Reyes Holdings signed a lease for 16,000 square feet in the Class A Phillips Point office complex in West Palm Beach. Reyes Holdings will take the 15th floor in the west tower. Plans are to be in the space by Jan. 1, said Jones Lang LaSalle vice president Kevin McCarthy, who represented Reyes in the deal. Taylor & Mathis Principal Brian Gale represented the owner. McCarthy said the Phillips Point office suite, with its sweeping water views, will be used for “C-level” people — in other words, chairmen, chief executive, chief financial officer or chief operating officer. Some of these top-level people spend winters in Palm Beach County, McCarthy said. The views from the 15th floor knocked their socks off, McCarthy added. The space features perimeter offices with glass walls, offering unobstructed water vistas.
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Greater Tampa Bay recognized the winners of the 2014 Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) awards November 13th. The TOBY awards honor outstanding commercial real estate properties and industry personnel. BOMA Greater Tampa Bay celebrated their 30th Anniversary with the most successful, sold out event ever hosted. The event was held at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. The award for the Outstanding Industrial Park went to Center Point Business Park, submitted by Robert Smith, Taylor & Mathis of Florida, LLC, owned by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
On behalf of the staff at Center Point Business Park, we are extremely pleased to bring the Industrial Park of the Year award home to our owner, MetLife. This award exemplifies the day to day work that the Taylor & Mathis team performs as well as MetLife’s commitment to make this property stand out as a great place for companies to call home. We look forward to the opportunity to advance to the BOMA Southern Regional awards. — Property Manager Robert Smith
Kudos to our property management & leasing staff on this achievement. And kudos to all of our fellow nominees and award winners!
Center Point Business Park is now eligible to advance to the southern region BOMA competition to be held in Charlotte, NC in April 2015. All applicants took part in a thorough review of their buildings including inspections of both public and non‐public areas of the buildings. The review process also included interviews with the property management teams and tenants, where they were evaluated in categories such as emergency preparedness, energy management, building security, and community impact.
The Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Tampa Bay is a trade association representing the commercial real estate industry. BOMA Greater Tampa Bay is federated with the Building Owners and Managers Association International. BOMA members include building owners, property managers, building engineers, and representatives from companies that supply goods and/or services to commercial properties. For more information, visit www.bomagtb.org.
Wells Core REIT has appointed Taylor & Mathis of Florida to manage Miramar Center II, the 96,000 square-foot, Class-A office building it owns in Miramar, Florida. The building is 100% leased to Humana Medical Plan, one of the core operating entities of Humana Inc. Humana is the nation’s second-largest provider of Medicare benefits and the fourth-largest U.S. health insurer based on revenue. Humana Medical Plan, which has occupied the property since it was completed in 2001, uses Miramar Centre II as executive office and back-office space. Director of Operations Marlene Diaz will oversee management responsibilities with Michael Wilkie serving as Senior Property Manager.
With the addition of Miramar Centre II to the management portfolio, Taylor & Mathis now manages all three buildings at the Miramar Centre Corporate Park. Taylor & Mathis’ Donna Korn and Jennifer Gemma handle leasing responsibilities for MetLife’s Miramar Center I & III. Miramar Centre I is also 100% leased and Miramar Centre III has 7,700 square feet available for lease in two suites.
The property is conveniently located by I-75 and Florida’s Turnpike. It is nearly equidistant to the Fort Lauderdale and Miami central business districts, as well as the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Miami International Airports.
Congratulations to our Senior Leasing Associate in Broward County for completing the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon!