Dealmakers

Marcos Jimenez

He Forced $80M Sale Over Hale of Litigation

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Marcos Jimenez led a McDermott Will & Emery team in litigation that gained control of a prime downtown Miami property and sold it in a boom market.

Miami Lakes Real Estate Investment Firm Buys Vegas Apartments

By Adolfo Pesquera |

The Kislak Organization of Miami Lakes purchased a Las Vegas apartment community for $29.3 million.

Broker Reps Buyer in $11M Key Largo Marina Resort Sale

By Samantha Joseph |

Marina broker Michelle Ash represented buyer Jonathan Weisberg on his $11.2 million purchase of Gilbert's Resort and Marina in Key Largo.

Pedro Hector Hernandez and Niyala Harrison, Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs Lawyers Work $1.2B Bond Deal

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Pedro H. Hernandez, who worked with Niyala Harrison and Pedro Miranda, helped with tax and revenue anticipation notes being issued in Puerto Rico to cover temporary cash shortages.

Broker Reps Buyer on 3-Unit, $18M Miami Beach Condo Deal

By Eleazar David Melendez |

A broker helped guide a time-poor but cash-rich client to a three-unit sale at a new Miami Beach ultra-luxury project.

Standing: Louis Archambault and Salomé Bascuñan. Richard N. Schermer, Harold Lewis and Wayne Pathman sitting.

Pathman Lewis Legal Team Guides $81M Apartment Portfolio Deal

By Samantha Joseph |

Richard Schermer, Louis Archambault, Harold Lewis, Salome Bascunan and Wayne Pathman helped Miami-based Tzadik Acquisitions purchase and finance nearly 2,000 apartments in six counties.

Mortgage Executive Helps Company Save $140,000 a Year in Interest

By Samantha Joseph |

Randy Rienas , president of Compass Commercial Mortgage, completed an $8 million deal to refinance a commercial mortgage for Riverside Drive Investors.

Ira Rosner and David Barkus

Greenberg Duo Overcome Rivalry to Seal Acquisition

By Julie Kay |

Ira Rosner and David Barkus led a team of Greenberg Traurig attorneys representing MasTec in its acquisition of competitor WesTower Communications for $199 million.

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.