Daniel Diaz Leyva

Attorney Guides Loan From Blackstone Affiliate

By Mary Hladky |

Foley & Lardner attorney Daniel Diaz Leyva advised Miami-based Maynada Blue on a $45.5 commercial loan obtained from lender B2R Finance.

New Mortgage Office Arranges $9M in Apartment Loans

Hunt Mortgage Group director Bill Papagno closed four multifamily deals within months of launching its Fort Lauderdale operations.

Joseph Hernandez and Joshua Krut at Weiss Serota.

Weiss Serota Arranges $55M Surfside Condo Buyout

By Mary Hladky |

When a developer sought to buy units at the Surf House condominium in Surfside, the attorneys with Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman advised the condominium association and its board on how to attract better offers and the best way to structure unit sales.

Lawyer Negotiates Loan to Finish Broward Development

Plantation attorney Carlos Reyes guides a $5.25 million construction loan for a retail development in Pembroke Pines.

Hinshaw Team Coordinates $48M Miami Condo Buyout

By Mary Hladky |

Hinshaw & Culbertson attorneys Steven Cronig, Neil Rollnick and Ofonedu-Ime Goodwyn coordinated a building buyout to make way for a taller tower near the foot of Rickenbacker Causeway. Only one holdout remains.

Miami Beach Condo Takeover Takes 18 Months

By Samantha Joseph |

What's a broker to do when the perfect property isn't for sale? Avatar Real Estate Services' Jeff Cohen arranged the purchase of 105 units in a 120-unit building.

Christopher D. Avila, Alcides I. Avila and Javier A. Alvarez

Avila Rodriguez Team Advises on $947M City National Bank Purchase

By Mary Hladky |

Chris Avila, Alcides Avila and Javier Alvarez joined with Asnardo Garro in representing Banco de Credito e Inversiones in its $947 million acquisition of Miami-based City National Bank of Florida.

Randy Rienas, founder of Compass Commercial Mortgage and associate Matt Hochradel.

Mortgage Brokers Approached 19 Lenders Before Landing Deal

By Mary Hladky |

One deal fell through before Compass Commercial Mortgage made a deal for the developers with Ocean Bank.

Brokers Represent Buyer on $24 Million Design District Deal

By Samantha Joseph |

RKF executives represented private equity firms Redsky Capital and JZ Capital Partners on the deal in Miami's Design District.

Curtis Sitterson, Joy Spillis Lundeen, and Peter Desiderio

Legal Team Advising on Sunset Place Switched to CocoWalk and Back Again

By Mary Hladky |

A Stearns Weaver team of lawyers advised a minority stakeholder on its purchase of the Shops at Sunset Place in South Miami as well as a deal for Cocowalk in Miami's Coconut Grove neighborhood.

HFF's Throne Arranges $17M for Apartment Makeover

By Samantha Joseph |

HFF managing director Elliott Throne secures $17 million in financing for Coral Falls, a 190-unit, garden-style multifamily community in Coral Springs.

Broker Handles Second Land Deal for Apartment Developer in 7 Months

By Samantha Joseph |

Berger Commercial Realty senior vice president Steve Hyatt closed his second multimillion-dollar land deal for Alliance Residential Co.

Carol Faber, Manuel Fernandez and Kathryn Altomonte

Akerman Attorneys Guide $370 Million Lincoln Road Deal

By Mary Hladky |

Manuel Fernandez, Carol Faber and Kathryn Altomonte represented Playa Retail Investments in its $370 million acquisition of a block of Miami Beach's Lincoln Road.

Trio of CBRE Execs Guides $17.8 Million Sale

By Samantha Joseph |

CBRE's Scott O'Donnell, Dominic Montazemi and Jason Hochman arranged the $17.8 million sale of the Show Management industrial building in Fort Lauderdale.

Matthew Sarelson, Rebecca Abrams Sarelson and Michael Denberg

Attorneys at Two Firms Represent Design District Seller

By Mary Hladky |

Matthew Sarelson, Rebecca Abrams Sarelson and Michael Denberg represented Russell Atlas in the sale of three Design District properties for a $65 million.

