Broward Team Secures 37,528 Square Feet in Leases at MetLife Properties

Broward Leasing Team 2Taylor & Mathis of Florida’s Broward leasing team has executed six office leases totaling 37,528 square feet at three MetLife properties in the third quarter.  “Summer leasing activity has been unusually brisk this year; a sign of the improving economy,” according to T&M Director of Leasing Donna Korn.

Donna Korn and Jennifer Gemma of Taylor & Mathis brokered the following office lease transactions in Broward County on behalf of landlord MetLife including 21,831 square feet leased at Huntington Centre and 11,381 square feet at Miramar Centre in Miramar plus 3,866 square feet at Venture Corporate Center, Hollywood.

Huntington Centre, Miramar Florida

  • Office of the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for the Southern District of Florida | Miami-Dade Division signed a 10,039 square foot renewal and expansion.
  • Nordyne International, Inc., offering industry-leading HVAC brands, products, training and programs, leased 7,644 square feet. The deal was co-brokered by Daniel Cook of Cook Commercial Realty, Inc. representing the tenant.
  • Payroll Experts, LLC leased 3,532 square feet. The deal was co-brokered by Sal Bonsignore of Colliers International representing the tenant.
  • Green Cross Home Care Services, Inc. signed a renewal of 616 square feet

Miramar Centre, Miramar Florida

  • Humana Medical Plan, Inc. signed a renewal of 11,381 square feet. MetLife owns two buildings at Miramar Center with this deal keeping the 3401 building at 100% occupancy. The deal was co-brokered by Leigh Anne Johnson of DTZ representing the tenant.

Venture Corporate Center, Hollywood Florida

  • Enclos Corp. leased 3,866 square feet.  The deal was co-brokered by Zachary Talbot and Rick Miller of DTZ representing the tenant. Enclos, a facade engineering and curtain wall design company, is one of the largest specialty design-build contractors in the United States.

Grass Roots America to Move to One Biscayne Tower

Performance improvement company, Grass Roots America is relocating to One Biscayne Tower in downtown Miami from offices in South Beach. The firm leased 11,000 square feet in a 10 year, $4 million deal at the downtown office tower.

One Biscayne Tower - Exterior - Side ShotGrass Roots America is part of a trend for companies upgrading their office space and/or location. “Downtown has a buzz to it right now,” said Andrew Trench, Taylor & Mathis Leasing Director, who brokered the transaction. “Companies are attracted to the artsy feel of the district with the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts and the Miami Art Museum sites nearby. Grass Roots wanted the live, work, play environment of One Biscayne Tower for their new offices which will have a modern and cool, funky vibe.” The building’s large, efficient floor plates were also a selling point. The deal was co-broker by Keith Darby of Rise Realty.

Founded in 1980, Grass Roots is an international performance improvement company. With 27 offices in 17 countries, Grass Roots partners with companies to reward, incentivize, and inspire the people with whom they work. They provide clients with guidance on with reward selection, customer service, local legislation and tax, fulfillment, business practices and culture. Grass Roots currently services more than 60 percent of the top 100 global brands, and counts among its customers BMW, VMware, Barclays Bank, Maxim and Halliburton. For more information, visit www.grassrootsamerica.com

Grass Roots America is the sixth significant deal at One Biscayne Tower in recent months several of which were law firms. One Biscayne Tower has the largest percentage of law firms in downtown and has seen a surge of leasing this year due to its proximity to the courthouse and other government offices as well as the building’s efficient floor plates and spectacular views. Taylor & Mathis has secured over 74,000 square feet of leasing at the 700,000 square foot Class A office tower this year. Leases have included Sedgwick LLP (15,000 square feet), Veritext Legal Solutions (12,000 square feet), Northwestern Mutual (10,066 square feet), Peretz Chesal Herrman (6,200 square feet), Young, Bill, Roumbos & Boles, P.A. (5,000 square feet) and the 15,000 square foot renewal and expansion of Foreman Friedman. The office building which offers incredible views of Biscayne Bay is one of downtown Miami’s best values for office space. For more information, visit http://www.onebiscaynetower.com

About Taylor & Mathis of Florida

Taylor & Mathis of Florida, LLC is a privately-held company specializing in the development, marketing and management of office buildings, suburban office parks, industrial parks and mixed-use projects.  Our primary business activities include:

  • Developing, owning and operating properties as sole owner and principal.
  • Developing, owning and operating properties in joint venture with major financial institutions, corporations and private investors.
  • Providing property management and leasing services to third-party property owners, including both private and institutional real estate investors.
  • Providing facilities management services to corporate property owners.
  • Providing development and construction management services to corporate, public and institutional clientele.
  • Providing real estate consulting and acquisition services to private and institutional investors.

Founded in 1967, TAYLOR & MATHIS has been in business for 45 years and has grown to become one of the most respected commercial real estate firms in the Southeast.  Today, we employ 101 people at our various offices in Atlanta, Tampa and South Florida (Miami/Dade, Broward County, Palm Beach County).