Stories written by Allie Schwartz

The Bond on Brickell Condo hosts British Street Party

The Bond on Brickell Condo hosts British Street Party

Rilea Group, developer of The Bond on Brickell, was joined by hundreds of Miami’s top real estate brokers from Cervera Real Estate, and BritWeek Miami officials to celebrate a taste of London on Mar. 7. Inspired by the best of British glamour, The Bond, a 44-story luxury condominium being developed on Miami’s Brickell Avenue, hosted […]

The Bond becomes first new condo in years to rise on Brickell Ave

Pictured at the groundbreaking are (l-r) Tadd Schwartz, Alicia Cervera Lamadrid and Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff. (Photo Credit: Jorge R Perez Photography)

In a milestone for Downtown Miami’s resurgent residential market, the first condo planned for Brickell Avenue since the recession now is under construction. The Bond on Brickell, a new 328-unit luxury tower by Miami development firm Rilea Group, is located at 1080 Brickell Ave. in the heart of Miami’s Brickell Financial District. Construction of the […]

22 Skyview in East Edgewater rents 80 percent of its units

22 Skyview in East Edgewater rents 80 percent of its units

  When only few developers were building market-rate rental buildings, Melo Group was laying down the foundation for the construction of 22 Skyview in Miami’s East Edgewater neighborhood. The 32-story contemporary rental project, located at 425 NE 22 St., has become one of the first new Class A apartment buildings to be completed in the […]

The Building on Ponce Circle signs 13,320 sf of office, retail leases

The Building on Ponce Circle signs 13,320 sf of office, retail leases

  The Building on Ponce Circle, a new 58,000-square-foot Class Aoffice building in the Coral Gables business district, has finalized three new lease agreements for a total of 13,320 square feet of office and retail space. Artisanal bakery shop, Violeta Pasteleria and First Bank Florida will occupy a combined 5,600 square feet of retail space […]

Hundreds attend grand opening of Behar-designed sales gallery

Pictured (l-r) are Yves Béhar, Alicia Cervera

Hundreds gathered recently at the historic Alfred I. Dupont Building in the heart of Downtown Miami to celebrate the grand opening of the brand new Yves Béhar-designed sales gallery for Centro condominium. Hosted by developer Newgard Development Group and Cervera Real Estate — with a special appearance by the award-winning creative genius himself, Yves Béhar […]

Office leasing broker named for the Building on Ponce Circle

Office leasing broker named for the Building on Ponce Circle

Miami-based commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firm Blanca Commercial Real Estate has been named the exclusive leasing agent for The Building on Ponce Circle, a 58,000-square-foot, Class A office building at 2990 Ponce de Leon Blvd. in the Coral Gables business district. The unique six-story office property stands out for its modern architectural design […]

Merrick Manor Sales Center celebrates grand opening

Merrick Manor Sales Center celebrates grand opening

Merrick Manor, Coral Gables’ first luxury condominium to launch since Miami’s most recent building boom, celebrated the official grand opening of its brand new sales center on Jan. 24 with a special cocktail party hosted by developer The Astor Companies and Cervera Real Estate. More than 1,200 real estate professionals, prospective buyers and guests from […]

Real estate elite preview, Merrick Manor ,in Coral Gables,

Real estate elite preview Merrick Manor in Coral Gables

Miami’s real estate elite gathered at Artefacto’s Coral Gables showroom in The Village of Merrick Park on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, as The Astor Companies and Cervera Real Estate unveiled plans for Merrick Manor, Coral Gables’ newest luxury condominium. At the cocktail reception, the developers behind Merrick Manor — Astor’s father-andson team Henry and Peter […]

396 Alhambra North Tower earns LEED Gold Certification

396 Alhambra North Tower earns LEED Gold Certification

The 163,000-square-foot North Tower at 396 Alhambra has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). 396 Alhambra, a new mixed-use office and retail development in Coral Gables developed by Agave Holdings LLC, becomes the first Coral Gables building to achieve LEED Gold status in the Core and Shell category, which […]

BrickellHouse condo opens new state-of-the-art sales gallery

Members of the BrickellHouse Team (Cervera Real Estate and Newgard Development Group) gather for a group photo.

South Florida-based Newgard Development Group, the developer of Miami’s BrickellHouse condominium, has announced the official opening of its new state-of-the-art sales gallery on Brickell Avenue, the area’s first standalone sales center to rise since the city’s 2008 real estate boom. The BrickellHouse sales gallery showcases modern elements and high-end finishes that emulate the sophisticated look […]

Brickell Bay Office Tower transacts leases for 107,770 rsf during 2011


Brickell Bay Office Tower, a 32-story, class A office tower located in Miami’s Brickell Financial District, completed lease transactions totaling 107,770 rentable square feet (rsf) of space in 2011. In all, 22 leases were finalized at the 280,500 square foot office tower, with 11 leases representing renewals and/or expansions by existing tenants. The completed leases […]

50-year-old law firm moving to Gables Business District


Richman Greer PA, a law firm offering a wide range of litigation and business-related legal services in Miami and West Palm Beach, has announced that it will relocate its Downtown Miami office to the 396 Alhambra office complex — a new, two-tower, 275,081-rentable-square-foot (rsf) mixed-use office and retail development located in the heart of the […]

AON Group renews its lease at Brickell Bay Office Tower

Brickell Bay Office Tower

By Allie Schwartz…. Global risk management and insurance firm AON Group has renewed its lease for 38,000 square feet at Brickell Bay Office Tower, marking the largest transaction completed in the Brickell office market so far this year. AON Group, which maintains its position as Brickell Bay Office Tower’s anchor tenant, has called the class […]

New Hampton Inn & Suites seeks to be first LEED-certified hotel

Hampton Inn Brickell

By Allie Schwartz…. Downtown Miami’s sizzling hospitality market is about to get a whole lot greener as a new Hampton Inn & Suites in the Brickell Financial District sets its sights on becoming the city’s first LEED-certified hotel. When Hospitality Operations Inc.’s new 221-room Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell-Downtown opens its doors this fall, […]