One Liners Miami-Dade
► 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.