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Former Casa Santino Restaurant sells last remaining property for $1.2M

Casa Santino and social club of 1940’s – 1950’s was frequented by iconic celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Lucille Ball and others

10905 Biscayne Boulevard, the former site of Casa Santino Restaurant, sold for $1.2M.  Fabio Faerman and Jonathan Molano of FA Commercial Advisors / Fortune International Realty represented the seller in this transaction. This iconic property was sold in an all-cash deal.

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Fran Sinatra was one of the many celebrities that used to hangout at Casa Santino

Biscayne corridor is the place in Miami where historic meets hip. Where the worlds of art, culture, cuisine and entertainment collide. It’s the heart of the city. The Biscayne Corridor is now experiencing a cultural and commercial renaissance, attracting the attention of retailers, developers, restauranteurs and the artistic community worldwide.

“The retail corridor in Miami Shores and North Miami Drive is somewhat of a ‘hidden’ investment gem – in just 8 months’ time I have seen price-per-square-foot profits nearly double,” says Molano. The area for commercial deals is rapidly growing and brimming with tremendous development potential. Just last April, Molano and Faerman represented both the seller and the buyer at 11601 Biscayne, which closed at $65 psf.  FA Commercial currently has 3.5 acres on the market at 11201 Biscayne Boulevard as well as other off-market opportunities.

Fabio Faerman and his team at FA Commercial are thrilled to contribute to the progress of Miami and the entire South Florida’s commercial real estate market with deals like this. Recently, Mr. Faerman proudly assisted on the closing of many deals such as 4322 Hollywood Blvd., a former Blockbuster property. 16,676 SF residential lands located in Elm Street & N Surf Rd in Hollywood, FL. La Cantina #20 refined Mexican fare in a glitzy space with outdoor patio & authentic curios at the heart of Brickell; and Mizzen Plaza a strip mall strategically located in between Coconut Grove and US1.

About FA Commercial Advisors

FA Commercial Advisors provides a complete range of commercial real estate brokerage services – including owner and tenant leasing, acquisition and sales, marketing and consulting – to owners, investors and lessees of all property types. With an extensive international network of real estate professionals throughout the world, we offer local market knowledge on a global level.

About Fortune International Realty Commercial Division

The Commercial Division was created to offer specific advice and service to sophisticated clients, searching for a deep understanding of real estate businesses. This division has the purpose of coordinating and providing services to Fortune International Realty clients as well as residential and commercial associates interested in pursuing commercial real estate transactions.

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Fabio F. Faerman of FA Commercial is proud to announce the sale of the superior retail space in ICON Brickell which is now the home to the recently opened high-end Mexican restaurant: “La Cantina No. 20”. Faerman was also the one to assist with the lease of the property and he accomplished this incredible task after only two months specifically looking for the most exclusive tenants. After careful consideration, he found the perfect tenant: a very special group that owns over 30 high-end restaurants in Mexico with a unique style each. The magnificent retail space is composed of 3 floors with covered and open air terraces apart from the main restaurant space; kitchen space in lobby level, back of the house, storage spaces, built out bathrooms and direct river-walk access.

It’s an exciting announcement for the non-stop growing Brickell area. These types of restaurants capture international attention and continue to exemplify Brickell as a worldwide recognized spot where everyone wants to be. “This property was on the market before for almost four years,” said Faerman. “We focused our search on high end restaurants outside of Florida and we repositioned Icon as a brand spot and the only space left on the water in the entire Brickell area.”

Icon retail faces the Miami River waters, and is surrounded by a bay walking area. Beautiful and relaxing views come with the space. Displaying a view of the breathtaking waterfront, La Cantina will manifest a reputation for the Icon Brickell as a must-see destination in one of the most active areas in the city of Miami.

Fabio F. Faerman and his team at FA Commercial are pleased to contribute to the progress of commercial real estate market with deals like these. Faerman also recently assisted in the lease of Cipriani and a high-end restaurant located at 999 Brickell.

 
About FA Commercial Advisors
FA Commercial Advisors provides a complete range of commercial real estate brokerage services – including owner and tenant leasing, acquisition and sales, marketing and consulting – to owners, investors and lessees of all property types. With an extensive international network of real estate professionals throughout the world, we offer local market knowledge on a global level.

About Fortune International Realty Commercial Division
The Commercial Division was created to offer specific advice and service to sophisticated clients, searching for a deep understanding of real estate businesses. This division has the purpose of coordinating and providing services to Fortune International Realty clients as well as residential and commercial associates interested in pursuing commercial real estate transactions.

