Lease roundup: Aircraft firm opening new US HQ at 830 Brickell, Trader Joe’s-anchored Miami Beach building inks deals

Rumble Fitness, Laser Away are taking space at South Beach mixed-use property

OKO’s Vlad Doronin and Cain International’s Jonathan Goldstein with 830 Brickell (OKO Group/Cain International)
OKO’s Vlad Doronin and Cain International’s Jonathan Goldstein with 830 Brickell (OKO Group/Cain International)

UPDATED, Feb. 7, 10:43 a.m.: AerCap I 830 Brickell | Miami

Dublin-based AerCap, a commercial aircraft owner and lessor, will open its first U.S. headquarters at 830 Brickell.

AerCap leased the entire 50th floor at the 55-story tower under construction, according to a news release from the project’s developers and leasing brokerage. AerCap will have 50 employees in 20,000 square feet of space.

AerCap, led by Aengus Kelly, has offices throughout the U.S., including in Los Angeles and Seattle, according to its website. The Brickell office will be the company’s regional base for the Americas.

Vlad Doronin’s OKO Group and Jonathan Goldstein’s Cain International are developing 830 Brickell, which has captured much of the influx of technology and financial service firms to Miami.

Canada’s CI Financial will open its U.S. headquarters at the tower on two full floors, first leasing 20,000 square feet in 2021 and then doubling its space in January.

Also in 2021, private equity firm Thoma Bravo leased 36,500 square feet, and tech giant Microsoft inked a deal for a roughly 50,000-square-foot space for its Latin American regional headquarters.

Brian Gale and Ryan Holtzman of Cushman & Wakefield represented Oko and Cain in the AerCap deal. Scott Goldstein and Keith Edelman of CBRE represented AerCap.

Law firms, publisher and others I Little River | Miami

Two months after Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners became the majority owner of MVW Partners’ portfolio in Miami’s Little River neighborhood, the duo signed eight retail and office tenants for the real estate.

Zine publisher and art bookstore Dalé Zine opened in a 1,000-square-foot storefront with a gallery at 7395 Northwest Miami Place; and handcrafted jewelry brand éliou doubled its office space to 2,400 square feet at 181 Northwest 71st Street, according to an AJ-MVW news release.

Other tenants include vintage clothing and furniture seller Casa de Barcelona, which will be opening a 1,000 square-foot boutique at 210 Northwest 73rd Street; and Italian products company Selezione Interiors, which designs, sources, delivers and installs its furnishing, and leased 1,600 square feet at 7291 Northwest Second Avenue.

Two law firms also inked deals. Boutique firm Caldera Law leased 1,600 square feet at 7293 Northwest Second Avenue, and Benmeleh Law leased 1,250 square feet at 7292 Northwest First Court, according to the release.

Also, Canada-based project delivery company SAJO leased 5,000 square feet at 7140 Northwest Miami Court, and Raymond Nicolas Interiors inked a deal for 1,500 square feet at 7500 Northeast Fourth Court, Unit 103.

In November, AJ Capital Partners bought the majority stake in the 24-acre, 320,000-square-foot portfolio. Miami-based MVW Partners, led by husband-and-wife Matthew Vander Werff and Ashley Melisse Abess, assembled the properties and remains a partner.

Nashville-based AJ Capital, led by founder and CEO Ben Weprin, focuses on Opportunity Zone projects, and the Little River portfolio is in an Opportunity Zone. The federal program

Little River is following in the footsteps of other Miami neighborhoods, such as Wynwood, where shuttered warehouses have been converted into retail and offices.

AJ Capital and MVW are investing into adaptive reuse of their properties and plan a multifamily project in partnership with New York-based Ray, which focuses on creating homes inspired by art, culture and community. Dasha Zhukova is founder of Ray.

Existing Little River tenants include restaurants La Natural and Sunny’s Steakhouse. The area also is home to ecological educational provider Center for Subtropical Affairs. The Oolite Arts campus is building its $30 million headquarters on the site of the former ArtCenter/South Florida in Little River.

Rumble Fitness, Laser Away I 17 West | Miami Beach

Aesthetic dermatology provider Laser Away and high-end Rumble Fitness leased space at 17 West, the mixed-use South Beach building anchored by Trader Joe’s.

Laser Away, which provides tattoo removal among other laser services, opened in a 2,201-square-foot space in December, according to a news release from the landlord’s broker, Inhouse Commercial.

Rumble Fitness is opening its first Florida location in a 2,631-square-foot space at 17 West later this year, according to the release.

