Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Velocity Mortgage Capital to Partner with TV Star Nicole Curtis at NAMB Conference in Las Vegas

Nicole Curtis

WESTLAKE, CA, Nov. 27, 2018 -- Velocity Mortgage Capital is pleased to announce that Nicole  Curtis, the high-energy, charismatic star of Rehab Addict, the long-running hit HGTV and DIY Network show will be a featured speaker at the National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB) Conference in Las Vegas (Dec. 8-10, 2018).
Curtis is appearing on behalf of Velocity Mortgage Capital to unveil the beginning of a new initiative for the leading direct portfolio lender in America.
“Nicole Curtis brings entrepreneurial passion and expertise to every real estate venture with which she is involved,” said Chris Farrar CEO of Velocity Mortgage Capital.

Chris Farrar
Velocity is a specialty finance company which works with brokers to provide mortgage programs for investors in the residential 1-4, multi-family, mixed-use and small balance commercial property markets.

 “Nicole is a natural partner for Velocity because she understands, through her own experience, the needs of small balance real estate investors,” added Farrar.


Cindy Riccio Cindy@cricciocomm.com
Hollis Byram Hollis@cricciocomm.com

Native Realty Expands with Addition of Real Estate Agent Dan Ross

Dan Ross
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL,  Nov. 27, 2018 – Native Realty, the pioneering Fort Lauderdale commercial real estate firm led by Jaime Sturgis, has continued its aggressive growth with the addition of Dan Ross. The real estate agent comes to the firm with a deep background in the retail sector and significant sales and management experience.

Amanda Roy

Before joining Native Realty, Ross spent more than three years as District Manager for grocery giant ALDI USA, which has been significantly expanding in South Florida.

Ross oversaw dozens of store managers and employees and had a pivotal role in the operations, budgeting and talent acquisition at the ALDI locations in his district. Prior to ALDI, Ross worked in sales at Norwegian Cruise Line for more than two years.

Sara Dorfman

Ross comes to the firm with a true passion for real estate. He earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Real Estate from Florida State University, in addition to bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Management.

Ross and Sturgis first met through their mutual involvement in the university’s American Marketing Association.

John Brewer

“I have known Dan for many years, and his diverse professional experience, creativity, enthusiasm and people skills make him an ideal addition,” said Sturgis. “He will thrive as part of a collaborative team of agents who care deeply about curating the neighborhoods we all live, work and play in.”

Last month, Native Realty announced the hiring of John Brewer, a real estate agent with vast hospitality experience.

Earlier this year, the firm added real estate agents Sara Dorfman and Amanda Roy. Dorfman specializes in multifamily, vacant land and office leasing, while Roy focuses on investment sales and leasing industrial and retail assets.

Native Realty is headquartered at 719 NE Second Ave. in Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village.


Eric Kalis
Account Director, BoardroomPR
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Marcus & Millichap's Alex Zylberglait Leads Miami-Dade County in Office Building Sales

Alex Zylberglait
MIAMI, FL, Nov. 27, 2018 – Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada is pleased to announce that Alex Zylberglait has been named the top seller of office buildings over the last 10 years in Miami-Dade than any other broker according to transaction totals based on data pulled from The CoStar Group, Inc, the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces.

Zylberglait is Senior Managing Director Investments in the Miami office of Marcus & Millichap. Over the last 20 years he has been involved in over $1.5 Billion in office, single-tenant net-lease, industrial, land and retail transactions, ranging in value primarily up to $20 million.

 Over 15 years of brokering deals in South Florida gives Alex in-depth knowledge of the Miami market and the ability to deliver first-hand intelligence on properties and market conditions to optimize execution.

Galloway Plaza, 9055 SW 87th Avenue,
 Miami, FL
Significant transactions closed by Mr. Zylberglait in 2018 include; $11.4 million Galloway Plaza (43,736 sq. ft) located at 9055 SW 87th Ave, Miami, FL, a $3.75 million office building (22,986) located at 8925 SW 148th Street, Palmetto Bay, FL as well as a $3.6 million office building (22,983) located at 675 NW 97th Street, Miami, FL.

*Information pulled from Co-Star as of November 27, 2018.
Daniella Aragon
Marketing Coordinator (Front Desk)
Marcus & Millichap
5201 Blue Lagoon Drive
Suite 100
Miami, FL 33126
(786) 522-7000 main
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(786) 522-7010 fax

Marcus & Millichap Promotes Jonathan DeLaRosa to Vice President Investments in Miami, FL Office

Jonathan DeLaRosa

 Miami, FL – Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, announced that Jonathan DeLaRosa of the company’s Miami office has been promoted to Vice Presidents Investments, according to Scott Lunine, Regional Manager. Previously, DeLaRosa was a senior associate.

“Jonathan has been an extremely successful investment real estate broker, and he is a born leader in our office,” says Lunine. “Because of his constant attention to detail and client satisfaction Jonathan is well-deserving of this honor.  He has closed numerous deals that other brokers were unable to”.    

