MHCommercial Real Estate Fund and Waterfall Asset Management Acquire Prestigious Palm Beach Office Project – Golden Bear Plaza – for $49,750,000

— NAI/Merin Hunter Codman has been retained for the management and leasing of the property –

West Palm Beach, Fla. – MHCommercial Real Estate Fund LLC (“MHC”) a Florida based discretionary private real estate fund has formed a joint venture with Waterfall Asset Management, LLC (“Waterfall”), a New York based institutional asset manager, to acquire Golden Bear Plaza, an iconic 243,000 SF, Class-A, office complex located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida for $49,750,000.

Golden Bear Plaza, a three-building project originally developed between 1985 and 1990 by Jack Nicklaus’ development company, is a locally recognized landmark with panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean that serves as home to some of the most prominent tenants in South Florida including AT&T, Otis Elevator Company, Pike Electric, Dycom Industries, NextEra Energy, SlimFast and Zimmer Biomet 3i.

The 90% occupied property is the third acquisition for MHC which was formed in the fall of 2019 by Dung Lam, Neil Merin and Jordan Paul, Principals of West Palm Beach, Florida based NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Inc. along with Florida based real estate veteran Joe Sprouls to acquire income producing properties with strong cash flow potential in dynamic markets throughout the Southeastern United States. Corey Winsett, MHC Director of Acquisitions and Asset Management, spearheaded the due diligence for MHC working with Shutts & Bowen LLP who served as counsel for the purchaser under the direction of Art Menor.

“We are very pleased to have successfully closed this transaction in a challenging environment,” said MHC Principal Jordan Paul, “Golden Bear Plaza is a trophy asset that aligns perfectly with MHCommercial Real Estate Fund’s investment goal to acquire high-quality assets in growing Southeastern markets. The property benefits from a strong and diverse tenant base and we are particularly pleased to have an exceptional financial partner in Waterfall Asset Management.”

The project represents the first office acquisition in South Florida for Waterfall, a New York based registered investment advisor with approximately $8.8 billion in assets under management as of February 1, 2020. Patti Unti, Managing Director in charge of commercial real estate equity for Waterfall said, “The acquisition of Golden Bear complements our portfolio with the addition of a well performing asset within a desirable sub-market while partnering with a best-in-class local operator, MHC.”

Financing for the project was provided by M&T Bank under the direction of Senior Relationship Manager Steve Potting. MHC Principal Dung Lam, who structured the financing with M&T Bank stated, “The acquisition of Golden Bear fits very nicely with our investment thesis and hurdles. We were able to structure a phenomenal loan with M&T Bank that will allow us to realize this asset’s potential. This was our first deal with M&T Bank and we hope it’s the first of many as we deploy the remaining capital in our fund.”

NAI/Merin Hunter Codman will provide property management and leasing services for the new ownership group under the direction of MHC Principal Neil Merin, SIOR, CCIM who said, “After 17 years of providing leasing and management services at this iconic office project, we are excited to step into an ownership role and continue to operate this first-class office project as part of our portfolio”.

Jason Sundook, SIOR and Lesley Sheinberg will oversee leasing for NAI Merin Hunter Codman and may be contacted at 561-471-8000.

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PRESS RELEASE: Major Boca Raton Office Campus in Foreclosure Sale

— NAI/Merin Hunter Codman bringing former Canon Solutions Campus to market. —

West Palm Beach, Fla. – The former Canon Solutions America, Inc. customer experience and showroom center, located in the Park at Broken Sound, is being offered for sale by Court Appointed Receiver Neil Merin, Chairman of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman. The receivership is the result of a foreclosure action filed due to a loan default which occurred when Canon’s long-term lease expired. Consisting of 143,290 square feet of office space situated on 12.24 acres in Boca Raton’s premier mixed-use development, the site and building is one of the largest commercial real estate offerings in Boca Raton, Florida.

According to Mr. Merin the property is being offered on an “as-where is” basis. “This is a significant piece of real estate that has generated much interest as a result of the foreclosure,” Mr. Merin stated, “I expect to market the property and accept bids for just a few weeks before selecting a buyer.” The property is located at 5600 Broken Sound Boulevard NW, Boca Raton, Florida 33487. It was constructed in 2002 to the highest corporate levels as a build-to-suit for the former tenant. Features of the property include a full backup generator facility, over 450 on-site parking spaces, an on-site full-service cafeteria with indoor and outdoor seating, and the offices all feature raised floor electrical distribution for easy reconfiguration and layout. Additionally, due to the large site size, there is potential to add significant additional building area to the existing structures.

For additional information about this opportunity please contact Neil. E. Merin, SIOR, CCIM at 561-471-8000.

