Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Spa at Trump Soho is New York City’s Exclusive Destination for Cutting-Edge Natura Bissé Anti-Aging and Depigmentation Facials

The Spa at Trump Soho, New York, NY
 NEW YORK, NY – Trump SoHo® New York, the neighborhood’s only AAA Five Diamond rated hotel and home to the first authentic luxury hammam in New York City, is excited to partner with Natura Bissé, the Barcelona-based award-winning luxury skincare company known for its ability to combine the most avant-garde trends with technological innovation and the traditional therapies of different cultures.

The Spa at Trump SoHo will feature the cutting-edge Natura Bissé skincare product line in all facials and is the first spa in the New York metropolitan region to exclusively feature two new specialized treatments, the Hawaiian Whitening & Brightening Facial and NYC SoHo Alternative to Injectables Facial.  

Whether in search of a quick beauty fix or an extended retreat from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, The Spa at Trump SoHo is a peaceful sanctuary featuring the very finest spa services for both hotel guests and locals.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:
 Hwee Peng Yeo
Vice President, Asia Markets
Glodow Nead Communications
San Francisco • New York • Singapore • Shanghai
Level 21, Centennial Tower, 3 Temasek Avenue • Singapore 039190
1700 Montgomery Street, Suite 203 • San Francisco, CA • 94111
Asia: 65.9768.6087  US:415.394.6500 • E:

Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel Debuts in November on the Chinese Riviera

Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel on Chinese Riviera, Zhuhai, China
Zhuhai, CHINA. July 9, 2014) – Sheraton Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce that Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel is set to open in November, 2014. 

  Ideally situated on the Chinese Riviera and next to the Zhuhai International Convention & Exhibition Center, the newest and biggest meeting center in Zhuhai, the 548-room Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel will be the perfect gathering place for business and leisure travelers looking for a welcoming respite from the bustling urban pace.

“Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel will offer travelers the convenience of being near to the large business centers of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Macao with the advantage of being located in one of China’s most beautiful coastal cities,” said Sunny Heng, general manager of Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel.  “With our prime location, signature amenities and leisure facilities, Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel is an ideal destination for leisure and business travelers looking to add a leisurely vacation element to their business trip.”

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:
 Hwee Peng Yeo
Vice President, Asia Markets
Glodow Nead Communications
San Francisco • New York • Singapore • Shanghai
Level 21, Centennial Tower, 3 Temasek Avenue • Singapore 039190
1700 Montgomery Street, Suite 203 • San Francisco, CA • 94111
Asia: 65.9768.6087  US:415.394.6500 • E:

Boutique Fort Lauderdale Residential Brokerage Closes $46 Million In Luxury Home Sales since January 2014

Joy Triglia
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – As home prices and sales in Fort Lauderdale’s prime waterfront neighborhoods continue to increase, Panton & Co. Realty, the fourth generation, family run boutique brokerage, has closed $46 million in sales in the first five months of the year, a record for the company and a personal record for owner and real estate industry veteran, Joy Triglia.  

 In Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious Harbor Beach neighborhood, eight waterfront Homes have sold since January 2014.

 Panton & Co. Realty, Inc. brokered four of those deals, two of which were the highest sales in the neighborhood, 2550 Del Lago Drive and 2407 Laguna Drive.

  The company has had five sales in the Las Olas Isles neighborhood since January 2014 in addition to a listing and sale on Delmar Place in the esteemed Seven Isles neighborhood.

 According to Triglia, most of her buyers are coming from the northeast region of the United States looking to for an escape from cold winters.  They arrive in South Florida and fall in love with the waterfront lifestyle and all that the area has to offer.  Many then decide to make Fort Lauderdale their home.   

Los Olas Isles, Fort Lauderdale, FL
 “We’ve been marketing and selling luxury real estate in East Fort Lauderdale for four generations, through multiple booms and recessions,” said Triglia, who began in the business in 1985 and took over from her mother, Barbara Panton, in 2011.  

