Press Releases
PARALLEL 2 TOWNHOME COMMUNITY BREAKS GROUND IN DOWNTOWN FORT LAUDERDALE
Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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Macken Companies has broken ground on Parallel 2, the final phase of the Parallel Home Collection, consisting of luxury townhomes at 1305 SE 1st Street in the Colee Hammock neighborhood of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Parallel 2, with two homes available for sale, is currently on the market with prices starting from $939,900.  To celebrate the milestone, Macken Companies released a new lifestyle video showcasing the property and the surrounding area throughout Las Olas and Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Parallel 1 has sold out and is now complete. view the full story


BEACH HOUSE SALES CENTER OPEN IN DOLPHIN ISLES
Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2016 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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Macken Companies is pleased to announce the opening of the onsite sales center for Beach House, a new luxury residential development featuring four two-story single-family homes on the barrier island of Dolphin Isles in Fort Lauderdale. The sales center is located at 3200 NE 26 Street in Fort Lauderdale and is open on Saturdays from 12-4 p.m., Sundays from 1-5 p.m., or by appointment. view the full story


MACKEN COMPANIES HIRES MONTE GREENBERG AS FIRM’S DIRECTOR
Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2016 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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Macken Companies has announced that Monte Greenberg has been brought on as Director for the fully integrated real estate firm in South Florida. In his post, Greenberg is responsible for leading Macken Companies in Its efforts to grow its third party development business and consulting services. view the full story


MACKEN COMPANIES HIRES EZRA SIEGEL AS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2016 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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Macken Companies has announced that Ezra Siegel has been brought on as Development Manager for the fully integrated real estate firm in South Florida.  In his post, Siegel is responsible for the management and oversight of Macken Companies’ real estate development projects including but not limited to Palmetto Gardens Plaza, a retail shopping center in Miami Gardens, Beach House, a residential community in Dolphin Isles and the Parallel Home Collection, a luxury townhome community in Colee Hammock. view the full story


PARALLEL TOWNHOME COMMUNITY DEBUTS NEW MODEL RESIDENCE
Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2016 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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The Parallel Home Collection, located in the Colee Hammock neighborhood of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, is proud to announce that as its first phase, Parallel 1 has sold out and nears completion and its second phase, Parallel 2 has broken ground, the community has debuted a fully furnished model residence with finishes by Marc-Michaels Interiors. view the full story


MACKEN COMPANIES NAMES KATZ & ASSOCIATES AS EXCLUSIVE LEASING AGENT FOR PALMETTO GARDENS PLAZA
Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2016 |VCM Builders NewsRoom

Macken Companies, the South Florida-based development firm launching Palmetto Gardens Plaza in Miami Gardens, has named Katz & Associates exclusive retail leasing agent for the 63,000 square foot shopping center located at 3799 NW 167th St. view the full story


MACKEN COMPANIES ACQUIRES THIRD COLEE HAMMOCK PROPERTY IN FORT LAUDERDALE
Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2016 |VCM Builders NewsRoom

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (February 1, 2016)—Macken Companies has announced that the firm has closed on a vacant 3,500 square-foot lot and adjacent home at 1613 Brickell Drive in the historic Colee Hammock neighborhood of Ft. Lauderdale. Chip Falkanger of Macken represented the buyer, Vermac Properties 1613 Brickell LLC, who paid $1.2 Million in cash. Closing took place view the full story


PALMETTO GARDENS PLAZA ANNOUNCES EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS AS NEWEST TENANT
Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2016 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (February 9, 2016)— Macken Companies has announced that Edible Arrangements has joined the growing list of retail tenants at Palmetto Gardens Plaza. NAMUR Corporation, which owns Edible Arrangements, signed a long-term lease with options to extend. Tim Neal of Neal Realty & Investments represented both the ownership and Edible Arrangements. T-Mobile, Cell Phone Repair, and Lee Nails are among the other tenants at the 63,000 square-foot shopping center anchored by a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Store. Approximately 4,500 square feet of inline space remains available for lease. view the full story


