Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Venezuelan Designer Dazzles Miami Beach Crowd With 2019 FEMBRA Collection

Alexis Carballosa and friend

MIAMI, FL -- On the evening of Oct.18, Venezuelan designer Alexis Carballosa dazzled crowds with an exclusive runway show, previewing the FEMBRA Spring/Summer 2019 collection at the luscious Botanical Garden in Miami Beach. 

Guests were greeted with champagne, live interviews and a red carpet  step-and-repeat, with logos of the various sponsors including KARMA, Foss Marai, Rum Diplomatico, ABAE Hotel, Sweet Clementine, Shotsitos, Linked, Makers and I Do Glam. 

Viewers were guided down the leafy path to the live band and open DJ dance floor area, where a full bar was available with various libations. Hors d' Ouevres were passed around as well as drinks throughout the event.

After the cocktail hour, a video presentation described the new collection, with a tribal  influence as vivid colors popped onto the screen. 

The Mayor of Miami Beach, Dan Gelber and City Commissioner Michael Gongora awarded Alexis with a certificate of recognition and Andre Williams of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce was an honorary guest as they announced the introduction of his unique experience fashion  show. 

Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber
Guests, VIPS and influencers took their seats in the expansive garden, with a surrounding, glittering metallic runway, and tribal musical influence and vibrations filled the space. 

The collection reflected the tribal nature of the music, with some of the 40 different models wearing nose rings, tigress-like makeup splashed across the face, braided hair, and bright colors such as reds, yellows, purples, golds, whites and flowing fabrics. 

Michael Gongora
Natural textiles, Silk chiffon, shantu and charmeuse that seemed to  dissapear into the air with movement. Modern prints, ethnic lines and trendy cuts were the main focus in his collection. 

With FEMBRA, the designer was able to achieve the impossible, bring high end couture onto the streets of Miami. Alexis had a few male models and closed the show with a wave. 

After the show, guests danced to the beat of the DJ and gathered backstage for post interviews where models embraced and celebrated with Alexis and the rest of the backstage team.

Andre Williams
FEMBRA is inspired by the revelation of the brave woman who demands space and a voice within society. 

Fashion has witnessed its process of struggle showing the transculturation of feminine  energy, crossing borders, migrating fabrics, color, textures and styles, that have accompanied women in time and set the standard in positioning.

 FEMBRA is the product of the designer’s passion for art, the cultural exchange and the visual impact on each of  creation. 

The team is comprised of very talented and experienced artists, event planners and floral designers with over 30 years of combined industry experience.

Alexis Carballosa, a local-Miami, Venezuelan fashion designer that incorporates ecological practices into his creations to pair high consciousness for the planet  with couture fashion, refined fabrics and exquisite, sensual collections. 

Alexis Carballosa Designs is a high-end fashion label that presents meticulously made pieces, bringing haute couture onto the streets. The company offers personalized  ready-to-wear pieces in both continents: America and Europe, and the company stemmed from a simple, private atelier in Miami.

It was amongst needles, fabrics, and his grandmother’s seamstress skills that Alexis took his first steps towards becoming a fashion designer. Carballosa’s process  began in the form of painting, creating forms of expression through art and recycled performing art installations in galleries. 

 He then transitioned to building gowns out of sustainable materials to help Mother Earth. 

Alexis says,  “I am on a constant search for ways to understand women's needs and reflect based on their looks and different cultural backgrounds. I don’t let myself get carried away with trends.

"Designers should be centered in what inspires them. The pressure to compete  and commercialize can kill the inspiration of the creator. You can sell more by remaining faithful to your inventive imagination. 

"At the end of the day, fashion is a new way of understanding a client's needs without losing the expression of identity that creates  freedom of work.” 

Carballosa is inspired by nature, culture, and backgrounds on a conceptual level. His definition of elegance is based on the attitude one has when wearing a certain piece and taking simplicity to its most essential sense.

