ARCA Capital Investments Signs Lease at Wells Fargo Center Miami

M2_E_NV_CIMG_8702Wells Fargo Center has captured its fifth tenant this year with ARCA Capital Investments, Inc., signing a 4,418 square foot lease at the downtown Miami office tower.  Taylor & Mathis reports year-to-date leasing activity at the building has exceeded 50,000 square feet.

“Interest in Wells Fargo Center has come from a diverse corporate base,” stated Taylor & Mathis’s Brian Gale, who spearheads leasing efforts for owner MetLife.  “This year we’ve leased space to a financial services firm, law firm, business school and two real estate firms – a high-end executive suite operation and a top brokerage firm.” 

Andrew Easton of Jones Lang LaSalle negotiated the lease transaction on behalf of ARCA, a wealth management financial services firm, which is relocating to downtown Miami from Miami Beach.  Ryan Holtzman of Taylor & Mathis represented MetLife.

“ARCA Capital Investments chose Wells Fargo Center as the permanent location of our offices.  We regard Wells Fargo Center as the premier office space for South Florida, and it provides the most value for the applicable lease rates.  The amenities of the office building and the adjacent JW Marriott Marquis are truly exceptional. The location, facilities and staff of both the office building and the hotel dovetail nicely with our desire to provide concierge service to the Ultra High Net Worth clients,” said Indra Campbell, President & CEO ARCA Capital Investments.

Wells Fargo Center is a 750,000 square foot Class A office tower located downtown one city block off Interstate 95 and 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 and 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, a new 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

Jennifer Patterson Joins Broward County Leasing Team

Jennifer PattersonAs the office market recovery continues, Taylor & Mathis of Florida has augmented their Broward County leasing team with the addition of Jennifer Patterson.  Jennifer will work with Director of Leasing Donna Korn in leasing a 1.1 million square foot office portfolio.

Patterson will leverage her strong financial background and asset management experience in the negotiation of leases for Taylor & Mathis’ institutional clients. “With a strong increase in leasing activity we needed an experienced leasing associate who can hit the ground running,” stated Korn.  “With her asset management and financial background she brings a unique skill set to negotiate and close deals that brings value to our clients.”

The Broward County leasing team portfolio includes:

  • Sawgrass Plaza, International Place I, Corporate Centre I & III, Sunrise on behalf of The Brookdale Group
  • Corporate Centre II, Sunrise on behalf of USB Realty Investors
  • Miramar Centre I & III , Miramar on behalf of MetLife
  • Huntington Centre I & II, Miramar on behalf of MetLife
  • Venture Corporate Center I, II & III, Hollywood on behalf of MetLife

A CPA, Patterson has served as Vice President of Asset Management for New Boston Fund where she negotiated over 300,000 square feet of leases and as Asset Manager with Cushman & Wakefield negotiating over 700,000 square feet of leases.  Her experience includes financial, leasing, operational and capital objectives of office properties throughout the Southeast.

Global Capital Econometrix LLC, Leases Full Floor at Phillips Point

Phillips Point Taylor & Mathis has just signed two firms to 25,516 square feet of leases at Phillips Point in West Palm Beach’s Central Business District.  Dennis Hammond founder of St Louis based Harbor Capital Management is opening a new investment advisory firm in Florida.  The firm, Global Capital Econometrix, LLC has leased the building’s entire 18th floor of 14,516 square feet, announced Brian Gale, Taylor & Mathis Principal and Managing Director.  BMO Harris Bank, a tenant at the building since 1997, has signed a five year renewal for 10,000 square feet.  The transactions, valued at $8 million and $2.5 million respectively, were negotiated on behalf of the owner by the Taylor & Mathis.  The Harris Bank deal was co-brokered by Mark Pateman of Cushman & Wakefield.

“Phillips Point is the preeminent office building in the Palm Beach market,” stated Global Capital Econometrix, LLC CEO, Dennis Hammond. “With views of the Atlantic Ocean as well as the location just blocks from City Place’s retail complex and Palm Beach Island, we are looking forward to calling it home for the next 10 years.”

Phillips Point, a half million square foot office and retail complex, is located in the heart of the West Palm Beach central business district at 777 South Flagler Drive. The location provides expedient access to Palm Beach Island directly across from the entrance to the Royal Palm Bridge with Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views from all sides. The building is home to internationally recognized tenants including, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Greenberg Taurig.  Among the complex’s amenities are banking, valet parking, concierge, Morton’s Steakhouse, The Phillips Point Club (a penthouse level dining club), café and sundry shop, 24-hour manned security and on-site dining.

Orlando Office Hires Leasing Associate Buffy Gillette

Buffy GilletteTaylor & Mathis of Florida’s Central Florida office has added another member to the team – Leasing Associate Buffy Gillette.  As Leasing Associate Buffy will assist with all aspects of leasing and production for the company’s Orlando office joining Principal Damien Madsen and Director of Leasing & Brokerage Services Darryl Hoffman.  Buffy comes to Taylor & Mathis from Morrison Commercial Real Estate.