Orlando Office Signs WastePro to 15,000 SF Renewal & Expansion

springs052013jfDamien Madsen, Principal of Taylor & Mathis Orlando has closed a 15,000 square foot lease with WastePro to nearly double the size of their headquarter offices at The Springs in Longwood, Florida. This transaction totals close to 15,000 square feet encompassing nearly the entire 2nd and 3rd floors of the building with WastePro renewing their lease in the building it started the business in 15 years ago.  They occupy the building’s third floor and are expanding to take nearly the entire second floor as well.

Waste Pro USA Inc is a fast-growing, privately owned company in Central Florida. “There’s some legacy value there because they could have moved to Texas, which the owner was contemplating. But they decided to stay here in Longwood,” according to Madsen.

Orlando Office Announces Close to 9,000 Square Feet in Lease Transactions

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Damien Madsen and Darryl Hoffman recently completed close to 9,000 square feet of leases in Lake Mary and Maitland including a new lease totaling 4,914 square feet at Lake Mary at Tower I Primera for stand up MRI Firm and in Maitland a lease for a little over 4,000 square feet for Neumors at the Point 100 Building.  Taylor & Mathis represented the Landlord in both of these transactions.

Damien Madsen at Celebrate Life Hospice Fundraiser Luncheon

PicsArtDamien Madsen, T&M Orlando Principal, spoke to over 350 guests at the
Celebrate Life Hospice Fundraiser Luncheon on April 17th.  Damien who is
on the Board of Directors for Hospice the Comforter shared his story of
Hospice’s dedication, comfort and professionalism in assisting with the
passing of his father this past fall.  Damien spoke to the audience and
shared, “Hospice brings comfort and peace to those who are leaving while
also bringing a sense of comfort and peace to those staying so that they
can focus on celebrating the life of their loved one and being able to
cherish those final moments.”  He captured the theme of the afternoon and
touched many hearts, many lives.  From his tribute that afternoon –
Damien helped raise a significant amount of funds that will assist Hospice
in helping so many more families in the future!


Damien Madsen and Darryl Hoffman recently completed over 10,000 square feet in leases in Lake Mary and Maitland. At Primera in Lake Mary, Phacil, Inc. leased  3,696 square feet in Tower I and Michael Baker  leased  2,904 square foot in Tower II.  In Maitland, Madsen and Hoffman finalized a 3,500± SF lease for Recovery Village at the Point 100 building.

Orlando Office Hires Leasing Associate Buffy Gillette

Buffy GilletteTaylor & Mathis of Florida’s Central Florida office has added another member to the team – Leasing Associate Buffy Gillette.  As Leasing Associate Buffy will assist with all aspects of leasing and production for the company’s Orlando office joining Principal Damien Madsen and Director of Leasing & Brokerage Services Darryl Hoffman.  Buffy comes to Taylor & Mathis from Morrison Commercial Real Estate.


Taylor & Mathis of Florida is kicking off the new year by expanding the company’s presence in Florida.  The commercial real estate firm is partnering with veteran Orlando commercial real estate broker, Damien Madsen.  Damien joins Taylor & Mathis of Florida this week as Partner and Senior Managing Director Orlando.

“We were looking to grow our business in Central Florida and Damien’s name is synonymous with Commercial Real Estate in that market,” stated Taylor & Mathis of Florida President Hank Brenner. “I’ve known Damien for over 20 years. We jumped at the chance for the opportunity to partner with someone of his caliber.”

Madsen brings 25 years of development and commercial real estate brokerage experience to Taylor & Mathis. While Madsen has extensive experience in the development of commercial real estate, his area of expertise is in Landlord Representation through the value he provides from his progressive thinking and aggressive negotiating skills.

“I am extremely excited to partner with Taylor & Mathis in Central Florida. The combined experience and relationships we have will allow us to optimize the platform they already have in place and capitalize on the nearly 50 years the company has been in existence. It’s a rare opportunity that will allow us to maximize our skill sets and to build a long term successful partnership,” stated Taylor & Mathis Partner Damien Madsen.

Madsen will office out of 222 W. Maitland Boulevard in Maitland parenthesis (formally the HHCP Architects Building) where he will oversee management and leasing of the property on behalf of Penta Partners.

During his career Madsen served as a Principal with Morrison Commercial Real Estate, Senior Vice President of Harbert Realty Services, Executive Director of Advantis Real Estate Services Company, and Senior Director of Leasing for the Flagler Development Company where he developed and leased one of Florida’s most successful business parks, South Park Center. Madsen has completed nearly 4 million square feet of transactions valued at approximately $800 million.

“With strong presences in Tampa Bay and South Florida, expanding our presence in Central Florida was the next logical move for us,” stated Brenner.  In Florida the company leases and/or manages a portfolio over 11 million square feet.  In Tampa T&M is overseeing the development of a 250,000 build-to-suit for PwC at MetWest International which constituted one of the largest lease deals in 2011 while the Broward County office announced a new 345,000 leasing and management assignment in Broward County in November.  In Miami-Dade the company recently announced its success in leasing 1101 Brickell.  A 60,000 square foot lease with Florida International University helped T&M take the building occupancy from 30% to 84% in under two years with proposals out on the majority of vacant spaces.