Friday, September 27, 2019

Tricera Capital Expands in Miami with Addition of Two New Team Members

Maria Valentina Lauria 

MIAMI, FL –– Tricera Capital, the Miami-based real estate investment firm, has announced the addition of associates Jonah Twist and Maria Valentina Lauria to the rapidly expanding company. Both will be based in Tricera’s Brickell headquarters.

Jonah Twist

 Twist and Lauria each bring significant real estate experience to Tricera.
 “We are thrilled to welcome Jonah and Maria to the Tricera family,” Tricera Co-Founder and Managing Principal Scott Sherman said. “Both will play an integral role in the continued growth of our company.”

Scott Sherman 
Before joining Tricera, Twist specialized in retail advisory and transaction services as an Associate with CBRE.

 He graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Real Estate. While there, Twist completed a Real Estate and Marketing internship with Student Housing Solutions.

 Lauria comes to Tricera from New York, where she served as an Asset Management Analyst at L+M Development Partners, assisting in managing operations for commercial and multi-family assets.

 She also spent nearly three years as an Analyst with Thor Equities, helping oversee underwriting and asset management for a mixed-use portfolio valued at more than $15 billion.

 Lauria earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Babson College with a concentration in Finance and Economics and graduated cum laude.
Ben Mandell 

 Since its 2017 inception, Tricera has amassed a vast portfolio of commercial real estate in urban neighborhoods throughout the tri-county area of South Florida and St. Petersburg. 

The company is pursuing more opportunities in emerging and mature markets.

 “We are actively looking for talented individuals to grow with us as we take Tricera to new heights,” Co-Founder and Managing Principal Ben Mandell said.

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Hold-Thyssen Completes Multi-Year Lease for Wireless Group at Enterprise Plaza in Orange City. FL

Darby Hold

ORANGE CITY, FL --- Hold-Thyssen, Inc., a full service commercial property firm based in Winter Park , recently negotiated a multi-year lease agreement with AIO Wireless a/k/a Cricket Wireless at Enterprise Plaza , located at 2499 Enterprise Rd. in Orange City .

 Darby Hold, transaction specialist at Hold-Thyssen, who represented the Michigan-based Landlord Florida Premier-Enterprise LLC, said AIO Wireless leased 1,054 square feet of retail space in the strip center.  

Enterprise Plaza shopping center, Orange City, FL

 The tenant currently has 25 locations throughout Florida and plans future stores in the area soon.  They attribute their success to reliable voice, no-contract plans, fast LTE data and customer service.

 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 Real Estate Services, 

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

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Median-Priced Homes Remain Unaffordable for Average Wage Earners in 74 Percent of U.S. Housing Markets

Todd Teta
IRVINE, CA, Sept. 26, 2019 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database and first property data provider of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), today released its Q3 2019 U.S. Home Affordability Report, which shows that median home prices in the third quarter of 2019 were not affordable for average wage earners in 371 of 498 U.S. counties analyzed in the report (74 percent).

 The largest populated counties where a median-priced home in the third quarter of 2019 was not affordable for average wage earners included Los Angeles County, CA; Cook County (Chicago), IL; Maricopa County (Phoenix), AZ; San Diego County, CA and Orange County, CA. Those same counties were in the top five in Q2 2019.

 The 127 counties (26 percent of the 498 counties analyzed in the report) where a median-priced home in the third quarter of 2019 was still affordable for average wage earners included Harris County (Houston), TX; Wayne County (Detroit), MI; Philadelphia County, PA; Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), OH; and Allegany County (Columbus), OH.

“Buying a home continues to be a rough road to navigate for the average wage earner in the United States," said Todd Teta, chief product officer with ATTOM Data Solutions.

"Prices are going up substantially faster than earnings in 2019 without any immediate end in sight, which continues to make home ownership difficult or impossible for a majority of single-income households and even for many families with two incomes,

“If there is any silver lining to the picture, it’s that mortgage rates have fallen back to historic lows. That’s softening the blow of rising prices and actually making home ownership a bit more attainable in most areas of the country.”

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