Thursday, August 30, 2012

Miami-Dade Trolley

While it’s still working out the kinks, visitors and residents alike are enjoying the new City of Miami Trolley. Especially for short trips and those times you just can’t fathom trying to find a place to park, taking the trolley makes sense.

The $20 million dollar, 5-year trolley project opened in late April, 2012 with a limited run and is now up to full-service from Monday through Saturday from 6 am until 11 pm. On game days special Sunday service is available.

The green and orange, retro-styled trolleys are scheduled every 15 minutes to take passengers around Brickell and along Biscayne Boulevard through the downtown area.

Best of all, it makes stops near Metromover and several bus stations, making the trolley convenient for commuters who want to leave their cars at home during the week. According to the Miami Herald, about 500 passengers a day take advantage of the free rides. On game days, that number reaches 2,000.

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In case you’re wondering where we got the money for the City of Miami Trolley, the Herald tells us that it came from a number of places: the city’s transit surtax money, the State of Florida and from the state’s federal stimulus fund.

The trolley will definitely alleviate traffic in the Downtown and Brickell area, where it is more expensive nowadays to drive a car for multiple reasons. 

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You can find a map of the Miami trolleys’ routes and stops at the City of Miami’s website.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Miami Spice

Miami residents are spoiled when it comes to dining opportunities. In fact, one of the problems with living in Miami is trying to decide where to go for lunch or dinner – there are just so many choices. From the type of food offered to the location and ambience, Miami is a world-class epicurean’s dream.

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This is why so many Miami residents wait all year for Miami Spice, which occurs this year from August first through September 30th.

If you’re new to Miami and have never heard of Miami Spice, get ready to be blown away, as 121 of Miami’s finest restaurants strut their stuff on your plate. World-renowned chefs create their signature dishes and combine them into three-course, prix-fixe lunches ($19 or $23) and dinners ($33 or $39), offered at participating restaurants.

For less than the cost of a tank of gas you can indulge in Italian food at Anacapri on Ponce or South Beach’s Bianca; Argentinian at Baires Grill; Cuban cuisine at Bongo’s Cuban Café and even organic delights at the Canyon Ranch Grill.  

Sponsored by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, participating Miami Spice restaurants go through a rigorous selection process. “Part of the requirements of a restaurant to participate in Miami Spice, is that they have a good Zagat rating,” says Steven Haas, chairman of the board of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. Participating restaurants also have to prove that “they have a good reputation and are invested in our community,” Haas added.

You will find a full list of Miami Spice’s participating restaurants online at OpenTable and participating restaurants sorted by region at ILoveMiamiSpice.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Icon Bay - Preliminary Penthouse Floor Plans

Today, the developer of Icon Bay condos released preliminary floor plans for all the penthouse units. There will be four floors of penthouses at Icon Bay. The penthouse floors will be the 40th, 41st, 42nd and 43rd floor. And there will be four penthouse units on each one of these floors.

According to these preliminary Icon Bay penthouse floor plans, PH 01 will have 2500 square feet with 3 bedrooms plus service room and 4 full bathrooms. It also has two terraces, one with 275 square feet and a second one with 71 square feet.
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Icon Bay Penthouse 02 will have 2350 square feet with 4 bedrooms plus service room and 4 full bathrooms. It also has a small den. The balcony has 324 square feet.
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Icon Bay Penthouse 03 will be very similar to Icon Bay Penthouse 02 with the same square footage (2350 sq. ft.). It has 5 bedrooms (the service room in PH 02 was turned into a 5th bedroom) and 4 full bathrooms. It also has the small den and the balcony also has 324 square feet.
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Icon Bay Penthouse 04 will be the biggest one with 2700 square feet. It will have 4 bedrooms plus service room and 5 full bathrooms. It will also feature a separate multimedia/family room. It has two balconies, the front one with 327 square feet and the back one with 63 square feet.
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The 43rd floor penthouses at Icon Bay, the ones on the top floor, will also have private terraces upstairs. In the following renderings you can get an idea of the upstairs private terraces at Icon Bay.

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You can see the renderings and location in the following Icon Bay video.

For more information regarding Icon Bay Condos please contact Miami Riches Real Estate.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Icon Brickell Condos - World-Class Amenities and much more

Ask a local Miami resident which Brickell condo/hotel has the best amenities in town and the chances are good that he or she will mention the Icon Brickell. Offering so much more than a place to plop your head on pillow at night, Icon Brickell is better described as an “urban development.” 

