Taylor & Mathis Snags Two New Deals at Sawgrass Corporate Park

image001Taylor & Mathis has signed two firms to leases at Sawgrass Corporate Park.  Both companies are opening new offices in Sunrise. Donna Korn and Jennifer Gemma of Taylor & Mathis negotiated the leases on behalf of the buildings’ owners, The Brookdale Group and UBS Realty Investors LLC.

PRMG-Sawgrass, a branch of Paramount Residential Mortgage Group (PRMG) headquartered out of Corona California, is relocating from Cooper City, Florida. The firm signed a 3,910 square foot lease at the park’s Corporate Centre II office building.  A privately held mortgage banker and residential home lender, PRMG employs over 700 people in close to 50 branches throughout the United States.

Melnick, Lilienfeld & Castonguay, CPA’s, strategic tax and business advisors, is opening a second location,  leasing 2,600 square feet at the park’s Corporate Centre I office building. The firm’s services range from tax planning and preparation for individuals, corporations, fiduciaries, and estates, as well as business and real estate consulting. The firm also maintains an office in Miami’s Aventura area.

The buildings are located within Sawgrass International Corporate Park, South Florida’s largest office park. Strategically bound by I-595, I-75 and Sunrise Boulevard, the state-of-the-art business park features a variety of business space from high-tech manufacturing and R&D to executive office suites and mid-rise Class A office projects.  Taylor & Mathis, the exclusive leasing agent for the properties, leases and manages a 436,853 square foot office portfolio at the park comprised of Corporate Centre I, II & III, International Place I and Sawgrass Plaza

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

Governor Rick Scott Attends SeaLand Grand Opening at Huntington Centre!

The January 23rd ribbon cutting ceremony launched the new headquarters for intra-Americas containerized transportation company, with Governor Rick Scott in attendance

SeaLand, the intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group  officially opened their  Miramar, Florida headquarters Friday, January 23rd at Huntington Centre. Craig Mygatt, SeaLand’s CEO, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony with Governor Rick Scott and other Florida officials present for the celebration. Governor Scott welcomed SeaLand to the state and used the event to announce the strong December 2014 Florida jobs numbers. SeaLand has so far contributed 65 new Florida jobs.

“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.

SeaLand CEO Craig Mygatt & Governor Rick Scott Cut the Ribbon
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The Taylor & Mathis Team: Jennifer Gemma, Unknown, Unknown, Governor Rick Scott, Donna Korn, Marlene Diaz, MetLife’s Andrew Kennedy & Michael Wilkie

SeaLand was launched on January 1, 2015 to service the growing Americas trade region. Several major factors played into the timing of SeaLand entering this region including: the Panama Canal expansion, near-sourcing and demand for year round produce. Refrigerated transportation is a particular strength of the ocean carrier. “I am delighted to commemorate the opening of our new SeaLand headquarters with a celebratory ribbon cutting event. Florida is an important trade hub for the Americas so is the ideal location for the base of our operations. We’re committed to developing meaningful industry relationships in the local communities where we work. Connecting the Americas, the people and region, is important to us. Together, with all of our partners, we’ll help grow the marketplace. We all go together, “Vamos Juntos,” said Craig Mygatt, CEO of SeaLand.

SeaLand is a regional, ocean transportation company dedicated to the Intra-Americas market and is a division of the Maersk Group. January 1, 2015, SeaLand commenced operations offering right-sized shipping solutions delivered through personally connected representatives, helpful technology and expertise that give customers an advantage throughout the region.

Born of the Americas, for the Americas, SeaLand is absolutely committed to its customers. That’s what drives SeaLand to build connections that unleash the potential of the Americas. Shippers in the Americas come in all shapes and sizes, but they all need a partner who believes every box matters and who does business the way they do business—passionately and personally.

With SeaLand, empowered individuals work tirelessly to get to know their customers’ business and help them on the spot. Shippers also leverage the power of SeaLand’s strategic hub locations, ability to convert over the road and network of established relationships.

Most importantly, customers benefit from a company wide commitment that says, “We don’t just ship your cargo. Vamos Juntos! We go together.”

100,000 SQUARE FEET LEASED AT WATERFORD AT BLUE LAGOON PROPERTIES

image001We have seen strong leasing activity at the eight buildings we lease and manage at the Waterford at Blue Lagoon office park.  T&M has executed 37 deals totaling 100,000 square feet in the last year with over a third of that number – 38,500 square feet in the past few months.  The portfolio includes the 6505, 6303, 6100, 6161, 6101, 5805, 5775 and 5757 buildings located across from Miami International Airport in the 250 acre office park.  Jeannette Pay Mendoza our Director of Leasing negotiated the deals on behalf of the buildings’ owners.

Notable recent leasing activity includes

o   The 24,000 square foot renewal and expansion of Oracle USA at 6505 Waterford.  Co-brokered by John Marshall of Cresa South Florida

o   A 6,514 square foot lease with Caron Broadcasting, Inc at 5757 Waterford.  Co-brokered by Ryan Ackerman and Brian Wood of CBRE

o   A 4,425 square foot lease with Colombina Candy Company at 6303 Waterford.  Co-brokered by Gonzalo Rioja of Stone Miller

Mendoza attributes their success at leasing the portfolio to Taylor & Mathis’ award winning management and the stellar location across from Miami International Airport.  “The buildings attract companies for whom the access to the airport and interstate system are paramount,” said Mendoza. “We see a lot of interest from international companies.”

