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Ven-American Real Estate is exclusively representing an entire 32,000-square-foot industrial building for sale within a 3-building, Class A industrial park located at 2401 SW 145 Avenue in Miramar, Florida.
The building, one of 3 buildings within Monarch Commerce Center, features a ±6,000-square-foot premium office space including conference rooms and a lounge; an additional ±6,000-square-foot mezzanine; 24’ clear height, racked warehouse space; a rear-loaded dock high and 7 loading doors; heavy 3-phase power; fire sprinklers and impact windows.
Andrew Kruss, Director of Commercial Services for Ven-American Real Estate, will lead leasing efforts.
Ideally positioned just North of Miramar Parkway and just East of I-75, Monarch Commerce Center is located within 30 minutes of Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int’l Airport and Port Everglades.
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When iconic brands shake hands with real estate developers, there’s no limit to what they can achieve.
The Related Group and Dezer Development partnered with fashion designer Giorgio Armani, architecture firm Pelli Clarke Pelli and Swiss landscape architecture firm Enzo Enea to build Residences by Armani/Casa, a 308-unit luxury tower on the sands of Sunny Isles Beach in Miami. Recently, the developers paid off a $315 million construction loan to Wells Fargo and the 56-story building is nearing its planned $1 billion sellout.
Residences by Armani/Casa received its temporary certificate of occupancy and the first residents are ready to move into what the developers call a building that radiates opulence. Units range between 1,800 and 6,000 square feet, with prices starting at $2.9 million and going as high as $17 million. In an interview with Multi-Housing News, The Related Group Executive Vice President Jon Paul Perez and Dezer Development President Gil Dezer reveal details about the ultra-luxury condo project and their collaboration with the iconic brands.
M-HN: What’s the vision behind this project?
Perez: This building is the perfect combination of high fashion and five-star services and amenities, allowing homeowners to be immersed in luxury and enjoy ease of living. Our vision was to deliver a product that not only resonates with admirers of the Armani brand, but wows buyers with something they’ve never seen before and serves as an exemplar in the condo market.
M-HN: What is the current status of the development?
Perez: The project is now complete and move-in ready. Most of our homeowners are currently building out their units and we will also be offering turnkey residences later this spring.
M-HN: What features set Residences by Armani apart from other Miami developments?
Perez: The amenity spaces cover 35,000 square feet and are easily among the project’s most remarkable qualities. They sprawl two full floors and are entirely designed and furnished by the Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio, helmed by Giorgio Armani himself. Each area radiates opulence, from the Privé lounge on the lobby level, to the two-story spa with indoor and outdoor treatment rooms. Other standout common spaces include a private bar and restaurant, a state-of-the-art fitness center with yoga and Pilates, a club-inspired game room with billiards, dedicated children’s room, old Hollywood-inspired movie theater, private cigar room, temperature-controlled wine cellar and more.
M-HN: Tell us about the most challenging aspects of the development.
Perez: Designing a project of this caliber involved ensuring every intricate detail upholds the standard and quality that the Armani brand and both development teams embody. Achieving the level of precision and luxury we set out for was no easy feat, from the custom grand doors that just barely graze the ceiling to the Italian-imported fabric wall coverings in lieu of wallpaper. Finally seeing it come to fruition was an extremely proud moment for all teams involved.
M-HN: Residences by Armani/Casa is now debt free. What can you tell us about financing such a project?
Perez: This is a tremendous milestone for our team and is a key indicator of the project’s rapid sales success so far. Paying off this loan so quickly is not only unique, but it also shows the importance of a harmonious partnership, from developers to designers.
M-HN: The property recently received its temporary certificate of occupancy. How did that impact sales?
Dezer: Now that the building is tangible and our buyers and prospective buyers can physically tour the building and see the quality, we’ve seen a huge wave of sales from the U.S. and across the globe. We’re nearing 90 percent and we’re on track toward the planned $1 billion sellout.
