Friday, May 17, 2019

HFF arranges $42 million financing for Renaissance hotel in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, a 236-room, full-service hotel in the heart of the 17th Street Cruise Port district
 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
DENVER, CO – May 14, 2019 – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces that it has arranged $42.27 million in acquisition financing for the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, a 236-room, full-service hotel in the heart of the 17th Street Cruise Port district in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Josh Simon
HFF worked on behalf of the borrower, a joint-venture led by DoveHill Capital Management, to place the 10-year, full-term, interest only, fixed-rate acquisition loan with a top-tier CMBS lender.  

DoveHill Capital Management engaged their affiliate management company, Wurzak Hotel Group, upon closing. 

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel opened in 2001 and has been updated throughout the years, most recently in 2016. 

 The hotel features an array of amenities, including 12,838 square feet of meeting and event space; an outdoor pool; 24-hour fitness center; business center; limousine service; and a salon along with three food and beverage outlets, Bistro 17, R Lounge and Calusa Coffee Roasters Bar. 

Maxx Carney
 Situated on 3.31 acres at 1617 Southeast 17th Street, Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel is situated along the principal east-west artery that provides direct access to the area’s major transportation infrastructure, including Port Everglades, which is in the middle of a $1.6-billion expansion. 

 The hotel is in Fort Lauderdale, which welcomes more than 15.5 million visitors annually, less than one mile east of U.S. Highway 1 and .3 miles west of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Tyler Dumon

It is also surrounded by area demand drives, including the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Las Olas Boulevard’s shopping district and some of the best beaches in the country.

The HFF debt placement team representing the new owner was led by managing director Josh Simon, director Maxx Carney and associate Tyler Dumon.


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HFF announces sale of 405-unit apartment community in Broward County, FL

The Glen at Lauderhill, a 405-unit apartment community located at 2360 NW 56th Avenue  in Lauderhill, FL

Jaret Turkell
MIAMI, FL –– Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced the sale of The Glen at Lauderhill, a 405-unit apartment community located in Lauderhill, Florida, a prime suburban growth market within Broward County.

HFF marketed the property exclusively on behalf of the seller and procured the buyer, Bar Invest Group INC.

The Glen at Lauderhill is located at 2360 NW 56th Avenue adjacent to the Florida Turnpike, which provides residents with a short commute to downtown Fort Lauderdale and top suburban employment corridors. 

The property features a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units averaging 978 square feet.  Community amenities include a swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center, tennis court, dog park, playground, club house, resident enrichment center and business center with coffee bar.  The property was 97 percent occupied at closing.

Maurice Habif
The HFF investment advisory team was led by managing director Jaret Turkell, senior director Maurice Habif, director Simon Banke and analyst Jo Rousseau.

About Bar Invest Group INC

Bar Invest Group is managed by Hervé Barbera and based in Miami, Florida.  Bar Invest Group is a real estate investment firm, which manages a growing portfolio of properties across the United States. 

The firm encompasses all aspects of real estate property ownership and investment, including: acquisition, financing, construction, repositioning and property management. 

 Bar Invest has invested in over 1,500 residential units and in over 600,000 square feet of retail properties.

Simon Banke


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HFF arranges financing for office building in Westminster, CO

Leon McBroom
DENVER, CO –– Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces that it has arranged financing for the acquisition and re-positioning of Westmoor Center Building 7, a 205,000-square-foot office building in the Denver area community of Westminster, Colorado.

The HFF team worked on behalf of the borrower, CapRidge Partners, LLC, to secure the three-year, floating-rate acquisition and bridge loan through Pacific Western Bank. 

HFF also handled the sale of the adjacent Westmoor Place Buildings 8, 9 and 10 to CapRidge earlier this month.  

Andy Scott
The property is located at 10955 Westmoor Drive within the 10-building Westmoor Technology Park in Denver’s Northwest submarket, which is equidistant between Denver and Boulder.

  This location boasts strong area demographics with an average household income within one mile of the property exceeding $111,000, which is nearly 20% higher than the Colorado average. 

