BOCA RATON, FL. (July 2, 2019) – Colliers International South Florida is excited to announce that it has brokered a 10,610-square-foot office lease with Nightingale, an RN staffing agency offering the best benefits and pay rates in the healthcare industry, located at 7800 Congress Centre.
Nightingale signed an 89-month lease in excess of $1.4 million. The agency is relocating from 6401 Congress Avenue where it occupied 16,455 square feet of space, which was spread out over 5 separate non-contiguous suites on two floors.
The company's new headquarters is in an upgraded building with impact glass and more efficient space, with lots of windows, lake views, building signage, a generator and covered parking for executives. Colliers International South Florida's Executive Managing Director Bob Schneiderman represented the tenant in the transaction and has served as the exclusive tenant representative for Nightingale for more than 12 years.
"When this space became available, it was an opportunity for Nightingale to relocate into one contiguous suite in a more modern building," said Schneiderman. "There were less than 10 projects with enough in Nightingale's price range and geographic preference in this very tight office market. I understood their requirements and was able to help save them both time and money during the process."
The transaction closed on June 24th. Schneiderman added that with the market tightening, complex deals are taking longer to complete. According to Colliers’ research, the market has experienced a 20 percent decrease in the vacancy rate for Class B office space from the second quarter of 2018 to the second quarter of 2019. Additionally, rental rates for such properties have increased nearly 7 percent over that same time period.
"We are thrilled to be moving to our new home at 7800 Congress Centre," said Mike List, Chief Operating Officer of Nightingale. "Bob Schneiderman from Colliers, who has been our exclusive broker since 2004, provided superb service and achieved excellent results for us in getting our lease transaction finalized."
The new space will allow Nightingale, which has about 50 employees, to expand efficiently and create new jobs over time.