CLIENT NEWS: Developer could rebuild Brickell fire station with 62-story project

February 25, 2020

JDS Development Group is looking to assemble property in Brickell, including a city of Miami fire station, to build a 62-story project. The New York-based developer, led by Michael Stern, would build a new fire station for the city within its mixed-use project, and contribute millions of dollars to the city. The project would be directly west of the Brickell Metrorail Station, where the city wants to foster more development to encourage ridership. A similar, but smaller deal, for the fire[...]

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Firm Represents Two Star Island Properties

March 11, 2015

Bercow Radell & Fernandez Representing Two High Profile Star Island Properties The request to demolish a 1935 mansion on Star Island has been put on hold after the owner met with historians and agreed to explore alternatives. The application to demolish 44 Star Island was not discussed at Tuesday’s Design Review Board meeting in Miami Beach because the owner asked for more time to weigh alternatives. Michael Larkin, an attorney representing owner Shay Kostiner, on Tuesday told the Miami Herald that Kostiner[...]

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Firm Client Receives Design Review Board Approval

March 5, 2015

Bercow Radell & Fernandez Congratulates Client, Developer Pedro Martin Developer Pedro Martin has received the blessing of the Miami Beach Design Review Board to build a 200-foot tall high-rise that will include plenty of trees outside, and inside, the building. The 20-story, 64-unit condominium will replace the 10-story Howard Johnson Dezerland Hotel at 8701 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. Designed by famed architect Morris Lapidus and built in 1951, the Dezerland was originally known as Biltmore Terrace. In December 2013,[...]

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Firm Provided Zoning Opinion Letters for Two Major Projects

March 4, 2015

Bercow Radell & Fernandez Provided the Zoning Opinion Letters for Two Significant New Projects Financed by Canyon Capital: $157 million senior construction loan for a joint-venture between the Related Group of Florida and SBE Hotel Group to finance the development of a 54-story, luxury mixed-use tower located in the Brickell area of Miami.  The project consists of 453 SLS-branded residential condominiums and a 124-key SLS-branded hotel with two ground-floor restaurants featuring concepts by renowned chefs Jose Andres and Michael Schwartz. [...]

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Firm Wins Approval for New Home

March 3, 2015

Bercow Radell & Fernandez Congratulates Client Stuart Miller, Whose Star Island Home Received Design Board Approval The prospect of new legislation governing future development on Star Island motivated Lennar CEO Stuart Miller to move, rather than demolish, his circa-1928 waterfront home at 22 Star Island Drive, his attorney told the Miami Beach Design Review Board during a meeting on Tuesday. Lennar Corp. CEO Stuart Miller’s design plans for his Star Island home, which include the construction of a new 20,000-square-foot[...]

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Justin Karr and Gianeli Mestre Have Joined the Firm

February 23, 2015

(MIAMI) Feb. 17, 2015 – Bercow Radell & Fernandez is pleased to announce that Justin Karr and Gianeli Mestre have joined the growing zoning, land use and environmental law firm as Associates. Located in downtown Miami, Bercow Radell & Fernandez consistently ranks among the region’s top firms in its specialties. Justin has worked in the public sector at the federal, state, and local level, and was drawn to the practice because of his considerable interest in government relations.  At the firm, he works[...]

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