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!

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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

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

Snoopy – The Next Southeastern Guide Dog?

Meet Superhero Subie - Puppy Raiser Jen's Newest Southeastern Guide Dog
Meet Superhero Subie – Puppy Raiser Jen’s Newest Southeastern Guide Dog

Our MetWest Senior Property Manager, Jennifer Hatchett is an active Tampa Puppy Raiser for Southeastern Guide Dogs.  As part of the organization’s upcoming Walkathon on April 18th, Jen is looking to raise $5,000 for the opportunity to name a puppy Snoopy in honor of our client MetLife and the MetWest International project.

To help make her goal a reality visit https://guidedogswalkathon.org/jenhatchett

Jen got involved with Southeastern Guide Dogs when one of the MetWest tenants, Melisa Reiter, brought Eric, her puppy in training to MetWest.  Melissa’s second puppy Bo was matched with a seeing impaired forever handler this past summer. “Once I joined the Tampa Puppy Raisers and met others who support this great cause I knew that this would be my life’s work,” stated Jen.  “My first puppy in training, Phi, was sponsored by Bart Butler a graduate of the school who is giving back by fund raising over $23,000.   I am currently working with Brad who I will turn over for training on April 11th and pick up my newest puppy Subie. I hope my next puppy will be named Snoopy!”

The cost to raise and train one guide dog from conception through retirement (usually at age 10) is more than $60,000. All of the services – which include selective breeding and training for the dogs; on-campus instruction for students; and lifetime follow-up for graduates – are provided at no cost to students. Southeastern Guide Dogs receives no government funding and relies 100% on donations from their community of supporters.   Voted 2014 Non-Profit of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Southeastern Guide Dogs has received a four-star ranking (highest rank) on Charity Navigator;  they also received a 100 (out of 100) on Accountability and Transparency, and 98.9 (out of 100) overall score which, are the highest scores out of all the guide dog schools in the United States.

Brad - Jen's Current Puppy who she will turn over for training in April.
Brad – Jen’s Current Puppy who she will turn over for training in April.

Founded in 1982, the organization employs the latest in canine development and behavior research to create and nurture partnerships between visually impaired individuals and extraordinary guide dogs. Southeastern Guide Dogs serves more than 400 graduates across the U.S. and continues to place more than 100 dogs each year into careers benefiting people with visual impairments, and veterans. The charity provides all of its services free of charge and receives no government funding. Their many programs include Paws for Independence, Paws for Patriots, Veteran Service Dogs, Canine Connections and Public Service Dogs.

NAIOP Tampa Bay Best of the Best- Developer of the Year Award!

Congratulations to Taylor & Mathis of Florida, LLC at our office in Tampa for receiving the NAIOP Tampa Bay Best of the Best- Developer of the Year Award for the second year running! You cannot lose with a partner like MetLife Real Estate Investors and the MetWest International development!

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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.

AECOM Leases 7,054 Square Feet at One MetroCenter

AECOM Technology Corporation has signed a lease for 7,054 square feet at One MetroCenter in Tampa’s Westshore Business District. The lease negotiated by Taylor & Mathis Director of Leasing, Angela Odell, brings the office building’s occupancy to 90%.

Strong, stable ownership was a key factor in the firm’s decision to relocate to One MetroCenter.  The Fortune 500 Company is consolidating two existing offices to new offices at One MetroCenter.  The 11-story building is part of MetWest International, a mixed-use development owned by MetLife. The lease was co-brokered by Jack Hoskins of CBRE.

About AECOM

AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 140 countries and had revenue of $8.2 billion during the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2012.

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 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.

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.