We Love to See Our Tenants Grow!

355Congratulations to two of our 355 Alhambra tenants on their growth.  The Navigators Group, Inc and Catalyst Pharmaceuticals have doubled the size of their offices at the Coral Gables landmark building.

The Navigators Group, Inc. an international specialty insurance holding company recently signed a 7,500 square foot renewal & expansion. Navigators has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe, as well as representative offices in China and Brazil.  Thanks to co-brokers Scott Goldstein & Keith Edelman of Avison Young for bring the deal to the building.

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for people with rare debilitating diseases, signed a 5,300 square foot renewal and expansion.  Thanks to Matt Cheezem & Will Morrison of CRESA who represented Catalyst in the deal.

The award-winning 355 Alhambra, this year’s BOMA Regional Office Building of the Year, has a historically high retention rate with renewals & expansions driving its recent leasing success.  Owned by AEW Capital Management (AEW) it is leased and managed by the Taylor & Mathis’ Miami leasing team of Brian Gale, Ryan Holtzman, Andrew Trench and Jeannette Mendoza. “We have some incredible leasing opportunities at the building,” said Gale.  “The entire 14th floor is available for lease. We can accommodate deals as small as 1,200 square feet up 23,923 square feet.”

355 Alhambra has been named Outstanding Office Building of the Year from 2005 to 2015 by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Miami-Dade, and in 2013/2015 by the BOMA Southern Region. 355 Alhambra located in downtown Coral Gables received LEED Silver Recertification earlier this year.

Nature Conservancy Relocates to Maitland’s Park Center

park-center-02The conservation organization has leased 10,648 square feet and will relocate 50 employees from its current location in Altamonte Springs to Park Center, a four-story, 102,169-square-foot Class A office building in Maitland Center Office Park. Damien Madsen head of our Orlando office represented the landlord, Park Center SPE LLC, an affiliate of Miami-based Banyan Holdings in the transaction.

Park Center’s Maitland location offered the Nature Conservancy a more central and economical space for its employees. “As a nonprofit organization, it’s important to keep expenses down,” said Cushman & Wakefield Director Anne Spencer who represented the Nature Conservancy.“This move will help Nature Conservancy accomplish that by reducing their rent and creating a more efficient space.”

The relocation decision highlights the fact that Orlando’s office market continues to perform well. Cushman & Wakefield research shows that the overall Orlando-area market saw a heightened level of activity in the second quarter, with “tenants, already in the market and those that are new to the market, kicking tires and gauging space opportunities throughout the area,” said the brokerage firm’s Chris Owen Florida research manager.

http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/morning_call/2015/09/nature-conservancy-relocates-to-maitland-center.html

 

One Biscayne Tower Views Drive 75,000+ SF of Renewals & Expansions

One Biscayne Tower - Exterior - Side ShotLaw firm renewals & expansions are driving recent leasing activity at One Biscayne Tower, a building that has seen over 100,000 square feet of leasing this year.  Three law firms have signed renewals and expansions totaling nearly 55,000 square feet with an additional 21,000 square foot renewal & expansion signed by French container transportation and shipping company CMA CGM.  Brian Gale and Ryan Holtzman of Taylor & Mathis brokered the four deals valued at $42 million, on behalf of the building owner.

The largest of these transactions is the 10 year renewal by statewide law firm, Broad & Cassel. The firm renewed their lease of 26,000 square feet on the 21st floor.  Even though many buildings tried courting them, their views from One Biscayne Tower couldn’t be beat.  The deal was co-brokered by Richard Linevsky of NAI Miami.

“Broad & Cassel was one of the first new tenants we brought to the building over 10 years ago,” said Taylor & Mathis Principal Brian Gale.  “We were hired to lease One Biscayne Tower as new buildings were being built which were poaching tenants from existing buildings. When we first signed Broad & Cassel it really helped solidify the building’s image, which turned around the leasing momentum. From there we signed several more law firm leases. Ten years later, we are renewing those same tenants. These renewals are testaments to the quality of the building, its ownership and of course those panoramic and unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay.”

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The views were also key in securing the CMA CGM renewal and expansion. The world’s third largest container company has space overlooking the Port of Miami. “They can actually see their cargo ships, with their products and crates from their offices,” said Gale. With an expansion of 7,000 square feet, the firm now leases 21,000 square feet at One Biscayne Tower. The deal was co-brokered by Chris Coots and Didier Choukroun of Flagler Investment Property Group.

Jackson Lewis, one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, signed a 22,800 square foot renewal and expansion. The deal includes a 4,300 square foot expansion to their 18,500 square foot offices on the 35th floor. The deal was co-brokered by Chris Coots of Flagler Investment Property Group.

The law firm of Pathman Lewis, LLP renewed their lease of 10,200 square feet. The deal was co-brokered by Barbara Liberatore and Matt Cheezem of CRESA.

