Dealmakers

School Connection Leads to $10M Gallery Sale

By Eleazar David Melendez |

A Colliers International broker offered wide exposure for the two-story building in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood.

Mark-David Adams and Richard Miller

Attorneys Help FPL Secure Cheap $85 Million Bond

By Mary Hladky |

Mark-David Adams and Rick Miller represented Broward County in an $85 million industrial development revenue bond issue for FPL to make additions at a new Port Everglades plant and another plant in Fort Lauderdale.

Developer's Familiarity Helps Broker Secure $11.2 Million Loan

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Jose Guillen arranged an $11.2 million construction loan for developer Sergio Pino's Century Homebuilders Group.

Colleen M. Grady and Pedro (“Tony”) Alvarez

Getting Bank to Try Different Kind of Financing, is Exactly What These Two Did

By Mary Hladky |

Colleen Grady and Pedro “Tony” Alvarez represented Bayport Colombia in securing a $50 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to finance micro-loans for Colombian government workers.

Brokers Puts 14 Years Into Miami Beach Assemblage

By Eleazar David Melendez |

The 13 residential lots on South Beach dead end at Biscayne Bay.

Senior associate Ying Geneve Dubois and partner Allison McCarthy with Holland and Knight

Holland & Knight Team Guides Chinese Insurer on $230M Hotel Buy

By Mary Hladky |

Fort Lauderdale attorneys Ying Geneve DuBois and Allison McCarthy advised on Sunshine Insurance Group's purchase of the luxury Baccarat Hotel from Starwood Capital Group.

Broker Gets Maximum Price by Marketing Future Use

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Tony Arellano represented the seller of 47 condo units inside a historic downtown Miami building that sold for $23.5 million.

Robert Given, Vice Chairman, Institutional Group, Multi-Housing and Zachary Sackley, First Vice President, Investment Properties Multi-Housing, CBRE

CBRE Guides $90M Sale of New Coconut Creek Apartments

By Mary Hladky |

Zachary Sackley and Robert Given represented the developers in the $89.9 million sale of the Casa Palma luxury apartment complex in Coconut Creek.

Cassandra Alami, sitting, and from left, Marco Ferri, Maggie Barreto Tercilla, and Eric Muelle

Avila Rodriguez Team Guides SLS South Beach Acquisition

By Mary Hladky |

Marco Ferri, Cassandra Alami, Maggie Barreto Tercilla and Erik Muelle represented GoldenPeaks Capital Real Estate as it made its first entry into the U.S. hospitality market with the $125 million purchase of SLS South Beach.

Brokers' Drone Footage Helps Sell Doral Warehouse

By Eleazar David Melendez |

In closing a deal for a refrigerated warehouse west of Miami International Airport, a Doral industrial real estate brokerage relied on its knowledge of square feet, freezers and drones.

Miami Apartments Sell With Eye on Gentrification

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Joseph Zichelle and Jesse Spencer brokered the sale of a 44-unit apartment building in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood for $10.7 million.

Scott G. Wadler, associate director, Jim M. Dockerty, managing director, and Marc Roth, Real Estate analyst, with HFF

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler Team Helps Arrange $40M Construction Loan for Hotel Makeover

By Mary Hladky |

Jim Dockerty, Scott Wadler and Marc Roth of Holliday Fenoglio Fowler secured construction financing for redevelopment of the historic Park Central Hotel in Miami Beach.

William Bloom, Shawn Amuia, and Brett Holland

Holland & Knight Team Guides Sellers in $240M Mixed-Use Deal

By Mary Hladky |

William Bloom, Shawn Amuial, Brett Holland and Mercy Arce of Holland & Knight represented the owners of a Naples retail and office complex that was bought by Prudential.

Broker Steers $24 Million Palm Beach Gardens Marina Sale

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Christian Johannsen of NAI Miami represented the seller of the PGA Boating Center in Palm Beach Gardens, which sold May 8 for $23.9 million.

