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By   –  Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal

Global Payments CEO Jeffrey S. Sloan acquired a condo in the Fendi Chateau Residences in Surfside for $7.98 million.

Chateau Ocean Unit 706 LLC, managed by Christian D. Curtis on behalf of a Bahamian company, sold the 4,664-square-foot condo at 9349 Collins Ave. to Sloan. Mark Block of the Keyes Co. represented Sloan while Matias Alem of BRG International represented the seller.

Sloan has been CEO of Atlanta-based Global Payments (NYSE: GPN) since 2013. His total compensation in 2016 was $8.2 million, according to SEC filings.

The price equated to $1,710 per square foot. The condo was completed in 2016 and acquired from the developer the same year for $6.86 million. So it gained about $1.1 million in value in a year and a half.

The condo has three bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.

“It is thrilling to be part of the first completed resale at the first Fendi-branded building,” Block said. “This transaction shows that the ultra-luxury market in Miami remains strong, particularly along the coastline.”

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The week in luxury: A map of Miami-Dade’s priciest condo sales

Closing prices in the top 10 deals ranged from $745K to $8M

The week in luxury: A map of Miami-Dade’s priciest condo sales

The second week of 2018 wasn’t much better than the first for the Miami-Dade condominium market.

Nearly 90 units sold for a total of $35 million last week, up slightly from the previous week’s $34 million sales volume on 55 units. Condos last week sold for an average price of about $392,000, or nearly $280 per square foot.

The priciest sale was at Fendi Chateau Residences in Surfside. Unit 706 sold for nearly $8 million after 441 days on the market. The luxury condo was listed with Matias Alem, and Mark Block represented the buyer. The three-bedroom, 4,660-square-foot condo traded hands for about $1,710 per square foot.

The second most expensive deal was at the recently completed Biltmore Parc development in Coral Gables. Unit 502 traded hands for $1.41 million after nearly a year on the market. Daniel Guerra represented both sides.

Closing prices in the top 10 deals ranged from $745,000 to $8 million.

Here’s a breakdown of the data from Jan. 7 to Jan. 13. Click on the map for more information:


Most expensive
Fendi Chateau #706, Surfside | 441 days on market | $8M | $1,710 psf | Listing agent: Matias Alem | Buyer’s agent: Mark Block

Least expensive
Marquis #6005, Miami | 70 days on market | $745k | $452 psf | Listing agent: Priscilla Rivas | Buyer’s agent: Olivier Brion

Most days on market
Fendi Chateau #706, Surfside | 441 days on market | $8M | $1,241 psf | Listing agent: Matias Alem | Buyer’s agent: Mark Block

Fewest days on market
Isabella #3034, Coral Gables | 7 days on market | $750k | $319 psf | Listing agent: Jill Penman | Buyer’s agent: Jill Penman

The Block Team Represents the First Resale Buyer at the Fendi Chateau

The Block Team, is very happy and honored to have represented the first buyer of a resale condo in the ultra exclusive, Fendi Chateau. Located at 9349 Collins Ave the building has unsurpassed quality of finishes, amenities and services.
The condo was list at 8.9 million dollars and was purchased at a discount.

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Downtown Miami: More Than a Gateway to the Beach


From a tourism perspective, the city of Miami has long been a gateway to Miami Beach, the sand-fringed barrier island lined in glamorous resorts. But in the past several years, downtown Miami has been undergoing renovation, first as a cultural destination – its acclaimed Perez Art Museum Miami opened in 2013 – and more recently as a leisure destination with the recent opening of new hotels such as the SLS BrickellLangford and East, Miami, restaurants led by the Uruguayan import Quinto La Huella and bars including the rooftop Pawn Broker.

Set to deliver more visitors directly to downtown, the new Brightlinetrain connecting Miami to Palm Beach is scheduled to open by year’s end. The privately funded, high-speed line will run from MiamiCentral Station, an 11-acre downtown development that will include offices, with a market-style food hall and shops to follow in 2018. Brightline’s streamlined express trains, offering free Wi-Fi and extra wide aisles to accommodate strollers, are designed to reach Fort Lauderdale in 30 minutes and Palm Beach in an hour. Construction of an extension to Orlando expected to begin next year.

“Everyone depends on cars here, so we have to make it attractive,” said AnneMarie Mathews, a former spokeswoman for Brightline. “On the other hand, everyone is frustrated by traffic.”

Collectively, these developments make for a lively urban core with many attractions — except for the beach — within walking distance.


Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, with free Metromover electric train passing by.CreditRolando Diaz for The New York Times

Downtown Miami is already manageable without a car, as I discovered on a recent stay at the 126-room Langford Hotel. Just a few blocks from the new train station, the hotel opened in a 1925 former bank last year with a rooftop bar, Pawn Broker, serving daiquiris along with views of the expanding skyline.

