FORT PIERCE, FLA. — BWE has secured an undisclosed amount of permanent financing for a converted industrial facility in Fort Pierce, a city midway between Orlando and Miami. Situated near I-95 and the Florida Turnpike, the 362,710-square-foot flex property was formerly Orange Blossom Mall. Now known as Renaissance Business Park, the property features loading docks, drive-in loading, private restrooms, HVAC, 18-foot clear ceilings, a fiber optic cable feed and a suite of interior and exterior security cameras and fire safety measures. The borrower and owner, Fort Lauderdale-based Prime Rock Real Estate Capital, recently made exterior improvements to the property, including a new roof, façade, irrigation system, sewer line, signage, overhead doors for tenant spaces, driveways for tenant entrances, outdoor lighting, overhauled landscaping and modern flood protection. Kevin Hicks and Michael Powell of BWE originated the loan through an unnamed life insurance company on behalf of Prime Rock.
Katz & Associates Signs 120,000 SF of Retail Leases at Solar-Powered Mixed-Use Development in South Florida
BABCOCK RANCH, FLA. — Katz & Associates has signed several retail tenants to leases totaling more than 120,000 square feet at Babcock Ranch, a solar-powered mixed-use community currently underway in South Florida. The project is entitled for 6 million square feet of commercial space, in addition to residences. Jon Cashion and Eric Spritz of Katz & Associates represented the landlord and developer, Kitson & Partners, in the lease negotiations. Upon completion, the development will feature 4 million square feet of retail space, including shopping centers The Shoppes at Yellow Pine and Crescent B Commons. Marshalls, Ace Hardware, Five Below, Oar & Iron, Tipsy Salonbar, Fountain Pools, Seymour Orthodontics, Yummy Thai & Chinese, Verizon Wireless, Papa John’s Pizza, Carvel and Laser Lounge will occupy space at The Shoppes at Yellow Pine. Starbucks Coffee, Fifth Third Bank and Fiore + Ela Salon recently signed leases at Crescent B Commons. A total of 24 retail tenants have now signed leases at Babcock Ranch. The Shoppes at Yellow Pine, which will comprise 120,000 square feet, is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2025, with retailer openings scheduled to begin early that year.
SPRING HILL, FLA. — The Sembler Co. has completed the $13.3 million redevelopment of Hernando West Plaza, a Publix-anchored shopping center in Spring Hill, approximately 35 miles northwest of Tampa. Publix closed its store at the center last December to make way for its new 45,000-square-foot store, which opened earlier this month. Originally built in 1980 along U.S. Highway 19, Hernando West Plaza features 54,800 square feet of inline retail space in addition to the Publix store, as well as 3,200 square feet of small shop space and an outparcel. The center is 94 percent leased to tenants including Beall’s Outlet, AAA Auto Club, Little Caesar’s, Miracle Ear and other soft goods, dining and service retailers. Forge Real Estate Partners IV, a joint venture between Sembler and Forge Capital Partners, has owned the center since 2020.
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Axiom Capital has arranged a $2.1 million loan for the acquisition of an industrial property located 1.5 miles from I-95 in Melbourne, a city on Florida’s Space Coast. Constructed on a 4.2-acre site in 1998, the 30,000-square-foot property features 18- to 20-foot ceiling heights, two dock doors, three drive-in doors and 101 car parking spaces. The borrower was not disclosed.
POMPANO BEACH, FLA. — Boston-based firm Rockpoint plans to develop a 1.5 million-square-foot industrial property in Pompano Beach in partnership with The Cordish Cos. and Caesars Entertainment. Situated on an 87.8-acre site, the project will be part of the 223-acre, $2 billion mixed-use development —The Pomp —currently underway by Cordish and Caesars. Site work for the industrial park is scheduled to begin in May 2024, with the first of three phases of development. Rockhill Management, Rockpoint’s property services affiliate, will lead the development and management of the project.
TAMPA, FLA. — Mill Creek Residential has broken ground on Modera Encore, a 304-unit apartment community located at 1211 Ray Charles Blvd. in downtown Tampa. Upon completion, the property will comprise residences in one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts, as well as select penthouse homes and 8,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Amenities at Modera Encore will include a swimming pool, grilling area, outdoor dining space, a clubhouse, game room, pool table, pet spa, coffee bar, fitness center, coworking space, conference rooms, cyber café and private workstations. The community will also offer controlled access garage parking, bike lockers and additional storage space. Move-ins are scheduled to begin in spring 2025.
CORAL GABLES, FLA. — Belmont Village Senior Living, in partnership with Baptist Health South Florida, has opened Belmont Village Senior Living Coral Gables, a 232-unit seniors housing community located at 4111 Salzedo St. in Coral Gables. Corwil Architects designed the South Florida property, which features independent living, assisted living and memory care residences across 10 stories. Amenities at the community, which also offers ground-floor retail space, include indoor and outdoor socialization spaces, a pool surrounded by a full-service bistro and bar, outdoor lounge with a dining area and barbecue kitchen, fitness room, outdoor movie lawn, putting green, screening room, dog park and a beauty salon. As part of the collaboration with Baptist Health South Florida, Belmont Village Coral Gables will offer direct access to Live Healthy by Baptist Health, with Baptist Health Primary Care onsite. Moss Construction was the general contractor for the project.
TAMPA, FLA. — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the $7.6 million sale of a 54-room Best Western hotel in Tampa. Built in 2000, the property is located at 734 S. Dale Mabry Highway. Amenities at the hotel include a fitness center, business center and a swimming pool. Robert Hunter and Leo Reilly of Marcus & Millichap’s Fort Lauderdale office arranged the sale on behalf of the undisclosed seller. An out-of-state limited liability partnership acquired the property.
JUPITER, FLA. — Woodmont Industrial Partners and Butters Construction & Development have delivered Corporate Logistics Center, a 252,848-square-foot industrial facility located at 15791 Corporate Circle in Jupiter. The property is situated within the 1,300-acre Palm Beach Park of Commerce in South Florida’s Palm Beach County. The building is available for immediate occupancy and features 3,800 square feet of office space, 36-foot clear heights, 48 dock doors, two drive-in doors, 60 trailer parking spaces and ample automobile parking spaces and outdoor storage facilities. Christopher Thomson and Chris Metzger of Cushman & Wakefield are handling the leasing assignment at Corporate Logistics Center, which represents the fifth development between Woodmont and Butters. Separately, the firms teamed up with PCCP LLC to acquire land within Palm Beach Park of Commerce with plans to develop 2 million square feet of industrial space.
TAMPA, FLA. — Berkadia has brokered the sale of Berkshires at Citrus Park, a 264-unit apartment community located at 6201 Gunn Highway in Tampa’s Citrus Park submarket. Boston-based Berkshire Residential sold the property to Nuveen Real Estate for an undisclosed price. Matt Mitchell, Jason Stanton and Bailey Smith of Berkadia represented the seller in the transaction. Built in 2000, amenities at the garden-style property include a resort-style swimming pool with a sun deck, fitness and cardio center, clubhouse with business center, gated access, lake with fountain and fishing pier, two dog parks and a picnic area.