Monday, December 12, 2016

California's Hanley Investment Group Raises Over $35,000 Mo’ Money to Help Mo’ Bros Fight Cancer, By Growing One Mustache at a Time

Mo’ Bros and Mo’ Sistas at Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors
 in Corona Del Mar, CA


Front row, Left to right : Tracey Zimmerman, Jaclyn Estabrook, Debbie Fogel, Paige Alvarez;

Second row:  Corey Olson, Nick Tarantola, Eric Wohl, Ed Hanley, Willie Ito, Andrew Sprowl;
Third row: Kevin Fryman, Carlos Lopez, Jeremy McChesney, Eric Vu, Gaby Vicente, Deborah Weed, Jeff Lefko, Austin Blodget;
Back row: Lee Csenar, Pat Kent, Bill Asher, Alexander Allione, Alex Samayoa, Andrew Cunningham.
CORONA DEL MAR, CA, Dec. 12, 2016  – Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized boutique real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in the sale of retail properties, announced today that the group raised over $35,000 in its annual Movember campaign.

This marks Hanley Investment Group’s sixth year in a row joining the global movement to raise awareness and critical funds for men’s health and cancer, by growing a mustache in November. Hanley Investment Group has raised nearly $157,000 for the Movember Foundation since 2011.

Ed Hanley
The men of Hanley Investment Group started clean shaven on November 1st and for the rest of the month, these men, known as "Mo’ Bros," groomed and trimmed their mustaches to effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. 

Mo’ Bros, along with Mo’ Sistas at Hanley Investment Group, raised funds by seeking out sponsorships for the Mo’ Bros’ mustache-growing efforts.

Hanley Investment Group also sponsored its first annual Cocktails For A Cure fundraising event at the El Cholo restaurant in Corona del Mar. On November 9, attendees watched the Hanley team create the perfect pour while they served as the evening’s “Master Mixologist” (supervised by El Cholo bartenders, of course!). A portion of the proceeds was donated to Movember.

This year, like previous years, Hanley Investment Group’s fundraising efforts landed the firm in the top 1%, a ranking of #17 among 11,068 teams nationwide. Hanley Investment Group’s President Ed Hanley received the most donations in the company and was ranked #43 out of 74,179 Mo Bros nationwide.

Company COO Dawn Eisenberg was the second top donation producer at the firm and was ranked #11 out of 9,422 Mo Sistas nationwide. Proceeds are directed to programs that are run by Movember and their men’s health partners.  

“We are a close group that enjoys a culture of camaraderie and competition, so it was great to come to work and show off our mustache progress or, in some cases, the lack thereof due to being 'follicly challenged,'” said Hanley. “But all kidding aside, we couldn’t do this without the very generous support of our friends, family and business colleagues.”

According to the Movember Foundation, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in the U.S. One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
“This global fundraising effort hits very close to home as my father died of prostate cancer in 2009 and I want to do what I can to prevent this from happening to other men and families," said Hanley. “Grow a ‘mo,’ save a ‘bro.’ It really does feel good to make this kind of difference in our community and help save lives.”

Dawn Eisenberg
Hanley adds, “I am truly humbled and grateful for all the loving support of everyone who works at Hanley Investment Group. I couldn’t ask for a better group of people that are committed 100 percent in all that they do!”

The Movember community has raised over $710 million and has funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects in 21 countries to date. This work is helping men live happier, healthier, and longer lives through investing in these key areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.

“We are grateful for another successful year,” said Hanley. "We are ever mindful of our blessings both on a professional level as well as a personal level and raising money and awareness for the Movember Foundation is just one of the many ways we at Hanley Investment Group like to give back to those in our community."

To donate to Hanley Investment Group's Movember Team, click here. 

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

Anne Monaghan

Building Industry Association (BIA) Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter Honors KTGY Principal Manny Gonzalez, FAIA with TED Humanitarian Award

Manny Gonzalez

 LOS ANGELES, CA – At an awards gala held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on the evening of December 6, 2016, the Building Industry Association (BIA) Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter presented Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, LEED AP, managing principal of the Los Angeles office of KTGY Architecture + Planning, with its TED Humanitarian Award.

