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Okan Tower, Armani/Casa, Four Seasons

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Okan Tower

Turkey’s Okan Group has launched sales of its first U.S. development, Okan, at 555 N. Miami Ave., in Miami. The design by architectural firm Behar Font & Partners is inspired by the silhouette of a tulip, Turkey’s official flower. The 70-story project will include a 294-room hotel by Hilton Hotels & Resorts, 64,000 square feet of Class A office space, 236 additional condo/hotel units starting on the 36th floor, and 149 condominium residences, plus four penthouses, starting on the 51st floor. Residential offerings, which start at $318,500, include condominiums (one to three bedrooms, plus a den). One Sotheby’s International Realty is the broker. theokantowermiami.com

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Residences by Armani/Casa

The oceanfront Residences by Armani/Casa in Sunny Isles Beach has topped off at 649 feet, with completion scheduled for fall 2019. The 56-story glass tower, designed by architect César Pelli, is the first U.S. project by Giorgio Armani’s Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio, which designed and furnished 35,000 square feet of amenities, including a lobby-level lounge, a restaurant, a cigar room and wine cellar, heated swimming pool, ocean-facing fitness center, a two-story spa, a movie theater and a club room. Swiss landscape artist Enzo Enea designed three acres of gardens. Units are 1,350 to 5,820 square feet, and priced from $2 million to $17 million. Developers are Dezer Development and The Related Group. rbacmiami.com

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Four Seasons

Construction has started on the 22-story Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale, at 525 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. It’s being developed by Miami’s Fort Partners, with Miami’s Kobi Karp the architect and Fernando Wong handing the landscape design. The Four Seasons will include 130 hotel rooms on the fourth through 11 floors and 90 condos starting on the fifth floor. Residences will range from 780 square feet to more than 6,000 square feet. Sales already have surpassed $100 million. Amenities include an oceanfront terrace on the third floor with pools and luxury cabanas, a Four Seasons spa, fitness center and a Kids for All Seasons program. An all-day restaurant with interior and alfresco seating also resides on the oceanfront terrace, with a pool bar, lounge and an oceanview outdoor café. fort525residences.com

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.