EVENT: After Work Fundraiser – Christina Lambert for West Palm Beach City Commission

Neil E. Merin, SIOR CCIM, Christina Lambert, Jordan Paul

Our West Palm Beach office had the distinct pleasure of hosting an after-work fundraising reception for Christina Lambert on Monday, February 12th. Christina is running for West Palm Beach City Commissioner in the upcoming election taking place this March. Our CEO, Jordan Paul, had the great privilege of working with Mrs. Lambert when she served as the CEO of the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County.

Mr. Paul noted, “I was able to observe her energy, passion and commitment to improving our community. She is a fantastic leader who combines a strong sense of fiscal responsibility and discipline with a big heart. A combination that is unfortunately too often lacking in our government representatives these days.”

For more information on Christina Lambert’s bid for City Commissioner, please visit her website HERE and consider donating to her campaign.

 

 

 

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EVENT: 951 Yamato Road – Mardi Gras Broker Lunch

NAI/Merin Hunter Codman’s Richard Brockney and Jay Grossman welcomed the area’s top brokers to 951 Yamato on February 15th for a Mardi Gras themed lucheon, boasting the properties most recently completed spec suites and upgrades. 951 Yamato is a premier Class-A office building featuring a stunning atrium, lush interior courtyard and concierge services in the heart of Boca Raton, just 1 mile west of I-95 with a Tri-Rail shuttle stop at the building.

Guests were treated to a delicious catered lunch and enjoyed generous door prizes and raffles courtesy of Brookwood Financial Partners. The luncheon was held in one of two recently completed spec suites which are available for immediate occupancy. Several spec suites are planned for the 2nd floor of the West Tower, ranging from ±1,500-2,600 SF.  All spec suites will feature glass panel entry doors, glass walls in conference rooms, LED lighting, 3′ glass sidelights in offices, and full kitchens.

To learn more about 951’s availability feel free to call Rich at 561 394 5200 or click here. Please enjoy photos from today’s event below.

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South Florida Makes Amazon’s Top 20

Amazon has released the Top 20 potential locations to open up their second headquarters… and South Florida made the cut. Neil offered his opinion and was quoted in two different articles relating to the possible locales.

Bookie calls South Florida long shot in Amazon HQ2 contest – Palm Beach Post article
“While I’m a big booster of Palm Beach County, I think Palm Beach County is kind of like what Greenwich, Connecticut, is to New York,” Merin said. “We’re a nice suburban area. If you’re looking for transportation and people, you have to look to southern Broward or somewhere in Miami-Dade.” / CLICK HERE to read the full article.

Where are South Florida’s 8 Amazon headquarter sites? Real estate experts identify potential candidates – Sun Sentinel article
The new site also depends, in part, on whether Amazon wants to go “urban or suburban,” said Neil Merin, principal of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, a commercial brokerage and construction management company in West Palm Beach. He said Miami-Dade has the capacity to develop 50-story buildings, while Broward would have to be “creative” with developed space, as vacant land is scarce. If Amazon’s desire is “to be interactive with Latin America,” Miami is the likely spot for the headquarters, Merin said. “But one thing that’s good about Palm Beach County is we have a lot of housing coming online,” he added. “We have approved some 15,000 new units.” / CLICK HERE to read the full article.

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