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Article from DBR

Nearby, One Flagler at 14 NE First Ave. in downtown Miami plans a condo conversion that will sell its 141,000 square feet to investors, the Daily Business Review has learned. Following a $7 million renovation of the 1952 building, the goal is to sell office suites at $285 per square foot, according to a broker arranging the marketing.

Fabio Faerman, commercial division vice president at Fortune International Realty, told the DBR that investors can expect returns of 4.5 percent from renting the properties. Like Ballestas, he said the influx of money is coming from Latin American and European buyers looking for a cash-producing assets and feeling squeezed by the thin margins on residential condo rentals.

“The condo office product always gets hot when the residential market gets too saturated with product available for sale,” Faerman said.

 
Read full article at: http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/id=1202667920431/Downtown-Miami-Office-Space-Being-Sold-Off-To-Investors#ixzz3BVm3SOtI

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Fabio F. Faerman of FA Commercial is proud to announce the recent lease of the magnificent space at 1060 Brickell which will be home to the soon-to-be-open Hannya, a premier Japanese restaurant specializing in Asian cuisine. Faerman brokered the deal as a representative of the landlord. The new lease will be for 16 years with the total value being worth $3.5 million.

Hannya (means Wisdom in Japanese) is pleased to bring the passion of Asian Food to Brickell. Customers will be able to enjoy an exquisite sushi experience complete with top quality ingredients all included in a beautiful presentation. Additionally, Hannya will be presenting fine Korean and Vietnamese dishes such as “Pho” which represent the very best homeland cuisine and will be included in the Saturday and Sunday brunch menus.

Hannya is the creative work of Larry Chi, a distinguished chef who has gradually established himself as one of the elite chefs in South Florida. Larry is no strangers to the art of Sushi. He is a third generation restaurant owner with many years of experience. More than 20 years ago, Larry Chi started his venture as one the youngest sushi chefs in Miami. In 1993 he opened Akashi Sushi, a restaurant that is currently well known in the Miami community for its highly tasty and delicately crafted sushi. Since then, Akashi Sushi has been serving the surroundings of South Miami and their reputation for top quality food keeps growing.

Larry had always desired to share the experience that the city of South Miami has been enjoying for many years with other Miami residences, primary Brickell and Downtown Miami. When the opportunity presented itself, he was more than happy to take it. Hannya will open its doors to customers in early September and will be located next to the select restaurants such as La Lupita, L’entrecote de Paris, as well as the high-end Roberto Giordano salon. It will also be a short walk away to Mary Brickell Village and the $1.05 billion Brickell City Centre.

Fabio Faerman and his team at FA Commercial are pleased to contribute to the progress of commercial real estate market with deals like these. Faerman also recently assisted in the lease of Cipriani, La Cantina No.20, and a high-end restaurant located at 999 Brickell.


About FA Commercial Advisors
FA Commercial Advisors provides a complete range of commercial real estate brokerage services – including owner and tenant leasing, acquisition and sales, marketing and consulting – to owners, investors and lessees of all property types. With an extensive international network of real estate professionals throughout the world, we offer local market knowledge on a global level.

About Fortune International Realty Commercial Division
The Commercial Division was created to offer specific advice and service to sophisticated clients, searching for a deep understanding of real estate businesses. This division has the purpose of coordinating and providing services to Fortune International Realty clients as well as residential and commercial associates interested in pursuing commercial real estate transactions.

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FA Commercial is proud to announce the recent sale of the strip center property located at 4322 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, FL.  Fabio Faerman of FA Commercial brokered the deal as a representative of the seller.  Initially, Fabio was the broker who sold the property in 2009 while it was being leased to Blockbuster, a provider of home movies and video game rental services.  A few years later, Blockbuster was closed due to bankruptcy.  Instead of opening the property up to a new tenant in 2012, Fabio suggested that the building which was originally built in 1989 to be renovated and divided into three separate spaces.  After the renovation of the building, Fabio set out to bring in national tenants to the center, and soon enough Jimmy John’s and For Eyes had become the strip center’s new tenants.  Jimmy John’s is a well-known franchised gourmet sandwich restaurant that has grown to more than 1,800 locations and For Eyes is a major retail optical company that has been operating since 1972.