“We are one of the most experienced and knowledgeable offices catering to this unique Eastside Fort Lauderdale market and many of our clients are repeat and referral customers,” she said. 

 Panton & Co. Realty, Inc. has been family owned and operated since its inception more than 50 years ago. Triglia’s great grandparents relocated from Italy to New York and opened a real estate office.  Her grandparents, George and Ann Panton, moved to Pompano Beach and started the business. 

Her grandfather served as president of the Pompano Board of Realtors.  Her grandmother sat on the board and also led the Florida Woman’s Council of Realtors for many years.  Both grandparents also sat on national and state real estate boards.

 “With an increasing number of people from around the world discovering the great South Florida lifestyle and strong property values, and with only a limited number of luxury waterfront homes available, we’re confident to say that purchasing waterfront real estate in east Fort Lauderdale will remain a solid investment,” Triglia said.   

 For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:
Daniel Grant
954.776.1999, ext. 235

Meridian Capital Group Arranges $17 Million in Permanent Financing for the Wellington Plaza Mixed-Use Property Located in Wellington, FL

Jared Hill
Boca Raton, FL – Meridian Capital Group, LLC, a leading national commercial real estate finance and advisory firm, negotiated a $17 million loan to refinance a mixed-use property located in Wellington, FL on behalf of Richard Schechter of The Bainbridge Companies and Norman Weinstein of Stateside Capital Corporation.

 The eight-year loan, provided by a regional balance sheet lender, features a competitive fixed-rate of 4.13% and one year of interest-only payments.

 This transaction was negotiated by Meridian Capital Group Managing Director, Michael Brown and Originator, Jared Hill, who are both based in the Company’s Boca Raton, FL office.

 Wellington Plaza is a two-story retail and office property, totaling 155,000 square feet, located at 12765 Forest Hill Boulevard in Wellington, FL. Notable tenants include, Starbucks and the U.S. Army Core of Engineers.

Richard Schechter
 “Meridian leveraged our relationship with the lender to obtain a non-recourse loan with the characteristics of a balance sheet mortgage as well as a rate and term similar to a CMBS or life insurance company loan,” said Mr. Brown.

Founded in 1991, Meridian Capital Group, LLC is one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate finance and advisory firms. Meridian is headquartered in New York with offices in New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, Florida, Arizona and California. 

Working with a broad array of capital providers, Meridian arranges financing for transactions ranging from $1 million to more than $500 million for multifamily, co-op, office, retail, hotel, mixed-use, industrial, healthcare, student housing, self-storage and construction properties. 

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

Jonathan Stern
Meridian Capital Group, LLC

IPA Sells Palm Beach County Multifamily Property for $74.7 Million

Still Hunter III

 BOCA RATON, FL – Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a brokerage division of Marcus & Millichap serving the needs of institutional and major private investors, has arranged the sale of Mizner Court at Broken Sound, a 450-unit luxury multifamily community in Boca Raton, Fla. The $74,745,000 sales price equates to $166,000 per unit.

            IPA senior director Still Hunter III represented the seller, CLP Mizner Court LLC. The buyer is Mizner Court Holdings LLC.

            “Mizner Court at Broken Sound is a rare asset of significant size with strong value-add potential in one of South Florida’s most desirable and affluent communities,” says Hunter. 

“Proximity to A-rated schools and employment centers, limited rental competition in the area and the potential for revenue enhancement through strategic renovations place this property in an excellent position for future growth.”         

            The apartment community is located at 6503 North Military Trail in Boca Raton. North Military Trail is one of the busiest north/south thoroughfares in Palm Beach County, with average traffic counts of nearly 35,000 vehicles per day.

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

Gina Relva
Public Relations Manager
(925) 953-1716

Hospital Physicians Partners Continues Expansion at Venture Corporate Center in Hollywood, FL

Donna Korn
Hollywood, FL July 9, 2014 -   Less than a year after Taylor & Mathis signed Hospital Physician Partners (HPP) to a 54,783 square foot renewal and expansion at Venture Corporate Center in Hollywood, Florida, the health management company has expanded again by an additional 4,182 square feet.  The firm now leases over 59,000 square feet at the office park.