Earlier this year Synergy Workspaces entered the Miami market leasing 26,144 square feet, a full floor, at the building.

“One Biscayne Tower has strong Ownership, efficient floor plates with terrific window line and incredible views” said Taylor & Mathis Leasing Director Ryan Holtzman.  “With Bayfront Park located directory to the east, One Biscayne has endless ocean views that will never be obstructed. Our tenants love the fact that they are within walking distance to some of the best restaurants and hotels in the City in the fastest growing area in Miami.”

One Biscayne Tower underwent renovations to the common areas last year with the vacant spaces and tenant corridors getting all new build outs with new common area finishes and lighting.  “It looks like the interior of a brand new building,” stated Brian Gale, Taylor & Mathis Principal. 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 FTI Consulting, Inc., 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.

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

355 Alhambra Named USGBC GalaVerde Award Finalist

355Congratulations to Senior Property Manager Lisa Mitchell and her team! 355 Alhambra (Coral Gables) has been named a finalist for the Most Outstanding LEED EB:OM (Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance) Project Award.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) South Florida Chapter has announced the Finalist Nominees for the nonprofit organization’s upcoming GalaVerde, its 2015 LEEDership and Green Awards Program.

GalaVerde awards finalists (as well as eventual winners) were selected by a panel of industry experts from around the country. Submissions were sent to the judges “blind,” without any identification of project or team or LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) achievement. Submissions were judged purely on specific criteria and merits.

With Weston-based The Spinnaker Group as Title Sponsor, the sixth annual GalaVerde will recognize and honor those outstanding projects, inspirational businesses, dedicated individuals, and instrumental Chapter members who are leading the way to a more sustainably built environment in our South Florida community. More than 350 attendees are expected at the awards ceremony on September 19, 2015, at the Hyatt Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where the winners will be announced. The evening will raise funds to support the nonprofit organization’s educational activities and initiatives.

GalaVerde 2015 will include a VIP reception, pre- and post-event cocktail hours, dinner, a silent auction, superlative networking (we call it “GREENworking”), and an abundance of anticipation for the awards presentations and keynote address.

Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and Founding Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council, will serve as the special keynote speaker for the evening. Tim Center, Executive Director of Sustainable Florida and principal of Centerfield Strategy, will serve as master of ceremonies. Fedrizzi and Center will highlight an evening of recognition and appreciation for the South Florida green-building community during which the Chapter will recognize this past year’s Outstanding Community LEEDer, Green Business, Green Government, Green Elected Official, and Outstanding LEED Certified projects in South Florida.

News Release -- USGBC Announces GalaVerde Awards Finalists

 

Get Registered for the Miami Comcast Business Waterford 5K – Electric Edition!

Friday, November 6th  SITE OPENS AT 3:00 PM  RACE STARTS AT 6:45 PM

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3.1 Mile Run / Walk Inside Miami’s Premier Office Park – Waterford at Blue Lagoon

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This sanctioned race is open to everyone – so join us! Whether for Business, Social or Family Fun – you’ll love the beautiful setting, delicious assortment of available food, musical entertainment and our special Family Fun Zone.  We welcome individuals, teams and even have corporate tents!  Our very own Senior Property Manager Peter Romero started the event in 2007 and has grown it into the largest Networking and Tenant Event of its kind in the Southeast. The event includes almost 3000 race participants, 65 corporate sponsors, and has contributed nearly $190,000 to benefit Miami Children’s Hospital, Public Schools of Miami-Dade & Broward counties and more.

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Family Fun Zone

A dedicated area just for kids and adventurers too! The fun includes: Inflatable Slide, Rock Climbing Wall, Bouncer and More!

Corporate Tents

Companies can rent a tent complete with banner, tables & chairs. You can even have food catered right to your tent!

The After Party/Entertainment  – When the Race Ends the Party Starts!

Experience an amazing music and sensory filled After-Party featuring renowned DJ, Tony The Hit Man, who will entertain with Music, Light Shows, Dancers, Props and Fun Surprises.The Post-Race Celebration at this Event is truly unlike any other 5K race out there! An Amazing Sea of Light and Color – throughout the race course and around the center stage area! We encourage everyone to come to the event with their MOST ECCENTRIC light-up or glow gear to add to the fun!  #ELECTRICEDITION

Event Beneficiary

Miami Children's Hospital

We are pleased to support COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF MIAMI DADE as the Charity for this year’s event! Since 2007 we’ve contributed nearly $190,000 to area charities! Communities in Schools of Miami is an affiliate of the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, surrounding students with a community of support to empower them to stay in school and achieve in life. They mobilize communities to address both academic and non-academic barriers to learning to help our students. Their unique, proven model positions site coordinators inside schools to mobilize community resources and deliver them directly to kids inside their schools. Services includes mentoring, tutoring, counseling, leadership development, and much more!