Tuesday, October 8, 2019

JLL closes $39.75 million sale of Central Florida lifestyle retail center to Columbus Pacific

Market Street at Heath Brook, 4414 SW College Road, Ocala, FL

MIAMI, FL  JLL announced it has closed the $39.75 million sale of Market Street at Heath Brook, a 393,387-square-foot, regionally dominant, mixed-use lifestyle/entertainment village with office space in the Orlando-area community of Ocala, Florida.

Megan Fitzpatrick
JLL marketed the property on behalf of the seller. Columbus Pacific purchased the asset. 

Anchored by Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshalls (opening in October), HomeGoods, Barnes & Noble, DSW, Old Navy and Ulta Beauty, Market Street at Heath Brook is also home to Panera Bread, Orangetheory Fitness and Ocala Eye along with more than 70,000 square feet of office space and a Dillard’s shadow anchor. 

Danny Finkle
The center was constructed in 2008 and is currently being expanded with the addition of a shadow 12-screen Epic Theaters entertainment component scheduled to open in December. 

Additionally, the sale includes more than 60,000 square feet of available space and excess land for future development. 

Situated on 55.1 acres at 4414 SW College Road, the center is in Ocala, the “Horse Capital of the World” and a rapidly growing Central Florida destination approximately 80 miles northwest of Orlando. 

Market Street at Heath Brook is the only major retail hub within a 30-mile radius and is located on the main retail thoroughfare in the trade area, which includes about 258,000 residents.

 Luis Castillo
The JLL Retail Capital Markets team that represented the seller included Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of HFF’s Retail Practice Danny Finkle, Managing Director

Luis Castillo, Director Eric Williams, Senior Director Whitaker Leonhardt and Analyst Megan Fitzpatrick.

“Market Street at Heath Brook has undergone an amazing transformation the past few years with the addition of numerous best-in-class retailers and restaurants,” Finkle said. 

“The recent leasing momentum and market dominant position within a vast trade area make this a fabulous acquisition for the Columbus Pacific team.”

JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. 

Eric Williams
The firm's in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether investment advisory, debt placement, equity placement or a recapitalization. 

The firm has more than 3,700 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

For more news, videos and research resources on JLL, please visit the firm’s U.S. media center Web page: U.S. newsroom.

 Whitaker Leonhardt 

About Columbus Pacific

Since 1995, Columbus Pacific has been developing, redeveloping and acquiring Class A properties across the United States. 

Partners Phillip Duke and Rick Margolis have over four decades of commercial real estate experience, with an emphasis on acquisitions, financing, leasing, management, development and operations. 

Please visit columbuspacific.com to learn more or contact Phillip Duke at (310) 395-2580 extension 229.

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management.

 Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. 

In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. 

JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 92,000 as of June 30, 2019. 

JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.


 Kimberly Steele
 JLL Digital Content/PR Specialist
Phone: +1 713 852 3420
Email: kimberly.steele@am.jll.com

Berger Commercial Realty Welcomes Jordan Beck as Sales Associate

Jordan Beck
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International announces the hiring of Sales Associate Jordan Beck. With more than 10 years of experience in sales, Beck joins the team from Vivint Solar, where he served as district manager for the Tampa market and was recognized as the company’s all-time top sales representative in Florida.

Lloyd Berger

“Jordan’s extensive background in sales is a great asset to our brokerage team,” said Berger Commercial Realty President Lloyd Berger. “His affinity for building positive and productive business relationships aligns perfectly with our client-centric business model and commitment to providing superior customer service.”

Beck previously served as a sales representative and manager for Vivint Smart Home and a leasing agent for Paradigm Property Management. 

He graduated from the University of South Florida in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in business and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.


Lexi Robinson

Sendoso Arizona relocates and expands into multi-floor Camelback Road offices in Scottsdale

 Kris Rudeegraap
PHOENIX, AZ, Oct. 8, 2019 – San Francisco-based Sendoso has inked a new lease that increases its Phoenix-area footprint from 4,200 to 36,000 square feet and relocates the company from The Quad in Scottsdale to two full floors – including premier penthouse space – at 6900 E. Camelback Rd.

Sendoso, which provides customized direct mail and gifting for customers across all industry platforms, is now located in the heart of the Camelback Road/Scottsdale Fashion Square corridor.

Michelle Palleschi.

The new offices house Sendoso’s sales and customer success operations, which the company expects to grow by more than 200 local jobs by the end of the year.

 “We couldn’t be more excited about this new space,” said Kris Rudeegraap, founder and CEO of Sendoso, a fully integrated Sending Platform (SP) for sourcing, storing, shipping and measuring the ROI of anything businesses need to send.

“In just a few years we have earned a reputation for being a trailblazer in our category. Our new offices will allow us to continue to build on that tradition with new customers, new technology and new strategies to deploy our services.”

Ryan Bartos
Sendoso’s software-based direct mail and gifting platform delivers prospecting, warehousing, distribution, inventory tracking and ROI statistics that help to establish personalized customer relationships at scale.

As it grows, the company expects to add hundreds of new positions in Arizona ranging from sales and customer success to support, operations and management.

“Our new Camelback Road location is an invaluable recruitment tool,” said Sendoso COO Michelle Palleschi. “We have built out this space as a very collaborative place to work with an open office layout and large conference rooms complemented by small ‘touchdown’ meeting rooms for one to two people.

