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.

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

 

BOMA’S SOUTHERN REGION BUILDING OF THE YEAR, 355 ALHAMBRA, AWARDED USGBC LEED RECERTIFICATION

AL_E_BV_5G3A3055FFTaylor & Mathis of Florida and AEW Capital Management, L.P. announced today that 355 Alhambra located in downtown Coral Gables received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Recertification, the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) leading-edge system for designing and constructing a sustainable, energy-efficient and high-performance building.  Green building strategies offer tangible ways for companies to improve their work environment and minimize their environmental impact while strengthening the bottom line.

355 Alhambra is owned by AEW Capital Management (AEW) on behalf of one of its institutional clients and is managed by Taylor & Mathis of Florida.  The property 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 has very strong ownership in AEW, a firm that is committed to the community, the environment and to maintaining its properties at their optimum level of performance,” stated Taylor & Mathis Director of Operations, Marlene Diaz.  “Lisa Mitchell, the property manager at 355 along with her staff, have been able to achieve with these goals and objectives and their commitment to excellence has surpassed expectations.  Achieving the LEED Recertification was of no surprise to those that are familiar with the ownership, and staff of this location, as they are an amazing group of professionals and an example to the commercial real-estate sector.  This will be added to their long list of recognitions and achievements.”

Environmental features that led to the 16-story, 224,000-square-foot Class A office building’s recertification included:

– Energy Conservation:  Energy Star rating of 91 (highest score is 100).  The building’s high energy efficiency is due to the installation of a state of the art Building Automation System that controls its HVAC system and lighting; occupancy sensors installed in restrooms and interior equipment rooms eliminate the need for lighting in unoccupied areas; energy efficient lighting is installed throughout the building; variable frequency drives installed on equipment motors reduce electricity usage; CO2 sensors installed on air conditioning equipment maximize fresh air intake while reducing the need to cool non-essential outside air.

– Water Conservation:  Indoor water usage has been reduced by 30% by the installation of sink aerators and low flow restroom fixtures, and landscaping water usage has been reduced by 75% by the installation of a low volume irrigation system, rain gauge moisture sensors, and the installation of native and adaptive plans that require minimal watering.

– Waste Reduction:  A comprehensive recycling system that collects office paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, light bulbs and ballasts, batteries, and durable goods such as computers and office equipment.  Construction debris is also recycled.  95% of the building’s waste is being diverted from landfills.

– Green Cleaning and Pest Control:  Use of safe and eco-friendly cleaning products; use of recycled paper products in restrooms, and the Integrated Pest Management Policy reduces the need for pesticides inside the building and on exterior landscaping.

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

 

Renewals & Expansions Drive Leasing Success at 355 Alhambra

66,104 Square Feet Leased

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Taylor & Mathis of Florida has renewed and/or expanded 53,853 square feet of leases at 355 Alhambra, a landmark office building in Coral Gables. An additional 12,251 square feet was leased to Bank of America in a new deal.

The award-winning 355 Alhambra, last 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 Taylor & Mathis of Florida.  The Taylor & Mathis’ Miami leasing team of Brian Gale, Ryan Holtzman, Andrew Trench and Jeannette Mendoza brokered the deals on behalf of the owner.

 

Recent deals totaling 66,104 square feet include:

  • Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. – Extension – 28,844 RSF – Co-brokered by Javier Osuna of Lincoln Harris
  • Bank of America, N.A. – 12,251 RSF – New – Co-brokered by Javier Osuna of Lincoln Harris
  • Marquis Bank – 12,231 SF Renewal & Expansion (4,803 RSF – Expansion – 7,428 RSF – Renewal) – Co-brokered by Barbara Liberatore Black of Cresa
  • RBB Public Relations, LLC – 6,564 RSF – Renewal – Co-brokered by Adriana J. Rosillo of Flagler Real Estate Services
  • Genesis Investment Advisors LLC. – 5,371 RSF – Renewal – Co-brokered by David Steinfeld of JLL
  • Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. – 843 RSF – Expansion – Co-brokered by Matthew Cheezem of Cresa

Located at the center of the Coral Gables business district, this landmark, 16-story, 224,000-square-foot Class A office building is home to nationally-known tenants such as Merrill Lynch, Chase Bank, and Kraft Foods.  The building is GOLD LEED certified. For more information visit www.355alhambra.com.

About AEW Capital Management, L.P.

Founded in 1981, AEW Capital Management, L.P. (AEW) provides real estate investment management services to investors worldwide. One of the world’s leading real estate investment advisors, AEW and its affiliates manage over $33 billion of capital invested in $47 billion of property and securities in North America, Europe and Asia (as of December 31, 2011). Grounded in research and experienced in the complexities of the real estate and capital markets, AEW actively manages portfolios in both the public and private property markets and across the risk/return spectrum. AEW and its affiliates have offices in Boston, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as additional offices in nine European cities. For more information please visit www.aew.com.

 

For further information please contact:

Brian Gale, Taylor & Mathis

(305) 476-8880

bgale@taylormathis.com

 

 

355 Alhambra Hosts Broker Lunch & Renovation Preview

Taylor & Mathis and AEW welcomed South Florida Brokers to a lunch at 355 Alhambra where they debuted a broker incentive program and the recently completed building renovations. The broker who signs the largest new tenant lease with a minimum of 10,000 RSF between January and June of 2014 will win a 7 day Western Mediterranean Cruise!

