Saturday, December 7, 2013

NAI Realvest Negotiates $1.375 Million sale of Two Industrial Buildings totaling 25,200 square feet at Poinciana CommerCenter in Kissimmee, FL

Poinciana CommerCenter West, KIssimmee, FL

Michael Heidrich
ORLANDO, FL– NAI Realvest recently completed the sale of two buildings totaling 25,200 square feet of industrial space for $1,375,000.00 at Poinciana CommerCenter West in Kissimmee.

 Michael Heidrich, principal at NAI Realvest, negotiated the transactions representing the seller, New York, N.Y.-based Poinciana CommerCenter West, LLC.

 Deeja Foods, Inc. of Kissimmee, who leased two of the largest spaces at Poinciana CommerCenter West, exercised their option to purchase both buildings – 1770 Business Center Lane with 13,600 square feet for $725,000.00 and 1780 Business Center Lane with 11,600 square feet for $650,000.00.    

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142;

NAI Realvest Names Ryan Beerbower broker associate in Orlando, FL Office

Ryan Beerbower
ORLANDO, FL -- NAI Realvest one of central Florida’s largest commercial real estate services companies and developers of industrial facilities, recently named Ryan Beerbower broker associate.

Robin L. Webb
Robin L. Webb, CCIM, managing director at NAI Realvest, said Beerbower has 15 years of experience in commercial property development, project management and construction.

Beerbower holds a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Management from University of Florida and he received his MBA from University of Central Florida.

Tom Hankins
Webb said Beerbower will join the Hankins Group Investment Team with NAI Realvest principal Tom Hankins and will be focusing on sale of and investment in office properties in the Maitland and Winter Park areas.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142;

Hendricks-Berkadia Negotiates $21.2 Million Sale of 420 Unit Park Place Luxury Apartment Community in Port Richey, FL

Park Place Apartments, 9310 Valley View Lane, Off U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL

Jason Stanton

TAMPA, FL -- Hendricks-Berkadia Apartment Real Estate Advisors, which ranks as one of the leading multi-family investment banking and research companies in the nation, recently negotiated the sale of the 420-unit Park Place apartment community at 9310 Valley View Lane in Port Richey off U.S. 19.

Situated on 23.51 acres, amenities include two pools, Jacuzzi, tennis court, fitness center, two clubhouses, barbeque grills, laundry facilities, and car-care center.

Hal Warren
Jason Stanton, vice president based in Tampa, negotiated the sale with associate partner Hal Warren of the firm’s Orlando office, and Cole Whitaker, partner who heads Hendricks-Berkadia’s southeast region.

Cole Whitaker
Hendricks-Berkadia represented the sellers, Trail Port Richey, LLC and CC Port Richey Apartments, LLC, a partnership of Tom Cabrerizo and Maurice Cayon.

Stanton said the investment property which was built in 1985, benefits from more than $1 million in renovations and improvements over the past three years and has the potential to increase future revenues through a value add program, increasing occupancy to market levels.

Dorvidor Management Company, LLC paid $21,200,000 for the property.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142;

Stonemark Management Adds Yardi Expertise; Firm Skilled in Both Major Property Management Software

Lela Brooks
Atlanta, GA – Multifamily property management firm Stonemark Management recently hired Lela Brooks to train managers and leasing staff on the Yardi platform.

Gaining proficiency with Yardi property management software means the firm can seamlessly acquire and manage multifamily communities that currently use the Yardi platform.

Stonemark manages multifamily communities for a large number of third-partner owners and investors, as well as joint ventures involving its corporate partner Stonemark Equities.

 Its staff is already skilled in another leading software platform, RealPage’s OneSite system. The addition of Brooks to the firm’s team means it is  becoming proficient in both leading property management operations systems.

“The training that Brooks provides means the firm can now serve a wider array of clients and more seamlessly implement new management contracts, regardless of the software the communities have in place,” said Michael Taylor, CEO of the Stonemark Group.

