Friday, September 14, 2018

Hold-Thyssen Closes on Office Lease Agreement with Call Center doubling its space for staff of 50+ at Kirkman Commerce Center in South Orlando, FL

Kirkman Commerce Center, 701 South Kirkman Road,
South Orlando, FL
Alex Rowlinson

WINTER PARK, FL --- Hold-Thyssen, Inc., a full service commercial property firm based in Winter Park, leased 5,000 square feet of office space to Capital Leads LLC, a call center that employs over 50 individuals at Kirkman Commerce Center, 701 S. Kirkman Rd. in South Orlando.

 The Hold-Thyssen leasing team of Alex Rowlinson and Troy Stevens represented the south Florida-based landlord of the Kirkman Commerce Center in the negotiations.   

 Rowlinson and Stevens also leased 768 square feet of office space at this location to Benedetti USA , LLC.  The new tenant sells vending machines and ATM’s to resorts and hotels in the Universal area.

Troy Stevens
 Hold-Thyssen, Inc. provides commercial property brokerage and leasing and management services to institutional and private investor clients nationwide.  

The 40-year old firm’s current portfolio includes more that 100 commercial properties throughout the United States .


Anthony Fisher, Vice President, Hold-Thyssen Inc.,

 Robert P. Hold, Principal, Hold-Thyssen, Inc.,

 Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc.

SDS Real Property and IG3 Real Estate Seek Development Partner for $100 Million Project in Greater Atlanta, GA

Porter Square Concept One, 3920-3930 Peachtree Road, Brookhaven, GA
MIAMI, FL and ATLANTA, GA (Sept. 14, 2018) - SDS Real Property Holdings, LTD and investment partner IG3 Real Estate announce that they have retained John Speros of Ackerman & Co. and David Branch of Site Services Group, LLC as land investment advisors to identify a developer/partner to lead a large-scale redevelopment of the 4.61-acre Porter Square/Brookhaven site located at 3920-3930 Peachtree Road in the heart of the City of Brookhaven.

Porter Square Concept Two, Brookhaven, GA
The Porter Square/Brookhaven site includes the former Hastings Nursery building and the current retail facility of Kaufman Tire, which is continuing to operate until the redevelopment work commences.

The site is located at the signalized intersection of Peachtree Road and Colonial Drive, directly across Peachtree from the Cherokee Plaza Shopping Center and about 300 yards from the Brookhaven MARTA Station.

John Speros Sr.
SDS Real Property Holdings, LTD is led by Atlanta native and experienced real estate investor Starr Porter, whose family has owned the Porter Square property for over 30 years.

“John Speros and David Branch have successfully represented SDS and my family for many years in multiple markets throughout the Southeast,” said Porter. “We are delighted to have them lead this important marketing initiative.”

Speros and Branch have been involved with the Porter Square site for more than 25 years.

Headed by Carlos Imery, IG3 is a Miami-based firm that specializes in the acquisition, development and management of real estate assets located throughout the Southeast. IG3 will serve as Asset Manager overseeing the Porter Square redevelopment.

Carlos Imery
IG3 has led the acquisition of real estate assets in Georgia that total close to $100 million in value over the past three years.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of a truly transformative project that will re-activate this incredible site in one of the most desirable locations in Atlanta,” said Imery. “We are extremely bullish on Greater Atlanta, and continue to seek strategic investments and development opportunities in the area.”

IG3 Real Estate is a real estate investment, development and asset management company run by deeply experienced real estate professionals.

David Branch
 It acquires, develops and improves high-quality properties based on realistic value projections and sound fundamentals using their own capital, with joint venture partners, and/or as a third-party asset manager.

IG3 manages funds for numerous private investors. The company specializes in office and retail properties located in targeted submarkets throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.

For more information about IG3, visit

For information about the Porter Square/Brookhaven project please contact John Speros (404.578.7033 email or David Branch (404.317.1315 email


Eric Kalis
Account Director, BoardroomPR
O 954-370-8999
C 305-794-5123
Bank of America Plaza | 1776 N Pine Island Road

HomePartners Title Services Purchases Title Network Inc.

Marlen Rodriguez

Weston, FL and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Sept. 14, 2018 – Weston-based HomePartners Title Services, the in-house title company for The Keyes Company, expanded its resources with the purchase of Jupiter-based Title Network Inc.