Prices vary based on textile quality, specific client's requirements, time and complexity, but start at approximately at $180 USD. His designs allow consumers to become more conscious and serve as a bridge between  Latin American exuberance and the European refinement.

Carballosa has found overwhelming success in the last few years and has a network of clients spanning Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Latin America. 

The brand has been featured on red carpets around  the world, including Cannes Film Festival and the Latin Billboards, as well as various publications such as Vogue Spain and Vanity Fair. 

Designer Alexis Carballosa's understanding and love for high fashion comes from  his grandmother, who had a passion for design. She designed clothes for a demanding and exclusive clientele in Caracas, Venezuela. 

Cannes Film Festival 2018

Alexis Carballosa has been perfecting techniques passed down by his grandmother in order to dress the  avant-garde, modern, and daring women of today. 

The international world has served as a muse, inspiring the artistic point-of-view of this brand. Carballosa seeks to balance the fusion of Latin American exuberance and joie de vivre of European refinement.

 There  is also a strong message of conservation that runs through the brand. All of the accessories created by Carballosa are made from repurposed materials that are transformed into ethereal and whimsical designs.

At present, Carballosa is focused on using an astute  and established point-of-view and solid ideas to create avant-garde pieces that are timeless and forever treasured by owners across the world.


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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Levin Johnston of Marcus & Millichap directs three multifamily trades in Silicon Valley

Adam Levin
BAY AREA, CA   Levin Johnston of Marcus and Millichap, one of the top multifamily brokerage teams in the U.S. specializing in wealth management through commercial real estate investments, has successfully closed three multifamily property transactions in the Bay Area.

“These transactions represent a new trend in investment demand in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area,” explains Adam Levin, Senior Managing Director of Marcus and Millichap’s Levin Johnston.

 “This multifamily market is exceptionally tight, with tremendous pressure on already compressing cap rates. To find the right fit for our Clients, many investors are shifting to small multifamily assets, which are still poised to provide strong returns in both the short and long term.”

Levin Johnston’s recent transactions include:

Trade of an Eight-Unit Apartment Complex in Pacifica

122 Hilton Lane, Pacifica, CA
            Levin Johnston directed the acquisition of an eight-unit apartment property on Hilton Lane in Pacifica for a total consideration of $4.3 million. Originally built in 1964, the asset was part of a 1031 exchange for the buyer, a private investor who was represented by Levin Johnston in the transaction.

            “This small property is strategically located and offers tremendous upside potential for the buyer,” says Robert Johnston, Senior Managing Director of Levin Johnston.

Robert Johnston
“The median household income in this region is almost double that of the nation, which supports high rental pricing and low vacancy rates on an ongoing basis.”

            Situated on 0.22 acres, the property is in close proximity to major employers including Kaiser Permanente, Seton Medical Center, The Home Depot and Target.

The property is located at 122 Hilton Lane in Pacifica, California.

Sale of a Triplex in Redwood City

Levin Johnston also recently directed the $2.3 million sale of a triplex in Redwood City. Adam Levin and Robert Johnston represented both the seller and buyer – both private investors – in the transaction.

1536, 1538 and 1540 Jefferson Avenue,
  Redwood City, CA
Originally constructed in 1930, the property is situated on 0.15 acres and offers a three-bedroom apartment as well as two two-bedroom apartment homes.

“This asset benefits from its proximity to Silicon Valley, making it well-positioned to attract strong rental demand from the local employment base,” says Johnston.

The triplex is located at 1536, 1538 and 1540 Jefferson Avenue in Redwood City, California.

Acquisition of a Seven-Unit Property in San Leandro

224 Callen Avenue, San Leandro, CA
Levin Johnston also directed the acquisition of a seven-unit multifamily property located on Callan Avenue in San Leandro for $1.95 million. The transaction was part of a 1031 exchange and Levin Johnston represented the buyer, a private investor.

