Dezer wins height approval for Sunny Isles’ tallest condo tower

Gil Dezer and Days Hotel by Wyndham Thunderbird Beach Resort

Gil Dezer and Days Hotel by Wyndham Thunderbird Beach Resort

The Federal Aviation Administration approved the height for what would be the tallest tower in Sunny Isles Beach.

Dezer Development could build up to 743 feet above ground, or 749 feet above sea level, on the property at 18401 Collins Avenue.

Dezer owns the Days Hotel by Wyndham Thunderbird Beach Resort on the site. Property records show Dezer Hotel Management Ltd. paid $6.78 million for the hotel in 1996. The five-story, 180-room building was built in 1955 on a 3.56-acre site.

Dezer Development CEO Gil Dezer said that he is “years away from demolishing the hotel” but that it would eventually be developed into a luxury condo tower.

At the height approved by the FAA, the skyscraper that Dezer eventually builds could be the fourth tallest in the Miami area and in the state of Florida.

A few blocks north, Dezer and the Related Group recently received their temporary certificate of occupancy for the Residences by Armani/Casa at 18975 Collins Avenue. About 30 units remain for sale at the 308-unit tower. It’s 649 feet tall.

Dezer declined to say when he plans to launch his next condo project, but said he will wait until Armani/Casa is fully sold.

The Sunny Isles-based real estate firm is also working on plans for the Intracoastal Mall in North Miami Beach, where Dezer could build roughly 2,000 residential units, 2.5 million square feet of commercial space and buildings up to 40 stories tall on the east side of the property at 3501 Sunny Isles Boulevard, along the Intracoastal Waterway.

Porsche Design Tower penthouse includes space for 11 cars

Renderings of Porsche Design Tower (Credit: Metrostudio) and its penthouse (Credit: Metrostudio and VIRTUAL Graphics & Animation Studio)
At Porsche Design Tower, an elevator for your luxury cars and an attached private garage may not be enough. So developer Gil Dezer is offering a new amenity aimed at car aficionados.
The penthouse, priced at $32.5 million, includes the option to store up to 11 cars – in a 3,000-square-foot car gallery (with city and ocean views) that’s connected to the four-story residence. 
Car gallery (Credit: VIRTUAL Graphics & Animation Studio). Click to enlarge.
Potential buyers have the option to use the car gallery to store seven cars on their own, or three with a living room, bar and billiard table. The 16,915-square-foot penthouse will have four bedroom-suites, 6.5 baths and two separate two-car garages.
Dezer Development broke ground on the building, at 18555 Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach, in April 2013. The beachfront development offers a range of atypical amenities, including man caves and balcony plunge pools, as well as the “Dezervator,” a patented car elevator named after the tower’s developer. The elevator will hoist cars and residents up to any one of Porsche Design’s 132 condos. Check out a video of the “Dezervator” in action here.
Six units remain at the 60-story tower, which is expected to open by the end of this year. The developer is handling sales in-house, according to a spokesperson. It topped off in October.
Dezer showed off part of his luxury car and plane collection this week on CNBC’s “Secret Lives of the Super Rich.”

Source: The Real Deal Miami

Gil Dezer shows off his cars and private jet: VIDEO

South Florida developer Gil Dezer has always had a fixation for things that go fast. And last night, the real estate tycoon/self-proclaimed motorhead showed off his private jet and collection of pricey super cars for CNBC’s “Secret Lives of the Super Rich.”
Dezer, whose firm Dezer Development has erected several residential high-rises in Sunny Isles Beach and is on the eve of opening its Porsche Design Tower condominium, appeared on the Wednesday night season premiere of CNBC’s “Secret Lives of the Secret Rich” for an inside look at the developer’s most expensive toys.
“They’re investments you can enjoy,” he said on the show.
His collection of customized Porsches is valued in the millions, and each one is painted his favorite shade of silver, according to the show. He even named his $1 million Porsche 918 Spider “Dezerv8r” after the “Dezervator” car elevator in the Porsche Design Tower.
The most expensive of the lot shown in his collection is a $1.5 million Bugatti Veyron, of which 450 were ever made.
Dezer’s prized possession, however, is his $17 million Gulfstream IV private jet. Even that received his personal touch: the whole plane is that particular silver, and he replaced all of the seats with ones similar to his Ferrari 458 Italia. Each one costs about $55,000, by the way.
“If it looks good in the car, it probably looks good in the plane too,” he told CNBC. — Sean Stewart-Muniz

Source: The Real Deal Miami