Knowledgeable, fast, and trustworthy: Clients explain how Latitude Commercial makes a difference in Region real estate


Latitude Commercial is a homegrown, full-service commercial real estate brokerage and property management firm. From local entrepreneurs and investors to national brands such as Dunkin’, Walgreens, and Arby’s, Latitude is trusted to provide prompt service and expert analysis to ensure its clients find their ideal property.

Latitude’s approach starts from the top, with Co-Founder/President Aaron McDermott, Co-Founder/Senior Vice President Brett McDermott, and Vice President Myles Rapchak. Day-in and day-out, they work with their clients to meet their goals.

“I’ve worked with realtors before Latitude, but I needed a team that can be aggressive and active with finding new sites for our businesses,” said Dave Patel, owner of a network of Dunkin’/Baskin Robbins stores in the Region. “Latitude was just what I was looking for, and now I only use them for all of our real estate needs and property management. There were no surprises; Latitude treats you as family, not just another client.”

Every business has a set of unique needs and desires, and with their knowledge of Northwest Indiana, Latitude is equipped to find locations that meet any industry’s needs. Marissa Barnes, owner and operator of Parlor Doughnuts’ Valparaiso, Munster, and future North Indy franchise locations, explained how Rapchak has helped grow their business.

“We’re based out of Valparaiso but are planning expansion across Northern Indiana and are excited to partner with Myles and Latitude to assist us in this,” she said. “We’re always looking for commercial properties for lease or for sale – ideally drive-through opportunities in multiunit or single unit buildings with 20,000 square feet on heavily trafficked intersections. Partnering with Myles at Latitude has made it possible for us to continue to expand our growing doughnut business.”

Barnes called particular attention to how easy Latitude makes doing business.

“Myles takes the normal stress out of terms and lease negotiations as he is extremely knowledgeable and we feel confident he has our best interests at heart,” Barnes said. “He also makes communication easy, and his sense of urgency does not disappoint!”

Among all of Latitude’s clients, few operate in quite as many industries as Jeffery Keith. He is a co-founder of a few different companies in the area that offer industrial services, pipefitting, and food production as well as a long-time commercial real estate investor and general entrepreneur. He needed a partner that could help him cover all his bases – from acquiring properties to managing them.

“I connected with Aaron and was impressed with his knowledge and experience in the Region and decided to partner with him and Latitude,” Keith said. “There are larger firms out there that have brokers in the area, but those are just brokers. Aaron and Brett own Latitude, they’re Region natives, they understand its dynamics, and you know you’re talking to the people who run the business.”

Keith was particularly impressed by Latitude’s commitment to Northwest Indiana, which goes beyond business and into philanthropy and community involvement through various nonprofits and organizations.

“I’m a big believer in investing in real estate where I can hop in a car and within a couple hours see what’s going on,” he said. “I believe in the economic future of the Region, so that was a primary reason for choosing Latitude, and I’m continually impressed by how ethical they are. They always do the right thing, they’re very connected in the area.”

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