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First Mixed-Use Class A Office Space To Break Ground In Miami Beach

The first purpose-built Class A office space will rise in the Sunset Harbour district of Miami Beach after a mixed-use project won approval from the city commission last week.

With an influx of business and wealth migration to South Florida, many are looking at Miami Beach as a place to relocate.

Eighteen Sunset will span more than 60,000 square feet and offer luxury residential, retail and residential accommodations in one building. The five-story building will have two floors of Class-A office space, a residential penthouse with a rooftop, 32,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space with a deck overlooking Biscayne Bay, and street-level retail and restaurant space.

“We haven’t even begun marketing this and yet we’ve had a lot of interest and demand from various folks for all aspects of the project. I think we’re hitting it just at the right time,” said  Brad Colmer of Deco Capital Group, the development firm behind Eighteen Sunset.

The third and fourth floors will be 32,000 square feet of office space for finance and investment firms, family offices, technology firms, and professionals seeking waterfront views. Deco Capital Group has enlisted a best-in-class team to represent Eighteen Sunset, with Stephen Rutchik of Colliers International leasing the building’s office space, and Sara Wolfe of Koniver Stern marketing the retail offerings.

The penthouse has 15,000 square feet of indoor space and sits one floor above the office space, where an executive can live and work under the same roof. The rooftop deck will have a pool, hot tub and outdoor dining area. The penthouse owner will also have a private garage that has room for at least six cars on the building’s second floor and direct elevator access.

“The Penthouse at Eighteen Sunset will be the pinnacle of luxury and exclusivity in Miami Beach, making it unlike any private residence the city has seen,” said Oren Alexander of Douglas Elliman, which is selling the penthouse. “This is perfect for a buyer drawn to the idea of taking an elevator down to the ground floor and being immersed in a vibrant, walkable neighborhood that offers everything from sidewalk cafes and coffee shops to trendy boutiques and a marina across the street. All of this is available in a building offering beautiful views and the amenities and security features of a world-class building.”

Eighteen Sunset, located between Purdy Ave. and Bay Road, will overlook Biscayne Bay and Maurice Gibb Park, close to dining and retail destinations. The project is the newest development by Deco Capital Group, a Miami-based real estate development and investment firm.

“We have a covered breezeway as well as covered sidewalk space,” Colmer said. “I can’t think of many other buildings in South Florida that are going to have the amount of covered outdoor space that we have and the indoor and outdoor connectivity for ground-level activation. I think that offers a lot of exciting opportunities.”

Colmer says construction is expected to start around September and is scheduled to be completed in 2023.


Source:  GlobeSt.

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Wynwood Is Getting An Eco-Friendly Hotel At The Site Of The Art By God Store

Art by God, the museum store specializing in furnishings and jewelry made from natural artifacts, is proceeding with negotiations for the sale of its Wynwood location. Fittingly, the site is set to become an earth-friendly hotel.

The 21,155 square-foot store, located at 60 NE 27th St., is part of a four-parcel assemblage totaling more than 56,000 square feet and currently priced at $15.6 million. The acquisition includes three other lots at 26 NE 27 St., 25 NE 26 St. and 61 NE 26 St.

The buyer is the Miami-based Lucky Shepherd, a multi-company firm founded in 2016 that specializes in holistic wellness in technology, real estate and design.

The new owners plan to raze the existing property and build a 150-key eco-friendly lodging, with 48 residential units, a farm-to-table restaurant, a speakeasy and a rooftop pool and bar. Touzet Studio is the architect on the project. Gensler will handle the interior design. Construction is expected to begin in late 2021 and last 24-30 months.

Gene Harris, who founded Art By God Inc. in 1982, paid $350,000 for the 1.29 acre assemblage in 1997. He opened the Wynwood store on the property in 2014. The Harris family is still deciding whether to open a store at another location or go entirely online.

Andy Charry of Metro 1 (formerly of APEX Capital Realty), represented the seller. Arden Karson, managing principal of Karson & Co., together with Mika Mattingly and Cecilia Estevez with Colliers International Florida’s Urban Core Division, represented the buyer.

“Just like 2020, this transaction has been very challenging,” Charry said. “I’m grateful to everyone who is helping to push this deal to the finish line. The buyers are getting a phenomenal site.”


The property, which was sold off-market, has been under contract since November 2019.

The hospitality industry has been banking on Wynwood as a lucrative hotel location to capitalize on its flood of annual visitors (more than four million in 2019, according to the Wynwood Business Improvement District).

The San Francisco-based Sonder is currently developing a 72-room hotel at 111 NE 26th St., just one block from the Wynwood Walls. The international firm Quadrum Global is developing a nine-story, 217-room hotel at a three-parcel assemblage it bought for $8.5 million at 2217 NW Miami Court.

The New York-based Domio leased an entire 175-unit building developed by The Related Group and Block Capital Group, originally intended as apartments, and is operating it as a hotel at 51 NW 26th St.


Source:  Miami Herald

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