Executive brings substantial experience sourcing large-scale development opportunities to premier developer

 

MIAMI, FL – Sept. 16, 2022 – Leading developer EDEN Multifamily, the joint venture formed by Jay Jacobson and Jay Massirman, made a key new hire with the arrival of Tyler Heckaman as Director of Land Acquisition. Based in Miami, Heckaman is responsible for sourcing new acquisition opportunities and supporting EDEN’s entitlement, market analysis, underwriting and operations.

EDEN focuses on developing and delivering innovative, industry leading multifamily communities that serve a wide range of economic sectors. It is in the midst of a major national expansion.

“Tyler is a talented and experienced real estate professional who is quite familiar with EDEN’s mission,” EDEN President Jay Jacobson said. “He will be instrumental in identifying and securing the right sites for us to meet the intense demand for new multifamily product across many high-growth markets.”

Heckaman has deep ties to Massirman’s Rivergate family of companies.

The Miami native was previously Senior Vice President – Head of Acquisitions for the former MCSS Development and Investment LLC (now known as Basis Industrial). He started with MCSS as an acquisitions associate in January 2017 before earning a promotion to Vice President of Development two years later. In March 2022, he was promoted again to his most recent role.

A Florida State University graduate, Heckaman earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He also served as an intern within Rivergate.

“I am thrilled to enter the next chapter of my career by joining EDEN,” Heckaman said. “The timing could not be better, as EDEN is poised for significant growth throughout Florida and beyond.”

Heckaman’s arrival comes as EDEN advances its expansion plans. The company just announced the opening of a new regional office in the Charlotte area to serve key Southeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S. markets. EDEN tapped seasoned industry executive Scott Phillips to lead the effort.

EDEN’s existing pipeline of 2022 construction starts totals more than $750 million and is expected to exceed $1.2 billion by mid-2023, reflecting scheduled groundbreakings of surface-parked, mid-rise and high-rise communities during that timeframe.

In May 2022, EDEN announced a new joint venture with Sterling Equities, a major real estate investment, management and development company. Sterling has developed or invested in more than 65,000 residential units over the past half-century. The partnership enhances EDEN’s ability to expand its successful platform across its current markets and select new markets.

EDEN is actively seeking new development sites between throughout its target markets. Suitable land or redevelopment sites range from one acre for high-rise projects to three-to-five acres for mid-rise projects and five-to-15 acres for garden-style apartments with surface parking. For direct inquiries, contact Heckaman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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About EDEN Multifamily: A joint venture formed by real estate industry veterans Jay Massirman and Jay Jacobson, EDEN Multifamily brings more than 70 years of experience and a rich history of identifying and developing successful residential projects. Eden Multifamily recently entered into a strategic partnership with Sterling Equities. Sterling is a New York-based real estate and media investment company that through the past 70 years has developed and invested in thousands of multifamily units, millions of square feet of commercial and industrial properties as well as sports teams and sports media. EDEN seeks out multifamily development opportunities in neighborhoods that are underserved and overlooked, specializing in boutique infill projects. Eden Multifamily is currently developing over 1,130 units throughout central and South Florida. For more information, visit www.edenmultifamily.com.

Seasoned executive to oversee Florida-based developer’s expansion across Southeast, Mid-Atlantic states

 

CHARLOTTE, NC – Sept. 6, 2022 – Leading developer EDEN Multifamily is poised for significant expansion across key Southeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S. markets. The Florida-based developer just opened a new regional office in the Charlotte area and tapped seasoned industry executive Scott Phillips to lead the effort.

Phillips, EDEN’s new Senior Vice President – Mid-Atlantic Development, brings more than three decades of commercial real estate and banking experience to the company. He plans to build a team in the coming months as EDEN advances projects in select markets across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia.

EDEN focuses on developing and delivering innovative, industry leading multifamily communities that serve a wide range of economic sectors. Its new office is located at 52A Ervin St. in Belmont, North Carolina – just west of Charlotte.

