Stiles Mixed-Use Project Will Redefine Gateway to Plantation's Midtown District

Stiles has launched construction of a new mixed-use development with numerous “green” features at the southern gateway to Plantation’s Midtown District – a positive step for Broward’s real estate market.
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March 15, 2012 - PRLog -- Plantation, Fla. -  Stiles has launched construction of a new mixed-use development with numerous “green” features at the southern gateway to Plantation’s Midtown District – a positive step for Broward’s real estate market.  

The Stiles development consists of: a new luxury apartment community -- a joint venture with Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI)– and the adjacent University Shoppes, which Stiles owns and is redeveloping.  Located on a prime site at the northwest quadrant of University Drive and I-595, the residential/retail project will add dimension to the Midtown area’s emerging live-work lifestyle.

Drivers along I-595 can see a sign of economic progress -- Stiles Construction’s crane rising in the air.  Stiles President Doug Eagon estimates an average of 225 construction workers will work at the jobsite each month, with completion of the multi-phase residential and retail project expected in the third quarter of 2013.  

“We foresee continuing, strong demand for amenity-rich rental residences just steps away from shopping, dining, services and entertainment,” said Eagon. “A Stiles partnership acquired the site several years ago, recognizing its potential as a cornerstone location in the City of Plantation’s vision for Midtown.  We’re pleased to partner with PREI on this venture.”  The partnership has obtained $40.6 million in construction financing from PNC Bank.

The residential component, which will be called “One Plantation,” will be a gated apartment community on a 5.5-acre site, with two 12-story towers offering a total of 321 residences.  Stiles Construction is building the residential complex, which is one of Broward County’s first multifamily rental communities designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. There will be one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, as well as a 15,600-square-foot clubhouse and a residential parking garage.

While this will be Stiles’ first “green” multifamily residential development, the Fort Lauderdale-based, full-service real estate company has an ongoing commitment to sustainability in all its projects and every aspect of its operations, Eagon said.  The award-winning firm has been responsible for environmental “firsts” such as creating Broward County’s first LEED Silver-certified multi-tenant office building, and it has developed, constructed or played a key consulting role in 16 South Florida LEED projects.  

“PREI shares our commitment to sustainability for this new community,” Eagon added.  “We’ve incorporated ‘green’ features that will bring residents energy savings, while reducing the community’s operating costs and enhancing the ultimate value of the property.”

Cohen Freedman Encinosa architects designed the multifamily complex with convenient features such as walk-up access to the ground floor units.
Clubhouse amenities include a pool, spa, California kitchen, firepit, children’s tot lot, 4000-square-foot fitness center, and entertainment area with game rooms, movie theater and lounge. The three-story clubhouse’s roof-top sundeck will create an open-air fourth floor.

A four-story parking garage will connect to the clubhouse and serve residents in both tower buildings.  It will feature a roof-top court for tennis and basketball.
The mixed-use development’s commercial component will reconfigure and renovate the existing University Shoppes retail and office center, to create a more appealing customer environment with easier access and improved traffic flow.  Stiles Architectural Group designed the 65,000-square-foot renovation on a 9.5-acre site just north of the new apartment community.

The popular commercial center will remain in operation throughout the phased renovation and reconstruction period, according to Eagon.  Tenants include McDonald’s, which will move to a new building within the center, plus Goodyear, FedEx, and International House of Pancakes (IHOP). Construction of the multi-phase retail renovation is expected to begin later this spring, and Stiles Realty is targeting additional local, regional and national tenants.

About Stiles
Stiles is a full-service commercial real estate firm with a clear mission: Invest, Build and Manage. In addition to development, Stiles services include acquisitions, financing, construction,  design, repositioning, realty, leasing and property management.  Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Stiles also has regional offices in Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Fort Myers and Orlando, Florida. Stiles is responsible for more than 37 million square feet of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use residential projects throughout the southeastern United States. For more information, please visit or call 954-627-9300.

About PREI
PREI is a leader in the global real estate investment management business, offering a broad range of investment vehicles that invest in private and public market opportunities in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Latin America. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., PREI has other offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Lisbon, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo. In addition, the company has representatives in Milan and is establishing a presence in Sydney, pending regulatory approval. As of December 31, 2011, PREI managed approximately $49.1 billion in gross real estate assets ($31.0 billion net) on behalf of more than 490 clients worldwide. For more information, visit
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