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The complex consists of three towers: North/tower 1, South/tower 2 and Viceroy/tower3. The towers are connected by the parking structure which has the pool on top. Tower 1 and Tower 2, the residential towers, have 58 stories each, while tower 3 has 50 stories. The architects were from the local Miami firm Arquitectonica and the interior design was the responsibility of the French designer Phillippe Starck in tower 1 and 2, while tower 3 was the responsibility of Kelly Wearstler.

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The entrance of the complex contains huge stone sculptures that resemble moais, the monolithic human figures found in Easter Island.

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The Viceroy Tower, the shortest of the three, is where you will find a mix of residences and hotel rooms, while the North and South Towers hold condominium units. The Viceroy is also home to a rooftop nightclub called Club 50. Amenities offered at the Viceroy differ from those in the other towers.

Icon Brickell was completed in 2009 and offers studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom and penthouse units.

So, what makes the amenities here so memorable? Let’s take a look at what Icon Brickell has to offer.

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Food and Beverage at Icon Brickell
Icon Brickell is distinctive for five on-site eateries. Casual dining, such as morning coffee or a light breakfast, is offered at the poolside café which is open from 8am to 7pm Monday through Thursday and until 8pm Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Viceroy is home to EOS, the Mediterranean inspired signature restaurant where you can enjoy lunch or dinner. After dark, light dining is offered at Club 50 which also has a swimming pools and views of downtown, Miami Beach and Key Biscayne. Icon Brickell also holds two bayside, lobby-level restaurants that have not been occupied yet.

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Fun in the Sun at Icon Brickell
While many condominium residences offer a pool or two, Icon Brickell boasts of a two-acre pool terrace, towering 100 feet above Biscayne Bay. On this terrace you will find three infinity-edged pools, a hot tub and a huge lap pool.

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Relax comfortably pool-side on the chaise lounges with a beverage or snack from the café or partake in a game of life-size chess in the enclosed outdoor living area, complete with an oversized fireplace.  

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If you prefer activity to lounging, you’ll love the 1,000 feet of water front, replete with a path for joggers and walkers.

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Icon Brickell also offers a dock for boat owners to tie up.

Pamper Yourself at Icon Brickell
Not many condo complexes can boast of 28,000 square feet of spa space, but Icon Brickell most certainly can. Spa amenities are on par with those one might find in a 5-star resort and include:

·      Redwood sauna
·      Eucalyptus steam rooms
·      Cold-plunge pools
·      Serenity pools
·      Aerobics, yoga, spinning and Pilates facilities
·      Cardio Theatre
·      An array of free weights and weight training equipment
·      Juice bar

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There is also a movie theater located right next to the Spa.

The world class amenities offered at the Miami’s Icon Brickell are carried over into individual units, as well. Each Icon Brickell condo offers fire protection system, high-speed connectivity at all TV outlets, cabling to all television outlets, CAT5 cable for voice and data communication, whirlpool bathtub in master bath, and sub-zero, bosch and miele kitchen appliances.

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Depending on floor plan, you’ll also find:

·      Large terraces
·      9-foot ceilings
·      Gourmet kitchen appliances
·      Italian kitchen cabinets
·      Limestone bathroom flooring

Of course the Icon Brickell offers standard amenities, such as a full-time concierge staff that offers housekeeping and other services, and a 24-hour valet.

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Icon Brickell condo units in tower 1 and 2 (the residential towers) come with assigned parking spaces. Units in Viceroy-tower 3 do not have assigned parking spaces, it is all valet.

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Condos for sale and rentals at Icon Brickell
Currently, studios at Icon Brickell start at $260,000. One bedrooms at Icon Brickell start at $360,000. Two bedrooms at Icon Brickell start at $560,000. And  three bedrooms at Icon Brickell start at $1,250,000. 

There are four associations in Icon Brickell: Tower One association, Tower Two association, Tower Three association and the master association. Condo owners at Icon Brickell pay dues to the association in their specific building and to the master association which is responsible for the common areas of the three towers.

Regarding rentals at Icon Brickell, studios rent from approximately $1,600/month, one bedrooms rent from approximately $2,000/month, two bedrooms rent from approximately $3,000/month and three bedrooms rent from approximately $4,500/month.

You can find the best views (clearer views of the water) in lines 01,03 and 05 in tower 1, and in lines 01, 03 and 05 in tower 2.

