Finance

Dealmakers

Bill Bailey, Jay Caplin and Michael Manno

Trio Helps Steelbridge Close $85 Million Naples Deal

By Samantha Joseph |

Jay Caplin, Bill Bailey and Michael Manno, Steelbridge Capital's South Florida principals, have an expansion strategy focused on Naples, an affluent West Florida community.

Stroock Partner Helps Negotiate Midtown Purchase, Construction Loan

Ira Teicher helps the developer navigate the tax implications of a $14 million acquisition and $80 million in construction financing.

Paul Stasaitis and Chris Drew

HFF Team Arranges $38M Refi on Sunrise Office Complex

By Eleazar David Melendez |

The commercial financing for Sawagrass Lake Center came together out of the desire of two firms to work with each other.

One Bal Harbour Residents Flip Shared Spaces

By Samantha Joseph |

Steven Carlyle Cronig helped reverse the ownership structure at One Bal Harbour to give residents control of the Miami Beach property, who then flipped ownership of the shared spaces.

Duo Helps Sell Boynton Beach Condos

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Brad Capas and Rosendo Caveiro advised the seller of a fractured Boynton Beach condo on a $15.1 million transaction.

Alex D. Zylberglait

Broker Scores $57M Hit With Targeted Pitches

By Samantha Joseph |

Alex D. Zylberglait represented both the seller and the buyer in a $57.25 million deal for 2.8 acres along Biscayne Boulevard.

Hiccups Before Seven-Parcel Deal in Miami

By Eleazar David Melendez |

In spite of complications, three brokers arranged the $9.6 million sale of less than an acre in Miami's Edgewater neighborhood.

Benjamin MacFarland and Jonathan Cameron-Hayes

Executives Succeed in Growing Student Housing Sector

By Samantha Joseph |

Benjamin Macfarland and Jonathan Cameron-Hayes helped a joint venture acquire a $43.5 million portfolio of student housing near Florida State University in Tallahassee.

Prime Location Helps Brokers Sell Gateway to Miami Beach

Scott C. Sandelin and Jonathan Gerszberg of Marcus & Millichap parlayed a prime location into a $22.5 million sale for the owner of a Miami Beach retail complex.

Nicholas E. Rodriguez

What's the Best Form of Flattery? Get Hired by a Rival Firm

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Nicholas Rodriguez of Jones Day, who sat opposite Mexichem representing other clients, was hired to work Mexichem's $630 million acquisition of a Tennessee company.

Broker Helps Nonprofit Sell Multiple Miami Beach Properties

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Steve Hyatt helped broker the sale of two Miami Beach properties, a retail storefront and an adjacent apartment building for a nonprofit foundation.

L to R-   Chris Apone, Christian Lee, Charles Foschini and Jose Lobon, with CBRE

CBRE Reps Seller in $66M Fort Lauderdale Office Sale

By Samantha Joseph |

Christian Lee, Jose Lobon, Charles Foschini and Chris Apone of CBRE helped a German fund get a 51 percent return in the sale of two Fort Lauderdale towers on Broward Boulevard.

Attorney Helps Atlanta Investors in Hialeah Warehouse Acquisition

By Samantha Joseph |

Faced with a seller who wanted to stay put for months after a sale, Miami Lakes attorney Robert Elias helped arrange $12.5 million in financing to acquire and redevelop a Hialeah warehouse.

Richard P. Puttré

Jones Day Attorney in Miami Advises Solar Project Developer

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Richard Puttre advised Spain's Solarpack on $41.5 million in financing for a Peruvian solar project.

City National Bank Executive Arranges Loan for Plaza

By Samantha Joseph |

Gary Fitzgerald led a deal to provide a $10 million loan to Shoppes at MICC Investments LLC to purchase a Doral shopping center.

Reid J. Boren

This Eastview Partner Helped Joint Venture Secure $120M Loan

By Samantha Joseph |

Reid Boren, a partner at Eastview Development, said the construction loan from Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies boosted the credibility of the Biscayne Beach project.

Mark Scott

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Coordinates $53 Million Refi

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Mark Scott, a partner at Arnstein & Lehr, helped secure $53 million in refinancing backed by The Marquis hotel-and-residential tower.

Marcus & Millichap Pair Close $13 Million Acquisition

Benjamin Silver and Doug Mandel of Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services worked both sides of the deal in the $13 million sale of Miami's 21/22 Center.

Aztec Executives Ease Concerns Over Tenants

By Samantha Joseph |

Despite major leases being in flux, Aztec Group Inc. successfully snagged an $11.2 million mortgage for Sunset Strip Plaza.

John Halula, William G. McCullough and Ilana Strickon

Holland & Knight Team Works $290M Surf Club Redevelopment Loan

By Eleazar David Melendez |

John Halula, William G. McCullough and Ilana Strickon of Holland & Knight helped arrange a $290 million construction loan for the Surf Club Four Seasons Private Residences and Hotel.

Joshua D. Krut, Michael S. Popok and Joe Hernandez

Weiss Serota Trio Tests New Law In Bulk Condo Sale

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Joshua Krut, Michael Popok and Joseph M. Hernandez of Weiss Serota arranged the individual sale of 161 condominium units in Seashore Club Condominium Association in Sunny Isles Beach for more than $75 million.

Dockerty Romer Arranges $20M In Financing For Fort Lauderdale Offices

By Eleazar David Melendez |

A lender looking for South Florida properties with fixer-upper business plans turned out to be the perfect match for a Fort Lauderdale landlord looking to refinance an office center.

Gabriel L. Valdes and Fernando C. Alonso

Hunton & Williams Trio Cover All Bases In Bank Acquisition

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Fernando C. Alonso and Gabriel L. Valdes teamed with Uriel A. Mendieta to advise Sabadell United Bank in the $56 million purchase of JGB Bank of Miami.

Steelbridge Trio Guide $17.5 Million Naples Acquisition

By Samantha Joseph |

Jay Caplin and Michael Manno worked with Gavin Campbell to close Naples' biggest commercial transaction of the year.

JLL Team Sells Industrial Properties For $24.55 Million

By Eleazar David Melendez |

The JLL team sold three South Florida industrial properties on behalf of landlord Prologis for a total of $24.55 million.

L to R: Philip Cassel, James Cassel, Scott Salpeter and Marcus Wai

Cassel Salpeter Team Advises Summit Financial On $49M Sale

By Mary Hladky |

The Cassel Salpeter & Co. team advised Boca Raton-based Summit Financial Services Group in its $49 million sale to RCS Capital Corp.

Sepi Tofigh, associate, Bruce Jay Colan, partner, and Bill McCullough, partner, Holland & Knight.

Holland & Knight Team Works $30 Million Miami Seaquarium Sale

By Eleazar David Melendez |

A legal team at Holland & Knight arranged the $30 million sale of Miami Seaquarium for seller Wometco Enterprises.

Jim Knight, Knight Group LLC

$20M Delray Beach Sale Biggest Downtown Real Estate Deal In A Decade

By Samantha Joseph |

Jim Knight brokers the $20 million sale of historic Sundy House in a major downtown Delray Beach commercial real estate deal that leaves room for expansion.