In the last 6 years, We’ve watched the great majority of new modern towers being completed along Sunny Isles Beach with a few of my favorites including JADE Beach & JADE Ocean Condos, Trump Towers I, II, III, Sayan, Turnberry Ocean Colony, Trump Royale, Trump Palace and the Trump Int’l Beach Resort, and with so many great buildings, only a few along the ocean that have gone belly up. The first being the Da Vinci parcel sale & cancellation and now the unexpected news of Paramount Beach (Not to be confused with Paramount BAY). iStar FM Loans filed a foreclosure lawsuit against the developer a few days before Christmas.
Reported in the South Florida Business Journal on January 2nd, 2009the Paramount Beach condos beachfront site has a foreclosure filing in Miami Dade County Circuit Court against Boca Raton based Sunny Isles Development Co., a corporation owned by the executives of Royal Palm Homes plus several other investors, which owns the site.
Sunny Isles Development bought the site for $25 million in 2003 and took out a $32.2 million mortgage with Fremont Investment and Loan, which later assigned much of its portfolio to iStar.
Daniel Kodsi, CEO of Royal Palm and a partner in the ownership of the Paramount Beach site, said the developer purposefully stopped paying interest on the iStar loan because the lender was being inflexible in offering a renewal. Even after getting an offer for a construction loan, the developers canceled the Paramount Beach project in 2006 because there was too much building in the market, Kodsi said.
My opinions: They were smart to cease the Paramount Beach project from being erected. They were set to go up just south of the new luxury developments JADE Beach & JADE Ocean Condos (tough competition) but with pre construction pricing starting too late in the game for a sell out. I remember the hype only starting at the very end of the real estate frenzy. They were smart enough to see what was happening along the Miami oceanfront real estate market and decided to hold this premier land parcel. If the Bal Harbour land parcel is “supposedly” worth $225 Million and closes anywhere within a fraction of the asking price, then this Sunny Isles Beach land will be well worth the long term hold.
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