Lots of Leasing Activity at our Tampa Industrial Properties

Our industrial leasing team – Lisa Ross and Monica Ziff Verville –  has been busy leasing up our industrial portfolio. Special thanks to co-brokers Kostas Stoilas, David Aleksy and Scott Altieri!
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ABILITY Network Inc. Leases 11,720 Square Feet at One MetroCenter – MetWest International

OMC DuskABILITY Network Inc. has leased 11,720 square feet at MetWest International in Tampa’s Westshore Business District.   The healthcare technology company will be consolidating two Tampa offices when it moves its 75 employees to One MetroCenter in September.  The lease negotiated by Taylor & Mathis Director of Leasing, Angela Odell and co-broker David Green of Jones Lang LaSalle, comes on the heels of AECOM Technology Corporation leasing 7,054 square feet at the Class A office building.  “With the completion of these two deals, One MetroCenter is 92 percent leased,” stated Odell.

Ken Ernsting, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at ABILITY Network Inc. stated, “The greater Tampa Bay area has provided our company with access to a strong and innovative workforce that helped us achieve rapid business growth.  We look forward to continued expansion in the Tampa Bay region as we build on past successes.”

“By welcoming IVANS to the ABILITY Network, we’ve brought together two of the best teams in healthcare. Our expanded resources and capabilities continue to enable our providers and payers to better manage the administrative complexities of healthcare, ultimately helping us elevate the healthcare conversation and further improve the delivery of patient care. We’re thrilled with our success in Tampa and remain confident that it is a great business environment for ABILITY,” said ABILITY CEO, Mark Briggs.

About ABILITY® Network Inc.

ABILITY Network is a leading healthcare technology company, trusted for over a decade by thousands of hospitals, home health care agencies, hospices, skilled nursing facilities, DME providers and physicians to provide secure and reliable connections to Medicare and other payers and for a broad suite of innovative products and services that help manage the administrative complexities of healthcare. ABILITY is elevating the healthcare conversation, bringing about meaningful change by ultimately improving the patient experience and helping providers focus on what is most important: providing the best possible care to each patient in every community across our country. To learn more please visit www.abilitynetwork.com or follow on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook.

About MetWest International

MetWest International is an award-winning, mixed-use center developed by MetLife. Located across from Tampa International Airport and International Plaza in the Westshore Business District, MetWest International includes One MetroCenter, the Gold LEED Certified MetWest One and MetWest Two.  A third office building will be started as demand dictates.  Three well-known restaurants, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Kona Grill and Texas de Brazil, have located their first Tampa locations in the project’s retail village.  When complete, the pedestrian-friendly, urban-oriented development is expected to include:

  • Nearly one million square feet of Class A office space
  • 74,200 square foot retail village
  • 260 room full-service upscale hotel
  • 254 residential units

The project has received four “Best of the Best” NAIOP awards, including Outstanding Green Building/Project, Outstanding Office Building (MetWest One) and Outstanding Retail Building. Additionally, Taylor & Mathis was awarded Developer of the Year for its role in developing the mixed-use project. Taylor & Mathis serves as the development manager for the project and handles office leasing and management responsibilities.

Other awards include The United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Outstanding Project of the Year (MetWest One), The Greater Tampa Bay chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Office Building of the Year and the BOMA 360 Performance Building designation (One MetroCenter). Both MetWest One and One MetroCenter have achieved EPA Energy Star ratings. In addition, MetWest Two has been designed for LEED Certification by the US Green Building Council.

ARCA Capital Investments Signs Lease at Wells Fargo Center Miami

M2_E_NV_CIMG_8702Wells Fargo Center has captured its fifth tenant this year with ARCA Capital Investments, Inc., signing a 4,418 square foot lease at the downtown Miami office tower.  Taylor & Mathis reports year-to-date leasing activity at the building has exceeded 50,000 square feet.

