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Transwestern Named Property Management Company for 30,000 SF Development

March 27, 2024

MIAMI – Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida Inc. announces the completion of its new headquarters office, named the Finker-Frenkel Wish House, at 343 NW 6th Street in Miami’s Overtown district. The nonprofit has retained Transwestern to provide Asset Services for the 5-story, 30,000-square-foot building.

“We are enormously proud to open the Finker-Frenkel Wish House and bring a transformative experience to children and their families,” said Norman Wedderburn, President & CEO, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. “Through our new facility, we look forward to expanding the organization’s mission to provide hope and joy to wish recipients and community members.”

Designed by Miami-based Arquitectonica and developed by Suffolk Construction, the building sits prominently on a highly visible site adjacent to I-95, providing brand value through a virtual billboard. The external shape appears as a simple rectangle, however, the functional plan angles forward toward the highway, creating a pure parallelogram. The resultant volume is a unique and immediately recognizable prismatic form, challenging gravity and symbolizing the challenges and hopes of the Make-A-Wish mission. The blue glass facade reflects the organization’s well-known color palette, reinforcing the messaging strategy and identity. At night, the diagonal stripes follow the mullions to create a powerful graphic presence for the institution, illuminating when wishes are granted.

Inside features welcoming spaces for children and their families as well as WishWorks, a transformative path along a child’s journey throughout the wish experience: from the entrance through the hall of possibilities and imagination to an invitation to play the wishing game and imagine anything is possible, all within a place inspired by children that allows them to always come back and celebrate the power of their wish. The Wish House also comprises the organization's management offices.

“Transwestern is committed to ensuring seamless building operations so the Make-A-Wish organization can focus on its mission of making wishes possible for children in our region,” said Andi Lopez, Transwestern's Managing Senior Vice President.

In 2022, Transwestern recommitted to Make-A-Wish as its national philanthropic partner. Over the past three years, the South Florida region has raised nearly $90,000 for the organization.

Images of the building are available for download here.

About Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida
Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida has a sole mission: Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Started in 1983 by the Plantation Junior Woman's Club, the Southern Florida chapter has granted more than 14,000 wishes. It is our vision to grant the wish of every medically-eligible child in our territory.  

This year, we expect to grant more than 600 wishes to local children with critical illnesses.  Additionally, we annually grant another 175+ wishes, in collaboration with other chapters, when children come to our territory to experience their wishes. Make-A-Wish Southern Florida serves children and families in 22 Florida counties in Southeast and Southwest Florida, the Tampa Bay and Suncoast regions and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  

To learn more about how you can help make wishes come true, visit us on the web at You can also connect with us @makeawishsfla on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. 

About Transwestern Real Estate Services
Part of the Transwestern companies, Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) strives to add value for investors, owners, and occupiers across all commercial property types. Fueled by a holistic perspective of the real estate life cycle, agility and creativity are hallmarks of our approach, while vast national resources and sound market intelligence underpin customized recommendations and property solutions.

Four dynamic, integrated companies make up the Transwestern enterprise, giving us the perspective to think broadly, deeply and creatively about commercial real estate. Clients and investors rely on us for expertise that spans institutional and opportunistic investment, development, hospitality, and brokerage and asset services. Our award-winning, collaborative culture empowers team members with resources and independence to work across boundaries in pursuit of innovative solutions, reinforcing a reputation for service excellence that translates to measurable results. Through offices nationwide and alliance partners around the globe, we positively impact the built environment and our communities while fostering a work climate that champions career vitality for all. Learn more at and @Transwestern.

Media Contact:
Jaime Luckey

Andi Lopez

Managing Senior Vice President

Coral Gables, Florida

(305) 808-7824