Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sireeampan Boutique Resort & Spa Opens in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Sireeampan Boutique Resort & Spa, Downtown Chiang Mai, Thailand

Jitsak Lim-Pakornkul
Chiang Mai, Thailand -- Sireeampan Boutique Resort & Spa, an intimate 11-suite luxury resort in the heart of Chiang Mai opens today, in time to welcome the Chinese New Year of the Horse.

 With an exquisitely intricate design inspired by the Thai royal manors of the 18th century, Sireeampan Boutique Resort & Spa brings together the rich traditions of Siamese hospitality with modern luxury, offering highly personalized experiences for each guest.

 “We are delighted to welcome you to Sireeampan Boutique Resort & Spa,” said Jitsak Lim-Pakornkul, General Manager of the resort.  “Inspired by our stunning surroundings and Chiang Mai’s rich heritage, we’ve created a deeply memorable experience that will set a new standard for luxury hospitality in the region.”

With renowned Chef Scott Flaxman in charge of the kitchen in the resort, guests can enjoy truly unique and personalized experiences during their stay.  A South African by birth, Chef Scott has rich experience in the culinary world and was once private chef for celebrities, Heads of State, politicians and numerous well-known musicians

Chef Scott Flaxman
Tucked away in a lush setting that enhances privacy, Sireeampan Boutique Resort & Spa is a secluded sanctuary offering individually curated experiences for guests.

 Drawing inspiration from the intricate architecture of Thailand’s Ratanakosin era, the resort is built as a grand Thai house, with a cozy cloister of buildings that are encircled by lush gardens with 11 exquisitely appointed private guest suites, a full-service restaurant, a stylish piano lounge and wine cellar, and fully-equipped state-of-the-art fitness and business centers. 

With just 11 guest suites and a service philosophy that is rooted in the revered Thai hospitality culture, Sireeampan delivers an exceptionally bespoke experience for each and every guest.  

The elevated service of Sireeampan offers guests the pleasure of being indulged like royalty.  Ranging from 40 – 60 square meters, each guest suite is named for one of 11 gemstones that comprise Thailand’s rich jewelry heritage.

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

Hwee Peng Yeo
Director of Asian Markets
Glodow Nead Communications
Level 21, Centennial Tower
3 Temasek Avenue

Singapore 039190

Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp. Names Dean Giannakopoulos Director in Downtown Chicago Office

Dean Giannakopoulos
CHICAGO, IL,  Jan. 28, 2014 – Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp (MMCC), a leading provider of commercial real estate financing and capital markets expertise, has promoted Dean Giannakopoulos to director in the firm’s Chicago Downtown office, according to MMCC’s central region vice president, Charles Krawitz.

“Dean’s ability to leverage the strength of the Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services platform, combined with his knowledge and experience, is a winning proposition for owners, buyers and agents,” says Krawitz.

Giannakopoulos began his career with MMCC in 2011 as an associate director. 

He has been involved in nearly $1.5 billion in commercial real estate finance transactions over his career and  is responsible for securing commercial debt and equity financing for an array of property types including multifamily, office and industrial, retail, manufactured housing and hospitality.

Charles Krawitz
According to Krawitz, Giannakopoulos arranged approximately $70,000,000 in commercial financing for both internal and external clients in 2013 through his relationships with national, regional and local funding sources.

Giannakopoulos received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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

Gina Relva
Public Relations Manager
Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation
(925) 953-1716

Fort Lauderdale Industrial Property Sells for More Than $1.2 Million

St. George Guardabassi
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (Jan. 28, 2014) – Berger Commercial Realty broker St. George Guardabassi handled the sale of a 17,800-square-foot industrial building to Mareleng Inc. for $1,225,000.

 Guardabassi represented the seller, Baer Investment Management.

The property, which will be used by a marine engineering business, features a large rectangular warehouse with three docks, drive-in ramp door, 18-foot clear height ceilings, three-phase electricity, and ample parking and a fenced side yard.

 It is located at 840 N.W. 57th Place in Fort Lauderdale-- north of Commercial Boulevard, south of Cypress Creek Road, and east of Powerline Road, near I-95.

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

Marielle Sologuren
Pierson Grant Public Relations
(954) 776-1999, ext. 226

Taylor & Mathis of Florida Garners Five TOBY Awards

Taylor & Mathis of Florida TOBY award-winning team

Marlene Diaz
MIAMI, FL –Jan.  28, 2014 –    Taylor & Mathis of Florida has garnered five TOBY (The Office Building of the Year) awards from the Miami-Dade chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). 

  The organization held its 26th annual award program January 17th at the Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building in Miami. 

 “The level of dedication these individuals and our entire South Florida team puts into the properties is immeasurable by this award alone. They are an amazing group of people,” said Marlene Diaz, Taylor & Mathis Director of Operations.

“With these awards they have been distinguished by their industry peers for management excellence over many consecutive years, a standard that we know they consistently exceed.” 

