Monday, June 25, 2012

Newell Rubbermaid Global Headquarters Building in Atlanta Earns BOMA 360 Designation in Recognition of Excellence in Building Management


ATLANTA, Ga, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Newell Rubbermaid Global Headquarters (above centered photo) in Atlanta has been designated a BOMA 360 Performance Building by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International.

The BOMA 360 Performance Program validates and recognizes commercial properties that demonstrate best practices in building operations and management.

Newell Rubbermaid was able to achieve this recognition as a result of utilizing solutions from its Rubbermaid Commercial Products brand for washroom solutions, material handling and recycling products, and green cleaning solutions, improving worker well-being, green practices and sustainability. 

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Jenn Schneider,
Rachel Conforti,

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Berger Commercial Realty Broker Steve Hyatt Closes $1.1 Million Deal in Fort Lauderdale, FL


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (June 25, 2012) – Berger Commercial Realty, a full service commercial real estate firm based in Fort Lauderdale and serving clients around the state, announced a new deal from Senior Vice President Steve Hyatt (top right photo).

 Hyatt represented Indigo Land Riverside Landings, LLC in the sale of 2.5 acres of vacant residential land, located at 1200—1215 S.W. 5th Court in Fort Lauderdale, for $1.1 million to Lavish Holding Corp, represented by Tom Evental of Domain Real Estate Services. The site plan is approved for eight single family homes and six duplexes.


 Marielle Sologuren
Pierson Grant Public Relations
(954) 776-1999, ext. 226

NAI Realvest Negotiates New Lease at Kissimmee Shopping Center, FL for Medical Rehab / Training Facility

MAITLAND, FL – NAI Realvest recently negotiated a new long-term lease agreement for 1,939 square feet of storefront medical office space at the Kissimmee Shopping Center on Old Vineland Road in Kissimmee.

 Paul P. Partyka (top right photo), managing partner at NAI Realvest brokered the transaction representing the landlord, Herndon, Va.-based KVOS, LLC.

 Orlando Pediatric Center LLC of Kissimmee, leased 2501A Old Vineland Rd. in the center for a new medical team specializing in innovative rehabilitation training.   

For more information, contact:

Paul P. Partyka, Managing Partner, NAI Realvest, 407-875-9989,
Patrick Mahoney, President, NAI Realvest, 407-875-9989,
Beth Payan or Larry Vershel, Larry Vershel Communications, Inc., 407-644-4142 

NAI Realvest Negotiates Lease Renewal for 6,000 SF at Sanford Central Park, FL

Maitland, FL – NAI Realvest recently negotiated a lease renewal agreement for 6,000 square feet of office/warehouse space in Sanford Central Park, 801 Central Park Drive off S.R. 46 in Sanford.

 Michael Heidrich (top right photo), principal at the firm, brokered the transaction on behalf of the landlord, Winter Park-based Selwo Investment Group, and the tenant, DHR Mechanical Services Orlando, Inc. d/b/a Shumate Mechanical. 

 For more information, contact:

Michael Heidrich, Principal NAI Realvest 407-875-9989;
Patrick Mahoney, President NAI Realvest, 407-875-9989;
Beth Payan or Larry Vershel, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142    


McCarthy Team Gets Down and Dirty at Camp Pendleton World Famous 10K Mud Run

SAN DIEGO – (June 25, 2012) – A team of 66 employees of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., ( stepped up the firm’s tradition of charitable community involvement by participating in the World Famous Mud Run on June 16th aboard the Camp Pendleton Base (top left photo) north of Oceanside, Calif.

 This year’s Mud Run was held at the military base over three consecutive weekends.  Proceeds raised from the June 16th race benefitted the Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA. 

McCarthy employees -- 45 men and 21 women -- comprised almost half of the 155-member Clark/McCarthy team, which together raised a total of $5,000 to help military members and their families.

 The Clark/McCarthy team captured fourth place out of 293 in the Mixed Division, placed number 14 out of 70 in the Female Division, and ran away with three of the top five spots in the Corporate Division, including a fourth place overall.

The Clark/McCarthy team also had the highest number of participants of any sponsor.

The joint venture design-build team of Clark Construction Group, LLC, and McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., is building the new 500,000-square-foot Naval Replacement Hospital Project at Camp Pendleton.

 It is the largest American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project to be awarded by the Department of the Navy. When complete in early 2014, the new $394 million, multi-level hospital will serve active duty military from all service branches, reservists, retirees and family members.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Bonnie Kutch
Kutch & Company
3904 Groton Street |
Suite 203 |
San Diego, California 92110

Gaedeke Earns BOMA 360 Awards For Office Properties in 4 Metros

 DALLAS, TX – Gaedeke Group LLC has secured prestigious BOMA 360 Performance designations for a quartet of class A office buildings in four metropolitan markets, a testament to its commitment to providing the right tools and people at its properties.