Jared Robins of Inhouse Commercial and John Ellis of Newmark represented the landlord in the deals.

The developers include Rock Soffer of Turnberry Associates, Elion Partners and members of the Sredni family.

Craig Fetherston of The Shopping Center Group represented Laser Away, and Irma Figueroa of Comras Company represented Rumble Fitness.

The 185,388-square-foot, five-story 17 West includes apartments and a 193-space garage, according to the release. Other retail tenants include Suntrust Bank, BB&T Bank and Verizon. A 1,146-square-foot space is available for lease.

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Bermello Ajamil & Partners I Gables Ponce | Coral Gables

Architecture and engineering firm Bermello Ajamil & Partners is moving its headquarters to Coral Gables from Coconut Grove.

Bermello Ajamil signed a 10-year lease for a 24,000-square-foot ground-floor space at the Gables Ponce apartment building, according to a news release from Colliers, the landlord’s broker.

Jonathan Carter and Pablo Camposano of Colliers represented property owner Gables Residential in the deal. Monette Klein-O’Grady and Daniel O’Grady of Prime Sites represented Bermello Ajamil & Partners.

The five-story, 367-unit Gables Ponce is at 4585 Ponce de Leon Boulevard.

The architecture firm, which also provides planning, interior design and landscape architecture, will move in at the start of the second half of 2022, according to the release. The space, previously occupied by a grocer and then by a furniture showroom tenant, will be improved to fit Bermello Ajamil’s needs.

Global Golf, Lev Cargo, Crossway Church I Cooper City Commerce Center

The industrial-flex park Cooper City Commerce Center is now fully leased, after seven tenants inked deals.

Lev Cargo leased a 7,000-square-foot space; World Family Radio Maria leased a 2,200-square-foot space; KKJ Terrazzo Flooring leased a 2,100-square-foot space; and Omni Solution Source leased a 1,960-square-foot space, according to a news release from the landlord’s broker.

The other leases were renewals, with some of them also expansions. Golf equipment company Global Golf extended and expanded its lease, taking 8,565 square feet; paint company Lawson & Company renewed its 3,255-square-foot lease; and Crossway Church of South FL renewed its 3,640-square-foot lease, according to the release.

Jonathan Thiel and Keith Graves of Berger Commercial Realty/Corfac International represented the landlord, Seagis Property Group.

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania-based Seagis bought the 276,738-square-foot Cooper City Commerce Park at 2239-12399 Southwest 53rd Street in 2021, according to the release. The purchase price was not disclosed and no deed was recorded.

Seagis owns and operates about 16 million square feet of real estate across the U.S., including roughly 8 million square feet in South Florida, according to the release.

Home Care Assistance, ANITA International, Springs Rejuvenation I Cypress Plaza

Cypress Plaza signed three new tenants, bringing the office building to fully leased.

Home Care Assistance, lingerie and swimwear company Anita International and medical spa Spring Rejuvenation leased more than 10,000 square feet combined at the Fort Lauderdale property at 6365 Northwest Sixth Way, according to a news release from the landlord’s broker.

Adam Starr of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman represented property owner Cypress Plaza Holdings LLC.

The ownership entity ties to NRNS Capital, led by Howard Dvorkin, according to state corporate records. Cypress Plaza Holdings bought the building in 2017 for $4.2 million, property records show.

The three-story, 39,513-square-foot building at 6365 Northwest Sixth Way was fully renovated, with the owner investing more than $500,000 in improvements, according to the release.

Zeru, Worldwide Title I Brickell Arch | Miami

Gaedeke Group’s 36-story Brickell Arch signed a Mexico City-based restaurant and a title company as tenants.

Zeru signed a lease for 4,538 square feet, and Worldwide Title leased a 1,232-square-foot office, according to a Gaedeke news release.

Zeru offers Iberian cuisine with Basque roots, according to its website. It lists two Mexico City locations. Philippe Moullet is managing partner.

Worldwide Title focuses on South Florida luxury real estate, including high-value commercial deals, as well as title and escrow services, according to the release.

Jonathan Carter of Colliers represented Gaedeke in the Zeru deal, and Brickell City Realty represented Zeru. Jessica Gorgorio of Real Brokers represented Worldwide Title, and Kirk Fetter Gaedeke represented the landlord.

Dallas-based Gaedeke bought Brickell Arch, at 1395 Brickell Avenue, for $142 million in 2015. Gaedeke later rebranded the tower from its previous moniker Espirito Santo Plaza.