Quirch Foods moves corporate HQ to Coral Gables

2701 Le Jeune Road and Tere Blanca
2701 Le Jeune Road and Tere Blanca

International food distribution company Quirch Foods has inked a 30,000-square-foot lease for its new corporate office, Blanca Commercial Real Estate announced on Monday.

Quirch is relocating its 155-employee team to 2701 South Le Jeune Road in downtown Coral Gables. Tere Blanca, president and CEO of Blanca CRE, represented the distributor in the lease. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The 15-story Class A office tower is also home to Bacardi USA’s headquarters. Frank Grande, president of Quirch Foods, said in the release that Coral Gables stood out from other cities in Miami-Dade.

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Coral Gables has 40 projects, 2,700 residential units, 1.5 million square feet of office space and 740 hotel rooms in the pipeline, according to a city meeting in October.

Among those projects? The Mediterranean Village at Ponce Circle, billed as the largest development in the city’s history with more than 1 million square feet of hotel, condos and shopping on 6.7 acres; an Aloft Hotel being built on Le Jeune Road; 33 Alhambra, a proposed 16-story residential tower that would take up most of a city block; and Paseo de la Riviera, a $172 million mixed-use project along South Dixie Highway.

Earlier this month, Masoud Shojaee pulled out of his joint venture with Ugo Colombo to develop the Collection Residences, a planned mixed-use project with 128 condo units in Coral Gables. Colombo said that he still plans to build the Coral Gables project, eventually. – Katherine Kallergis