Friday, March 6, 2020

Berger Commercial Realty Brokers New Legacy Fit Gym Lease At Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s SOLO Shoppes

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Group fitness-style gym Legacy Fit FLL, LLC is the newest tenant at Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Class A SOLO Shoppes in a deal brokered for landlord Blackhawk Properties & Investments, LLC by Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International.

Joseph P. Byrnes
 Berger Senior Vice President Joseph P. Byrnes, Senior Sales Associate Jonathan Thiel and Sales Associate John Forman handled the transaction, which will afford Legacy Fit with 4,204 sq. ft. of the SOLO Shoppes’ overall 14,277 square feet of retail and restaurant space. 

 SOLO Shoppes, located on the site of the former Justice Building and adjacent to the new 550 Building, features an attached parking garage with more than 600 spaces. 

“With high-rise residences in place and also under construction in the immediate proximity to this burgeoning location, the foot traffic will dramatically increase in an area already having one of the highest daytime pedestrian traffic counts in Broward County,” Byrnes said. 

Jonathan Thiel
 “With limited new retail property in the SOLO District, the SOLO Shoppes are poised for long term success.”

For more information about Berger Commercial Realty’s leasing services, call 954-358-0900.

About Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International

Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International is a regional, full service commercial real estate firm based in South Florida.

Independent and privately owned since its founding in 1998, the firm is a member of CORFAC International, a global network of independently owned commercial real estate brokerage firms.

John Forman 
 The firm’s property management and brokerage services include tenant/landlord and buyer/seller representation; project and construction management; receiverships; agency/project leasing; capital advisory/investment sales; retail services and more.

For more information, please visit


Jennifer J.H. Pierce
 Account Director
Pierson Grant Public Relations
6451 N. Federal Highway   Suite 1200
Fort Lauderdale, FL   33308

T:  (954) 776-1999, ext. 232

Cuningham Group Adds Industry Leader Christine Cavataio as President and Chief Operating Officer

Christine Cavataio

 Minneapolis, MN – Cuningham Group, a global architectural design firm, has announced the appointment of Christine Cavataio to President and Chief Operating Officer to share the leadership requirements of the growing firm and a rapidly evolving industry, according to Chief Executive Officer Tim Dufault.

 “Christy has demonstrated unmatched leadership skills, including optimizing management structures and processes, as well as a true talent for bringing people and their strengths together to accomplish design projects valued at upwards of $2 billion,” says Dufault.

In her new role as President and COO, Cavataio will oversee and closely collaborate with the leaders of each of Cuningham’s Studios (Grow, Heal, Live, Work, Play) and Practices (Strategy, Design + Performance, People, Business), working with Dufault to guide the strategic vision for the firm and put it into practice.

Tim Dufault
Dufault, who joined Cuningham in 1992 and previously served as President and CEO for 13 years, will focus on the CEO role spearheading the growth, long-term strategy, external representation, mergers and acquisitions, and new ventures of the firm.


Elisabeth Manville / Jenn Quader
Brower Group
(949) 438-6262

New Dream Finders’ Model Now Open at Northern Oaks in Winter Springs, FL

The Arlington, a 4,880-square-foot model home at Northern Oaks, a new single-family home community just north of State Road 434
in Winter Springs, FL

WINTER SPRINGS, FL – Dream Finders Homes recently put the finishing touches on The Arlington, a 4,880-square-foot model home at Northern Oaks, a new single-family home community just north of State Road 434 in Winter Springs.    
  Flanked on three sides by a pristine conservation area just south of Lake Jesup , Dream Finders’ Northern Oaks community is a perfect home base for those looking to escape the monotony of larger neighborhoods, according to Gerry Boeneman, the company’s Orlando division president. 

Gerry Boeneman
The newly completed Arlington model at Northern Oaks showcases an upstairs super bonus room with 2,200 square feet and 2,680 square feet downstairs.

“This location – only a minute from State Road 417 – is an escape from today’s hustle and bustle, while only 20 minutes from the University of Central Florida and a short drive to some of Central
 Florida 's best attractions, shopping and dining,” he said. “And, with only 35 home sites, it will be a very intimate community.”

Priced from the low $500s, Northern Oaks offers a range of four- to six-bedroom floor plans, some of which are unique to this area, Boeneman said.  Seven plans, ranging from 2,510 to nearly 4,400 square feet, offer up to five bathrooms and three-car garages.

Nine quick move-in homes also are available at Northern Oaks.
For more information, please visit


Gerry Boeneman, division president, Dream Finders Homes,

Jassy Friddle, director of marketing, Dream Finders Homes,

Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications,
407-644-4142, 407-461-3781 or

Stylish New Hospitality Brand Makes its Debut in Thailand with Opening Specials

Jee Hoong Tan
Bangkok, Thailand  – Sindhorn Midtown, the flagship property of a stylish new Thai-inspired hospitality brand, has opened in the heart of Bangkok’s Langsuan neighborhood.
Inspired by local artistry and designed for a sophisticated lifestyle, Sindhorn Midtown introduces a contemporary Thai hospitality experience for today’s business and leisure travelers alike.
“We’re thrilled to open our doors and introduce guests to our new brand of hospitality,” said Jee Hoong Tan, Sindhorn Midtown’s General Manager.

