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Construction Of Phase 2 Of Wynwood’s ‘Wyncatcher’ Project Set To Begin

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Berkadia has secured a $35 million loan to fund the construction of Phase II of Wyncatcher, a new 78,000-square-foot mixed-use creative space in the renowned Wynwood Arts District in Miami.

Managing Director Scott Wadler and Vice President Michael Basinski secured the financing on behalf of the sponsor, Morabito Properties, a Miami-based development firm led by Valerio Morabito.

The deal closed on May 29.

The project consists of two adjoining properties built in phases: Phase I, which was completed in Q4 2023 and consists of 38,400 square feet, is entirely leased to Knotel, a flexible workspace provider. Phase II will consist of 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 42,000 square feet of creative office space, slated for completion in Q2 2026.

BridgeInvest provided the floating-rate loan which will be used to pay off the existing construction loan on Phase I and fund construction on Phase II.

“Wynwood continues to fortify its reputation as a hub for innovative and creative companies,” said Wadler. “Morabito’s commitment to elegant design fits in perfectly with the ethos of this neighborhood and will ensure Wyncatcher is one of the most desirable creative office properties in the city.”

Located at 2143 Northwest 1 Avenue & 2150 Northwest Miami Court, the Wyncatcher is a high-design project by Morabito Properties involving internationally recognized architecture firm Arquitectónica, the trailblazing Vagabongarq team, and Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto, also known as Vhils.

Phase I features a two-story industrial-style building with restaurant space, a rooftop terrace, elegant double-height, black-frame windows, and a Vhils Studio designed carved concrete facade. Phase ll will be composed of an open-air covered car park, a private garden, large double-height white frame windows, high ceilings, and natural light. The space will be ideal for creative tenants with its open-format layout, and with abundant indoor and outdoor areas, will be conducive to hosting of large events and corporate gatherings.

The property affords convenient access to the Wynwood Arts District’s most notable restaurants, retailers, entertainment, and attractions like Wynwood Walls, Pastis, UNKWN, as well as Downtown/Brickell, Miami Beach, and Miami International Airport.

 

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The Dorsey Mixed-Use Project Gets $165M Refi

Berkadia has arranged a $165 million loan to refinance the construction loan for The Dorsey, a recently completed, mixed-use development located in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood.

The 306-unit property was co-developed by Related Group, LNDMRK, and Tricera Capital. Berkadia Managing Directors Scott Wadler, Brad Williamson, and Matt Robbins, Senior Managing Director Mitch Sinberg, and Vice President Michael Basinski of Berkadia South Florida arranged the loan on behalf of the Miami-based sponsors.

The lender, MF1 Capital, delivered a quick and certain closing despite recent market volatility and provided the 30-month, interest-only loan to take out the existing construction financing.

“Despite the macro headwinds, lender confidence remains high for those projects of the highest quality,” said Jon Paul Perez, President of Related Group. “In the case of The Dorsey, we had several factors working in our favor: namely an unmatched location in the world’s most desirable neighborhood, gorgeous designs and a development team that’s second to none.”

Located on the corner of NW 29 Street and NW 3rd Avenue, The Dorsey is at the epicenter of the Wynwood neighborhood. The property features 73,000 square feet of office space, and 36,000 square feet of ground floor retail. The office portion is fully leased to Schonfeld Strategic Advisors, a New York-based hedge fund making The Dorsey their second headquarters, and Industrious, a leading coworking provider with over 160 locations globally.

The Dorsey also includes 306 luxury apartments, with floor plans ranging from 450 to 1,600 square feet. Residents will enjoy a highly curated set of on-site amenities, like a fitness center with a spin and yoga room, a first-class pet spa, a resort-style rooftop pool, an outdoor courtyard, and more. The development also boasts a collection of world-class art displayed across all common areas.

“The Dorsey is the premier mixed-use development in one of the most desirable 24-hour submarkets in the nation,” said Wadler. “The Property’s strong lease-up velocity and best-in-class features and finishes led to significant lender interest in the refinance.”

The Dorsey’s modern mixed-use design blends with Wynwood’s walkable, urban neighborhood. The project’s impactful integration into the neighborhood has already brought accolades as it was named the Multifamily Development of the Year for South Florida at the 2023 CoStar Impact Awards.

 

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