Miramar Park of Commerce and Memorial Healthcare System Strengthen Partnership During Challenging COVID Year
Miramar Park of Commerce donates 50,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space for PPE storage and extra parking for logistics and vaccine roll-out support during the pandemic
Miramar Park of Commerce, the largest locally owned and managed business park in South Florida, donated 50,000 sq. ft. in temporary space and additional parking to Memorial Healthcare System in an effort to help them meet logistical needs experienced during the height of the pandemic and through the vaccine roll-out. The Park has become a prominent hub of healthcare-related companies with Memorial Healthcare most recently renewing its lease for 44,832 sq. ft. of IT flex-office space. That’s part of the more than 200,000 sq. ft. of space Memorial Healthcare leases in the Park.
“As they rolled out the vaccine, Memorial Healthcare required double the amount of parking at its site in the park, which we were able to accommodate,” said Sunbeam Properties Vice President Maridee Bell, who along with Leasing Director Lauren Pace, represents the Park in all leasing transactions. “We were flexible with the parking and were happy to meet additional space requirements for PPE and other supplies at no cost. We always focus on tenant needs, but the pandemic brought it to a new level. We need to help each other during this time. We are all in this together.”
Memorial Healthcare System, one of the largest public healthcare systems in the U.S. and a national leader in quality care and patient, physician and employee satisfaction, has a strong presence in the Park with facilities for administration, training, pharmaceutical, IT and pathology. Excel Construction of South Florida has been the general contractor for all Memorial Healthcare space in the Miramar Park of Commerce.
“Miramar Park of Commerce is a valuable partner to Memorial Healthcare System, offering us the flexibility and space we need to continue to grow our presence,” said David Schlemmer, Vice President of Construction & Property Management, Memorial Healthcare System. “We appreciate how they jumped right in to meet our requests and address concerns as they have arisen, especially with the expansion of many of our services and our staff during COVID-19.”
The system’s major hospitals include Memorial Regional Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital South, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital Miramar. Bob Banks of R.W. Banks Real Estate represented Memorial Healthcare System in the transaction.
In addition to Memorial Healthcare System, other notable healthcare-related tenants in the Miramar Park of Commerce include Humana, Quest Diagnostics, Vitas Healthcare, HCA, Apria Healthcare, TEVA Pharmaceuticals, Codman – a division of Johnson and Johnson and Central Admixture Pharmacy Services – a division of B. Braun and Convey Health Solutions.
“A well-established healthcare hub for more than two decades, the Park has attracted and retains high-profile healthcare and biotech tenants who benefit from our reasonable rates and our central location, which provides them with easy access to Florida’s Turnpike, I-75, I-595 and all South Florida airports and seaports,” noted Bell.