“Scott is the ideal person to oversee our substantial growth plans in a thoughtful fashion,” EDEN President Jay Jacobson said. “His vast experience transcends all aspects of real estate acquisitions, development, underwriting, financing and beyond. We are excited to welcome him to the EDEN family.”

Prior to joining EDEN, Phillips spent 27 years with Bank of America, ascending to a leadership role with the bank’s East Region executive team catering to commercial real estate companies with traditional bank products including debt, cash management, IRP (Interest Rate Parity) and FX (Foreign Exchange) services. He also served as Senior Vice President for Acquisitions and Development with Charlotte-based Lat Purser & Associates and was a real estate broker.

Phillips earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He is actively involved in numerous commercial real estate organizations, including NAIOP, where he was a past Chairman, ULI and ICSC.

“Jay Jacobson and Jay Massirman have truly built something special with EDEN Multifamily,” Phillips said. “I am excited to have the opportunity to play a pivotal role in the continued expansion of the company. I look forward to leveraging my experience and relationships to accelerate EDEN’s ambitious growth plans.”

Massirman also co-founded Charlotte-based RKW Residential, one of the fastest-growing multifamily management firms in the nation. RKW oversees leasing and management of many of EDEN’s communities.

EDEN’s existing pipeline of 2022 construction starts totals more than $750 million and is expected to exceed $1.2 billion by mid-2023, reflecting scheduled groundbreakings of surface-parked, mid-rise and high-rise communities during that timeframe.

In May 2022, EDEN announced a new joint venture with Sterling Equities, a major real estate investment, management and development company. Sterling has developed or invested in more than 65,000 residential units over the past half-century. The partnership enhances EDEN’s ability to expand its successful platform across its current markets and select new markets.

 

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About EDEN Multifamily: A joint venture formed by real estate industry veterans Jay Massirman and Jay Jacobson, EDEN Multifamily brings more than 70 years of experience and a rich history of identifying and developing successful residential projects. EDEN seeks out multifamily development opportunities in neighborhoods that are underserved and overlooked, specializing in boutique infill projects. Eden Multifamily is currently developing over 1,130 units throughout central and South Florida. For more information, visit www.edenmultifamily.com.

MIAMI – (August 3, 2022) – ANF Group, Inc., a full-service construction firm providing construction management, general contracting, development, and design-build services, has announced the topping out of EDEN West, a 212-unit garden-style multifamily development in the City of Tamarac, FL.

The topping out represents a milestone in the construction process for the apartment community, which includes two 4-story buildings offering Class A apartment units. Amenities to include a saltwater pool, a fitness center, a clubhouse, a dog park, a grilling area, and over 360 parking spaces. Located on the northeast corner of W McNab Road and Pine Island Road, EDEN West has excellent proximity to the Sawgrass Expressway and the Florida Turnpike.

“We are excited to reach this construction milestone in topping out on this project as our team has worked steadily to reach this landmark,” said Al Fernandez, president of ANF Group.  “We are grateful for partnering with EDEN Multifamily and Cypress Equity Investments on this development and look forward to completing this project as demand for apartments continues to be on the rise.”

Developed by EDEN Multifamily industry veterans Jay Jacobson and Jay Massirman and Cypress Equity Investments, EDEN West apartments are expected to be completed in Q4 of 2022.  In addition to EDEN West, ANF has other apartment communities under construction in the South Florida area including Madison Point Apartments in Naranja and Natura Gardens in northwest Miami-Dade County, The Legacy at Tamarac and Vista Verde at Sunrise.

Founded in 1981, ANF Group is a family-owned and operated business led by Alberto Fernandez, Jr., Nelson Fernandez, and Alberto Gil. While continuing to maintain its healthcare-sector focus, the firm continues to expand into multifamily, residential, and industrial spaces.

Since 1981 ANF Group, Inc. has been providing quality preconstruction, construction management, general contracting, development, and design-build services to the South Florida Market.  ANF is an industry leader in commercial, multi-family, and education construction, and has played a vital role in the highly specialized niche of healthcare construction with expertise working on active campuses, laboratories, and research facilities.  With more than 40 years in the construction industry, ANF is a family-owned and operated business whose expertise, professionalism, and meticulous work ethic have made them one of South Florida's most respected construction firms. For more information visit www.anfgroup.com.

