Miami, FL, March 20, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) South Florida Chapter recognized Cresa South Florida professionals for negotiating creative lease deals at its “Celebrating Excellence” Awards gala on March 12.
The NAIOP annual awards program highlights companies and commercial real estate professionals for their outstanding contributions to the industry.
Cresa South Florida won “Office Lease Transaction of the Year” for its work on the Shutts & Bowen lease and “Unique Deal of the Year” for advising Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. the public-private partnership between the cruise line and Florida International University. Cresa was also a finalist in the “Industrial Lease Transaction of the Year” category for its work on the Starboard Cruise Services lease and a finalist in the “Office Lease Transaction of the Year” category for the TotalBank headquarters deal.
“Cresa South Florida had a strong year on the office leasing front and launched out into the industrial side of the market with veteran Sky Groden coming on board in January,” says John Marshall, managing principal at Cresa. “By focusing on the tenant’s advantage, we’re disrupting conventional approaches to leasing. That’s driving ROI for our clients and winning the attention of the local industry.”
Here are the deals that were highlighted at NAIOP’s “Celebrating Excellence Awards”:
Winner—Office Lease Transaction of the Year: Shutts & Bowen signed a new lease for 69,155 square feet at the Southeast Financial Center. Shutts’ relocation within Miami’s CBD marked the largest lease signed in Miami’s CBD for 2013 at the time. Shutts inked 15-year lease for three floors in the building, which is located 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. David Preve, Barbara Liberatore Black, and Matt Goodman handled the transaction for Cresa.
Winner—Unique Deal of the Year: Florida International University and Royal Caribbean Cruises finalized a complex business transaction to build a new rehearsal facility for shipboard performers on its Biscayne Bay campus. In a public-private partnership deal three years in the making, the 130,000-square-foot, $20 million facility is expected to open its doors in January 2015. Alan Kleber handled the transaction for Cresa.
Finalist—Industrial Lease Transaction of the Year: Starboard Cruise Services inked a 220,000-square-foot industrial lease at the future Flagler Station Building 34. It was the largest lease in the third quarter of 2013. Charlie Barton, John Marshall and Matthew Cheezem handled the transaction for Cresa.
Finalist—Office Lease Transaction of the Year: TotalBank placed its name at the top of the Miami Tower, one of the most recognizable buildings in Downtown Miami, as it moved its headquarters to the building. The bank moved into 60,000 square feet at 100 Southeast Second St., taking up three floors and opening a street-level branch. Matthew Goodman handled the transaction for Cresa.
Cresa is an international corporate real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents tenants and specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate services, including: Transaction Management, Project Management, Corporate Solutions, Portfolio Strategies, Location Planning, Lease Administration, Capital Markets, Mission Critical Solutions, and Facilities Services. With more than 58 offices, Cresa is the largest tenant representation firm in North America. Through its partnership with Savills, one of the world’s largest commercial real estate services firms; Cresa covers more than 173 locations in 40 countries. For more information, visit www.cresa.com.