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.

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.”

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.

 

Broward Team Secures 37,528 Square Feet in Leases at MetLife Properties

Broward Leasing Team 2Taylor & Mathis of Florida’s Broward leasing team has executed six office leases totaling 37,528 square feet at three MetLife properties in the third quarter.  “Summer leasing activity has been unusually brisk this year; a sign of the improving economy,” according to T&M Director of Leasing Donna Korn.

Donna Korn and Jennifer Gemma of Taylor & Mathis brokered the following office lease transactions in Broward County on behalf of landlord MetLife including 21,831 square feet leased at Huntington Centre and 11,381 square feet at Miramar Centre in Miramar plus 3,866 square feet at Venture Corporate Center, Hollywood.

Huntington Centre, Miramar Florida

  • Office of the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for the Southern District of Florida | Miami-Dade Division signed a 10,039 square foot renewal and expansion.
  • Nordyne International, Inc., offering industry-leading HVAC brands, products, training and programs, leased 7,644 square feet. The deal was co-brokered by Daniel Cook of Cook Commercial Realty, Inc. representing the tenant.
  • Payroll Experts, LLC leased 3,532 square feet. The deal was co-brokered by Sal Bonsignore of Colliers International representing the tenant.
  • Green Cross Home Care Services, Inc. signed a renewal of 616 square feet

Miramar Centre, Miramar Florida

  • Humana Medical Plan, Inc. signed a renewal of 11,381 square feet. MetLife owns two buildings at Miramar Center with this deal keeping the 3401 building at 100% occupancy. The deal was co-brokered by Leigh Anne Johnson of DTZ representing the tenant.

Venture Corporate Center, Hollywood Florida

  • Enclos Corp. leased 3,866 square feet.  The deal was co-brokered by Zachary Talbot and Rick Miller of DTZ representing the tenant. Enclos, a facade engineering and curtain wall design company, is one of the largest specialty design-build contractors in the United States.

First Quarter Leasing Exceeds 63,000 SF for Taylor & Mathis Broward Team

image001Taylor & Mathis of Florida’s Broward leasing team has executed 63,673 square feet of leases in the first quarter of 2014. “After years of company downsizing and consolidation, we are seeing significant interest in expansions as well as a move to upgraded office space,” according to T&M Director of Leasing Donna Korn.  “In the first quarter alone we have completed 43,691 square feet of lease expansions and renewals and nearly 20,000 square feet of new deals.”  Last year Taylor & Mathis leased nearly 180,000 square feet of office space throughout their Broward County portfolio.

Donna Korn and Jennifer Gemma of Taylor & Mathis brokered the following office lease transactions in Broward County on behalf of the building landlords including 20,216 and 18,888 square feet leased at MetLife’s Miramar Center and Venture Corporate Center and 24, 569 square feet leased at Brookdale Realty’s Corporate Center in Sawgrass Corporate Park.

·ROW Management, Ltd. will relocate their offices from Miramar to 10,624 square feet at Brookdale Realty’s Corporate Centre I in Sawgrass Corporate Park.  Ryan Nunes and Scott Allen of CBRE co-brokered the deal.  ROW is responsible for sales, marketing, operations and administration of The World, the largest, privately owned residential yacht on earth. “We are extremely pleased with the high level of service provided to us by the Taylor & Mathis team,” said ROW’s President & CEO Tom McAlpin. “They have done a fine job of accommodating our requirements in a professional and timely manner. The building and surrounding area meets our needs and we are looking forward to our move this summer.”

·Lockton Companies, LLC, the world’s largest privately owned insurance brokerage firm, signed a 12,317 square foot renewal at MetLife’s Miramar Centre in Miramar, Florida.  The deal was co-brokered by Alexander Brown and Charlie Barton of CRESA.

·Interim Healthcare, Inc. signed a renewal and expansion of 12,486 square feet for their corporate headquarters at Brookdale Realty’s Corporate Centre III in Sawgrass Corporate Park.  Ryan Rosalsky of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank co-brokered the deal on behalf of the national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing companies.

·NV5, Inc. signed a renewal and expansion of 11,776 square feet for their corporate headquarters at MetLife’s Venture Corporate Center in Hollywood, Florida.   The firm nearly doubled the size of their offices with a 7,166 square foot expansion.  NV5 Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions to public and private sector clients in the infrastructure, energy, construction, real estate and environmental markets.

·South Florida Regional Planning Council, a planning and public policy agency, renewed their lease of 7,112 square feet at MetLife’s Venture Corporate Center in Hollywood, Florida.

·Network specialist Ciena Communications, Inc. will relocate from Doral to 6,237 square feet at MetLife’s Miramar Centre in Miramar, Florida.  The deal was co-brokered by Ryan Ackerman of CBRE.

·HSDI Technology, Inc., a human resources consulting and staffing service, signed a 1,662 square foot lease at MetLife’s Miramar Centre in Miramar, Florida.