 

 

Partnership with renowned New York-based real estate company enables Miami-based developer to significantly expand project and investment pipeline

 

MIAMI, FL – Leading developer EDEN Multifamily has formed a joint venture with Sterling Equities, a major real estate investment, management and development company. The new partnership positions EDEN, founded by industry veterans Jay Jacobson and Jay Massirman, to expand its multifamily development and investment platform throughout the Southeast U.S.

The partnership enhances EDEN’s ability to expand its successful platform across its current markets, with future expansion plans throughout select U.S. markets.

Headquartered in Miami with a regional office set to open in Charlotte, EDEN focuses on developing and delivering innovative, industry leading multifamily communities that serve a wide range of economic sectors.

Sterling Equities is the vertically integrated real estate investment, management and development company of the New York-based Katz & Wilpon families. The company focuses on investments and ventures throughout major urban markets in the U.S. that include residential, commercial and industrial properties, along with strategic investments in sports and media related ventures, including the New York Mets, SportsNet New York, Esports and various real estate-focused equity and VC funds.

“This exciting partnership with Sterling Equities will allow EDEN to continue our unparalleled growth in a thoughtful fashion, drawing upon Sterling’s 60-year history of investing in – and developing – residential, commercial and industrial properties throughout the country,” Jacobson said. “The partnership will utilize Sterling’s extraordinary financial strength, investment experience and knowledge.”

EDEN’s existing pipeline of 2022 construction starts totals more than $750 million and is expected to exceed $1.2 billion by mid-2023, reflecting scheduled groundbreakings of surface-parked, mid-rise and high-rise communities during that timeframe.

“Partnering with Sterling Equities is a pivotal endorsement of everything Jay and I have worked on over the last seven years,” Massirman said. “It also puts us in position to address the glaring need for multifamily housing solutions in high-growth markets at an even greater scale.”

Sterling Equities has developed or invested in more than 65,000 residential units over the past half-century. The company is actively acquiring and developing multifamily communities, including in South Florida where it recently purchased Solmar on Sixth in Fort Lauderdale, 1333 South Ocean in Pompano Beach and Midtown Five in Miami.

“This partnership is the product of a long-term relationship with Jay Jacobson and Jay Massirman and our respect for their impeccable track record,” Sterling Equities Partner Todd Katz said. “Our multifamily investment thesis matches up seamlessly with EDEN’s. We are excited to leverage our integrated platform and relationships for the benefit of this new partnership.”

 

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About EDEN Multifamily: A joint venture formed by real estate industry veterans Jay Massirman and Jay Jacobson, EDEN Multifamily brings more than 70 years of experience and a rich history of identifying and developing successful residential projects. EDEN seeks out multifamily development opportunities in neighborhoods that are underserved and overlooked, specializing in boutique infill projects. Eden Multifamily is currently developing over 1,130 units throughout central and South Florida. For more information, visit www.edenmultifamily.com.

 

About Sterling Equities: Sterling Equities is a fully integrated real estate operating company with a long track record of creating value. Since 1972, Sterling Equities has successfully performed every role in the real estate value chain: developer, owner, investor, construction manager, advisor, borrower, joint-venture partner and fund operator. This broad diversity of experience has enabled Sterling Equities to build specialized, yet complementary, skill sets that make the entire organization more effective. Sterling Equities, directly and through its investment funds, has acquired, developed or co-developed approximately 35.2 million square feet of real estate. For more information, visit www.sterlingequities.com.

Joint venture between EDEN Multifamily and Cypress Equity Investments obtains construction financing for 212-unit multifamily development in growing South Florida MSA

 

TAMARAC, FL – April 6, 2021 – CE Development Partners, a joint venture between leading developers EDEN Multifamily and Cypress Equity Investments (CEI), started construction on EDEN West in Tamarac, Florida. The 212-unit Class A project fills a void for brand-new, garden-style apartment product in the growing South Florida submarket.

