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Related Group unveils purchase of 1400 Biscayne Blvd.


Jorge Pérez’s Miami-based Related Group, expanding its ambitious development portfolio in Miami, closed Thursday on 1400 Biscayne Blvd. for $57.3 million. Plans call for three towers with nearly two million square feet of residential and retail space.

Miami-based Related Group, expanding its ambitious development portfolio in Miami, closed on the acquisition of 1400 Biscayne Boulevard for $57.3 million.

Related plans to develop a mixed-use project with three towers, spanning nearly two million square feet of “luxury residential and prime retail” space on the 2.8-acre site that sits in front of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

“This location is a prime opportunity to be part of a strategic location between Brickell [and] the Design District, next to Museum Park,” Matt Allen, Related’s chief operating officer, said in a statement. “With the Arsht Center directly across the street and Pérez Art Museum Miami and the Frost Science Museum nearby, our future residents will be in the very heart of Miami’s thriving arts and culture scene.’’

The seller was Espacio USA, the U.S. arm of Immobiliaria Espacio, a Spanish real estate firm, which purchased 1400 Biscayne Center in 2010 for more than $32 million. The site currently has a low-rise office and retail building. Espacio had itself been planning a major development on the site.

Related has led the charge in Miami’s latest condo construction boom. Its SLS Brickell project began construction this year and is set to be completed in 2016. Related expects to break ground on Hyde Midtown and SLS Lux this fall, and One Paraiso, the second of four planned towers in a cluster in Edgewater, is expected to break ground in November.


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Meet Biscayne Boulevard’s Latest Project, Auberge Residences


Related Group is moving forward quickly with plans to build at 1400 Biscayne.

Just two months after buying the site for $57 million, the developer is already advertising for Auberge Residences & Spa, a 60-story project.

The project will be distinguished with ‘great public art,’ according to Related Group executive Carlos Rosso. It will be be managed by Auberge Resorts, similar to a sister project in Fort Lauderdale planned by Related.

Related will begin accepting reservations in the second quarter of 2015, with construction to begin by the fourth quarter.

The project will fall into the luxury category, with prices that will average in the low $700s per square foot. Units will have private elevators, among other high-end features.

Arquitectonica is the project architect.