HFF Brokers 2 Retail Center Sales for $29 Million

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Miami brokers Daniel Finkle, Luis Castillo and Nat Scarmazzi represented the sellers in a transaction with a Delaware corporation.

Christian Lee, Senior Manager, Andrew Chilgren, financial analyst, Jose Lobon, senior associate, and Charles Foschini, LP - Vice Chairman, with CBRE

CBRE Team Handles $111 Million Sale of Brickell Office Complex

By Mary Hladky |

Christian Lee led a CBRE team of Andrew Chilgren, Jose Antonio Lobon and Charles Foschini in helping Stiles Corp. sell 800 Brickell for $111.6 million.

Curtis Sitterson, Joy Spillis Lundeen, and Peter Desiderio

Stearns Weaver Team Handles CocoWalk Acquisition

By Mary Hladky |

Peter Desiderio, Joy Spillis Lundeen and Curtis Sitterson were part of the Stearns Weaver team that represented minority partner Grass River Property in the $87.5 million acquisition of CocoWalk.

Miami Investor Finds Apartments in Savannah for $20 Million

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Monument Capital Management is betting secondary Georgia markets will deliver for its investors.

Daniel Finkle, senior managing director; Luis Castillo, managing director and Nat Scarmazzi, associate director, with Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF).

Sellers Market Helps HFF Advise Seller on $53.5M Wellington Retail Center

By Mary Hladky |

Daniel Finkle, Luis Castillo, Nat Scarmazzi and Kim Flores represented an affiliate of Schmier & Feurring Properties in the sale of Wellington Green Commons.

BBX Capital Skips Development, Sells to Billionaire Jeff Greene

By Eleazar David Melendez |

A generous offer prompts a turnaround fund to dump plans for development of a West Palm Beach lot.

Broker Handles Both Sides of $12 Million Industrial Land Sale West of Dolphin Mall

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Frank Lago represents both sides in a 23-acre deal for vacant industrial land near the urban development boundary in western Miami-Dade County.

Danielle Gonzalez, Richard J. Giusto, and Michael T. Lynott

Miami Legal Team Leads Helmsley Building Sale

By Mary Hladky |

Danielle Gonzalez, Richard Giusto and Michael Lynott of Greenberg Traurig represented Invesco Real Estate in the sale of New York City's Helmsley Building for $1.2 billion.

Holland & Knight associate Nicole Maron, partners Tammy Knight and Laurie Green.

Tedious Work, But H&K Teams Advises Interval's $350 Million Private Offering

By Mary Hladky |

Nicole Maron, Tammy Knight and Laurie Green had to review contracts for 75 subsidiaries of South Miami-based Interval Leisure Group.

Marcus & Millichap Brokers Work Sale of Wal-Mart Store

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Barry Wolfe and Alan Lipsky represented the buyer in a $11.6 million deal for a Wal-Mart store in Virginia.

Cornerstone Execs Seal Deal for Warehouse in Doral

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Hector Cataño and Frank Trelles helped arrange a $6.8 million deal for the buyer of 2601 NW 104th Court.

Abbey Kaplan and Jeffrey M. Berman, with  Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine PL.

Kluger Kaplan Duo Work Through Suit for Dealership Sale

By Mary Hladky |

Abbey Kaplan and Jeffrey Berman of Kluger Kaplan represented Group 1 Automotive in its acquisition of Prestige Audi in North Miami Beach. An original contract for the sale was the focus of a lawsuit and counterclaim.

Gunster Attorney Advises Professional Bank on $15M Offering

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Michael Mitrione performed the legal work on a $15 million capital raise for Coral Gables-based Professional Bank on April 7.

Mark A. Lopez and Emilio J. Alvarez-Farre

Greenberg Traurig Represents $75M Investor in Mexican Oil Business

By Mary Hladky |

Mark A. Lopez and Emilio J. Alvarez-Farre represented minority investor Infraestructura Internacional in the formation of Sierra Oil & Gas, Mexico's first private oil and gas company.