It’s On to BOMA Internationals for 355 Alhambra

355 Alhambra Wins Regional Award

Photo Exterior 355 AlhambraCORAL GABLES, FL –  355 Alhambra was named the Outstanding Office Building of the Year in the 100,000 to 249,999 square foot category at last month’s Southern Regional TOBY Awards by the  Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).  The office building won the local Miami-Dade chapter award earlier this year and will compete for the international award this June in San Diego.

355 Alhambra is owned by AEW Capital Management (AEW) on behalf of AEW Core Property Trust, the firm’s core open-end fund and is leased and managed by Taylor & Mathis of Florida, BOMA Miami-Dade’s Property Management Company of the Year.

“This award was especially meaningful as it was given by industry peers with a thorough understanding of property management,” stated Dan Bradley, Portfolio Manager “AEW has a long history of investing in Southeast Florida and partnering with outstanding companies like Taylor & Mathis.”

“355 Alhambra has very strong ownership in AEW.  They are committed to an environmentally responsible approach to property stewardship and the sustainability of the commercial property it owns on behalf of its clients” stated Taylor & Mathis Director of Operations, Marlene Diaz.  “Property manager Lisa Mitchell and her staff are committed to excellence leaving no detail unnoticed. They are an amazing group of professionals and an example to the commercial real-estate sector.  Achieving the Regional TOBY was no surprise to those familiar with 355 Alhambra’s ownership and staff.”

Located at the center of the Coral Gables business district, the landmark, 16-story, 224,000-square-foot Class A office building is home to nationally-known tenants Merrill Lynch, Chase Bank, and Kraft Foods.  Its tenants provide the community with approximately 500 jobs. 355 Alhambra aims for a high level of tenant satisfaction by providing excellent amenities and customer service, including several tenant appreciation and education events each year. The building is GOLD LEED certified and fully ADA compliant with the most technologically advanced life safety systems available today.  For more information on the building visit www.355alhambra.com.

About BOMA Southern Region

As one of the most active regions in BOMA International, BOMA Southern Region has utilized its position to provide leadership opportunities to local members and training to TOBY winners to improve and capitalize on the abundance of intellectual property that resides in its Southern Region members. BOMA Southern Region has provided commercial real estate with a forum to discuss, educate and advocate issues in the southern United States for almost 90 years. With 17 local associations and one state organization represented within the 9 states and 3,000 members, BOMA Southern Region has become a rich tapestry of the history of commercial real estate in the South. On the Web at www.bomasrc.org.

About AEW Capital Management, L.P.

Founded in 1981, AEW Capital Management, L.P. (AEW) provides real estate investment management services to investors worldwide. One of the world’s leading real estate investment advisors, AEW and its affiliates manage over $34 billion of capital invested in $48.2 billion of property and securities in North America, Europe and Asia (as of December 31, 2012). Grounded in research and experienced in the complexities of the real estate and capital markets, AEW actively manages portfolios in both the public and private property markets and across the risk/return spectrum. AEW and its affiliates have offices in Boston, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as additional offices in eight European cities.  For more information please visit www.aew.com.

TAYLOR & MATHIS OF FLORIDA GARNERS SEVEN TOBY AWARDS INCLUDING PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR AT THE 25TH ANNUAL BOMA MIAMI-DADE TOBY AWARDS

Taylor & Mathis of Florida has garnered seven TOBY (The Office Building of the Year) awards from the Miami-Dade chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). The organization held its 25th annual award program January 11th at The Biltmore in Coral Gables. “We are so proud of our exceptional staff. Their commitment to the T&M Family and unified efforts of achieving excellence was noted by the judges as exceptional and rarely seen in our industry. This was the determining factor in their decision to name Taylor & Mathis as the Management Company of the Year. ” stated T&M Director of Operations, Marlene Diaz.

Among the seven awards received by Taylor & Mathis are
• Property Management Company of the Year
• Peter Romero, Senior Property Manager-Waterford at Blue Lagoon -Principal Member of the Year
• Milly Pinero -Assistant Property Manager of the Year/ 5+years
Building of the Year Awards:
• 550 Biltmore, Coral Gables – Renovated. Renovations for which the award was received included lobby renovations as well as mechanical and HVAC systems.
• 6100/6303 Waterford -Suburban Office Low Rise
• 6505 Waterford – Corporate Facility
• 355 Alhambra, Coral Gables – 100,000 to 249,999 Square Foot Building

The TOBY Awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive programs of their kind in the commercial real estate industry recognizing quality in office buildings and rewarding excellence in office building management. During the competition, all facets of a building’s operations are thoroughly evaluated. Buildings are judged on everything from community involvement and site management to environmental and “green” policies and procedures.

These BOMA awards come on the heels of Taylor & Mathis of Florida’s Tampa office garnering two Best of the Best Awards from the Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). Taylor & Mathis earned Best Developer honors for a second time for their role in the development of MetWest International on behalf of owner MetLife while the development was named Best Mixed-Use Project. NAIOP is a leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial and mixed-use real estate.