EVENT: Opportunity Zone Luncheon & Panel

Over 25 area professionals enjoyed an informative panel discussing the latest updates on the Opportunity Zone program, a product of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, created to spur investment in designated low-income communities. The creation of Qualified Opportunity Funds, the vehicle through which such investments are to be made, presents a tax incentive for real estate investors, private equity, venture capitalists, family offices, and individuals. NAI/Merin Hunter Codman was happy to host the event at our West Palm Beach office on Wednesday, November 28th.

Panelists from NAI/Merin Hunter Codman (Neil Merin), EisnerAmper (Steve Kreinik), Shutts & Bowen (Logan Gans) and UBS (Scott Martinho) discussed:

  • Qualified Opportunity Zone designations in South Florida
  • QOF qualification
  • Deferral of gains and basis step-ups
  • Updated guidance from Treasury and IRS
  • QOF interaction with other tax incentives
  • State tax implications

Enjoy pictures below. For more details on the Opportunity Zones program please contact Christopher Smith at 561-614-4007 or email him at csmith@mhcreal.com.



PRESS RELEASE PICK-UPS: 951 Yamato / PBC’s Largest Transaction of 2018

Several media organizations have picked up our Press Release on the TherapeuticsMD lease transaction at our 951 Yamato property in Boca Raton. The deal is the largest lease transaction in Palm Beach County for this year.

CoStar Group – View PDF | View Article

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Sun Sentinel – View PDF | View Article

CRE-Sources – View PDF | View Article

Boca Chamber – View PDF | View Article

Chamber of Commerce Palm Beaches – View PDF | View Article

DBR – View PDF | View Article

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— TherapeuticsMD signs 56,212-square foot lease at 951 Yamato —

West Palm Beach, Fla. – NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Inc., Palm Beach County’s leading commercial real estate services firm, is pleased to announce that it completed one of the largest office lease transactions in Palm Beach County this year with TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NASDAQ: TXMD). TherapeuticMD, Inc. is an innovative women’s healthcare company. Jay M. Grossman, President and Director, and Richard W. Brockney of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman represented the Landlord, 951 Yamato Acquisition Company LLC, an affiliate of Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC. Mollie McDonough, Senior Vice-President of Butters Realty & Management represented the tenant.

The long-time Boca Raton based pharmaceutical firm, TherapeuticsMD, Inc., received three FDA product approvals since May and has outgrown its 32,000-square foot location.

When asked why TherapeuticsMD chose 951 Yamato, Josie Weitzel, Director of Corporate Operations, stated “After two long years of researching facility options in the Palm Beach County area, we finally found a space that will offer an open space floor plan, which will allow for a more cohesive and collaborative environment to meet the needs our current and future staff.”

NAI/Merin Hunter Codman President, Jay M. Grossman added, “951 Yamato was well suited for the tenant’s need with its large floor plates. In addition, the ability to find large blocks of office space to accommodate headquarter-sized tenants in Boca Raton is diminishing. The few that can be found are priced at the top of the market, located in less convenient areas, and many lack modern, Class-A features and amenities. 951 Yamato recently completed a million-dollar, environmentally friendly property improvement program to ensure that it remained a first-choice for large office space users. With the signing of the TherapeuticsMD lease and other recent leases, the building is now 89% leased.”

Current plans are to build-out two additional spec suites, that will be delivered in the first quarter of 2019, and a 2,000-square foot conference center for the use of all 951 Yamato tenants. For more information, contact NAI/Merin Hunter Codman President, Jay M. Grossman, or Director, Richard W. Brockney at 561-394-5200.

About Brookwood
Brookwood, www.brookwoodfinancial.com, is a nationally-recognized private equity real estate investment firm that specializes in acquiring and managing value-add commercial real estate and other real estate-related operating businesses.  Since its founding in 1993, Brookwood has invested over $995 million of equity to acquire a portfolio of 200 commercial real estate properties, seven operating companies, and 112 gas stations with convenience stores, with a total capitalization of over $2.5 billion.  The portfolio has spanned multiple asset classes, geographical markets, and industries throughout the United States.

About NAI/Merin Hunter Codman
NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, www.mhcreal.com, is one of South Florida’s leading commercial real estate services firms with over three decades of experience advising clients on strategic acquisitions and dispositions and providing landlord representation, tenant representation, property management and construction management services. The firm has expertise in all commercial property sectors including office, retail, industrial, multifamily, hotels and land. NAI/Merin Hunter Codman’s client base includes some of the nation’s most prestigious institutional and private equity investors. Operating as part of the NAI Global network, NAI/Merin Hunter Codman can facilitate property transactions around the nation and the world, serving as a single point of contact for its clients’ counsel and execution. NAI/Merin Hunter Codman is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida with regional offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington.

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EVENT: Heroes for Education 5K

NAI/Merin Hunter Codman is happy to be a sponsor of the fifth annual Heroes for Education 5k Run/Walk that took place on November 3rd at Bryant Park in Lake Worth.

The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County is a great non-profit organization that partners with the School District of Palm Beach County to fund over $1.5 million in programs that the schools could not otherwise afford. These include providing high-risk students with Graduation Coaches, training for Financial Literacy and the establishment of the Red Apple Supply Store.

Our REAL Leaders had a great morning at the beautiful course that bordered along the Intracoastal. Enjoy some photos below and click here to see how you can be a hero for education!


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