florida Real Estate Sales Associate with more than ten years’ experience in commercial real estate. She’s an active member and serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee with the Florida Gulfcoast Commercial Association of Realtors (FGCAR), recipient of Multi Million Dollar Producer Award in 2017, 2018, and 2019 with FGCAR, Member to Member Deal of the Year in 2018, Industrial Deal of the Year in 2019, and Regional Top Producer in 2019. She serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee with CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women’s Organization) Tampa Bay, Recipient of The President’s Award with CREW Tampa Bay for 2018. Erika is also a member associate with SIOR, sits on the East Tampa Industrial Advisory Board, member of National Association of Realtors (NAR), and member of Florida Association of Realtors (FAR).
Some of the companies Erika has had the opportunity to represent are Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits, Lennox, Del-Air Heating Air Conditioning, 50Floor, Patriot Transport, Mastec, Great Lakes Power, Lightning Bolt & Screw, and more.
In addition to serving her clients, Erika also serves her community. She’s been a member of The Junior League of Tampa since 2004 and remains active in her son’s school, Christ the King Catholic School in South Tampa.
Raising the Bar in Customer Satisfaction, The Dikman Company has been providing its clients with a full range of professional and personalized commercial/industrial real estate services in the Tampa Bay area since 1983. This experience and expertise, combined with a careful and in-depth assessment of each client’s specific needs, allows The Dikman Company to provide its clients with innovative real estate solutions. The Dikman Company is YOUR resource for all commercial real estate services.