This award is bestowed upon a BIA member, public official or an exceptional industry leader who invests their time, energy and resources to help others obtain basic life necessities, food, and/or shelter and for their contributions to the industry.

Tom DiPrima
“I am honored and humbled to accept this award,” said Gonzalez. “I am grateful to the BIA and for Tom DiPrima of The Chadmar Group for nominating me. Los Angeles tops the nation in the number of chronically homeless people and nearly all of them sleep on the streets. 

"I know that it the BIA’s hope that we can shine a brighter light on this issue and together we can make a difference.”

Earlier this year, Gonzalez was elected to The College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects for his work in senior housing. 

Election to Fellowship recognizes not only his achievements as an individual architect but also his significant contributions to architecture and society on a national level.Gonzalez also received the NAHB 55+ Housing Council’s inaugural Associate of the Year Award, which recognizes an active NAHB 55+ Housing Council member who supports the building industry with exceptional service and/or a quality product; and has achieved success through innovation, financial success and integrity.

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

 Anne Monaghan

Call 888.456.KTGY or visit

Faris Lee Investments Completes $5.2 Million Sale of a Multi-Tenant Retail Property in Lathrop, CA

Lathrop Crossing Retail Center, Lathrop, CA

IRVINE, CA, Dec. 12, 2016 – Faris Lee Investments, a leading retail advisory and investment sales firm, has completed the $5.2 million sale of Lathrop Crossing, a 16,303-square-foot multi-tenant retail property in Lathrop, Calif., a Central California city located south of Stockton.

Jeff Conover, senior managing director with Faris Lee Investments, represented the seller, San Francisco-based Lathrop Crossing, LLC. The buyer, Los Gatos, Calif.-based Vattadi Lathrop Crossing, LLC, was represented by Prince Realty. The property sold at a price per square foot of $319 and a cap rate of 6.25 percent.

Jeff Conover
Built in 2008 and situated on 2.48 acres, the property is located at 15320-15346 S. Harlan Road with high-profile exposure and unobstructed visibility to Interstate 5. It is fully occupied by six tenants including Little Caesars Pizza, Dickey’s BBQ, Subway, and In-Shape Fitness occupying 47 percent of the total square footage.

“This property stands to increase in future value as its location is within a region that is poised for a significant amount of job growth over the next several years,” said Conover. “Investors are seeking retail assets like this one that not only have strong tenancy with longer-term leases, but are also situated in areas that show paths of progress.”

Lathrop Crossing benefits from its proximity to major corporate offices and distribution centers including Tesla, Amazon, In-N-Out, John Deere, and Ghirardelli Chocolate.

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

Darcie Giacchetto
Spaulding Thompson Associates

Union Dallas Lays Groundwork for Estimated 800,000-SF Mixed-Use Project in Dallas, TX

Construction crews lay groundwork for planned 800,000-SF mixed-use project in Dallas, TX

DALLAS, TX, Dec. 12, 2016 -- The Union Dallas recently laid the groundwork for vertical construction to begin by pouring the concrete foundation. Moving to the vertical construction phase means dramatically increasing the workforce at the site.

Planned Tom Thumb Grocery Site Photo in Dallas, Tx
not yet available
The construction crew will be increasing from 50 to nearly 200 before the end of December. The groundbreaking ceremony for this iconic mixed-use site was eight months ago in April.

“We are glad to be in the vertical construction phase of this project,” said Brian Krouse, VP of Construction, RED Development. “We’ve increased our construction crew four times over so things are really active at the site. It’s nice to be able to provide jobs for our community, too.”

RED Development’s plans for The Union Dallas, an exciting new office, residential and retail project totaling approximately 800,000 square-feet at Field Street and Cedar Springs Road demands top experience and expertise. 

Scheduled to be completed in 2018, The Union Dallas combines a 417,000 square-foot, 22-story, Class-AA office tower; a 309-unit high-rise apartment building on 23 floors; 87,000 square-feet of retail and restaurants; a signature outdoor plaza and 10 levels of parking.