2015 will bring a unique leasing opportunity to 6101 Waterford when the entire 88,000 square foot building becomes available for lease.  Miami Children’s Hospital will vacate their space in the first quarter and Taylor & Mathis has the ability to relocate the building’s remaining tenants to free up the entire building for the right tenant.  The four-story building can provide a tenant with signage along S.R. 836 which has a daily traffic count of 180,000+.

The buildings are managed with a strong commitment toward corporate responsibility. The buildings house hundreds of jobs for diverse tenants such as Parbel of Florida (L’Oreal), The Discovery Channel, Regus, Biomet, Avisena, Phoenix American Insurance Group, Oracle, Humana, RAC Insurance, FirstService Residential Florida, Butler Buckley & Deets.

Community impact from the properties has been significant.  Property Manager Peter Romero has created and organized the largest corporate event at Waterford and in the Blue Lagoon area. The Waterford 5k at Blue Lagoon was first organized in 2007 and has since grown into one of the most anticipated 5K events in the Miami-Dade area. The race includes over 2500 participants, over 60 corporate sponsors, and has contributed over $133,000 to charities including Miami Children’s Hospital.

Spafinder Wellness, Inc. to Move Global Headquarters to Miami

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Company Leases 10,047 Square Feet at Wells Fargo Center

In a new to market deal, New York based Spafinder Wellness, Inc. ® will move its global headquarters from New York to the Miami market, leasing 10,047 square feet at MetLife’s Wells Fargo Center in downtown Miami.

Brian Gale, Principal with Taylor Mathis, negotiated the lease on behalf of building owner MetLife.

“We looked at a lot of potential spaces but MetLife’s Wells Fargo Center caught our attention immediately.  It has fresh amenities, an ideal location, spectacular views, and it fits the wellness-oriented, high-end partners we represent around the world.  In our search for a downtown location, we just could not pull the trigger–but not with this building. We immediately saw us doing business here,” said Spafinder Chairman Pete Ellis. “The energy in Miami is exactly the kind of vitality we want to foster at Spafinder Wellness. Miami is at the crossroads of the Americas and has been called ‘America’s City of the Future.’ The business climate will be conducive to our continued growth and further our mission to help people–including our staff– live well every day.”

Ellis noted that the driving factors behind the decision include a strong business environment that performs above the national average, a lifestyle that is more conducive to healthy living and easier access to the rapidly expanding Latin American/Caribbean wellness travel market.

“The Spafinder Wellness headquarter relocation to Miami and specifically to Wells Fargo Center is a boon to the city and to our development which continues to attract many of the country’s most prominent companies,” stated Chuck Davis, Director and Head of the MetLife Southeast Regional Office. Wells Fargo Center is one of MetLife’s premier developments and long-term investments.

Spafinder Wellness has a global network of 20,000-plus spas and fitness locations and is the world’s largest media, marketing and gifting company for the wellness industry. The company’s Corporate Wellness 365® division offers incentive products and partnerships that help to foster wellness in the workplace. Spafinder also has offices in London and Toronto.

“We are continuing to see strong interest at Wells Fargo Center from new to market tenants,” stated Brian Gale.  Taylor & Mathis has executed six new leases this year at the building three of which were new to market tenants.  The 47-story tower will soon be home to Spafinder Wellness, Inc., ® Moto Capital, Dentmall of Florida, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage and La Prairie Group.  PwC moved its office from Brickell Avenue earlier this year and leased 43,277 square feet at the downtown tower.

 

Donna Korn Reports Strong Activity at Sawgrass Corporate Park

image001“Renewals are the best testament to the quality of an office building as well as its ownership and management,” stated Korn.  “Tenants today have boundless office space choices. We’re especially pleased Regus and ARSI decided to remain at Sawgrass Corporate Park and to welcome ETI Financial Corp.”

Taylor & Mathis has inked 30,000 square feet of renewals & expansions as well as 5,100 square foot new deal at Sawgrass Corporate Park in Sunrise, Florida.  Donna Korn and Jennifer Gemma of Taylor & Mathis negotiated the leases on behalf of the buildings’ owner, The Brookdale Group.

Regus Business Centers, the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, signed a 24,500 square foot renewal at the park’s International Place I office building. Co-brokers Keith Edelman & Scott Goldstein of Jones Lang LaSalle represented Regus.

American Recovery Service Incorporated (ARSI), a commercial collection agency, nearly doubled their office space signing a renewal and expansion of 5,500 square feet at the park’s Corporate Center I office building. Co-brokers Carlo Brignardello and Alex Brown of Cresa Partners represented the tenant.

ETI Financial Corp, one of the country’s leading providers of insurance premium financing, signed a new lease for 5,100 square foot lease at Corporate Center I with co-broker Peyton Moore of Avison Young representing the tenant.

“Renewals are the best testament to the quality of an office building as well as its ownership and management,” stated Korn.  “Tenants today have boundless office space choices. We’re especially pleased Regus and ARSI decided to remain at Sawgrass Corporate Park and to welcome ETI Financial Corp.”

The buildings are located within Sawgrass International Corporate Park, South Florida’s largest office park. Strategically bound by I-595, I-75 and Sunrise Boulevard, the state-of-the-art business park features a variety of business space from high-tech manufacturing and R&D to executive office suites and mid-rise Class A office projects.  Taylor & Mathis, the exclusive leasing agent for the properties, leases and manages a 436,853 square foot office portfolio at the park comprised of Corporate Centre I, II & III, International Place I and Sawgrass Plaza.

Brian & Team Sign 12th Largest Private Company on Forbes List to 16,000 SF at Phillips Point

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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.

 

 

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.