Wells Fargo Center Announces Leasing Activity

The Cushman & Wakefield leasing team is pleased to welcome new tenants and congratulate those companies who have celebrated expansions at Wells Fargo Center! Tenancy does have its privileges! A special thank you to our co-broker partners at Avison Young, JLL, Blanca Commercial Real Estate and Easton & Associates.

New Tenant Lounge & Conference Center Opening Soon

The new Wells Fargo Center tenant lounge and conference center is nearing completion! Located off of the Wells Fargo Center lobby the lounge will be available to all tenants and will include open seating, a coffee shop area, conference rooms, LED screens and televisions.

Boulud Sud Now Open!

Boulud Sud is Chef Daniel Boulud’s vibrant celebration of the sun and the sea. Drawing inspiration from the coastal Mediterranean, including France’s Côte d’Azur, Spain, Italy, Greece, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Israel, and Turkey the menu emphasizes regional flavors, featuring an abundance of fresh vegetables, seafood, grains and herbs.

The restaurant has been completely renovated in jewel tones and soft fabrics to create a relaxing and casual atmosphere. The bar/lounge serves food continuously from noon and features a happy hour daily from 5:00 to 8:00 pm (excluding Saturdays)

Situated in the JW Marriott Marquis adjacent to Wells Fargo Center Miami and across the street from the newly opened Silverstar Theatres, Boulud Sud is conveniently located within walking distance of American Airlines Arena, the Perez Art Museum, City Center shopping, and all that Downtown Miami has to offer.

Check out the video of Lee Brian Schrager of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival as he talks to Chef Daniel Boulud about his newest restaurant.


Lee Brian Schrager of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival as he talks to Chef Daniel Boulud about his newest restaurant Boulud Sud Miami

Lee Brian Schrager of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival as he talks to Chef Daniel Boulud about his newest restaurant Boulud Sud Miami


db Bistro Moderne Transitioning to Chef Daniel Boulud’s Boulud Sud

Following its final dinner service on Saturday, Sept. 30, downtown’s db Bistro Moderne has begin to transition into chef Daniel Boulud’s Boulud Sud, opening in December with executive chef and longtime Boulud collaborator Clark Bowen in charge of developing a menu of coastal cuisine inspired by flavors from the Côte d’Azur Spain, Italy, Greece, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Turkey, among other places.

Originally launched in 2011 on New York’s Upper West Side and as a pop-up in Miami in 2016, this second location of Boulud Sud will feature a menu that highlights local ingredients starring in Mediterranean dishes such as Octopus à la Plancha, Arabic Lamb Flatbread, Taramasalata, Sicilian Grilled Swordfish and Moroccan Chicken Tagine.

Pastry Chef Saeko Nemoto, who has also been working with Boulud for many years in New York and Miami, will present both original desserts and variations on classics from the NYC location, including the much-beloved Grapefruit Givré topped with sesame halavah, rose loukoum and grapefruit sorbet.

“Boulud Sud will be a celebration of all things sea and sun, both in our menus and the relaxing design,” said Boulud. “The mezze-style shared plates and colorful culinary influences reflect the warm, coastal climate of the Mediterranean, and after our pop-up experience with this concept, it became clear that the flavors of the Riviera are a perfect fit for the evolving culinary scene in Miami.”


Wells Fargo Signs Downtown Miami’s Biggest Lease of 2016

MIAMI, FLORIDA — Cushman & Wakefield announced that it has negotiated Miami’s largest downtown office lease of 2016, a $32 million relocation and expansion lease at Wells Fargo Center with Wells Fargo Bank and Wells Fargo Advisors.

The office leasing team of Vice Chair Brian Gale, Managing Director Andrew Trench, Managing Director Ryan Holtzman and Director Jeannette Mendoza represented building owner Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in securing the long-term 54,160-square-foot lease expansion.