Michael Taylor
Brooks has more than 15 years experience in real estate, IT and telecommunications. She was previously with Columbia Residential. She earned her undergraduate degree from Alabama A&M University, and is also a licensed paralegal.

The Stonemark Group focuses on the acquisition, financing, ownership, management and disposition of multifamily real estate investments in the Southeastern U.S. and Texas. 

The group includes Chicago-based Stonemark Equities and Atlanta-based Stonemark Management. For more information, visit
For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Terri Thornton 404-932-4347  

Maury L. Carter and Associates, Inc. Brokers Sales of 12 Bank Owned Properties in 20 Months


Daryl M. Carter
Orlando, FL– Maury L. Carter & Associates, Inc. sold a 16-acre parcel of bank owned land on Hancock Road, south of Highway 50 in Lake County, for PNC Bank, N.A. to Clermont Storage Center, LLC for $450,000 cash. 

Daryl M. Carter with Maury L. Carter & Associates, Inc. represented the seller.  Austin Anderson with Realty Executives, Lake County, represented the buyer. 

Carter says “this level of activity and shrinking bank owned property inventory are signs that Central Florida is recovering from the recession.”

Maury L. Carter & Associates, Inc. is an Orlando-based full service commercial real estate firm proficient in commercial real estate investments, asset management, brokerage, and development.
The firm's officers combine more than 75 years experience in real estate investments and brokerage.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Maury L. Carter & Associates, Inc.
3333 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32806

HFF secures $40 million financing on behalf of The Shamrock Group from Canyon Capital for development of retail outlet center on U.S./Mexico border in San Diego, CA

Rendering of The Outlets at the  Border, a planned retail outlet center along the U.S.-Mexican border in San Ysidro, CA

Aldon Cole

SAN DIEGO, CA – HFF announced today that it has secured $40 million in financing for the development of The Outlets at the Border, a 140,000-square-foot retail outlet center along the U.S./Mexico border in San Ysidro, California.

                Working exclusively on behalf of The Shamrock Group, LLC, HFF placed the $40 million construction loan with Canyon Capital Realty Advisors. 

                Slated for completion in October 2014, The Outlets at the Border is currently under construction and is in the pre-leasing stage with many of the industry’s top national and international retail brands already signed. 

The newly constructed outlets will be the most proximate stores to the San Ysidro Port of Entry, including the new pedestrian border crossing, slated to open in 2015, and is adjacent to the new vehicle entry into Mexico known as El Chaparral, which opened in November 2012. 

The San Ysidro Port of Entry is the busiest crossing in the world with approximately 100 million crossings per year including more than 26 million pedestrians. 

Tim Wright
The Outlets at the Border will be the final phase of the Las Americas Master Plan that includes the development of approximately 800,000 square feet of retail space

                The HFF team representing the Shamrock Group, LLC was led by managing director Aldon Cole and senior managing director Tim Wright.

“The Outlets at the Border will become the new front door to the United States and the highly successful Las Americas retail commerce area.  We are excited to bring a variety of new, top quality retailers into this exceptionally vibrant retail environment that has continued to thrive with consistent high levels of traffic, top of industry sales volumes and low vacancies,” said Randy Levinson of Shamrock Group

                The Shamrock Group, LLC is a San Diego-based real estate development and investment firm founded by Michael K. Binkle and Randy A. Levinson. 

The group primarily focuses on acquisition, development and investment in commercial, office, industrial and retail real estate within the western United States. 

For more information about The Shamrock Group, LLC, visit

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Kristen M. Murphy
Associate Director
HFF | One Post Office Square, Suite 3500 | Boston, MA 02109
Main: 617-338-0990 | Direct: 617-848-1572 | Cell: 617-543-4873 |

New Owners Reposition The New Dadeland @ 9700 in South Miami, FL

Rendering of Dadeland@9700 in South Miami, FL
at SW 98th Street and South Dixie Highway (US 1)

Ericka Witkowski
MIAMI, FL -- New ownership is in the process of repositioning Dadeland @ 9700, an 11-story office building at the high-visibility intersection of SW 98th Street and South Dixie Highway (US 1) in Miami.

