Mega Luxury Conglomerate East of Collins

Sunshine, luxury, beautiful beaches, upscale shopping; these are a few of the features that come to mind when we think of the luxurious community that is East of Collins. Not only is this community home to iconic areas like South Beach and Sunny Isles Beach, but its property values have been steadily increasing over the last couple of years with the development of luxury properties. With such prestige behind many of these developers and the iconic brands that have also joined the real estate game, it’s no wonder why East of Collins is the place to live and vacation.

Among these developers is The Trump Group, the visionaries behind Acqualina Resort and Spa, The Mansions at Acqualina, and The Estates at Acqualina. This international conglomerate has had an enormous impact on the East of Collins market, creating a nexus of unparalleled amenities, spacious residences, and luxurious properties.
The Trump Group
Led by brothers Eddie and Jules Trump, The Trump Group specializes in high-end real estate and has been particularly successful in the South Florida luxury market. In addition to the Acqualina properties, other well-known developments include Williams Island in Aventura and Luxuria in Boca Raton. They divide and conquer between finance, marketing, and design, and spend a great deal of time and resources researching their market and discussing with their customers their specific needs when developing a project. With the completion of the third Acqualina property, The Estates at Acqualina, there will be over 1,100 continuous feet of the Acqualina experience along the pristine beaches in the East of Collins Community.

Acqualina Resort & Spa
Fine dining with award-winning cuisines, luxury amenities, world-class service, and 400 feet of gorgeous beachfront scenery are among the many reasons to vacation at Acqualina Resort & Spa. Resort guests and visitors can enjoy an indulgent retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation at the Acqualina Spa by ESPA, complete with state-of-the-art treatment rooms, a private pool deck, and signature European heat experience areas. With a variety of restaurants to appeal to all tastes, several refreshing pools, the AcquaMarine children’s program, and countless nearby activities and shops, the resort continues to appeal to the worldly patrons of East of Collins. The Resort also has a Residences program, for those interested in the ultimate definition of grand estate living. Residents at Mansions and Estates also have privileged access to the five-star amenities and services of the resort.

The Mansions at Acqualina
With breathtaking ocean views through a vast expanse of windows, oversized rooms, and meticulously planned layouts, residents at The Mansions at Acqualina are given a sense of home, not just another luxury condominium. The property is covered in lush gardens, intricate landscaping and architecture waterfalls, and includes private outdoor sanctuaries for homeowners and an amenity-rich pool deck. The hammam spa, sunset reflecting pool and firepit, private theater, children’s center, and virtual golf are among the many extravagant amenities that make Mansions one of Miami’s most luxurious properties. With a top quality gym, exquisite amenities, concierge services all led by highly trained professional staff members, and immediate beach access, the iconic building’s reputation speaks for itself. Resale units are available; please contact us for further details.

The Estates at Acqualina
With projections of breaking ground at the end of 2016 or early 2017, The Estates at Acqualina property is the third and final property of the ultra-luxurious Acqualina development in Sunny Isles Beach. Known as “The World’s Finest Residences”, The Estates at Acqualina property is a private 5.6-acre oceanfront gated amenity experience where multi-generational families can relax, work, and play with complete privacy and security. Residents will enjoy estate-like grounds, complete with lushly landscaped walking paths, cozy gazebos, sculpture gardens, and lobbies designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Apart from the white glove service and excellence that the brand already encompasses, this Trump property also has an ice skating rink, golf and surfing simulator, cigar lounge and billiards room, Wall Street Trader’s Clubroom, bowling alley, disco, soccer field, bocce court, dog park, and so much more. This property is exclusive to only 264 families; from grand penthouses to single-family estate homes, with walk-outs directly onto the beach. Units are available for sale; please contact us for details.

What does this mean for East of Collins?
The Acqualina brand has an ongoing 5-diamond rating and The Acqualina Resort and Spa is AAA’s only Five Diamond hotel on Miami Beach. The brand represents prestige, class, and the highest levels of elegance. With every addition to the brand, comes more and more amenities and higher levels of accommodations for residents and guests, alike. The surrounding area of Sunny Isles Beach, South Beach, and Bal Harbour is easily accessible to all residents and visitors of these properties, which is also beneficial to surrounding businesses. This is tremendous for the real estate market and community East of Collins.

Dezer Development is Redefining Oceanfront Real Estate East of Collins

Graphic from Dezer Development

Graphic from Dezer Development

The father and son team of Dezer Development have been making waves in U.S. development and luxury real estate markets for decades—forging unique partnerships, collaborations, and and cementing their status as visionaries in the luxury real estate market. Having immigrated from Isreal in the 1960s, Michael Dezer was far from the mega developer he is today. After playing an instrumental role in the successful redevelopment of the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City back in the 70s, Michael Dezer purchased his first oceanfront property in South Florida in 1985. Today, Dezer owns over 27 acres of oceanfront property in Sunny Isles Beach, with rights to develop additional properties, which peaks the number to over 30 acres.

