Ryan Holtzman Named to Real Estate Forum’s Fifty Under 40

DSC_0292Taylor & Mathis Leasing Director Ryan Holtzman has been named to Real Estate Forum’s Fifty Under 40 list. He was selected from a pool of more than 500 young professionals representing the cream of the crop of the commercial real estate industry.

“Ryan is the ultimate professional. He works hard, keeps his clients happy and has the ability to make everyone feel good in a transaction, which is a true talent. Over the last decade, he has negotiated major leases worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Ryan’s one of the best landlord brokers in South Florida.”  – T&M Principal Brian Gale

Year after year, Holtzman continues to be one of the top commercial real estate producers in the Miami market. The majority of top producers in his field are in their 40s, 50s and 60s, and Holtzman negotiates toe-to-toe with the best of the best. He joined Taylor & Mathis shortly out of college and is in his ninth year as director of leasing, specializing in landlord representation on more than four million square feet of  office space. In 2014 alone, Holtzman and his team completed 572,074 square feet of noteworthy office leasing deals. His goal is to grow Taylor & Mathis’ current portfolio of 12 million square feet to 20 million within the next five years. Holtzman is co-chair of Baptist Children’s Hospital’s Heroes golf tournament and co-chair of the South Miami Hospital Kidz Medical Services Mercury Ball benefiting the South Miami Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. A previous event raised more than $350,000 in one night.

“They are the future of our industry and, in some ways; the future is now, as young professionals are in the trenches, shaping the thinking and direction of commercial real estate. These young leaders have a drive and determination that is equal to and, in many ways, unmatched to that of their older counterparts. They’ve combined an uncanny knack for using the best of established traditions with finding ways of turning those traditions on their heads when adding their own creative spins to the equation. Their zest for giving back and innovation is an inspiration to those who have been in the business for a good many years. And, their outlook on the business is refreshing and invigorating to watch. With these leaders as the face of the industry for the next generation, it is safe to say the industry is in very good hands.”   Lisa Brown, Real Estate Forum

 

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.”

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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

355 Alhambra Named USGBC GalaVerde Award Finalist

355Congratulations to Senior Property Manager Lisa Mitchell and her team! 355 Alhambra (Coral Gables) has been named a finalist for the Most Outstanding LEED EB:OM (Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance) Project Award.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) South Florida Chapter has announced the Finalist Nominees for the nonprofit organization’s upcoming GalaVerde, its 2015 LEEDership and Green Awards Program.

GalaVerde awards finalists (as well as eventual winners) were selected by a panel of industry experts from around the country. Submissions were sent to the judges “blind,” without any identification of project or team or LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) achievement. Submissions were judged purely on specific criteria and merits.

With Weston-based The Spinnaker Group as Title Sponsor, the sixth annual GalaVerde will recognize and honor those outstanding projects, inspirational businesses, dedicated individuals, and instrumental Chapter members who are leading the way to a more sustainably built environment in our South Florida community. More than 350 attendees are expected at the awards ceremony on September 19, 2015, at the Hyatt Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where the winners will be announced. The evening will raise funds to support the nonprofit organization’s educational activities and initiatives.

GalaVerde 2015 will include a VIP reception, pre- and post-event cocktail hours, dinner, a silent auction, superlative networking (we call it “GREENworking”), and an abundance of anticipation for the awards presentations and keynote address.

Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and Founding Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council, will serve as the special keynote speaker for the evening. Tim Center, Executive Director of Sustainable Florida and principal of Centerfield Strategy, will serve as master of ceremonies. Fedrizzi and Center will highlight an evening of recognition and appreciation for the South Florida green-building community during which the Chapter will recognize this past year’s Outstanding Community LEEDer, Green Business, Green Government, Green Elected Official, and Outstanding LEED Certified projects in South Florida.

News Release -- USGBC Announces GalaVerde Awards Finalists

 

Lisa Ross Snags 60,000 SF of Leases at Tampa Distribution Center

New SignageTwo Firms Open/Expand Offices In Tampa Leasing 60,000 Square Feet At Tampa Distribution Center

Courier Express headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia has relocated and expanded their Tampa facility leasing 45,000 square feet at Tampa Distribution Center.  The new lease quadruples the size of their Tampa facility.  Taylor & Mathis Managing Director of Leasing, Lisa Ross represented the landlord in the transaction with Courier Express represented by John Peteet with Focal Tenant, LLC and Mike Rapp with Mohr Partners.