MACKEN COMPANIES OBTAINS $2.2 MILLION CONSTRUCTION LOAN FROM LANDMARK BANK TO DEVELOP BEACH HOUSE
Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2016 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (January 14, 2016)–Macken Companies, a fully integrated real estate firm in South Florida, has secured a $1.575 million construction loan for its latest project: Beach House, a development of four zero lot line single-family homes located on the barrier island in Ft. Lauderdale. The site is located at 2512 and 2516 NE 32nd Avenue and 3200 and 3210 NE 26th St., in Dolphin Isles between A1A and the Intracoastal. Closing took place on December 30, 2015. Peyton Lacaria of Landmark Bank facilitated the transaction. Construction is underway and sales are expected to commence this month. The project will take approximately one year to develop. view the full story


MACKEN COMPANIES CELEBRATES OFFICIAL GROUNDBREAKING ON BEACH HOUSE WITH VIP GUESTS
Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2016 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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VIP guests of Macken Companies gathered at the site of Beach House in Dolphin Isles to celebrate the groundbreaking of this development of four zero lot line single-family homes on the barrier island in Ft. Lauderdale. The project is being constructed by VCM Builders and offered for sale by Macken Realty, both affiliates of Macken Companies, a fully integrated real estate firm in South Florida with several new developments underway around Ft. Lauderdale.

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MACKEN COMPANIES DEBUTS NEWEST FORT LAUDERDALE PROJECTS AT ELEGANT COCKTAIL PARTY AT ITS OWN SHOWPIECE, 440 ROYAL PLAZA DR. Parallel and Beach House now taking reservations
Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2015 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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A sophisticated Las Olas waterfront estate served as the backdrop for Macken Companies latest event; it was also a showcase in itself. The fully integrated real estate firm recently hosted an elegant cocktail party at one of its recently completed $5 Million estate and unveiled three new additional projects: Parallel One and Parallel Two, a collection of contemporarily styled luxury townhomes located in Colee Hammock; and Beach House, four distinctively designed single-family residences on the Barrier island of Dolphin Isles.

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Macken Companies Commences Construction on Parallel 1, New Multifamily Development in Colee Hammock
Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2015 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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Macken Companies has announced that construction is underway at Parallel 1, a new townhome project located at 1307 SE 2nd Ct. located one block from Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Blvd. VCM Builders, an affiliate of Macken Companies, is constructing Parallel and is currently on the second floor. Completion is scheduled for the second quarter of 2016.

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VCM BUILDERS COMMISSONED FOR ANOTHER FORT LAUDERDALE PROJECT
Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2015 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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FORT LAUDERDALE (July 30, 2015)—VCM Builders, one of South Florida’s premier construction companies, has added another custom waterfront project to its growing portfolio of Las Olas area commissions.  The builder is starting construction on a 6,500 square-foot private residence at 301 Seven Isles Drive in Las Olas Isles neighborhood, with all the signature VCM features including state-of-the-art technology and a stunning pool area.

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MACKEN COMPANIES ACQUIRES ANOTHER PIECE OF PRIME FT. LAUDERDALE REAL ESTATE WITH PLANS TO BUILD LUXURY TOWNHOME PROJECT
Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2015 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (May 27, 2015)–Alan S. Macken, principal of namesake Macken Companies, has announced that the fully integrated real estate firm has acquired property at 112 SE 13th Avenue and 1305 SE 1st St. in Colee Hammock, just 3 blocks north of Las Olas, and one block south of Broward Boulevard in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. The property, which encompasses 12,500 square feet, currently includes a two-story four-unit apartment building. The apartment sizes range from 900 square feet and up and the adjacent attached property includes a private pool. Sale price was $775,000; the seller was Colee Landing LLC and the buyer was G&A Strategic 1305 LLC.

