Friday, August 18, 2017

Celebrity Chef Expands Bakery in Moorpark, CA

Chef Damiano Carrara
 Moorpark, CA – DAUM Commercial Real Estate Services has directed a 10-year lease on behalf of TV Celebrity Chef Damiano Carrara and Massimiliano Carrara. The brothers are expanding their bakery, Carrara Pastries, into a new, larger location in Moorpark, California’s Tuscany Square retail center.

The bakery, which will encompass 5,000 square feet in a former Fresh & Easy location, offers authentic Italian delicacies including pastries, cakes, coffees, house-made gelato, and wine, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner food offerings.

“Carrara Pastries is a true destination in Southern California, attracting guests from all over the region to enjoy Chef-driven, authentic Italian offerings,” says Bram White, an Executive Vice President in DAUM’s Ventura County office, who represented Carrara Pastries as the lessee in the transaction.  “Chef Carrara was seeking a location with strong visibility, active ownership, and increased parking, and we identified Tuscany Square as the right fit.”

Bram White

Damiano Carrara gained a local following in Moorpark and opened Carrara Pastries with brother Massimiliano in 2012, before appearing as a contestant and judge on several Food Network shows, including Spring Baking Championship, Guy’s Grocery Games, and Food Network Star. 

 “By relocating to Tuscany Square, we will be able to further our vision to share a customary taste of our home and culture with our neighbors in Moorpark,” Carrara says. “Moorpark is where we got our start, and our connection to the community has helped to drive our success.  Thanks to this local support, we are growing rapidly, and we expect to open new Southern California locations in the near future.”

The owner of Tuscany Square, Milan Capital Management, Inc., was represented by Lisa Engel-Shields of Radius Group/Hagelis Retail Advisors in the lease transaction.

“This is an ‘out-of-the-box’ lease and a perfect example of how landlords are getting creative in the changing retail climate,” says Engel-Shields. “We see this as a fantastic opportunity to help Carrara Pastries grow and flourish in its hometown of Moorpark.”

Chris Nichelson, President of Milan Capital Management, says: “Our team recognized the value in this lease from the start. With an offering that is as much an experience as it is food, Carrara Bakery is loved in the Moorpark community, and people travel for miles for a taste of their unique offerings. This new addition will strengthen the existing tenant mix and drive new foot traffic to our center.” 

Lisa Engel Shields
 Nichelson further notes that Milan Capital Management is proud to be a part of Chef Carrara’s evolving success as a rising star in the pastry world.

“We hope that the addition of this tenant helps us to attract other experience-based, artisanal retailers, who can bring something truly unique to the Moorpark marketplace,” he continues.

Carrara Pastries expects to complete its move to the new location at 144 West Los Angeles Avenue in January of 2018. The bakery will be relocating from its current location at 476 West Los Angeles Avenue. 

Carrara Pastries has a second location at 28914 Roadside Drive in Agoura Hills, CA.

For more information, please contact:

Elisabeth Manville / Jenn Quader
Brower, Miller & Cole
(949) 955-7940

Lincoln Property Company Negotiates Three New Leases at DeBary’s Benson Junction CommerCenter in DeBary, FL for 7,140 SF

Sean DuPree
 DEBARY, FL and ORLANDO, FL – Lincoln Property Company Southeast, a full service commercial real estate firm based in Orlando, completed three new long-term lease agreements for  more than 7,140 rentable square feet at the Benson Junction CommerCenter at the intersection of Benson Junction and Shell Roads west of Hwy. 17-92  in DeBary.

Sean DuPree, Broker at Lincoln Property, negotiated the transactions on behalf of the Orlando-based landlord Benson Junction CommerCenter, LLC. 

Aqua Dip Graphix, a custom detailer and high-end painter for boats, autos, motorcycles and accessories, leased Unit C-6 with 2,100 square feet at 475 S. Shell Rd.;

Blue Moon Services, LLC, d/b/a Control Freak Suspensions providing custom suspensions for muscle cars, leased Unit B-5 with 2,800 square feet at 485 S. Shell Rd.

Direct Millwork & Furnishings, Inc., a custom furniture and cabinets firm, leased Unit A-5 with 2,240 square feet at 495 S. Shell Rd.

For more information, please  contact:

Sean DuPree, CCIM, Director of Sales/Leasing, Lincoln Property Company 407-872-3500

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 407-644-4142

Hold-Thyssen Negotiates New Leases with Integrity Golf and Your Title Connection at Phillips Place in Southwest Orlando, FL

Darby Hold

ORLANDO, FL  --- Hold-Thyssen, a full service real estate services firm headquartered in Winter Park, recently negotiated two new lease agreements at Phillips Place, 7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd., in southwest Orlando. 

Darby Hold, transaction specialist for Hold-Thyssen, Inc., who represented the landlord, Cincinnati, Ohio-based Financial Way Realty, Inc., said Integrity Golf, LLC leased Suite 210 with 1,819 rentable square feet.

  Karen McChesney of Suzi Karr Realty represented the tenant, Integrity Golf  who owns and operates private clubs, municipal courses and golf resort properties throughout the U.S. and internationally. 

Karen McChesney

Hold also negotiated a new lease with Your Title Connection, LLC a full service title agency with locations throughout Florida.  The 12-year old title company leased 997 square feet of office space beginning Sept. 1.   David Rosaler with The Office Space Guy represented the Tenant.                                    

At the same time Hold brokered a lease renewal for American Concept & Design in Suites 300 and 305 with 1,641 square feet at Phillips Place.

Hold-Thyssen, Inc., the leasing and management representative for the 56,000 square foot Phillips Place, provides commercial property brokerage, leasing and management services to institutional and private investor clients nationwide.  The 40-year old firm’s current management portfolio includes more that 100 commercial properties throughout the United States.

For more information about this press release, please contact

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 407-644-4142