 Donna Korn and Jennifer Gemma of Taylor & Mathis brokered the transaction on behalf of owner MetLife with HPP represented by co-broker Tony Jones of Cushman & Wakefield.

A tenant at Venture Corporate Center since 2010, Hospital Physician Partners nearly doubled the size of their existing offices last October with a 26,242 square foot expansion. 

“In expanding our offices at Venture Corporate Center we were able to consolidate some of our subsidiary companies to the same location as our headquarters,” stated Jeffrey Schillinger, Chief Executive Officer. 

Jennifer Gemma
  “The location in Hollywood between I-95 and the Florida Turnpike is outstanding.”

The HPP expansion brings the 252,000 square foot Venture Corporate Center to over 90% leased. The office park contains three office buildings each approximately 84,000 square feet.   

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

Donna Korn (954)845-8840

MBA Promotes Two Staffers to Associate Vice President

Meghan Sullivan

WASHINGTON, DC – David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), announced the promotion of two current staffers from Director to Associate Vice President.  The promotions were effective July 1, 2014.

Meghan Sullivan, Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs

Ms. Sullivan, MBA’s lobbyist focusing primarily on Republican members of the U.S. Senate, has served in several positions at MBA, including Director of Legislative Affairs, Director of State Government Affairs, Assistant Director of State Government Affairs and Government Affairs Associate. 

  In addition to her time at MBA, Ms. Sullivan has also worked at the Association of Global Automakers and the office of Senator John E. Sununu. Ms. Sullivan has a B.A. degree from Georgetown University.

Rob Van Raaphorst, Associate Vice President of Public Affairs

Mr. Van Raaphorst, whose primary functions include media relations and public affairs strategy joined MBA in January, 2013 from DCI GROUP, where he had been a Director in their Public Affairs Practice. Previously, Mr. Van Raaphorst worked at Burson-Marsteller, R&R Partners and the Republican Governors Association.  He has a B.S. degree in Communications from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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

John Mechem
(202) 557-2924

HFF closes sale of SouthWind in Pearland, TX

Chris Curry
HOUSTON, TX – HFF announced today that it has closed the sale of SouthWind, a 312-unit, Class A multi-housing community in Pearland, Texas.

                HFF marketed the property on behalf of the seller, a TIC ownership group managed by Joseph and Henry Mandelbaum of RealTax Inc.  An entity owned by JMG Realty, Inc. purchased the asset for an undisclosed amount free and clear of debt.

                SouthWind is located at 9720 Broadway Street proximate to Texas State Highway 288 and approximately 15 miles south of downtown Houston.  Completed in 2003, the property is 95.2 percent leased and includes one-, two- and three-bedroom units averaging 969 square feet each.  

Todd Marix
Community amenities include a swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center, volleyball court, clubhouse, business center and playground.

                The HFF investment sales team representing the seller was led by director Chris Curry, senior managing directors Todd Marix and Todd Stewart and director Tre Banks.

                “SouthWind offered the buyer a well-located suburban asset in a high growth market and a tremendous amount of upside through a renovation of the existing units,” commented Curry.

                RealTax, Inc. serves the Southern California real estate investment community.  RealTax provides value-added tax planning and structured 1031 exchange repositioning services.  For more than 20 years RealTax has helped its clients minimize income taxes and maximize return on investment from the acquisition, ownership and disposition of real property assets.

Todd Stewart
For more than two decades JMG Realty has flourished as a fully disciplined real estate company, focusing on management, redevelopment, financial, and investment services for multifamily real estate properties, servicing both private and institutional owners. 

With headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, JMG Realty continues to acquire properties throughout the Southeast and Southwest and to expand its national presence with regional and divisional offices located throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Southwest.  

In the last 60 days, JMG Realty has acquired four multi-housing properties in Houston adding approximately 800 units to their portfolio worth more than $100 million.

