Barker Pacific Group

Cypress Financial Center - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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205,000 square-foot, 11-story office building with 778-space, six-level parking garage

Challenge / Description

This was a ground-up project, acquired in a market with minimal demand for leased office space and a very low absorption ratio. The absence of pre-leasing agreements – key to retaining development rights and a purchase option for the land – posed an additional challenge.


The project was completed in 1987, two years after acquisition, and fully leased to major tenants such as Hewlett Packard, Prudential, Consolidated Cigar, AT&T and New England Life. It subsequently sold at a profit in 2001.


December 1987. Sold in 2001.


Barker Pacific Group, Guardian Savings Association and TCW Realty Advisors.

Construction – First Interstate Bank

Major tenants

  • Hewlett-Packard
  • New England Life
  • PageNet
  • Prudential