Brokerage Represents Homestead Industrial Buyer

By Samantha Joseph |

George Pino, Ed Lyden and Brian Cabielles of State Street Realty represented buyer AFCEE LLC on a $10.93 million deal for an industrial building in Homestead.

Manuel de Zarraga

HFF Markets 21 Acres Set for Redevelopment Near MIA

By Mary Hladky |

Manuel De Zarraga led an HFF team that included Jaret Turkell Maurice Habif, and Marty Busekrus in the marketing of the nearly 21-acre Miami International Centre.

Thomas Pate, Carlos Viana and Sean T. Williams, with White & Case

White & Case Attorneys Arrange $187M Solar Energy Loan

By Mary Hladky |

Carlos Viana, Thomas Pate and Sean Williams represented four banks that provided a $187 million credit line to a joint venture building a solar power plant in Chile.

Exec Guides Seller in $17M Miami Apartment Deal

By Samantha Joseph |

Peter Mekras of the Continental Real Estate Cos. represented seller Regency Manor Florida Owner LLC in its $17.5 million sale of an apartment complex near Miami International Airport.

Ira N. Rosner, Robert Grossman and Joshua Samek

Greenberg Traurig Trio Fast-Tracks $1.5B Opko Acquisition

By Mary Hladky |

Robert Grossman, Ira Rosner and Joshua Samek led a large team of Greenberg Traurig attorneys who represented Opko Health in its $1.47 billion acquisition of Bio-Reference Laboratories.

Lender Arranges Loan for New Marlin Hotel Owner

By Samantha Joseph |

Grandbridge Real Estate Capital's Adam Lipkin arranges $8.42 million in financing for the owner of the historic Marlin Hotel in South Beach.

Elena Otero, Joe Dewey and Brett Holland, with Holland & Knight.

Holland Trio Secure $95 Million Loan from Ocean Bank

By Mary Hladky |

Holland & Knight attorneys Joe Dewey, Elena Otero and Brett Holland helped arrange a $95 million construction loan for Melo Group's 53-story Aria on the Bay.

Marcus & Millichap Team Handles Two-State Old Time Pottery Sale

By Samantha Joseph |

Marcus & Millichap's Fort Lauderdale brokers Barry Wolfe, David Greenberg, Alan Lipsky and Robert Hunter work the sale of two Old Time Pottery sites in Alabama and Tennessee.

 From left, sitting: Luis Flores, Joshua Atlas. Standing: Anthony Kang, Rebecca Abrams Sarelson and Amanda Shear

Arnstein & Lehr Team Secure $133 Million Loan for Muse

By Mary Hladky |

Anthony Kang, Luis Flores, Rebecca Sarelson, Joshua Atlas and Amanda Shear represented developer Property Markets Group in obtaining a senior construction loan for the Muse Residences luxury condo project.

Dealmaker Helps LNR Partners Sell Fixed-Up Jupiter Mall

By Eleazar David Melendez |

The $27.8 million deal hinged on selling investors on a new anchor tenant and fuller stores.

Legacy Bank Officers Arrange $15M Credit Facility for Developer

The Boca Raton-based community lender arranged the loan for JDR Development to build single-tenant commercial properties.

David Donnellan, CBRE first vice president and Patricia Friend, senior financial analyst

CBRE Duo Closes Sale of Three Retail Centers

By Mary Hladky |

CBRE's David Donnellan and Patricia Friend worked the sale of three retail centers owned by Boca Raton-based Pebb Enterprises for nearly $40 million.

Brokers Handle $18 Million Off-Market Palm Beach Office Sale

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Mark Pateman and Tara England represented the buyer of a prime office building on Palm Beach's Bankers Row.

James Govin, Paula Buzzi and Damaso Saavedra

Team Guides $260M Credit Deal for Sheltair

By Mary Hladky |

Damaso Saavedra, Allyson Goodwin, James Govin and Paula Buzzi represented Sheltair Aviation in obtaining a $60 million revolving line of credit and refinancing a $200 million senior credit facility.