Heinz Brasil board member sells waterfront North Bay Road home for $14M

Chad Carroll, Mariana Trentini, and Fabio Lopes, with 5050 North Bay Road

The founder of a Brazilian food company sold his waterfront mansion on North Bay Road.

Property records show SPN Florida LLC, led by Salvador Paoletti Neto, sold the 10-bedroom, 7,746-square-foot house at 5050 North Bay Road for $14.2 million, a loss from the previous sale about six years ago. The buyer is unknown.

Paoletti Neto founded Quero Alimentos, which he later sold to Heinz Brasil, and is vice president of Heinz Brasil’s board of directors, according to published reports. In 2011, Heinz purchased an 80 percent interest in Quero Alimentos, which makes tomato sauces, condiments, spices and more.

5050 North Bay Road

5050 North Bay Road

The North Bay Road property includes a three-car garage, a guest house, summer kitchen, pool and oversized dock, according to the listing. It also has 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and two half-bathrooms. The house was on the market with Chad Carroll and Mariana Trentini of Douglas Elliman. Fabio Lopes of Coldwell Banker brought the buyer. Lopes could not immediately be reached for comment, and Elliman declined to comment.

The house, which sits on a 32,085-square-foot lot, hit the market in 2015 for $33 million, and was later relisted, most recently for $16.5 million.

Records show the property last sold in 2014 for nearly $18 million.

Last year, retired Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade listed his home nearby at 5980 North Bay Road for $32.5 million.

In January, a waterfront lot at 4424 North Bay Road sold to Jennifer Taplin Sazant and Neil Sazant for $7 million.

In August, a California buyer purchased the waterfront spec mansion at 6360 North Bay Road for $23.85 million and a lot next door at 6342 North Bay Road for $11.55 million. The combined price marked a record for the year in Miami Beach.

Furniture exec moves into condo at Eighty Seven Park for $7M

Franco Bianchi and Eighty Seven Park  

Franco Bianchi and Eighty Seven Park

One thing is certain: This buyer shouldn’t have any trouble furnishing his condo at Eighty Seven Park.

Franco Bianchi, CEO of the Holland, Michigan-based furniture manufacturer Haworth, and his wife, Alessandra, purchased unit 504 at the condo tower in North Beach for $6.8 million, records show.

Haworth primarily focuses on commercial office interiors and has over $1.8 billion in global sales, according to its website.

Eighty Seven Park, a 66-unit, 18-story oceanfront tower at 8701 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, was completed in November. The luxury condo building was designed by architect Renzo Piano and developed by Terra, Bizzi & Partners, New Valley and Pacific Eagle.

Last week, Robin van Meeuwen, the CEO of Technological Innovations Group, a Belgian-based IT company, also bought a unit for $6.12 million.

The first buyers at the condo development include Jonathan Newhouse, chairman of the Condé Nast board and former CEO of Condé Nast International; as well as Pierre Pomerleau, president and CEO of Pomerleau, one of Canada’s largest construction companies. In December, tennis star Novak Djokovic closed on a unit at Eighty Seven Park for $5.77 million.

Douglas Elliman is handling sales and marketing of Eighty Seven Park.

The building features an underground parking garage, a gym and spa, wine bar, and two pools. Rena Dumas Architecture Intérieure and WEST 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture also worked on the project’s design.

It was developed on the site of the former Howard Johnson Dezerland Hotel, originally known as the Biltmore Terrace.

Waterfront lot on North Bay Road sells for $7M

4424 North Bay Road, Karen Stauber (right) and Neil and Jennifer Sazant (Credit: Getty Images)

4424 North Bay Road, Karen Stauber (right) and Neil and Jennifer Sazant (Credit: Getty Images)

A waterfront property on North Bay Road, once owned by former Formula One race car driver Eddie Irvine, sold for $7 million after being tied up in litigation for more than a decade.

Jennifer Taplin Sazant and Neil Sazant bought the vacant lot at 4424 North Bay Road in Miami Beach, said Karen Stauber of the Jills Zeder Group of Coldwell Banker, who represented the buyers in the deal. They plan to build a home to live in, designed by architect Kobi Karp, Stauber said. Taplin Sazant is the daughter of the late Marty Taplin, who owned the Sagamore Hotel South Beach.

