Saturday, October 29, 2016

HFF closes sale of Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa in San Antonio, TX

Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa, San Antonio, TX

Dan Peek
DALLAS, TX  -– Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced it has closed the sale of the Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa, a 226-room, full-service hotel and spa in San Antonio, Texas.

HFF marketed the property on behalf of the seller, a global real estate investment manager.  Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. purchased the asset.  Pyramid Hotel Group will manage the hotel.

Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa is situated on 6.74 acres at 9800 Westover Hills Boulevard in the heart of San Antonio’s northwest tourism corridor.  

Positioned along State Highway 151 west of Loop 410, the hotel is adjacent to SeaWorld San Antonio and near the campuses of major corporations, including Nationwide, Aetna and Frost Bank.

 Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa opened in 2002 and features a full-service spa and salon, three heated outdoor pools, a fitness center, outdoor courtyard with fire pits, business center and 14,250 square feet of event space across 13 meeting rooms. 

John Bourret
Additionally, the five-story hotel’s dining and beverage options include the AB Bar and Restaurant full service restaurant, which serves appetizers and dinner; the SunSpot, a full-service restaurant serving breakfast and lunch; and an outdoor pool bar and the Hilton Hhonors Lounge on the fifth floor.

The HFF investment sales team representing the seller was led by senior managing director and head of HFF’s hotel group Dan Peek, managing director John Bourret and associate director Austin Brooks.

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

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


Berger Commercial Realty Awarded Leasing Assignment for New Bergeron Distribution Center in Pembroke Pines, FL

Bergeron Distribution Center, Pembroke Pines, FL

Keith Graves
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- Berger Commercial Realty was awarded the leasing assignment for Bergeron Family of Companies' new Bergeron Distribution Center in Pembroke Pines. 

Senior Vice President Keith Graves and Broker Associate Greg Milopoulos will serve as the exclusive leasing agents for the 170,373-square-foot, class-A distribution warehouse, which is scheduled for completion by the end of the second quarter of 2017.

Bergeron broke ground on the facility in mid-October.

"There is only so much industrial space available in Broward County," Milopoulos said. "The Bergerons understand the need to jump ahead of the competition by building this facility on spec. 

"When completed, the Bergeron Distribution Center will offer unparalleled commercial real estate opportunities as it can accommodate a spectrum of tenant needs including size, function, accessibility and more."
The new development is situated on 9.1 acres at the southwest corner of Stirling Road and S.W. 196th Avenue within the existing Bergeron Park of Commerce and Industry, a 300-acre, $137 million industrial park and development site.

The Bergeron Park of Commerce and Industry offers convenient access to I-75, US-27, I-595 and Florida's Turnpike, providing connectivity to South Florida's major cities, airports, railways and seaports as well as Florida's west coast. The Park will total approximately 2.2 million square-feet when fully built out.

Units at the Bergeron Distribution Center will start at 21,950 square-feet. The facility will feature 32-foot clear-height ceilings, clearstory windows, ample parking, a truck court, dock and ramp loading, and onsite trailer storage. The facility will consist of up to 15 percent office space.

Greg Milopoulos
Built-to-suit options, ranging in size from two to 60 acres within the Bergeron Park of Commerce and Industry, are also available.

"The Park's zoning of Light Industrial (M-1), General Industrial (M-3), and Limited Heavy Industrial (M-4) caters to a broad range of businesses," Graves said. "The Park's slogan, 'For All Industries,' points directly to the diversity of zoning that lies at the heart of the Park's appeal to businesses of all kinds."

The Bergeron Park of Commerce and Industry was originally conceived by Bergeron Family of Companies CEO 'Alligator' Ron Bergeron, Sr. more than 30 years ago. 

The Park has been maintained and expanded upon by Bergeron Family of Companies Executive Vice President Lonnie Bergeron and Bergeron Properties and Investment Corporation Vice President Frank Saia.

"Bergeron has a strong track record of development and this site definitely taps into the strengths of its home-grown roots," Graves said. "As one of South Florida's premier property owners and developers, they understand the importance of working with a brokerage firm that truly understands South Florida's commercial real estate market, and we feel honored that they selected us to represent them on this important project."
For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Media Contact: 954-776-1999
Lexi Robinson, ext. 255,
Jane Grant, ext. 224,



Minto Communities Breaks Ground on Artesia’s Final Phase in Sunrise, FL

Tonia Abrahamsson

SUNRISE, FL – Minto Communities has broken ground on the second and final phase of Artesia, a 76-acre, resort-style community ideally located at Flamingo Road and Panther Parkway in Sunrise.