A new façade and common areas designed by Burton Hersh, P.A., are in the works.

The availability of prominent signage options on the property, located at 9700 South Dixie Highway (US 1) in the South Miami/Dadeland/Pinecrest submarkets, make the building ideal for businesses and professionals.

Leasing consultants Joseph Abood and Ericka Witkowski of Colliers International South Florida are lead brokers for the property.

 Since September when Colliers began leasing the 67,142-square-foot building, proposals for more than 25,000 square feet have been delivered to prospective tenants. "Some full floors are available, as are contiguous areas ranging from 19,150 square feet to 618 square feet," said Abood.

Joe Abood
Even with the physical improvements and tenant-centric new management, lease rates remain favorable to prospective tenants,

Abood said. "Dadeland @ 9700 contains ample covered parking. It is within walking distance of retail, banks, restaurants and the Metrorail, so the location is convenient for those who work in the building, as well as for the clients and customers of businesses there."

Robert Berrin and Ike Fisher, Managing Partners, acquired the building in September, and are fast-tracking the work on the façade and entry.

Easy ingress and egress, consistent attention to common area details, and redundant electrical generators are some of the many benefits that make Dadeland @ 9700 an outstanding opportunity. 
For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Crystal Proenza
Vice President of Marketing
Colliers International South Florida
Commercial Real Estate Services
Tel: 305 476 7138

Chatham Lodging Acquires SpringHill Suites in Savannah, Georgia’s Downtown Waterfront Historic District

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Savannah Downtown/Historic District, Savannah, GA

SAVANNAH, GA and PALM BEACH, FL —Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), a hotel real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in upscale, extended-stay hotels and premium-branded, select-service hotels, today announced that it has acquired the 160-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott Savannah Downtown/Historic District for $39.8 million, plus customary acquisition and closing costs. 

Jeffrey H. Fisher
Chatham funded the purchase with available cash and borrowings on its secured revolving credit facility.  

Following the acquisition, the company’s leverage ratio is 37 percent, calculated as net debt to hotel investment at cost.  

Chatham currently has the capacity to make incremental acquisitions in the range of $150-$200 million on its balance sheet.

The purchase price represents a forward 12- month capitalization rate of approximately 8.5 percent based on the hotel’s projected net operating income.

Year-to-date through September 30, 2013, the hotel’s RevPAR is up nearly 6 percent to $113.

The SpringHill Suites is the newest hotel within Savannah’s landmark waterfront Downtown/Historic District. 

Savannah Downtown Historic District
Constructed under the strict guidelines of the Historic District’s Preservation Plan and the Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission, the hotel blends in well with the neighborhood, which is characterized by meticulously restored buildings. 

The Historic District is considered the largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States and is ranked as one of the Top 10 City Destinations in the United States attracting more than  50 million visitors in the past decade.

“Despite the current competitive transaction climate in the lodging industry, we continue to source high quality acquisitions in off-market transactions through our extensive industry relationships,” said Jeffrey H. Fisher, Chatham’s chief executive officer.  

”This hotel matches our strategy perfectly with its infill location, recent construction in 2009, high barriers to new competition and strong, growing demand.  

“Similar to our downtown Portland, Maine Hampton Inn and Suites, demand at this hotel is consistently strong for leisure travelers year-round, due to its great location. 

“The hotel also attracts the corporate traveler segment, which seeks a premium-branded hotel in a great location within the beautiful Historic District.”

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Jerry Daly
Daly Gray Public Relations                                                   
 (703) 435-6293                                                                                                                                                              

Dennis Craven
Chief Financial Officer
(561) 227-1386