The 15,800-square-foot lot sold for $443 per square foot. The seller was JP Morgan Chase Bank, records show. Lindsay McMinn of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty represented the seller. The property had been listed for nearly $7.5 million.

The bank took over the property through foreclosure in 2017. Gabriel Martin, a former Miami lawyer, and former property owner Jason Zabaleta, were allegedly involved in mortgage fraud on the former home. Martin had been hired as the closing agent for the buyer in Irvine’s sale of the house in 2005, according to published reports. The foreclosure litigation began in 2009. The previous home was torn down last year, McMinn said.

North Bay Road has attracted some of the priciest sales in Miami Beach. In August, a California buyer purchased a waterfront spec mansion at 6360 North Bay Road for $23.85 million and a lot next door at 6342 North Bay Road for $11.55 million. The combined $35.4 million sale marked a record for the year in Miami Beach.

Among other sales on North Bay Road, Yext founder and CEO Howard Lerman paid $17 million for a spec mansion at 6010 North Bay Road in February. In July, Karp and his wife Nancy paid $8.5 million for the home at 4750 North Bay Road.

Other high-profile homeowners on North Bay Road include Starwood Property Trust’s Barry Sternlicht, JDS Development’s Michael Stern, singer-songwriter Phil Collins, and basketball stars Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.

Multiplan launches sales of boutique luxury condo project on Ocean Drive

Multiplan Real Estate Management, the developer of 57 Ocean in Miami Beach, is now betting on a boutique luxury condo project on Ocean Drive in the South-of-Fifth neighborhood.

José Isaac Peres

José Isaac Peres

The Brazilian real estate developer, led by José Isaac Peres, is launching sales of Ocean Park South Beach at 304-312 Ocean Drive in South Beach, The Real Deal has learned.

The four-story building will have 10 units, including two duplex penthouses. Prices range from $1.5 million to $6.8 million, said Marcelo Kingston, managing principal of Multiplan Real Estate Asset Management.

Eloy Carmenate and Mick Duchon

Mick Duchon and Eloy Carmenate

Douglas Elliman’s Eloy Carmenate and Mick Duchon are handling sales.

The project marks the first to launch in the luxury market so far this year. And despite the condo market slowdown, Kingston said Ocean Park South Beach’s location, across the street from the ocean and Marjory Stoneman Douglas Park and close to shops and restaurants, with little competition in new luxury projects, will give it an advantage. He said 20 percent of the units, or two condos, have been reserved by friends and family buyers from Miami and Brazil.

“In our view, it’s good timing, a unique location, singular product and hard to replicate,” Kingston said.

Two- and three-bedroom units will range from 1,117 square feet to 1,715 square feet, with terraces ranging from 267 square feet to 1,194 square feet. Features will include private elevators, 10-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, light solid oak wood and natural stone flooring, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, and kitchens by Poliform with Matte Touch cabinets.

The four-bedroom penthouses will each have 2,393 square feet with 1,564 square feet of terraces. The penthouses will include 12-foot ceilings, an upgraded appliance package with a tower wine cooler and double-refrigerator unit, and a rooftop deck with a private spa pool, summer kitchen and powder room.

Ocean Park South Beach will also have a second-floor amenity deck with a 36-foot pool, spa, Jacuzzi, poolside summer kitchen and outdoor dining area and lounge.

The project is designed by Revuelta Architecture International, with interiors by Marcela Lombana and landscaping by Gardner Semler Landscape Architecture.

Rio de Janeiro-based Multiplan is one of the biggest shopping mall owners in Latin America, and has also built a number of mixed-use projects connected to retail developments. In Miami Beach, Multiplan built Il Villaggio, a luxury condo and retail development at 1455 Ocean Drive. Forbes currently pegs Peres’ net worth at $1.7 billion.

The company is self-funding the Ocean Drive development, Kingston said. That allows the developer to “push the development schedule, not relying on banks, and takes away the lack of confidence buyers have not knowing the schedule.”

Construction is expected to begin in the fourth quarter, with completion in December 2021, he said.