“Interest in Wells Fargo Center has come from a diverse corporate base,” stated Taylor & Mathis’s Brian Gale, who spearheads leasing efforts for owner MetLife.  “This year we’ve leased space to a financial services firm, law firm, business school and two real estate firms – a high-end executive suite operation and a top brokerage firm.” 

Andrew Easton of Jones Lang LaSalle negotiated the lease transaction on behalf of ARCA, a wealth management financial services firm, which is relocating to downtown Miami from Miami Beach.  Ryan Holtzman of Taylor & Mathis represented MetLife.

“ARCA Capital Investments chose Wells Fargo Center as the permanent location of our offices.  We regard Wells Fargo Center as the premier office space for South Florida, and it provides the most value for the applicable lease rates.  The amenities of the office building and the adjacent JW Marriott Marquis are truly exceptional. The location, facilities and staff of both the office building and the hotel dovetail nicely with our desire to provide concierge service to the Ultra High Net Worth clients,” said Indra Campbell, President & CEO ARCA Capital Investments.

Wells Fargo Center is a 750,000 square foot Class A office tower located downtown one city block off Interstate 95 and south of the Brickell Bridge.  It is home to some of the most prominent and respected companies in the country, including Wells Fargo Bank, Greenberg, Traurig, Deloitte, McDermott, Will & Emery and Littler Mendelson PA.  The office building shares a site with the first of its kind JW Marriott Marquis hotel and the first Hotel Beaux Arts, a new hotel of Marriott International luxury group.  Tenants benefit from the five-star amenities of the hotel, which include dining, conference facilities, an entertainment complex, fitness center, salon and spa, and the Jim McLean Golf School.  For more information, visit http://www.wellsfargocentermiami.com

Regus Business Centers & Manchester Business School Moving to Wells Fargo Center Miami

M2_E_NV_CIMG_8702Leasing Momentum Continues at Wells Fargo Center Miami -Regus Business Centers & Manchester Business School Lease 21,370 Square Feet

Wells Fargo Center is on a roll…..Less than a month after Taylor & Mathis announced Littler Mendelson & Studley had signed leases for 25,000 square feet, two more tenants have signed leases at Wells Fargo Center in downtown Miami. Regus Business Centers and Manchester Business School America, Inc. have signed long term leases for 16,951 and 4,419 square feet, respectively, for a combined value of over $12 million.

“For the second time this year a leading commercial real estate firm has chosen to relocate their offices to Wells Fargo Center,” stated Taylor & Mathis’s Brian Gale, who spearheads leasing efforts for owner MetLife. “We can’t think of a better testament to our assertion that Wells Fargo Center is the highest end option for office space in downtown Miami.”

Keith Edelman and Scott Goldstein of Jones Lang LaSalle co-brokered the transaction representing Regus Business Centers, the world’s largest provider of flexible workspaces.

Lance Healy of Healy Commercial Real Estate negotiated the lease transaction on behalf of Manchester Business School, which is relocating to Wells Fargo Center from Wachovia Financial Center at 200 South Brickell. Ryan Holtzman of Taylor & Mathis represented MetLife.

Wells Fargo Center is a 750,000 square foot Class A office tower located downtown one city block off Interstate 95 just south of the Brickell Bridge. It is home to some of the most prominent and respected companies in the country, including Wells Fargo Bank; Greenberg, Traurig; Deloitte; McDermott, Will & Emery; Littler Mendelson PA. The office building shares a site with the first of its kind JW Marriott Marquis hotel and the first Hotel Beaux Arts, the new super luxury hotel of Marriott International luxury group. Tenants benefit from the five-star amenities of the hotel, which include dining, conference facilities, an entertainment complex, fitness center, salon and spa and the Jim McLean Golf School. For more information, visit http://www.wellsfargocentermiami.com

Andrew Trench Closes Two Deals at 777 Brickell

777 BrickellLeasing Director Andrew Trench has closed two deals at 777 Brickell in Miami’s Brickell Financial District for 10,255 square feet.  Saglo Development Corporation, represented by Grant Killingsworth of Jones Lang LaSalle, leased 3,022 square feet while Everest Reinsurance, represented by Ryan Ackerman of CBRE, signed an expansion and renewal for 7,233 square feet.