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Tuesday’s Tour of the Day: Centurion Tower

Check out Centurion Tower, a first-class office building near downtown West Palm Beach.

Centurion Tower delivers downtown West Palm Beach Class-A office space amenities at a suburban price point. Centurion Tower is a 144,000-square foot, 14-story, Class-A office building which features an attached 5-story parking garage with covered access, ample surface parking, 24-hour security with closed circuit TV monitoring system, and separately metered, multi-zoned HVAC with no overtime HVAC charges.

Centurion Tower is located just off of Palm Beach Lakes Blvd on Forum Place, less than a minute to I-95 and the Palm Beach Outlets with numerous restaurants, shops and banks within walking distance. Palm Beach International Airport, the County Courthouse, and Downtown West Palm Beach are also just a short drive away.

Call Christopher T. Smith or Shelbi Quinn at 561-471-8000 and come experience Centurion Tower’s stunning golf course and water views today. Don’t forget to ask about Centurion Tower’s recently completed move-in ready spec suites available for lease.

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Tuesday’s Tour of the Day: 951 Yamato

Check out the stunning 951 Yamato office building in Boca Raton!

A 146,000 square foot Boca Raton Class-A office building featuring a stunning atrium, lush interior courtyard, concierge services and electric car chargers. 951 Yamato is located in Boca Raton, midway between Broward and Palm Beach County business markets and just one mile from I-95 with a Tri-Rail Shuttle stop at the building. Searching for the perfect office suite for lease? 951 Yamato offers small and medium move-in ready spec suites, as well as corporate headquarter sized space for lease. Now ENERGY STAR rated!

Call Jay Grossman or Rich Brockney today at 561-471-8000 to learn more about office space for lease in Boca Raton.

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Tuesday’s Tour of the Day: Gardens Pointe

Check out Gardens Pointe!

Class-A office space for lease in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens. Gardens Pointe is a well appointed property featuring an upgraded lobby area, hurricane rated impact glass, fiber optics, high-end finishes and kitchenettes – in addition to lush landscaping, winding lake view paths, ample parking and vehicle charging stations. Gardens Point is surrounded by the finest retail, dining, and office complexes in the city. Adjacent to The Gardens Mall, Downtown Palm Beach Gardens and Legacy Place, tenants can enjoy a multitude of dining and shopping options within walking distance. The property is also in the heart of Palm Beach Garden’s business corridor while conveniently located ¼ mile from I-95, two miles east of the Florida Turnpike and 13 miles to Palm Beach International Airport.

Call Jason Sundook or Christopher Smith at 561-471-8000 to learn more about space for lease in Palm Beach Gardens.

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Tuesday’s Tour of the Day: 1 East Broward

Check out 1 East Broward!

PREMIER DOWNTOWN FT. LAUDERDALE OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE.  1 East Broward truly is the #1 choice for businesses seeking first-class, downtown office space for lease in Fort Lauderdale’s Central Business District. The 19-story, Class-A office building comprised 350,000 square feet is located at the northeast corner of Broward Boulevard and Andrews Avenue. Just steps from the Brightline train station, 1 East Broward is within walking distance to several local attractions including Flagler Village’s Arts and Technology village (FATVillage), Music & Arts South of Sunrise District (MASS), and renowned Las Olas Boulevard.

Tenants enjoy unparalleled amenities including a luxurious grand lobby with soaring floor-to-ceiling glass and high-end marble finishes, impressive panoramic views, an exclusive state-of-the-art fitness center, complimentary shuttle services, manned 24/7 security and a variety of on-site services including: restaurant, café/sundry shop, dry cleaning, car detailing, banking/ATM and property management. Tenants also enjoy plentiful parking in the garage, connected by an air-conditioned, newly renovated sky-walk.

1 East Broward offers the best in convenience and walkability with fantastic access to I-95, I-595 and the Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale International Airport. It’s also the closest office building to the new Fort Lauderdale Brightline station.

It’s all happening here. Call 561-471-8000 today to learn more about downtown Ft. Lauderdale’s #1 office space for lease at 1 East Broward.

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EVENT: Riverwalk Power Mixer at 1 East Broward

On Monday, December 9th 1 East Broward and NAI/Merin Hunter Codman were proud to host the 4th Quarter Riverwalk Power Mixer. The mixers are held four times per year and are exclusively for Trustee members and corporate partners of Riverwalk. These high-end networking events are held at businesses in and around the Downtown and attract some of Fort Lauderdale’s most influential community leaders. 