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You will find Icon Brickell on Brickell avenue right next to the bridge that connects Brickell and downtown, between 5th and 6th Streets, on the east side of Brickell Avenue. 

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Icon Bay - Update August 26th 2012

Icon Bay was first announced to brokers a month ago. So far, Icon Bay has 150 units under reservation, which is 50% of the building under reservation. In addition, 75 of these reservations have paid a deposit of 10% of the purchase price. This is remarkable, given that the developer still does not have a sales office for Icon Bay and they just released the brochure earlier this week. You can find the Icon Bay brochure in the pdf document attached.

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After the first 100 units were reserved, the developer increased pricing approximately by 3%. The developer released new inventory this week at an average price of $513 per square foot. You can find the Icon Bay inventory in the pdf document attached.

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The Icon Bay penthouse units were released as well. Penthouse units will be located on floors 40, 41, 42 and 43. There will be 4 penthouse units per floor on these floors. Prices of the penthouses are shown below:

PH 4001 2,399 $1,271,900 $530.18
PH 4002 2,348 $1,197,900 $510.18
PH 4003 2,348 $1,197,900 $510.18
PH 4004 2,701 $1,485,900 $550.13
PH 4101 2,399 $1,301,900 $542.68
PH 4102 2,348 $1,222,900 $520.83
PH 4103 2,348 $1,222,900 $520.83
PH 4104 2,701 $1,510,900 $559.39
PH 4201 2,399 $1,331,900 $555.19
PH 4202 2,348 $1,247,900 $531.47
PH 4203 2,348 $1,247,900 $531.47
PH 4204 2,701 $1,535,900 $568.64
PH 4301 2,399 $1,861,900 $776.12
PH 4302 2,348 $1,552,900 $661.37
PH 4303 2,348 $1,552,900 $661.37

The developer also announced that there will be commercial space available on the bottom level of the parking structure, which will be separate from the actual tower.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Setai Penthouse - Highest price per square foot in Miami

The word “luxury” is an understatement when applied to The Setai. Located on Collins Avenue, the hotel and residences tower 40 stories above South Beach, but it’s the amenities that set The Setai a world apart.

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Here are just a few of Setai’s features:

24-hour, world-class concierge service
On-site gym and spa
24-hour security
On-site recording studio
Three swimming pools 
Daybeds – either poolside or on the beach
Full service at the pools and the beach – water, towels, iPods, magazines, food and beverage

On site dining opportunities include:

The Restaurant – 2011 Miami New Times’ "Best Hotel Restaurant,” and 
included in its "Top Five Restaurants for Outdoor Dining" 
The Bar & Courtyard  - stop by for just a cocktail, or dinner with friends
The Grill - European-inspired small plates, served tapas style
The Pool & Beach Bar – enjoy Mediterranean-inspired salads, seafood, wraps and, of course, an enticing collection of cocktails, beer and wine

The Setai was completed in 2005; a Post Modern development with Asian inspirations, located above a sea of South Beach art deco buildings. While 85 units are dedicated to the hotel portion of the complex, it contains 163 luxury condominium units, in various sizes, up to over 7,000 square feet. 

There are eight residences per floor and each features windows from the floor to the 9-foot ceiling, teak doors and recessed designer lighting. Each unit also contains an integrated information system and kitchens with SubZero appliances, Meile dishwashers and teak cabinets.

Designer touches abound in the bathrooms as well and include Kohler fixtures, black granite floors, whirlpool tubs and showers with ceramic tiles, edged in black granite.

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One of the Setai Penthouse units (PHV-B) is currently offered for sale at $36,000,000, making it Miami’s highest price-per-square-foot home on the market. This single-level penthouse unit features four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half-baths in 7,107 square feet of living space.

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Although PHV-B represents the top of the market at Setai, the average list price for a residence there is currently a bit under $3,552.00. The lowest priced residence at this time is a studio hotel suite, offered at $599,000. This suite is located on the fifth floor and has views of both the ocean and the courtyard. Turn-key, this unit includes luxurious Duxiana bedding, a Bose surround sound system, Lavazza coffee system and more. It is enrolled in the Setai Hotel Program, so you can easily rent it while you’re not using it.

Between the two price extremes you will find 12 other units on the market, ranging in price from $1.5 million to $9,950,000. 

We are happy to show you any of the amazing residences at Setai South Beach.

