Governor Rick Scott Announces SeaLand to Open Miramar Headquarters Location at Huntington Centre

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Project will create 65 jobs and a capital investment of $350,000

Governor Rick Scott announced that SeaLand will locate its corporate headquarters to Huntington Centre in Miramar. The shipping company will create 65 jobs and a capital investment of $350,000 in the South Florida community.

Governor Scott said, “The opening of SeaLand’s headquarters in Miramar is great news for area families, and the 65 new jobs that will be created will help more families live the American Dream here in Florida. Since December 2010, we have created 651,300 private-sector jobs and we will continue working to create an opportunity economy where every Floridian who wants a job can get one.”

“SeaLand’s 13,000 square foot headquarters in Miramar at MetLife’s Huntington Centre is a highly significant leasing deal in terms of economic impact,” said Taylor & Mathis Director of Leasing, Donna Korn. “The company will be an outstanding asset to Broward County.” Korn, along with Jennifer Gemma, brokered the lease transaction on behalf of landlord MetLife.

In January of 2014, Maersk Line, the world’s leading ocean transportation company and a unit of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, announced the formation of a regional, containerized shipping company – SeaLand – dedicated to the intra-Americas market.

With a structure similar to Maersk’s other successful regional carriers, including intra-Asia carrier MCC Transport and intra-Europe carrier Seago Line, SeaLand will feature knowledgeable, local sales and support personnel positioned in North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean, to meet the unique needs of customers throughout the region. This agile framework will provide greater flexibility and a higher-level of customer-focused service to these local markets. Maersk Line’s existing Intra-Americas service network will be the foundation for SeaLand’s ocean products.

Craig Mygatt, SeaLand’s CEO said, “We are excited to base our headquarters in Miramar, Florida. The SeaLand headquarters will act as the main hub for our business which spans throughout North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. This location is ideal for our operation and will serve us well as we focus on delivering world-class shipping service for all of our customers throughout this vital region of the world. We believe Florida offers great opportunities for our team and their families. We thank Governor Scott, Secretary Swoope, the State of Florida, Enterprise Florida, and our local partners for their outstanding support on this project.”
The broader wholesale trade, transportation and logistics industry employs more than half a million Floridians. Of those, nearly 85,500 work at companies specifically providing logistics and distribution services. As the gateway to Latin America, Florida’s logistics and distribution industry is poised to grow further with the Panama Canal expansion, and the numerous infrastructure developments and upgrades underway around the state.

“SeaLand’s decision to locate in Florida validates the state’s success in maintaining a business climate that supports not only Florida’s extensive logistics industry, but our headquarters sector as well,” said Gray Swoope, president & CEO of Enterprise Florida. “Florida’s resources, including a strong workforce, expansive infrastructure and strategic partnerships, have created one of the top business climates in the country. We’re excited to see SeaLand take advantage of Florida’s assets and I congratulate them on this establishment.”

This project was made possible through the close partnerships of Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Florida, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and Broward County.

“Florida is a global trade hub and businesses that specialize in logistics, like SeaLand, thrive here,” said Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. “This administration is focused on diversifying our economy and building our trade, transportation, and logistics industries so we can bring more jobs to our state for Florida families. With the creation of 65 new jobs over the next year by SeaLand, we are continuing to grow our opportunity economy.”

CareerSource Florida provides performance-based partial reimbursement grants to qualifying new or expanding businesses for customized employee training through the Quick Response Training (QRT) program.

“CareerSource Florida strongly supports the growth of Florida’s target industries through training grants that facilitate high-skill, high-wage jobs,” said CareerSource Florida President and CEO Chris Hart IV. “With the location of SeaLand’s new headquarters here, our beautiful state further strengthens its growing international reputation as the global hub for trade and logistics operations.”

“We are proud to welcome SeaLand to our city and commend the company for partnering with us as we work to sustain a strong economic base for our community,” said Miramar Mayor Lori C. Moseley.

“SeaLand is yet another example that ‘Broward Means Business.’ The company has a long distinguished reputation in the marine industry, which is a prime targeted business and we thank them for bringing jobs and a considerable investment to Broward County,” said Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief. “Broward County continues its widespread effort to bring new companies to our area and we are pleased to welcome SeaLand to Miramar.”

“The Alliance is excited that SeaLand has located in Miramar. The company’s rich history and bright future in marine and logistics is a perfect match and strong addition to two of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County’s targeted industries. We wish the company continued success,” said Alliance CEO Bob Swindell.

Tampa Office Awarded Half Million Square Foot Management Portfolio

Taylor & Mathis has been awarded the management assignment for a nine building suburban office portfolio in Tampa. The half million square foot portfolio includes five buildings comprising Sabal Business Center as well as Atrium, Registry One, Registry Two and Registry Square all of which are located in East Tampa off of I-75 at the MLK Jr Boulevard exit. The portfolio is owned by IP Capital Partners of Boca Raton.