Multiplan is also developing 57 Ocean, an 18-story, 70-unit luxury oceanfront condo project at 5775 Collins Avenue. Kingston said sales are approaching 50 percent. The project is starting to go vertical, and is expected to be completed in September 2021, Kingston said. Fortune Development Sales is handling sales.

The Ocean Drive project has been in the works for about a year, since Multiplan purchased the two adjacent empty lots for $10 million in December 2018. It’s within the Ocean Beach Historic District, and received approval from the historic preservation board last year.

Carmenate and Duchon have handled sales at other new Ocean Drive developments such as 1500 Ocean Drive, Il Villaggio and Glass. They said they will be targeting local buyers, including empty nesters from the surrounding areas who are looking for boutique buildings, as well as buyers from the Northeast.

“We find the South-of-Fifth area to be very active,” Duchon said.

“It’s priced right for the neighborhood,” added Carmenate. “You can’t get a three-bedroom for $2.65 million in new construction in South-of-Fifth.”

Sterling Building on Lincoln Road scores hotel approval

Rendering of hotel addition at Sterling Building (Credit: Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design)

Rendering of hotel addition at Sterling Building (Credit: Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design)

Sam Herzberg’s proposal to add a hotel to the 91-year-old Sterling Building on Lincoln Road cleared another hurdle.

The Miami Beach Planning Board last week approved the 144-room project by a 6-1 vote. The hotel is one of two currently in the planning stages for the popular pedestrian mall. City leaders and Lincoln Road business owners say the hotels will attract more visitors and supplement the new convention center hotel that will be built couple of blocks north of the Sterling Building.

Herzberg — along with Mel Schlesser, president of Jameck Development, which is proposing the other hotel — have been working with the city’s planning and zoning department for about a year on new regulations that would allow hotel uses on Lincoln Road. On Oct. 16, the city commission adopted an ordinance that eliminated parking requirements, increased the maximum height from 50 to 75 feet and reduced room sizes to 200 square feet for hotels proposed on Lincoln Road. In exchange, developers are being required to provide certain amenities such as ground-floor public spaces.

Under Herzberg’s proposal, a hotel would be built on top of the Sterling Building near the back of the property facing Lincoln Lane. The Sterling’s ground floor retail is home to Books & Books and a Penguin clothing store, and features a courtyard the bookstore uses as an outdoor seating area.

“We are taking the floor area ratio to its most logical location, which is closer to the existing garage located immediately north of the alley,” said project architect Kobi Karp. “We felt it was important to take the FAR and put it further away from Lincoln Road.”

Schlesser’s company owns the circa-1935 Lincoln Center complex at 690 Lincoln Road that entails a two-story retail building, a courtyard and a three-story office building. He’s proposing to add two stories to the office building and convert the entire structure into a hotel that will also have rooms as small as 200 square feet.

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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson talks Opportunity Zones and… ants. Carson spoke at The Real Deal’s annual Showcase & Forum in Miami’s Mana Wynwood. HUD will give preference to developers and investors who build affordable housing in federal Opportunity Zones when it comes to certain grants. [TRD]

South Florida developers riff on shift from condos to rentals at TRD Miami showcase. New York developer Michael Shvo, who is making a push in Miami Beach, said he would not follow the trend, arguing that with the right site and project, the general market’s performance is irrelevant. [TRD]

Compass refutes WeWork comparison. Both companies, backed by SoftBank, were boosted by impressive valuations despite questions about profitability, and have seen a slew of executive departures. However, in hours of interviews with The Real Deal, six of Compass’ C-suite executives sought to distance the brokerage from the narrative of the troubled coworking giant. [TRD]

Scott Wadler is now managing director at Berkadia. Wadler spent over a decade at HFF, most recently as senior director of the firm’s Miami office. He handles construction financing, hospitality and residential deals throughout the Southeast. [TRD]

South Florida Q3 resi sales a mixed bag, with inventory falling. In Miami, Miami Beach and surrounding cities, sales generally rose in the third quarter, according to the newly released Elliman Reports, authored by Jonathan Miller of Miller Samuel Inc. But elsewhere in the tri-county region, sales dropped or remained stagnant. [TRD]

