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Newmark Knight Frank Brokers Three Office Deals in South Florida

String of transactions coincides with new research that shows decade-low vacancy rate

Boca Raton, FL (07/22/2019)

10:32 AM

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) announced today the completion of three high-profile office deals in South Florida totaling more than 98,000 square feet. The flurry of activity illustrates a recent NKF research report showing vacant office space in South Florida dropping to its lowest level since the Great Recession began more than a decade ago.

In the first deal, Oakland Sun Partners, LLC purchased 1 Dambrackas Way, a 48,671-square-foot Class B office building located in Sunrise, Florida. Originally built in 1985, 1 Dambrackas Way is also within a short drive to several nearby retail and dining destinations. The new owners purchased the building for $4.02 million.

NKF Executive Managing Director Mitchell Millowitz, NKF Senior Managing Director Ryan Rosalsky and Associate R.J. Ward represented the buyer.

Millowitz also executed a new lease agreement for e-commerce company Vitacost at 4700 Exchange Court in Boca Raton Innovation Campus. The 35,438-square-foot deal is part of an ongoing transformation for the online vitamin and healthy product supplier, which is a subsidiary of Kroger. Vitacost will relocate from its current headquarters at a one-story building in The Park at Broken Sound in August.

A former IBM corporate hub, Boca Raton Innovation Campus features an impressive array of onsite amenities that include a state-of-the-art fitness center, high-tech conference center, food hall, on-site accredited day care center and numerous walking trails. Jeff Kelly represented the landlord, Crocker Partners.

"Vitacost conducted an extensive search of amenity-laden office properties in the region to fulfill its charge of finding a modernized, collaborative workplace environment with an abundance of natural light," said Millowitz. "Boca Raton Innovation Center is the Southeast's premier science and technology hub, and its proximity to talent and walkable amenities will provide Vitacost with a significant recruiting advantage in the years to come."

In the third deal, Millowitz, Rosalsky and Ward represented AlphaStaff, a HR outsourcing firm, in its office relocation from Cypress Creek to Sunrise Corporate Plaza. AlphaStaff will occupy 14,604 square feet of space at the Class A office building in Sunrise beginning in January 2020. Built in 1999, Sunrise Corporate Plaza totals 107,748 square feet and is 100% occupied. Madelayne Garcia and Tom Kates represented the landlord, Stiles.

Two of the three transactions occurred in Broward County, which recorded 191 lease deals totaling more than 563,000 square feet in the first quarter of 2019. Broward also accounted for more than 58% of all Class B leasing activity across South Florida in Q1 2019, as limited blocks of availability in Class A buildings continued to aid the Class B sector.

Read NKF's full Q1 South Florida office report here.

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