Vlad Doronin adds to Edgewater assemblage with $54M purchase

The Edgewater property and Vlad Doronin
Vladislav Doronin’s OKO Group just paid $54 million to buy a 2-acre parcel fronting Biscayne Bay, adding to the Russian billionaire developer’s assemblage in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood.
The property, at 720 Northeast 27th Street, is north of OKO Group’s Missoni Baia, a 57-story, 146-unit luxury condominium planned for 777 Northeast 26th Terrace.
London and New York-based private investment firm Cain Hoy partnered with OKO on the purchase. An OKO spokesperson told The Real Deal that Cain Hoy is also a partner on Missoni Baia and all OKO’s other developments in Miami. 
OKO Group and its partner bought the Edgewater property from Jesuit Fathers of the Province of the Antilles, a Jesuit group that had used the site for educational purposes and a retreat, the OKO Group spokesman said.
The property, on a corner lot surrounded by water on two sides, has a total of 475 feet of water frontage, “providing a prime development opportunity,” according to a release. OKO declined to provide more information on its development plans.
Brokers from various firms were involved in the deal, including HFF, Fairchild Partners, Global Investments Realty, and Shelton & Stewart Realtors, according to attorney Steven Carlyle Cronig, a partner in the Coral Gables office of Hinshaw & Culbertson, who represented OKO Group.
Cronig said negotiations lasted more than two years. Security Benefit Life Insurance Company provided the financing. The deal closed on Monday and has not yet been recorded.
OKO Group’s 649-foot Missoni Baia will be the Italian fashion brand’s first residential project. The condo tower is designed by Asymptote Architecture and Revuelta Architecture, with landscaping by Swiss architect Enzo Enea and interiors by Paris Forino Design. Units range from two to four bedrooms and will each have private terraces overlooking Biscayne Bay and two parking spaces. Miami’s Urban Development Review Board approved zoning waivers for the project in September.
OKO is also planning to build a 48-story residential tower at 175 Southeast 25th Road to be designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, and a retail and residential tower at 830 Brickell Avenue. Doronin, chairman and CEO of OKO Group, is also the chairman of Aman, a luxury hotel brand.

Source: The Real Deal Miami

South Florida by the Numbers: Focus on Miami Dolphins’ win streak and football

Hard Rock Stadium. Inset: Stephen Ross and Jason Taylor
“South Florida by the numbers” is a web feature that catalogs the most notable, quirky and surprising real estate statistics.
The Miami Dolphins have won five games in a row. Seriously! And with the lowly San Francisco 49ers stumbling into town this weekend, could we be looking at six straight wins, and a shot at the…deep breath….playoffs? Hey, in a year when the Chicago Cubs win the World Series and a certain real estate mogul wins the presidency, anything can happen. As we gather around our televisions and enjoy some football this Thanksgiving weekend, let’s be thankful for this fun little streak and the joys of living in a big-league NFL town. Because we’re in the air, we’re on the ground, we’re always in control, and when you say football’s connection to Miami real estate, you’re talking “South Florida by the Numbers.”
$29.2 million:  Amount recently awarded by the NFL to Dolphins owner Stephen Ross’s stadium ownership group, a “G-4 credit agreement” that allows the league to provide loans for teams that fund their stadium improvements through private means. [SFBJ]
#92: Uniform number worn by Denver Broncos linebacker Elvis Dumervil, whose investment company was hit with a lawsuit from a Miami real estate broker who claims she was shut out of a recent $18 million apartment deal in North Miami. The complicated saga centers on Dumervil’s purchase of a multifamily portfolio in September, and the broker’s petition to certain commissions. [TheRealDeal]
$150,000: Recent price reduction on Jason Taylor’s Weston home, now listed for an even $4 million. In 2006, the Miami Dolphins legend and Dancing With The Stars runner-up paid $3.6 million for the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom Windmill Ranches house, which features 10,247 square feet, a wine cellar, a home theater, and a cigar and poker room. [GossipExtra]
81,800: Square footage of the practice field at the University of Miami’s recently-announced Carol Soffer Football Indoor Practice Facility, which will also include a 20,000-square-foot football operations center with offices for coaches, a team meeting room and recruiting suite. The facility was made possible by a $14 million pledge from local developer Jeffrey Soffer and his sister Jackie, who lead Aventura-based real estate development firm Turnberry Associates. (It is named after their mother Carol, and will have a $34 million total construction cost.) [TheRealDeal]
$114 million: Total amount of Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s contract; at the time, the largest for a defensive player in NFL history. Suh spent this past March learning the real estate ropes as an intern for Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, touring The Related Group’s Hudson Yards project on Manhattan’s West Side. [Complex]
This column is produced by the Master Brokers Forum, a network of South Florida’s elite real estate professionals where membership is by invitation only and based on outstanding production, as well as ethical and professional behavior.

