Wednesday, April 30, 2014




One Paraiso Pre-construction 

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Following the amazing success in the first tower of Paraiso Bay, The Related is getting ready to launch ONE PARAISO!!!!

This luxury tower will be the tower located closest to the bay and will feature 53 floors with only 6 units per floor, private elevators, foyers and unobstructed bay views. It will offer 1, 2 & 3 bedroom models equipped with top of line appliances and finishes.

The following a sneak preview so you can be ready to put reservations as soon as it is released.  This Tower will run parallel to the waterline along Biscayne Bay.


Interior Designer: Piero Lissoni (close to 30 years in high end Italian design, from chairs for Kartell and Poltrona Frau to the yacht for Luciano Benetton and the house of Enzo Ferrari next to the race track in Fiorino! )


53 Floors

276 Units

6 Units per floor

ONE PARAISO -  Layout of units: 

4 units per floor:  3 bedroom residences (4 will be flo-through featuring terraces facing East and West.
 1  unit per floor: one bedroom residence
1 Line per floor: two bedroom 
Private entry elevators
 Service elevators

Ground level Pool and amenities

Ground level Lobby featuring Ultra sophisticated design and ample Bay views

9th and 8th Floor Amenities including Lap pool, luxurious pool deck, Tennis Court, Fitness Center, Residents Lounge Rooms, Screening Room, Spa and more.

Lush gardens

Access to adjacent Beach Club and other services soon to be announced… Estimate maintenance at 68 cents per sqft


Decorator ready residences SubzeroWolf appliance packages Nine foot ceilings
Floor to ceiling glass panels Deep terraces
Private entry elevators 
Direct 180 degree bay view



10% at Reservation              Now (at launching)

10% at Contract                    Estimated June 2014   
10% at Groundbreaking     Estimated Nov. 2014  
10% at 9th floor                     Estimated April 2015
10% at topoff                       Estimated April 2016

50% at closing                       Estimated end 2016early 2017

Henry B. Nathan is a Hallandale & Hollywood Real Estate Agent

specialized in Pre-Construction Projects

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Friday, April 25, 2014

SLS LUX - New Development at Brickell -

The 2nd SLS just started selling -  It's  now the SLS LUX

SLS LUX -  Brickell Pre-Construction

450 condo units
80 Designer Suites
57 Floors
12 Penthouse Residences


•             Located in the heart of Brickell, in between upcoming Brickell City Center high end retail and restaurants and Mary Brickell Village shopping center.
•             57-story tower designed by internationally renowned architectural firm Arquitectonica, featuring the first LED fa├žade by prominent lighting artist Ana Martinez
•             Interiors by Yabu Pushelberg.
•             Museum quality art in all common areas including works of renowned artist like Fernando Botero, Matias Duville, among others and exterior art mural installation by Fabian Burgos.
•             Ground floor restaurant by celebrated chef Katsuya Uechi and Bar Lounge by S Bar
•             450 luxury condominiums featuring private elevator access and up to 10ft ceiling heights.
•             84 Designer Suites fully decorated and finished, by YabuPushelberg.
•             A limited collection of 12 Penthouse Residences on the top three floors with custom gourmet kitchens, and panoramic skyline, ocean, and bay views.
•             2 assigned self-parking spaces for most units in secured parking garage, or optional complimentary 24-hour valet parking services.
•             Rental program managed by SBE for Designer Suites



•             Elegant private elevator with biometrics technology.Private elevator vestibules in all residences.
•             Most residences with 2 assigned self-parking spaces.
•             Residences delivered fully finished with several choices in imported porcelain tile flooring pre-selected by Yabu Pushelberg.
•             Spacious walk-in closets come fully finished in Master Bedrooms.
•             Stunning Views of Biscayne Bay and Miami skyline
•             9 and 10 foot high smooth-finish ceilings in living spaces.
•             Rain Showers and Spa tubs in all Master Bedrooms.
•             Spacious terraces, with glass and aluminum railings directly accessible from living areas and bedrooms of every residence through floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and wrap-around terraces in all corner units.
•             Select units include terrace BBQ grill.
•             Exclusive collection of 12 PH units with 12ft ceilings and some with private rooftop pools and outdoor spas.
•             Pre-wired for high-speed communications multiple telephone lines and cable.
•             The latest in “Smart Building” technology, featuring wireless control pad, linking residents to SLS Brickell professional concierge services and building amenities.
•             Home Automation system.



