Get Registered for the Miami Comcast Business Waterford 5K – Electric Edition!

Friday, November 6th  SITE OPENS AT 3:00 PM  RACE STARTS AT 6:45 PM

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3.1 Mile Run / Walk Inside Miami’s Premier Office Park – Waterford at Blue Lagoon

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This sanctioned race is open to everyone – so join us! Whether for Business, Social or Family Fun – you’ll love the beautiful setting, delicious assortment of available food, musical entertainment and our special Family Fun Zone.  We welcome individuals, teams and even have corporate tents!  Our very own Senior Property Manager Peter Romero started the event in 2007 and has grown it into the largest Networking and Tenant Event of its kind in the Southeast. The event includes almost 3000 race participants, 65 corporate sponsors, and has contributed nearly $190,000 to benefit Miami Children’s Hospital, Public Schools of Miami-Dade & Broward counties and more.

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Family Fun Zone

A dedicated area just for kids and adventurers too! The fun includes: Inflatable Slide, Rock Climbing Wall, Bouncer and More!

Corporate Tents

Companies can rent a tent complete with banner, tables & chairs. You can even have food catered right to your tent!

The After Party/Entertainment  – When the Race Ends the Party Starts!

Experience an amazing music and sensory filled After-Party featuring renowned DJ, Tony The Hit Man, who will entertain with Music, Light Shows, Dancers, Props and Fun Surprises.The Post-Race Celebration at this Event is truly unlike any other 5K race out there! An Amazing Sea of Light and Color – throughout the race course and around the center stage area! We encourage everyone to come to the event with their MOST ECCENTRIC light-up or glow gear to add to the fun!  #ELECTRICEDITION

Event Beneficiary

Miami Children's Hospital

We are pleased to support COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF MIAMI DADE as the Charity for this year’s event! Since 2007 we’ve contributed nearly $190,000 to area charities! Communities in Schools of Miami is an affiliate of the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, surrounding students with a community of support to empower them to stay in school and achieve in life. They mobilize communities to address both academic and non-academic barriers to learning to help our students. Their unique, proven model positions site coordinators inside schools to mobilize community resources and deliver them directly to kids inside their schools. Services includes mentoring, tutoring, counseling, leadership development, and much more!

 

Waterford Partners with Communities in Schools

 

The Taylor & Mathis Waterford Portfolio has partnered with Communities in Schools (CIS) as the primary charity partner in 2015 and 2016. The 9th Annual Comcast Business Waterford 5K, Presented by BMW, will also make a significant donation to Communities in Schools of Miami. On Thursday, Waterford ended the “Fill The Bus” Campaign with spectacular results. The campaign was to collect back to school items for primary school children for Communities In Schools of Miami. CIS brought a Yellow School Bus to the Waterford at Blue Lagoon and collected the hundreds of items that were donated by tenants. These items included: book bags, copy paper, notebooks, pencils, books, pencil trays, and more! Click here to check out Senior Property Manager, Peter Romero, and Director of Planning & Operations at CIS Miami, Elyssa Linares on WSVN news discussing the Fill the Bus campaign!

 

 

 

BOMA’S SOUTHERN REGION BUILDING OF THE YEAR, 355 ALHAMBRA, AWARDED USGBC LEED RECERTIFICATION

AL_E_BV_5G3A3055FFTaylor & Mathis of Florida and AEW Capital Management, L.P. announced today that 355 Alhambra located in downtown Coral Gables received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Recertification, the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) leading-edge system for designing and constructing a sustainable, energy-efficient and high-performance building.  Green building strategies offer tangible ways for companies to improve their work environment and minimize their environmental impact while strengthening the bottom line.

355 Alhambra is owned by AEW Capital Management (AEW) on behalf of one of its institutional clients and is managed by Taylor & Mathis of Florida.  The property has been named Outstanding Office Building of the Year from 2005 to 2015 by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Miami-Dade, and in 2013/2015 by the BOMA Southern Region.

“355 Alhambra has very strong ownership in AEW, a firm that is committed to the community, the environment and to maintaining its properties at their optimum level of performance,” stated Taylor & Mathis Director of Operations, Marlene Diaz.  “Lisa Mitchell, the property manager at 355 along with her staff, have been able to achieve with these goals and objectives and their commitment to excellence has surpassed expectations.  Achieving the LEED Recertification was of no surprise to those that are familiar with the ownership, and staff of this location, as they are an amazing group of professionals and an example to the commercial real-estate sector.  This will be added to their long list of recognitions and achievements.”

Environmental features that led to the 16-story, 224,000-square-foot Class A office building’s recertification included:

– Energy Conservation:  Energy Star rating of 91 (highest score is 100).  The building’s high energy efficiency is due to the installation of a state of the art Building Automation System that controls its HVAC system and lighting; occupancy sensors installed in restrooms and interior equipment rooms eliminate the need for lighting in unoccupied areas; energy efficient lighting is installed throughout the building; variable frequency drives installed on equipment motors reduce electricity usage; CO2 sensors installed on air conditioning equipment maximize fresh air intake while reducing the need to cool non-essential outside air.

– Water Conservation:  Indoor water usage has been reduced by 30% by the installation of sink aerators and low flow restroom fixtures, and landscaping water usage has been reduced by 75% by the installation of a low volume irrigation system, rain gauge moisture sensors, and the installation of native and adaptive plans that require minimal watering.

– Waste Reduction:  A comprehensive recycling system that collects office paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, light bulbs and ballasts, batteries, and durable goods such as computers and office equipment.  Construction debris is also recycled.  95% of the building’s waste is being diverted from landfills.

– Green Cleaning and Pest Control:  Use of safe and eco-friendly cleaning products; use of recycled paper products in restrooms, and the Integrated Pest Management Policy reduces the need for pesticides inside the building and on exterior landscaping.