Wells Fargo will relocate its personal banking, small business banking, commercial banking and investment advisory services to Wells Fargo Center from Southeast Financial Center in November 2017. The move increases its existing footprint in the building from 96,656 square feet to 150,816 square feet. JLL’s David Preve represented Wells Fargo.

“Wells Fargo Bank is one of the most recognized names in the country and we are ecstatic they decided to move over and expand their operation at Wells Fargo Center,” said Gale. “They are now the largest tenant in the building.”

Wells Fargo Center is a LEED Gold-Certified, 752,488-square-foot Class A office tower developed in 2010. The 47-story building is the fifth-tallest building in Florida at 647 feet and offers unmatched views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami. The asset features a 1,300-space parking garage, 24-hour security and card-controlled access and a state-of-the-art fiber-optic telecommunications system.

Wells Fargo Center adjoins the five-star JW Marriott Marquis Hotel and Hotel Beaux Arts, which provide tenants an exceptional array of amenities including more than 300 luxurious hotel rooms, a fitness center, a spa and salon, a full-floor entertainment complex, four restaurants and on-site retail. The building is also served by the adjacent 447-unit Met I condominium tower and will soon offer immediate access to a Whole Foods Market and the planned five-story MET Square Entertainment Building, which will house an upscale 12-screen movie theater and 20,000 square feet of retail space.

Wells Fargo Center is situated in the heart of downtown Miami at 333 SE 2nd Avenue. This location within the Miami-Dade County’s Enterprise Zone provides convenient access to Metromover, Metrorail, Interstate 95, Brickell Avenue and Biscayne Boulevard.


Silversea Cruises to Relocate Americas Office to Wells Fargo Center

Silversea Cruises, an ultra-luxury cruise line, has leased 17,000 square feet on the 26th floor of Wells Fargo Center.  The deal was brokered by Taylor & Mathis’ Brian Gale and Ryan Holtzman and Scott Goldstein & Keith Edelman of Avison Young. “The hotel component & the ability to recruit young employees who can now afford to live in downtown/Brickell were big factors in securing the lease,” according to Gale.

unnamedUltra-luxury Silversea Cruises plans to relocate its Americas office from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, Florida. The move is currently scheduled for late 2015. The company, which maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, and Sydney, with its global headquarters in Monte Carlo, will move all staff currently working in the Fort Lauderdale office to new, first generation, Class A office space in the Wells Fargo Center, a world-class office high-rise located where downtown meets the upscale Brickell area, a short distance from what is arguably the world’s busiest cruise port and within a few short miles of Miami International Airport.

Kristian Anderson, Silversea’s senior vice president and general manager for the Americas, said: “Miami is recognized in the cruise industry as being the ‘cruise capital’ of the world. So we’re pleased to have found a building in the heart of the city that reflects the best of our brand and is able to meet our current and future expansion needs. Of course, as a LEED Gold-certified sustainable office building, our new location will provide a healthy, productive and beautiful work environment for our employees in what has become a truly vibrant, world-class city.”

Silversea Cruises launched its first ship in 1994 and currently operates a fleet of eight ships. The company recently announced plans to launch a new flagship, Silver Muse, in early 2017.

Spafinder Wellness, Inc. to Move Global Headquarters to Miami

In a new to market deal, New York based Spafinder Wellness, Inc. ® will move its global headquarters from New York to the Miami market, leasing 10,047 square feet at MetLife’s Wells Fargo Center in downtown Miami.

SPAFINDER-logo-“We looked at a lot of potential spaces but MetLife’s Wells Fargo Center caught our attention immediately.  It has fresh amenities, an ideal location, spectacular views, and it fits the wellness-oriented, high-end partners we represent around the world.  In our search for a downtown location, we just could not pull the trigger–but not with this building. We immediately saw us doing business here,” said Spafinder Chairman Pete Ellis. “The energy in Miami is exactly the kind of vitality we want to foster at Spafinder Wellness. Miami is at the crossroads of the Americas and has been called ‘America’s City of the Future.’ The business climate will be conducive to our continued growth and further our mission to help people–including our staff– live well every day.”

