The Keyes Company’s Carlos Villanueva Represents Wild Fork Foods in Leases for the Retailer’s First Miami-Dade County Locations

Posted Mar 05, 2019

Broker handles four transactions totaling more than 20,000 square feet in Coral Gables, Pinecrest and Doral

MIAMI, Fla. | March 5, 2019 – The Keyes Company’s Carlos Villanueva successfully represented Wild Fork Foods – one of the world’s largest meat producers – in leases for the retailer’s inaugural Miami-Dade County store locations. Villanueva, who is District Sales Manager of the firm’s Coral Gables office, handled four transactions totaling more than 19,200 square feet in Coral Gables, Pinecrest and Doral.

Wild Fork Foods is known nationally for delivering a farm-to-fork experience through high-quality sourcing of protein, a blast-freezing process and same-day delivery to its store locations.

Villanueva represented the retailer in the following transactions:

-A 5,700-square-foot lease at 1180 S. Dixie Hwy. in Coral Gables. Wild Fork has opened the store, its first official retail location in Miami-Dade

-More than 5,000 square feet in the Suniland Shopping Center at 11325 S. Dixie Hwy. in Pinecrest. The store is under construction and expected to open in the next six months

-A 5,000-square-foot store at Northwest 41st Street and 101st Avenue in Doral, adjacent to LA Fitness. As with Pinecrest, the Doral store is under construction with a projected opening in the next six months

-More than 4,383 square feet at 8601 NW 64th Street in Doral. This location will be used as a test kitchen.=

“I am proud to be the broker who helped launch Wild Fork into the Miami-Dade market,” Villanueva said. “I believe this is a strong business concept that should be extremely popular throughout the county and beyond.”

For Villanueva, the Wild Fork transactions continue the momentum from a busy fourth quarter of 2018. In November, Villanueva completed the $5.6 million sale of a portfolio of 57 rental apartments in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood to a New York investor.

“Carlos and the Keyes Commercial team continue to prove that our firm is a leader across all real estate sectors,” Keyes President and CEO Mike Pappas said. “We congratulate Carlos on these impressive lease transactions on behalf of an exciting new retailer for our local market.”

Keyes Commercial Real Estate produced $322 million in transaction volume in 2018.

Keyes is the largest independently owned real estate firm in Florida and a Top 30-ranked firm in the entire United States, and is extremely active in luxury residential real estate. In 2018, Keyes generated more than $6 billion in real estate services across its Family of Companies.