•             Contemporary Italian kitchen cabinets by Italcraft
•             Several choices of cabinet finishes and stone counter tops pre-selected by Yabu Pushelberg. (optional full backsplashes)
•             Top of the line stainless steel appliance package. Includes integrated paneled 36” Subzero refrigerator/freezer, Wolf drawer microwave, Wolf silent dishwasher, Wolf built-in convection oven and ceramic glass stovetop.
•             Stainless steel, under-mount oversized zero radius square edge sink with single lever European-style pullout faucet sprayer.



•             Premium European cabinetry with designer details, imported stone vanity tops and full size mirrors designed by Yabu Pushelberg.
•             Double designer vessel bowl lavatories in master baths in select residences
•             Elongated water closet
•             Spacious spa tubs and frameless glass enclosed showers in master baths in select residences
•             Imported porcelain flooring, base and walls in wet areas
•             Designer faucets
•             Powder Room in select residences




•             On Demand SLS LUX hotel concierge services through custom SLS LUX App, compatible with Apple and Android msart phones and tablets.
o             Reserve a table for dinner at the restaurant, or order Room Service.
o             Sign up for Spin Cycle class at Equinox
o             Reserve a time for the Tennis Court.
o             Call up valet service
o             Make an appointment at Ciel Spa for a massage treatment
o             Book a limo ride to SLS Beach Club
o             Buy tickets to the opera, or a movie
o             …All this and more as your fingertips through the SLS LUX App.
o             Full array of customizable features in your residence,, such as:
             Automated lighting control
             Automated window treatments
             Automated Audio visual capability.
             Smart Nest thermostat system with automated temperature control. High-efficiency central air conditioning and heating systems.




•             Incredible pool deck terrace at overlooking the Brickell Skyline featuring75ft lap pool and separate 112 ft.beach entry pool.
•             Pool side cabanas and shaded lounge areas.
•             Juice Bar
•             Pool side bar with TV, live entertainment  andal fresco dining.
•             Towel service.
•             Family BBQ area with summer kitchen.
•             Multi-use Sports Center with combined court for tennis, paddle, volleyball, and court, soccer court.
•             Bocce Court
•             Rock Climbing Wall
•             Circuit training with fitness stations scattered throughout amenity deck.
•             Outdoor Theatre
•             Outdoor area for Yoga classes.
•             Outdoor Kid’s Play area.




•             SLS LUX state-of-the-art health and wellness fitness centerprofessionally staffed. includes Technogym® Cardio & Weight Training equipment, as well as cardio machines with personal plasma television/music options. Exclusive “Kinesis® Personal” fitness stations create personalized workouts. Free weights, stretching mats, Pilates balls, yoga mats, and headphones are all available for complimentary use.
•             Residents can opt for an exclusive membership option with Equinox Brickell located across the street in upcoming Brickell Heights residences.
•             Ciel Spa at SLS LUXprofessionally staffed, featuring treatment and massage beds with iPod docks, experience showers and herbal steam room are some of the luxurious conveniences. Specialized massage therapist on demand.
•             Kids play room with kids monitoring services and supervised activity center led by professional staff. Indoor and outdoor play area.
•             Club Room Loungefeaturingmedia center with home theater screen with major Sports programming, IPod dock station with built in speaker system, fully equipped gourmet kitchen
•             On Demand full access to SLS BrickellExecutive Business Center equipped with high speed wireless connectivity, conference room for private meeting with A/V capabilities,
•             Access to wireless printer and fax machine, meeting Rooms, event S\space and catering services.
•             VIP Access to South Beach’s hottest Beach Club, Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel South Beach with lounges, beach and pool towel services, cabanas, and seaside snack and beverage services.



•             Outdoor lounge space with 2 beautifully designed fire pitsoverlookingbreathtaking views of the Bay and the City skyline for exclusive use of thecondominium residents.
•             Two story indoor lounge and recreation area with private wine cellars, Billiards room, and poker table and library.



•             Rooftop Pool and sundeck for building residents, overlooking city skyline with breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay.



•             Butler Services and “While Your Away” Services.
•             Hotel Residences feature In-room iPads
•             Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and an iPadin each room.
•             Around-the-clock multilingual staff
•             24-hour valet parking
•             24-hour security service
•             In-room dining services in all residences and hotel units.
•             World-class concierge services
•             Full service business center with wireless high-speed internet
•             access, and visual equipment
•             Private catering for meetings, luncheons and dinner parties
•             Shipping and packaging services
•             Currency conversion and exchange services
•             Full-time maintenance staff
•             Housekeeping on demand
•             Pre-arrival provisioning-grocery shopping and delivery
•             Dry cleaning and laundry services
•             Nanny/babysitting services
•             Plant maintenance
•             Overnight shoeshine
•             Pet services
•             Preferred theatre and event tickets
•             Courier services
•             Personal IT support assistance
•             Translation services
•             Newspaper delivery


Starting Prices:


Line 01 – $998,900 +
3 Bedrooms + Den/ 4 Baths
1,779 SQ FT + 505 SQ FT Terrace

Line 02 – $730,900 +
2 Bedrooms + Den/ 2.5 Baths 1,250 SQ FT + 234 SQ FT Terrace

Line 03 – $555,900 +
1 Bedroom + Den/ 1.5 Baths 945 SQ FT + 159 SQ FT Terrace

Line 04 – $950,900 +
3 Bedrooms/ 3 Baths
1,502 SQ FT + 414 SQ FT Terrace

Line 05 – $822,900 +
2 Bedrooms/ 2 Baths
1,353 SQ FT + 350 SQ FT Terrace

Line 06 – $534,900 +
1 Bedroom + Den/ 2 Baths
1,075 SQ FT + 153 SQ FT Terrace

line 07 – $534,900 +
1 Bedroom + Den/ 1.5 Baths 955 SQ FT + 153 SQ FT Terrace

Line 08 – $513,900 +
1 Bedroom + Den/ 2 Baths
1,010 SQ FT + 153 SQ FT Terrace

Line 09 – $829,900 +
3 Bedrooms/ 3 Baths
1,660 SQ FT + 450 SQ FT Terrace

Line 10 – $715,900 +
2 Bedrooms + Den/ 2 Baths
1,394 SQ FT + 226 SQ FT Terrace


For more information or reservation, please call directly Henry B. Nathan

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Hallandale Pre-Construction News -

Hallandale to vote on luxury condo tower planned for beach

A developer hopes to build a sleek 38-story luxury condo tower on the site of the former Regency Spa.



The modern 64-unit building would hug the shoreline, extending beyond the state-drawn boundary for most coastal construction. Developer Gilbert Benhamou is seeking permission from the city and state to build 135 feet east of the Coastal Construction Control Line, or CCCL.

 The project comes before commissioners on Wednesday. Approval from the state is expected within weeks.

 "If you look up and down the coast, virtually every building has had some portion of its development east of the CCCL," said Debbie Orshefsky, attorney for the developer. "This is just another piece."

 To get city approval, the developer plans to show the project will not adversely affect flooding in the surrounding area, she said.


Project location



Sun Sentinel -  April 2, 2014 


I did some research about this issue and came up with the following information: 


The Coastal Construction Control Line Program (CCCL) is an essential element of Florida's coastal management program. It provides protection for Florida's beaches and dunes while assuring reasonable use of private property. Recognizing the value of the state’s beaches, the Florida legislature initiated the Coastal Construction Control Line Program to protect the coastal system from improperly sited and designed structures which can destabilize or destroy the beach and dune system. 