M-HN: This project is among the last by Argentinian architect Cesar Pelli, the mastermind behind iconic buildings around the world. Tell us about the features of the tower that best illustrate Pelli’s architecture and design style.
Dezer: Cesar Pelli and his firm are renowned for their skyscraper designs and for creating distinct structures that stand out among the skyline. This is the first feature at Residences by Armani/Casa that screams Cesar Pelli. The others are the tower’s glassy and silky form and the glass façade designed to blend into the ocean below. Pelli is known for his striking works, which seamlessly integrate into their surroundings.
M-HN: How do you expect this project to impact the Miami condo market as a whole?
Dezer: The success of Residences by Armani/Casa and our Porsche Design Tower demonstrate that luxury branded developments do help differentiate from other luxury offerings on the market. Buyers, particularly in this market, have increasingly high standards of design and leisure.
M-HN: What other distinctive projects is Dezer Development pursuing?
Dezer: We’re very bullish on Sunny Isles Beach. In fact, we just got approvals to build what could be the tallest tower in Sunny Isles Beach. We are also working on plans for the Intracoastal Mall in North Miami Beach, but our main focus right now is to sell out the remaining units at Residences by Armani/Casa.
Source: Multi-Housing News
Moishe Mana and the Mana Group plan a large-scale tech center, anchored by Flagler Street, for downtown Miami, representatives just told the Downtown Development Authority.
“Mana Tech will bring tech and venture capital companies into the city’s core very much at the direction of Moishe Mana,” said Paul Lambert, managing principal of Lambert Advisory. “Flagler Street will be the center, and he plans to re-do the entire block.”
The area, bounded on the east and west by Southeast First and Southwest First avenues and on the north and south by Northwest Second and Southwest Second streets, will contain 11 buildings, most of which already exist and will be renovated.
“A pocket park will be adjacent to one building,” Mr. Lambert said.
The Mana Group, already a presence in Wynwood, began acquiring downtown buildings in 2014; it has been reported that Moishe Mana owns about 45 buildings near Flagler Street now.
“Permits will be pulled shortly to begin renovations, with the earliest of the buildings to be ready in the first quarter of 2021,” Mr. Lambert said.
“There is tech in Miami, but it is isolated, and it’s not working as one,” said Uri Adoni, Mana Tech managing director. “We want this whole area to be about tech, and not just local tech. We want to import start-ups, possibly from South America. Start-ups need services, and that’s what we will supply. Usually, these companies would be based in New York City, but Miami can be a target.”
“This really has the power to be transformative, based on the sheer assets and resources you’re deploying,” said authority board member Philippe Houdard, founding principal of Pipeline Workspaces and Skybank Financial. He asked whether the group has any firm commitments from potential tenants.
“We want a mix of tenants; it can be relatively young start-ups with 50 to 100 employees,” Mr. Adoni said. “We’ve also had initial talks with large corporate tenants, but I can’t say it’s mature yet. Give us any leads you have and we’ll filter them.”
“Flagler is the spine and nervous system of downtown,” said Ken Russell, authority chair and Miami commissioner. “We’re setting the table” with the renovation of Flagler Street itself, which is to resume after the February Super Bowl. That project has been driven by the authority and is being funded by the city, the county, the authority and property owners.
“We want to help you recruit,” he told Mr. Adoni. “And we have a bank account that’s meant to do just that.”
Source: Miami Today
In the future, potential renters may visit available units, apply for leases and execute paperwork without ever seeing a human being.
That’s what PropTech investor John Helm is banking on. Helm is the managing director for Real Estate Technology Ventures (RET Ventures), an industry-backed early stage investor fund. He made his prediction of human-free leasing during a recent panel at the Urban Land Institute Miami fall symposium.
“Cutting leasing staff can significantly trim expenses for an apartment building,” said Helm. “But the savings won’t come from a single app. We tend to follow things and invest in companies that compliment one another.”
His team is investing in artificial intelligence companies that digitize the screening of a would-be renter online and allow that renter to schedule an appointment to tour the unit. RET Ventures is also investing in lock-and-entry technology using facial recognition software to give access to a person to tour an apartment.