County Commissioner warns Miami Beach about roadblocks for Baylink transit project. The mayor of Miami Beach’s ordinance to increase the city’s control over transit projects would harm plans to build the Baylink project connecting Miami Beach to downtown Miami, Miami-Dade Commissioner Eileen Higgins warned Miami Beach officials Wednesday. [Miami Herald]

Home foreclosures are dropping

Home foreclosures are dropping

Home foreclosures dropped nearly 20% in Q3, report shows. Overall, 143,105 U.S. properties had foreclosure filings from July through September. U.S. home foreclosures dropped sharply in the third quarter, with New York City, South Florida and Los Angeles all registering declines. [TRD]

West Palm Beach’s Rosemary Square and its lender are going to court. Rosemary Square in West Palm Beach and its lender Wells Fargo are heading to a federal trial on Oct. 23. The two are in a dispute over an appraisal needed for the refinancing of a $150 million loan at the entertainment center in the heart of West Palm Beach. [Palm Beach Post]

Shaya Boymelgreen sells waterfront estate in Miami Beach

4539 Pine Tree Drive and Shaya Boymelgreen (Credit: Realtor, Getty Images and iStock)

4539 Pine Tree Drive and Shaya Boymelgreen (Credit: Realtor, Getty Images and iStock)

Shaya Boymelgreen sold her Miami Beach estate for $9.3 million, property records show.

Boymelgreen is married to Shaya, an Israeli-born New York developer who was temporarily banned from selling condos in New York alongside his partner, Lev Leviev’s Africa Israel Investments, in 2014.

Shaya Boymelgreen, via 4539 Pinetree LLC, sold the five-bedroom, 6,311-square-foot house at 4539 Pine Tree Drive to Miami Hills LLC, a Delaware company that lists a Brooklyn address. The property was built in 1951 on a waterfront 0.7-acre lot in Miami Beach.

The house includes an outdoor terrace with a summer kitchen, salt-water pool and a dock with 100 feet of waterfront, according to a previous listing. It last sold in 2015 for $9 million.

Nearby at 4260 Pine Tree Drive, developer Russell Galbut wants to build a mansion three feet higher than is currently allowed by the city.

Earlier this year, Jamie LeFrak, vice chairman and managing director of LeFrak, closed on 4567 Pine Tree Drive for $19.6 million.

Shaya Boymelgreen and Leviev had a failed partnership to build a number of condo projects in New York, and they also built the Marquis Miami building in downtown Miami. They were sued in 2016 over alleged construction defects at Marquis Miami.

Last year, Menachem Boymelgreen secured a $23.5 million construction loan for a planned townhome project in Surfside.

Spec home developer Felix Cohen buys two vacant lots on North Bay Road for $14M

Julian Cohen with the property

Julian Cohen with the property

Spec home developer Felix Cohen purchased two vacant lots on Miami Beach’s North Bay Road for $13.5 million, with plans to build a new estate with his son Julian Cohen.

Cohen bought the combined 36,143 square-foot-property at 5830–5840 North Bay Road for $373 per square foot, records show. The property features 200 feet of deep water frontage.

NBR5840 LP, a Delaware Company with a London address, sold the property. NBR5840 LP bought the combined property in September 2018 for $13.85 million, meaning it sold at a slight loss.

Julian Cohen of The Jills Zeder Group represented the buyer, according to a press release. He is also a co-developer of the project.

Felix Cohen is a Miami Beach spec home developer who co-developed 3 Indian Creek Road that sold for $47 million in 2012, marking a record sale that year.

North Bay Road has become one of the most desirable streets for ultra-wealthy buyers. Earlier this month, spec home builders Brett Palos and Bart Reines sold a waterfront home at 5712 North Bay Road for $16 million.

In August, hotelier Keith Menin paid just over $12 million for the eight-bedroom, nearly 15,000-square-foot mansion at 2318 North Bay Road.

Also in August, a California buyer purchased a waterfront mansion and lot on North Bay Road for a combined $35.4 million, marking a record sale in Miami Beach this year.

