Sunday, March 1, 2020

Former NHL Goalie Ed Belfour Opens Whiskey Shops in North Dakota

Ed Belfour
GRAND FORKS, ND -- Canadian Ed Belfour, a former University of North Dakota and NHL star goalkeeper, has opened a whiskey line called Belfour Spirits. The products are sold at Belfour's Happy Harry's Bottle Shops. 

He hosted a tasting and signing event at Happy Harry's Bottle Shops at 1621 45th Street SW, Fargo, ND and 2051 32nd Avenue South, Grand Forks, ND.

Originally from Carman, Manitoba, Ed was recruited to for the University of North Dakota's 'Fighting Sioux' hockey team in Grand Forks, ND.  From 1986-1987, he led UND to an NCAA title and was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team. 

Ed went on to have a 20-year career with the National Hockey League (NHL) where he acquired the nickname “Eddie the Eagle.”

From 1982 to 2008, Ed played for many winning organizations, including Carman Collegiate, Winkler Flyers, University of North Dakota's 'Fighting Sioux', Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars, Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers and Leksand (Sweden).
Belfour blocks a shot playing with the Chicago Black Hawks


Ed Belfour
Happy Harry’s Bottle Shop
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NBC and CNN CEO Jeff Zucker’s 11-Room Manhattan Apartment for Sale at $17.5 Million

The Zuckers' dining room
Photo credit: Warburg Realty      Source:

Jeff Zucker
NEW YORK, NY -- Former NBC and current CNN boss, Jeff Zucker, and his wife, Caryn, recently separated after 21 years of marriage. They have put their contemporary apartment in the pre-war Verona co-op building in Manhattan on the market for $17.5 million.

Caryn Zucker
 One of TV’s first Generation X whizkids, Jeff made peacocks out of lemons when he was turned down for law school at his Harvard alma mater, according to
Instead of a courtroom, Jeff went straight from college graduation to NBC for a research job and then a producer’s position at the Today show.

Donald Trump
 At just age 26, Jeff soon became the Today show’s executive producer.

 Later promoted to president of NBC Entertainment, Jeff purchased the apartment in 2007 for $12.3 million - the same year he hit the top spot as president and CEO of NBC Universal.

Jeff and Caryn, who worked at Saturday Night Live, were married in 1996 and bought the five-bedroom apartment for their growing family of four children, only a block from the Central Park Zoo and near the city’s best shopping.

The Zuckers turned the home into a New York contemporary jewel box, filled with light spilling over the neutral decor, as it appears today in pristine move-in readiness.

Linda Reiner
The 11-room, 4.5-bath home is entered via a private elevator opening into a foyer and then into a gallery.

 Rooms are large and elegant, speaking to a former era and include a formal 38-foot-long living room and formal dining room each with fireplace, a sophisticated black-lacquered library with fireplace, and a private office hidden away between the library and master suite with three walk-in closets on the opposite side of the apartment from the other five bedrooms.

Lisa Tarnopol Deslauriers 
There is also a separate laundry room and service entrance.
As part of the Verona co-op, fees of $11,000 per month cover maintenance costs and many white-glove services provided to owners. These include salaries for uniformed doormen, a resident superintendent who is on-call around the clock, and a lobby attendant.
Zucker, the son of a South Florida cardiologist, was a television network visionary at NBC largely responsible for the success and longevity of the ten-year-hit-series Friends, and hired Donald Trump for The Apprentice.

After Comcast bought out NBC Universal, Zucker moved to CNN in 2013 as network president where he still works today.

 The Listing agents are Linda Reiner and Lisa Tarnopol Deslauriers of Warburg Realty, New York City.

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Lincoln Property Co. Returns to Open Tampa Bay, FL Office Headed by Jon Slater

Jon Slater
ORLANDO, FL /  ST. PETERSBURG, FL  – Lincoln Property Company Southeast (LPC), a full service commercial real estate firm based in Orlando, and developer of that city’s new 28-story SunTrust Tower at Church Street, is establishing a presence again in Tampa Bay.

 LPC played a prominent role in Tampa’s office development boom in the 1980’s. The company added to the landscape such landmarks as The Urban Centre, Lincoln Center, The Pointe (formerly Lincoln Pointe), and One Harbour Place, said Jon Slater, Senior VP of Brokerage Services.

Scott Stahley
Slater heads the new office, which will offer a full spectrum of brokerage services, including occupier representation as well as leasing and management services. 

Slater will also be working to identify expansion opportunities for LPC in the Tampa MSA, through a mix of acquisition of existing projects and new developments.

