Darryl Robinson of Oak Hill Advisors to serve as co-marketing agent.
MIAMI, FL – August 25, 2009 – Blanca Commercial Real Estate, a Miami-based commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firm, has been named the exclusive leasing agent for One Park Square at Doral, a new Class-A, 281,000 square-foot office building located in the heart of the City of Doral’s thriving business sector. One Park Square at Doral is the commercial centerpiece of Park Square at Doral, a 51-acre mixed-use development that includes office, retail, hotel, and multifamily residential properties.
According to Masoud Shojaee, President of Shoma Group, which developed and owns One Park Square Offices at Doral, Blanca Commercial Real Estate was selected due in large part to the Firm’s long-term relationships in the corporate and brokerage communities, its expertise in the South Florida marketplace, and for the high-profile community involvement of the Firm’s members, including President and CEO Tere Blanca.
“Located in one of Florida’s fastest-growing communities and offering direct access to South Florida’s major highways and Miami International Airport, One Park Square at Doral sets a new standard for Class-A office buildings in Doral,” said Ms. Blanca. “The property’s large floor plates, class-A finishes and visibility from the Palmetto Expressway make it particularly appealing to businesses seeking to establish a regional presence in South Florida.”
With a commercial population that swells to more than 150,000 employees daily, the City of Doral has experienced significant growth in recent years. Its residential population has doubled from 20,000 in 2000 to nearly 40,000 in 2009, according to Ms. Blanca, who currently serves as chair of The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership. Doral is home to the world-renowned Doral Golf and Country Club as well as a strong base of fashionable retail and dining venues. The City is home to 9,000 businesses, including several Fortune 500 corporations.
Partnering with Blanca Commercial Real Estate in the day-to-day leasing and marketing of One Park Square at Doral will be Darryl Robinson, Principal of Oak Hill Advisors. Mr. Robinson provides consulting, leasing, marketing, development, investment sales, tenant representation, facilities management and capital advisory services for commercial real estate owners and users. Past clients include Rockefeller Group International, D.R. Horton, Tishman Speyer, Millennium Partner of New York, and Northern Trust, among others.
Mr. Robinson believes Doral’s recent population growth and mixed-use appeal leave One Park Square at Doral well-positioned for long-term growth. “The City of Doral is one of the fastest growing segments in Miami-Dade County, attracting young professionals and families who typically embrace the new urban lifestyle,” said Mr. Robinson. “The demand for retail and commercial space in Doral has been a natural progression that matches the continued residential interest in the region. With more and more businesses looking to offer employees a strong quality of life component, One Park Square at Doral’s location at the center of one of the nation’s top places to live is an important selling point,” he said.
Doral has earned several top honors as of late, setting the City apart as one of Florida’s most business-friendly communities. In 2008, Fortune Small Business and CNN Money ranked Doral 51st on a list of the 100 cities with the best mix of business advantages and lifestyle appeal. Earlier this year, Forbes magazine rated the City as one of the top-two best places to live in the United States.
The One Park Square at Doral assignment is the latest in a string of recent successes for Blanca Commercial Real Estate. In just four months, the Firm has been named as the exclusive listing agent for 1450 Brickell, Rilea Group’s Class-A office tower underway in Miami’s Brickell Financial District, and has added top Miami broker and CREW-Miami (Commercial Real Estate Women) President Danet Linares to its growing team of brokerage professionals.
Ms. Blanca also highlights the Firm’s independent business model as a key point of differentiation among South Florida’s commercial real estate brokerages. Blanca Commercial Real Estate is able to create strategic alliances that broaden its scope of expertise and benefit the client by applying best practices to specific projects, as is the case with the One Park Square at Doral assignment. “In a relationship-driven industry such as commercial real estate, having the flexibility to do what’s best for the client is paramount. By partnering with other independent brokerage and advisory firms, Blanca Commercial Real Estate is able to take a best-practices approach to client service while complementing its own areas of expertise,” she said.
About One Park Square at Doral
Developed by Shoma Group, One Park Square at Doral is the commercial centerpiece of Park Square at Doral, a 51-acre mixed-use development that includes office, retail, hotel, and multifamily residential properties. Located at 3470 NW 82nd Avenue, the One Park Square at Doral office park offers immediate access to Miami’s world-class international airport and major thoroughfares, and is surrounded by numerous corporate headquarters and Fortune 500 companies. For office leasing information, call Tere Blanca of Blanca Commercial Real Estate at (305) 577-8851, or Darryl Robinson of Oak Hill Advisors at (305) 282-3259. Visit the onsite sales center, or www.parksquareatdoral.com for further information.
About Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Inc.
Miami, Florida-based Blanca Commercial Real Estate provides brokerage and advisory services to owners and tenants of commercial real estate who seek to maximize asset value and ensure cost efficiency. Drawing on more than 35-years of combined industry experience, Blanca Commercial Real Estate’s professionals offer clients a unique blend of market expertise and strong regional, national, and international relationships. For more information about Blanca Commercial Real Estate or its representative properties, contact (305) 577-8850.