The designation, subject to renewal every three years, has been accorded to 2800 Tower in Phoenix (top left photo); 1310 G Street in Washington, D.C. (middle right photo); Northbridge Centre in West Palm Beach, Fla. (middle left photo); and One McKinney Plaza in Dallas (lower right photo).

"Gaedeke Group is certainly a player in the different markets with BOMA and our staff appreciates the benefits being a member of BOMA brings to our ownership.  It was with that in mind that we entered these buildings in the BOMA 360 program at this time," says Dan S. Yates, RPA, Southwest regional manager and green programs officer for the Dallas-based company.

"This designation reflects the dedication our company has towards providing excellence in building operations to our tenants and owner."

Yates and Marvin Mouser, senior property manager for Gaedeke's Southeast region, currently are in Seattle to accept the BOMA 360 awards, which are being presented at BOMA's 2012 Every Buildings Conference & Expo at the Washington State Convention Center.

Yates and Mouser were past presidents of BOMA chapters in Dallas and Nashville, respectively, so being on hand to accept Gaedeke's awards were fitting.
Gaedeke's focus on renovation and sustainability resulted in Banner Place earning a BOMA 360 designation last year and has triggered plans to submit applications later this year for Museum Tower in Miami and Highland Ridge Tower in Nashville. 

In the past two years, Gaedeke has focused on upgrades and sustainable initiatives for its three-million-square-foot portfolio of 15 class A office buildings in Arizona, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, D.C., and Germany. 

The investment in time and capital has resulted in numerous industry awards for the Dallas-based investment group, including Energy Star certifications for 13 of its 15 properties.

A BOMA 360 Performance designation demonstrates to tenants and prospective tenants that the building's management and operations meet the highest standards of excellence.

Laura Crosby manages 2800 Tower, a 364,533-sf high rise at 2800 N. Central Ave. in the Central Corridor while Gina Pimentel is at the helm of 1310 G Street, a 195,711-sf building just minutes from Capitol Hill.

Bertie Russo, CPM, RPA, is the property manager for the 288,233-sf Northbridge Centre at 515 N. Flagler Dr. in the CBD; and Teresa Schiller, RPA, heads up the property management team for the 263,921-sf One McKinney Plaza at 3232 McKinney Ave. in Uptown Dallas.

The property managers represent at least 40 years of combined of experience in their industry.

The BOMA 360 Performance Program is a groundbreaking building designation program that evaluates properties in six major areas:  building operations and management; life safety/security/risk management; training and education; energy; environment/sustainability; and tenant relations/community involvement.

For more information on the BOMA 360 Performance designation, visit

For additional information, please contact:
Dan S. Yates, 214-273--3329

NAI Realvest Brokers Sale of Apopka Lowe’s Outparcel for a New Tire Kingdom

ORLANDO, Fla – NAI Realvest recently negotiated the purchase of a 0.80-acre retail development site for a new 7,000 square foot Tire Kingdom store in Apopka.

NAI Realvest principals Kevin O'Connor and Matt Cichocki brokered the transaction on behalf of the Charlotte, N.C.-based buyer, Pavilion TK-Apopka LLC, who paid $490,000 for the property which is an outparcel to the Lowe’s on Orange Blossom Trail.  
Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. of Wilkesboro, N.C. is the seller.

This is the 11th Central Florida Tire Kingdom location secured by the NAI Realvest team of Cichocki and O’Connor.

For more information, contact: 
Kevin O’Connor or Matt Cichocki, Principals NAI Realvest, 407-875-9989  or; 
Patrick Mahoney, President, NAI Realvest 407-875-9989; Beth Payan or Larry Vershel, Larry Vershel Communications, Inc.  407-644-4142  

Marcus & Millichap Names John T. Thornton Vice Presaident

 CALABASAS, CA– Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, the nation’s largest real estate investment services firm, has elected John T. Thornton (top right photo) vice president, according to John J. Kerin (lower left photo), president and chief executive officer.

“John is an extremely capable counselor and trial attorney with nearly 25 years of expertise in commercial real estate law,” says Kerin. “As vice president, he will provide our management team and investment professionals with invaluable legal expertise.”

Thornton came to Marcus & Millichap in January 2010 as deputy general counsel. Prior to joining the firm, he served as division general counsel at CB Richard Ellis. In that post, he was responsible for handling a wide variety of legal matters including litigation, corporate real estate, advising business units, and drafting and negotiating brokerage and other real estate services agreements.

Before starting with CB Richard Ellis in 1986, Thornton was an associate in the Los Angeles office of the law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, where he specialized in business litigation.

Thornton is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of San Diego School of Law.


Stacey Corso
Public Relations Manager
(925) 953-1716