Monday, August 20, 2012

History of Miami Circle

Miami has an international reputation as a jet setter’s paradise, full of sun, sand and vibrant nightlife. Even locals overlook the area’s rich historic culture and artifacts. One of the questions newcomers to the area most frequently ask has to do with the Miami Circle, that huge circle on the ground in Brickell between the river and Icon Brickell.

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Not many metropolitan areas can boast of an important archaeological site within their borders, but Miami can and does.

And with good cause: archaeologists tell us that it is the only known evidence of its kind in the United States.

How was it Found?
Miami Circle was, for many years, hidden beneath the foundation of an old apartment building at 401 Brickell Avenue. The archaeological wonder saw daylight again in 1998, when the apartment building was demolished to make way for a luxury condominium building in Brickell.

Before building on the site, however, the developer performed an archaeological field survey, per City of Miami building regulations. The excavation team, composed of volunteers and employees of the Archaeological & Historical Conservancy, eventually unearthed the site.

The team found 24 holes, cut into Oolitic limestone bedrock, formed into a perfect, 38-foot circle. The site also included artifacts such as human teeth, tools made of shell and charcoal from ancient fires.

Debate raged for over a year as to the circle’s fate. The developer wanted it moved to a more suitable site while the area’s historians, Native American tribes and archaeologists fought against the idea, fearing destruction of important artifacts.

Eventually, Michael Baumann, the developer, sold the land the site sits on to the State of Florida for $26.7 million.

Who Built Miami Circle?
Archaeologists believe the circle was built by the Tequesta Indians between 1,700 and 2,000 years ago. Both its age and its authenticity are subjects of debate in the scientific community.

Be that as it may, Miami Circle is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2009.

What was its Purpose?
While nobody knows for certain, scholars believe that the holes were postholes to hold structure supports. Because of Florida’s frequent flooding they suggest that the structure was elevated, such as on stilts.

Because the construction of the structure would have required a massive effort, and the cooperation of a great many members of the tribe, historians also suggest that it served some sort of ceremonial or religious purpose.

Location of the Miami Circle
The Miami Circle is accessible from the Icon Brickell’s driveway or through Brickell Park at 501 Brickell Avenue. For a treat, plan your visit for a Tuesday evening at 6pm. That is when local shaman Catherine Hummingbird Ramirez holds her weekly candlelight vigil, and speaks with visitors about Miami Circle’s archaeological significance.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Rents increasing in Brickell and Downtown - But how much?

I have noticed in the past couple of years that rents have increased in Brickell and Downtown in general. As a matter of fact, the Miami Herald had an article this week stating that rentals and sales prices have gone up in Brickell and Downtown in the past year.

In some buildings rents have increased more than others. So, I decided to check the MLS and compare prices of rented units in July 2011 against prices in July 2012. I took into consideration the buildings that have the most activity so I could show reliable data when calculating average prices. The buildings I considered were: Plaza on Brickell, Icon Brickell, 500 Brickell, The Club at Brickell Bay, 1060 Brickell, Mint and Ivy.

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In the following table you can see the results of the analysis:

BUILDING - NUMBER BEDS Avg Rent July 2011 Avg Rent July 2012 % CHANGE
Plaza on Brickell - 1 bedroom $1,728 $1,807 4.37%
Plaza on Brickell - 2 bedrooms $2,321 $2,461 5.69%
Icon Brickell - 1 bedroom $2,148 $2,336 8.05%
Icon Brickell - 2 bedrooms $3,412 $3,342 -2.09%
500 Brickell - 1 bedroom $1,669 $1,810 7.79%
500 Brickell - 2 bedrooms $2,313 $2,515 8.03%
The Club at Brickell Bay - 1 bedroom $1,551 $1,649 5.94%
The Club at Brickell Bay - 2 bedrooms $1,975 $2,150 8.14%
1060 Brickell - 1 bedroom $1,800 $1,875 4.00%
1060 Brickell - 2 bedrooms $2,350 $2,410 2.49%
Mint - 1 bedroom $1,650 $1,700 2.94%
Mint - 2 bedrooms $2,293 $2,700 15.07%
Ivy - 1 bedroom $1,440 $1,705 15.54%
Ivy - 2 bedrooms $1,914 $2,364 19.04%

We definitely see a clear trend here. The average increase in Brickell rentals was 7.5%. The biggest increase was in Mint and Ivy. 

