Cushman & Wakefield Arranges Sale, Financing Of Iconic Miami Tower

Cushman & Wakefield has arranged the sale of Miami Tower, a 627,152-square-foot trophy office tower in Downtown Miami’s Central Business District (CBD).

Mike Davis, Dominic Montazemi, Mike McDonald, Miguel Alcivar, Rick Brugge, Rick Colon, and Adam Spies of Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller, USPO Miami, LLC, in the transaction. Jason Hochman and Ron Granite of Cushman & Wakefield also arranged the acquisition financing through PGIM on behalf of the buyer, DRA Advisors and CP Group.

The iconic building sold for $163 million with plans to revive it. That price is down from the $220 million it sold for in 2016.

“Miami Tower is a hallmark icon of the Miami skyline with a storied history,” said Montazemi, Executive Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield. “CP Group together with DRA have a vision to elevate the asset with significant capital investment and plans for modernizations that will place Miami Tower as a category-defining option for tenants seeking the very best transit-oriented workplace solutions together with state-of-the-art on-site amenities.”

 

Additionally, “The asset’s live-work-play environment and location in an area that has had more than $23 billion worth of recent development happening will continue to attract interest from established businesses in and outside of Florida,” said Davis, Executive Vice Chair at Cushman & Wakefield.

Located at 100 SE 2nd St., Miami Tower is a trophy asset that spans 47 stories and is currently 67% occupied while historically averaging 90% or better. The office tower features a unique triple-tiered light display and best-in-class amenities such as an on-site conference center, fitness facility, Sky Lobby and Sky Terrace event space, ground floor retail, and adjacent Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel. It’s also the only office building in Miami that is fully connected into the city’s public transit system with an integrated Metromover station, which provides nearly immediate access to Miami Central station.

Miami Tower has been a critical part of the city’s public and business community since it was built in 1987, and significant capital has been invested in renovation projects over the years to maintain it. Under new ownership, the office tower offers potential value-add through further enhancements to its amenities.

 

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