In the last five years, Courier Express has more than doubled their Florida regional staff and increased their roster of independent contractors from 61 to 165. They have added new locations in Tampa and Gainesville while significantly expanding warehouse facilities in Pompano Beach. Courier Express has a presence in 45 states with its heaviest focus in the Southeast.

The company which has three divisions – freight delivery, warehousing and courier services – has carved out market niches in transporting medical specimens, office products, auto parts and more.

Mass Movement, Inc., a commercial fitness equipment logistics company, has opened its sixth distribution center and first in Florida in Tampa. Headquartered in Foxboro, Massachusetts the company leased 15,000 square feet in Tampa at Tampa Distribution Center.  The deal was brokered by Taylor & Mathis Managing Director of Leasing, Lisa Ross representing the landlord and Thomas Grandoff of JLL representing the tenant.

Mass Movement, Inc. is a national leader providing services for the assembly, delivery and installation of commercial fitness equipment. They have over 18 years of experience, delivering over two million pieces of equipment to more than 3,500 complete fitness centers throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Clients include the largest purchasers and manufacturers of commercial fitness equipment in the U.S.

Tampa Distribution Center, a 955,000 square foot industrial park featuring CSX Railroad service, is located in East Tampa on North U.S. 41 just north of S.R. 60 with immediate access to I-4 and the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway. The park is seven miles from Tampa International Airport and four miles from the Port of Tampa.

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

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

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

Robert Smith Earns Real Property Administrator (RPA®) Designation

Robert SmithCongratulations to Tampa Property Manager Robert Smith who has earned his BOMA’s Real Property Administrator (RPA®) Designation. Robert’s expertise encompasses all aspects of operating a commercial building and maximizing a building’s net income while minimizing risk.

As an RPA, Robert brings a full understanding of all aspects of property management to Taylor & Mathis and to our building owners supporting our overall goal of enhancing the value of our assets through proper and strategic decision making.

The designation program included the design, operation, and maintenance of commercial buildings. Robert is fully versed in budgeting and accounting for commercial real estate, risk management, and best practices in bidding. The program also covered reviewing and selecting contract providers, marketing and leasing, and the operations of the asset from an owner’s perspective through a comprehensive asset management component.

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

Waterford 5K Raises $30,000 for the Miami Children’s Health Foundation

Event Organizer Peter Romero of Taylor & Mathis/Senior Property Manager & Adolfo Lopez, Miami Children’s Health Foundation Director, Corporate & Major Gifts.
Event Organizer Peter Romero of Taylor & Mathis/Senior Property Manager & Adolfo Lopez, Miami Children’s Health Foundation Director, Corporate & Major Gifts.

Taylor & Mathis of Florida hosted Miami’s biggest networking 5K event November 7th benefiting Miami Children’s Hospital.  The race raised $30,000 which was donated to Miami Children’s Health Foundation.  Over 3500 people attended the event with 1,500 entrants.

“We would like to give a huge THANK YOU to Taylor & Mathis of Florida. Thanks to their efforts the Comcast Business Waterford 5K raised $30,000 for the children and families at Miami Children’s Hospital! MCH Foundation is proud to have been the charity of choice for Miami’s biggest networking 5K for the 4th year in a row!  Thank you again for your continued support of Miami Children’s Hospital and Miami Children’s Health Foundation. It is through the backing of community leaders like Taylor & Mathis that MCH can continue to make a difference in the lives of children everywhere!”       —  Miami Children’s Health Foundation

The 8th annual Waterford at Blue Lagoon 5K Race (www.waterford5k.com) was held at the Waterford at Blue Lagoon Corporate Park in Miami where Taylor & Mathis leases and manages eight office buildings on behalf of owners MetLife and DRA Advisors.  The race has raised more than $200,000 in support of local causes since its inception. Comcast Business was the lead sponsor for the event with other major sponsors including MetLife, Winn-Dixie, Breitling, Taylor & Mathis, TIAA CREF, Hogan, DRA Advisors, Waste Management, L’Oreal, ThyssenKrupp, OTIS, forair, CRS Facility Services, Brickell Magazine, Holiday Inn, Sofitel and TeamFootWorks.