Dealmakers

Mortgage Brokers Place $12M in Purchase Financing

By Samantha Joseph |

Marc Suarez and Chad Musgrove in Hunt Mortgage Group's Miami office closed the financing for properties in Mississippi and Georgia.

02/08/16- White & Case partners Fernando de la Hoz, Carlos Viana, and associates Sean Williams and Thomas Pate, Miami.

White & Case Closes $400 Million in Peruvian Public-Private Road Financing

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Miami attorneys say the financing package is the first using international bank financing to fund a milestone-driven infrastructure project in Peru.

Brokers Handle $8 Million Sale of Empty Gables Office Building

By Samantha Joseph |

Marcus & Millichap's Douglas Mandel, Benjamin Silver and Richard Niewiadomski had the unenviable task of selling the soon-to-be vacant office building.

Greenberg Traurig corporate and securities associate Grant Levine, corporate and securities shareholders Kara MacCullough and Flora Perez, tax shareholder Harry Friedman

Presto! Greenberg Traurig Preps $596 Million Stock Offering for Burger King Parent in Eight Days

By Mary Hladky, Special to the Review |

A Greenberg Traurig team quickly arranged the secondary offering for Burger King parent Restaurant Brands International, but the legal work normally should have taken about a month.

Marcus & Millichap Brokers Combine on 5 Restaurant Sales

By Samantha Joseph |

Marcus & Millichap's Barry Wolfe, Howard Bregman and Alan Lipsky sell five chain restaurant sites worth more than $16.5 million in a month.

Mark Gilbert, executive vice president, Cushman & Wakefield of Florida

Cushman & Wakefield Team Handles $117M Sale of Marketplace at the Outlets

By Mary Hladky, Special to the Review |

Brokers coordinated multiple rounds of bidding for the retail center next to the Palm Beach Outlets.

RKF Handles $19 Million Sale in Miami's Design District

By Celia Ampel |

RKF brokers advise real estate investment firm L3 Capital on its $18.7 million purchase, aiming to lease space to restaurants, fashion and home decor retailers and luxury automotive showrooms.

Paul Weimer, Natalie Castillo and Christian Charre

CBRE Handles $64 Million St. Thomas Ritz Hotel Sale

By Mary Hladky |

A Miami team with CBRE Hotels marketed the 180-room Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas after Marriott International added its own power and water desalination plants.

Craig Mandell and Michael Moskowitz

Moskowitz Mandell Attorneys Arrange $47M Key Biscayne Property Purchase

By Mary Hladky |

Attorneys Michael Moskowitz and Craig Mandell represented buyers who paid $47 million for a two-acre Key Biscayne property in the second-largest Miami-Dade County residential deal of 2015.

Attorney Guides Record Miami Beach Spec Mansion Sale

By Samantha Joseph |

Mark Meland of Meland Russin & Budwick represented the sellers in the $19.5 million trade of a new Pine Tree Drive estate in Miami Beach.

Greenberg Traurig: Jasmine Zacharias, Indira Sordo, Ira Rosner and Joshua Samek, Miami

Greenberg Team Helps Mednax With $750M Deal

By Mary Hladky |

Jasmine Zacharias, Indira Sordo, Ira Rosner and Joshua Samek helped Mednax get $737.5 million in net proceeds to repay debt and for acquisitions.

HFF Execs Handle $36M Boca Office Sale

Hermen Rodriguez, Ike Ojala and Jorge Portela closed the $35.75 million sale of Boca Raton's Bank of America Tower.

Mark Mirkin, a partner with Rimon Law, Jupiter

Jupiter Attorney Represents Dyadic Board Members on $75M Cash Sale

By Mary Hladky |

Rimon Law attorney Mark Mirkin handled talks for Dyadic International's compensation committee as the Jupiter tech company sold its primary business to DuPont.

Charles Foschini

CBRE Trio Arrange for $18.3 Million in Financing

By Samantha Joseph |

CBRE's Charles Foschini, Christopher Apone and Christian Lee arranged $18.3 million in acquisition financing for Brookwood Financial Partners' purchase of a Fort Lauderdale office complex.

Neal Victor, Robert Given and Zachary Sackley

CBRE Trio Closes Deal for Two Phases of Port Royale

By Mary Hladky |

The CBRE team arranged the sale of two phases of Fort Lauderdale's Port Royale gated apartment community to an affiliate of Waterton Associates, a Chicago-based investor in multifamily and hospitality properties.

Attorney Closes West Palm Beach Deal With Billionaire Developer

By Samantha Joseph |

Salazar Jackson partner Linda Worton Jackson represented seller WPB Clearlake SPE LLC on a $12.5 million deal with billionaire real estate developer Jeff Greene.

Arnstein & Lehr Team Advises on $30M Lincoln Road Sale

By Celia Ampel |

The two-story retail building and ground lease sells for $30 million in Miami Beach. The property is anchored by a CVS.

Carlos Viana, associate Ana Maria Arias and partner-elect Jeannine Acevedo

How This White & Case Team Secured a Wind Power Project Loan

By Mary Hladky |

Carlos Viana, Jeannine Acevedo and Ana Maria Arias advised a group of commercial lenders and export credit agencies in the $306 million financing of the San Juan wind power project in Chile.

Konover CEO Arranges $13 Million Acquisition of Yamato Crossing Shopping Center

Konover South LLC CEO David Coppa guides the firm's $13 million acquisition of the Yamato Crossing retail center in Boca Raton.

Aztec Arranges West Palm Apartment Construction Loan

Aztec Group's Jim Fried and Jason Katz secured $12.65 million in construction financing for a 105-unit apartment complex in the Northwood Village neighborhood.

Ryan S. Girnun, Michael A. Silva and Gregory Weigand

DLA Piper Team Arranges $65M Purchase of Downtown Holiday Inn

By Mary Hladky |

DLA Piper attorneys Michael Silva, Greg Weigand and Ryan Girnun represented Marina Park Inn LLC in its sale of the Holi-day Inn in downtown Miami for $65 million.

Aztec Arranges West Palm Apartment Construction Loan

Aztec Group's Jim Fried and Jason Katz secured $12.65 million in construction financing for a 105-unit apartment complex in the Northwood Village neighborhood.

Carlos Loumiet and John Haley

Broad and Cassel Arranges $145M Honduran Toll Road Loan

By Mary Hladky |

Broad and Cassel partners Carlos Loumiet and John Haley represented Autopistas del Atlantico in obtaining a $145 million loan for the construction of the Corredor Turistico toll road.

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.