Friday, September 29, 2017

Strategic Student & Senior Housing Trust Acquires The Domain at Tallahassee Near Florida State University

H. Michael Schwartz

Tallahassee, FL, Sept. 29, 2017) – Strategic Student & Senior Housing Trust, Inc., a private real estate investment trust sponsored by SmartStop Asset Management, LLC (SmartStop), announced today its acquisition of The Domain At Tallahassee, a 125-unit, 434-bed student housing property located one block from the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

The acquisition is the second for Strategic Student & Senior Housing Trust, raising its portfolio value to approximately $104.5 million, based on aggregate purchase price.

“The Domain at Tallahassee is a purpose-built, newly constructed and 100 percent leased student housing community located just a short walk away from Florida State University, which has more than 41,000 students,” said H. Michael Schwartz, chief executive officer of Strategic Student & Senior Housing Trust.

“The amenities-rich, Class A property features a modern suburban-wrap design, and fits well with our acquisition strategy of acquiring core, stabilized student housing assets adjacent to Tier 1 universities.”

John Strockis
Located at 700 W. Virginia St. on 3.71 acres of land, The Domain at Tallahassee is one block from campus, offering students easy access to the Student Union, Business School and North Campus Library and Learning Commons. Floor plans range from one to four bedrooms and each fully furnished unit includes one bathroom per bedroom parity for enhanced privacy.

 Community amenities include secure access, a 24-hour fitness facility, resort style pool, computer center, private study rooms, coffee bar and more. Incorporated throughout the property is a fiber optic cable with broadband speeds of one gigabit per second, which supports connectivity to multiple devices at a time.

“This pedestrian-to-campus student housing property is built to help each of its Florida State University residents become more productive by providing secure housing that features onsite, round-the-clock fitness, high-speed internet, study rooms and close proximity to campus” said John Strockis, senior vice president of acquisitions. “The Domain at Tallahassee is the premier, amenities-rich, off campus student housing community at Florida State University.”

For more information on this press release, please contact:

Julie Leber
Spotlight Marketing Communications
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Damon Elder
Spotlight Marketing Communications 
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Morgan & Morgan Chooses 444 Seabreeze for Volusia County, FL Headquarters

John Morgan

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Morgan & Morgan, the largest personal injury law firm in Florida, is expanding its presence in the Daytona Beach market with the opening of a new Volusia County headquarters office at 444 Seabreeze Boulevard.

In addition to their new 5,500 square foot office on the first floor, Morgan & Morgan’s name will be atop the building’s west side.  444 Seabreeze is highly visible in Daytona’s beachside skyline to motorists crossing the Intracoastal Waterway.

“The 444 Seabreeze building has long been home to some of the top law firms in the area,” said Ted Lightman of NAI Realvest / Charles Wayne Commercial.  “We are excited to welcome Morgan & Morgan to their prominent new location in Daytona Beach.”

Lightman represented the landlord in the transaction with Brian Adair and James O’Connor.  Jeff Sweeney of Cushman & Wakefield represented the tenant.

Jeff Sweeney
At 10 stories tall, 444 Seabreeze is the highest office building in Volusia County, complemented with unique views of the ocean and intracoastal waterway seen from the majority of its office suites.

Founded in 1988, Morgan & Morgan has grown to become one of the best-known law firms in the southeast.  Today the firm has over 350 lawyers and more than 2,200 support staff. 

The new Daytona Beach office will be one of 23 offices in Florida and one of 40 nationwide.  Morgan & Morgan has recovered more than $4 billion for more than 200,000 clients. 

The firm’s attorneys represent clients in a wide range of practice areas from personal injury, workers’ compensation, and medical malpractice cases to labor and employment, mesothelioma, and product liability lawsuits to national mass torts and class actions.

The “444 Seabreeze” office tower is very pleased to have Morgan & Morgan complement the building, along with other prestigious tenants including Raymond James, whose name proudly adorns the south side of the building.

444 Seabreeze is owned by Seabreeze Office Associates, LLC, an entity of local businessmen Charles Lichtigman and Sanford Miller.

It is operated by Charles Wayne Properties, Inc. one of Central Florida’s largest commercial brokerage, management and development firms with approximately 1,000,000 square feet of property, which it owns, manages and/or leases.

For more information on this press release, please contact:

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

The Keyes Company Acquires Realty Elite The Palm Beaches; Wellington-based real estate firm’s 64 agents join Keyes during aggressive expansion

Mike Pappas

Wellington, FL – The Keyes Company has announced the acquisition of the Wellington-based real estate firm Reality Elite The Palm Beaches. This marks the third acquisition for the firm since August, proving Keyes and its Family of Companies are committed to growth throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast.

Founded by David Lopez in 2007, Realty Elite’s agents specialize in a variety of properties, including residential, commercial and marine. The firm also embraces technology, and offers turnkey marketing, with an importance placed on graphics and artwork to help clients experience the full beauty their properties have to offer. In 2016, Realty Elite’s 64 agents generated sales of $92 million.

“We are pleased to welcome Realty Elite’s team,” said Keyes CEO Mike Pappas. “Their experienced associates are exceptional and will, without a doubt, help deliver strong service and results to clients.”

Realty Elite’s agents will now relocate to the Keyes Wellington office, located at 13920 Wellington Trace. Here, they can take advantage of the leadership, marketing, resources and technology of Keyes as they continue to promote their properties and enjoy increased sales and listing opportunities.

Joan Richardson

“We are delighted to welcome the Realty Elite team to the Keyes family,” said Joan Richardson, manager of the Keyes Wellington office. “They are dedicated to every client who walks through the door, which makes all the difference in providing outstanding service.”

“We plan to continue growing through strategic acquisitions over the rest of 2017 and beyond,” said Steve Reibel, SVP of Keyes.

 “Profit margins are tightening in the brokerage industry, so we’re seeing more and more consolidation of firms that do not have the size and scale to withstand the new reality. We are fortunate to have the infrastructure, technology and diversity of services to help our brokers thrive.”

Independently-owned and operated since its founding in 1926, Keyes is extremely active in luxury residential real estate. In 2016, Keyes listed more than $1 billion in luxury homes priced at $1 million or more.

The Keyes Family of Companies is the largest independently-owned real estate firm in Florida and a Top 25-ranked firm in the entire United States. In Palm Beach County alone, Keyes has in excess of 1,100 Sales Associates and produces double the volume of its closest competitor.

Independently-owned and operated since 1926, The Keyes Company is a leader in the real estate industry. Keyes completed a merger with Illustrated Properties in July 2016. Keyes has 58 offices, more than 3,000 associates and nearly $6 billion in annual real estate sales and services.

Steve Reibel
Keyes’ offices are distributed throughout six counties – Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Volusia. Keyes expands our Associates’ reach globally as a Founding Member and Shareholder of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.  

In addition to our Associates’ expertise, The Keyes Company offers a suite of resources to cover whatever needs arise while buying or selling your home. Your mortgage, title, insurance, and property management needs can all be managed in-house, allowing us to close your deal with speed and efficiency while giving you the opportunity to talk to a real person whenever you have a question.

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Jasmin Curtiss
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