Briefcase Miami/Dade

Jean-Yves Jaouen, Florence Mauduit anbd Laurent Castaing of Chantiers de l’Atlantique with Beatrice Siri and Joseph Pineau of Royal Caribbean

Fifth Oasis Class ship under construction

Royal Caribbean International celebrated the start of construction on its fifth Oasis Class ship, scheduled to be delivered in 2021. The steel-cutting ceremony took place at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.

 

Mana buys another property

Investor and developer Moishe Mana paid $2.3 million to acquire the Silver Bell Building at 108 S. Miami Ave. The three-story, 7,610-square-foot building has two bays of retail stores and two floors of office space. Mana owns 40 properties worth $315 million in downtown Miami, including a property neighboring the Silver Bell Building, said Mika Mattingly, who leads Colliers International’s urban core division in South Florida.

 

Colliers expands scope

Colliers International Florida is growing its project management capabilities with an expanded statewide development services division, led by Greg Main-Baillie, who has joined the company as executive managing director.

 

Charlie Porchetto and Diego Colmenero

Meridian developers plan more projects

Diego Colmenero and Charlie Porchetto of Urbanica The Hotels have three more hotels in the works after opening the Meridian and the Kaskades hotels. In Miami Beach, the Euclid Hotel, 426 Euclid Ave., will have 30 rooms and the Fifth, 803 Fifth St., will have 50 rooms. The Biscayne, 3200 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami’s Edgewater area, will have 210 rooms, 5,000 square feet of retail and 7,000 square feet of rooftop pool, bar and entertainment space.

 

Link at Douglas underway

Adler Group and 13th Floor Investments have begun construction on Link at Douglas, a seven-acre project that will transform Miami-Dade County’s Douglas Road Metrorail station into a mixed-use transit hub. Set to be built in phases over the next five years, Link at Douglas will include 1,500 residential units including a workforce housing component, 25,000 square-feet of retail space, a 250,000 square foot office building, and a public plaza that connects with The Underline, a 10-mile-long linear park.

 

Major project in Hialeah underway

Miami-based Coral Rock Development Group and Arena Capital Holdings have broken ground for Pura Vida Hialeah, a nine-acre mixed-use project. The project will have 40,000 square feet of outparcels and three eight-story residential towers with 260 apartments and 11,000 square feet of retail. Tenants include Wawa, Taco Bell, Dollar Tree and a YouFit Health Clubs franchise.

 

Link at Douglas underway

Adler Group and 13th Floor Investments have begun construction on Link at Douglas, a seven-acre project that will transform Miami-Dade County’s Douglas Road Metrorail station into a mixed-use transit hub. Set to be built in phases over the next five years, Link at Douglas will include 1,500 residential units including a workforce housing component, 25,000 square-feet of retail space, a 250,000 square foot office building, and a public plaza that connects with The Underline, a 10-mile-long linear park.

 

Merrick Manor developer Henry Torres, Nilda Torres and Alfonso Macedo (Photo by World Red Eye)

Merrick Manor celebration

The Astor Cos. hosted a grand-opening celebration for Merrick Manor. The 10-story, 227-unit Merrick Manor, 301 Altara Ave., is called the largest condominium project completed in Coral Gables in at least a decade. It includes nearly 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and restaurant space.

 

Luis Flores

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr moving to Brickell

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr is moving from the Southeast Financial Center in downtown Miami to 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 1700, where it will occupy 22,400 square feet. More efficient use of space and technology will allow the 29-attorney firm to downsize by 4,500 square feet while still having room to add staff.

 

Singer Xenos being acquired

Mariner Wealth Advisors of Overland Park, Kansas, is acquiring the wealth advisory firm Singer Xenos Schechter Sosler of Coral Gables, which has more than $1.3 billion assets under management. “We are incredibly excited about entering this new market,” said Marty Bicknell, CEO and president of Mariner Wealth Advisors. “I believe Singer Xenos is the perfect partner for us in Miami. The team strives to put clients first and shares our focus on providing customized holistic wealth management solutions.”

 

Eden Roc Main Pool

WorldHotels signs Eden Roc

WorldHotels has added the Eden Roc Miami Beach to its Elite Collection. This rarified selection of hotels and resorts represents upper-upscale properties recognized for their elevated delivery of service and amenities. “We are delighted to welcome Eden Roc Miami Beach into the WorldHotels collection. It’s a beautiful hotel [that] will operate independently within our global network yet enjoy the substantial resources of an international chain, including our new loyalty program with almost 40 million members,” says Geoff Andrew, CEO of WorldHotels.

 

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