NEWS PICK-UP: 2017 Big Year for Neil Merin

“Merin, Chairman of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman in West Palm Beach, handled three high-profile sales last year that  ranked among the top eight of SIOR’s list:

  • The $64.5 million sale of the 245,000 SF Golden Bear Plaza in North Palm Beach
  • The $62.3 million sale of a interest in a 245,673 SF property in Palm Beach Gardens
  • The $54.5 million sale of the 241,000 SF Fountain Square in Boca Raton”

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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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NEWS PICK-UP: CCIM Deal Makers / Neil Merin takes Biggest Deal

Neil Merin, CCIM, of NAI Merin Hunter Codman in West Palm Beach, Fla., represented Terra in the more than $62.3 million purchase of the 245,673-sf Golden Bear Plaza office property in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., from GB Investors LLC. Merin also represented Admiralty Acquisition Co. LLC in the more than $18.5 million sale of the 80,800-sf 4400 PGA office property in Palm Beach Gardens to Medical Center Realty LLC, North Medical Building Corp., and EMCD Properties LLC.

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NAI/MERIN HUNTER CODMAN AND CBRE SELL BOCA RATON’S FOUNTAIN SQUARE OFFICE COMPLEX FOR $54.5 MILLION

NAI/MERIN HUNTER CODMAN AND CBRE SELL BOCA RATON’S FOUNTAIN SQUARE OFFICE COMPLEX FOR $54.5 MILLION

— Boca Raton’s Second Largest Class-A Office Transaction of 2017 —

West Palm Beach, Fla. – NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Palm Beach County’s leading commercial real estate services firm, and CBRE, have announced the sale of Fountain Square, a 241,000-square foot Boca Raton office complex for $54,500,000. The sale of Fountain Square, a three-building project located at 2600, 2650, and 2700 N Military Trail, is Boca Raton’s second largest office building transaction of 2017. Christian Lee and Jose Lobon of CBRE and Neil Merin, SIOR, CCIM of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, represented the Seller, Fountain Square Owner LLC in the transaction.

Fountain Square Owner LLC, a joint venture between affiliates of Contrarian Capital Management LLC of Greenwich Connecticut and NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Inc., as the local operating partner, purchased the complex in October 2014 for $37 million. The property’s value increased approximately 50% over the Seller’s ownership period thanks to a comprehensive value enhancement program implemented by NAI/Merin Hunter Codman.

At the time of acquisition, the property was 62% occupied. NAI/Merin Hunter Codman provided asset, property, and construction management and leasing services and implemented a multimillion dollar capital improvement program which upgraded common elements and tenant suites and resulted in over 100,000 square feet of leasing over the last 24 months moving building occupancy to over 90% at the time of the sale.

Jordan Paul, Chief Executive Officer of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman stated, “We are very pleased with the success we have had at Fountain Square for our partners and investors. The hard work of our leasing, construction and property management teams created a gem that provides competitively priced Class-A office space for professional tenants looking to locate near the Glades Road corridor. Our vertically integrated in-house capabilities provide our clients and partners with everything that is needed to turn around a real estate project and Fountain Square is a prime example of the value that we can create.”

Gil Tenzer, Portfolio Manager & Director of Real Estate Investments at Contrarian Capital Management LLC, added, “Fountain Square represents our commitment to partnering with local operators to invest in and turn around under-performing assets with high potential. We are pleased to have partnered with NAI/Merin Hunter Codman on the Fountain Square project.”

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Palm Beach County Real Estate Mogul Jeff Greene Speaks to Crew Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Chapter

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Jeff Greene and Barbara LeBrun

Crew Palm Beach/Treasure Coast hosted the largest crowd this year at this month’s program on Tuesday, October 10th at the DoubleTree Hotel.

Jeff Greene, local real estate tycoon, spoke to CREW members on the upcoming projects throughout Palm Beach County, including One West Palm, micro-apartments on Banyan Blvd, Clematis Place and Currie Park.

Greene has built his career mainly in real estate starting back when he was a college student. Today the bulk of his fortune includes some 30 properties in Florida, 3,500 apartments in Los Angeles and 3 buildings in downtown Manhattan.

“Jeff is always a crowd favorite and we are so grateful that he took the time to speak to our chapter,” says Barbara LeBrun, Past-President for CREW Palm Beach Treasure Coast, “And, our members really enjoyed his insight on the short and long term predictions for Palm Beach County.”

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