The property was built in 1962 and is located in downtown San Leandro, giving residents easy access to shopping centers, Bart stations, regional parks and nature areas, according to Johnston.

Situated on 0.16 acres, the property is comprised of four two-bedroom/one-and-a-half-bath units, two one-bedroom/one-and-a-half-bath units and one one-bedroom/one-bath unit.

The property is located at 224 Callan Avenue in San Leandro, California.


Alex Caswell / Jenn Quader 
Brower Group
(949) 955-7940

The Dermot Co. acquires 126-unit multi-housing property in Brooklyn, NY

The Kestrel Apartments, Windsor Terrace Submarket, 33 Caton Place,
Brooklyn, NY

Andrew Levison
NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 29, 2018 – The Dermot Company announces its purchase of the Kestrel, an eight-story, 126-unit luxury multi-housing property located in Brooklyn’s Windsor Terrace submarket.

Constructed in 2014, the Kestrel is located at 33 Caton Place, which is bounded on the west by Ocean Parkway and on the east by the entrance to Brooklyn’s famed Prospect Park.

In addition to the 585 acres of recreational activities within the park, residents also have nearby access to the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station as well as shopping and dining along the Caton and Church retail corridors.

Steven Klein
 Apartment units average approximately 844 square feet and include a mix of studios, one- , two- and three-bedroom floor plans.

 The Kestrel features top-of-the-line finishes, including white oak flooring, in-unit washers and dryers, stainless steel appliances, Caesarstone countertops and oversized windows.

Amenities include a 24-hour attended lobby, resident lounge, children’s playroom, fitness center, yoga room, sauna, media room, pet spa, on-site storage and parking, and a landscaped roof deck with grilling areas and private cabanas.

HFF and Savills Studley worked on behalf of the borrower, an affiliate of The Dermot Company, to secure a fixed-rate loan for the acquisition of the property.

Geoff Goldstein
Savills Studley also arranged the capital for the purchase, securing an equity investment. HFF’s investment advisory team also arranged the sale of the property.

“The Kestrel is a fantastic cash-flowing building in a fast-changing neighborhood that we are acquiring at a very attractive basis for a long-term hold,"  says Andrew Levison, Principal and Director of Acquisitions for The Dermot Company.

"We are thrilled to be bringing our high standards of service to the tenants of The Kestrel.”.

 The HFF debt placement team representing the borrower included managing director Steven Klein and senior director Geoff Goldstein.

Jeffrey Julien
The HFF investment advisory team representing the seller included senior managing director Andrew Scandalios and managing directors Jeffrey Julien and Rob Hinckley.

The Savills Studley team representing the borrower in the financing and equity investment for the purchase included senior managing directors David Krantz and Paul Leibowitz.

Rob Hinckley


 Savills Studley Public Relations Manager 
(212) 326-1024                                        
Paul Leibowitz

NY Lic. #40KL0957728 
HFF Managing Director 
(212) 245-2425

HFF Public Relations Specialist 
(713) 852-3500

Monday, October 29, 2018

HFF announces sale of 284-unit multi-housing community in Houston, TX

The Edge at City Centre Apartments, 8410 West Bartell Drive,
Houston, TX

HOUSTON, TX –– HFF announces the sale of The Edge at City Centre, a 284-unit, garden-style multi-housing community near the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

Chris Young
The HFF team marketed the property exclusively on behalf of the seller, 29th Street Capital, and procured the buyer, ClearWorth Capital LLC.

The Edge at City Centre is situated on approximately seven acres at 8410 West Bartell Drive inside the 610 Loop in Central Houston, which positions it within two miles of more than 110,000 jobs in the Texas Medical Center. 

 Additionally, the property is within walking distance to two METRO bus lines and is less than one mile from NRG Stadium. 

Originally built in 1983, 29th Street Capital invested more than $2.6 million to rebrand, renovate and reposition with significant capital improvements. 

Joey C. Rippel
Floor plans include a mix of one- and two-bedroom units averaging 765 square feet.  The property was 94 percent occupied at closing.