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“To know Miami is to know downtown,” said Paul George, the resident historian at the HistoryMiami Museum, who leads downtown tours. He pointed out the 1926 Moorish-influenced Olympia Theater and 1920s skyscrapers such as the Dupont Building. “There’s more history and more archaeology downtown than anywhere in metro Miami.”

Much of downtown’s redevelopment lies south across the Miami River in an area known as Brickell, accessible on foot or via the free Metromover electric train operated by the county transportation authority. Brickell’s new anchor, opened last November, is the $1.05-billion Brickell City Center, which includes a 500,000-square-foot luxury mall. Spread over three city blocks, the center puts a tropical spin on new urbanism, with doorless entryways at ground level to encourage pedestrian flow and bridges built above the streets to maintain public access.

“We used to joke that Miami was a suburban city. Today it’s a real city,” said Bernardo Fort-Brescia, a founder of the architectural firm Arquitectonica that designed the Brickell City Center. “Everything is new and new is good here. People are open to new ideas.”


Dishes at Bazaar Mar, one of two restaurants at the SLS Brickell hotel. CreditRolando Diaz for The New York Times

Global brands such as OndadeMar beachwear from Colombia and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes from Italy are mall tenants. Even some of the restaurants are imports, including Big Easy Winebar & Grill from the South African golfer Ernie Els.

The complex also houses the luxury hotel East, Miami, the first North American venture from Hong Kong-based Swire Properties. Its 5th-floor restaurant Quinto La Huella is a spinoff of the original bohemian beachfront grill in stylish José Ignacio, Uruguay, with an umbrella-shaded terrace and an authentic Uruguayan grill crisping everything from squash to grass-fed beef.

Among other newcomers, the SLS Brickell hotel features interiors by the French designer Philippe Starck and an Italian restaurant from the popular Miami chef Michael Schwartz. The W Miami opened last summer with a cocktail lounge on the 50th floor overlooking Biscayne Bay.


Much of the recent redevelopment is related to a 2009 master plan developed by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, a quasi-governmental agency financed by property taxes, to capitalize on the waterfront setting, promote the city as an international business center and remodel its major streets. It released a demographic report last fall counting close to 90,000 downtown residents, up 150 percent since 2000.

Many projects are yet to come — the master plan runs to 2025 — including a redesign of Biscayne Boulevard to feature a grand promenade similar to Las Ramblas in Barcelona.

As Mr. George, the historian, puts it: “Downtown is coming back and still has its best days of comeback ahead of it.”

Home sales drop, prices rise in South Florida prior to Hurricane Irma’s landfal

Total resi sales fell in all three counties last month, with some showing double-digit declines in condo sales

Prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irma, South Florida’s residential markets continued posting declines in home sales and increases in prices, according to August figures from the Florida Realtors.


In Miami-Dade County, residential sales fell by 9.7 percent to 2,158 from 2,389 the year before. Single-family homes fared even worse, with a 13.4 percent drop in sales to 1,073 from 1,239, according to the Miami Association of Realtors. Existing condo sales, which excludes the preconstruction market, saw a 5.7 percent annual drop to 1,085 from 1,150 closings.

But home prices continued rising, now for nearly six years. The median price of a single-family home in Miami-Dade was $337,500 in August, up 12.5 percent from $300,000 a year ago. For condos, the median price rose to $225,000 from $215,000, up 4.7 percent from the previous year.


Broward County’s housing market sang a similar tune as Miami’s last month. Residential sales declined 9.3 percent to 2,884 from 3,180 in August 2016, according to the Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale. Single-family home sales fell 8.1 percent to 1,524 from 1,658; while condo and townhouse sales dropped 10.6 percent annually to 1,360 from 1,522.

The median prices of homes, condos and townhomes also rose. For single-family homes, prices increased 7.7 percent to $350,000 from $325,000. The median price of a condo or townhouse jumped 7.8 percent to $156,000 from $144,755 a year ago.

Palm Beach

Palm Beach also sold fewer residential properties in August, although the declines were less dramatic than in Miami-Dade and Broward.

Residential sales fell by 2.9 percent to 2,715 from 2,796 the year before. Sales of single-family houses dropped 7.9 percent to 1,550 from 1,683, while condo and townhouse sales increased 4.7 percent to 1,165 from 1,113, according to the Florida Realtors.

The median price of a single-family home increased by 7.9 percent to $340,000, while it rose 9.4 percent to $174,000 for condos and townhouses.

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An earlier version of this story provided the incorrect number of sales of single-family homes in Miami-Dade.

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