Monday, March 30, 2015

Lisbeth Yori to Lead Sales Effort at Maine's Cliff House Resort and Spa

Lisbeth Yori

OGUNQUIT, ME and SHELTON, CT - - March 30, 2015—Officials of New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel owner, operator and developer, today announced that Lisbeth Yori of Hampton, N.H., has been named director of sales and marketing of Maine's historic 166-room resort, The Cliff House Resort and Spa, a Rockbridge portfolio hotel, which reopens next month for its 143rd season. 

Most recently, Yori was the corporate area sales manager for Ocean Properties, representing five Maine hotels and resorts.

Gerry Chase
"Lisbeth is a proven sales talent who has risen through Starwood's sales and marketing ranks, exceeding goals and building top line business for every hotel she represented," said Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle.

 "The Cliff House has so much to offer corporate and leisure groups, and I'm certain that Lisbeth will do an exceptional job of introducing the resort beyond its traditional base."

Yori came to Maine from the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel where she was the director of group sales, responsible for a team of 13 and overall rooms revenue in excess of $47 million. She brings 25 years of sales and catering management experience to her new role.

"The Cliff House is an extraordinary hotel with a fascinating history and limitless potential," said Yori.  

"I have no doubt that its best days are ahead, and I look forward to bringing new groups and creative ideas to the resort and meeting the legacy guests who have made The Cliff House their vacation and special event destination for generations."

The Cliff House Resort and Spa atop Bald Head Cliff in Ogunquit, ME

            The Cliff House Resort and Spa is situated on 70 oceanfront acres high atop Bald Head Cliff in Ogunquit, on the southern coast of Maine. Each of the 166 guest rooms features a large, picture window and deck with views of the coast and the ocean. 

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Lauralee Dobbins
Daly Gray, Inc.

Miramar Park of Commerce in Miramar, FL Announces Over 400,000 Square Feet of Lease Renewals

Maridee Bell
MIRAMAR, Fla. – Miramar Park of Commerce, the largest locally owned and managed Business Park in South Florida, has announced more than 400,000 sq. ft. in lease renewals. 

The announcement comes as the Park is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

The following companies have renewed leases in the Miramar Park of Commerce:

Coaster Company of America has renewed its lease for 250,441 sq. ft. of office, showroom and warehouse and distribution space at 10700 Enterprise Way. 

Caterpillar Inc. has renewed its lease for 45,000 sq. ft. of office and warehouse space at 3450 Executive Way.

Ryan Goggins
Bunzl Distribution Southeast, Inc. has renewed its lease for 76,326 sq. ft. of office, warehouse and distribution space at 9702 Premier Parkway.

BlueStar Latin America, Inc has renewed 25,238 sq. ft. at 3561 Enterprise Way.

Records storage and management company Patterson Pope has renewed its lease for 4,503 sq. ft. of space at 10340 USA Today Way.

“Our high renewal rate is a testament to the leasing and property management team approach we take to accommodate and meet the needs of tenants,” said Maridee Bell, vice president of Sunbeam Properties, developer of the Park.

Miramar Park of Commerce, Miramar, FL
“The aesthetics of the Park and responsiveness of property management ensure that tenants are happy with their space and the environment in which they work. They are among the reasons tenants renew in the Park.”

For all transactions, the Miramar Park of Commerce was represented by Bell and Ryan Goggins of Sunbeam Properties.

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Kathryn Gallagher
Pierson Grant Public Relations
954-776-1999, ext. 242

Jim Darrow of Essex Realty Group speaking at Multi-Family Summit in Chicago, IL

Jim Darrow
CHICAGO, IL –  March 30, 2015 - Essex Realty Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jim Darrow will be speaking at the 6th Annual Bisnow Multi-Family Summit on April 2nd at the JW Marriott in Chicago at 7am where the leaders of the commercial real estate community will come together to discuss the state of Chicago and the National multi-family market.

Essex Realty Group, Inc. specializes in the sale of investment real estate throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

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Jim Darrow
Essex Realty Group, Inc.

Fifield Cos. Contributes $3.1 Million to Chicago’s Affordable Housing Fund

Kara Breems and Alan Schactman

CHICAGO, IL – (March 30, 2015) — Chicago-based Fifield Cos. has contributed $3.1 million to the city of Chicago’s affordable housing fund on behalf of the firm’s upcoming luxury apartment development NEXT, which will be located at 347 W. Chestnut St. in River North’s NoCA neighborhood.

Recently, Alan Schachtman, executive vice president of Fifield Cos., presented a $3.1 million check to Kara Breems of the Chicago Department of Planning and Development as part of the city’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance.

Randy Fifield
 The city’s affordable housing fund will use the $3.1 million for rent vouchers for low income families as well as for grants to non-profit affordable housing projects in Chicago. The ARO has received $59 million to date from residential projects like NEXT in NoCA.

"We are glad that we can help facilitate the provision of more affordable housing in the city," said Randy Fifield, principal and vice chair at Fifield Cos. “Giving back to the city of Chicago has always been an important part of our mission at Fifield.” 

Chicago skyline to the north, east
and south
Fifield Cos. will soon begin construction on NEXT, a 28-story, 310-unit apartment building, in the emerging NoCA (North of Chicago Avenue) area of River North. The building is expected to deliver in early 2017.
“As more jobs are created downtown, projects like NEXT are meeting a huge demand for rental housing in hot new areas like NoCA in River North,” said Schachtman.

“At the same time, this commercial activity is helping to ensure affordable housing is available through the city’s affordable housing fund. It’s a win-win for Chicago.”

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