When real estate broker Marie Zere finalized the deal to sell a swath of land in Lake Grove in early December, all she could feel was relief.
It had been the longest listing of her career — 25 years. The 6.3 acre plot, on the corner of Dietz Avenue and Route 25 just blocks from the Smith Haven Mall, had been on the market since 1988, said Zere,the president of Ronkonkoma based commercial brokerage Zere Real Estate Services.
The property sold for $4 million in a deal that closed Dec. 11. It was bought by Garden City-based developer Engel Burman Group, which intends to build a Bristal Assisted Living Facility on the land. Zere represented the seller, local landlord and businessman Les Raphan.