Synergy Retail Group Principals

BARRY RUZAT - Tenant Representation / Co-Founder
Barry joined Office Depot in 1988 after an extensive background in both retail management and real estate with several South Florida companies.  In his position as Director of Real Estate and Market Research, and later Vice President of Development, guided the retail growth of this company from 10 stores to over 600 retail stores, over an eight-year period.  His responsibilities during this time included all aspects of real estate development, market research and strategic planning.

From early 1997 through 1998 Synergy Retail Group was the exclusive national real estate consultant for Gateway Computers spearheading the initial real estate roll out of Gateway Country Stores. Beginning in mid 1998 Synergy Retail Group became the exclusive national real estate consultant for Muvico Theaters. During this time period, Synergy Retail Group established itself as one of the top Tenant Representation firms in the state of Florida. In early 2006, Synergy Retail Group resigned the Muvico account, in order to assist the original founder of Muvico Theaters in the national roll-out of Ipic Entertainment, a revolutionary entertainment concept.


Barry has also represented: StarMax Entertainment, Holo-Dek Gaming, Toby Keith “I Love this Bar & Grill”, Madstone Theaters, Washington Mutual Bank and Margaritaville Café. 


LENNE' PRUSSIANO - Market Research-GIS / Co-Founder

Lenne' developed her skills from educational training with various recognized Market Research/GIS providers such as Claritas and MapInfo, as well as her work with several retail and real estate clients. Since then, Lenne' has directed and been responsible for Market Research projects for many of the most notable real estate developers and retailers throughout the United States.


The Market Research / GIS department utilizes: MapInfo mapping software, Gadberry Group demographic reporting software and Pitney Bowes demographic data for its national GIS and demographic reporting capabilities.