The award-winning builder will deliver 123 townhomes in this phase, bringing the total number of residences to 837. Construction on the first two buildings is expected to begin in early November.

Steve Svopa
“We have seen incredible demand and sales have been very strong since we released our final phase for sale two months ago,” said Steve Svopa, vice president of Minto Communities.

“In addition to our quality product, buyers love our location, amenities and value price points. Most of all, what our buyers are looking for is the lifestyle we have to offer at Artesia – it’s second to none.”

Svopa was joined by Tonia Abrahamsson, senior director of sales, Jared Stern, director of community development, and other Minto team members for a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, October 25.

Minto offers three distinct collections at Artesia that boast a contemporary blend of urban, suburban and resort lifestyles: Courtyard Homes, Terrace Homes and Sky Villas. Prices range from the mid $300,000s to the $500,000s. For a limited time, buyers can save up to $10,000 on select available homes.   

The Courtyard Homes include two to three bedrooms, two to three baths and all have a two-car garage. The residences range from 1,466 square feet under air to 1,725 square feet under air and are priced from the mid $300,000s.

Artesia Homes, Sunrise, FL
For the Terrace Homes collection, floorplans include three to four bedrooms and two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half baths. 

The residences range from 1,669 square feet under air to 2,113 square feet under air and are priced from the high $300,000s. All include a two-car garage and private yard.

The Sky Villas have four to five bedrooms and three-and-a-half to four-and-a-half baths. One of the most unique features is a penthouse terrace, which provides owners beautiful panoramic views of the community’s lakes and resort pools. 

The residences range from 2,797 square feet under air to 3,089 square feet under air and are priced from the $500,000s.  All include a sky loft, two-car garage and private yard.  

The Artesia sales center is located at 12550 NW 29th Manor, Sunrise, Florida 33323. Sales center hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. For complete information on Artesia, call 844-891-0651 or visit
For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Ashley Fierman/Kelsey Dean

Stirling Capital Investments Delivers New 447,740-Square-Foot Industrial Facility One Month Ahead of Schedule, Bringing 125 New Jobs to the High Desert in California

Brian D. Parno
VICTORVILLE, CA – Stirling Capital Investments has announced the completion of  Building 13B, a 447,740-square-foot industrial facility located at Southern California Logistics Centre (SCLC), a 2,500-acre commercial and industrial complex entitled for 60 million square feet of development in Victorville.

The new facility is located on 19.37 acres and features a sustainable, “green” building design, 53 dock high doors and a 32’ clear height.

Building 13B, located at the southeast corner of Phantom West and George Blvd., was fully pre-leased to Arden Companies, a leading US manufacturer and marketer of outdoor cushions, furniture, and d├ęcor, for 211,000 square feet of space.

The remainder of the building was leased to Newell Brands, a leading consumer goods company that has been a tenant at SCLC since 2007. With this expansion, Newell Brands adds 233,470 sf of occupancy in addition to their existing occupancy of a 584,412 sf building at SCLC.

Robert A. Lovingood
“San Bernardino County has had a strong relationship with Stirling, and this is further evidence that job growth and great opportunities are happening here in the High Desert,” said County Supervisor Robert A. Lovingood. “This strengthens the local manufacturing job base and will help us attract more well-paying jobs to the Victor Valley.”

Stirling delivered the building 30 days ahead of schedule allowing for the tenants to take early occupancy and initiate business, adding 125 new jobs to the region.

“We’ve seen a growing interest in manufacturing and industrial space in the High Desert. This region has a strong, skilled workforce to support more manufacturing relocation and expansion. We are confident that SCLC will remain a location of choice as these industries seek out state-of-the-art facilities,” said Brian D. Parno, Chief Operating Officer for Stirling Development.

“Not only has Stirling created an important industrial hub for Victorville but they have also master planned an ideal environment for business while allowing new tenants to recognize an opportunity. We are thrilled to collaborate with Stirling and promote the growth of our region,” shared Ryan McEachron, Victorville City Council Member.

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

Darcie Giacchetto
Spaulding Thompson Associates