RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE
The Top Dealmaker is Avery Klann
The Apartment Realty Advisors broker understood the importance of time when a troubled Miami condo converter recruited him to sell. Nearly 45 days later, the $37 million purchase closed at a time when deals were taking at least 60 days to close.
RETAIL REAL ESTATE
The Top Dealmakers in retail are: Casey Rosen and Dennis Carson
The CBRE brokers worked together to broker the sale of a shopping center called Jefferson Commons in Newport News, Virginia. The $78 million sale was ranked ninth-largest nationwide among sales of strip shopping centers last year.
INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE
The Top Dealmakers are: Steve Medwin and Harry Wardell
Representing the potential buyer of a $24 million warehouse in the Flagler Station business park in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Steve Medwin had to outbid several aggressive institutional clients to land the building. Medwin, senior vice president of Lincoln Property Co. of Florida in
REAL ESTATE –LAND
The Top Dealmakers are: Brad Capas and Rosendo Caveiro
Almost as soon as their client signed a contract to sell a former mobile-home park to an apartment developer, Brad Capas and Rosendo Caveiro watched capital markets sour on funding for multifamily developments.
DISTRESSED REAL ESTATE
The Top Dealmaker is: Andrew Hellinger
Lawyer-businessman Andy Hellinger completed the largest land deals of his life in 2008, selling heavily financed
OFFICE REAL ESTATE
The Top Dealmakers are: Kevin Cowan, Florentino Gonzalez and Roland Gallor
The lawyers handled a $485 million acquisition of 14 office buildings. They negotiated purchase contracts with 14 different sellers, which directly or indirectly were all owned by parent companies publicly traded in the United States but in liquidation in Australia.
The Top Dealmaker is: Douglas Campbell
When Shook Hardy & Bacon renewed its office lease at the Miami Center, it saved millions of dollars in rent and helped preserve the value of the building for its owner.
REAL ESTATE FINANCE
The Top Dealmakers are: Mel Roth, Jay Steinman, Ralph Moreno
As the credit markets were going into a deep freeze, Mortgage broker Mel Roth landed $250 million in fianance for Met 2. Steinman and Moreno represented several of the lenders in the deal.
The Top Dealmakers are: Albert A. del Castillo and Lori Smith-Lalla
Albert del Castillo guided a $1.75 billion debt securities offering by state-run Citizens Property Insurance at the start of last year’s hurricane season despite cloudy market conditions. Del Castillo, a partner in the Miami office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, led a team of attorneys that included partner Lori Smith-Lalla.
The Top Dealmakers are: Alcides Avila and Asnardo Garro
Keeping a secret of Spanish bank Caja Madrid’s plan to buy a $927 million majority stake in Miami-based City National Bank of Florida was one of the biggest challenges faced by the partners at Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri, while representing the buyer, which acquired an 83 percent stake in the bank.
The Top Dealmaker is: Carlos Viana
Carlos and his team represented mobile phone company Telefoncia Moviles Colombia in securing $600 million in financing from the Inter-American Development Bank and a group of commercial banks.
The Top Dealmaker in corporate is: Jonathan Awner
The Akerman Senterfitt shareholder shepherded through the $4.5 billion merger of Fort Lauderdale-based Republic Services and Phoenix-based Allied Waste Industries.
The Top Dealmaker is: Mark Bagnall
The White & Case partner proved adept at juggling the interests of Credit Suisse Securities and 17 other underwriters in a $12.2 billion global public offering of common and preferred stock of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, one of the world’s largest mining companies.