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South Florida Healthcare Firm Leases 81K-SF

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Florida Blue is taking 81,000 square feet at Doral Court, an eight-story office building situated on roughly 10 acres at 8600 NW 36th Street in Doral, FL. The deal is the largest office relocation lease of 2017 in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward Counties.

Florida Blue will fully occupy the top four floors of the 145,000-square-foot Doral Court, and half of the first. The space will house its South Florida regional office encompassing 350 full-time employees in more than 20 departments. A third-quarter 2018 move-in is anticipated following a significant build-out of the new space. Florida Blue is relocating from Westside Plaza at 8400 NW 33rd Street.

Behar Real Estate Group, Inc.’s David Behar represented the tenant. Cushman & Wakefield’s Gordon Messinger negotiated the lease on behalf of a joint venture of Miami-based Banyan Street Capital and New York-based DRA Advisors LLC.

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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.