Established in 2003, HomePartners Title Services is experienced in both South Florida closings and foreign national title transactions.

The company is backed by First American, Old Republic and Fidelity National Title, three of the country’s top underwriters.

Mike Pappas
“Expanding our footprint is in alignment with our commitment to service and our customers,” said Marlen Rodriguez, President of HomePartners Title Services.

“With our new team and resources, we will be able to build upon what we offer to homebuyers and continue to make strides in the residential market.”

Mike Pappas, President and CEO of The Keyes Company, added,  “We’re always looking for ways to help our buyers.

"By providing mortgages, title and property insurance in one place, we can help streamline the processes from contract to closing and help buyers start this new chapter in their lives.”

The Keyes Family of Companies is the largest independently-owned real estate firm in Florida and a Top 30-ranked firm in the nation.


Jasmin Curtiss 

Luke Barr Named the Recipient of the Historic Hotels of America 2018 Historian of the Year Award

Luke Barr

 WASHINGTON, DC –- Celebrated New York Times bestselling author Luke Barr has been named the recipient of the Historic Hotels of America 2018 Historian of the Year Award.

Luke will be honored with this distinguished award on November 1, 2018 at the Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence Ceremony & Gala at The Broadmoor (1918) in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Lawrence Horwitz

The Historic Hotels of America Historian of the Year Award is presented to an individual for making a unique contribution in the research and presentation of history and whose work has encouraged a wide discussion, greater understanding, and enthusiasm for history, historic hotels, and culinary heritage.

“Luke Barr is a champion of culinary and hospitality history,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. 

 “He is a treasure and a resource for understanding the origin of many fine hospitality traditions and approaches to legendary service, as well as identifying the culinary heritage of many recipes we take for granted.”


  Heather Taylor
Historic Hotels of America       
Senior Manager, Marketing Communications    
Tel: +1 202 772 8333 Fax: +1 202 772 8338

Native Realty Closes Pair of Off-Market Fort Lauderdale, FL Industrial Sales Totaling Over $3 Million

Amanda Roy

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Sept. 14, 2018 – Native Realty Founder and CEO Jaime Sturgis and his team of investment sales and leasing specialists keep closing transactions at an aggressive rate across all real estate sectors.

In the latest example, the firm completed the sale of two industrial properties in Fort Lauderdale for a combined $3.11 million.

 The off-market deals include the $1.86 million sale of a multi-tenant building at 501 SW Second Ave. in Fort Lauderdale’s emerging SoLo – or South of Las Olas – neighborhood. Legal Locker is among the tenants in the 8,025-square-foot building.

Jamie Sturgis

 Mylee, LLC of Coral Springs sold the property to 501 Urban Warehouse LLC of Aventura. Sturgis arranged the transaction.

 The building is across the street from the new Tarpon River Brewing, a restaurant and brewery opened by the owners of the Riverside Markets, Native Brewing Co. and the Restaurant People.

 Sturgis and the firm’s Amanda Roy also facilitated the $1.25 million sale of an 11,000-square-foot warehouse building at 916 NW Sixth Ave. Robin Enterprises of Fort Lauderdale sold the property to a Davie-based partnership.

“Our investment sales team is particularly adept at leveraging our deep knowledge of Fort Lauderdale and industry contacts to secure efficient and favorable outcomes for our clients,” Sturgis said.

Sara Dorfman

 “These deals reflect the strong demand for industrial product in the city’s urban core to keep up with the residential and professional population growth.”

In another recent off-market transaction, Sturgis and Roy closed the $6.75 million sale of mixed-use Seagrape Commons, a fixture in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea for more than 50 years.

 Elsewhere in Fort Lauderdale, the firm’s Sara Dorfman completed the record-breaking sale of an Airbnb rental property in the city’s popular Victoria Park neighborhood in May 2018.

The 808-812 NE 16th Terrace changed hands for $1.65 million, the highest sale price in Victoria Park since at least 2006 and the most expensive in the history of the neighborhood on a price per unit basis.

 Native Realty is headquartered in Flagler Village’s the Hive – a popular complex with retail, restaurants, offices, a vintage arcade bar and yoga studio.