 

The venture obtained a $23.66 million senior construction loan from Wells Fargo for the project on April 2, 2021.

 

EDEN West is being constructed on 6.22 acres at West McNab and North Pine Island roads.

 

“Our venture was attracted to this development opportunity because of the site’s excellent proximity to major transportation corridors, significant retail and tens of thousands of job opportunities,” EDEN President Jay Jacobson said. “We look forward to delivering new Class A apartment product to the growing City of Tamarac.”

 

Michael Sorochinsky, CEO of Cypress Equity Investments, added, “Lower density surface parked opportunities are extremely rare in Broward County. In fact, this community is being developed on the site of an empty dilapidated retail center and commercial building.”

 

MSA Architects is EDEN West’s architect. ANF Group is the general contractor for the project.

 

CE Development expects to complete construction during the third quarter of 2022.

 

EDEN West will offer a mix of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 598 to 1,388 square feet in a pair of 4-story buildings. Interior unit features include white quartz countertops in kitchens and bedrooms; GE stainless steel energy star appliances; floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors; energy efficient full-size washer and dryer; wood-style plank flooring throughout kitchens and living rooms; and private balconies.

 

The project also will have a centrally located clubhouse with a 24-hour fitness center that accommodates Fitness on Demand™ streaming; yoga/group exercise studio; club room and lounge with televisions and a coffee bar; executive e-lounge; conference room; heated saltwater pool; sundeck courtyard with shaded cabanas; and a veranda featuring an outdoor kitchen and gas barbecue grills. Other amenities include electric car charging stations and a community dog spa.

 

EDEN West’s site is within four miles of major area employers such as Magic Leap, Convergys, KSM Electronics, University Hospital & Medical Center and City Furniture. There is nearly 38 million square feet of office space within a 20-mile drive of the site. The broader MSA has a 95% apartment occupancy rate and a consistently growing population.

 

Formed in 2015, EDEN Multifamily’s principals have a history of having developed more than 24,000 apartment units and through affiliated multifamily management firm RKW Residential manages nearly 25,000 units spanning six states. In Central Florida’s Port Orange, EDEN recently began construction on the 288-unit EDEN Crystal Lake. It previously developed the transformative Lazul North Miami Beach apartment community in the city’s Town Center district and along with CEI is in a venture with Lincoln Property Company on the 32 story Eden Las Olas tower in downtown Ft Lauderdale.

 

CEI was formed by Michael Sorochinsky in 2001 and since inception has executed ground-up and value-add real estate projects in all asset class, with a primary focus on multifamily. To date, CEI has developed and invested in projects consisting of more than 12,000 units in top U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Portland, Phoenix and Las Vegas.

 

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About CE Development Partners: A joint venture formed by EDEN Multifamily and Cypress Equity Investments to develop multifamily projects throughout the southeast U.S. CE Development Partners will be seeking opportunities in both urban and close-in suburban locations.

 

About EDEN Multifamily: A joint venture formed by real estate industry veterans Jay Massirman and Jay Jacobson, EDEN Multifamily brings more than 70 years of experience and a rich history of identifying and developing successful residential projects. EDEN seeks out multifamily development opportunities in neighborhoods that are underserved and overlooked, specializing in boutique infill projects. Eden Multifamily is currently developing over 950 units throughout central and South Florida. For more information, visit www.edenmultifamily.com.

 

About Cypress Equity Investments: Operating since 2001, Cypress Equity Investments (CEI) is a real estate investment company comprised of professionals who have been executing real estate investment strategies for the past three decades. Since its inception, CEI has been spearheading ground-up and value-add real estate projects in all asset classes, with a specialty in multifamily. The company continues to execute its Class A development and acquisition strategies in top-tier urban markets throughout the U.S. For more information, visit www.cypressequity.com.

Developer obtains construction financing for 288-unit EDEN Crystal Lake project in rapidly growing city

 

MIAMI and PORT ORANGE, FL – March 11, 2021 – Leading developer EDEN Multifamily, founded by industry veterans Jay Massirman and Jay Jacobson, started construction on EDEN Crystal Lake in Port Orange – a growing city near Daytona Beach. EDEN is building 288 Class A, garden-style apartments in the burgeoning suburban area.

