Kaufman Rossin signs lease for new headquarters

September 25, 2018   |   South Florida Business Journal

Accounting, consulting firm to relocate nearly 300 employees

By Brian Bandell

Accounting and consulting firm Kaufman Rossin will move its headquarters into the new Mary Street office building in Coconut Grove, the company and developer Terra announced.

Kaufman Rossin is currently at 2699 S. Bayshore Drive in Coconut Grove, its home building since 1974. It leased 64,666 square feet in the building under construction at 2850 Oak Ave., which also runs along Mary Street. That will be a 10,000-square-foot expansion for Kaufman Rossin.

The company expects to move nearly 300 employees into the Mary Street building starting June 2020.

“The move to this expanded, innovative space represents new beginnings for Kaufman Rossin while keeping us true to our roots in Coconut Grove,” Kaufman Rossin CEO Blain Heckaman said. “It’s important not only for the growth of our firm, but also for our employees who are the heart of our award-winning corporate culture, and for our clients located in South Florida and beyond. This project is also significant for us on a client relationship level, as Terra has been a firm client for many years.”

Kaufman Russin was ranked the No. 5 Accounting Firm by number of CPAs in the Business Journal’s Book of Lists.

When combined with Terra’s plan to occupy 13,174 square feet of the building that it’s co-developing with Mayfair Advisors, Mary Street’s office space is fully leased.

There will also be 18,000 square feet of retail space. Tenants will include Jaguar Therapeutic, OXXO Cleaners, Elia restaurant, the Workout Spot and a dentist.

Mary Street was designed by Touzet Studio.

“Our team launched Mary Street to complete the vision of a true live-work-play environment in Coconut Grove,” said David Martin, president and co-founder of Terra. “We always believed adding density and improving neighborhood connectivity would appeal to existing Coconut Grove companies, so bringing in Kaufman Rossin as our anchor office tenant is an ideal match.

Tom Capocefalo with Savillis Study represented Kaufman Rossin in the lease deal while Chris Dekker with Mayfair Real Estate Advisors represented the developer.