Witkoff, Monroe Pay back $94M for Canceled Marriott Miami Site

Steven Witkoff and 700 North Miami Avenue (Google Maps)

Steven Witkoff and 700 North Miami Avenue (Google Maps)

New York-primarily based Witkoff and a companion swooped in to invest in the web-site of MDM Group’s long-hyped — but now-canceled — Marriott Marquis Miami Worldcenter Resort for $94 million.

Witkoff, led by Chair and CEO Steven Witkoff, and Chicago-dependent Monroe Cash acquired the 4.7-acre site at 700 North Miami Avenue, in accordance to a information release.

It is not still apparent what they program to construct, but the land is entitled for extra than 60 tales and a mix of residential, hospitality and business. Alex Witkoff, principal of Witkoff, claimed in a assertion that the firm is betting on the influx of fiscal, technology and media businesses to Miami.

Manny De Zárraga of JLL led the home sale. Mack Actual Estate Credit rating Approaches, via affiliates, delivered floating-price funding. Dustin Stolly and Jordan Roeschlaub of Newmark arranged the funding for the acquisition and pre-growth design do the job, in accordance to the launch.

Monroe Money, an asset supervisor, is led by Theodore Koenig.

Miami-dependent MDM Group, through its MDM Hotel Team, planned to construct a 1,700 Marriott Marquis lodge and 600,000-sq.-foot expo middle as aspect of the 27-acre Miami Worldcenter mixed-use advanced. MDM, founded and led by Ricardo Glas and Luis Pulenta, acquired the site for $45.25 million in 2017 from 1 of Worldcenter’s master developers, Nitin Motwani.

Florencia Tabeni, vice president of functions and advancement at MDM Resort Group, stated in an emailed statement that the project was scrapped in part since of the pandemic’s “toll on the conference and conventions current market.” However, the enterprise is optimistic about the restoration of the hospitality industry, she extra.

Despite the fact that tourism has rebounded in modern months, South Florida’s hospitality sector also relies on conventions that are nevertheless to bounce back again.