 “We are looking to add additional brokers and administrative staff,” he said. 

While obtaining an MBA at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, Slater initially joined LPC as an intern.  He moved with them to Tampa in 1995, where he remained through 1998 before moving to Carter from 1999 through 2004. 
One Harbour Place, Tampa, FL
After a successful 15-year tenure with Savills, Inc. where Slater was part of their Tampa opening team (then known as Studley, Inc.) he has returned to LPC to re-establish its full-service brokerage presence in Tampa Bay, currently based at 490 1st Avenue South in downtown St. Petersburg .  
“Our return here is very much a coming home for me personally,” Slater said. 
“We have a great legacy in Tampa Bay and our return here is long overdue,” said Scott Stahley, Executive Vice President of Lincoln Property Company Southeast.  “We’re thrilled that Jon has returned because there’s no one better to further our plans for growth again in Tampa Bay .”


Jon Slater, Senior VP, Brokerage Services, LPC, 

Scott Stahley, Executive Vice President, LPC, 

Edward J. Price, Vice President, Southeast Region, LPC 

Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 

Tratt Properties breaks ground on largest-ever Phoenix industrial spec building

Jonathan Tratt

GOODYEAR, AZ – Phoenix-based Tratt Properties LLC has broken ground on a 1.3 million-square-foot, Class A industrial development sitting just south of the junction of Interstate 10 and the Loop 303, in a designated Opportunity Zone in Goodyear, Arizona.
 Called Elwood Logistics Center, it is the largest speculative industrial building ever to break ground in the Valley.

 Tratt Properties has named JLL as the project’s exclusive leasing broker.
 “We are thrilled to have many great developers, such as Tratt Properties, believe in the success and vision of our rapidly growing community,” said Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord. 

“Goodyear’s access to market makes this an ideal area for a state-of-the-art speculative building and provides a perfect location for any growing, expanding, or relocating business," Lord said.

Goodyear, AZ Mayor Georgia Lord

"Plus, our residents also benefit by creating additional jobs for our community – keeping workers close to home and family; and expanded retail and restaurant options by increasing the city’s daytime population.”

 “Elwood Logistics Center brings together the best of a modern, institutional-grade logistics park in one of the fastest growing industrial and e-commerce submarkets in the nation,” said Tratt Properties Principal Jonathan Tratt.

 Anthony Lydon
“We appreciate the support we’ve received from the City of Goodyear to help bring this project to fruition and are thrilled to celebrate our groundbreaking today.”

Located on 83 acres at Sarival Avenue and Elwood Street, Elwood Logistics Center at build-out will total 1,310,258 square feet, with amenities purposefully designed to meet the needs of major logistics, manufacturing, food and beverage, and e-commerce users.

This includes a 40’ clear height, cross-dock building with a 190-foot gated and secure concrete truck court and 235 dock-high loading positions. The site provides parking for more than 1,400 cars and 327 trailers.

 Elwood Logistics Center is accessed from the I-10/Cotton Lane interchange and sits within both a pending Foreign Trade Zone, which would provide duty advantages and up to 72 percent reduction in real and personal property tax, and an Opportunity Zone, offering tax advantages for operators who invest in areas targeted for economic or employment stimulation.

Marc Hertzberg
 “The combination of Foreign Trade Zone capability and Opportunity Zone status make Elwood Logistics Center an extremely advantageous site option,” said JLL Managing Director Anthony Lydon, who serves as the project’s exclusive leasing broker along with JLL Managing Director Marc Hertzberg and Vice President Riley Gilbert. 

“Add to that Goodyear’s position as the sixth fastest growing city in the U.S. and the nation’s second-highest-ranked workforce market with almost 1.5 million people within a 30-minute drive, and you have a very precise mix of geography and labor that is critical for a huge range of national and global operations. That mix is a reflection of the expertise that Tratt Properties brings to this process.”

Headquartered in Phoenix, Tratt Properties specializes in the acquisition and development of Class A e-commerce and logistics properties in key markets throughout the U.S., with a focus on delivering modern, flexible and scalable global supply chain real estate solutions.

Riley Gilbert
Construction on Elwood Logistics Center is now underway and scheduled to complete in December 2020. The project general contractor is The Renaissance Companies. The project architect is Deutsch Architecture Group.

About JLL:

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

JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. 

JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $18.0 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 93,000 as of December 31, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.

Elwood Logistics Center, Goodyear, AZ


Stacey Hershauer
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