·Global provider of integrated communications, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company signed a 1,459 square feet at Brookdale Realty’s Corporate Centre I in Sawgrass Corporate Park.  Ryan Nunes and Scott Allen of CBRE co-brokered the deal.

Broward Leasing Team Closes Out 2013 with 3 Deals Totaling 23,571 Square Feet

Taylor & Mathis of Florida’s Broward leasing team led by Donna Korn closed out 2013 with three new deals totaling 23,571 square feet.   Donna Korn and Jennifer Gemma of Taylor & Mathis brokered the following lease transactions on behalf of the landlords.  Taylor & Mathis, the exclusive leasing agent for these properties ended the year with nearly 180,000 square feet of leases throughout their Broward County portfolio.

  • Long term tenant, Amcor Rigid Plastics USA, Inc., signed a 15,706 square foot renewal and expansion at MetLife’s Huntington Centre in Miramar, Florida.  The deal was co-brokered by Elizabeth Santos of Sime Realty Corporation who represented Amcor.  The firm is a leading supplier of consumer-driven rigid plastic packaging for the world’s most popular brands in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and personal / homecare industries.  For more information visit www.amcor.com
  • PointOne Holdings, a Real Estate Investment Group with offices in Hollywood, FL and Atlanta, GA, leased 2,766 square feet at MetLife’s Venture Corporate Center in Hollywood, FL.   The deal was co-brokered by Adam Starr of Brenner Real Estate Group. PointOne Holdings is an investment and operating platform which presently owns and manages a diversified portfolio of residential, commercial and hospitality assets with a value of more than $150 million.   For more information, visit www.pointoneholdings.com
  • Synechron Inc expanded their offices leasing 5,099 square feet at UBS Realty Investor’s Corporate Centre II in Sawgrass.  Chris Constant & Chris Smith of Cushman & Wakefield of Florida, Inc. co-brokered the deal on behalf of the software company.  For more information visit www.synechron.com

Hormel Food Sales & Brown and Caldwell Sign Leases at Sawgrass International Corporate Park

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Taylor & Mathis has signed two companies to leases at properties owned by The Brookdale Group in Sawgrass International Corporate Park.

Hormel Food Sales, LLC (www.hormel.com) has leased 2,598 square feet at Corporate Center I. The deal was co-brokered by Donna Korn of Taylor & Mathis and David Brown of Brown Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC.

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Brown and Caldwell (www.brownandcaldwell.com), an environmental engineering consulting firm, signed a 2,562 square foot lease at International Place I.  The deal was co-brokered by Donna Korn and Jennifer Patterson of Taylor & Mathis and A.J. Belt of CBRE.

Sawgrass International Corporate Park is 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 Center I, II & III, International Place I and Sawgrass Plaza.

 


Jennifer Patterson Joins Broward County Leasing Team

Jennifer PattersonAs the office market recovery continues, Taylor & Mathis of Florida has augmented their Broward County leasing team with the addition of Jennifer Patterson.  Jennifer will work with Director of Leasing Donna Korn in leasing a 1.1 million square foot office portfolio.

Patterson will leverage her strong financial background and asset management experience in the negotiation of leases for Taylor & Mathis’ institutional clients. “With a strong increase in leasing activity we needed an experienced leasing associate who can hit the ground running,” stated Korn.  “With her asset management and financial background she brings a unique skill set to negotiate and close deals that brings value to our clients.”

The Broward County leasing team portfolio includes:

  • Sawgrass Plaza, International Place I, Corporate Centre I & III, Sunrise on behalf of The Brookdale Group
  • Corporate Centre II, Sunrise on behalf of USB Realty Investors
  • Miramar Centre I & III , Miramar on behalf of MetLife
  • Huntington Centre I & II, Miramar on behalf of MetLife
  • Venture Corporate Center I, II & III, Hollywood on behalf of MetLife

A CPA, Patterson has served as Vice President of Asset Management for New Boston Fund where she negotiated over 300,000 square feet of leases and as Asset Manager with Cushman & Wakefield negotiating over 700,000 square feet of leases.  Her experience includes financial, leasing, operational and capital objectives of office properties throughout the Southeast.

T&M Garners CoStar Power Awards

CoStar Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 CoStar Power Broker Awards! Each year, CoStar Group recognizes the top commercial real estate brokerage firms and brokers with the prestigious Power Broker Awards.As the largest professional research organization serving the commercial real estate industry, CoStar is uniquely positioned to track transactions and identify the top players across the U.S. Every year, CoStar tallies the commercial real estate sales and lease transactions that closed during the previous year then presents awards to the firms and individuals who achieved the highest volume of sales and leases in over 90 markets across the country.

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Lisa Ross
Top Industrial Leasing Broker
Tampa Bay

 

 

Donna Korn

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Top Office Leasing Broker
Broward County

 

 

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