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.

 

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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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BROKER EVENT: Beer Tasting and Trivia Game Show

What’s better than beer and trivia? Try adding in local craft beer samples, prizes and bar bites! That was the thought for our “Brews and Buzzers” broker event at Centurion Tower in West Palm Beach on the evening of October 4th. NAI/Merin Hunter Codman hosted the event where area brokers toured spec suites, enjoyed our new digs, and were contestants in a custom trivia game show which included questions about the event and building details.

The event showcased available space at Centurion Tower, a 14-story Class-A office building on Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, just east of I-95. Newly completed spec suites are move-in ready and feature contemporary flair and flexible floor plans, with suites ranging from 1,422-2,394 SF. Click here for more details and call our office to schedule your showing today: 561 471 8000.

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NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Office Renovations

As a leading commercial real estate firm, we know office space. Check out our new, invigorating and inspiring West Palm Beach office. The primary designer was our very own company Chairman, Neil. E. Merin – who infused today’s modern style with rustic charm. With this renovation we’ve not only changed the environment in which we work, but we’ve also changed how we do business.

Every square inch invites collaboration, creativity (white board walls) and fun (pool table and putting green); while the telephone booths, relaxation, club, and conference rooms offer privacy. Aside from the views, the central focal point, an area perfect for hosting firm and charitable events, is the café, complete with a 24’ red bar, 60‐specialty beverage touch coffee machine and industrial refrigerators.

This shift towards a more collaborative and flexible work space is taking over and with good reason. An innovative office design can inspire employees to do their best work. To keep employees engaged, a work space needs to be designed with that goal in mind.

Enjoy the video below showing our transformation.

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NAI Florida Semi-Annual PDM Meeting

Thank you NAI Florida Principals for joining NAI/Merin Hunter Codman in our NEW West Palm Beach office for the semi-annual NAI Florida PDM meeting, dinner and golf tournament! On June 25-26th, over 25 executives and staff from several NAI Florida offices joined us for this great occasion to brainstorm, get market updates, discuss current efforts, share successes and plan to keep a strong NAI Florida presence. Attendees includes execs from as far north as Jacksonville to as far south as the Bahamas and Puerto Rico.

Thank you again to NAI Florida’s golf tournament winners, Slaton Murray of NAI Talcor and Josh Rodstein of NAI Miami, for donating their $500 winnings to our local charity, the Palm Beach County Education Foundation.

Click here to learn more about NAI Florida and enjoy pictures below.

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EVENT: BDB Real Estate Round Table at Centurion Tower

Our firm was thrilled to have sponsored and hosted the May 16th Business Development Board Real Estate Round Table at our very own home in West Palm Beach, Centurion Tower. Over 70 guests enjoyed networking and breakfast in our new 7th-floor suite before heading to our 6th-floor vacancy for the “Planes, Trains & Autonomous Vehicles” panel discussion. The informative panel covered how recent trends and transportation changes could impact commercial real estate in our area.

Firm Chairman, Neil E. Merin, SIOR, CCIM, moderated the panel which included Lily Elefteriadou, Ph.D., Director of the University of Florida Transportation Institute, Patrick Goddard, President, Brightline, Stacy Miller, Director of Transportation Development, F.D.O.T., Bruce Pelly, Executive Director, Palm Beach County Department of Airports and Nick Uhren, Executive Director, Palm Beach County Transportation Planning Agency.

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VOLUNTEER EVENT: Volunteer Day at Peggy Adams

MHC REAL Leaders volunteered on Friday, March 16th at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League in West Palm Beach. After a lovely tour by Shelter Manager, Brittni Fleming, they helped organize and clean parts of the Intake and Receiving building. Afterwards, they visited with some of the animals looking for their fur-ever homes.

Operating continuously since 1925, Peggy Adams has been positively impacting animal welfare and addressing overpopulation in Palm Beach County through a variety of services including adoption and spay/neuter programs, affordable vaccine clinic, Peggy’s Pantry and other important advocacy work.

Click here to see how you can make a difference and enjoy some pictures of the day below.

 

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2018 PM Appreciation Day

Our Property Management and Maintenance teams had a great time watching the Red Sox vs. Marlins game at our annual PM Appreciation Day, held this year at the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter on March 9th. Ice cold drinks, delicious food and great company made it an afternoon to remember in the Cassidy Cool Zone. We appreciate all the hard work and dedication our MHC family shows each and every day and we’re happy to be able to show them our appreciation and encourage camaraderie through great, out of office events like these. Thank you to our tenacious staff for all you do to make our firm the best in Palm Beach County!

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EVENT: Honda Classic Broker Luncheon

Tacos, cold drinks, good company and the Honda Classic – what better way to spend a Friday afternoon? NAI/Merin Hunter Codman and Fairway Office Center hosted the Honda Classic Broker Luncheon, a highly anticipated annual event, on February 23rd. Guests enjoyed a delicious catered lunch while rubbing elbows with other top area brokers. After lunch, brokers are bused to the course and receive Bear Trap access.

The event showcases available space at Fairway Office Center, a 224,000 SF office park consisting of three Class-A office buildings situated on a 16-acre campus within the PGA National Resort and Spa Community. The buildings provide first-class amenities, ample parking and security. Click here for more information and to view current availability.

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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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