Miami Herald Signs Lease for New 158,000-square-foot Headquarters

By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor The Miami Herald Media Company has found a new place to call home: the former U.S. Southern Command headquarters in the heart of Doral. The Herald has signed a lease for the entire 158,265-square-foot building while [...]

The Miami Herald Media Company has found a new place to call home: the former U.S. Southern Command headquarters in the heart of Doral. The Herald has signed a lease for the entire 158,265-square-foot building while also acquiring an adjacent six-acre site directly to the building’s east, which will house the company’s 119,000-square-foot production building.

The Westpointe Business Park, located at 3511 NW 91st Avenue, offers direct access to Miami International Airport, Florida’s Turnpike, the Palmetto Expressway and the Dolphin Expressway. Given its history as the former home of U.S. Southern Command, the property is equipped with a number of design and construction features that will enhance productivity and ensure operations continue under any circumstance. These include backup generators, high-impact bullet-proof glass and an uninterrupted power supply system. The building offers ample on-site parking for employees and visitors.

The Miami Herald Media Company was represented by Blanca Commercial Real Estate President and CEO Tere Blanca, Vice Chairman Hank Klein and Executive Vice Presidents Danet Linares and David Valdez.

“After surveying the market and determining the factors of greatest importance to the Miami Herald Media Company, it soon became clear that Westpointe Business Park offered the perfect mix of functionality, flexibility and access,” said Blanca Commercial Real Estate’s Tere Blanca. “The project’s setting in the fast-growing Doral business district and close proximity to South Florida’s major expressways will enable the Miami Herald Media Company to continue to advance its mission as South Florida’s largest news source.”

The Miami Herald Media Company will remain in place at its current home in downtown Miami through May 24, 2013. After the relocation, the property will be renamed after its new tenant and will bear the name One Herald Plaza at Westpointe Business Park.

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