Tuesday, June 11, 2019

NAI Realvest Lands National Electrical Contractor for OIA’s Terminal in New South Orange, FL Complex

Kevin O'Connor
ORLANDO, Fla. – NAI Realvest closed on a long-term lease for 8,534 square feet of warehouse space in a new complex opened earlier this year at 8123 S. Orange Ave. off SR 528 and McCoy Rd.   

The new tenant is Carlsbad , CA.-based BergElectric Corp. who plans to open at the new location by June 30.  

  BergElectric, a national electrical contractor with multiple U.S. locations, was awarded a contract for construction of Orlando International Airport ’s new terminal complex. 

They will use the new space for equipment warehousing and general office operations.   

Matt Cichocki
 NAI Realvest principals Kevin O'Connor and Matt Cichocki negotiated the transaction on behalf of the landlord Ohio-based Orange Avenue Properties, LLC.

The brokers said BergElectric currently has 40 employees working on the OIA terminal project and expects a total workforce of approximately 150 as the job progresses.  

Mark Stratman of Cushman & Wakefield represented BergElectric.  

Mark Stratman


Kevin O’Connor, CCIM or Matt Cichocki, CCIM Principals NAI Realvest, 407-875-9989

Patrick Mahoney, President / CEO, NAI Realvest,
407-875-9989 pmahoney@realvest.com

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc.
 407-644-4142 Lvershelco@aol.com.

M/I Homes Starts Development of Luxury Lakefront Community in Winter Garden, FL

ORLANDO, FL - Land Development is underway and sales will begin in late June for M/I Homes’ newest Winter Garden community Sanctuary at Twin Waters.    The lakefront community with 109 homesites nestled between Johns Lake and Lake Avalon boasts 3,500 feet of frontage on Lake Avalon.

Site development will be complete in July, and a variety of interior and lakefront sites will be available, according to David Byrnes, Area President of M/I Homes.   

David Byrnes
When sales officially start in June, executive homes on 60-foot homesites are expected to be priced from the mid $300s and estate homes on 90-foot homesites from the mid-$500s, Byrnes said.   

 A model home will be completed, decorated and ready for touring in September, he added. 

Sanctuary at Twin Waters will have its own 5.5-acre recreational area with a pool and cabana, walking trails, a playground, and a community pier on Lake Avalon for boating and fishing. 

 Located at 16846 Marsh Rd. the new community is in an A-rated schools district and minutes from major arterial highways including SR 429, Florida Turnpike and I-4. 

Columbus, Ohio-based M/I Homes has 16 active communities in Central Florida including five now in West Orange County.  


David Byrnes, Area President, M/I Homes,
407-531-5100 dbyrnes@mihomes.com

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 
407-644-4142 Lvershelco@aol.com.

Hold Thyssen Closes on Five-Year Lease at Rosemont Village Shoppes in Orlando, FL

Rosemont Village Shoppes, 4429 North Pine Hills Road, Orlando, FL

Alex Rowlinson
ORLANDO, FL --- Hold Thyssen, Inc., a full service commercial property firm based in Winter Park, recently negotiated a new five-year lease agreement for 4,800 rentable square feet at Rosemont Village Shoppes, 4429 N. Pine Hills Rd. in Orlando.  

  Hold Thyssen leasing associates Alex Rowlinson and Troy Stevens, represented the landlord in the transaction.    

  Tenant A&T Buffalo leased the site for an established restaurant business they acquired and renamed.  

They will reopen the restaurant with a sports bar concept as soon as permitting is complete.    The Rosemont Village Shoppes is a 42,516 square foot retail center anchored by Family Dollar.

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.,
407-691-0505, bhold@holdthyssen.com

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 
407-644-4142 Lvershelco@aol.com.

Studio Other Recognized as Team Member on Calibre Award Winning Procore Headquarters Project

Charlotte Wiederholt
LOS ANGELES, CA, June 11, 2019 – Studio Other (formerly Tangram Studio), a creator of custom commercial interior environments and workspaces, was recognized as a key member of the team on the Procore headquarters renovation project that has won the 2019 Calibre Design Award in the Work/Medium category from the International Interior Design Association’s Southern California chapter.

The prestigious awards were presented at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Based in Carpinteria, Calif., Procore is a leading provider of cloud-based applications for construction that connect people, applications and devices through a unified platform to help manage risk and build quality projects safely, on time and within budget.

Studio Other created custom height-adjustable workstations, meeting tables, conference tables and credenzas for the IIDA Southern California Calibre Design Award winner in the Work/Medium category.

