Miami Developers, Developments and Los Jefes that Run the Show!

Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Miami Developers, Miami Miscellaneous | Posted by Sunny Isles Miami Beach Real Estate

Miami Developers, Developments and Los Jefes that Run the Show!

Miami development is widespread and the skyline progress consist of these major players making their mark on Miami’s landscape. Here are the biggest Miami developers (alphabetical order) and the projects they are building.

Mansions at Acqualina

3D Developers

3D Developers was founded by the synergy of three business groups dedicated to Real Estate Development. It counts with years of experience in the industry and operates in Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador and United States.

  • Kai at Bay Harbour
  • The Ivory Bay Harbour

4701 North Meridian, LLC.

4701 North Meridian, LLC, a partnership comprised of Lionheart Capital, LLC and Elliott Management Corporation. Lionheart Capital, LLC is a Miami-based real estate investment firm engaged in the investment, development and repositioning of new and existing commercial, hospitality and residential assets. Elliott Management Corporation oversees two funds, Elliott Associates, L.P. and Elliott International, L.P., that have over $20 billion of assets under management. Founded in 1977, Elliott is one of the oldest private investment firms of its kind under continuous management.

  • Ritz Carlton Miami Beach

Alta Developers & Strategic Properties Group, LLC.

Strategic Properties is a recognized development firm providing complete planning, design and construction services. Specializing in urban and mix-used developments throughout South Florida. Strategic Properties is a Florida Corporation with offices in Miami.ALTA Developers is a joint-venture between Aconcagua and Archiplan USA. Aconcagua was founded in 1979 and has steadily risen to become the largest publicly traded residential development in Chile. Management and real estate development support is aptly provided through Inmobiliaria Aconcagua S.A., which has a large and respected presence throughout this country. In 2012, in association with strategic alliances, Aconcagua S.A. began development of international projects in the United States, specifically Miami, Florida.

  • Le Parc at Brickell
  • Baltaus House

Art + Tec Development

Art + Tec has been offering development and construction services in the South Florida area for the past 10 years. Art + Tec’s experience ranges from high-rise pre-development to residential, townhome and mid-rise development ventures.

  • Edgewater Bay Harbour
  • Monarch Bay Harbour
  • Loft Bay Harbour
  • Bay Breezes Bay Harbour
  • Harbour Park Bay Harbour
  • 9900 Bay Harbour Townhomes
  • Epic Residences Downtown Miami
  • Ritz Carlton Residences South Beach

Biscayne Miami Partners

Biscayne Beach is being developed by Biscayne Miami Partners, which is an entity formed by affiliates of Eastview Development and GTIS Partners. Eastview Development is a leading real estate development firm whose principals have combined over 120 years of experience in developing, financing and marketing residential and commercial real estate projects across the United States. The company, which is based in West Palm Beach, Florida, boasts a portfolio including condominium and multifamily developments in Florida, as well as office and multifamily projects in New York State.

  • Biscayne Beach Edgewater

BH3 Prive’ Developers

Since its inception in 2009, BH3 has acquired, restructured, and recapitalized or sold an impressive portfolio valued in excess of $1 Billion, comprising over 1.5 Million square feet of high-end residential condominiums in the South Florida market, more than 500 rental apartments in New York City, and dozens of mixed-use properties throughout South Florida and New York City.

Chateau Group

Château Group is a leading real estate development company with over 35 years of experience in residential, commercial and mixed-use projects in the United States and South America as part of its portfolio.

Consultatio USA

For over 30 years Consultatio Real Estate has successfully developed innovative high category real estate projects in prime locations under the direction of its founder, president and senior partner, Eduardo F. Costantini.

Dezer Development

Michael Dezer, a creative and innovative real estate visionary, founded Dezer Properties in 1970. Over the past 42 years, the company has grown to encompass unique and strategic holdings in New York, Florida & Las Vegas.

Fort Capital Management

Fort Capital Management is comprised of a diverse team of highly successful individuals. While working together, this diversity – in industry backgrounds, entrepreneurial initiatives, and across geographies, cultures and languages – provides Fort Capital Management with a unique perspective on the real estate market and individual properties. Fort Capital’s real estate funds have been formed with the primary purpose of generating capital appreciation and current income through investments in residential and commercial real estate located primarily in the South Florida and Caribbean markets.

Fortis Developments

  • 250 Wynwood

Fortune International

Fortune International Realty was founded in 1983 by the Defortuna Family. Since then, the company has expanded to include brokerage activities, property management, financing, new development sales and proprietary developments. Originally, all of the company’s offices were located in Key Biscayne. Later Fortune acquired a real estate company in Brickell and another one in Coral Gables. In 2001 a new branch was opened in Brickell in order to handle the sales of Jade Residences at Brickell Bay, the first proprietary development of its parent company, Fortune International. Other proprietary developments include Artech in Aventura, Jade Beach and Jade Ocean in Sunny Isles Beach. The developments location determined also the geographical expansion of the realty branches, such as the one in Sunny Isles Beach and Weston.

