Finance

Dealmakers

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.

Robert Given, Zachary Sackley and Charles Foschini with CBRE

CBRE Executives Work $79 Million Multifamily Deal

By Samantha Joseph |

CBRE Inc. works both sides of a $79 million deal in Broward's largest multifamily sale this year.

Attorney Locks Down $33 Million For Church, School Expansion In Doral

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Manny Vadillo, an attorney at Torres Vadillo in Doral, advised the Divine Savior Lutheran Church in loan negotiations.

Attorney's Second Transaction With Hotel Goes Easier

By Samantha Joseph |

Attorney Helen Costa helped arrange the $10 million sale of Miami Beach's Princess Ann Hotel.

Thomas Angelo

Duo's Banking Connections Facilitate Land Sale

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Thomas Angelo teamed up with Gavin Banta to close on a 2.88-acre St. Petersburg site planned for 358 luxury apartments and parking facilities.

L to R... Ira N. Rosner, David A. Barkus and Aaron Slavens with Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig Team Advises MasTec On $213M Canadian Deal

By Eleazar David Melendez |

David Barkus, Ira Rosner and Aaron Slavens have been representing Coral Gables-based MasTec since it went on an overseas acquisition spree seven years ago.

David J. Donnellan

David J. Donnellan Secures $10M For Two Broward Retail Centers

By Samantha Joseph |

David J. Donnellan closed two multimillion-dollar deals for Class B and C retail centers in affluent submarkets known for prime retail.

Paul Ahmed, senior vice president at Walker & Dunlop

He Arranged $97 Million In Financing For Two Multifamily Complexes

By Samantha Joseph |

A Walker & Dunlop executive arranges $97 million financing to purchase two luxury apartment communities in Boca Raton.

West Palm Beach Bank Arranges $14M Refi For Assisted Living Center

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Capital One in West Palm Beach originates a $14.6 million loan for an assisted living community in Tequesta.

Jose Mas, president and CEO of MasTec Inc.

Greenberg Traurig Trio Advises MasTec In $213 Million Acquisition

By Adolfo Pesquera |

MasTec acquired all issued and outstanding equity interests of Calgary-based Pacer Construction Holdings Corp. for about $126 million cash and $87 million in assumed debt.

Kevin M. O'Grady, Partner, Senior Managing Director, Cohen Financial

Cohen Financial Team Lands Bridge Loan To Close On 10-Acre Miami River Site

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Kevin O'Grady led a Cohen Financial team that included Daniel Sheehan, C. Gregory Newman and Eric McGlynn. The quartet secured a $38.2 million bridge loan to close on Miami Landing project that had been under contract almost two years.

FirstBank Florida Execs Secured $12 Million Loan

By Samantha Joseph |

FirstBank Florida makes a $12 million foray into corporate lending for Dragados USA's acquisition of a Tampa-based contractor.

Seth P. Joseph, Maria Chang Mayer and Jason P. Jones

This Carlton Fields Team Secures $86M For Virgin Mobile Latin America Expansion

By Julie Kay |

A team of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt lawyers helped Virgin Mobile Latin America secure $86 million in funding for expansion in Latin America.

Sterling Equity Realty Broker Worked $11M Deal

By Samantha Joseph |

Broker Mika Mattingly pitched the potential sale of development rights at the historic Miami post office building to seal an $11 million deal.

Hampton Beebe

Big Turnout To Buy Luxury Boca Community Complicates $80M Deal

By Samantha Joseph |

ARA principal Hampton Beebe brokered the $80 million sale of the San Marco at Broken Sound rental community in Boca Raton.

Familiarity A Key To Broker's Closing Of $30 Million Sale

By Eleazar David Melendez |