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

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

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.

TAYLOR & MATHIS WINS BEST DEVELOPER FOR METWEST INTERNATIONAL

MetWest International, MetLife’s 32-acre, mixed-use development, garnered two Best of the Best Awards this month from the Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.

The development was named Best Mixed-Use Project while Taylor & Mathis earned Best Developer honors for a second time for their role in the project’s development. Taylor & Mathis handles office leasing, marketing and management responsibilities on behalf of MetLife.

“A key part of MetLife’s real estate investment strategy includes acquiring, retaining and maximizing the value of high-quality real estate assets in top-tier domestic and international markets, and MetWest International is a prime example,” said Chuck Davis, regional director of MetLife’s Tampa real estate investment office. “It has been extremely satisfying to see our plans for one of MetLife’s flagship developments come to fruition. MetLife has been active in the Tampa Bay real estate market for over 50 years and greatly values this recognition by our peers at NAIOP Tampa Bay.”

“We are honored to serve as the development manager for such a high-quality, well-planned mixed-use development,” stated Taylor & Mathis Managing Partner, Hank Brenner.  “There really is nothing else like it in Tampa’s Westshore Business District.”

These most recent awards represent the fifth and sixth Best of the Best NAIOP Awards for MetWest International since it opened in 2009.  MetWest One was awarded Outstanding Green Building/Project in 2010 and Outstanding Office Building in 2009 while the retail portion of the development was recognized as Outstanding Retail/Building Project in 2010. Developer Taylor & Mathis of Florida LLC also received Developer of the Year honors in 2009.  NAIOP is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial and mixed-use real estate.

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 is anticipated 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

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.

About MetLife

Through its real estate investments department, MetLife oversees a well diversified real estate investment portfolio of more than $60 billion, which is one of the largest in the U.S. and consists of real estate equities, commercial mortgages and agricultural mortgages. MetLife is a global leader in real estate investment and real estate asset management, with a vast network of regional offices that keep in close contact with the major real estate markets. MetLife’s real estate investment focus includes office, multi-family, industrial and retail properties. For more information, visit www.metlife.com/realestate.

About Taylor & Mathis

Taylor & Mathis serves as the development manager for the project and handles leasing and management responsibilities.  Taylor & Mathis is a diversified real estate company specializing in the development, marketing and management of office buildings, suburban office parks, industrial parks and mixed-use projects. In Florida the company leases and/or manages a portfolio over 11 million square feet. Founded in 1967, the company has developed properties exceeding $1.9 billion in value and has established itself as one of the most respected regional real estate firms in the United States. Based in Atlanta, with offices in Tampaand Miami, Taylor & Mathis concentrates its business activity in primary growth markets in the southeastern United States. For more information, visit www.TaylorMathis.com.

For Further Information:

www.metwestinternational.com