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.”

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.

 

 

New Management Assignment – Miramar Centre II

MC II 3501 PhotoWells Core REIT has appointed Taylor & Mathis of Florida to manage Miramar Center II, the 96,000 square-foot, Class-A office building it owns in Miramar, Florida. The building is 100% leased to Humana Medical Plan, one of the core operating entities of Humana Inc. Humana is the nation’s second-largest provider of Medicare benefits and the fourth-largest U.S. health insurer based on revenue. Humana Medical Plan, which has occupied the property since it was completed in 2001, uses Miramar Centre II as executive office and back-office space.  Director of Operations Marlene Diaz will oversee management responsibilities with  Michael Wilkie serving as Senior Property Manager.Site Plan 3501

With the addition of Miramar Centre II to the management portfolio, Taylor & Mathis now manages all three buildings at the Miramar Centre Corporate Park. Taylor & Mathis’ Donna Korn and Jennifer Gemma handle leasing responsibilities for MetLife’s Miramar Center I & III.  Miramar Centre I is also 100% leased and Miramar Centre III has 7,700 square feet available for lease in two suites.

The property is conveniently located by I-75 and Florida’s Turnpike. It is nearly equidistant to the Fort Lauderdale and Miami central business districts, as well as the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Miami International Airports.