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NAI/Merin Hunter Codman and West Marine have signed an agreement for the latter to lease 50,000 square feet at 1 East Broward in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

West Marine to Relo from California to 50K SF in Fort Lauderdale’s 1 East Broward

NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, the property leasing and management company of the 1 East Broward office building in Fort Lauderdale, FL, has completed a 50,000-square-foot lease agreement with West Marine.

The nation’s leading nation’s leading retailer for the sailing, boating, fishing and watersports markets will make its new corporate headquarters in the 19-story, 350,000-square-foot Class A property. The company’s relocation from Santa Cruz, CA will create approximately 225 corporate jobs over time, according to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.

The city of Fort Lauderdale, which has over 300 miles of inland waterways and is home to about 50,000 yachts, is known as the Yachting Capital of the World. “Our relocation to Fort Lauderdale means we can better serve the sailing and boating communities,” said West Marine CEO Eric Kufel. “We want to be where the boaters are, not only to support the existing community, but welcome newcomers to the industry.”


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West Marine's Kufel

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