Monthly Archives: July 2012

July 17, 2012 – Daily Business Review

7.17.12 Daily Business Review.
Vacant Downtown Miami post office gets new tena



July 23, 2012 – The Miami Herald

7.23.12 Miami Herald – Business Monday.
Warehouse boom



July 16, 2012 –

1912 Federal Courthouse Becomes AIA Miami Center



July 13, 2012 – South Florida Business Journal

7.13.12 South FL Business Journal Online.
Architectural center seen as boost for Miami




Making deals happen


By Maria Juncadella

In the latest example of how CREW-Miami makes deals happen, three of our members have collaborated in the completion of a 5,500-square-foot lease at a historic landmark property in downtown Miami. The deal involved Louise Bendix of ComReal, who represented AIA Miami, Cheryl Jacobs, AIA Miami Executive Director, and Suzanne Amaducci-Adams of Bilzin Sumberg, who provided legal counsel to AIA. Congrats to Louise, Cheryl and Suzanne on helping make this deal happen!

Downtown Miami’s post office building, a circa-1912 historic landmark that served as the City’s original federal courthouse, post office and weather bureau, will soon welcome the American Institute of Architects’ Miami Center for Architecture & Design, Inc. The Center will be a destination for anyone interested in design and the built environment, with community meeting space and educational programs to enhance public appreciation for architecture and design. Metro 1 Commercial’s Tony Cho and Tony Arellano, represent the landlord, The Scott Robins Company. Louise Bendix of ComReal represented AIA on the transaction.

This latest deal is a testament to how CREW-Miami members get deals done and the value a business-oriented professional organization like CREW has in today’s market. There have been several other significant deals this year, including the Miami Herald deal and a Grand Beach Hotel loan, that also involved several CREW-Miami members. As CREW-Miami members, we are always looking to work together on deals because we trust each other and respect each other’s expertise, so we feel comfortable and, often prefer, to do business with each other.

Congrats again on this deal! You can read more on this transaction in, here’s the full story.