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Antonio Brown gives deposition for allegedly damaging Sunny Isles condo. The troubled former NFL wide receiver sat for a deposition on Tuesday over claims he allegedly damaged a luxury Sunny Isles Beach condo last year, according to the New York Post. The owners of the Mansions at Acqualina in Sunny Isles Beach sued Brown, claiming he caused $35,000 worth of damage. [New York Post]

Baptist Health South Florida reveals plans for luxury senior living project in Coral Gables. Baptist Health South Florida and Belmont Village plan to build 10 stories, with 232 senior living units, 12,505 square feet of retail or commercial space and 207 parking spaces on the former site of the planned Collection Residences condo project. [SFBJ]

Adam Neumann to step down as WeWork’s CEO. Adam Neumann stepped down Tuesday as WeWork’s CEO as the company moved to salvage a planned initial public offering. The chief executive’s exit concludes talks that began in recent days between Neumann and his company’s investors and board members. [TRD]

Fort Lauderdale luxury auto dealership allegedly built without landlord’s consent, according to a new lawsuit. A nearly completed Aston Martin, Bentley and Rolls-Royce dealership in Fort Lauderdale is at the center of a property dispute between the facility’s developer, Holman Automotive, and its Alabama-based landlord. [TRD]

Miculitzki family lists property near Wynwood Walls for $18M. Block Capital Group, owned by the Miculitzki family, is looking to sell a retail property near the Wynwood Walls for $18 million. 295 Wynwood LLC, led by Martin Miculitzki, gut-renovated the property at 2729 Northwest Third Avenue and leased the 9,616-square-foot building to Bfyne, a clothing store; Giache Crepes; and D’Cajon, a restaurant. [TRD]

Medical device makers sell Manalapan estate for $27M. The founders of a medical supply company sold their 2.3-acre waterfront Manalapan estate for $27 million, 38 percent below its original asking price. David and Margaret Lumia sold the property at 1340 South Ocean Boulevard to Villa Del Balbianello LLC, led by Eric Thompson of Towson, Maryland. [TRD]

Compass’ COO Maëlle Gavet is out. Compass‘ chief operating officer Maëlle Gavet is leaving the residential brokerage next month, according to sources familiar with the matter. Gavet’s exit is the most notable in a string of recent departures from the SoftBank-backed firm. [TRD]

Spec home builders sell North Bay Road mansion for $16M. Spec home builders Brett Palos and Bart Reines sold a waterfront Miami Beach estate for $16 million, property records show. The buyer is Rodney O’Neal, the former president and CEO of Delphi Automotive, an auto parts supplier. [TRD]

Motivational speaker Grant Cardone raises $50M for multifamily fund via crowdfunding. Cardone Capital’s $50 million Cardone Equity Fund V is oversubscribed and closed as of Friday, said Susan Schieman, chief financial officer of Cardone Capital. [TRD]

Raanan Katz buys Pembroke Pines shopping center. A company tied to Sunny Isles Beach commercial property owner Raanan Katz bought a retail center in Pembroke Pines for $22.3 million. [TRD]

Co-working rivals are cashing in on WeWork’s struggles. Flex-space company Knotel, co-working startup Industrious and meeting-space company Convene have all raised funds over the past month amid WeWork’s IPO woes, in part by highlighting the differences between themselves and the SoftBank-backed giant. In particular, firms often point out that their partnerships with landlords will better protect them in a downturn. [WSJ]

The WeWork IPO is just the latest in SoftBank’s long list of problems. SoftBank-backed companies including Uber, its Chinese rival Didi Chuxing, Slack and cancer-test company Guardant Health are all likely to be marked down in the firm’s third-quarter reporting. The odd structure of Softbank’s Vision Fund — in which 40 percent of the capital comes in the form of debt-like preferred stock — poses greater risks in a downturn, and Masayoshi Son’s firm recently took out an unusual three-year loan to pay back its investors, using its stakes in Uber and Guardant as collateral. [WSJ]

Some developers embrace short-term rentals. From a condo project in Nashville marketed for short-term rental use, to hotel-licensed, Airbnb-branded developments in Miami and Austin, developers are taking a new approach to increasing profits and driving sales. They are also taking steps to address safety and regulatory issues which have historically led landlords to shy away from transient uses. [WSJ]

Miami Beach could see new hotels on Lincoln Road. The Miami Beach City Commission is considering allowing taller buildings and smaller room sizes on Lincoln Road, which would allow for hotels to built on the popular street, according to the Miami Herald. The ordinance could head to a vote in October. [Miami Herald]

The property known as La Follia at 1295 South Ocean Boulevard closed for a record-breaking $105 million in July.

