Baccarat Residences, Miami, FL | Financed by Berkadia 2024

March 29, 2024

Arranged by Berkadia South Florida, the loan is a major step forward for the high-profile Brickell condominium, now over 95-percent sold

MIAMI – March 29, 2024 – Related Group and GTIS Partners have secured a $328 million construction loan to finance the development of Baccarat Residences Miami, an ultra-luxury condominium tower located at the gateway of Brickell Avenue. Berkadia South Florida arranged the nine-figure loan, with efforts led by Managing Director Scott Wadler and Vice President Michael Basinski, Senior Managing Director Mitch Sinberg and Managing Directors Matt Robbins and Brad Williamson.

The property, which launched in late 2021 and is now more than 95-percent sold, is currently under construction and is expected to complete in early 2028.

“From breaking ground last October, to now closing this loan, our vision for a skyline-defining property is quickly becoming a reality,” said Jon Paul Perez, President of Related Group. “We’d like to thank our lender, Bank OZK, and our various partners for sharing our optimism on the long-term potential of the South Florida market and our commitment to creating an iconic property the entire city can be proud of.”

The loan extends Brickell’s positive momentum, with the sub-market continuing to outperform other central business districts around the country while bucking macro headwinds.

“Brickell is an exceptional neighborhood that only continues to get stronger and more attractive,” said Robert Vahradian, Partner and Head of US investments for GTIS Partners. “With the entrance of marquee companies, like Citadel; and continued expansion of the area’s retail and cultural offerings and, of course, best-in-class residential product, Brickell continues to exhibit immense potential.” 

Bank OZK provided the floating-rate loan with a competitive interest rate.

 “Despite a shifting capital markets environment, Related and GTIS continue to shape the skyline of this leading global city,” said Scott Wadler, Managing Director of Berkadia South Florida. “The tower’s strong pre-sale commitments underscoring Miami’s market fundamentals, coupled with the sponsors’ proven track record of success in the immediate submarket, created a compelling lending opportunity to capitalize Brickell’s most distinguished new address. The introduction of Baccarat Residences and its storied brand will further enhance the skyline and elevate Miami’s status as a region for ultra-luxury investment and development.”

The sister property to the record-breaking Baccarat Hotels & Residences NYC, the Brickell tower is made up of 355 residences, including just eight exclusive penthouses.

Envisioned by internationally recognized architecture firm Arquitectónica, Baccarat Residences Miami honors the French crystal company’s storied two-and-a-half century heritage, while simultaneously introducing a modern architectural marvel that pushes South Florida’s design ethos forward.

Residents will enjoy over 75,000 square feet of luxurious five-star amenities throughout five levels of the tower — including exquisitely appointed social spaces, a state-of-the-art health and fitness center, La Mer spa facilities, a private marina with residents’ yacht and more — that will be cohesive in essence but unique in design elements and all expertly managed by SH Hotels & Resorts. The property will also feature a curated collection of museum-quality art.

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