29,000 SF of Deals at MetWest International

Congratulations to Director of Leasing Angela Odell with 29,209 square feet of deals at Tampa’s MetWest International. Special thanks to our co-brokers Jon, Caleb,& Ken!

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MetWest One

Jon Slater of Savills Studley 
for Greystar   17,033 Square Feet – Expansion & Extension

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Caleb Lewis of Bishop & Associates 
for Mercer Advisors   1,442 Square Feet – New Deal

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Ken Lane of Avison Young 
For Brightline CPAs  10,734  Square Feet – New Deal

Synergy Workspaces Opens First Location at One Biscayne Tower

image001Synergy Workspaces, a new, upscale premier business center, is coming to downtown Miami leasing the entire 32nd floor (26,144 square feet) at One Biscayne Tower on Biscayne Blvd. The first of several Synergy Workspaces planned for South Florida celebrated its grand opening April 30th. The newly formed company is owned and operated by the Grant family who has been operating business centers in New York since 1998.

The transaction, a 14 year deal valued over $13.5 million, was negotiated on behalf of the building owner by Brian Gale and Ryan Holtzman of Taylor & Mathis.  The deal was co-brokered by Carlos Rosero of Green Point Partners who will lead the Synergy sales team.

“We are very enthusiastic about entering the Miami shared workspace market and servicing our members with the tools they need to succeed. We are very impressed with the growth of the Miami commercial real estate market and look forward to participating in the success of this great city.” Ron Grant.

Synergy provides companies, including startups, with the space, infrastructure, and support staff they need to operate their businesses with very little startup costs. The business center boasts 6 conference rooms with state of the art technology, a shared reception area, a dining café, and expansive common areas for members to collaborate. The center also offers over 100 furnished private suites with modern office finishes. The private suites are offered in many different sizes and configurations to meet the needs and the budgets of businesses of any size. They support a variety of industries including financial, legal and technology industry among others. Their clients will include national and international firms, which require local satellite offices, companies whom require short-term space, startups, and many others. The center also offers an uninterrupted power source to ensure that computer systems that should not go down won’t go down, in the event of any interruption of power. The space features panoramic and unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay as well as Brickell, Miami Beach, and the rest of the Miami Skyline.  www.synergyworkspaces.com

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 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 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.

Donna & Jennifer Bring Venture Corporate Center to Over 95% Leased

image001Taylor & Mathis of Florida’s Broward leasing team has reported occupancy at Venture Corporate Center is nearing 100%.  Already this year T&M has executed four office leases totaling 8,360 square feet at the three building office park bringing occupancy to over 95 percent.  Donna Korn & Jennifer Gemma brokered the transactions on behalf of owner MetLife. The 254,000 square foot office park contains three office buildings each approximately 84,500 square feet.

WomenCertified, Inc, the leading marketing research firm for women, has relocated its corporate headquarters to 4,000 square feet at Venture Corporate Center.  The firm awards eligible businesses and brands its Women’s Choice Award seal based on national surveys and consumer input.  The Women’s Choice Award is the only award that honors brands that women recommend and serves as a competitive differentiator for businesses. Molly McDonough of Butters Realty & Management co-brokered the deal representing the tenant.

LARM USA, Inc., an international employee relocation company is moving its headquarters to Venture Corporate Center from Pembroke Pines leasing 1,356 square feet. Latin American Relocation Management (LARM) provides total relocation management services for clients and customers moving into, around, and out of the Latin-American and the Caribbean. Luis F. Duarte of EWM International co-brokered the deal representing the tenant.

The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, Inc. has renewed their lease of 1,640 square feet at Venture Corporate Center. This is the third lease renewal for the Hollywood office of the New York based fundraising group.  Jarred Goodstein of CBRE co-brokered the deal representing the tenant. The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science is a community of dedicated people who share a common vision with the Weizmann Institute in support of our common mission: science for the benefit of humanity. The American Committee partners with individuals, families, foundations, and the business community to develop philanthropic funding for the Institute; educates the American public about the Institute’s research; and represents the Institute’s interests in the U.S.

AEI Consultants, Inc. has renewed their lease of 1,360 square feet. This is the fourth lease renewal at Venture Corporate Center for the environmental and engineering services firm. Mitch Hertz with Cushman & Wakefield of California co-brokered the deal representing the tenant.  The firm specializes in environmental due diligence and engineering, energy consulting, site investigation and remediation, industrial hygiene, and construction management. Founded in 1992, and based in the San Francisco Bay Area with 20 offices across the United States, AEI Consultants has been recognized as one of the nation’s fastest-growing environmental firms.

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

Congratulations to Our 4 BOMA Miami Dade TOBY Award Winners!

The 2015 BOMA MIAMI-DADE TOBYs, at the Trump Doral Resort, was an event to remember, amazing nominees, from buildings to individuals. Congratulations to all! Taylor & Mathis had four nominations and four wins! Congratulations to Property Managers Peter Romero, Lisa Mitchell and their staffs on this incredible accomplishment!

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BUILDING AWARDS

Under 100,000 category: 404 Washington – 8x Award Winner!Havana Nights

Property Manager: Peter Romero
Management Company: Taylor & Mathis
Owner: Dominion Partners
Engineer: Ismael Henriquez
Square Feet: 59,850 sq feet

100 – 249,999 category: 355 ALHAMBRA – 8x Award Winner!

Property Manager: Lisa Mitchell
Management Company: Taylor & Mathis
Owner: CPT 355 Alhambra Circle LLC
Engineer: Sucre Reyes
Square Feet: 222,884 sq feet

Corporate: 6505 Waterford – 6x Award Winner!

Property Manager: Peter Romero
Management CompanSuburban Low Rise:  6100 Waterfordy: Taylor & Mathis of Florida

Owner: Metropolitan Life Real Estate Investments
Engineer: Javier Castro
Square Feet: 167,228 sq feet

Suburban Low Rise:  6100 & 6303 Waterford – 8x Award Winner!

Property Manager: Peter Romero
Management Company: Taylor & Mathis of Florida
Owner: Metropolitan Life Real Estate Investments
Engineer: Rafael Lopez (6100) and Carlos Padilla (6303)
Square Feet: 327,407 sq feet

 

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.