 

EDEN secured $45.33 million in construction financing from private real estate lender Trez Capital for the project. The transaction closed on March 5, 2021.

 

Located on 19.5 acres at 1270 Reed Canal Road, EDEN Crystal Lake will have a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments with 9-foot ceiling heights, granite countertops, high-end appliances, walk-in closets and balconies/patios in three-story buildings. Planned amenities include a clubhouse, resort-style pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, lakefront boardwalk, dog park with a grooming station, expansive lawn areas and detached garages.

 

The EDEN Crystal Lake site is located within four miles of the pristine beaches of Daytona Beach, the Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach International Airport and LPGA headquarters. It is also near the I-95 and I-4 highways, major retail and dining, three post-secondary educational institutions and more than 72,000 healthcare industry employees. The nearby Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the No. 1 aeronautical engineering school in the world and the nation’s top aviation school.

 

Construction of EDEN Crystal Lake is scheduled for completion in mid-2022.

 

“Port Orange and the Daytona MSA fit perfectly with our broader strategy to target fast-growing employment centers that are underserved when it comes to Class A apartment options,” Jacobson said. “It is emerging as a convenient alternative to more dense and overpopulated Florida markets with an unparalleled quality of life.”

 

The Daytona MSA is projected to experience $3.96 billion in economic growth between 2020 and 2025, with a forecast of more than 39,400 new residents and 25,130 new jobs created.

 

IP Investment Management is an equity partner in EDEN Crystal Lake. The privately held real estate investment company is based in Singapore, with an expanding portfolio of U.S. multifamily assets.

 

MSA Architects is EDEN Crystal Lake’s architect. Summit Contracting Group is the general contractor for the project.

 

Cushman & Wakefield arranged the construction financing on behalf of EDEN.

 

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About EDEN Multifamily: A joint venture formed by real estate industry veterans Jay Massirman and Jay Jacobson, EDEN Multifamily brings more than 70 years of experience and a rich history of identifying and developing successful residential projects. EDEN seeks out multifamily development opportunities in neighborhoods that are underserved and overlooked, specializing in boutique infill projects. Eden Multifamily is currently developing over 750 units throughout central and South Florida. For more information, visit www.edenmultifamily.com.

 

About IP Investment Management: IP Investment Management ('IPIM') is a real estate investment manager focused on delivering returns for investors through its value-add and opportunistic private equity real estate funds. The Company sources investments in developed markets (UK, Europe, US, Australia) with a strong focus in student accommodation, PRS/multifamily, and hospitality. IP Investment Management (HK) Ltd is licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission for Type 4 (Advising on Securities) and 9 regulated activity (Asset Management) and its investments are only available to Professional Investors.IP Investment Management Pte. Ltd. is a Licensed Fund Management Company, holding a Capital Markets Service licence in fund management issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and its investments are only available to Accredited Investors. For more information, visit www.ip-im.com/.

 

About Trez Capital: Founded in 1997, Trez Capital is a diversified real estate investment firm and preeminent provider of commercial real estate debt financing solutions in Canada and the United States. Trez Capital offers private and institutional investors strategies to invest in a variety of opportunistic, fully secured, high-yield mortgage investment funds, and provides property developers and owners with quick approvals on flexible short- to mid-term financing.

With offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Dallas, Palm Beach, New York and Montreal, Trez Capital has over $4.1 billion in assets under management and has funded over 1,500 transactions totaling more than $12 billion since inception. For more information, visit www.trezcapital.com.

 

About Summit Contracting Group: Since its founding, Summit has built over 100,000 multifamily units across the nation. Its vast experience and success is about more than just production. It’s about a commitment to excellence, unparalleled customer service and no-nonsense approach to its work. Marc Padgett leads Summit as President, and his years of experience at each level of construction management have shaped his expertise. Summit’s project teams are also led by Division Managers that represent the best multifamily professionals the industry has to offer. For more information, visit www.summit-contracting.com.

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