Damien Madsen at Celebrate Life Hospice Fundraiser Luncheon

PicsArtDamien Madsen, T&M Orlando Principal, spoke to over 350 guests at the
Celebrate Life Hospice Fundraiser Luncheon on April 17th.  Damien who is
on the Board of Directors for Hospice the Comforter shared his story of
Hospice’s dedication, comfort and professionalism in assisting with the
passing of his father this past fall.  Damien spoke to the audience and
shared, “Hospice brings comfort and peace to those who are leaving while
also bringing a sense of comfort and peace to those staying so that they
can focus on celebrating the life of their loved one and being able to
cherish those final moments.”  He captured the theme of the afternoon and
touched many hearts, many lives.  From his tribute that afternoon –
Damien helped raise a significant amount of funds that will assist Hospice
in helping so many more families in the future!

Sawgrass Plaza Reaches 100% Occupancy With 42,678 SF Lease

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Taylor & Mathis has signed Centene Management Company, LLC, a Fortune 500 company, to a 42,678 square foot lease at Sawgrass Plaza bringing the 61,440 square foot office building to 100% occupancy.  Taylor & Mathis took over the leasing of the building a year and a half ago on behalf of owner The Brookdale Group.  Donna Korn and Jennifer Gemma negotiated the lease on behalf of Brookdale with Robert Listokin of Colliers International and Scott Bazoian of Cassidy Turley representing the tenant. The healthcare company will occupy two floors of the three story building.

Sawgrass Plaza is located within Sawgrass International Corporate Park, South Florida’s largest office park. Strategically bound by I-595, I-75 and Sunrise Boulevard, the state-of-the-art business park features a variety of business space from high-tech manufacturing and R&D to executive office suites and mid-rise Class A office projects.  Taylor & Mathis, the exclusive leasing agent for the properties, leases and manages a 436,853 square foot office portfolio at the park comprised of Corporate Centre I, II & III, International Place I and Sawgrass Plaza.

bringing the 61,440 square foot office building to 100% occupancy.  Taylor & Mathis took over the leasing of the building a year and a half ago on behalf of owner The Brookdale Group.  Donna Korn and Jennifer Gemma negotiated the lease on behalf of Brookdale with Robert Listokin of Colliers International and Scott Bazoian of Cassidy Turley representing the tenant. The healthcare company will occupy two floors of the three story building.

Sawgrass Plaza is located within Sawgrass International Corporate Park, South Florida’s largest office park. Strategically bound by I-595, I-75 and Sunrise Boulevard, the state-of-the-art business park features a variety of business space from high-tech manufacturing and R&D to executive office suites and mid-rise Class A office projects.  Taylor & Mathis, the exclusive leasing agent for the properties, leases and manages a 436,853 square foot office portfolio at the park comprised of Corporate Centre I, II & III, International Place I and Sawgrass Plaza.

Kent Walling Awarded BOMA Southern Region Outstanding Member of the Year

walling 2b LThe Building Owners and Managers Association, (BOMA), has selected Kent Walling, Taylor & Mathis of Florida Director of Operations, to receive its highest honor, the 2013/14 Southern Region Member of the Year Award.  The award, which each year is given to an individual who demonstrates effective leadership and extraordinary contributions to membership, service and involvement, was presented by the BOMA Southern Region on April 5th during the 2014 Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards Gala held in Birmingham, Alabama.  Kent will be recognized at BOMA International’s Annual Conference this June in Orlando where he will be a speaker on Best Practices for Managing Industrial Property Maintenance.

“Kent exemplifies the Taylor & Mathis belief in leadership through involvement,” stated Taylor & Mathis of Florida President Hank Brenner.  “He did not just join BOMA 14 years ago; he dedicated himself to actively pursuing its industry goals. The commercial real estate community has benefited from his leadership in promoting industry concerns and interests through his participation in the 2012 National Issues Conference in Washington DC and BOMA Florida Advocacy Days in Tallahassee.”

Past president of both BOMA Southern Region and BOMA Greater Tampa Bay, Kent was recognized for his high level of commitment to and involvement in the operational aspects of BOMA and the commercial real estate industry.  He has been active with national and state legislatures concerning commercial real estate issues and is currently on the BOMA International Industrial Committee and is the BOMA Florida Sustainability Committee Chair.

Among his responsibilities as Taylor & Mathis Director of Operations, Kent serves as the development manager of MetLife’s flagship development, MetWest International, an award-winning mixed-use project in Tampa’s Westshore Business District.  He also oversees a 3.5 million square foot office, industrial and retail portfolio.

The BOMA Outstanding Member of the Year Award honors a member of a local association who has demonstrated leadership skills, participated in local association activities as an officer or committee member, contributed time and talent to the local community, written articles on his/her field, and shown an interest in keeping up to date by participating in educational programs. Nominees must also be a member in good standing of a Local Association, the Southern Region and BOMA International.

IT’S ON TO INTERNATIONALS FOR 6100 & 6303 WATERFORD

l;lWaterford Properties Win Regional BOMA Award!

6100 & 6303 Waterford were named Suburban Office Park – Low Rise Buildings of the Year the at last week’s Southern Regional TOBY Awards by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).  The matching 4-story office buildings won the local Miami-Dade chapter award earlier this year and will compete for the international award this June in Orlando. Taylor & Mathis leases and manages the buildings on behalf of owner MetLife.

“The level of dedication Senior Property Manager Peter Romero and our management team put into the properties is well-reflected by this award. They are an amazing group of people.  It is so rewarding to see their professionalism and excellence recognized by their industry peers throughout the Southern region. Having a strong and committed owner such as MetLife enables our team to manage and operate the properties at the highest level. ” – Marlene Diaz, Taylor & Mathis Director of Operations.