Every year BOMA MIAMI-DADE honors outstanding buildings, property managers, and associates, not an easy task with so many great buildings and members competing for the coveted The Office Building of The Year or TOBY Awards.

Among the five awards received by Taylor & Mathis are

·         Rafael Lopez – Waterford at Blue Lagoon – Engineer of the Year (2 or less)

 Building of the Year Awards:

·         355 Alhambra, Coral Gables - 100,000 to 249,999 Square Foot Building –

Lisa Mitchell, Senior Property Manager

·         550 Biltmore, Coral Gables – Renovated.  Renovations for which the award was received included lobby renovations as well as mechanical and HVAC systems.

Hilda Mendoza, Property Manager

Peter Romero

6100/6303 Waterford -Suburban Office Low Rise

Peter Romero, Senior Property Manager

·         6505 Waterford - Corporate Facility

Peter Romero, Senior Property Manager

The TOBY Awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive programs of their kind in the commercial real estate industry recognizing quality in office buildings and rewarding excellence in office building management.

 During the competition, all facets of a building's operations are thoroughly evaluated.

 Buildings are judged on everything from community involvement and site management to environmental and "green" policies and procedures.

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

Marlene Diaz
Taylor & Mathis|Director of Operations -

NAI Realvest Negotiates New Restaurant Lease in Altamonte Springs, FL for New Mom’s Kitchen

Mitch Heidrich
 ORLANDO, FlL– NAI Realvest recently negotiated a new lease agreement for 1,727 square feet of restaurant/retail space in Suite 1018 at the GFS Marketplace located at 1140 E. Altamonte Drive in Altamonte Springs where a new Mom’s Kitchen will open in March. 

The NAI Realvest retail team of Kevin O’Connor, Matt Cichocki and Mitch Heidrich brokered the transaction representing the Orlando-based landlord, U.S. Bank National Association.

Kevin O'Connor

The space leased was previously occupied by Athena CafĂ© and the new tenant Maria Chauca d/b/a Mom’s Kitchen intends to relocate the restaurant from their Casselberry location.

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

Beth Payan or Larry Vershel, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142 Lvershelco@alol.com

2013 Marks Strongest Leasing Year for IDI Since 2000

Tim Gunter
ATLANTA, GA (Jan. 28, 2014) – IDI, a leading full-service industrial real estate company based in Atlanta, announced today that 2013 was the company’s strongest leasing year since 2000.

The year saw 15,374,113 total square feet in leases, a portfolio increase from 84 to 187 buildings, 6,623,434 square feet in development starts and seven buildings receiving LEED certification.

The news comes on the heels of IDI’s acquisition by Brookfield Property Partners and merger with Verde Realty.

“The success of 2013 is truly a testament to the hard work of our team members,” said Tim Gunter, IDI’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “While last year was historic, I am excited about what our future has in store.

“Our new ownership provides us the opportunity to further expand our presence, while strengthening our asset base and balance sheet.” 

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

Matt Scofield
P 404-214-3554

Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp. Arranges Financing for $13.4 Million Multifamily Property Sale in Springfield, IL

Orchard Park Apartments, Springfield, IL

Richard Lynn
SPRINGFIELD, IL Jan. 27, 2014 – Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation (MMCC), a leading provider of commercial real estate financing and capital markets expertise, arranged 10-year, fixed-rate financing for the acquisition of two multifamily properties in Springfield, Ill.

            Rick Lynn, a director in MMCC’s Chicago Oak Brook office, secured the loan.

            “The borrower was in a 1031 exchange, making this a time-sensitive transaction,” says Lynn. “The process took just five weeks and illustrates our ability to source capital for assets in other than primary markets.”

Alex Blagojevich
            James Walsh, senior vice president investments in Marcus & Millichap’s Chicago Downtown office, represented the seller, the property’s developer.

David Gaines, vice president investments, also in the firm’s Chicago Downtown office, and Alex Blagojevich, vice president investments in the firm’s Tampa office, led the national marketing campaign. The Chicago-area buyer is a private investor representing his family investment trust.

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

Gina Relva
Public Relations Manager
Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation
(925) 953-1716

Distinguished ICSC CDP Designation Received by Gary M. Ralston, Managing Partner of CBC Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty

Gary M. Ralston
LAKELAND, FL – Gary Ralston, CCIM, managing partner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty, LLC in Lakeland, recently received the ICSC Certified Development, Design, and Construction Professional (CDP) designation.

The ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc.) certification programs focus on raising the industry’s professional standards globally. 

There are 6,000 ICSC designees in 55 countries – representing fewer than 10% of the commercial real estate professionals in the shopping center industry. Of this elite group, only 500 designees have achieved CDP status.

Michael P. Kercheval, President and CEO of ICSC said of Ralston, “A mark of excellence, ICSC certifications give special recognition to shopping center professionals like you who demonstrate the highest levels of competency in their specialty as proven through solid professional education, experience, ethics and passing a rigorous examination.

“You have a proven record of accomplishment, experience, and success and are now counted among the most professional of your peers.”

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