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There are many factors contributing to this increase in rental prices, but the one I hear the most from renters is that it is really hard these days to get a mortgage so they have no other option than renting. Developers have noticed this trend and they are starting new pre-construction projects to add inventory to try to stabilize the market. In the past six months the following new buildings have been announced in Brickell and Downtown: Icon Bay, Millecento, My Brickell and Brickell House. My Brickell was the first one to break ground, construction started a couple of months ago right next to 500 Brickell. Another interesting milestone in the history of Miami real estate.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Brickell Key - History, Amenities and Real Estate

With a population of over 2,100 Brickell Key is a man-made island that sits just offshore from the Brickell area of Miami.

Brickell Key has a long and colorful history, dating back to 1896. Henry Flagler, known as the Father of Miami, used the soil from dredging a 9-foot deep channel in the Miami River to create two islands. Then, in 1943, Edward N. Claughton, Sr. purchased the islands and used additional bottom soil to combine the two into one island. Thus, Brickell Key was born.

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The island changed hands again in the 1970s. This time the developers, Swire Properties, created a master plan for Brickell Key that would take 38 years and over $800 million dollars to bring to fruition.

Today, Brickell Key is known the world over as a prime example of a mixed-use island community.

Brickell Key Amenities
Ask any Brickell Key resident about life on the island and you’ll no doubt hear about Brickell Key Park. This island oasis is the ideal place to jog, walk, exercise and socialize the pooch or to just sit on one of the many benches and take in the amazing views. 

If you choose to walk the Promenade that runs around the island you’ll be treated to several sculptures from renowned Cuban artist, Manuel Carbonell. Be sure to see the 21-foot tall bronze sculpture of the Tequesta Indian blowing a conch shell, located at Tequesta Point. Another must-see sculpture is the "The Manatee Fountain,” located between Two and Three Tequesta Point.

Dining on Brickell Key
Living on Brickell Key puts you within steps of several amazing restaurants.

Islander Marketplace
Here you will find both a dining and a shopping opportunity. Shop for gourmet food and wine from around the world, or dine at the Marketplace, indoors or outdoors. Offerings include hot gourmet food, deli sandwiches, sushi, pizza and salads.

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Mandarin Oriental Miami
The Mandarin’s featured restaurant is Azul, offering European dishes with Asian and American influences. Azul’s extensive wine list features more than 700 labels from which to choose.

Café Sambal, also at Mandarin Oriental Miami, offers Asian cuisine, a sushi and sake bar and views to die for.

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Located at 661 Brickell Key Avenue, at the Courvoisier Centre, NAOE is a very exclusive Japanese Restaurant known for its impeccable service. It opens from Tuesday through Sunday and reservations are strictly required. The menu starts at $85 per person.

Fabien’s features classic French cuisine without the stuffy atmosphere found in so many French eateries. Fabien’s serves lunch and dinner and has a lovely cocktail area.

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You’ll also find the Juicery Bar which just opened a couple of months ago right next to the Brickell Key dry cleaner.

Brickell Key Real Estate
There are 11 condo communities on Brickell Key, each with its own unique offerings. The buildings are: Saint Louis, Isola, Brickell Key I and II, Tequesta 1, 2 and 3, Asia Brickell Key, Carbonell Brickell Key, Courts and Courvoisier. There has been speculation that the land right next to the Mandarin Oriental hotel will be developed by Swire Properties and will be turned into a condo building, possibly Mandarin Residences.

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Home prices range from $239,000 for a one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo in the Isola condominium building to $8,830,000 for a four-bedroom, five-bathroom condo in the Asia community.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Brickell CitiCentre

Brickell CitiCentre, a $1.05 billion mixed-use project that will include condos as well as office and retail space, is expected to fill Miami’s urban shopping void and to add much needed inventory to Brickell real estate. From its inception in 2007 to its tragic cancellation in 2008 when the market crashed, Brickell CitiCentre has Miamians intrigued.

Swire Properties out of Hong Kong picked up the project last year and have been releasing details ever since. Swire Properties were behind the development of Brickell Key condos and offices.

Taking up three blocks, south of the Miami River and West of Brickell Avenue, Brickell CitiCentre isn’t all about shopping. Condo towers, dining and entertainment venues and office space are all included.

With a total square footage topping out at over 4,600,000 and sitting on 9 acres, Brickell CitiCentre will also feature two levels of underground parking, a walking mall and hotel space in addition to the aforementioned retail, condo and office space.

