Commercial Property Spotlight: South City Plaza


Staff report  

Situated in downtown Boca Raton on Federal Highway just south of East Camino Real, South City Plaza is a 177,911 square-foot, four story Class A office building that offers a polished business environment for the modern professional.

Its impressive tenant roster includes Edward Jones, Osborne & Osborne, Pinnacle Advertising, The Altman Companies, Luxe Travel Management and Insight Productions, a growing television production and media company who recently expanded their offices in the building for the second time.

The contemporary design offers an open lobby surrounded by tropical flora and enhanced by sun-filled skylights.

Its premiere location overlooks Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club and is also accessible to Via Mizner, Penn-Florida Companies’ $1 billion, 2 million-square-foot urban resort featuring the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Residences.

“South City Plaza has always attracted some of the most dynamic businesses in Boca Raton. In addition to its prime location, attached parking garage, and the convenience of local management with an onsite property maintenance team, tenants love the amenities including the fitness center, café and community conference room,” said Dyana Kenney, Executive VP and Director of Leasing for Penn-Florida Companies.

Long-time tenant Pinnacle Advertising, a full-service marketing agency, recently relocated its office to another floor. “There was never a doubt that we wanted South City Plaza to remain our home. Our executive team and employees love the building. Plus, it’s a wow-factor when our clients visit. We are proud to continue to grow within this prestigious building,” said Pete Gary, Founder & CEO of Pinnacle Advertising.

Most recently, The Striano Financial Group, the largest financial representative for Northwestern Mutual in Florida, relocated their Boca Raton office to South City Plaza. Through Northwestern Mutual, The Striano Financial Group has over 150 full-time representatives offering life and disability income insurance, long-term care insurance, annuities and investments.

We asked Peter Striano, Managing Partner of Northwestern Mutual’s The Striano Financial Group about the building:

Why did you decide to move to South City Plaza?

It made great sense to move our headquarters to downtown Boca which is bustling with such incredible energy due to all the development and redevelopment. Our proximity to Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club is also very beneficial as its home to many of our clients. Plus, we needed a full-service building that’s available to us 24/7. South City Plaza is the perfect location for us – all around.

What do your employees think of the building?

They love it! Many of our advisors have been taking advantage of the fitness center. Our staff loves being so close to downtown but also appreciates the building’s accessibility from Dixie Highway. I would assume the attached parking garage will also be appreciated as we head into another South Florida summer.

What was the move like?

It was ridiculously smooth and seamless. Penn-Florida made it easy to fully customize our new office to meet our exact specifications and completed the buildout within a very short time frame. We ended up with a first class space we are very proud of and look forward to an eventual expansion.