We are so happy to lend our support to Miami Children’s Hospital! The Waterford 5K @ Blue Lagoon has raised over $50,000 for the hospital and our employees have collected more than $10,000 in presents for patients.
Wells Fargo Center is on a roll…..Less than a month after Taylor & Mathis announced Littler Mendelson & Studley had signed leases for 25,000 square feet, two more tenants have signed leases at Wells Fargo Center in downtown Miami. Regus Business Centers and Manchester Business School America, Inc. have signed long term leases for 16,951 and 4,419 square feet, respectively, for a combined value of over $12 million.
“For the second time this year a leading commercial real estate firm has chosen to relocate their offices to Wells Fargo Center,” stated Taylor & Mathis’s Brian Gale, who spearheads leasing efforts for owner MetLife. “We can’t think of a better testament to our assertion that Wells Fargo Center is the highest end option for office space in downtown Miami.”
Keith Edelman and Scott Goldstein of Jones Lang LaSalle co-brokered the transaction representing Regus Business Centers, the world’s largest provider of flexible workspaces.
Lance Healy of Healy Commercial Real Estate negotiated the lease transaction on behalf of Manchester Business School, which is relocating to Wells Fargo Center from Wachovia Financial Center at 200 South Brickell. Ryan Holtzman of Taylor & Mathis represented MetLife.
Wells Fargo Center is a 750,000 square foot Class A office tower located downtown one city block off Interstate 95 just south of the Brickell Bridge. It is home to some of the most prominent and respected companies in the country, including Wells Fargo Bank; Greenberg, Traurig; Deloitte; McDermott, Will & Emery; Littler Mendelson PA. The office building shares a site with the first of its kind JW Marriott Marquis hotel and the first Hotel Beaux Arts, the new super luxury hotel of Marriott International luxury group. Tenants benefit from the five-star amenities of the hotel, which include dining, conference facilities, an entertainment complex, fitness center, salon and spa and the Jim McLean Golf School. For more information, visit http://www.wellsfargocentermiami.com
“There is more velocity in leasing in 2013 than we had expected as the number and length of deals are higher than we had anticipated. Tenants want to lock into longer term leases now that the economy is improving and they are anticipating rents to continue to grow. There are more new to market tenants than I have seen in over a decade. Miami’s office market is improving by the quarter.” — Brian Gale, Principal Taylor & Mathis
355 Alhambra Wins Regional Award
CORAL GABLES, FL – 355 Alhambra was named the Outstanding Office Building of the Year in the 100,000 to 249,999 square foot category at last month’s Southern Regional TOBY Awards by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). The office building won the local Miami-Dade chapter award earlier this year and will compete for the international award this June in San Diego.
355 Alhambra is owned by AEW Capital Management (AEW) on behalf of AEW Core Property Trust, the firm’s core open-end fund and is leased and managed by Taylor & Mathis of Florida, BOMA Miami-Dade’s Property Management Company of the Year.
“This award was especially meaningful as it was given by industry peers with a thorough understanding of property management,” stated Dan Bradley, Portfolio Manager “AEW has a long history of investing in Southeast Florida and partnering with outstanding companies like Taylor & Mathis.”
“355 Alhambra has very strong ownership in AEW. They are committed to an environmentally responsible approach to property stewardship and the sustainability of the commercial property it owns on behalf of its clients” stated Taylor & Mathis Director of Operations, Marlene Diaz. “Property manager Lisa Mitchell and her staff are committed to excellence leaving no detail unnoticed. They are an amazing group of professionals and an example to the commercial real-estate sector. Achieving the Regional TOBY was no surprise to those familiar with 355 Alhambra’s ownership and staff.”
Located at the center of the Coral Gables business district, the landmark, 16-story, 224,000-square-foot Class A office building is home to nationally-known tenants Merrill Lynch, Chase Bank, and Kraft Foods. Its tenants provide the community with approximately 500 jobs. 355 Alhambra aims for a high level of tenant satisfaction by providing excellent amenities and customer service, including several tenant appreciation and education events each year. The building is GOLD LEED certified and fully ADA compliant with the most technologically advanced life safety systems available today. For more information on the building visit www.355alhambra.com.
About BOMA Southern Region
As one of the most active regions in BOMA International, BOMA Southern Region has utilized its position to provide leadership opportunities to local members and training to TOBY winners to improve and capitalize on the abundance of intellectual property that resides in its Southern Region members. BOMA Southern Region has provided commercial real estate with a forum to discuss, educate and advocate issues in the southern United States for almost 90 years. With 17 local associations and one state organization represented within the 9 states and 3,000 members, BOMA Southern Region has become a rich tapestry of the history of commercial real estate in the South. On the Web at www.bomasrc.org.
About AEW Capital Management, L.P.
Founded in 1981, AEW Capital Management, L.P. (AEW) provides real estate investment management services to investors worldwide. One of the world’s leading real estate investment advisors, AEW and its affiliates manage over $34 billion of capital invested in $48.2 billion of property and securities in North America, Europe and Asia (as of December 31, 2012). Grounded in research and experienced in the complexities of the real estate and capital markets, AEW actively manages portfolios in both the public and private property markets and across the risk/return spectrum. AEW and its affiliates have offices in Boston, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as additional offices in eight European cities. For more information please visit www.aew.com.
Senior Property Manager Peter Romero had the opportunity to present many of our community leaders with awards as Secretatry of BOMA Miami-Dade.