 Additionally, the property is positioned along U.S. 36 in a highly amenitized area that features more than 240 shops and restaurants at Flatirons Mall, The Shops at Walnut Creek and Westminster Promenade, among others. 

 Completed in 2000, the four-story office property is currently vacant.  Prior to the building being vacant, Westmoor 7 was 100% occupied by two tenants. Regus vacated in 2015 and Ameritrade vacated in 2017 after they were acquired by Scottrade, the seller of the asset.

Jim Curtin
The HFF debt placement team representing the borrower included senior managing director Andy Scott, managing director Jim Curtin and senior director Leon McBroom.

About CapRidge Partners

CapRidge Partners is a fully integrated investment management and operating company focused on value-add office properties in nine select U.S. markets, including Denver.  

 Since 2012, CapRidge has acquired 39 office buildings.

About Pacific Western Bank

Pacific Western Bank is a commercial bank with over $26 billion in assets and 74 full-service branches located throughout California and one branch in Durham, North Carolina. 


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Illustrated Properties Expands Palm Beach Gardens, FL Team with Addition of Kim Bright

Kim Bright

PALM BEACH, FL, May 17, 2019 – Illustrated Properties, a member of the Keyes Family of Companies, has welcomed Kim Bright, a top producer in the luxury real estate sector with more than three decades of experience.

Born and raised in southern California, Bright joins Illustrated as a Sales Associate most recently affiliated with Sheehan Realty. She is based out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, which is home to some of the area’s leading luxury real estate associates.

In this role, Bright will be tasked with all aspects of transactions, including renting, buying and selling properties, interviewing clients, preparing contracts and property site visits.

“Kim is a true professional with a track record of success,” said Mike Pappas, president and CEO of Illustrated Properties. “We are lucky to have someone with her experience, knowledge of the industry and ability to connect with clients.”

Illustrated’s command of the Palm Beach County luxury market has not gone unnoticed over the years. The company has been recognized globally, most recently by Luxury Portfolio International®.

Mike Pappas

The luxury marketing division of preeminent global network Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® honored Illustrated as its 2018 Member of the Year.

“Illustrated has an unparalleled industry reputation, and I am thrilled to be part of the team,” said Bright. “This is an opportunity to work alongside the industry’s top luxury professionals, have access to innovative technology and marketing resources, and help homebuyers complete this important life milestone.”

Outside of her real estate practice, Bright sits on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Chamber Foundation, is involved with Women on the Run, is a member of Kiwanis International’s North Palm Beach and serves on the membership committee of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

Bright completed her education at Palm Beach State College and has her Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation.

In July 2016, Keyes and Illustrated Properties announced the completion of a merger between the two companies, which continue to operate under their existing brands. Overall, Keyes and Illustrated generate more than $6 billion in annual revenue from their real estate service lines.

Keyes and Illustrated control more than 20 percent of the $1 million-plus market in northern Palm Beach County.


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Nominations Open for Fifth Annual International Society of Hospitality Consultants' Lori Raleigh Award for Emerging Excellence in Hospitality Consulting

Lori Raleigh
 Atlanta, GA -- The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) announced that nominations are being accepted for the fifth annual Lori Raleigh Award for Emerging Excellence in Hospitality Consulting.

 Launched in 2015 in honor of Lori Raleigh, founder of the Travers Group and executive director of ISHC 2000-2013, the award honors young, successful industry professionals with leadership qualities and a perceived bright future in hospitality consulting.

Andrea Belfanti
“The Lori Raleigh Award for Emerging Excellence in Hospitality Consulting provides an opportunity to recognize young professionals, who demonstrate early career success and leadership qualities,” said Andrea Belfanti, ISHC executive director.

“For any industry to succeed, there must be a constant influx of new perspectives, innovation and talent. ISHC looks to recognize the emerging class of hospitality consultants who are on the path to becoming future industry leaders and joining the exclusive ranks of ISHC membership.

Emily Wilson
“It is important to ISHC to give back to the hospitality industry and foster new talent, and it is wonderful to recognize emerging consultants that already are making an impact.”  

 “Since the award winner is invited to be an associate ISHC member for a year and to attend our annual conference, we hope this will be a real career catalyst by providing unique educational and networking opportunities. 

