PRESS RELEASE PICK-UPS: 1 E Broward Sale

Several media organizations have picked up our Press Release on the sale of 1 E Broward. Details below:

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PRESS RELEASE: Downtown Ft. Lauderdale Office Tower, 1 East Broward, Trades for $108,500,000

–CBRE structures sale and financing of iconic Class A office tower to a joint venture between NAI/Merin Hunter Codman and Pacific Coast Capital Partners–

West Palm Beach, Fla. – 1 East Broward Owner, LLC, a joint venture between affiliates of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman and PCCP, LLC has acquired 1 East Broward, a Class A office tower in downtown Fort Lauderdale for $108,500,000.

The CBRE Capital Markets team facilitated the sale of the 19-story, 351,705 square foot, institutional-quality office building on behalf of the seller, Ivy Realty. Additionally, the CBRE Debt & Structured Finance team arranged acquisition financing of $77,465,500 with SunTrust Bank on behalf of the buyer. Vice Chairman, Christian Lee and Senior Vice President, José Lobón of CBRE oversaw the transaction on the sale effort, and First Vice President, Amy Julian oversaw the financing for CBRE working with Chief Financial Officer Dung Lam and Acquisitions Director Corey Winsett on behalf of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman. The CBRE team also included Senior Financial Analyst, Andrew Chilgren. Rebecca M. Cox, SunTrust Senior Vice President, provided the financing. Kapp Morrison LLP provided legal counsel to the seller and Shutts and Bowen provided legal counsel to the buyer.

The property is located on the northeast corner of Broward Boulevard and Andrews Avenue, in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s rapidly expanding downtown, across from the new Brightline Rail Station. The 91% leased property includes a 19-story building and a 5-story building that are connected by a covered sky bridge to a 4-story parking structure that provides the office tenants with 772 covered parking spaces. The Property recently received an extensive renovation with over $4.9 million invested since the beginning of 2013 and serves as the new U.S. headquarters for KEMET Corporation, a leading publicly traded global supplier of electronic components. KEMET recently relocated its corporate headquarters from Greenville, SC to 1 East Broward bringing 150 additional jobs to the Fort Lauderdale CBD. KEMET joins several leading law firms who have corporate and regional headquarters at 1 East Broward including Becker & Poliakoff, Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., McGlinchey Stafford and Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.

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PRESS RELEASE: Smart, Green and Gold, that’s 951 Yamato

951 Yamato undergoes a series of property improvements, earning the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) prestigious ENERGY STAR rating

West Palm Beach, Fla. – NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Inc., Palm Beach County’s leading commercial real estate services firm, announced the acceptance of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) prestigious ENERGY STAR on behalf of 951 Yamato, a 146,000-square foot, Class-A office building located in Boca Raton. By meeting these strict standards, 951 Yamato is saving energy, saving money and helping protect the environment by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical commercial buildings.

Energy efficiency and reducing tenant overhead costs were at the forefront of 951 Yamato’s recently completed million-dollar property improvement program which included environmental sensitive upgrades such as changing all common area lighting to LED and installing electric smart car charging stations for tenant and visitor use. A partial list of additional property improvements include: modern white, gray and striking gold exterior paint, new monument signage, new carpet and furniture in both the east and west entrances, as well as new tables and chairs in the soaring two-story, 8,000-square foot atrium where tenants can be found hosting events, taking informal meetings and gathering for lunch. A state-of-the-art shared tenant conference room is also being constructed at 951 Yamato.

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PRESS RELEASE: NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Expands Team

NAI/Merin Hunter Codman expands commercial real estate brokerage and accounting divisions.

West Palm Beach, Fla. – Following its recent move into a dynamic new 10,000-square foot headquarters at Centurion Tower in West Palm Beach, Florida, NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, one of South Florida’s leading commercial real estate firms, has announced the hiring of several new professionals, growing its brokerage and accounting divisions.

Jordan Paul, Chief Executive Officer of NAI Merin Hunter Codman said, “We are thrilled to have attracted a broad and highly accomplished group of new team members. Our recent hires include both seasoned professionals and talented millennials who together bring great expertise and energy to our firm allowing us to continue to provide first-class service to our institutional and private equity clients.”