Gregg Covin & Louis Birdman

One Thousand Museum is a new condo development by Gregg Covin and Louis Birdman currently in preconstruction at 1000 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. The development is scheduled for completion in 2017.

J. Milton & Associates

J. Milton & Associates is more than just a real estate development company, it is a family business. It has contributed to the transformation of the South Florida skyline by deploying a broad definition of high-quality residential design and construction, at many economic levels. The shared resources of its multi-disciplinary team, across various divisions, contribute significantly to the rewarding lifestyles enjoyed by residents in its communities. What began with Cuban-born architect José Milton, fifty years ago is today a fully integrated $3.5 billion organization that has enhanced Greater Miami with numerous landmark condominium towers and quality rental communities. In the short span of just 15 years, J. Milton & Associates dramatically influenced the landcape and pioneered the residential and commercial development of Sunny Isles Beach, providing a catalyst for the identity of the new city. On a single stretch along the famed A1A, also known as Collins Avenue, in the city of Sunny Isles Beach, a complete collection of six significant condominium and residential projects have been developed in the community by J. Milton & Associates.

Jorge Perez & Related Group

Jorge M. Pérez is the founder, Chairman and CEO of The Related Group, America’s leading developer of sophisticated metropolitan living and the largest multi-family real estate development firm. In August of 2005, TIME Magazine named Mr. Pérez, one of top 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States. Under his direction, The Related Group has redefined the South Florida landscape. Since its inception, more than a quarter of a century ago, the firm has built and/or managed more than 60,000 apartments and condominium residences. The Related Group is Florida’s top multi-family developer and the largest Hispanic-owned business in the United States. In 2007, the company reported sales of more than $1.5 billion; its current portfolio represents assets under development of more than $10.7 billion.

Ian Schrager Company

2005, the company he founded and created, Ian Schrager developed his namesake, Ian Schrager Company. This new company owns, develops, manages and brands hotels, residential and mixed use projects.

  • Edition Miami Beach

Key International

Key International is a real estate investment and development company headquartered out of Miami, Florida. The company focuses primarily on high end commercial and luxury residential properties including condominiums, hotels, market-rate rentals, office, and retail. Key International is operated by the Ardid family and has been acquiring and developing properties since the 1970s in Spain and in the United States.

Lynd Development Partners

Founded in 1980, Lynd is a privately held full-service national real estate company with broad experience in all types of institutional grade properties.

Nine at Mary Brickell Village

Martin Z. Margulies

A developer responsible for South Florida’s most prestigious residences — Martin Z. Margulies is a South Florida based residential real estate developer with three decades of luxury condominium construction to his credit.

iStar Residential

iStar Residential is one of the largest investors in luxury condominium, multifamily and master-planned residential developments throughout the United States, having financed and invested in $10 billion of residential projects since 1993.  iStar Residential’s portfolio has included interests in over 18,000 condominium units in the nation’s top markets and 65,000 acres in master planned communities having the potential for an estimated 50,000 single family and multifamily units.

Mckafka Development Group

Since it’s inception in 2009 Mckafka Development Group has acquired properties and development sites close to $50 million in value and has sold more than 400 units mostly to international investors. With its 2 latest developments “The Crimson” and “Crimson Plaza” mckafka Development Group will definitely leave an imprint on Miami’s skyline.

MDR Investments w/Rilea Group

Based in Miami, Rilea Group is a full real estate development company that since 1981 has been developing real estate projects in South Florida and offers investors and land owners an opportunity to work with a successful, experienced and multifaceted real estate development and management company.

  • Bond at Brickell

Melo Group

Originally founded in 1948 by Armando Ferreira de Melo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Melo Group is one of the strongest family-owned, full-service real estate development firms operating in South Florida today. Since the beginning, the company has been focused on delivering a more intelligent approach to development, design, construction, and management of luxury properties. To date, this unique philosophy has been the guiding force behind more than 50 successfully completed projects which offer a combined total of more than 5,000 residential units. As well, the company remains actively involved in real estate development in Argentina as well as in Montevideo, Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Morabito Properties

The Morabito family established what is now Italy’s second largest general contractor company. With a European eye for detail, and an Italian flair for style, Valerio Morabito comes to the United States via his strong family tradition of development and construction in his native country. Beach House 8 is his first development in Florida, where he is partnering with leading local players such as real estate developer Ugo Colombo.

  • Beach House 8

Newgard Development Group

Newgard is well-versed in identifying profitable, high-opportunity areas for development and then using a responsible approach to match the project that will help a location reach its maximum potential.
Backed by decades of executive-level expertise, Newgard’s team continues to lead the way in new construction, adaptive re-use, historic restoration, residential, mixed-use, commercial, and many other areas of development.