“We were very proud to play a role in helping Procore create an environment that supports its culture and its position as a leading technology provider,” said Studio Other President Charlotte Wiederholt.

 “It’s also gratifying to be included among such a distinguished community of organizations in Southern California that are dedicated to transforming the ways people work.”

Objectives for the project included supporting and accommodating the firm’s visual brand standards as well as creating a foundation for future growth. A clean, industrial style of furniture was achieved, establishing the visual groundwork for a company expanding in both clientele and staff.

(Other previous project from Tangram)

Architecture firm HLW specified furniture and onboarded Studio Other to assist with design and execution. Close collaboration between HLW, Procore and Studio Other resulted in an innovative set of height-adjustable workstations, meeting tables, conference tables and credenzas.

The desks were designed with a matte-black laminate tabletop and exposed multi-ply edges on powder coated steel legs. Paired with free-standing acoustic divider panels in a classic gray and a clean power management solution, the workstations achieve a fresh industrial feel. 

Conference tables feature wood laminate and exposed multi-ply edges with an orange divider stripe reflect the signature Procore color.

Meeting tables include built-in power and C-channel steel legs, adhering to the aesthetic standard established by the workstations. Credenzas were crafted in hot-rolled steel to tie in with the C-channel legs and as a nod to the raw materials used in construction.

(Other previous project from Tangram)

The Calibre Design Awards celebrate the excellent work of project teams that have exceeded the expectations of the profession in bringing design to life and honor the meaning of collaboration for projects that exhibit a high level of teamwork and stunning design.

About Studio Other

Studio Other works closely with each client to reflect and reinforce a distinctive culture through innovative workspace solutions and a process of collaborative input and planning, conceptualization, prototyping, engineering, fabrication and installation.

It also serves as an integral member of project teams alongside architects, contractors and others to achieve seamless integration of all requirements. 


Rachel Reenders

Ware Malcomb Names Matthew Kuehn New Civil Engineering Manager in Phoenix, AZ

Matthew Kuehn

PHOENIX, AZ – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced Matthew Kuehn has joined the firm as Civil Engineering Manager in the Phoenix office.

 In this position, Kuehn is responsible for the overall growth and management of Ware Malcomb’s civil engineering services in the Phoenix office.

“Matt’s expertise in both engineering design and business management will be invaluable as we expand Ware Malcomb’s civil engineering services in Phoenix and beyond,” said Chris Strawn, Ware Malcomb Principal, Civil Engineering. 

Chris Strawn
“We look forward to Matt’s leadership supporting the growth of Ware Malcomb’s civil engineering services,” added Tom Jansen, Ware Malcomb Principal, Civil Engineering. Jansen and Strawn are responsible for the leadership and expansion of civil engineering services firmwide.

Ware Malcomb’s Civil Engineering team specializes in land development projects, with a focus on efficient design practices ensuring successful project outcomes. The team has worked on office, industrial, healthcare, public, institutional, retail, restaurant, mixed-use, multi-family, residential and subdivision projects.

“Matt is well-positioned to lead our expansion of civil engineering services,” said Kevin Evernham, Principal of Ware Malcomb’s Phoenix office. “His expertise and team leadership will be an excellent addition to Ware Malcomb’s architecture and interior design services in Phoenix.”

Kuehn has over 19 years of experience in civil engineering management and design, including the development of comprehensive residential and commercial sites from feasibility through construction. 

Tom Jansen

His expertise includes grading and drainage design, utility design, stormwater management facilities, feasibility studies and erosion control for residential, industrial, commercial, senior living, apartments, hotel development, and general retail projects. 

He also has experience with numerous municipalities, developers, and national retail tenants.

Kuehn holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. 

He is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas and Ohio, and is a member of the American Consulting Engineers Council and Society for Marketing Professional Services.  

Kevin Evernham

Earlier this year, Ware Malcomb moved to a new, larger office space located at 2777 E. Camelback Road, Suite 325 in Phoenix. The move accommodates the firm’s growing employee and client base in the region. 

Ware Malcomb has been operating in the Phoenix market since 2006. The firm has worked on various project types throughout Arizona and the Southwest including office, industrial, healthcare, retail, restaurant and auto, among others. 


Rachel Reenders
VP Public Relations
KCOMM for Ware Malcomb

Kelly Teenor, Director, Marketing, 949.660.9128, kteenor@waremalcomb.com

Maureen Bissonnette, Associate Principal, Marketing, 949.660.9128, mbissonnette@waremalcomb.com

Ware Malcomb’s Design video at youtube.com/waremalcomb