Two premier professional services firms have announced their moving moving plans to The Union Dallas office tower. One of the nation’s largest law firms, Vinson & Elkins, will occupy approximately 82,000 square-feet on three floors of the signature office building.

Weaver, the largest independent accounting firm in the Southwest, will relocate to approximately 58,000 square feet and two floors in the office tower.

Strategic project partner, StreetLights Residential, is leading the design and development for the 23-floor residential tower offering 309 luxury apartment homes and distinctive amenities. Designed by Dallas-based architect, HKS, Inc., and with DPR as the general contractor, the project will also feature a 60,000 square-foot Tom Thumb grocery store on the ground floor to provide convenient on-site grocery shopping.

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

McClain Stone
Culver Public Relations
3102 Maple Ave., Suite 235
Dallas, TX  75201
214.352.5980 office
214.980-3034 cell

Ricoh USA Inc. Signs 90,350-Square-Foot Lease Renewal in Duluth, GA

Matt Davis
 ATLANTA, GA (Dec. 12, 2016) – Ricoh USA Inc. has signed a lease renewal for 90,350 square feet at Sugarloaf I located at 6700 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth, Georgia.

Matt Davis of Lincoln Property Company Southeast (Lincoln) represented the landlord, TPA Group, in the transaction, and Anthony Rye and Emery Cresswell with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank represented the tenant.

“A mix of amenities and easy access from major roadways contributes to the Sugarloaf office market’s ability to attract and keep quality companies like Ricoh,” Davis said. “Class A properties in the Sugarloaf submarket are in demand and we expect to see the momentum continue into 2017.”

Sugarloaf I is located within the Business Park at Sugarloaf, a master-planned office park featuring nearly 500,000 square feet of Class A office space in Gwinnett County. 

The office park offers access from Sugarloaf Parkway and immediate proximity to Interstate 85, Gwinnett Civic Center, multiple hotels, restaurants, Sugarloaf Mills and Sugarloaf Country Club.

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

Savannah Durban • The Wilbert Group
1720 Peachtree St., Suite 350 • Atlanta, Ga. 30309
O: 404-343-0870  • M: 404-901-4433
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$4.95 million sale of multi-housing development site in Charlotte, NC closed by HFF team

Rendering of planned development site in South End Market, Charlotte, NC

Justin Good
CHARLOTTE, NC, Dec. 12, 2016 – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that its Carolinas investment sales team has closed the $4.95 million sale of a development site totaling 1.56 acres in Charlotte’s South End submarket.

HFF managing director Justin Good and director Allan Lynch, formerly of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, worked alongside managing director Bill Simerville and senior vice president Brian Craver of Foundry Commercial to market the offering on behalf of two separate clients.

 A 0.91-acre parcel was marketed on behalf of Pepsi Bottling Ventures and a 0.65-acre parcel was marketed on the McRee family’s behalf.  Bainbridge Companies (Bainbridge) purchased the adjacent sites free and clear of existing debt.

 Prior to the sale, Bainbridge successfully rezoned both sites to TOD-RO (Transit-Oriented Development – Residential Optional) due to the proximity to the New Bern light rail station. 

The sites are situated between the 2600 and 2700 block of South Boulevard at the intersection of Poindexter Drive in Charlotte’s high-growth South End area.  The parcels are located across Poindexter Drive from a 5.21-acre mixed-use development site the team brokered to Lennar Multifamily Communities earlier this fall.

Allan Lynch
 A five-story, podium-style multi-housing property with 200 rental units above a two-story parking garage is planned for the combined 1.56-acre parcel.  

The property fronts the Charlotte Rail Trail and will feature a courtyard at the corner of South and Poindexter as well as a decorative accent at the entrance from the Rail Trail’s 4.5 miles of public trails that wind through the heart of the city connecting neighborhoods such as Sedgefield, Southside Park, Brookhill, Dilworth and Wilmore to Uptown.

“Bainbridge was attracted to the South End’s robust residential fundamentals as the area continues to thrive and diversify into a multi-faceted urban node,” stated Good.

 “The community is designed to intertwine the public linkages with common area gathering spaces to emphasize the site’s key position along the light-rail line and the Rail Trail.”

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

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