Just Fresh Comes to Downtown’s Ally Center
Ally Center recently announced Driven Brands signed a lease for the entire 7th floor, and tenants will soon have a new amenity to enjoy. Fast-casual restaurant Just Fresh has signed a lease for 2,025 SF on the ground floor of the building. The restaurant will open in Spring of 2013, around the same time as Romare Bearden Park is scheduled for completion.
Wyndham Capital Mortgage Expands and Renews at Three South Executive Park
Trinity Partners’ Leah Bailey, SIOR, recently renewed and expanded Wyndham Capital Mortgage in SouthPark’s Three South Executive Park. The group expanded by 5,146 SF and now leases a total of 23,690 SF in the building. Ben Speir of Cherry & Associates represented Wyndham Capital in the transaction. The building is currently featuring its top floor available for lease, 16,000 SF of contiguous space in move-in ready condition.
Trinity Partners to Continue Management and Leasing Assignment at LakePointe Corporate Center
Wells Real Estate Investment Trust has sold LakePointe Corporate Center 3 and 5 to Starwood Capital Group, and Trinity Partners will continue leasing and managing the assets. Trinity Partners has leased and managed the assets since April 2009. Both buildings are currently 100% occupied.
Director of Operations Jay Coombs Awarded Energy Management Certification
Jay Coombs (CEM, LEED AP), has achieved Energy Management Certification from the Association of Energy Engineers after meeting a strict set of requirements that included requisite field experience, prior educational achievements, and a CEM exam. As Trinity Partners’ Director of Operations, Jay works with the firm’s portfolio to manage and enhance sustainable energy practices. Jay has been with Trinity Partners for over 10 years.
Partner Terry Brennan Awarded the 2012 NAIOP Award of Excellence
Each year NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) honors a recipient for their contributions to the commercial real estate industry and the community at large. Outgoing 2012 Chapter President, Charles Jonas, said Brennan received an overwhelming number of votes.
"Terry is a quiet, lead-by-example type of leader, and an active participant in providing education to our elected officials about industry issues. He works to create positive solution-based answers," Jonas said. "His thoughtful approach has led to a respectful appreciation and understanding of our industry issues."
Terry served as NAIOP’s President in 2010 and continues to serve on their Board of Advisors. Terry leads Trinity Partners’ Industrial Property Services group, and has been with the firm for over 14 years.
2120 Gateway Blvd Sells to Garmon & Company for $925,000
Trinity Partners’ William Maxwell recently represented Germany’s Interfinance Investment Company in the sale of 2120 Gateway Boulevard to Charlotte-based Garmon & Company, a commercial flooring contractor. The 22,095 SF industrial facility is located just off of the I-85 Service Road, and was formerly home to PAM Fastening Technology, whom Trinity Partners helped relocate after they outgrew the building.
January 11, 2013 – New York, NY – CohnReznick LLP, the 11th largest accounting, tax, and advisory firm in the United States, announced the election of three new partners and three new principals this past Fall.
Mike Celkis, CPA, is a partner with the Firm’s Tax Practice in Austin, TX. Mike is responsible for providing domestic tax, financial accounting, and tax consulting services to individuals, corporations, and partnerships in a variety of industries. Mike has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Master’s degree in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University.
Michael Harlow, CPA, is a partner with CohnReznick based in the Bethesda, MD office, who specializes in serving private enterprises. Michael has more than ten years of experience in public accounting, serving clients in attestation, accounting, and tax advisory roles, as well as extensive experience across multiple real estate related industries, including homebuilding, land development, residential management, commercial management, and land engineering. Michael received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master’s in Accounting from North Carolina State University.
Cristi Lewis, CPA, is a partner in the Audit and Assurance Practice of CohnReznick’s Charlotte, NC office, and is a member of the Firm’s Construction Industry Practice. She has more than 15 years of public accounting experience and her industry expertise includes construction contractors, commercial real estate, residential multifamily housing, and governmental agencies. She has her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Patricia McGarr, MAI, CRE, FRICS, CRA, joined CohnReznick Advisory Group (“CRAG”) in January 2012 and leads the efforts of CRAG’s valuation advisory services to the commercial real estate industry. A principal based in the Firm’sChicago, IL office, she is a seasoned valuation professional and widely recognized for her knowledge as a real estate litigation consultant. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies from North Park University, and is a State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, Texas, the District of Columbia, New Jersey, and California.
Nick Ratti is a principal in CohnReznick’s Boston, MA office, specializing in tax incented real estate transactions. He develops and evaluates transaction structures, provides tax compliance advice, evaluates tax credit recapture or tax-loss reallocation issues and provides syndication advisory services. Nick has experience structuring a wide range of low-income housing, historic, and new market tax credit transactions. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from Providence College.
Brett Weal is a principal in the Firm’s Commercial Real Estate and Renewable Energy Industry Practices in Atlanta, GA. During his time at CohnReznick, Brett has helped to negotiate more than one billion dollars worth of equity for tax credit transactions. His clients include major publicly-held Fortune 500 companies, non-profit housing organizations, and experienced real estate and renewable energy developers across the United States. Brett received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Emory University.
With origins dating back to 1919, CohnReznick LLP is currently the 11th largest accounting, tax and advisory firm in the United States, combining the resources and technical expertise of a national firm with the hands-on, entrepreneurial approach that today's dynamic business environment demands. The firm was formed out of the combination of J.H. Cohn and Reznick Group in October 2012. CohnReznick serves a large number of diverse industries and offers specialized services for Fortune 1000 companies, owner-managed firms, international enterprises, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and other key market sectors.
Headquartered in New York, NY, CohnReznick serves its clients with more than 280 partners, 2,000 employees and 25 offices nationwide. The firm is a member of Nexia International, a global network of independent accountancy, tax, and business advisors. For more information, visit www.cohnreznick.com
The scholarships, which each have a value in excess of $20,000 over the course of the program, are named in honor of three real estate industry leaders with close ties to the university: