FTI Consulting Leases 17,000 SF at One Biscayne Tower

Global Advisory Firm Relocates to One Biscayne Tower

One Biscayne Tower - Exterior - Metrorail Night ShotFTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), a global business advisory firm, has moved from Miami Center to One Biscayne tower leasing 17,000 square feet at the 39-story, 700,000 square foot Class A office tower located in Downtown Miami. The transaction was negotiated on behalf of the owner by Brian Gale and Ryan Holtzman of Taylor & Mathis.  The tenant was represented by Tony Jones of Cushman & Wakefield.

“The office market is on fire and leasing velocity at One Biscayne is still picking up steam,” according to Ryan Holtzman, Taylor & Mathis Leasing Director.  “We completed over 110,000 square feet of deals in 2013 and we were close to surpassing those numbers in 2014.” The office building which offers incredible views of Biscayne Bay is one of downtown Miami’s best values for office space.

One Biscayne Tower recently underwent renovations to the common areas with the vacant spaces and tenant corridors getting all new build outs with new common area finishes and lighting.  “It looks like brand new space,” stated Brian Gale, Taylor & Mathis Principal and Managing Director. One Biscayne Tower also received Gold LEED certification in 2014. During the  LEED Gold certification process more than 83,000 square feet in lease transactions were completed.  Tenants include Northwestern Mutual, Sedgwick, LLP, Harvard Maintenance, Grass Roots America, Veritext, LLC, Foreman Friedman, ADD Inc., Young Bill Roumbus & Boles, PA, Flagler Investment, Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum, CellMark Pulp & Paper.

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,200 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.65 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2013. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com

One Biscayne Tower is centered in the heart of Miami’s dynamic business district and is within walking distance of courthouses, hotels, restaurants, high-end retailers and overlooks beautiful Biscayne Bay and Bayfront Park. The building has won five Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards from the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA). For more information, visit www.onebiscaynetower.com

Waterford 5K Raises $30,000 for the Miami Children’s Health Foundation

Event Organizer Peter Romero of Taylor & Mathis/Senior Property Manager & Adolfo Lopez, Miami Children’s Health Foundation Director, Corporate & Major Gifts.
Event Organizer Peter Romero of Taylor & Mathis/Senior Property Manager & Adolfo Lopez, Miami Children’s Health Foundation Director, Corporate & Major Gifts.

Taylor & Mathis of Florida hosted Miami’s biggest networking 5K event November 7th benefiting Miami Children’s Hospital.  The race raised $30,000 which was donated to Miami Children’s Health Foundation.  Over 3500 people attended the event with 1,500 entrants.

“We would like to give a huge THANK YOU to Taylor & Mathis of Florida. Thanks to their efforts the Comcast Business Waterford 5K raised $30,000 for the children and families at Miami Children’s Hospital! MCH Foundation is proud to have been the charity of choice for Miami’s biggest networking 5K for the 4th year in a row!  Thank you again for your continued support of Miami Children’s Hospital and Miami Children’s Health Foundation. It is through the backing of community leaders like Taylor & Mathis that MCH can continue to make a difference in the lives of children everywhere!”       —  Miami Children’s Health Foundation

The 8th annual Waterford at Blue Lagoon 5K Race (www.waterford5k.com) was held at the Waterford at Blue Lagoon Corporate Park in Miami where Taylor & Mathis leases and manages eight office buildings on behalf of owners MetLife and DRA Advisors.  The race has raised more than $200,000 in support of local causes since its inception. Comcast Business was the lead sponsor for the event with other major sponsors including MetLife, Winn-Dixie, Breitling, Taylor & Mathis, TIAA CREF, Hogan, DRA Advisors, Waste Management, L’Oreal, ThyssenKrupp, OTIS, forair, CRS Facility Services, Brickell Magazine, Holiday Inn, Sofitel and TeamFootWorks.



Snoopy – The Next Southeastern Guide Dog?

Meet Superhero Subie - Puppy Raiser Jen's Newest Southeastern Guide Dog
Meet Superhero Subie – Puppy Raiser Jen’s Newest Southeastern Guide Dog

Our MetWest Senior Property Manager, Jennifer Hatchett is an active Tampa Puppy Raiser for Southeastern Guide Dogs.  As part of the organization’s upcoming Walkathon on April 18th, Jen is looking to raise $5,000 for the opportunity to name a puppy Snoopy in honor of our client MetLife and the MetWest International project.

To help make her goal a reality visit https://guidedogswalkathon.org/jenhatchett

Jen got involved with Southeastern Guide Dogs when one of the MetWest tenants, Melisa Reiter, brought Eric, her puppy in training to MetWest.  Melissa’s second puppy Bo was matched with a seeing impaired forever handler this past summer. “Once I joined the Tampa Puppy Raisers and met others who support this great cause I knew that this would be my life’s work,” stated Jen.  “My first puppy in training, Phi, was sponsored by Bart Butler a graduate of the school who is giving back by fund raising over $23,000.   I am currently working with Brad who I will turn over for training on April 11th and pick up my newest puppy Subie. I hope my next puppy will be named Snoopy!”

The cost to raise and train one guide dog from conception through retirement (usually at age 10) is more than $60,000. All of the services – which include selective breeding and training for the dogs; on-campus instruction for students; and lifetime follow-up for graduates – are provided at no cost to students. Southeastern Guide Dogs receives no government funding and relies 100% on donations from their community of supporters.   Voted 2014 Non-Profit of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Southeastern Guide Dogs has received a four-star ranking (highest rank) on Charity Navigator;  they also received a 100 (out of 100) on Accountability and Transparency, and 98.9 (out of 100) overall score which, are the highest scores out of all the guide dog schools in the United States.

Brad - Jen's Current Puppy who she will turn over for training in April.
Brad – Jen’s Current Puppy who she will turn over for training in April.

Founded in 1982, the organization employs the latest in canine development and behavior research to create and nurture partnerships between visually impaired individuals and extraordinary guide dogs. Southeastern Guide Dogs serves more than 400 graduates across the U.S. and continues to place more than 100 dogs each year into careers benefiting people with visual impairments, and veterans. The charity provides all of its services free of charge and receives no government funding. Their many programs include Paws for Independence, Paws for Patriots, Veteran Service Dogs, Canine Connections and Public Service Dogs.