Monday, March 19, 2012

Commercial Asset Partners Realty helps U.S. Geological Survey center relocate to Pasco County, FL

TRINITY, FL (March 19, 2012) – Taking steps to increase efficiency and better serve resource managers and environmental stakeholders around west-central Florida, the Tampa office of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Florida Water Science Center will relocate to an office/industrial park in Lutz, Fla.

Commercial Asset Partners (CAP) Realty facilitated the 21,000-square-foot lease at 4446 Pet Lane in Pasco County’s ComPark75 (top left photo)

Heidi Tuttle-Beisner (middle right photo), CCIM, Broker-Owner of CAP Realty, represented the landlord, HR Pasco, LLC, and acted as a transactional broker in the deal, which brings 60 jobs to Pasco County.

Build-out for the flex property, which was in shell condition, is underway, with 70 percent being converted to office and 30 percent dedicated to warehouse space. The USGS expects to move in to the new facility in August.

“Converting a flex building to 70 percent office is rather unusual,” said Tuttle-Beisner, “but in this case, the property allowed the flexibility required to fit USGS’s needs. We are very pleased to help bring this quality group to Pasco County.”

 The USGS is the nation's largest earth science agency that provides a scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues and problems. The Florida Water Science Center’s mission is to collect, analyze and disseminate impartial data and information needed to wisely manage water resources for the nation and Florida.

To ensure a safe and sustainable water supply that meets the state’s needs, the Florida Water Science Center provides reliable and accurate information related to water shortages caused by short-term drought, needs caused by population growth and development, restriction of water supply due to contamination, and other issues related to the water supply.

 “The nature of what USGS was looking for in a property was unique,” said Ross Kirk (lower right photo), principal of CLW Industrial Group, who acted as a development consultant for the project. “The space at ComPark75 had the ability to provide for all of USGS’s needs.”

The 6,000-square-foot warehouse in ComPark75 will be used to store and test hydrologic surveillance equipment, which help forecast future floods, track rising water due to rain or storm surge, and monitor water quality and availability, prior to deployment to the field.

The facility will also have a laboratory that will be used primarily for sample preparation and some chemical analysis.

 “USGS's Florida Water Science Center relocating to ComPark75 is a great opportunity to showcase how well the development community and Pasco County can work to make things happen,” said John Walsh (lower left photo), Vice President of Pasco Economic Development Council, Inc.

 “This project had a quick turnaround time, and the Pasco County Development team worked with Commercial Asset Partners Realty and ComPark75 to expedite permitting and meet the timeframe needed by USGS.”

 The Florida Water Science Center will relocate from its current location near the University of South Florida in Tampa.


Noelle Anderson, APR
Principal & President
True Blue Communications

Brown Harris Stevens Commercial Real Estate Announces $4.8 Million Sale of Office Building in Queens Village, NY


New York, NY,  March 19, 2012 -- Brown Harris Stevens Commercial Real Estate Division announces the sale of the Queens Corporate Center, a 47,062-square-foot, four-story building located at 221-10 Jamaica Avenue in Queens Village.

 GWB Realty Associates of New Jersey, LLC acquired the building for $4,800,000 through David Sargoy (middle right photo), Director of the Commercial Real Estate Division, and Zubin Hassid, Director of Investments and Leasing.

 Queens Corporate Center, now available for lease to office and medical tenants who require between 300 and 10,000 square feet, offers a very large private parking lot and is convenient to buses, Long Island Railroad, extensive commercial areas and highways.

 According to David Sargoy, the building is being renovated with new common areas, bathrooms and a redone exterior.

 For additional information visit

Contact exclusive leasing and marketing agents, David Sargoy at 516.203.8134 or and Zubin Hassid at 516.203.8188 or
Jennifer Little
Vice President (Group Head)
1345 Avenue of the Americas,
 New York, NY 10105
T: 212.843.8364
 F: 212.843.9200

Ryan Stone Ware Appointed Executive Chef of 7 On Fulton at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in New Orleans


 NEW ORLEANS, LA – March 19   2012 – The New Orleans Hotel Collection announced today the appointment of Chef Ryan Stone Ware (top right photo) as Executive Chef for 7 on Fulton (middle left photo).

The restaurant, 7 on Fulton, is located in the Arts District of New Orleans within the 202-room Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans Hotel (middle right photo).  Ware will be responsible for menu creativity and leading the culinary team at 7 on Fulton.

 “We are delighted to welcome Chef Ryan to the hotel,” said Hotel Manager Ivy Lim (lower left photo)

 “With many years of culinary arts training, fine dining and independent catering experience, Chef Ryan is a creative, innovative and diligent individual. He will be a great asset to 7 on Fulton restaurant and private dining at Wyndham Riverfront Hotel.

 Most recently, Chef Ryan Ware was operating his own catering business and bistro in Slidell, Louisiana.

In 2004, Ware was Executive Sous-Chef at GW Fins, providing his management and culinary skills in directing the food preparation operations for this dynamic French Quarter eatery.

Prior to GW Fins, Chef Ryan ran the kitchen for the Salmen-Fritchie house in Slidell, where he created many new dishes for this esteemed, well established community restaurant.   Chef Ryan also worked at Mr. B’s Bistro, Hyde Park Grill, and the Cripple Creek Restaurant in Rhinebeck N.Y. working with Chef David Bruno

Chef Ryan began his artistic path at neighborhood Louisiana restaurants in his teens. He went on to attend the Culinary Institute of America in New York where he received formal culinary training and obtained a degree in culinary arts.

He then began a career with a major national restaurant chain, learning menu creation, portion control and personnel management while rising to the position of corporate trainer.


Ivy Lim
Wyndham Riverfront Hotel

 Patrick Daly
Account Supervisor
Daly Gray, Inc.
Office:  (703) 435-6293
Cell:  (703) 300-8289

Piedmont Henry Hospital and Ackerman Medical Collaborate on New Medical Office Building in Stockbridge, GA

 Atlanta, GA, March 19, 2012 – Piedmont Henry Hospital and Ackerman Medical jointly announce the development of a new 60,000-square-foot medical office building (top left rendering) in Stockbridge, Henry County, Ga.

The three-story, Class “A” building, to be named Henry Physician Center, will serve as the new gateway to Piedmont Henry Hospital.  The new building will be located at the entrance of the hospital’s campus at the corner of Eagle’s Landing Parkway and Rock Quarry Road.
Groundbreaking for the $11-million project is slated to begin this summer and is scheduled to open in early 2013.

“The development of Henry Physician Center, which resulted from the recent merger of Piedmont Healthcare and Henry Medical Center, demonstrates Piedmont Healthcare’s deep commitment to meeting the expanding medical needs of Henry County residents,” said Charles Scott (middle left photo), CEO of Piedmont Henry Hospital. 

According to John A. Willig (middle right photo), principle of Ackerman Medical, “Henry Physician Center responds to the demand from growing physician practices seeking to locate on the new Piedmont Henry Hospital campus.”

The new medical building is already more than 50 percent committed to premier physician practices, including Southern Orthopaedic Specialists. Henry Physician Center is now leasing.

Mike Tallant (lower right photo) from Commercial Assets Group represents the property along with Ackerman Medical’s John Willig.

Henry Physician Center increases the developer’s track record in Henry County to more than 250,000 square feet. Recently developed medical office buildings in this market include SouthCrest Medical Plaza I, SouthCrest Medical Plaza II and Northpark I. 

For more information, contact:
Fara Wilson,
VP of Marketing
770. 913.3904