Ellis noted that the driving factors behind the decision include a strong business environment that performs above the national average, a lifestyle that is more conducive to healthy living and easier access to the rapidly expanding Latin American/Caribbean wellness travel market.

“The Spafinder Wellness headquarter relocation to Miami and specifically to Wells Fargo Center is a boon to the city and to our development which continues to attract many of the country’s most prominent companies,” stated Chuck Davis, Director and Head of the MetLife Southeast Regional Office. Wells Fargo Center is one of MetLife’s premier developments and long-term investments.

Spafinder Wellness has a global network of 20,000-plus spas and fitness locations and is the world’s largest media, marketing and gifting company for the wellness industry. The company’s Corporate Wellness 365® division offers incentive products and partnerships that help to foster wellness in the workplace. Spafinder also has offices in London and Toronto.

“We are continuing to see strong interest at Wells Fargo Center from new to market tenants,” stated Brian Gale.  Taylor & Mathis has executed six new leases this year at the building three of which were new to market tenants.  The 47-story tower will soon be home to Spafinder Wellness, Inc., ® Moto Capital, Dentmall of Florida, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage and La Prairie Group.  PwC moved its office from Brickell Avenue earlier this year and leased 43,277 square feet at the downtown tower.

About Spafinder Wellness, Inc.

Spafinder Wellness, Inc.® is the world’s largest media and marketing company for the spa and wellness industry and the leading consumer resource for feeling good and living well all year round. With nearly 30 years of experience as a spa and wellness authority, millions of people find inspiration to keep well every day via the Spafinder Wellness 365® brand, also known for its widely distributed gift cards—available at 70,000-plus retailers worldwide—and its global network of 20,000-plus spas, salons, fitness, yoga and Pilates studios and travel destinations. The company’s Corporate Wellness 365® division offers incentive products and partnerships that help to foster wellness in the workplace. Learn more at spafinder.com, spafinder.co.uk and spafinder.ca.

Thanksgiving Food Drive for Camillus House

FullSizeRenderWells Fargo Center and Taylor & Mathis 
would like to invite all WFC Tenants to participate in our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for Camillus House. All canned and dried goods are appreciated. Please, drop off donations in our Harvest Display located in the lobby by November 14th, 2014 .  We encourage you to join us in our efforts to help our less-fortunate neighbors. Please help us supply food for those in need. We hope that everyone will participate. 

Thank you for your help!

Brian Gale Seeing More New to Market Tenants Today Than in Past 22 Years

Taylor & Mathis has executed four new leases at MetLife’s Wells Fargo Center in downtown Miami two of which were new to market tenants.  The 47-story tower will soon be home to Dentmall of Florida, Moto Capital, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage and La Prairie Group.  The firms have leased 13,402 square feet at the building.  Earlier this year, PwC moved its office from Brickell Avenue and leased 43,277 square feet at the downtown tower.  Brian Gale, Principal and Ryan Holtzman and Andrew Trench, both Leasing Directors with Taylor Mathis, negotiated the leases on behalf of MetLife.

According to Taylor & Mathis Principal Brian Gale, “We are seeing more new to market tenants today than I’ve seen in the 22 years I’ve been leasing space in downtown Miami.”

Dentmall of Florida, Inc. a new to market tenant, leased 4,598 square feet.

Also new to market is Brazilian Hedge Fund Moto Capital who will be opening their first U.S office at Wells Fargo Center Miami.  The company represented by co-broker Tony Jones of Cushman & Wakefield leased 3,500 square feet.

Berkadia Commercial Mortgage represented by co-broker Ryan Levy of Cushman & Wakefield leased 2,667 square feet.

La Prairie Group is upgrading their office space, relocating from New World Tower to 2,637 square feet at Wells Fargo Center. The luxury skincare company was represented by Tony Jones of Cushman & Wakefield.