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MACKEN COMPANIES BREAKS GROUND ON NEW MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT IN DOWNTOWN FORT LAUDERDALE
Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2015 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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Alan Macken, principal of Macken Companies, has announced that construction has begun on a new townhome project at 1307 SE 2nd Ct. in Fort Lauderdale. The property is located within the Colee Hammock subdivision, one block from Las Olas’ shopping and dining and the city’s business district. Completion is scheduled for second quarter 2016.   The development will comprise 2 two-story single-family attached homes, each spanning almost 3,000 square feet of total space. Each townhome will feature three bedrooms, four full baths, a library, 2-car garage, and private swimming pool. view the full story


MACKEN COMPANIES COMPLETES, OPENS 7-ELEVEN IN RIVIERA BEACH
Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2015 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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MACKEN COMPANIES COMPLETES, OPENS 7-ELEVEN IN RIVIERA BEACH

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RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (April 14, 2015)–Alan S. Macken, principal of Macken Companies, has announced that the 7-Eleven has opened on its site at 7280 N. Military Trail in Riviera Beach. The property, situated on the corner of Blue Heron and Military Trail, underwent a total renovation; construction management/owner’s representation services were provided by VCM Builders, an affiliate of the fully integrated real estate firm, after the former tenant Texaco vacated the premises.

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Macken Companies to Develop Beach House, Single-Family Community on Barrier Island in Ft. Lauderdale
Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2015 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (February 27, 2015)–Alan S. Macken, founder of Macken Companies, a fully integrated real estate firm in South Florida, has announced its latest project: Beach House, a zero lot line single-family development located on the barrier island in Ft. Lauderdale. The site is located at 2512 and 2516 NE 32nd Avenue and 3200 and 3210 NE 26th St., in the neighborhood of Dolphin Isles, just west of A1A, east of the Intracoastal, and south of Oakland Park Blvd. Plans have recently been approved and construction is anticipated to begin. Sales will begin in early spring with pricing starting at $1.1 Million.

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Macken Companies Unveils Newly Completed $5 Million Waterfront Home
Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2015 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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T’was a night to remember when ooohs and aaahs were heard at every turn inside the gorgeous new estate Alan S. Macken of Macken Companies recently completed and unveiled to the public. The waterfront 6,140 square-foot home is located at 440 Royal Plaza Drive, a quiet residential street just off Las Olas, in Ft. Lauderdale. It is one of several multi-million dollar spec residences in downtown Ft. Lauderdale constructed by VCM Builders, a division of Macken Companies.

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Single-Family Spec Home In Ft. Lauderdale Sells For Record-Breaking $3.775 Million
Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2015 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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A brand new waterfront residence at 616 Solar Isle Drive in Fort Lauderdale has sold for $3.775 Million, announced Alan S. Macken, founder of Macken Companies, a full-service real estate organization whose affiliates developed, financed, built, and sold the five-bedroom luxury spec home. The sale represents the highest price per square foot paid on a 75-foot waterfront lot in the area. It is one of several spec homes and new residential projects currently in development by Macken Companies.

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Wal-Mart Neighborhood Store Opens at Palmetto Gardens Plaza
Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2015 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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Palmetto Park, the owner of Palmetto Gardens Plaza has announced that its anchor tenant, the brand new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Store, has opened. Wal-Mart occupies 40,000 of the 63,000 square feet of the shopping center, located at 3799 NW 167th St. in Miami Gardens. Palmetto Gardens Plaza will also feature T-Mobile, Cell Phone Repair, and Lee Nails, among other retailers, when construction on the remaining portion of the plaza is complete by the 3rd quarter of this year.

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VCM Builders Unveils Newly Completed $3 Million Waterfront
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Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2014 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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Alan Macken and Andrew Verzura, principals of VCM Builders, hosted the grand opening of 616 Solar Drive, a newly completed waterfront estate nestled in the gated Riviera Isles subdivision off Las Olas. It is the first of three luxury custom homes they are building on the water in Ft. Lauderdale. It is now on the market, exclusively represented by Macken Realty, an affiliate of Macken Companies.
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Palmetto Gardens Plaza Signs Leases With Three New Tenants
Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2014 |VCM Builders NewsRoom
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Palmetto Park, the owners of Palmetto Gardens Plaza has announced that it has signed three new leases for the seven-acre shopping plaza located at 3799 NW 167th St. in Miami Gardens. T-Mobile and Cell Phone Repair are both national companies; Lee Nails has a number of other locations throughout Florida. Construction on this portion of the plaza is scheduled to be complete by the 3rd quarter of 2015. Construction on the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Store, which will serve as anchor tenant, is underway and will open Q4 2014. view the full story


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