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

Olivia Hennessey
Public Relations Coordinator
HFF | 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 700 | Houston, TX 77046
tel 713.852.3403 | fax 713.527.8725 |

HFF completes $900 million sale of 13-property multi-housing portfolio

Matthew Lawton
CHICAGO, IL – HFF announced today that it has completed the sale of the final property of a 13-property multi-housing portfolio totaling more than $900 million located in eight major metros throughout the United States.  

The final property, Apex, is a 28-story, 271-unit, Class A condominium tower in downtown Los Angeles. 

                HFF marketed the portfolio on behalf of the seller, ST Residential, LLC.  Collectively the assets sold to four separate groups for more than $900 million. 

                Properties in the portfolio included: Apex (Los Angeles); San Pedro Bank Lofts (San Pedro, CA); Mosaic II (Houston); 44 Monroe (Phoenix); The Ogden, Juhl, One Las Vegas, Loft 5 and Spanish Palms (Las Vegas); The Element (Tampa); Mezzo (Atlanta); Highgrove (Stamford) and The Lex (Chicago). 

 The 93.2 percent leased portfolio totals 3,128 units, has an average year built of 2008 and an average unit size of 1,215 square feet.

                The HFF investment sales team representing ST Residential, LLC was led by executive managing director Matthew Lawton

                 ST Residential, LLC is a manager of properties owned by a public-private partnership between the FDIC and a group of leading U.S. private real estate investors, including Starwood Capital, TPG, Perry Capital and WLR LeFrak.

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

Olivia Hennessey
Public Relations Coordinator
HFF | 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 700 | Houston, TX 77046
tel 713.852.3403 | fax 713.527.8725 |

Essex Realty Group Brokers the Sale Of 96-Unit Mixed-Use Apartment Building in Chicago, IL

James Darrow
CHICAGO, IL, July 9, 2014 - Essex Realty Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the sale of The Shelby at 2300 S. Michigan, a 96-unit new construction, mixed-use apartment building located in Chicago, Illinois.

 The property is situated on Michigan Avenue and is one block west of McCormick Place, the largest convention center in the United States, and is in the center of the new Motor Row Entertainment District.  The Illinois Institute of Technology, The Illinois College of Optometry, Soldier Field and Museum Campus are in close proximity as well.

The property’s convenient location offers easy access to I-55, I-90, I-94, Lake Shore Drive, Cermak-Chinatown Red Line station, the McCormick Place Metra Stations and numerous CTA bus stops.

Jordan Gottlieb
 Jim Darrow and Jordan Gottlieb were the sole brokers for the transaction. The sale price was approximately $25,200,000.
 Essex Realty Group, Inc. specializes in the sale of investment real estate throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

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

Douglas Fisher
Essex Realty Group, Inc.

Andrew McFall Joins The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, as Director of Residences

Andrew McFall
ATLANTA, GA, July 9, 2014 – The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta recently welcomed hospitality professional Andrew McFall as its new Director of Residences. 

The Residences are owned by an affiliate of real estate company iStar Financial Inc. and are managed by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

“I am excited to help lead the outstanding team at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta and ensure that it remains the city’s premiere luxury residential building,” McFall said. “I am committed to making sure every homeowner experiences effortless living and Southern hospitality blended with Oriental charm.”

 McFall will work with the Board of Directors to manage daily business operations including financial goals and ensuring the property is maintained at the highest level. Additionally, he will work with Robert Lowe, General Manager at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta to provide residents with Mandarin Oriental’s five-star hospitality service.

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, GA
 McFall has more than 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, specializing in residential products. 

Prior to joining The Residences, McFall was the residence manager at The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Atlanta and The Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences in Kapalua, Hawaii. 

He also served as the member services manager at Exclusive Resorts in Denver, Colorado.

 McFall earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Bowling Green State University, where he focused his studies on recreation and tourism.

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

Tony Wilbert, The Wilbert Group
Tel: 404-965-5022