Source: The Real Deal Miami

Casa Clara relists with Douglas Elliman for $29M, plus yacht and art for $74M

212 West Dilido Drive. Inset: Eloy Carmenate and Mick Duchon
Casa Clara, a spec mansion on the Venetian Islands in Miami Beach, has hit the market again with a new firm and a new approach.
To “accomodate the market” and just in time for Art Basel, the 11,600-square-foot mansion is being offered for $28.5 million, less than the $33 million it was listed for in April and the nearly $36 million before that. Julian Johnston of Calibre International Realty had the listing before Douglas Elliman brokers Eloy Carmenate and Mick Duchon took it over last week, Carmenate told The Real Deal.
The seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom home was designed by architect Ralph Choeff with interiors by Charlotte Dunagan Design Group. It includes natural finishes, custom Henge furniture, a Boffi kitchen, Kreon lighting, floor-to-ceiling glass doors, a private guest wing, home theater, den, two-story fireplace, infinity edge pool and a glass-enclosed wine room.
The property also has a 7.5-foot seawall and 120 feet of waterfront dockage, which could house the $15 million Sanlorenzo SD112 yacht. And the yacht is decked out with about $30 million worth of art. Altogether, the house, yacht and art could be purchased for $73.5 million, Carmenate told TRD.
He said the listing is a “different approach and priced differently to accommodate this market.”
Carmenate and Duchon will have a private event with Sanlorenzo’s clients to showcase the property during Art Basel. “These are people who can afford the art,” Carmenate said. “It’s a very interesting offering.”
Ahmad Lee Khamsi, who owns the Venezuelan cable company SuperCable, owns and developed Casa Clara. He paid $962,500 for the 22,000-square-foot lot in 2011. Earlier this year, Khamsi sued a buyer for failing to pay the deposit for the waterfront home. That suit is still open, according to Miami-Dade County records.
Check out more photos of the mansion here:

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Source: The Real Deal Miami

How Kushner built Trump’s social media campaign

Donald Trump and Jared Kushner (credit: Getty)
From the New York website: Jared Kushner earned praise for spearheading a Moneyball-styled online campaign that helped make Donald Trump president, but when he first set out he knew little about the practice.
“I called somebody who works for one of the technology companies that I work with, and I had them give me a tutorial on how to use Facebook micro-targeting,” he told Forbes.
With the help of his own — and his brother Josh’s — Silicon Valley connections he built up a social media team that ran Trump’s online outreach out of San Antonio, Texas. The team’s ability to reach a wide audience on a limited budget won it praise from Google chairman Eric Schmidt.
“Jared understood the online world in a way the traditional media folks didn’t. He managed to assemble a presidential campaign on a shoestring using new technology and won. That’s a big deal,” Schmidt told Forbes. “Remember all those articles about how they had no money, no people, organizational structure? Well, they won, and Jared ran it.”
Kushner was coy about his own plans under the Trump administration. “There’s a lot of people who have been asking me to get involved in a more official capacity,” he said. “I just have to think about what that means for my family, for my business and make sure it’d be the right thing for a multitude of reasons.”
Kushner also said he had nothing to do with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his people getting the boot from leading the transition to the White House.
“Six months ago Governor Christie and I decided this election was much bigger than any differences we may have had in the past, and we worked very well together,” he told Forbes. “The media has speculated on a lot of different things, and since I don’t talk to the press, they go as they go, but I was not behind pushing out him or his people.”
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch thinks Kushner will stay close to power no matter what. “I assume he’ll be in the White House throughout the entire presidency,” he said. “For the next four or eight years he’ll be a strong voice, maybe even the strongest after the vice president.” [Forbes] — Konrad Putzier

