The revitalization of Downtown Miami is continuing to evolve.
New York-based developer Time Century Holdings has entered the Miami market to transform the Metro Mall into a luxury jewelry center. The developer secured a $23.6 million construction loan for the $50 million project through City National Bank of Florida.
Time Century Holdings is working with architect Kobi Karp on the project to create a destination for “luxury jewelry retailers, wholesalers, consumers and watch enthusiasts.” Phase one includes a basement, ground, mezzanine and second floors, while the second phase—set to start later this year—will include the development of four stories of office space. The wholesale retail portion of the project is already 60% leased by jewelers from Europe, South America and Asia. The leasing helped to secure the loan, which Yair Levy of Time Century called a “true endorsement” of the project and of Downtown Miami.
The jewelry center itself will take up four floors with a three-story atrium. There are retail spaces ranging from 500 to 2,000 square feet with rental rates ranging from $65 to $150 per square foot.
The jewelry center is just one of several ongoing projects transforming Downtown Miami and big real estate players are getting involved.