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

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