Lisa Ross Snags 60,000 SF of Leases at Tampa Distribution Center

New SignageTwo Firms Open/Expand Offices In Tampa Leasing 60,000 Square Feet At Tampa Distribution Center

Courier Express headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia has relocated and expanded their Tampa facility leasing 45,000 square feet at Tampa Distribution Center.  The new lease quadruples the size of their Tampa facility.  Taylor & Mathis Managing Director of Leasing, Lisa Ross represented the landlord in the transaction with Courier Express represented by John Peteet with Focal Tenant, LLC and Mike Rapp with Mohr Partners.

In the last five years, Courier Express has more than doubled their Florida regional staff and increased their roster of independent contractors from 61 to 165. They have added new locations in Tampa and Gainesville while significantly expanding warehouse facilities in Pompano Beach. Courier Express has a presence in 45 states with its heaviest focus in the Southeast.

The company which has three divisions – freight delivery, warehousing and courier services – has carved out market niches in transporting medical specimens, office products, auto parts and more.

Mass Movement, Inc., a commercial fitness equipment logistics company, has opened its sixth distribution center and first in Florida in Tampa. Headquartered in Foxboro, Massachusetts the company leased 15,000 square feet in Tampa at Tampa Distribution Center.  The deal was brokered by Taylor & Mathis Managing Director of Leasing, Lisa Ross representing the landlord and Thomas Grandoff of JLL representing the tenant.

Mass Movement, Inc. is a national leader providing services for the assembly, delivery and installation of commercial fitness equipment. They have over 18 years of experience, delivering over two million pieces of equipment to more than 3,500 complete fitness centers throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Clients include the largest purchasers and manufacturers of commercial fitness equipment in the U.S.

Tampa Distribution Center, a 955,000 square foot industrial park featuring CSX Railroad service, is located in East Tampa on North U.S. 41 just north of S.R. 60 with immediate access to I-4 and the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway. The park is seven miles from Tampa International Airport and four miles from the Port of Tampa.

29,000 SF of Deals at MetWest International

Congratulations to Director of Leasing Angela Odell with 29,209 square feet of deals at Tampa’s MetWest International. Special thanks to our co-brokers Jon, Caleb,& Ken!

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Jon Slater of Savills Studley 
for Greystar   17,033 Square Feet – Expansion & Extension

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Caleb Lewis of Bishop & Associates 
for Mercer Advisors   1,442 Square Feet – New Deal

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Ken Lane of Avison Young 
For Brightline CPAs  10,734  Square Feet – New Deal

Synergy Workspaces Opens First Location at One Biscayne Tower

image001Synergy Workspaces, a new, upscale premier business center, is coming to downtown Miami leasing the entire 32nd floor (26,144 square feet) at One Biscayne Tower on Biscayne Blvd. The first of several Synergy Workspaces planned for South Florida celebrated its grand opening April 30th. The newly formed company is owned and operated by the Grant family who has been operating business centers in New York since 1998.

The transaction, a 14 year deal valued over $13.5 million, was negotiated on behalf of the building owner by Brian Gale and Ryan Holtzman of Taylor & Mathis.  The deal was co-brokered by Carlos Rosero of Green Point Partners who will lead the Synergy sales team.

“We are very enthusiastic about entering the Miami shared workspace market and servicing our members with the tools they need to succeed. We are very impressed with the growth of the Miami commercial real estate market and look forward to participating in the success of this great city.” Ron Grant.

Synergy provides companies, including startups, with the space, infrastructure, and support staff they need to operate their businesses with very little startup costs. The business center boasts 6 conference rooms with state of the art technology, a shared reception area, a dining café, and expansive common areas for members to collaborate. The center also offers over 100 furnished private suites with modern office finishes. The private suites are offered in many different sizes and configurations to meet the needs and the budgets of businesses of any size. They support a variety of industries including financial, legal and technology industry among others. Their clients will include national and international firms, which require local satellite offices, companies whom require short-term space, startups, and many others. The center also offers an uninterrupted power source to ensure that computer systems that should not go down won’t go down, in the event of any interruption of power. The space features panoramic and unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay as well as Brickell, Miami Beach, and the rest of the Miami Skyline.  www.synergyworkspaces.com

One Biscayne Tower underwent renovations to the common areas last year with the vacant spaces and tenant corridors getting all new build outs with new common area finishes and lighting.  “It looks like brand new space,” stated Brian Gale, Taylor & Mathis Principal and Managing Director. One Biscayne Tower also received Gold LEED certification in 2014. During the LEED Gold certification process more than 83,000 square feet in lease transactions were completed.  Tenants include FTI Consulting, Inc., Northwestern Mutual, Sedgwick, LLP, Harvard Maintenance, Grass Roots America, Veritext, LLC, Foreman Friedman, ADD Inc., Young Bill Roumbus & Boles, PA, Flagler Investment, Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum, CellMark Pulp & Paper.

Robert Smith Earns Real Property Administrator (RPA®) Designation

Robert SmithCongratulations to Tampa Property Manager Robert Smith who has earned his BOMA’s Real Property Administrator (RPA®) Designation. Robert’s expertise encompasses all aspects of operating a commercial building and maximizing a building’s net income while minimizing risk.

As an RPA, Robert brings a full understanding of all aspects of property management to Taylor & Mathis and to our building owners supporting our overall goal of enhancing the value of our assets through proper and strategic decision making.

The designation program included the design, operation, and maintenance of commercial buildings. Robert is fully versed in budgeting and accounting for commercial real estate, risk management, and best practices in bidding. The program also covered reviewing and selecting contract providers, marketing and leasing, and the operations of the asset from an owner’s perspective through a comprehensive asset management component.