Commercial property spotlight: Penn-Florida Commerce Center

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Staff report

Located just off Clint Moore Road on Rogers Circle is one of Boca Raton’s most unique commercial properties: Penn-Florida Commerce Center. Owned and developed by Boca Raton-based Penn-Florida Companies, this 70,927-square-foot Class A facility combines luxury with flex-warehouse space.

Its tenant roster includes Barrel of Monks Brewery, Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities, Blinc Incorporated, Designer Resource, Dab-O-Matics Holdings, Moraca Builders and Water Conservation Solutions & Management.

“This upscale two-story property offers showroom, warehouse and office space and can accommodate an array of business types. In addition to the serene lakefront view, suites are fully air-conditioned with 24-foot clear height ceilings, plus dock high and grade level doors,” said Dyana Kenney, Executive VP and Director of Leasing for Penn-Florida Companies. “The building is nearly 100 percent leased by a strong, diversified tenant base.”

One of the most notable tenants is the headquarters for the Boca Raton Championship, a nationally televised PGA Tour Champions event held annually in Boca Raton.

“We love what Penn-Florida Commerce Center offers us: office space in the heart of Boca Raton and the warehouse we need to prepare and host a significant world-class golf event. Most importantly, the building that has allowed us to keep growing,” said Eddie Carbone, Tournament Director for the Boca Raton Championship.

You wouldn’t expect to find a brewery in a flex-warehouse building, but Barrel of Monks, a local and nationally respected brewery, got their start at Penn-Florida Commerce Center in 2015. The Belgian-style brewer focuses on quality while combining traditional techniques with modern technology.

We asked Barrel of Monks’ co-founder Keith DeLoach about the center:

Why did you choose the Penn-Florida Commerce Center?

Barrel of Monks was started by a group of friends who lived in Boca and loved Belgian-style beer. We wanted our business to be born in Boca, grow in Boca, and eventually be able to bring more attention to this vibrant community… which I’m proud to say we have done. We knew we needed a location in the center of Boca Raton to accomplish this, so when we discovered Penn-Florida Commerce Center, we recognized that it was going to be our home for a long, long time.

Has the Commerce Center been an advantage for your business?

Many doubted a brewery could be a success in Boca Raton. Not only did we quickly silence the skeptics, we have thrived in this building! There is no doubt our location has played a major role in our success and the open space and high ceilings allows us to have the best in manufacturing equipment. The property also offers easy access for deliveries and pick-ups as well as room for growth. It’s truly the perfect fit for us.

What’s next for Barrel of Monks, besides winning awards and impressing the taste buds of South Florida?

As we continue to grow and get the word out about our incredible beers, we are seriously considering an expansion at Penn-Florida Commerce Center. Penn-Florida Companies offers flexible options that make it easy for tenants like us to renew at the same location, expand and be successful. We are grateful for all the support the community provides and we look forward to being in Boca Raton for generations to come.

For more information on Penn-Florida Commerce Center visit pennflorida.com. For more info on Barrel of Monks visit barrelofmonks.com