So, what prompted the Hong Kong developers to choose Brickell for the site of this amazing complex? Aside from the fact that they were stunned to find so much available land in a downtown location, the evolution of the Brickell area was highly attractive as well.

As more people moved into the area, taking up residence in the many condos, the downtown Brickell area “became much more vibrant, it gave it a real buzz which I don’t think it had 10 or 15 years ago. It also created a need and the need was for high-quality shopping, entertainment and food and beverage,” says Martin Cubbon, chief executive of Swire Properties, in an interview with the Miami Herald.

The company hopes the project’s wellness center will draw the medical tourists while its heavy bias on entertainment and beverage venues attracts the young and trendy Brickell residents.

Oh, and the jobs – we mustn’t overlook the jobs a project of this scope will bring. The construction phase alone is expected to generate almost 2,000 jobs. When Brickell CitiCentre is complete we can look forward to an additional  3,500 much-needed local jobs. The economic impact, according to the Miami Herald’s Elaine Walker, is projected at $1 billion.

The mere prospect of a super urban destination has created increased interest from other developers in the Brickell area. Walker claims that five new condo projects are planning to open sales offices, while there are rumors of two more projects in the planning stages.

The fly in the ointment, however may be the evolution of Miami’s Design District into a luxury fashion center. Developers there have commitments from some of the same retailers that Swire Properties hopes to attract, to fill 40 percent of CitiCentre. These luxury retailers include Cartier, Hermes and Louis Vuitton, among others.

While much remains to be seen, what we can surmise is that Brickell CitiCentre will be a definite boon to Miami’s urban core and provide amazing amenities to Brickell’s 71,600 residents.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Downtown Miami’s Most Luxurious Condo Buildings -- Part 2

Ten Museum Park
Sleek and slender, Ten Museum Park is one of downtown Miami’s most prestigious addresses. Soaring 50 stories above the Arts and Entertainment District, living at Ten Museum Park puts you within five minutes of the airport, the Design District, South Beach and Coconut Grove.

Unit floor plans range in size from 886 square feet to 4,079 square feet, with one, two and three bedroom lofts, a Tower Suite and penthouses featuring private rooftop pools. Units that face east provide not only an eastern view but either a northern or southern view as well.

Ten Museum Park’s designers call the units’ master bath suites “decadent,” and when you visit, you’ll understand why. Each bathroom suite features an almost-spa like array of ways to pamper: body jets, steam and a rain shower.

The complex offers residents the finest amenities:

·      Restaurant and café
·      Bar and lounge
·      Round-the-clock security
·      Twenty-four hour valet parking
·      Clinique La Prairie Wellness Center offering spa and fitness amenities
·      Two lap pools and four plunge pools

Luxury units at Ten Museum Park are currently being offered from $325,000 to $2.5 million.

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Marquis Residences
The Marquis Residences epitomize luxury living. The Marquis is Biscayne Boulevard’s tallest condo tower, standing 67 stories. From the building’s amenities to the individual units, it presents Miami luxury real estate living at its finest.

The management of Marquis Residences pulls out all the stops when it comes to pampering their residents. Amenities include:

·      Spa and fitness center
·      Poolside dining
·      Cocktail lounge
·      Fine dining
·      Meeting room facilities
·      Private elevators
·      Valet parking
·      Storage facilities

Marquis units run the gamut, from one-level apartments to three-level town homes and tower suites. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic views of the ocean, bay and, of course, the city.

Each unit provides the owner with smart building software, large private balconies, high-speed wireless Internet and European-style gourmet kitchens.

The average sales price for the luxury units at the Marquis Residences is $1,243,258. Homes remain on the market here an average of 70 days. Current prices for condos at Marquis Downtown Miami range from $559,900 to $2,995,000.

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50 Biscayne
Life doesn’t get much more convenient than it does when you live at 50 Biscayne. Located on Biscayne Bay and across from Bayfront Park, you’re within a quick stroll to Bayside Marketplace, the American Airlines arena and the Performing Arts Center.

One of downtown Miami’s most in-demand condo buildings, 50 Biscayne offers its residents spacious units with terraces, walk-in closets and floor-to-ceiling windows from which to take in some of Miami’s most spectacular views.

Amenities at 50 Biscayne include:

·      Spa
·      Recreation rooms
·      Health club
·      Round-the-clock valet and concierge service
·      Infinity edge pool
·      Clubhouse
·      Fifteen thousand square feet of retail shops

Current prices for condos at 50 Biscayne range from $209,990 to $985,000.

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