Andrew & Brian Snag Largest Office Deal in Doral

9250 DoralUnivision Leases 40,000 SF at 9250 Doral – Largest New Office Deal in Miami’s Airport West/Doral Market

Univision, an American Spanish language broadcast television network, has signed the largest new office lease this year in the Airport West/Doral market.  The firm leased 40,000 square feet at 9250 Doral. The 12-year, $14 million deal was brokered by Brian Gale and Andrew Trench of Taylor & Mathis representing the owner Delma and co-brokers Mitchell Millowitz and Lance Benson of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank representing Univision.  Univision, who owns and fully occupies a building right across the street, is expanding their offices to 9250 Doral.

Just two years ago 9250 Doral, an outdated 1980s office building was completely vacant.  Taylor & Mathis of Florida has successfully overseen the building’s turnaround filling 88% of the office space in four deals valued at $33 million, since the building’s conversion and multi-million dollar renovation. In that time 145,000 square feet of leases have been completed with Univision; Prestige Health Choice leasing 50,000 square feet; West Coast University 45,000 square feet; and Tracfone 10,000 square feet. 

The former single tenant building recently underwent a multimillion dollar renovation by owner Delma Properties to convert the property to a multi-tenant office building.  The quality of the new interior finishes makes it feel like a brand new building.  It has great ceiling height and an excellent window line.  Two years ago, 9250 Doral’s single tenant occupant, Amadeus North America, moved out and the building became 100% vacant.  Delma Properties took the Class B building and gave it a modern, Class A renovation. “Tenants are getting a great value,” said Gale. “They love the modern renovation, the Doral location and the building’s large 50,000 square foot floor plates.”

The building’s unique design incorporating three pods with near-360 views, offers multiple tenants the ability to occupy “corner” offices. It offers 50,000 square-foot floor plates in an easy-access location, just minutes from Florida’s Turnpike on Doral’s main east-west throughway. The views of the iconic Doral Golf Resort and Spa just across the street are unparalleled. Located just a mile from Doral’s mixed-use city center, it is ideally positioned for business owners who appreciate the live-work concept. With the views of Doral golf course and the City Center just a mile away, the building is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the best of Doral. It is right in the middle of everything.  The 9250 Doral building, located at 9250 N.W. 36th Street, comprises 187,000 square feet of space with floor-to-ceiling views and reflective glass exterior.

 

One Biscayne Tower Views Drive 75,000+ SF of Renewals & Expansions

One Biscayne Tower - Exterior - Side ShotLaw firm renewals & expansions are driving recent leasing activity at One Biscayne Tower, a building that has seen over 100,000 square feet of leasing this year.  Three law firms have signed renewals and expansions totaling nearly 55,000 square feet with an additional 21,000 square foot renewal & expansion signed by French container transportation and shipping company CMA CGM.  Brian Gale and Ryan Holtzman of Taylor & Mathis brokered the four deals valued at $42 million, on behalf of the building owner.

The largest of these transactions is the 10 year renewal by statewide law firm, Broad & Cassel. The firm renewed their lease of 26,000 square feet on the 21st floor.  Even though many buildings tried courting them, their views from One Biscayne Tower couldn’t be beat.  The deal was co-brokered by Richard Linevsky of NAI Miami.

“Broad & Cassel was one of the first new tenants we brought to the building over 10 years ago,” said Taylor & Mathis Principal Brian Gale.  “We were hired to lease One Biscayne Tower as new buildings were being built which were poaching tenants from existing buildings. When we first signed Broad & Cassel it really helped solidify the building’s image, which turned around the leasing momentum. From there we signed several more law firm leases. Ten years later, we are renewing those same tenants. These renewals are testaments to the quality of the building, its ownership and of course those panoramic and unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay.”

One Biscayne View-2x11

 

The views were also key in securing the CMA CGM renewal and expansion. The world’s third largest container company has space overlooking the Port of Miami. “They can actually see their cargo ships, with their products and crates from their offices,” said Gale. With an expansion of 7,000 square feet, the firm now leases 21,000 square feet at One Biscayne Tower. The deal was co-brokered by Chris Coots and Didier Choukroun of Flagler Investment Property Group.

Jackson Lewis, one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, signed a 22,800 square foot renewal and expansion. The deal includes a 4,300 square foot expansion to their 18,500 square foot offices on the 35th floor. The deal was co-brokered by Chris Coots of Flagler Investment Property Group.

The law firm of Pathman Lewis, LLP renewed their lease of 10,200 square feet. The deal was co-brokered by Barbara Liberatore and Matt Cheezem of CRESA.

Earlier this year Synergy Workspaces entered the Miami market leasing 26,144 square feet, a full floor, at the building.

“One Biscayne Tower has strong Ownership, efficient floor plates with terrific window line and incredible views” said Taylor & Mathis Leasing Director Ryan Holtzman.  “With Bayfront Park located directory to the east, One Biscayne has endless ocean views that will never be obstructed. Our tenants love the fact that they are within walking distance to some of the best restaurants and hotels in the City in the fastest growing area in Miami.”

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 the interior of a brand new building,” stated Brian Gale, Taylor & Mathis Principal. 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.

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

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!

metwest broker eblast header

 

MetWest One

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

and

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

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

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

One MetroCenter Tampa Earns Gold LEED Certification

We are proud to announce that One MetroCenter at MetWest International has joined MetWest One in earning the Gold LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Both office buildings are located within Tampa’s Westshore Business District.

Gold LEED certification identifies One MetroCenter at MetWest International as a showcase example of sustainable design and demonstrates leadership in transforming the building industry.”   — Richard Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chairman U.S. Green Building Council

One MetroCenter Earns Gold LEED Certification

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

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
DSC_0258
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.