Cushman & Wakefield Secures Top-of-Building Signage for Marksman Security and Outer Reef Yachts in Fort Lauderdale

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Jeff Holding, A.J. Belt and Christina Stine Procured Major Building Signage for Both Clients While Negotiating Headquarters Relocation Leases

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, January 12, 2018Cushman & Wakefield announced today that it has negotiated headquarters relocation leases and top-of-building signage for Marksman Security and Outer Reef Yachts in uptown Fort Lauderdale.

The office leasing team of Executive Director Jeff Holding, Senior Director A.J. Belt and Associate Christina Stine negotiated the in-market relocation leases, totaling 12,927 square feet, while also procuring top-of-building signage for both tenants.

“We continue to see significant interest in the uptown Fort Lauderdale market. Users value the relative ease of access and operational efficiencies available there while remaining proximate to the thriving CBD,” said Belt. “For Marksman Security and Outer Reef Yachts, this was a wonderful opportunity for both to improve their visibility in the Fort Lauderdale market.”

Details of the leases can be found below:

Marksman Security

Holding, Belt and Stine secured a 9,527-square-foot headquarters relocation and expansion lease with Marksman Security in Commercial Place I at 3230 West Commercial Boulevard.

Marksman Security, is a Fort Lauderdale-based private security firm specializing in customized commercial and residential security services. The company has offices in Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas.

Marksman Security relocated from Spectrum Office Park and nearly doubled its original footprint of ±5,000 square feet. The company is expected to move 35 employees into the new space in March 2018.

“Due to Marksman Security’s exponential growth, it was crucial for their new corporate headquarters to serve as a flagship office reflecting the same best-in-class services they provide to their clients throughout the country,” said Belt. “While reviewing viable relocation options throughout Fort Lauderdale’s uptown business district, our team was able to provide Marksman three viable office solutions that all offered major building signage. Ultimately, Commercial Place proved to be their top choice.”

JLL’s Sandra Andersen represented the landlord, Brookwood Financial Partners, in the lease negotiations.

Outer Reef Yachts

The Cushman & Wakefield team also negotiated a 3,400-square-foot headquarters relocation lease on behalf of Outer Reef Yachts at 2601 East Oakland Park Boulevard.

Outer Reef Yachts is a global company based in Fort Lauderdale specializing in the manufacture, sale and maintenance of long-range motor yachts. The company has sales and service locations in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Oceania.

Outer Reef Yachts houses 10 management, sales, marketing, administration and support employees in the new headquarters space. The company was previously located in the Portside Yachting Center at 1850 SE 17th Street.

“Outer Reef Yachts enjoyed building signage at the County-owned Portside Yachting Center on 17th Street Causeway since the building’s inception. With the pending demolition of Portside to allow for the planned expansion of the Convention Center and adjacent hotel, Outer Reef desired the option of building signage for their new office in east Fort Lauderdale. This is a needle in the haystack for a 3,000-square-foot office user,” explained Belt. “Nevertheless, we were able to identify 2601 East Oakland Boulevard as a possibility, and after completing desirable lease negotiations for one-half of the penthouse floor, our client now retains rights to building-top signage.”

Keith Graves of Berger Commercial represented the landlord, 2601 M L Fund, LLC, in the lease negotiations.

About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm with 45,000 employees in more than 70 countries helping occupiers and investors optimize the value of their real estate. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenue of $6 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (C&W Services), global occupier services, investment & asset management (DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation, and valuation & advisory. To learn more, visit or follow @CushWake on Twitter.

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