NAI/Merin Hunter Codman’s hires include five new commercial real estate brokers and two accomplished and experienced accounting professionals. NAI/Merin Hunter Codman currently represents over 5,000,000 square feet of assets throughout Florida in a property management, leasing or sales capacity.

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PRESS RELEASE: Hollywood Commerce Center Sells for $7,350,000 to New York Developer/Re-Developer

NAI/Merin Hunter Codman represented the purchaser of Hollywood Commerce Center

West Palm Beach, Fla. – NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Inc., Palm Beach County’s leading commercial real estate services firm, represented Avid Asset Properties Hollywood, LLC, an entity controlled by noted New York investor Steven Samuels, in the purchase of Hollywood Commerce Center. The 60,000-square foot flex property sits on 2.5 acres and is located at 3301 N 29th Avenue, 3300 N 28th Terrace and 2850 Green Street, Hollywood, FL 33020. NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Principal, Spencer Grossman and Senior Associate, Jeff Cebula represented the purchaser. The Seller, OTW II, LLC was represented by Ted Konigsberg, SIOR of Infinity Commercial Real Estate.

Mr. Samuels, Principal of Avid Asset Management in New York and Zoning Commissioner of the Village of Atlantic Beach, New York, has redeveloped hundreds of thousands of square feet of commercial properties in the Brooklyn, Holbrook, Lake Success and Long Beach, New York city markets.

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PRESS RELEASE: NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Takes Six CoStar Power Broker Awards

West Palm Beach, Fla. – NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Inc., Palm Beach County’s leading commercial real estate services firm, takes Six 2017 CoStar Power Broker Awards. Each year commercial real estate firms and professionals who achieve the highest volume of sales and leases are recognized with prestigious power Broker Awards by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ — CSGP). For the past 15 years NAI/Merin Hunter Codman has been consecutively recognized in CoStar’s Power Broker Awards, this year’s awards include:

  • Top Sales Firm
  • Top Leasing Firm
  • Top Leasing Broker – Chairman, Neil E. Merin, SIOR, CCIM
  • Top Leasing Broker – Principal, Jason L. Sundook, SIOR
  • Top Industrial Broker – Principal, Jason L. Sundook, SIOR
  • Top Retail Leasing Broker – Managing Director, Bruce Corn

Jordan Paul, CEO of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman said, “We are proud that NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, its partners, and many of our outstanding brokers have been consecutively recognized as industry leaders by CoStar. This recognition reflects our market expertise and dedication to providing the highest quality service for our South Florida clients. Congratulations to Neil, Jason and Bruce on their much-deserved recognition.”

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CCIM’s Biggest Deal & SIOR’s Top 10 & 100 Name NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Chairman, Neil E. Merin, SIOR, CCIM

Neil Merin-new-bioWest Palm Beach, FL – NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Chairman, Neil E. Merin, SIOR, CCIM, has been awarded CCIM’s Biggest Deal and named in SIOR’s Top 10 & 100 Office Transactions for the execution of 2017 office sales transactions. This is the second consecutive year Mr. Merin has received these honors after completing $315 million of sales transactions consisting of 2.4 million square feet over the last two years.

Each year SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) selects the Top 100 Office Deals conducted by their members around the globe. Mr. Merin was awarded multiple placements in the Top 10 Office Sales Transactions of 2017 announcement and was listed four times in their Top 100 Office Sales Transactions of 2017 report.

“Neil is the premier Palm Beach County commercial real estate expert. His unwavering passion for this industry coupled with his devotion to the county is unmatched; it is my extreme pleasure to extend well-deserved congratulations to my partner and friend,” stated Jordan Paul, Chief Executive Officer of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman.

About SIOR
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the SOCIETY OF INDUSTRIAL AND OFFICE REALTORS(SIOR, www.sior.com) is a global professional organization that certifies commercial real estate service providers with the exclusive SIOR designation. Individuals who earn their SIOR designation adhere to the highest levels of accountability and ethical standards. Only the industry’s top professionals qualify for the SIOR designation. Today, there are nearly 3,200 SIOR members in 685 cities in 36 countries.
About CCIM
CCIM Institute, www.ccim.com, is commercial real estate’s most influential professional organization, with members closing $200 billion annually in commercial real estate deals. For 50 years, the Institute has been building opportunities through its respected education program, led by established practitioners. CCIM Institute members are eligible to earn the CCIM designation, the industry’s most prestigious certification.
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, Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington.
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