History repeated itself with another banner year for CCIM designees. While the office sector dominated deal flow yet again, multifamily, retail, industrial, and land sectors also saw strong investment. But what about the people behind these deals? CIRE spoke with the CCIM designees recognized with the biggest deals from our 2018 issues to discover their secrets to big deal success and what they see in their crystal balls for 2019.
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.
KW Commercial Executes Record-Breaking Sale of Belvedere Tattoo Parlor
New area expansion spurs demand for previously unwanted buildings in the East Belvedere Corridor.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 12, 2018 — Palm Beach-based Keller Williams Commercial Real Estate announced today that Managing Agent Brad Kuskin recently represented the seller in the $495,000 sale of a 2,000-square-foot former tattoo parlor on the eastern portion of Belvedere Road. The transaction price of $248 per square foot represents a five-year record for proportionate sales prices along the East Belvedere Road corridor.
KW CRE negotiated the transaction on behalf of long-time Boynton Beach resident who had initially purchased the property in 1997 for $75,000. Buyer-agent Spencer Grossman of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman represented the local buyer, Farm To Family, LLC, who intends to utilize the building as a vegan-oriented meal delivery preparation facility. The well-positioned location on Belvedere provides the Buyer with direct access to affluent El Cid and Palm Beach Island communities. The acquisition was contingent on the relocation of an existing tattoo parlor and South American boutique, who had previously occupied the building under annual leases.
“Transaction terms were finalized only days after initially listing the property, which clearly illustrates the growing strength and allure of the southern West Palm Beach neighborhoods, particularly in well-positioned older buildings. Many downtown buildings have extremely passive owners, who don’t align lease structure with current market trends, offering additional value to long-term business operators and investors,” said Kuskin. “We worked through several unique challenges related to the tenants and provided our client with maximized value based on a very dynamic market and potential user base. KW Commercial managed expectations of all parties while directly addressing concerns of tenants forced into relocation and early lease termination. It was a testament to the work of agents on both sides who worked to close the transaction promptly and at the originally negotiated terms.”
“Keller Williams Commercial Real Estate has the unique footprint and breadth to provide clients the benefit of expansive transaction experience and rock-solid relationships throughout the South Florida market,” said Kuskin. “Our national scope, combined with our commitment to a superior level of client service, allows us to provide unparalleled market insight, leading to strategic investment and liquidation initiatives, ultimately leading to maximized transaction efficiency.”
Several media organizations have picked up our Press Release on the sale of 1 E Broward. Details below:
CoStar – View PDF
South Florida Business Wealth – View PDF
South Florida Business Journal (News in Brief) – View PDF
The Real Deal (South FL Office Market article) – View PDF
Neil was quoted in the below article, written by Mike Seemuth of The Real Deal.
Real estate executive and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross scored the most recent victory in the battle of billionaires looking to build high-rise office projects in downtown West Palm Beach. Ross was on an apparent collision course with Jeff Greene, real estate investor and former candidate for governor of Florida, but it appears that New York-based Related Companies, led by Ross, has won out — for now.
In reaction to the August news that part of the downtown would be upzoned, thereby allowing Related to proceed with a 25-story office project called One Flagler, Greene shelved his One West Palm project, citing an “uncertain zoning climate.” The city-approved project was a mix of office space, hotel rooms and apartments in two 30-story buildings, designed by Miami-based Arquitectonica.
The cancellation of Greene’s project seems to have exposed limits to commercial development in the central business district of West Palm Beach, despite local efforts to recruit out-of-town employers.
BIG OFFICE DEAL: Neil Merin, CCIM, of NAI Merin Hunter Codman in West Palm Beach, Fla., represented an undisclosed seller in the $22.5 million sale of the 185,000 SF Forum Building in West Palm Beach to Triarch Capital Group.
We’re pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked #16 in South Florida (#1 in Palm Beach County) by the South Florida Business Journal in their 2017 list of Commercial Real Estate Property Management Firms.