Sindhorn Midtown, the flagship property of a stylish new Thai-inspired hospitality brand, has opened in the heart of Bangkok’s Langsuan neighborhood.
“Sindhorn Midtown is a chic urban escape that welcomes guests with authentic warm Thai hospitality. With intuitive service, thoughtful amenities and sleek design, Sindhorn Midtown is setting a new standard in the market sure to appeal to savvy travelers.”

Uncomplicated and harmonious, Sindhorn Midtown delivers modern living with the allure of relaxation, comfort and sustainability.

Sindhorn Midtown offers a collection of 344 hotel rooms and suites and 49 serviced residence units within two sleek, modern towers offering urban views 
For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Sindhorn Midtown Hotel Bangkok at +66 27 968 888 or visit


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Glodow Nead Communications
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Ogletree Deakins is latest law firm to renew lease and remain at Camelback Esplanade in Phoenix, AZ

Lauren Lovell 

PHOENIX, AZ – Leading labor and employment law firm Ogletree Deakins has renewed and expanded its regional office footprint at the Esplanade III, making it the second law firm that JLL has renewed within the past 12 months at the Camelback Esplanade, a landmark mixed-use office development located in the heart of Phoenix’s Camelback Corridor.

John Pierson

 Managing Director John Pierson, Vice President Trevor Pratt and Associate Lauren Lovell from the Phoenix office of JLL represented Ogletree Deakins in the lease agreement.

Jim Achen and Bill Zurek of Transwestern represented building ownership.

Trevor Pratt

“The Esplanade has immediate access to some of metro Phoenix’s best restaurants and services, and sits at the center of one of the state’s most dynamic business corridors,” said Pierson.

“After evaluating its relocation options, Ogletree ultimately found that its current location was the best one to support its expansion plans, maintain continuity in its operations and continue to provide a premier environment for its employees and clients.”

Jim Achen 

 Under its new lease, Ogletree Deakins will expand its Esplanade III footprint to 18,801 square feet. The space is used for a regional office.

 Atlanta-based Ogletree Deakins employs more than 900 attorneys and represents a diverse range of clients – from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies – from 53 offices across the U.S., Europe, Canada and Mexico.

Bill Zurek 
Ogletree Deakins’ expanded regional office sits on the eight floor of Esplanade III, a 218,387-square-foot, Class A trophy office building located at 2415 E. Camelback Road.

Esplanade III is part of the larger Camelback Esplanade development, which includes five Class A mid-rise office towers, an AMC dine-in movie theatre, Starbucks, Tocaya Organica, Merc Bar and FLINT by Baltaire, among other amenities.

Camelback Esplanade, a mixed-use office development located in the heart of Phoenix’s Camelback Corridor

It is adjacent to the high-end Camby Hotel and across the street from the world-renowned Biltmore Fashion Park, offering more than 60 popular restaurants and retailers.


Stacey Hershauer
Phone: +1 480 600 0195

JLL arranges $3.6 million financing for Boston-area retail building

1429 Beacon Street, a 7,955-SF, fully leased, multi-tenant retail building that houses three tenants in Brookline, MA

BOSTON, MA – JLL Capital Markets announced it is has arranged $3.6 million in acquisition financing for 1429 Beacon St., a 7,955-square-foot, fully leased, multi-tenant retail building in the Boston-area community of Brookline, Massachusetts.

JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, Boston-based Eden Properties, to place the 10-year, fixed-rate, non-recourse loan with Eastern Bank.

The one-story 1429 Beacon St. was completed in 1922 and has been updated throughout its almost century-long history. 

Martha Nay

The one-story building has a basement level and is home to three tenants: East Boston Savings Bank, Brookline Ballet School and the School is Cool daycare. 

Situated on 0.16 acres, the property occupies the corner of Marion Street and Beacon Street, one of the main thoroughfares in Brookline. 

1429 Beacon St. is adjacent to the Summit Avenue stop on the MBTA’s Green Line C Branch, which provides direct access to downtown Boston 3.5 miles away via Park Street and North Station, two of Boston’s major mass-transit hubs.

Greg LaBine 

 The property location is surrounded by a large, affluent residential base with nearly one million residents within a five-mile radius earning an average annual household income of more than $124,000.

The Capital Markets debt placement team representing the borrower was led by Managing Director Greg LaBine and Director Martha Nay.

“It’s easy to understand why Eden was drawn to this retail asset, given its irreplaceable location on Beacon Street in Brookline’s Coolidge Corner,” Nay said. “The sponsor’s vision for the asset and reputation helped JLL to secure superior financing terms from Eastern Bank.”

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Kimberly Steele
JLL Senior Associate
 Public Relations
Phone: +1 713 852 3420