The TOBY Awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive programs of their kind in the commercial real estate industry recognizing quality in office buildings and rewarding excellence in office building management. During the competition, all facets of a building’s operations are thoroughly evaluated. Buildings are judged on everything from community involvement and site management to environmental and “green” policies and procedures.

6100 & 6303 Waterford, located in Miami’s Waterford at Blue Lagoon office park, a 250-acre master planned business park minutes from Miami International Airport, are managed with a strong commitment toward corporate responsibility. From an economic standpoint, the two office buildings contribute $900,000 to local government in taxes alone. $383,894 is attributed to 6100 Waterford, while 6303 Waterford contributed $367,899 in 2012. The buildings house hundreds of jobs for diverse tenants such as Parbel of Florida (L’Oreal), Office Suites PLUS, Biomet, Avisena, Phoenix American Insurance Group, Johnson & Johnson, CSA Group, The Yachts of Seabourn, and The Art of Shaving. Additional jobs are generated through contractors, sub-contractors, and vendor relationships.

Community impact from the properties has been significant.  Property Manager Peter Romero has created and organized the largest corporate event at Waterford and in the Blue Lagoon area. The Waterford 5k at Blue Lagoon was first organized in 2007 benefitting Autism Speaks; it has since grown into one of the most anticipated 5K events in the Miami-Dade area and is now known as the FedEx Waterford 5k at Blue Lagoon. The race includes over 2500 participants, over 60 corporate sponsors, and has contributed over $133,000 to charities including Miami Children’s Hospital.

Reducing environmental impact was a factor in securing the BOMA awards.  A 2013 report from Waste Management highlighted the direct impact made on the environment by incorporating a Single Stream Recycling Program at the T&M managed Waterford properties. The compelling results: 42% of total waste was diverted, creating a savings of: 95,197 kw-hours of electricity (enough to power 8 homes for a full year) ; 1,954 gallons of oil (enough energy to heat and cool 10 homes for a full year); 463 gallons of gasoline (enough gasoline to drive 12,973 miles); 393 mature trees (enough to produce 4,872,784 sheets of newspaper); 135,135 gallons of water (enough to meet the fresh water needs of 7,211 people for a month) and 76 cubic yards of landfill airspace (enough airspace to meet the disposal needs of a community of 1,169 people).

 

First Quarter Leasing Exceeds 63,000 SF for Taylor & Mathis Broward Team

image001Taylor & Mathis of Florida’s Broward leasing team has executed 63,673 square feet of leases in the first quarter of 2014. “After years of company downsizing and consolidation, we are seeing significant interest in expansions as well as a move to upgraded office space,” according to T&M Director of Leasing Donna Korn.  “In the first quarter alone we have completed 43,691 square feet of lease expansions and renewals and nearly 20,000 square feet of new deals.”  Last year Taylor & Mathis leased nearly 180,000 square feet of office space throughout their Broward County portfolio.

Donna Korn and Jennifer Gemma of Taylor & Mathis brokered the following office lease transactions in Broward County on behalf of the building landlords including 20,216 and 18,888 square feet leased at MetLife’s Miramar Center and Venture Corporate Center and 24, 569 square feet leased at Brookdale Realty’s Corporate Center in Sawgrass Corporate Park.

·ROW Management, Ltd. will relocate their offices from Miramar to 10,624 square feet at Brookdale Realty’s Corporate Centre I in Sawgrass Corporate Park.  Ryan Nunes and Scott Allen of CBRE co-brokered the deal.  ROW is responsible for sales, marketing, operations and administration of The World, the largest, privately owned residential yacht on earth. “We are extremely pleased with the high level of service provided to us by the Taylor & Mathis team,” said ROW’s President & CEO Tom McAlpin. “They have done a fine job of accommodating our requirements in a professional and timely manner. The building and surrounding area meets our needs and we are looking forward to our move this summer.”

·Lockton Companies, LLC, the world’s largest privately owned insurance brokerage firm, signed a 12,317 square foot renewal at MetLife’s Miramar Centre in Miramar, Florida.  The deal was co-brokered by Alexander Brown and Charlie Barton of CRESA.

·Interim Healthcare, Inc. signed a renewal and expansion of 12,486 square feet for their corporate headquarters at Brookdale Realty’s Corporate Centre III in Sawgrass Corporate Park.  Ryan Rosalsky of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank co-brokered the deal on behalf of the national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing companies.

·NV5, Inc. signed a renewal and expansion of 11,776 square feet for their corporate headquarters at MetLife’s Venture Corporate Center in Hollywood, Florida.   The firm nearly doubled the size of their offices with a 7,166 square foot expansion.  NV5 Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions to public and private sector clients in the infrastructure, energy, construction, real estate and environmental markets.

·South Florida Regional Planning Council, a planning and public policy agency, renewed their lease of 7,112 square feet at MetLife’s Venture Corporate Center in Hollywood, Florida.

·Network specialist Ciena Communications, Inc. will relocate from Doral to 6,237 square feet at MetLife’s Miramar Centre in Miramar, Florida.  The deal was co-brokered by Ryan Ackerman of CBRE.

·HSDI Technology, Inc., a human resources consulting and staffing service, signed a 1,662 square foot lease at MetLife’s Miramar Centre in Miramar, Florida.

·Global provider of integrated communications, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company signed a 1,459 square feet at Brookdale Realty’s Corporate Centre I in Sawgrass Corporate Park.  Ryan Nunes and Scott Allen of CBRE co-brokered the deal.