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13th Floor Assembles Oceanfront Miami Beach Site With $73M Buy

Westgate South Beach Oceanfront Resort at 3611 Collins Avenue_photo credit Trip Advisors 1170x435

13th Floor Investments is assembling a prime oceanfront site in Miami Beach, having purchased an aging resort along Collins Avenue next door to a condo property it terminated last year.

The Miami-based developer paid $73 million for the Westgate South Beach Oceanfront Resort at 3611 Collins Avenue, located north of the Faena district in the Mid-Beach neighborhood, property records show.

The three-story building, which functions as a timeshare resort, was built in 1938 and houses 46 units on 0.8 acres.

The purchase comes eight months after 13th Floor Investments terminated the condo association of All Seasons property, which neighbors the Westgate resort. The move grants 13th Floor Investments full control of the seven-story building, which was completed in 1980 and sits on 0.4 acres.

Combined, 13th Floor Investments’ assemblages span 1.18 acres, and is a likely target for condo development. Bank OZK provided a $51.9 million loan for both properties, according to records. A representative for the developer declined to comment on plans for the site or the price of the All Seasons property, divulging only that Opera Acquisitions LLC, managed by Valerio Spinaci, was a partner and responsible for assembling both properties.

Condo terminations are a growing trend among developers following the deadly collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium, which was built in 1981 and was poorly maintained. As owners of similar aging condos face expensive assessments to fund repairs, some are opting to sell to developers, who often tear down the building to construct luxury condominiums.

 

Source:  Commercial Observer

 

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Wynwood Plaza Project Scores $215M Construction Loan

In yet another sign that lenders are still confident in the South Florida market, a mixed-use office development in Wynwood secured a $215 million construction loan.

Little Rock, Arkansas-based Bank OZK provided the loan to L&L Holding Company, Oak Row Equities, San Francisco-based Shorenstein Properties and Marcelo Claure’s Miami-based Claure Group for the Wynwood Plaza, a 1-million-square-foot office, apartment and retail project planned for 95 Northwest 29th Street in Miami.

The assemblage is anchored by the former Rubell Family Collection properties. Rubell moved its museum to a new space in Allapattah.

Newmark’s Dustin Stolly and Jordan Roeschlaub represented New York-based L&L and Oak Row in finding additional partners, according to a press release. Berkadia’s Scott Wadler and Michael Basinski arranged the construction loan. Bank OZK and other lenders have been providing large loans in South Florida, despite the challenging interest rate environment and the trend of banks pulling back overall.

Construction of the Wynwood Plaza will begin “immediately,” according to the release. The development could be completed in 2025. It includes a 12-story, 266,000-square-foot office building, a 509-unit luxury rental building, 32,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor retail space, and a 26,000-square-foot public plaza. Gensler is the architect and James Corner Field Operations is designing the outdoor spaces.

 

Source:  The Real Deal

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Developer Obtains $277M Construction Loan For Hotel And Condo In Miami Beach

Oko Group and Access Industries obtained a $277.2 million construction loan for the Aman Hotel & Residences along the ocean in Miami Beach.

Bank OZK assumed the $34.8 million mortgage from 2020 and boosted it to $277.2 million. The borrower on the 1.7-acre site at 3425 Collins Ave. was 3425 Collins LLC and various affiliates linked to Oko Group, led by billionaire Vladislav Doronin, and Access Industries, led by Len Blavatnik.

Located in the Faena District, the site previously had the historic 16-story Versailles Hotel. It will be renovated and rebranded as the Aman Hotel for this project, plus the developer will build a 16-story condo tower.

The hotel tower will feature 56 rooms and 22 condos, while the stand-alone condo will have 41 units. It was designed by Miami-based Revuelta Architecture and Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.

 

Source:  SFBJ

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Related Scores $88M Construction Loan For Dorsey Project In Wynwood

The Related Group and its partners secured an $87.5 million construction loan for the Dorsey project in Wynwood.

Bank OZK provided the financing for the 12-story mixed-use development planned for Northwest Third Avenue between 28th and 29th streets. Related, Alex Karakhanian’s Lndmrk Development and Tricera Capital are partnering to develop the project.

The Dorsey will include 306 apartments, with a majority between 500 square feet and 620 square feet, with some as small as 400 square feet. The commercial space will be divided into about 33,000 square feet of retail and 78,000 square feet of office. The project will also run along a planned woonerf, a Dutch-inspired pedestrian-friendly street. The Related joint venture secured approval for the project from the Miami Urban Development Review Board in late 2019. Arquitectonica is the architect.

Monthly rents are expected to range between $1,800 and $3,900. Amenities will include a gym with a yoga studio and spa, a courtyard, recreation area for pets and a garage, according to a spokesperson.

Karakhanian said the building is expected to be delivered in about 20 months. Construction began this month.

Weck 29 LLC paid $32 million for the assemblage in September 2019. Affiliated companies secured the loan.

Related has been active in Wynwood, where Jon Paul Pérez, newly minted president of the firm, has taken the helm.

 

Source:  The Real Deal

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