Eric Kalis
Account Director, BoardroomPR
O 954-370-8999
C 305-794-5123
Bank of America Plaza | 1776 N Pine Island Road

NAI Realvest Brokers Multi-Year Leases of Class A Office Space for Expanding Medical Practice and Relocating Civil Engineering Firm In Lake Mary, FL

Mary Frances West


LAKE MARY, FL  --- NAI Realvest recently closed on multi-year leases of Class A office space at Primera Court in Lake Mary for an expanding medical practice and a relocating civil engineering firm.

Primera Court I, Lake Mary, FL

 Mary Frances West, CCIM Vice President, brokered an expansion lease of 1,380 square feet on behalf of the Daytona Beach-based landlord at Primera Court I, 725 Primera Blvd. and the tenant, Dr. Antonio M. Cubano,M.D., whose practice specializes in adolescent medicine and psychiatry with advanced depression treatments and non-invasive therapies.

 Dr. Cubano, who has another office in Orlando and is affiliated with Orlando Regional Medical Center , already leased 2,502 square feet at Primera Court I and has now increased occupancy by over 50 percent for a total of 3,882 square feet.

Primera Court II, Lake Mary, FL

 West brokered a new lease at Primera Court II, 735 Primera Blvd. , representing the landlord and the new tenant.   SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. leased 1,408 square feet.  The Pittsburgh, Pa.-based civil engineering and construction management firm that specializes in bridge and highway design is relocating from Kissimmee to Lake Mary. 
 West also represented the landlord in a renewal of NCS Pearson, Inc.’s lease of 1,408 square feet at Primera Court I. The Minnesota-based, privately held company in business since 1962 provides educational assessment programs. 


Mary Frances West, CCIM, Vice President, NAI Realvest,

 Robin L. Webb, CCIM, CHA, CHB, CRB, CPM, MRICS, Managing Director, NAI Realvest, 407-875-9989

Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications

JLL Healthcare Report: The race is on to meet patients where they are; Phoenix aligns closely with national trends, healthcare market strength

Mari Lederman

PHOENIX, AZ,  Sept. 14, 2018 – Rising patient numbers and real estate spending point to long-term resilience for healthcare-related buildings – and Phoenix is no exception, according to JLL’s latest U.S. Healthcare Real Estate Outlook report and healthcare experts within the Phoenix office of JLL.

According to JLL, the key trends driving U.S. healthcare real estate that apply equally in Phoenix are:

·       Using new types of real estate in new and more locations to continue to capture growing patient demand. 

More diverse facilities improve the patient experience and win brand loyalty. Innovative settings such as 24-hour emergency care centers, urgent care, wellness and micro-hospitals are popping up in valuable retail locations.

Katie McIntyre

“In Phoenix, well-known names in Phoenix like Banner, Dignity and Honor Health want to be where the population is, making areas like Gilbert, Goodyear and even emerging communities like Laveen very popular for off-campus medical office locations,” said JLL Senior Associate Mari Lederman

·       Offering the right location with the right care – no more, no less – to mitigate decreasing reimbursements and operating income pressures. 

Outpatient centers often are less expensive to construct and operate than traditional hospitals.

"One of our clients, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, recently opened two off-campus clinics – one on North Phoenix and one in Scottsdale – designed specifically to offer chemotherapy treatments,” said JLL Senior Associate Katie McIntyre.

“They are actively pursuing more outpatient care centers now, the first of which will open in the Valley next April.”

According to JLL, on-campus medical office building vacancies sit at 17.6 percent while off-campus vacancy rates have decreased to 14 percent.

Through this migration, many users are looking for second-generation space to mitigate rising rents and construction costs, and offer a way to create space that works with their particular use.

·       Expanding and renovating inpatient settings to accommodate longer stays. 

With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day for the next 20 years, there is an increased need for more effective space in more locations to serve older adults. 

Also, inpatient facilities will increasingly be focused on the sickest and most acute care needs, keeping hospitals a crucial piece of the healthcare delivery puzzle.

"Our large retirement population makes this extremely important in Arizona," said McIntyre. "As the aging patient population increases, the demand for more medical office buildings will also increase." 

Click here to access JLL’s full U.S. Healthcare Real Estate Outlook. For other local and national JLL research reports, visit the JLL Phoenix research page at esearch.


Stacey Hershauer
Phone: +1 480 600 0195