Berger Commercial Realty/Corfac International Senior Sales Associate Jonathan Thiel, Sales Associate John Forman, and Senior Vice President Joseph Byrnes, on behalf of Landlord Blackhawk Properties & Investments, LLC, negotiated a 7,973-square-foot 10-year lease deal with local law firm Gutterman Trial Group at the 550 Building, one of Fort Lauderdale’s newest office/retail projects.
Gutterman Trial Group is a Florida civil litigation firm dedicated to representing insurance carriers and their policyholders. The practice encompasses an array of matters, including property, casualty, coverage, extra-contractual, subrogation, reinsurance, construction, marine and yacht, transportation and cargo claims. The firm will be relocating from its current location at 200 East Broward Boulevard.
Cushman & Wakefield’s A.J. Belt and Jeff Holding represented the tenant, which was attracted to the 550 Building due to the new construction, flexible floorplans, and proximity to the new Broward County Courthouse.
Gutterman Trial Group will be joining office tenant Berger Commercial Realty and SOLO Shoppes retail tenants Legacy Fit and Bank of OZK. Berger Commercial will be relocating to a new, state-of-the-art office on the 4th floor.
Located at 550 S. Andrews Avenue, the building stands 7 stories tall, with 6 stories consisting of approximately 86,000 square feet of professional office space with an entire floor totaling approximately 12,500 square feet. The first floor is comprised of approximately 7,500 square feet of retail space, of which 4,400 square feet is prime restaurant/patio currently available for lease. The adjacent parking garage will consist of 634 spaces, along with The SOLO Shoppes, which will comprise 13,000 square feet of traditional storefront retail. The entire project will total just over 100,000 square feet of commercial space in addition to the parking garage.
The property formerly housed the 32,500-square-foot Justice Building, which was purchased by Blackhawk in December 2013. Berger represented Blackhawk in its purchase and currently provides leasing and property management for the project.
About Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International: Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International is a regional, full service commercial real estate firm based in South Florida. Independent and privately owned since its founding in 1998, the firm is a member of CORFAC International, a global network of independently owned commercial real estate brokerage firms. The firm’s property management and brokerage services include tenant/landlord and buyer/seller representation; project and construction management; receiverships; agency/project leasing; capital advisory/investment sales; retail services and more. For more information about Berger Commercial Realty’s brokerage services, CALL 954.358.0900 or visit www.bergercommercial.com.
About CORFAC International: CORFAC International (Corporate Facility Advisors) is comprised of privately held entrepreneurial firms with expertise in office, industrial and retail real estate leasing and investment sales, multifamily property acquisitions and dispositions, property management and corporate services. In association with global affiliates, CORFAC International has 60 North American offices and 20 offices in global markets. Founded in 1989, CORFAC firms completed more than 11,000 lease and sales transactions totaling approximately 500 million square feet of space valued in excess of $8.5 billion in 2015. For more information on the CORFAC network, call 224.257.4400 or visit www.corfac.com.