The 882,000-square-foot project will include 646 rental apartments and 2,500 square feet of ground floor retail.
The developer plans to transform the shuttered Ramada Inn into a mixed-use community with 251 rental units and 5,500 square feet of retail.
The leases total 22,000 square feet.
The firm, which has historically focused its investments on the West Coast, has hired real estate veteran Marley Dominguez as director of acquisitions to run the Miami Beach office.
The site is located across the street from the planned Little River Brightline train station.
The project will include a 23-story residential tower with 402 multifamily units, a 1,250-space public parking garage and approximately 170,000 square feet of neighborhood-oriented retail anchored by Target.
The master plan includes up to 1,200 market-rate residential apartments, green space for residents, an office building, and a revamped shopping center with 300,000 square feet of lifestyle-oriented retail and restaurant space.
The developer had applied for rezoning of the 11.4 acre parcel.
The loan was secured as part of a multifamily property purchase by a joint venture between Angelo Gordon and Mast Capital.
The property comprises four conjoined lots being sold together, which are all zoned T6-8-O NRD-1, allowing up to 8 stories by right and 12 stories with bonuses of mixed-use infill development. Under this zoning, the property can be developed into up to 207 units (310 with bonuses) or licensed for up to 414 hotel keys.