►Commercial real estate brokerage firm NAI Miami negotiated a 13,792-square-foot industrial lease for global logistics services company Hankyu Hanshin Express.
►Transwestern secured a new and long-term lease for 50,000 square feet at Miami International Commerce Center with AAR Aircraft Services.
►Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami, a 208-room hotel in the 83-story Panorama Tower, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Brickell and downtown Miami’s political and business leaders.
►Visa invested in YellowPepper, a Miami-based financial technology company servicing Latin America, to spur adoption and usage of mobile payments in the region.
►Miami-based startup Axela Technologies, a provider of automated solutions for community associations, closed a $1.5 million seed round.
►City National Bank received final regulatory approval to acquire Miami-based TotalBank for $528 million.
►Rideshare company Lyft entered an exclusive partnership with the Brightline passenger rail service.
►One Sotheby International Realty signed a seven-figure, three-year deal with the Miami Heat, becoming the team’s real estate partner.
►Macken Companies sold the seven-acre shopping center Palmetto Design Center in Miami Gardens for $11.85 million.
►The United Franchise Group was awarded the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Presidential “E” Award in the exports category.
►Biscayne Bay Brewing Company plans to open its second location this winter, inside the historical U.S. Post Office and courthouse building in downtown Miami.
►Miami-based Tiera Nueva Fine Cocoa sold a majority stake to Tampa’s ProspEquity Partners.