What was once known as “Motel Row”, Sunny Isles Beach is now called “Florida’s Riviera”—a mecca of opulent resort-style towers built with groundbreaking technology. Dezer Development has been on the forefront of this development, with several Trump buildings developed in the early 2000s. This marked the beginning of Gil Dezer’s instrumental brand partnerships to change the face and value of South Florida’s real estate industry.

2012 marked a new era for Dezer Development, announcing a master licensing agreement with Germany-based Porsche Design Group, expanding on the iconic brand’s reach in the ultra-luxury market. The venture’s first project is the Porsche Design Tower, a 60-story, 132-unit building in Sunny Isles Beach showcasing a one-of-a-kind patented robotic parking system, which will allow owners to park their vehicles directly next to their units. The project is earmarked for completion in late 2016.

Continuing to build on brand relationships, Dezer Development and the Related Group are set to break ground on the Residences by Armani/Casa condominium tower in Sunny Isles Beach today with an expected completion sometime in 2018. This project marks the first real estate project in the U.S. for the globally acclaimed fashion brand and an exclusive partnership between the three ultra-luxury brands. When completed, the tower will feature over 35,000-square-feet of incomparable amenities across two floors, all exquisitely designed by Armani/Casa with rich textiles and custom furnishings. Units range from 1,350 square to 4,160 square feet. They are priced from $2 million to over $15 million.

To date Dezer Development publicizes seven properties in Sunny Isles Beach as future developments, four of which are east of Collins Avenue. No reports have been made regarding future development projects for Dezer, however the brand continues to actively search for other major brands to partner with as they further define the East of Collins skyline.

Real Estate in the East of Collins Community Embarks on an Exciting 2016

Miami is ranked 6th in the 2015 Knight Frank Wealth Report just behind Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai. It’s named as a city with one of the most potentially bright futures. A luxury dense oceanfront real estate market plays a major role in this exciting identity. Here are some active projects, featuring unique style and glamorous living along the East of Collins community. Forecasts are projecting strong activity for these residential brands in 2016.

Fendi, Armani and Porsche Design are not just fashion statements for expensive hand bags and clothing anymore. The iconic fashion brands expand into the world of residential ambiance, creating innovative and fashion-themed interiors in collaboration with some of the area’s hottest and newest developments.

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The Residences by Armani Casa in Sunny Isles Miami are Luxurious high-end residential units that represent the Armani lifestyle with its distinctive luxury and unrivaled elegance.
The Armani Residences in Miami feature 56 floors, 260 units, 5 residences per floor and 2-4 Bedrooms plus Den units in the luxurious Sunny Isles Beach. Located right on the beach all of the units provide spectacular Ocean Views. Designed by Argentinean designer Cesar Pelli, in conjunction with Gil Dezer and the Related Group, Armani Casa is expected to be completed in early 2017.

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The Fendi Château Residences are located in Surfside Miami on 300 Lineal feet of oceanfront beach! This Fendi branded residential tower is the brand’s first luxury residential project. The Fendi Condo Miami is a cooperation between Luxury Real Estate developer, Chateau Group and Italian Luxury Fashion brand, Fendi. Set for completion in June 2016, this gorgeous complex features 12 stories and 58 units, with 6 units per floor.

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  |  18555 Collins Avenue

In a glass elevator on your way to your own private garage in the sky, Porsche Design Tower is the first of its kind where each unit comes with its own elevator for your car! This ultra luxurious $560 million project, in collaboration with Gil Dezer and German-based Porsche Design Group, features 132 units and 60 floors. Featuring pools on most floors and 2-4 car garages in the sky, this cylindrical tower occupies 2.2 acres in Sunny Isles Beach and is expected to be completed this year.

MUSE RESIDENCES  |  17141 Collins Avenue
Muse is a new boutique residential high rise featuring 47 stories and 68 exclusive oceanfront residences that create an enclave of tranquility amidst the sun and sand. Artistic elements envelop the building from the outside in. Both half floor and full floor residences are available. Completion is expected in 2017 and sales activity surrounding this property are now in full swing. Carlos Ott is the architect in conjunction with Property Markets Group and Aventura-based S2 Development.

RITZ CARLTON RESIDENCES  |  15701 Collins Avenue
The Ritz Carlton residences sit on 2.2 acres with 250 feet of pristine beachfront. The Ritz Carlton Hotel Co. will manage the 52-story tower providing residents with legendary service, quality and personal touch synonymous with the luxury brand. 212 units will feature top of the line appliances and beautiful oceanfront views. Slated for 2018, Ritz Carlton Residences is a collaboration between Chateau Group, Fortune International Group and Arquitectonica.

EIGHTY SEVEN PARK  |  8701 Collins Avenue
Park meets ocean in this exciting lush North Beach oceanfront property featuring 18 stories and 70 luxurious residences surrounded by 200 trees. This is the first residential project in the United States created by Pritzker award winning architect, Renzo Piano. The grounds are surrounded by lush green areas consisting of the re-designed 35-acre North Shore Park to the south and a private garden designed by renowned landscape architect West 8 for residents to the north. Completion is expected in 2017.