After the successful opening of the two new tenants, Fabio was able to broker the deal and the newly renovated property was sold for $1,220,000.  With the strip center having a land area of 18,388-square-feet and a 5,974-square-foot building size, the sale amounted to $204 per square foot.  The strip center is in close proximity to I-95 and the Florida Turnpike allowing for convenient access to Fort Lauderdale, Miami and other points of interest in the South Florida region.  Just a few minutes away is the location of the Young Circle ArtsPark which is a dynamic inner city park featuring 10 acres of lush green space, a spectacular fountain and a modern Amphitheater which is regularly used for public shows and concerts.  The deal proved to be very positive as the investor made an ROI of 78% and an IRR of 32% on the holding period.

Fabio Faerman and his team at FA Commercial are pleased to contribute to the progress of commercial real estate market with deals like these. Faerman also recently assisted in the sale of the land used to develop ECHO Brickell. The residential high rise on the east side of Brickell Avenue features 180 state-of-the-art residences. Designed by renowned architect Carlos Ott, the building has added to Brickell’s status as an international destination.

 

About FA Commercial Advisors

FA Commercial Advisors provides a complete range of commercial real estate brokerage services – including owner and tenant leasing, acquisition and sales, marketing and consulting – to owners, investors and lessees of all property types. With an extensive international network of real estate professionals throughout the world, we offer local market knowledge on a global level.

About Fortune International Realty Commercial Division

The Commercial Division was created to offer specific advice and service to sophisticated clients, searching for a deep understanding of real estate businesses.  This division has the purpose of coordinating and providing services to Fortune International Realty clients as well as residential and commercial associates interested in pursuing commercial real estate transactions

This past year was one of growth in real estate, not only in South Florida, but all over the country. 2013 marked the first time since the collapse of the market that people truly started to feel a recovery. Putting the microscope over South Florida’s commercial real estate market, the year was littered with events that signaled the current and future expansion of our area. It was difficult to narrow it down, but below we have put together a list of the top five stories of 2013 according to the Top Commercial Blog.

5. Record Setting Deal on Lincoln Road

Lincoln Road is becoming the home for flagship retail and folks are looking to cash in on the trend. This December, Tristar Capital purchased 530 Lincoln Road for $30 million, setting a new record. At 10,000 rentable square feet, the deal amounted to $3,000 per square foot. The expectation is that Tristar will add more two-story, single tenant retail to accompany Forever 21, H&M, and Zara.

4. Swire Proposes 80-Story Tower

It wouldn’t be a countdown without mentioning Brickell CityCentre. This fall, Swire announced that they plan to add an 80-story tower to the already massive project to act as a gateway to the development. One Brickell CityCentre, as it would be called, would add more Class-A office space, condos, retail and even another hotel to the project. Phase one of the Brickell CityCentre is still currently set for completion in 2015.

3. All Aboard Florida Applies for Federal Loan

This past March, All Aboard Florida applied for a loan from the Federal Railroad Administration to begin work on their vision of a passenger rail service from Miami to Orlando. The train would also make stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Commercial real estate would be a large part of the project, with around $325 million being dedicated to develop about 1 million square feet of commercial real estate. The planned opening of the service would be in 2015.

2. David Beckham Eyes PortMiami for Soccer Stadium

In November, all anyone was talking about was David Beckham’s plans to bring a new Major League Soccer team to Miami. The famed footballer was touring the city, looking for a location to build a new stadium. Then we discovered that Beckham was eyeing PortMiami. A soccer stadium in the port would fit right in with their  master plan for the southwest corner that would include a hotel, retail and office space. If this idea moves forward, Beckham and his team will have to figure out how to better flow traffic into Dodge Island.

1. The Miami Beach Convention Center Saga

If there’s one story with enough action, drama and significance to come out on top of this list, it’s that of the Miami Beach Convention Center. First there was the showdown between South Beach ACE and Portman-CMC for the development deal, but ACE’s victory only marked the beginning. The convention center project became a top issue in Miami Beach politics, leading up to a heated election in November. The vote resulted in more difficulties for the convention center, as any new leases would need to be approved by a super-majority. The drama here is expected to continue well into 2014.

With flagship retail popping up all over Lincoln Road, the pedestrian mall has never been more popular or, through the lens of real estate, more valuable. Until now, of course. This week, the record setting sale of 530 Lincoln Road gave us a glimpse into the area’s impressive future. The property was sold to Tristar Capital for $30 million.