6900 Camelback Tower, a 136,500-square-foot, 11-story office building situated at the northwest corner of Camelback Road and Goldwater Boulevard in Scottsdale, AZ

"We also have a big break room with a 100-inch TV screen for collaborative stand ups, cold brew on tap and a balcony with 360-degree views of downtown Scottsdale – plus we’re a dog-friendly office.”

“This is the perfect space for a company like Sendoso and a strategic location at the center of a young, talented employment base spanning Scottsdale, Phoenix and the East Valley,” said JLL Executive Vice President Ryan Bartos, who represented Sendoso in the lease negotiations.

“With a walkability score of 85, their new address also has what it takes to retain those employees within one of the Valley’s most dynamic and amenity-rich employment submarkets.”

Sendoso’s new offices are located within the 6900 Camelback Tower, a 136,500-square-foot, 11-story office building situated at the northwest corner of Camelback Road and Goldwater Boulevard.

Considered Scottsdale’s only high-rise office building, 6900 Camelback Tower includes a 14,000-square-foot penthouse that serves as part of Sendoso’s new space, with 16-foot-high exposed ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass providing sweeping views of Camelback Mountain, downtown Phoenix and the Valley.

The building is approximately 15 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport and downtown Phoenix, and less than 10 minutes from the Loop 101, providing direct connectivity to the entire metro Phoenix market.


 Stacey Hershauer
Phone: +1 480 600 0195

Non-profit RErescue.org on a mission to grow the rescue-pet foster volunteer community with national awareness campaign

Brian Fitzhugh and Friend

Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 8, 2019 – RErescue.org, the non-profit organization dedicated to growing the foster-volunteer community, is stepping up its activities with a national “moonshot” campaign to reach out to every homeowner in the USA by the end of 2024 and share this lifesaving message: “fostering saves rescue pets.”

Pet Rescue Team from left:
Juan Loza, Andreea Schwimmer,
Cathie Huber, Brian Fitzburgh, Nancy Durazo 

Every Door 2024 is a “moonshot mission” that RErescue.org and its founder, Brian Fitzburgh, are basing the organization’s activities around as they plan community activities and a focused membership drive. 

As a coalition of real estate agents who love animals, they are raising awareness that “fostering saves rescue pets” at their open houses and local public events, RErescue.org is aiming to grow its national membership to be 24,000 strong and reach out to every homeowner in the USA by the end of 2024 in order to grow the foster volunteer community.

 “That’s about 80 million homes!” says Fitzburgh. “Just imagine that kind of widespread awareness that ‘fostering saves rescue pets’ and saving thousands and thousands of homeless animals. That’s our moonshot! We’re stepping it up, stepping up big, to really make a difference.”

Seeking only to raise awareness, and not asking anyone to actually foster, adopt or donate, RErescue.org is a uniquely altruistic organization driven purely by passion for pets, and led by a real estate agent who has made this non-profit a full-time passion project. 

Brian Fitzburgh, the principal of Fitzburgh Realty, is an unstoppable force of nature whose dedication to save rescue pets is his obsession. He is literally like a dog with a bone. 

Brian Fitzhugh

Fitzburgh attends real estate conferences not to increase his real estate business, but to create a “Rescue Pet Lounge” and personally walk around the exhibition floor as a human billboard promoting RErescue.org and talking to other real estate agents about how they can help make a difference.
“Realtors are uniquely qualified to spread awareness, because they meet a lot of people,” says Fitzburgh. 

“They are great at social media, and spreading positive messages comes naturally, so incorporating this cause into their business is a no-brainer. 

"Agents talk to people who are buying and selling homes and they share details about their family, their kids and pets. As agents we connect with people on an emotional level and that makes our message of awareness so powerful.”

 The Fitzburgh Realty Team is based in the Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Highland Park and Eagle Rock.


Debbie Kruger
PR for RErescue.org

Kiera Chocola Joins Florida Retail Partners


Kiera Chocola


TAMPA, FL — Kiera Chocola has joined Florida Retail Partners as a retail sales associate and marketing specialist.

“Kiera brings a youthful vibe and energy as well as social media marketing skills to our team, said company partner Kalyn Brandewie. As the face of retail changes so too does our company’s skill set.”

In addition to tenant and landlord representation Kiera will spearhead the company’s marketing and social media efforts. 

Kalyn Brandewie
“I’m thrilled to join such a well-respected and woman-owned company, said Kiera. Each of the four partners have over 20 years of experience. I will be teaming with the best of the best.”

About Florida Retail Partners

X Team partner Florida Retail Partners was founded in 1997 as a woman owned boutique real estate firm specializing in all aspects of retail. Twenty years later, the firm is regarded as one of the top tier firms on the West Coast of Florida for both tenant and landlord representation.

Sandia Wasserman (Team member)

The company has four partners all with over twenty years of experience.  The company’s focus has always been on retail tenant and landlord representation on Florida’s West Coast and Central Florida. 

This exclusive focus on retail includes diverse assignments ranging from tenant representation, land sales and consulting to leasing of both distressed properties in need of turnaround and upscale mixed-use projects with very specific co-tenancy parameters.
About X Team

X Team is an international alliance of retail real estate specialists with offices located in major cities throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. X 

Karmen Hayes (Team member)

Team partners average more than 20 years of industry experience, with expertise in major markets worldwide, specializing in tenant, property and developer/landlord representation, workout services, property dispositions and retail investments. 

X Team services include transaction negotiation, portfolio analysis, lease valuations, acquisitions, and asset assessment and valuation. For more information, please visit www.xteam.net.                       


 Kalyn Brandewie