Taylor & Mathis has tapped John Fiore to serve as property manager for the portfolio with Julio Ballester as the lead building engineer. The management team is led by Kent Walling – Central Florida Director of Operations.

Orlando Office Signs WastePro to 15,000 SF Renewal & Expansion

springs052013jfDamien Madsen, Principal of Taylor & Mathis Orlando has closed a 15,000 square foot lease with WastePro to nearly double the size of their headquarter offices at The Springs in Longwood, Florida. This transaction totals close to 15,000 square feet encompassing nearly the entire 2nd and 3rd floors of the building with WastePro renewing their lease in the building it started the business in 15 years ago.  They occupy the building’s third floor and are expanding to take nearly the entire second floor as well.

Waste Pro USA Inc is a fast-growing, privately owned company in Central Florida. “There’s some legacy value there because they could have moved to Texas, which the owner was contemplating. But they decided to stay here in Longwood,” according to Madsen.

8th Annual Waterford 5K November 7th!

COMCAST BUSINESS ANNOUNCED AS TITLE SPONSOR OF 8TH ANNUAL WATERFORD 5K AT BLUE LAGOON

5K 2014The Annual 3.1 Mile Run Will Benefit Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation

Comcast Business in Florida is the new title sponsor of the 8th Annual Waterford 5K at Blue Lagoon: MEGA Glow Edition.  Committed to nearly a decade of health and wellness, the annual 5K (3.1 mile walk/run), which is produced by Taylor & Mathis and TeamFootWorks, will once again wind its way through Waterford at Blue Lagoon Office Park on Friday, November 7, beginning at 6:45 p.m., and will benefit the children and families at Miami Children’s Hospital. The entry fee is $35  through November 6 and $40 on race day. For more information or to register, visit www.waterford5k.com or www.facebook.com/waterford5k, or contact TeamFootWorks at (305) 666-RACE (7223) or www.teamfootworks.org.

Comcast Business provides advanced communications services to organizations of all sizes. The company is currently expanding its fiber-based Ethernet network into Blue Lagoon, which will deliver Internet speeds up to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps).

“Giving back to the community has always been a part of our company’s DNA,” said Gary Phillips, Vice President of Comcast Business in Florida. “Comcast Business is thrilled to be teaming up with these great local organizations to support Miami Children’s Hospital and the South Florida community through this engaging event.”

With a special competition that awards the overall male and overall female winner, the Comcast Business Waterford 5K is open to individuals, families, companies and businesses.  Participants will have the opportunity to race against their peers during an evening of fun and competition, and will enjoy a post-race MEGA glow-themed after party featuring Tony “The Hitman” with la Hora Loca, an interactive kids zone, South Florida’s favorite food trucks, giveaways and more.

“It’s incredible to be part of a run and company that continues to make strides in South Florida by giving back to organizations that touch the lives of so many individuals in the local community,” said Peter Romero, race organizer and senior property manager at Taylor & Mathis.  “The Comcast Business Waterford 5K at Blue Lagoon is more than just a run and last year’s record participation proves that. With the help of our corporate partners and the dedicated race participants, we’re able to give back year after year.”

For the fourth year, the Waterford 5K will donate 100 percent of its proceeds to charitable causes. A focus will be on efforts on providing additional funding for Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create awareness and generate funds for Miami’s only licensed specialty hospital in South Florida exclusively for children, while ensuring that all children have access to state-of-the-art pediatric care. The race has raised more than $170,000 in support of local causes since its inception.

“We are incredibly grateful to Comcast Business, Taylor & Mathis and all of the participants for making children’s health and happiness a priority in our community,” said Lucy Morillo, president and CEO of Miami Children’s Health Foundation. “The funds raised from the event will benefit Together For The Children, The Campaign For Miami Children’s Hospital and will help us to continue fulfilling our mission of providing world-class care for children everywhere.”

Supporting sponsors for the 2014 Comcast Business Waterford 5K include Winn-Dixie, Breitling,  MetLife, Taylor & Mathis, TIAA CREF, Hogan, DRA Advisors, Waste Management, L’Oreal, ThyssenKrupp, OTIS, forair, CRS Facility Services, Brickell Magazine, Holiday Inn, Sofitel, TeamFootWorks and more.

 

Taylor & Mathis Orlando Announces Building Sale in Downtown Orlando

Taylor & Mathis Orlando has completed a building sale in Downtown Orlando. Damien Madsen and Buffy Gillette representing the seller, The Central Florida Sports Commission, recently closed the sale of the 3,663 square foot professional office building at 126 E Lucerne Circle.  The property was sold to Northboro Builders for $470,000.