The HFF investment advisory team representing the seller included directors Chris Young and Joey Rippel and analyst Connor Phillips.

“The Edge at City Centre generated a high level of interest due to its infill location and value-add potential,” Young said.  

“It is well-positioned for future growth due to the lack of workforce housing options in Houston’s urban core, and it’s also in one of Houston’s Opportunity Zones.”

“Buyers appreciated that 29th Street had completed the heavy lifting at the property, leaving new ownership a clear runway to capture rent growth from unit upgrades and improving market fundamentals.” Young added.

Holliday GP Corp. (“HFF”) is a Texas licensed real estate broker.


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HFF Director
(713) 852-3500

HFF Public Relations Specialist
(713) 852-3500

HFF announces sale of 1111 Superior Avenue in Cleveland, OH

1111 Superior Avenue Office Tower, Central Business District, Cleveland, OH

Jaime Fink
CHICAGO, IL, Oct. 29, 2018 – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces the sale of 1111 Superior Avenue, a 559,299-square-foot Class A office tower in Cleveland, Ohio.

The HFF team marketed the property on behalf of the seller, American Landmark Properties Corporation, and procured the buyer, Zamir Equities LLC.

1111 Superior Avenue is located at “Main and Main” in the epicenter of Cleveland’s central business district. The property is positioned along the city’s main thoroughfare through the CBD and overlooks Lake Erie. 

 Additionally, tenants have easy access to the recently redesigned Ralph J. Perk Plaza Park as well as the Theatre District, bike share system and metro light rail system. 

Jeffrey Bramson
 The 28-story tower was renovated in 2014 and is one of only a handful of LEED Silver certified buildings in downtown Cleveland. 

Anchored by the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, 1111 Superior Avenue is 83.4 percent leased to a diverse tenant base, including Asurint and MetLife Services & Solutions. 

Amenities at the office tower include a brand-new conference facility, fitness facility, yoga room, David’s Deli and unimpeded views of Lake Erie and downtown Cleveland.  

The HFF investment advisory team representing the seller included senior managing directors Jaime Fink, Jeffrey Bramson and John Merrill and directors Bryan Rosenberg and Patrick Shields.

John Merrill
American Landmark Properties is a real estate investment group with a 30-year track record of delivering consistently strong returns to its investors.

The company’s acquisition philosophy is to seek and acquire value-add and opportunistic mid-cap office, industrial and multifamily properties in the Midwest and East Coast. 

 Its skills and expertise include syndication, financing, leasing, sales and marketing, repositioning, renovation property/asset management and disposition. 

To learn more, please visit:

Bryan Rosenberg
Founded by Asher Zamir in 2003, Zamir Equities is a privately held New York City-based, integrated real estate private equity firm. 

Currently, Zamir Equities owns and manages cumulative properties encompassing nearly three million square feet. 

Recognized for their astute acquisition proficiency, along with unparalleled real estate management, leasing and marketing experience, Zamir Equities specializes in risk-adjusted market returns in both undervalued and stabilized real estate assets. 

Zamir Equities is headquartered in the heart of midtown Manhattan in the Fred F. French Building, a magnificent 38-story art deco building erected in 1927.

To learn more, please visit:

Patrick Shields

HFF Senior Managing Director
(312) 528-3650

HFF Director
(312) 300-7282

HFF Director, Public Relations
(617) 338-0990

HFF announces $65 million sale and $47.6 million financing for the Lion Building in Washington, DC

                                    Photo by Nick Waring

Lion Building, 1233 20th Street, Central Business District,
Washington, DC

Jim Meisel
WASHINGTON, DC – Oct. 29, 2018 Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces the $65 million sale of and the $47.6 million financing of the Lion Building, a 154,384-square-foot office building in Washington, D.C.’s central business district.

The HFF team represented the seller, JBG Smith, and procured the buyer, a joint venture between GreenOak and MRP Realty.  Additionally, HFF worked on behalf of the new owners to secure acquisition financing.

