Taylor & Mathis of Florida has signed Suffolk Construction to a lease at Miami’s One Biscayne Tower. Suffolk Construction is relocating from the airport submarket and expanding their offices into nearly 15,000 square feet downtown.
“Suffolk is excited to expand into a larger and more collaborative space in Miami. Not only are the views phenomenal, but the central location of One Biscayne Tower will allow us to better serve our clients and partners in the area,” stated Suffolk’s Vice President of Miami operations John Planz.
The Suffolk deal was negotiated by Taylor & Mathis’ Ryan Holtzman representing the owner and co-broker Lance Benson of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank representing the tenant. One of the largest privately-held building contractors in the country, Suffolk’s Southeast Region has been headquartered in South Florida for 20 years. The Southeast Region office has experienced tremendous growth in the past 18 months, adding over 100 new leadership and staff positions. It is currently managing construction of Met3, Jade Signature, Sinai Residences, and The Jewel of Sarasota. Planz will oversee the Miami Worldcenter and the All Aboard Florida Miami Terminal.http://www.suffolk.com
“The leasing momentum we are seeing downtown and in particular at One Biscayne Tower is unprecedented in recent times,” according to Holtzman. “We are thrilled to add another top notch firm to our tenant roster with even more on the way.”
Earlier this year One Biscayne Tower received Gold LEED certification by the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. The building’s energy conservation program including comprehensive lighting and HVAC systems retrofits as well as water efficiency measures has resulted in utility energy savings of over 26%. “Energy conservation is a key component in attracting and retaining tenants,” stated Brian Gale, Taylor & Mathis Principal and Managing Director who leases the building on behalf the owner. During One Biscayne Tower’s 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.
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