Scott Lunine
DeLaRosa, is a multicultural investment sales professional, specializing in the acquisition and disposition of urban retail, net leased and land throughout South Florida. 

Jonathan is an enthusiastic member of the National Retail Group, holds the firms prestigious Pace Setter Award, and in 2014 was named Rookie of the Year.

Jonathan has assisted his clients in over $150 million in acquisitions and dispositions, earning the firm’s sales recognition award in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

 Jonathan, started his real estate career in 2008, focusing on leasing and property management. After which, he realized that investment real estate was his passion and joined Marcus & Millichap.

 His experience and wealth of knowledge, has allowed Jonathan, to soundly advise his clients with regards to financial and investment opportunities.

*As of November 27, 2018, DeLaRosa is the youngest Vice President Investments of Marcus & Millichap’s South Florida Offices.


Daniella Aragon
Marketing Coordinator (Front Desk)
Marcus & Millichap
5201 Blue Lagoon Drive
Suite 100
Miami, FL 33126
(786) 522-7000 main
(786) 454-0094 mobile
(786) 522-7010 fax

HFF announces $73.75 million sale of trophy retail center in South Florida

Shoppes at Isla Verde, Wellington, FL

MIAMI, FL –– Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces the $73.75 million sale of the Shoppes at Isla Verde, a 207,030-square-foot, trophy grocery-anchored power retail center in the infill South Florida community of Wellington, to institutional asset manager, MetLife Investment Management.

Daniel Finkle
The HFF team marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Shoppes at Isla Verde, Ltd, a partnership that includes PEBB Enterprises and Pebb Capital.  PEBB Enterprises will continue to manage and lease the property for the new owner.

Completed in 2008, The Shoppes at Isla Verde is 94.2 percent leased to a variety of tenants, including Best Buy, Ulta Beauty, Jo Ann Fabrics and Crafts, Petco, Off Broadway Shoes, Total Wine and More and CVS. 

The Shoppes at Isla Verde is also the future home to Sprouts Farmers Market.  Located along Wellington’s primary retail corridor, the center is at 960 South State Road 7 and is visible to more than 56,000 vehicles per day. 

Luis Castillo
 Additionally, the power center is less than a mile from both The Mall at Wellington Green, a super-regional mall that draws shoppers year-round, and Wellington Regional Medical Center. 

 Located in affluent Palm Beach County, more than 66,000 residents earning an average annual household income of $113,200 live within a three-mile radius of the Shoppes at Isla Verde.

The HFF investment advisory team that represented the seller included senior managing director and co-head of HFF’s retail practice Daniel Finkle, managing director Luis Castillo and director Eric Williams.

“It was a privilege to represent PEBB Enterprises and Pebb Capital in the sale of Shoppes at Isla Verde,” Finkle said.  “This is one of the finest retail projects in South Florida that sets a high standard in terms of functional design, best-in-class tenancy and market dominant location.”

Eric Williams
PEBB Enterprises’ entrepreneurial spirit traces its roots back to 1973, when the family-owned company was founded in South Florida.  

A full-service private equity real estate investment company, PEBB has continued to operate as a family-owned business for over four decades and take enormous pride in its team of forward-thinking associates and entrepreneurial minds who continue to push and expand the company’s growth on a daily basis.  

PEBB’s driving force is the acquisition and development of high-quality neighborhood, regional and power shopping centers and suburban office buildings. 

Founded in 2014 by the Rosenberg family, Pebb Capital is an opportunistic multi-strategy real estate and private equity investment firm. Pebb Capital invests across the capital stack and focuses on value-oriented and cyclically-defensive investments that generate attractive risk-adjusted returns. 


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Hold-Thyssen Brokers $2.95 Million Sale of Starbucks-Leased Property in Gainesville, FL

Richard Fisher
Gainesville, FL. –   Hold-Thyssen, a full service commercial real estate firm with offices in Clearwater and Winter Park , recently represented the buyer of 5480 NW 43rd Street , a 2,300 square foot freestanding restaurant that’s under long-term lease to Starbucks.

Richard Fisher, Vice President of Investor Services in the firm’s Clearwater office negotiated the transaction representing the buyer SSS Investments of Jacksonville , LLC who paid $2,595,000 for the building situated on a 0.83-acre site near the intersection of the Publix Hunters Crossing shopping center. 

Fisher said the seller Boos Development, Inc., a private investor and developer based in Clearwater, built the Starbucks in 2017 along with a freestanding Chase Bank building and a facility for North Florida Regional Medical Center.


Richard J. Fisher, Vice President/Investor Services, Hold-Thyssen, Inc. 
813-880-7100 extension 303 rfisher@HoldThyssen.com

Robert P. Hold, Principal, Hold-Thyssen, Inc. 
407-691-0505, bhold@HoldThyssen.com

Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc.