Firm Represents Hotel Developer

April 7, 2015

Hotel, two residential projects proposed in Miami-Dade County

First, a hotel is in the works on the outskirts of ZooMiami, in an area that could also have a theme park.

Nava Land filed an application with the county to build a 124-unit Value Place Hotel at the southeast corner of Southwest 160th Street and Southwest 117th Avenue. The four-story building would total 147,276 square feet and have 136 parking spaces. It’s on the edge of U.S. Coast Guard-owned land.

The Miami Wilds theme park has been proposed on a nearby site. There aren’t many hotels in the area.

The agricultural property was acquired in a $3.93 million deed-in-lieu of foreclosure in 2012. It was previously seized by First Bank of Miami, which was later sold to Apollo Bank. Nava Land is headed by Raul R. Garcia, the former executive chairman of First Bank of Miami, on behalf of a company based in Luxembourg.

Miami attorney Melissa Tapanes Llahues represents the developer. — Brian Bandell

Printed April 7, 2015, in South Florida Business Journal

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