“The ability to tour a home solo also correlates with higher closing rates,” said Helm. “Data shows that renters who tour units without human leasing agents are more likely to close.”
Panelist Tigre Wenrich, CEO of Lab Ventures Miami, is focusing on a different real estate sector: construction. Lab Ventures is investing in apps that monitor construction workers to simplify payroll and track progress. In addition, it has invested in Licify, a marketplace for the Latin American commercial construction industry.
LAB Miami Ventures is also investing in a 3D visualization product that will allow a prospective customer to see how an office or residential space might look when customized to the client’s wishes.
Source: Miami Herald
OKO Group, the US-based development company founded by international real estate and hotel magnate Vladislav Doronin, and Cain International, a privately held real estate investment firm, have revealed plans for 830 Brickell, the first new office tower to launch in Miami in nearly a decade.
The soaring 57-story, 724-foot-tall skyscraper designed by one of the world’s leading architecture firms will introduce a premium commercial offering to the city’s booming financial district and will reinvent the workplace lifestyle for the highest-caliber of global workforce. Cushman & Wakefield’s leasing team is launching the marketing of the building to prospects now, ahead of 830 Brickell’s completion in 2022.
At the core of 830 Brickell’s innovative approach to office space is its stunning design by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG), the internationally acclaimed firm responsible for the world’s tallest buildings, including the Burj Khalifa, Jeddah Tower and the tallest residential building in the U.S., New York’s Central Park Tower.
The tower will feature spectacular only-in-Miami panoramic ocean and city views, floor-to-ceiling windows, column-free spans, state-of-the-art digital infrastructure with Wired certification and a LEED Silver certification due to its progressive environmentally efficient design. It will be Miami’s most contemporary office tower, befitting the city’s growth into an international capital of business.
Set within the urban destination of Miami’s Brickell neighborhood, 830 Brickell is at the center of the city’s most exciting cultural, culinary and retail experiences. Tenants will have direct, walkable access to Brickell City Center, Mary Brickell Village, Downtown Miami offering a suite of upscale hotels and restaurants. Known as the city’s financial district and the Wall Street of Latin America, Brickell is a rapidly transforming neighborhood for residents, tourists and businesspeople alike. The location is also convenient to Miami International Airport as well as the Port of Miami.
830 Brickell will also be differentiated by its unprecedented lifestyle offerings for a commercial tower, which will promote out-of-the-box collaboration, work-life balance and wellness. Aimed at attracting the world’s largest companies and progressive visionaries, the project touts an elite roster of first-rate amenities – including an upscale rooftop restaurant and bar on the 56th and 57th floors, a 30th floor sky lobby with a nearly 2,500-square-foot health and wellness center and first-class conference facility, a 14th floor outdoor terrace designed by Enea Landscape Architecture, valet parking and electric vehicle charging stations, cafés and shopping.
Offering white-glove customer service, the tower also boasts a forward-thinking culture of seamlessness, highlighted by a 24-hour concierge responsible for event planning and coordination, booking restaurant reservations, sending out dry cleaning, organizing deliveries and more. Additional services will include bicycle storage, a shoe shining stations and much more.
This project is innovative through its use of programming outdoor spaces that serve as amenities for the tenants, both at the podium level and at the skyline level. The rooftop restaurant and bar are outstanding amenities, affording sweeping views of downtown that will energize the building at night. Additional roof terraces will allow tenants to enjoy the Miami weather without being on the street level. The 30th floor sky lobby with café and fitness center offers more advantageous views to all tenants.
This commercial tower will set the new gold standard in Miami and will be the catalyst for additional high-end development in the area. The design of 830 Brickell was influenced and inspired by the world-class-quality of art infused in the city since the introduction of the Art Basel Miami Beach fair in 2002. AS+GG’s aim was to elevate the architectural expression of the building to the level of museum-quality art.
Source: The Real Deal
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