Procacci Development Corporation was founded more than thirty-five years ago by Philip J. Procacci with his father, Pasquale Procacci. From its inception, the Company specialized in numerous segments of real estate, initially constructing single family homes, repositioning neighborhood shopping centers, renovating and repurposing buildings and ultimately transforming itself into the forward thinking developer of cutting-edge Class "A" office buildings that provide unparalleled business continuity. Over the years, the Procacci portfolio has grown from 100,000 square feet to more than 1.25 million square feet.
In 1975, Procacci pre-leased an office building the Company was developing in Miami in its entirety to the State of Florida Department of Children and Families. Recognizing that the rapidly growing population of the Sunshine State would result in increased need for office space across all agencies of State government, Procacci continued to successfully respond to the State's unique lease requirements. By the Year 2000, Procacci Development Corporation ranked among the largest private office space providers to the State of Florida. Concurrently, throughout this period, Procacci leased a significant amount of space to various County agencies around the State.
In 2002, Procacci Development Corporation completed the wholesale renovation of a former furniture warehouse into a 90,000 square foot office building in Plantation, Florida to the exacting specifications of a multi-agency law enforcement task force. Based on the successful execution of that project, Procacci was awarded a commission by the U.S. General Services Administration to construct a similar building in the Airport West submarket of Miami on land Procacci had purchased within the Dolphin Commerce Center located immediately north of the Dolphin Mall near the interchange of Florida’s Turnpike and The Dolphin Expressway (S.R. 836). The successful and timely completion of this project resulted in additional commissions.
In response to the unusually severe hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005, Procacci began its innovative program of incorporating the "Built Procacci Strong" concept into multi-tenant office buildings. These Class "A" buildings are constructed to withstand the onslaught from Category 5 storms and their aftermath with no disruption to tenants’ business operations. In 2007, Procacci opened two 70,262 square foot, four story Class "A" hurricane resistant office buildings within the Emerald View at Vista Center campus. Constructed on a site directly adjacent to the striking landscape of the Emerald Dunes Golf Course and strategically located at the Okeechobee Road interchange of Florida’s Turnpike in West Palm Beach, this project has been truly successful by securing leases with such notable tenants as the corporate headquarters of Oasis Outsourcing, the regional office of Wells Fargo Insurance Services Southeast, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Royal Bank of Canada, Humana and The Scotts Company, to name a few.
In 2008, the first two of four "Built Procacci Strong" Class "A" office buildings opened within the Crossroads at Dolphin Commerce Center in Miami. In addition to leases secured with the General Services Administration, they are leased to private sector tenants including the CarePlus division of Humana and the University of Phoenix, Strayer University, the disaster recovery offices of Banco Santander International, Espirito Santo Bank and HSBC. These groups have recognized the necessity for a supplemental office location that will withstand severe weather conditions and provide a 100% "buisness as usual" environment in the event of any power outage. Unlike traditional data centers who offer similar protection for equipment, these buildings allow for continued daily operation in a professional office environment.
The newest edition to the Crossroads at Dolphin Commerce Center, opened in March 2011, is the West Dade campus of Keiser University. Procacci developed this 90,000 square foot building for the sole occupancy of this private, not-for-profit school that provides educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Keiser's main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale with fourteen campuses located throughout the Sate of Florida and internationally. Fronting Florida's Turnpike, this facility has great prominence within the corporate park.