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale is a charitable nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for the planning, programming, beautification and promotion of Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk Park. They are responsible for the oversight of all public land including 10 parks in the Downtown corridor. Their mission is “to be the catalyst in building and nurturing Riverwalk as a vibrant community connected by the New River.”  Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale partners with many groups, including the City of Fort Lauderdale, Downtown Development Authority, Broward County and local area associations and business that are integral in the success of Downtown Fort Lauderdale.

1 East Broward was the perfect location for this mixer. The building truly is the #1 choice for businesses seeking first-class, downtown office space for lease in Fort Lauderdale’s Central Business District. The 19-story, Class-A office building comprises 350,000 square feet at the northeast corner of Broward Boulevard and Andrews Avenue. This premier location is within walking distance to several local attractions including Flagler Village’s Arts and Technology village (FATVillage), Music & Arts South of Sunrise District (MASS), and renowned Las Olas Boulevard.

Tenants enjoy unparalleled amenities including a luxurious grand lobby with soaring floor-to-ceiling glass and high-end marble finishes, impressive panoramic views, an exclusive state-of-the-art fitness center, complimentary shuttle services, manned 24/7 security and a variety of on-site services including: restaurant, café/sundry shop, dry cleaning, car detailing, banking/ATM and property management. Tenants also enjoy plentiful parking in the garage, connected by an air-conditioned, newly renovated sky-walk.

1 East Broward offers the best in convenience and walkability with fantastic access to I-95, I-595 and the Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale International Airport. It’s also the closest office building to the new Fort Lauderdale Brightline station.

View more property details and availability, then call Maxwell Pawk to schedule your tour: 561 471 8000.

Please enjoy photos from the event below. Thank you to our fantastic staff who pulled this together and made us look good!

How can we help you? NAI/Merin Hunter Codman is one of South Florida’s leading commercial real estate firms and the largest in Palm Beach County. We have 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. To learn more about our services click here.

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The Press: Former Palm Beach Post Building Redevelopment

The news is out! The former Palm Beach Post building is being redeveloped into The Press: Palm Beach’s new, vibrant work-play destination.

This unique destination has a rich history as the former Palm Beach Post campus and is being redeveloped into an innovative lifestyle center complete with offices, shops, and an organic grocer. Workplaces at The Press offers contemporary offices with stunning common areas and flexible work and meeting spaces, including its own lounge and free Wi-Fi.

The Press enjoys a premier location near the booming downtown West Palm Beach area. This convenient spot is a short drive from Antique Row, CityPlace/Rosemary Square, the Clematis and Flagler Financial Districts, the Island of Palm Beach, Palm Beach Outlets, the Palm Beach International Airport and everything in between.

View the flyer and call Neil Merin, Chris Smith or Jaime Chamberlin today at 561-471-8000 to learn more about unique office space for lease at Workplaces at The Press in West Palm Beach.

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NEWS PICK-UPS: MHCommercial Acquires Myrtle Beach Retail Center

A few media organizations have picked up our Press Release on the recent acquisition of Prince Creek Village, an 18,000-square-foot retail center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

CoStar: View PDF | View Article

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MHCommercial Real Estate Fund Acquires Publix Shadowed Anchored Shopping Center in Myrtle Beach MSA for $4,850,000

— NAI/Merin Hunter Codman has been retained for the management and NAI Lachicotte for the leasing of the property. —

West Palm Beach, Fla. – MHCommercial Real Estate Fund, a real estate investment fund recently launched by principals of leading South Florida Commercial Real Estate firm NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, has announced the completion of its second acquisition, Prince Creek Village located at 11920 SC Highway 707, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, a fast-growing suburb of Myrtle Beach.

Prince Creek Village is a 92% occupied 18,000-square foot, Publix shadow-anchored commercial center built in 2017. The property’s tenants include Edward Jones Financial Advisory, Tidelands Health Family Medical Center and a number of popular local restaurants. The property was purchased from Columbia Properties, Inc. for $4,850,000. LoanCore Capital provided financing for MHCommercial Real Estate Fund.

Jordan Paul, Principal of MHCommercial Real Estate Fund stated, “We are excited to close our second investment this month for MHCommercial Real Estate Fund. Prince Creek Village aligns well with our goal to invest in well-located, high-quality commercial properties with strong economic and demographic growth in the Southeastern United States. Prince Creek Village enjoys an outstanding location adjacent to a new Publix grocery store in one of the most affluent communities in the fast-growing Myrtle Beach metropolitan area. Our affiliation with the NAI Global network gave us outstanding insight into the local market and the property’s strong tenant base includes a diverse mix of popular local medical, financial service businesses and restaurants which will provide our investors with immediate cash flow and the opportunity to realize additional value as the area continues to grow.”

NAI/Merin Hunter Codman has been retained to manage the property and Myrtle Beach-based NAI Lachicotte has been retained to lease the property.

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