  • Brickell House
  • Centro Lofts Miami
  • Solaris Brickell
  • Gallery Art Miami
  • Villa Calabria Coral Gables
  • Mediterranea Coral Gables
  • Gables View Coral Gables
  • Douglas Place Coral Gables

NR Investments

NR Investments is a fully integrated, privately held, real estate investment company focused on commercial and residential real estate assets and real estate financial instruments within opportunistic markets.

  • Canvas Miami

PMG Property Markets Group

Established in 1991 and headed by Kevin Maloney, Property Markets Group is a New York City-based real estate acquisition and development firm with real estate assets spread throughout the United States and abroad.

R. Donahue Peebles | The Peebles Corporation

The Peebles Corporation is a privately held national real estate investment and development company specializing in residential, hospitality, retail, and mixed-use commercial properties. Founded in 1983 by R. Donahue Peebles, the company has become an industry leader with a portfolio of completed and current developments totaling more than 6 million square feet and $5 billion in key markets including New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami, Miami Beach, and The Florida Keys.

Regalia Beach Developers

Louis R. Montello is the President of Regalia Beach Developers, a South Florida-based real estate development company established in 2011. Kevin S. Venger, co-owner of Ten Museum Park and Paramount on the Bay, and previously, The Angler’s Hotel & Gregg Covin Real Estate Development.

SAKOR Development

SAKOR Development, LLC is a partnership of two real estate industry veterans, Barbara Salk and Stephen Kornfeld, each with extensive South Florida experience in a diversity of large ground-up development projects. Their combined development and extensive construction experience span successful careers that bring over 75 years of expertise to their projects.

  • Ion East Edgewater

Swire Properties

The US real estate arm of a Hong-Kong listed multinational corporation, Swire Properties has been developing in South Florida for over 30 years, and enjoys an enviable record of local business, civic and environmental achievements.

Terra Group

Founded in 2001 by Pedro & David Martin, Terra Group develops projects that positively impact and improve lives. Terra Group is a leading Miami-based real estate development company which quickly cultivated a reputation as a trendsetter. Terra Group creates high-end residential, commercial, land and mixed-use projects known for originality, attention to detail, and rich quality of community life, which has yielded over 2 billion dollars in sales.

The Astor Companies

Astor is a Miami-based real estate development firm, specializing in the development, construction, and leasing of condominium and multifamily properties. The Astor Companies have created developments that have anchored future growth and generated outstanding value for its initial buyers.

  • Merrick Manor Coral Gables
  • Nordica
  • Gateway to the Grove
  • Brickell Vista

The Faena Group

Faena Group engages in developing properties. The company develops apartments, residencies, and public spaces. The company also operates a hotel, which provides arts and antiques, pool, wine cellar, theatre, library lounge, business center, polo, and spa facilities. In addition, it offers home furnishing products. Faena Group is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Alan Faena, the developer which counts with the support of billionaire Len Blavatnik, is set to revolutionize the Miami beachfront with the Faena Saxony, featuring the work of all-star architects Norman Foster and Rem Koolhaus.

The Genting Group

Genting Berhad, its subsidiaries and affiliates operating under the “Genting” name, is recognized as one of Asia’s leading and best-managed multinationals. There are currently 5 public companies listed in 3 jurisdictions that operate under the “Genting” name with a combined market capitalization of over $37 billion.

  • Resorts World Miami

The Greenwald Group

The Trump Group

The Trump Group, headed by Eddie and Jules Trump, is the developer and owner of The Mansions at Acqualina. Over the past 25 years, The Trump Group has been responsible for several successful top-end real estate developments. This real estate firm first came to prominence in South Florida in 1985 when it developed Williams Island in the exclusive enclave of Aventura.

The Plaza Group and DevStar Group

Tibor Hollo

Tibor Hollo is highly-regarded by his peers as a pioneer and one of Miami’s true visionaries. Over 60 years ago, he forged a path for the future by constructing the very first high-rise building on Brickell Avenue.Mr. Hollo’s projects in the Miami area include a significant number of major high-rise residential and mixed-use buildings.

  • One Bayfront Plaza Miami
  • Opera Tower

Turnberry Associates

Turnberry Associates is an American real estate developer in residential, retail, hospitality and office. The company has developed more than $7 billion in commercial and residential property, including approximately 20,000,000 square feet of retail space, more than 7,000 condominium and condo-hotel residences, 1,500,000 square feet of class “A” office space and in excess of 2,000 hotel and resort rooms.

Ugo Columbo CMC Group

Ugo Colombo has played a pioneering role in the development of Miami’s bayfront skyline. He is widely regarded as one of South Florida’s most respected and successful residential and commercial developers. Mr. Colombo and his company, CMC Group, have focused on the design and construction of high-rise luxury condominium buildings on Brickell Avenue, Miami Beach and Aventura.

A tip of the hat to each person involved in making Miami the nexus, for what it is today, and for where we are going!

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