Leasing Activity at MetWest International Continues to Gain Momentum

ASPire Expands by 11,416 Sq Ft, Marcus & Millichap, Stifel and Nationwide Ventures, LLC to Relocate to MetWest

Leasing activity at MetWest International, MetLife’s mixed-use development located in Tampa’s Westshore Business District, continues to gain momentum with over 57,000 square feet of leases in the third and fourth quarter of 2012.  Taylor & Mathis Managing Director of Leasing Angela Odell completed five leasing transactions on behalf of owner MetLife.  These recent transactions combined bring One MetroCenter and MetWest One to 85% and 88% leased respectively.  The third office building, MetWest Two, is 100% leased as a build-to-suit for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Some of the recent leasing transactions include:

At One MetroCenter

Less than two years after moving to One MetroCenter ASPire Financial Services, an interactive web Application Service Provider (ASP) agency for the retirement plan industry, has doubled their office space leasing an additional 11,416 square feet.  The firm now leases 21,679 square feet.  KC Tenukas and Lara Sieder of CLW Real Estate Services Group represented ASPire in the negotiations.  http://www.aspirefinserv.com/

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company has leased 2,046 square feet.  The brokerage and investment banking firm will relocate to One MetroCenter in January. The deal was co-brokered by Jay Stewart (Chicago) and Lisa Coulter (Tampa) of Cushman & Wakefield.  www.stifel.com

Nationwide Ventures, LLC, a search engine marketing agency, moved to One MetroCenter in October signing a lease for 1,691 square feet.  The deal was co-brokered by Jeff Lanning of Cushman & Wakefield.

www.nation-wideventures.com

At MetWest One

Marcus & Millichap has signed a new lease for 8,828 square feet.  The commercial real estate investment services firm will relocate their offices from Rocky Point to MetWest International in February. The deal was co-brokered by Brent Miller with Jones Lang LaSalle.  According to Miller, Marcus & Millichap decided to relocate from their current location of over 15 years based not only on a superior location, but more importantly the quality of the office park and the proximity to amenities within and surrounding the MetWest development. Marcus & Millichap in their 60+ offices throughout the country leases top tier office spaces in an attempt to attract and retain top tier professionals. Jones Lang LaSalle and Marcus & Millichap’s corporate real estate executives thoroughly surveyed the entire Tampa market and kept coming back to MetWest.  http://www.marcusmillichap.com

About MetWest International

MetWest International is an award winning, mixed-use center developed by MetLife. Located across from Tampa International Airport and International Plaza in the Westshore Business District, MetWest International includes One MetroCenter, the Gold LEED Certified MetWest One and MetWest Two.  A third office building will be started as demand dictates.  Two well known restaurants, Kona Grill and Texas de Brazil, have located their first Tampa locations in the project’s retail village with a third Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant scheduled to open early next year.  When complete, the pedestrian-friendly, urban-oriented development and is expected to include:

  • Nearly one million square feet of Class A office space
  • 74,200 square foot retail village
  • 260 room full-service upscale hotel
  • 254 residential units

The project has received four Best of the Best NAIOP awards, including Outstanding Green Building/Project,OutstandingOfficeBuilding(MetWest One) and Outstanding Retail Building. Additionally, Taylor & Mathis was awarded Developer of the Year for their role in developing the mixed-use project. Taylor & Mathis serves as the development manager for the project and handles office leasing and management responsibilities.

Other awards include The United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Outstanding Project of the Year (MetWest One), The Greater Tampa Bay chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)OfficeBuildingof the Year and the BOMA 360 Performance Building designation (One MetroCenter). Both MetWest One and One MetroCenter have achieved EPA Energy Star ratings. In addition, MetWest Two has been designed for LEED Certification by the US Green Building Council.