South Beach, even with its luxurious retail market, has yet to see a deal like this. At 10,000 rentable square feet, the deal amounted to $3,000 per square foot. The building is an optimal site for redevelopment as the ground-floor is currently housing two short-term leases.

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530 Lincoln Road

The property, which was once owned by the family of The Miami Sound Machine’s own Gloria Estefan, was sold in 2010 to local business, Lincoln 530. Lincoln 530 purchased the building for $12 million and first began testing the market in March of 2012. At the time, they opened with an asking price of $28 million. The final sale ended up exceeding those grand expectations.

Tristar Capital is expected to request the city for permission to add 3,000 square feet to the building. Although, the property could easily be leased to multiple tenants, the opportunity exists for Tristar to take advantage of a recent Lincoln Road trend: two-story, single-tenant retail.

Recent notable retailers to open mega-stores on Lincoln Road include Forever 21, H&M, and Zara. In fact, 530 Lincoln is located directly across the street from the former Symphony Building that is now home to H&M’s flagship store. With the amount Tristar has invested in the property and the recent activity on Lincoln Road, expectations will be sky-high for 530 Lincoln.

This year will be the 12th for Art Basel Miami Beach. Each year the event has grown and has continued to play an integral part in the development of South Florida’s artistic culture. This weekend, visitors can count on the festival to feature more than 250 of the world’s leading galleries.

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Art Basel creates a key opportunity for continued growth

Art Basel Miami Beach has become an international artistic spectacle with visitors, including many celebrities, coming from all over the globe to get a look at the newest trends in the art scene. Miami expects more than 60,000 visitors to attend the event this year. Of course, with international cash-buyers playing such a key role in the revival of South Florida real estate, Art Basel creates a key opportunity for continued growth.

Brokers will be able to highlight South Florida’s latest real estate development to Art Basel’s international guests. Condominium inventory is running thin, thanks in large part to international buyers who accounted for approximately 70 to 80 percent of condo sales during the latest boom. South Florida is compensating for the diminishing inventory with 175 new condo projects planned for the area that would be of great interest to overseas buyers.

With the evolution of Art Basel over the years, the festival is no longer solely taking place in Miami Beach. Events and showings connected with Art Basel are popping up all over Miami-Dade County, creating unique opportunities for brokers to mingle with VIP guests over a meal or drink. Private events can be the perfect place to develop relationships today that will help sell a luxurious space in a development months from now.

A sign of the spectacular mark that Art Basel has made in the development of South Florida’s culture can be seen in the opening of the Perez Art Museum earlier this week. The building itself was touted as a work of art and contained 500 pieces on display the day it opened. The future of the Miami art scene and its contribution to the development of our city is bright.

Envision, if you will, a stadium in Miami that actually manages to represent the luxury that the city has to offer. If you were to do so, you might imagine attending a sporting event in which the vibrant environment is contrasted with a view of the calm waters of Biscayne Bay and nighttime events accentuate the glittering Brickell skyline.

This is also the vision that David Beckham’s group, Beckham Brand Limited, has for their potential Major League Soccer franchise in Miami.

As many local soccer enthusiasts may have heard, the group has been scouting locations for a 25,000-seat stadium for quite some time, with Arquitectonica as the rumored choice to design and plan the project. Though the group has surveyed around 30 potential sites, one has generated enough interest to inspire talks with Miami-Dade County.

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PortMiami has been interested for quite some time in creating a better connection with the mainland

According to the Mayor’s office, Beckham’s group has asked them to consider allowing the stadium to be built in the southwest corner of PortMiami in Dodge Island. PortMiami has been interested for quite some time in creating a better connection with the mainland. A soccer stadium may fit perfectly with their 25-year master plan for the southwest corner that would include a hotel, retail and office space.

25 acres would be available for the group to lease and build on, but the location raises some questions. For one, the port is only accessible through Port Boulevard and the Port Tunnel that is scheduled to open next year. Adding the event traffic to roads already clogged with cruise ship travelers on weekends may add up to a local nightmare. Similarly, the issue of parking would cause a major stir, though the idea to build an underground garage like that of the American Airlines Arena has been discussed.

Either way, the discussion between Beckham’s group and the county has just begun and any plan would eventually require approval from the Miami-Dade County commission. As a matter of fact, MLS has yet to formally announce an expansion franchise for the city of Miami.

However, a professional soccer stadium built with private money could be a boon to the local economy and provide a large opportunity for retail in the underutilized PortMiami area.