The Lion Building is located at 1233 20th Street within the CBD’s Golden Triangle, a 43-block subsection of the city housing more than 3,000 businesses, 550 retail shops and restaurants and eight luxury hotels with more than 1,800 rooms. 

Andrew Weir
 This location positions the property within walking distance to mass transit at the Dupont Circle, Farragut North, Farragut West and Foggy Bottom Metrorail stations.

The HFF investment advisory team representing the seller included Jim Meisel, Andrew Weir, Matt Nicholson and David Baker.

HFF’s debt placement team representing the borrower consisted of Cary Abod, Dan McIntyre and Robert Carey.

JBG SMITH is an S&P 400 company that owns, operates, invests in and develops assets concentrated in leading urban infill submarkets in and around Washington, D.C. 

Matt Nicholson
The company’s mixed-use operating portfolio comprises approximately 20 million square feet of high-quality office, multifamily and retail assets, 98 percent of which are Metrorail-served. 

With a focus on placemaking, the company drives synergies across the portfolio and creates amenity-rich, walkable neighborhoods.  JBG SMITH’s future development pipeline includes over 17.2 million square feet of potential development density. 

For additional information on JBG SMITH, please visit

Cary Abod
Founded in 2005, MRP Realty is a real estate operating company focused on opportunistic and value-add investment in the northeastern United States, with offices in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York City. 

MRP provides to its institutional capital partners a full array of real estate services including: acquisition/disposition, development/construction management, property management, asset management and financial reporting services. 

Since the company’s inception, MRP has deployed $4.1 billion in total capitalization, an average of over $300 million per year. MRP’s combined development assets total more than 20 million square feet, with an additional 9+ million square feet under management. 
Dan McIntyre

 For more information, please visit

GreenOak Real Estate (“GreenOak”) is a privately owned real estate investment manager with nine offices globally and over 100 employees.

 Since formation in 2010, GreenOak has raised over $8.0 billion of equity and acquired over 150 properties representing approximately $10.0 billion of asset value globally.


Robert Carey

DC Lic. #SP100478
HFF Senior Managing Director
(202) 533-2500

HFF Managing Director
(202) 533-2500

HFF Director, Public Relations
(617) 338-0990

Regency Centers Announces Transfer to Nasdaq Stock Market

Martin 'Hap' Stein
JACKSONVILLE, FL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2018-- Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE: REG) (“Regency” or the “Company”) today announced that it will voluntarily transfer its stock exchange listing from the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) to the Nasdaq Global Select Market, effective November 13, 2018.

The last day of trading on the NYSE is expected to be November 12, 2018. Regency’s stock will continue to trade under its existing “REG” symbol.
“We are excited to have Nasdaq as our new exchange partner. Our Company and our shareholders will benefit from Nasdaq’s industry leading trading platform, market model, and advisory services,” said Martin E. “Hap” Stein, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Nelson Griggs
“We are eager to benefit from the new opportunities and synergies offered at Nasdaq as they support the execution of our strategic objectives.”

“Regency Centers’ targeted mission to connect people and communities along with their unparalleled culture has set them apart in the REIT sector for more than 50 years,” said Nelson Griggs, President, Nasdaq Stock Exchange

“We are proud to welcome Regency to Nasdaq and we look forward to supporting their vision through our new partnership.”

Regency Centers (NYSE: REG) is the preeminent national owner, operator, and developer of shopping centers located in affluent and densely populated trade areas.

 Regent's portfolio includes thriving properties merchandised with highly productive grocers, restaurants, service providers, and best-in-class retailers that connect to their neighborhoods, communities, and customers.

Operating as a fully integrated real estate company, Regency Centers is a qualified real estate investment trust (REIT) that is self-administered, self-managed, and an S&P 500 Index member. For more information, please visit

Regency Centers Corporation
Laura Clark, 904-598-7831