" ISHC believes in the power of collaboration and idea exchange and the immense impact that can have on an individual and the industry.”

Nominations are due by June 15, 2019.  Winners will receive a one-year Associate Membership to ISHC, including access to all meetings and networking functions, as well as complimentary registration and travel allowance to attend to the 2019 annual conference to receive the award.

Lauren Marshall

Winner must be available to attend the ISHC annual conference for the award presentation in Vienna, Austria at the Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere, September 12 – 14, 2019.

Last year’s winner was Emily Wilson, vice president and asset manager at CHMWarnick, a global hotel asset management and owner advisory services firm.

For more information on The Lori Raleigh Award, please visit or go directly to the nomination form here.


Lauren Marshall
Director of Membership & Marketing
Phone: 678-735-9453

Ware Malcomb Announces Promotion of Joshua Thompson to Studio Manager in Downtown San Diego, CA Office

Joshua Thompson
SAN DIEGO, CA– Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, announced Joshua Thompson has been promoted to Studio Manager, Interior Architecture & Design in the downtown San Diego office.

In this position, Thompson will lead Ware Malcomb’s Interior Architecture & Design Studio in downtown San Diego and manage select projects.

Thompson joins Ware Malcomb’s downtown San Diego office from the firm’s Phoenix office, where he has served as Senior Project Manager for the past five years while assisting with operations of the Interior Architecture & Design Studio.

Tiffany English
He brings over 18 years of commercial office design experience to his new role. Thompson brings extensive interior architecture and design expertise to the Ware Malcomb team, specializing in corporate office, medical clinics, retail and industrial projects.

Thompson graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Arizona State University. He is a member of IIDA and is National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certified.

“Joshua has been a valued member of Ware Malcomb’s Phoenix office for five years, and we are excited to welcome him to the San Diego team,” said Tiffany English, Principal of Ware Malcomb’s San Diego offices.

Catharine Hughes
“His leadership and interpersonal skills have been instrumental in helping to grow the Phoenix office through the development of key client relationships, including corporate accounts that span multiple Ware Malcomb markets," added Catharine Hughes, Director, Interior Architecture & Design "We look forward to his continued contributions to our downtown San Diego office.”

Ware Malcomb operates two offices in San Diego. The firm’s downtown office opened in 2016 and is located at 600 B Street, Suite 2070 in downtown San Diego.

The other San Diego office, which opened in 1984, recently relocated to a new, larger space at 3911 Sorrento Valley Blvd., Suite 120. The move was driven by the growth of Ware Malcomb’s local employee and client base. 


Rachel Reenders
VP Public Relations
KCOMM for Ware Malcomb

Kelly Teenor, Director, Marketing, 949.660.9128,

Maureen Bissonnette, Associate Principal, Marketing, 949.660.9128,

ONE65, Unique Multi-Level Culinary Destination, Opens in San Francisco’s Union Square

                                                                 Photo credit, New Revolution Media
Chef/Partner of ONE65 Claude Le Tohic cuts the Ribbon of ONE65 Patisserie & Boutique on May 15

From left: Sophie Lafitte, Deputy Consul General of France in San Francisco; John Gingrich, Chair, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Tom Hui, Director, City and County of San Francisco Department of Building Inspection; Alex Wong Senior District Rep for Senator Scott Wiener. 
ONE65 Patisserie & Boutique Opened May 16:
ONE65 Bistro & Grill, Elements at ONE65 and
O’ by Claude Le Tohic to Open this Spring

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – ONE65, a unique culinary concept that offers four distinct French dining experiences under one roof,  celebrates the opening of the first floor: ONE65 Patisserie & Boutique.  

Claude Le Tohic in kitchen
The vision of James Beard-award winning, Michelin-starred Chef/Partner Claude Le Tohic, ONE65 occupies six floors in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square at 165 O’Farrell Street.  ONE65 Patisserie & Boutique is the first of the four restaurants to open, with the remaining concepts to follow over the next several weeks.

“We are beyond excited to welcome San Francisco and the world to ONE65,” said Le Tohic. “We are looking forward to unveiling each unique concept by introducing them one by one, culminating with the opening of O’.  