Once destabilized, the valuable natural resources are lost, as are its important values for recreation, upland property protection and environmental habitat. Adoption of a coastal construction control line establishes an area of jurisdiction in which special siting and design criteria are applied for construction and related activities. These standards may be more stringent than those already applied in the rest of the coastal building zone because of the greater forces expected to occur in the more seaward zone of the beach during a storm event.

Excerpts from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection guide to the CCCL

The purpose of the Florida Beach and Shore Preservation Act, pursuant to Parts I and II of Chapter 161, Florida Statutes (F.S.), is to preserve and protect Florida’s beach and dune systems. 
The Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL) program, one of three interrelated components of the Statewide Beach Management Program, protects the beach and dune system from imprudent upland construction which could weaken, damage, or destroy the integrity of the system.  
The remaining two components contained in the Act are the Beach Erosion Control Program, which provides for the restoration and maintenance of critically eroding beaches, and the Joint Coastal Permit Program, which protects the shoreline from activities which could contribute to erosion, water pollution or habitat degradation. 


Pursuant to Section 161.053, F.S., the CCCL is a line of jurisdiction, defining the landward limit of the Department’s authority to regulate construction. Control lines should not be confused with setback lines or lines of prohibition. New construction as well as additions, remodeling, and repairs to existing structures are allowed seaward of the control line; however, such structures and activities, unless exempt by rule or law, require a CCCL permit from the Department.


No other state and very few countries, if any, possess an abundance of high quality beaches as found in Florida. The 780 miles of sandy coastline are one of Florida’s most valuable natural resources. Florida’s beaches earn this status because they serve several important functions, each being vital to maintaining the health of Florida’s economy and environment.

The beach and dune system is home to hundreds of species of plants and animals which are dependent upon the beaches and dunes. For example, beaches are used by resident and migratory shorebirds for resting, foraging and nesting and during the summer months. Five species of endangered or threatened sea turtles come ashore to nest on the Florida's beaches. Over 30 animals considered rare within the state inhabit the beach and adjacent dune habitats. These plants and animals are adapted to living in the beach’s harsh environment of salt spray, shifting and infertile sand, bright sunlight, and storms.

Beaches are also home to humans. Florida’s beaches have attracted 15 million people to the state and 57% of Florida’s residents live within ten miles of the coast (State of the Coast Report, 1998). Both tourists and residents come to the beaches to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of its natural beauty. Others visit the beaches to engage in boating, fishing, diving, and other recreations. Florida's beaches are an integral part of the state's economy, attracting tourists from around the world. Beach tourism generates about $15 billion a year to the state’s economy (State of the Coast Report, 1996).

The beach and dune system is the first line of defense against storms. It acts as a buffer between the storm waves and coastal uplands. During hurricanes, storm surges and waves encounter the beach and dunes before crashing into upland structures. When this happens, the sand making up the beach and dune system may be temporarily lost to the offshore bar system, reducing the damage suffered by upland property and structures.


The CCCL Program is an essential element of Florida's coastal management program. It provides protection for Florida's beaches and dunes while insuring reasonable use of private property. In recognizing the value of the state’s beaches, the Florida legislature initiated the CCCL Program to protect the natural environment from improperly sited and designed structures which can jeopardize the stability of the beach-dune system, accelerate erosion, provide inadequate protection to upland structures, endanger adjacent properties, and interfere with public beach access and sea turtle nesting.  

Adoption of the CCCL establishes an area of jurisdiction in which special siting and design criteria are applied for construction and related activities. These standards are often more stringent than those applied in the rest of the coastal building zone. Construction closest to the beach is subject greater wind, wave and surge forces expected to occur in the more seaward zone of the beach during a storm event. 

Chapter 62B-33, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), provides the design and siting requirements for obtaining a coastal construction control line permit. 

Approval or denial of a permit application is based upon a review of the siting or location of structures relative their proximity to the beach and the potential impacts to the beach dune system, adjacent properties, native salt resistant vegetation, and marine turtles.  

While most permit requests are approved as submitted, some are modified during the permitting process.

Henry B. Nathan is a Hallandale & Hollywood Real Estate Agent

specialized in Pre-Construction Projects

 (800) 416-2747   (954) 296-6741

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