Source: The Real Deal Miami

Altman Cos. sells Altis at Kendall Square complex for $82M

Altis at Kendall Square
After about six months on the market, the Altman Companies has sold a new luxury apartment community in Kendall for $82 million to a handful of entities controlled by Chicago-based SMB Bradley Associates.
In a market traditionally dominated by homebuilders, the deal shows the demand for new multifamily product in the Kendall Lakes/Hammocks area.
It sold for about $255,500 per unit.
Miami-Dade property records show nine Delaware-based LLCs controlled by SMB Bradley Associates acquired varying interests in the property, including: 55th Holding Two, Bruning Holding Two, Deer Park Holding Two, JM 55th Holding Two, Windsor Holding Two, BA WR Holding Two, Commons Holding Two, Hartland, and Rockford Bruning Two.
CBRE put the 321-unit development on the market in May unpriced, but said similar properties were trading in the $85 million to $90 million range. Robert Given and Zachary Sackley, now with Cushman & Wakefield, and Charles Foshini and Chris Apone, now with Berkadia, were the listing agents.
Altis at Kendall Square, at 16950 Southwest 93rd Street, was 94 percent occupied as of May with rents averaging $1,800 a month. About 40 percent of the units are one-bedrooms and studios, and the rest are two- and three-bedrooms.
The project includes 12 three-story buildings and a 6,000-square-foot retail component. Boca Raton-based Altman, whose equity partners were Bradley Associates and BBX Capital completed and opened Altis at Kendall Square earlier this year. It’s one of eight apartment communities built since 1990 in that submarket, Given previously told TRD.
Units include attached garages, private balconies and patios, and valet trash service. The complex has a “green” theme, complete with a community citrus grove, dog park with a grooming station, soccer field, hammock park, pool, cabanas, and a sand volleyball court, among other outdoor amenities. It also features a Starbucks coffee bar, gym, yoga and aerobics studio and a game center.
Earlier this year, Jamestown sold the Bridges at Kendall Place to Stockbridge Capital Group for $52.7 million, or about $230,000 per unit.
The buyers of Altis at Kendall Square financed the deal with a $34.46 million mortgage from Berkeley Point Capital.

Source: The Real Deal Miami

Jorge Perez on art and SLS Brickell

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Jorge Perez, chairman of the Related Group, seems to care as much — if not more — about the art at his developments as he does the steel and glass that go into the projects.

“Some art makes you happy, some art makes you think,” Perez told The Real Deal, seated on a sofa on the mezzanine level of the hotel at the recently completed SLS Brickell. “It hits you in so many ways.”
His favorite art, he said, is always the last one he bought. And he won’t discuss prices.
For SLS Brickell, at 1300 South Miami Avenue, Related partnered with sbe on the condo, hotel and restaurant development.
The Arquitectonica-designed 55-story building includes a 450-unit condo tower, a 124-room hotel and two restaurants led by celebrity chefs, Bazaar Mar by chef Jose Andres and Fi’lia by chef Michael Schwartz. The hotel component features guest rooms designed by Philippe Starck.
Related commissioned artists to create several major art installations that were specifically designed for the project:

Markus Linnenbrick, a German artist who lives in Brooklyn, painted the mural on the building, depicting dripping paint;
Katya Loher, a Swiss artist, who also lives in Brooklyn, designed video installations, “When will the sea swallow the land?” The installation features six LED-discs placed on the ceiling of the entranceway of SLS Brickell.

“We found her in one of the fairs during Basel and fell in love with her work, and bought a piece for our home,” Perez told TRD. That one is a table and chairs with a video installation, showing bees pollinating, with other scenes depicting the world after the bees have died. Perez said his 13-year-old son, who was 10 at the time, loved it. Perez then asked Loher to create the video installations at SLS Brickell.
“Katya talks about the disappearance of things, our urbanization and our technology,” Perez said.

Ray Smith, a Mexican-American artist completed two massive paintings for the condo lobby, “The Wave,” and “Tex-Rex (Cowboy).
Bernardi Roig, a Spanish sculptor, made the sculpture of “The Man of Light,” in the hotel lobby, featuring a middle-aged man hauling a collection of lights strung on wires behind him.

“He’s a man without destiny,” Roig told TRD of the sculpture, likening him to Sisyphus of Greek mythology, who had to push a huge bolder up a hill, only to watch it come back and hit him, repeating the action for eternity.
Perez then began singing the Beatles song, “He’s a real nowhere man.”
“I love the art, I love the artist and I love the expression of his humanity and our humanity in this art,” Perez said.
“Art reflects our times….. Artists interpret the issues facing us in different ways,” Perez added. “[Roig] does it with sculpture, Katya does it with video, Markus with his dripping paints. It’s their expressions of what they see and feel.”

Source: The Real Deal Miami

Así luce el periodista Braulio Jatar tras pasar 81 días preso (+tuits)

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Source: Miami Diario

De Space Jam a la Casa Blanca: Michael Jordan recibe Medalla de la Libertad (tuits+Video)

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Source: Miami Diario

¿Traición a la patria? Cementos Chihuahua quiere construir el muro de Trump

frontera con Mexico,frontera Mexico EE.UU. ,muro de Trump,Cementos Chihuahua

Source: Miami Diario