"It’s my first namesake restaurant, and I am so proud to open it in this globally recognized food city. We have assembled a skilled culinary team, spanning nearly every continent, to make our dream a reality.”

Chef de Cuisine Jennifer Dewasha
ONE65 Patisserie & Boutique, located on the street level, offers guests a contemporary French patisserie experience with classic bistro seating and casual breakfast and lunch offerings, including quick-to-go options. 

The ONE65 Patisserie & Boutique menu features an extensive range of house-made delights, including freshly baked French pastries, breads, plats du jour, daily soups, barista service and a selection of wines available on tap.  The Patisserie also offers hand-crafted chocolates, ice creams, traditional French macarons, and other delicacies, all made in-house.

Marc Dimalanta

Designed by D-Scheme Studio’s architect and president, Marc Dimalanta, the Patisserie pays homage to the classic French style, with white marble countertops, white wood paneling and black tile flooring. 

The simplicity of the black and white design provides an ideal backdrop for showcasing the artisan pastries.  The ONE65 Patisserie & Boutique’s high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass façade create a bright, clean open space that welcomes the day and connects with the energy of the street.  

Additional floors that will open following the Patisserie are as follows:

ONE65 Bistro & Grill – Second and Third Floors

Located on the third floor (with additional seating on the second floor), ONE65 Bistro & Grill, managed by Chef de Cuisine Jennifer Dewasha, will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.  The menu showcases local, seasonal fare, minimally prepared to allow the ingredients to shine.  

Trevin Huchins
An open kitchen connects guests to the food preparation in an interactive, social setting, within a modern, environmentally sustainable décor. 

Bar seating beside the open kitchen allows guests to watch the culinary team at work as they prepare ONE65’s wide variety of offerings. The ONE65 Bistro & Grill menu features contemporary French “comfort” food.

ELEMENTS at ONE65 – Fourth Floor

One of the city’s few upper floor bars, Elements at ONE65 is a sophisticated destination lounge with artfully designed seating areas that invite varied types of socializing, from bar seating overlooking the open wine cellar, to low, plush armchairs, to a long communal table for sampling whiskies. 

A sleek wall of whiskey lockers allows regulars to store and showcase their personal prized bottles to enjoy when they visit.   

Overseen by Beverage Director Trevin Hutchins, Elements will serve an extensive range of cocktails, fine wines and whiskies in a luxurious, intimate setting.  

The menu from ONE65 Bistro & Grill will be available for casual dining at Elements, offering inviting options to enjoy with cocktails inspired by the four elements: air, water, earth and fire.

Christian Andrade
 This floor will also offer afternoon tea service from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Seductive lighting and dark walls create a soothing palette that is punctuated with bright accents of intricate brass detailing and intriguing art details. 
O’ by Claude Le Tohic – Fifth and Sixth Floors, as well as a Chef’s Table
The O’ from O’Farrell reminded Le Tohic of the French “eau,” meaning water.  Le Tohic has developed a refined menu based on the elements of water, fire and earth. 

Luxurious but not pretentious, O’ will offer modern French cuisine with elegant and attentive service. On the sixth floor, an intimate room with a spacious Chef’s Table for eight guests offers a window on O’s state-of-the-art kitchen for a unique culinary experience.  

Two additional private dining rooms are available on the sixth floor:  The Cherrywood Room offers seating for up to 20 guests, while The Moss Room can accommodate up to six guests.

The six-story ONE65 restaurant is located at 165 O’Farrell Street 
in San Francisco's Union Square district.
Renowned photographer and artist Christian Andrade has created a visual experience that enhances the restaurant’s elemental themes throughout the space.  Andrade’s pieces are wholly integrated into the restaurant’s design, installed within the walls and as part of the architecture.  

Even the menus are integrated into the overall experience – printed on transparent paper and presented on pieces of birch wood – each uniquely painted with images of water, fire and earth.

ONE65 is located at 165 O’Farrell Street in the City’s Union Square district.  ONE65 Patisserie & Boutique will open at 7:30 a.m. daily.  For more information about ONE65, please visit


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