The property known as La Follia at 1295 South Ocean Boulevard closed for a record-breaking $105 million in July.

Here’s what it takes to sell a luxury home in posh Palm Beach. Tax benefits are leading more out-of-towners to plant a flag on the exclusive island, where brokers are in fierce competition and backstabbing is par for the golf course. [TRD]

Rendering of Virgin Hotels Miami and Richard Branson (Credit: Getty Images)

Rendering of Virgin Hotels Miami and Richard Branson (Credit: Getty Images)

Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels unveils plans for first Miami hotel. The 40-story property in the Brickell neighborhood will have a co-living component. The hotel is one of at least two that Virgin Hotels plans to operate in the Miami area, according to AFAR, which first reported the news. The second will be in South Beach. [TRD]

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Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn’s decision to relocate his firm from N.Y. to Miami could be SALT-related. The billionaire investor and noted corporate raider is planning to move his investment firm from New York City to Miami, and the SALT tax deduction could be the reason. [TRD]

Michael Shvo’s South Beach hotel plan could cost him $500 million. Between buying the Raleigh Hotel, pending deals to purchase two neighboring boutique hotels and proposing a new residential tower, Michael Shvo and his partners are already looking at a $250 million investment — and that amount could double. [TRD]

From left: Francis Suarez, Jorge Mas, and David Beckham, with a rendering of the Miami soccer stadium

From left: Francis Suarez, Jorge Mas, and David Beckham, with a rendering of the Miami soccer stadium

Miami officials want a contract for thee David Beckham-led group’s stadium deal by October. The Miami City Commission is seeking to vote on contract by the development group for the $1 billion stadium complex on either Oct. 24 or Oct. 31. [TRD]

A parcel bordering the $4 billion Miami Worldcenter megaproject just hit the market. The 24,000-square-foot development site known as World Center Link is at 33-55 Northeast 6th Street. Colliers International South Florida’s Mika Mattingly, Jack Lowell and Cecilia Estevez are the listing agents. [TRD]

Rating agencies have had doubts about WeWork for years. In an analysis of two dozen CMBS ratings reports for properties across the country, TRD found that those rating agencies have increasingly viewed WeWork, and co-working tenants in general, as a negative in their risk assessments. Meanwhile, landlords largely continued to focus on the company’s positives in public statements. [TRD]

One in four condos in New York City are sitting vacant, according to a new report. The study found that of the 16,200 units completed in New York City since 2013, around 4,100 are still on the market. It’s pushed developers to lower prices and offer concessions. And practices from previous real estate cycles are resurfacing, like the bulk sale of unsold units to investors, converting condos into rentals and more. [NYT]

CBRE group subsidiary Hana has opened three co-working locations in London. The locations will host 500 CBRE employees. Hana will partner with Nuveen Real Estate at one flexible working location, LGIM Real Assets at another and Oxford Properties at their third location. [Press release]

Bill Cunningham and Julian Johnston with the Miami Beach skyline (Credit: iStock)

Bill Cunningham and Julian Johnston with the Miami Beach skyline (Credit: iStock)

Top Miami Beach broker joins Corcoran Group. The Corcoran Group is officially in the Miami market, and it’s hiring a top Miami Beach broker, Julian Johnston. Johnston, who had been in talks with the brokerage for months, was previously working for himself as broker and owner of Calibre International Realty. [TRD]

Terranova scores first approval for 7-story hotel on Miracle Mile. The Coral Gables Planning and Zoning Department gave initial approval for Terranova Corp.’s plans to build a 120-room hotel on Coral Gables’s Miracle Mile, according to the Miami Herald. [Miami Herald]

We Company plans to list shares on Nasdaq. WeWork’s parent company is planning to list its shares on Nasdaq, while also announcing changes to its governance structure that would restrict We Co-founder and Chief Executive Adam Neumann’s voting power. [WSJ]

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