The Mathis Report: Hakimian to build office, restaurant at Liberty Center

Office investor Ben Hakimian said previously he was negotiating with a national publicly traded upscale restaurant.
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Jun. 15, 2018

Jacksonville-based Hakimian Holdings LLC is closer to adding a restaurant and office building on two outparcels at Liberty Center in the Southpoint area. 

The St. Johns River Water Management District issued a permit for HH Center LLC, led by retail and office investor Ben Hakimian, to develop the two outparcels at 5105 and 5117 Butler Blvd.

Hakimian Holdings owns the six-story, 118,734-square-foot Liberty Center office building at 7077 Bonneval Road. The 7.2-acre site is at Bonneval Road and Butler Boulevard. 

Hakimian Holdings wants to build a 100-seat, 5,625-square-foot restaurant at 5101 Butler Blvd., on the western corner of the site and a 5,600-square-foot urgent care center at 5117 Butler Blvd. on the eastern corner.

He said previously he was negotiating with a national publicly traded upscale restaurant.

Hakimian Holdings bought the property in February 2016 and moved its headquarters there.

Colliers seeks Certificate of Use for new location

Colliers International applied for a Certificate of Use for its Northeast Florida office relocation to the 23-floor SunTrust Tower at 76 S. Laura St., Suite 1500. 

The certificate says it will use almost 8,500 square feet of space.

Colliers International will move from the 17th floor of the 42-story Bank of America Tower at 50 N. Laura St.

Colliers International Northeast Florida Managing Director Christian Oldenburg said the office will end up with an increase of about 1,000 square feet of usable space in the SunTrust Tower.

He said previously that 50 people will make the move, which is expected in August.

Dav-Lin Interior Contractors is building-out the SunTrust Tower space at a construction cost of $392,343.