It’s with great excitement and pride that we share a recent milestone for our company – the NAI/Merin Hunter Codman name has been placed atop the Centurion Tower building! This is a grand accomplishment for a firm who humbly resided in a partial second floor space at the building for nearly 30 years. Our recent move to the seventh floor combined with building signage is a testament to the firms stability and dedication to West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County and South Florida.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to Katherine Kallergis of The Real Deal Miami who shared news about our recent additions in her Movers & Shakers column.
“NAI/Merin Hunter Codman brought on a slew of new brokers and accounting professionals. Alexandra Bazo joined as a commercial associate, Jeffrey Cebula as a senior associate, Jaime Chamberlin as a marketing analyst, Maxwell Pawk as a commercial associate, April Pearson as controller, Daria Salha as a property accountant and Christopher Smith as a commercial associate.”
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.
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.
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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.
“The Palm Beach Post reported that billionaire Jeff Greene is ready to hire a general contractor to build a 30-story office, hotel and apartment complex in West Palm Beach.
Neil Merin, chairman of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, told the Palm Beach Post that Greene and Related Cos. will need at least five years to lease the office space at both One West Palm and 360 Rosemary if they open simultaneously.”