February 23, 2012

600 Brickell at Brickell World Plaza is adding two compan ies to its tenant roster, including its second financial institution.

New York-based commercial and construction mortgage lender Doral Money Inc. will occupy 20,137 square feet on the 36th floor.

Also schedu led to move in is JAMS, the largest provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, whic h is to open its first resolution center in Miami this April.

JAMS CEO Kim Taylor sa id that unti l now, JAMS "did not have much of a presence in the Southeast. We increased the size of our Atlanta office about two years ago, and Miami was the natural progression."

Specializing in arbitrating multi-party business and commerc ial cases, JAMS will have a group of five arbitrators and mediators, a long with some staff, based in the company's approximately 10,000 square feet at 600 Brickcll, she said.

Tenants that al ready occupy the 40-story office tower include Paris-based international banking organization Credit Agricole Group, law firm De La Pena Group and the Foram Group, the building's developer.

No tenants have yet been announced for the 600,000-square-foot building's retail space on the bottom floor.

The new tenants were announced just weeks after 600 Brickell announced it received ISO 2700I certification, an internationally accepted benchmark for information security. While many companies have achieved the certification, 600 Brickell is the first office building to have achieved the standard.

The building has high levels of wireless connectivity throughout, hidden cameras and a direct line into the Network Access Point of the Americas, commonly known as the NAP, giving tenants access to the Internet backbone throughout underground fiber-optic infrastructure.

The building broke g round in April 2007 and was completed in August 20 11 , with the Foram Group moving in last October and the Credit Agricole Group moving in last November. This is the last of three office buildings to recently open in Miami’s urban core, following 1450 Brickell and the Wells Fargo Center.

600 Brickell lost its original first tenant, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, back in 2009 when the firm reversed plans to move in and leased 80,000 square feet at competing 1450 Brickell months later.
Loretta Cockrum, founder, chairwoman and CEO of Foram, has said that she wanted 600 Brickell to be a building that is relevant not only today but also ten years from now. She also has said she wants the building and its 30,000-square-foot adjacent plaza to be to Miami what the Rockefeller Center is to New York.

By Patricia Hoyos