Burgess is set to make waves in its US expansion with the revelation of a new office in the heart of Miami's bustling financial district.

Situated on the 27th floor of the sophisticated 1450 Brickell office tower, a creation of the esteemed architectural firm Nichols Architects, the spacious office is a testament to Burgess's commitment to excellence. The 35-story Class-A tower is home to prestigious tenants such as JP Morgan Chase, Bilzin Sumberg, Boston Consulting Group, Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra, as well as numerous leading law firms, family offices, and private equity firms.

Burgess's strategic move to the Brickell area, often referred to as Wall Street South, aligns with the recent influx of prominent hedge funds and tech companies like Ken Griffin's Citadel. It also synchronizes with several notable firms relocating their headquarters to South Florida, including Carl Icahn's Icahn Enterprises and Barry Sternlicht's Starwood Capital Group.



Conveniently positioned within walking distance of the city's chef-driven restaurants and luxury hotels like the Four Seasons Miami and Mandarin Oriental, the office offers proximity to the Brightline transportation, facilitating seamless travel for Burgess's team of charter brokers and sales brokers between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach.

Jonathan Beckett, CEO of Burgess, remarked, "The location is very strategic as it puts us in the right company and is convenient for our brokers to meet privately with clients. As we look to our future, the US remains our strongest market, and this announcement is the first of several expected in the coming 12 months, emphasizing our commitment to the region and its potential."

Having opened its doors in South Florida over 20 years ago, Burgess has evolved from a small team to a robust staff of 19, earning accolades for delivering top-notch services. Their comprehensive offerings include charter, charter management, brokerage, yacht management, and a full suite of owner services.

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