Main Las Olas Nab 9 Leases, Toronto Company Opens Headquarters in Miami

Las Olas Main Tower, Wilton Mansion Shops, and 440 Royal Palm Way (Las Olas Main Tower, LoopNet, Native Realty)

Raymond James, Azorra and more I The Main Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale

Nine tenants signed leases for a total of 20,667 square feet of office space at Main Las Olas in downtown Fort Lauderdale, bringing the building’s occupancy rate to over 50%.

Aircraft lessor Azorra took the largest space at 10,606 square feet. New York-based hedge fund Starboard Value has the second-largest at 7,551 square feet, and Raymond James the third-largest at 6,182 square feet.

Other newcomers to the 25-story tower at 201 East Las Olas Boulevard are the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority (1,981 square feet); Matthews Real Estate Investment Services (3,500 square feet); Starmark International (3,264 square feet); First Horizon Bank (2,156 square feet); Weld North (2,215 square feet); and Lyconet (2,114 square feet).

Blanca Commercial Real Estate, led by Tere Blanca, handled the transactions on behalf of the owner, a joint venture of Stiles and Shorenstein Properties.

The 387,402 square foot office tower was completed in late 2020. It is part of the 1.4 million square foot Main Las Olas complex that spans a full city block and includes the office tower. Novo Las Olas apartments and retail. Stiles and Shorenstein developed the project.

Christina Martinez and Jeff Holding of Cushman & Wakefield represented Raymond James. CBRE’s Zach Wendelin represented the Fort Lauderdale DDA. Stiles’ Kimberly Barbar represented Starmark International and Azorra. AJ Belt of Cushman & Wakefield represented Matthews Real Estate. Barrett Kitterman of Fischer Technology represented First Horizon Bank. Christina Jolley and Alex Marquez of Blanca Commercial represented Starboard Value. Mitchell Millowitz of Newmark represented Weld North and Charlie Exelbirt of Mattis Advisors represented Lyconet.

Giant Containers I Allapattah, Miami

Shipping container supplier Giant Containers has opened its first US headquarters in Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood, where it has leased a 10,000 square foot property at 2400 Northwest Seventh Avenue.

Founded in Toronto and maintaining its base there, Giant Containers supplies new, used and modified containers. She has done projects for Louis Vuitton’s Art Basel pop-up. He also managed services for affordable housing projects in Los Angeles. Daniel Kroft is the CEO.

Its Allapattah lease is multi-year, as the company plans to stay here indefinitely and turn the garage into Studio Giant, where customers can design with help from Giant Containers, according to a press release.

Popular LGBTQ retailer Pride Factory I Shoppes of Wilton Manors

Pride Factory, which describes itself as the largest LGBTQ community retailer in the Southeastern United States, is moving from its longtime Fort Lauderdale space to the Shoppes of Wilton Manors.

Pride Factory plans to open later this year in its new 5,000 square foot space in the renovated former big box property at 2262 Wilton Drive. He plans to eventually add another 2,000 square feet, according to a press release.

Pride Factory is one of five tenants that have taken up residence at The Shoppes, which spans 5.4 acres in the arts and entertainment district of Wilton Manors.

BRXV Fitness signed a 13,989 square foot lease; the chiropractor’s immediate care clinic took up 3,421 square feet; Mix Menswear renewed its 2,516 square foot lease; and Doggy Style Pet Boutique leased 1,370 square feet.

Jaime Sturgis and Kaley Tuning of Native Realty represented the owner, Grass River Property.

Harlan Capital Partners in Palm Beach
South Florida nabbed another financial firm from New York.

Alternative investment advisory firm Harlan Capital Partners is moving its headquarters from New York to Palm Beach. He rented Suite 300 in the three-story building at 440 Royal Palm Way.

Spencer Schlager, a CS Ventures partner, and Charles Rosenberg of New York-based Rosemark Management bought the building along Bankers Row for $37.8 million in September.

Joshua Harlan and Leonard Harlan formed Harlan in 2011. The firm focuses on opportunistic credit and asset-based investing, and it manages more than $325 million in initial capital commitments across four funds, according to a statement from hurry.

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