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September 25, 2017

One Liners Miami-Dade

One Liners Miami-Dade
► Melo Group recently celebrated the 80th birthday of its president and patriarch, Jose Luis Melo, with hundreds of construction workers in attendance.

ESJ Capital Partners acquired Miami’s 18-acre Jungle Island entertainment park for $60 million and will renovate it, adding a zip line and waterslides.

Chad Moss, executive vice president of Moss & Associates, gave a $10 million gift to Florida International University’s College of Engineering and Computing, the largest donation by an alumnus.

“Magique—Experience the Illusion” runs through May at the Faena Theater.

The Knight Foundation gave $1.2 million to the Miami Urban Future Initiative, an economic development project led by Florida International University’s College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts, and Richard Florida’s Creative Class Group.   

Bacardi appointed 20-year company veteran Mahesh Madhavan its new CEO.

► Mixed-use building Giralda Place topped off in Coral Gables and is expected for completion in early 2018.

Verzasca Group topped off two boutique condominiums in Bay Harbor Islands—Le Jardin and the Pearl House.

► On March 18, Dezer Development’s hosted a grand opening with a fireworks display and a performance by Alicia Keys for its Porsche Design Tower, a 60-story residential tower equipped with an automobile elevator-lift-system in Sunny Isles Beach. Its penthouse sold for $25 million within two weeks of its opening.

► Spain’s Cosentino Group, a producer and distributor of natural stone and architectural surfaces, will move its corporate operations and U.S. headquarters from Houston to Coral Gables.

► Miami-based sisters Flavia and Claudia Giardinella have introduced limited-edition wearable art called Artteca.

► Developer Moishe Mana will break ground in mid-2018 on his Mana Wynwood Americas-Asia Trade Center and International Financial Center, which will include office space, hotels, and retail.

Avison Young hired George Vail, previously of Ackman-Ziff, to lead the organization’s capital markets and debt group at its Miami office.

Aventura Mall is expanding in November with a three-level, 315,000-square-foot wing that will include a rooftop VIP lounge.

Coconut Grove Playhouse will get an overhaul with a $20 million renovation project.

► Partners Ryan Brady and Kendrick Heywood of Vior Life & Aesthetics, a Miami health clinic, will provide medical cannabis treatments and services.

► Partners Ryan Brady and Kendrick Heywood of Vior Life & Aesthetics, a Miami health clinic, will provide medical cannabis treatments and services.

► In fall 2018, Urban Atlantic Group and Oak Ventures are anticipated to complete Arbor Residences, a 52-unit condominium in Coconut Grove located behind CocoWalk.

► In fall 2018, Urban Atlantic Group and Oak Ventures are anticipated to complete Arbor Residences, a 52-unit condominium in Coconut Grove located behind CocoWalk.

► Melo Group recently celebrated the 80th birthday of its president and patriarch, Jose Luis Melo, with hundreds of construction workers in attendance.

► Melo Group recently celebrated the 80th birthday of its president and patriarch, Jose Luis Melo, with hundreds of construction workers in attendance.

► Brazilian furnishings company Artefacto will open a 45,000-square-foot flagship U.S. location in Coral Gables, at 101 S. Dixie Highway.

► Brazilian furnishings company Artefacto will open a 45,000-square-foot flagship U.S. location in Coral Gables, at 101 S. Dixie Highway.

► Partners Ryan Brady and Kendrick Heywood of Vior Life & Aesthetics, a Miami health clinic, will provide medical cannabis treatments and services.

► Partners Ryan Brady and Kendrick Heywood of Vior Life & Aesthetics, a Miami health clinic, will provide medical cannabis treatments and services.

► North Miami Beach’s Sapoznik Insurance celebrated its 30th year in the city at Bike305’s Ciclovia event on March 19.

► North Miami Beach’s Sapoznik Insurance celebrated its 30th year in the city at Bike305’s Ciclovia event on March 19.

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