Gil Dezer partners with Bentley for luxury condo tower in Sunny Isles Beach

first_img Dezer developmentgil dezersunny isles beach Message* Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink “We’re very excited about the opportunity to get in with the customer base who understands what the Bentley brand is about,” he said.Construction is expected to begin in early 2023 and be completed in 2026. Dezer secured height approval in 2019 for what will be the tallest tower in Sunny Isles Beach.Property records show Dezer Hotel Management Ltd. paid $6.8 million for the Days Hotel by Wyndham Thunderbird Beach Resort in 1996. The five-story, 180-room building was built in 1955.Contact Katherine Kallergis Tags Email Address* Gil Dezer, Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark and a rendering of Bentley Residences (Getty, iStock, ArX Solutions)Developer Gil Dezer, known for his luxury condo towers and exotic car collection, is partnering with Bentley for his next project.Dezer Development will build a Bentley Motors-branded skyscraper on an oceanfront site in Sunny Isles Beach. Sales are expected to launch later this year, as early as October, Dezer told The Real Deal. It will mark the first Bentley residential tower in the world.Renderings of Bentley Residences (Credit: ArX Solutions)Bentley Residences is expected to have more than 200 luxury condos. The 749-foot cylindrical tower, with more than 60 stories, is planned for the 3.6-acre property at 18401 Collins Avenue. It will be designed by Sieger Suarez Architects, and will feature a gym, pool, spa, theater, bar, restaurant and lounge, cabanas and landscaped gardens, according to a press release. Each condo will include in-unit, multi-car garages that will access the car elevator.The tower will replace the Days Hotel by Wyndham Thunderbird Beach Resort.Dezer Development completed Porsche Design Tower, at 18555 Collins Avenue, in late 2016. The building features the patented Dezervator, a car elevator that runs through the center of the tower. More recently, Dezer partnered with the Related Group to build Residences by Armani/Casa, at 18975 Collins Avenue.Dezer said that unlike his deal with Porsche Design, his company has an agreement directly with Bentley, the automobile manufacturer, which will give the developer access to Bentley’s dealers and special events.Read moreDezer wins height approval for Sunny Isles’ tallest condo tower The Closing: Gil Dezer Neighbors sue to overturn approval of Dezer’s mega project in North Miami Beach Full Name*last_img read more

Developer lists luxury pad

first_imgAlso on this floor is the sunken foyer which leads up to the open plan living area with its expansive windows and bi-fold doors. The house has stunning river viewsAria Property Group founder Tim Forrester and his wife Mackenzie are selling their stunning riverfront house at Norman Park.The developer, which is responsible for a number of high-end, award-winning residential towers in Brisbane, was founded by Mr Forrester in 2003, but it was Mrs Forrester who led the charge when it came to renovating 30 Wendell Street at Norman Park. Tim Forrester “I am from the US and grew up visiting my grandparents in California,” she said. “I have always loved the architecture there, the mix of Spanish and regency styles, and my favourite, mid-century modern. “It was so fun to bring luxury to this original home by opening up the views, adding gorgeous finishes, palm trees, and upgrading the key living areas.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“It was this feeling of driving down the hill and arriving at this Riveria-feeling place, not typical of Brisbane,” she said. “The view, the double reach of the river, the angle of the skyline, and the green space of New Farm Park. “I am passionate about giving properties a new life and from the moment I stepped foot inside this 1964-built house I could see exactly how I would like it to unfold.”The two-storey, California-inspired house sits on an 888sq m block and is framed by manicured gardens and palm trees.The lower level consists of a second living room with its original tile flooring, vintage light fixtures and a retro fashioned kitchenette. The couple at an opening back in 2009.Pic. Drew FitzgibbonThe couple bought the four bedroom riverfront property in 2013, but are now selling after purchasing a sprawling mansion at Fig Tree Pocket.Speaking about the first time she laid eyes on the Norman Park house, Mrs Forrester said she saw its potential and could not wait to make it a home. The kitchen has a stone waterfall benchtop, designer appliances, a neutral palette and handmade tiles, while the main living area has polished timber floors, a gas fireplace, and a built-in timber cabinetry wall with a fixed Bose home entertainment system. Glass bi-fold doors connect the living room with the timber entertaining deck which has views of the river and numerous Brisbane landmarks.Other notable features include ducted airconditioning, a dedicated laundry with exterior access and also internal access to the secure garage which allows space for two vehicles.Mrs Forrester said they loved everything about the house, but with a growing family they wanted ever more space for their children to roam.“The front yard off the street for playing with the kids, the river side for enjoying the sunset and being with friends, and every little part of the inside of the house … ” she said. “It is so functional and just a great place to be in.”The property is listed with Place Bulimba agent Sarah Hackett. The tender closes at 4pm on April 4. Adjoining this space is a large storage area, sauna and wine cellar. There is also a multipurpose room which could be transformed into a bedroom or guest retreat as it has a built-in wardrobe and access to a third bathroom.This lower level flows out on to a patio that overlooks the pool and landscaped lawn that leads down to the private pontoon with direct river access.The upper level is home to the living spaces plus three bedrooms including the carpeted master bedroom with a walk-in robe and ensuite, complete with double vanities and a large shower.last_img read more

Syracuse uses weekly ‘Church on the Dirt’ meetings on the road to remain pious

first_img Published on April 15, 2019 at 8:08 pm Contact Adam: [email protected] | @_adamhillman Waiting for a flight at the Tulsa International Airport, a group of almost a dozen Syracuse players had their weekly meeting to talk about faith. Led by SU assistant coach Vanessa Shippy, they pulled out their current book of choice, “Church on the Dirt: A Journal,” a devotional about the connection between Christianity and softball. In the middle of their reading and discussion, an unknown woman approached the group. Shippy worried she would question why they chose to pray in an airport lobby, but suddenly, the woman started to clap. “What’s going on?” Shippy remembers one player asking. “Is she clapping at us?”She was impressed by their devotion and courage to pray in public, Shippy said. “It definitely showed them how prayer can really connect us to other people who you might not know,” Shippy said. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Syracuse travels on the road on Sundays, Shippy leads a weekly “Church on the Dirt meeting” as a substitute for an actual church. Around 10 players gather together for anywhere between 20 to 45 minutes to discuss a chapter they’ve journaled about beforehand. The prompts, which were released on Dec. 29, 2018, are used by more than 10 schools including Oklahoma State and University of Virginia. It includes devotionals, prompts and extra space to write down prayers. Two of the book’s six authors — Aubree Munro and Ali Aguilar — are former teammates with the SU assistant. Shippy played with Aguilar and Munro last season for Scrap Yard Fast Pitch, an independent softball team based out of Houston. Every Sunday, Aguilar and Munro hosted a bible study on gameday with anyone on the team who elected to join, and Shippy bought in. When she joined Syracuse this season, the 22-year-old knew she wanted to provide her team with a similar experience. “When they wrote that book, I bought some off Amazon and actually the Fellowship of Christian Athletes bought copies,” Shippy said. “It allowed us to start this.”Amy Nakamura | Design EditorBefore each meeting, Shippy assigns a singular chapter for specific meetings. Each attendee then writes responses to the prompts after the assignment. The response questions tie in both faith and sport: “Describe a time you’ve felt surrounded and had to use faith to succeed” or “Is the competition in sports violating principles of Christ?” Discussing these sort of questions can help members of Syracuse overcome anxiety and the yips and stay committed to their religion, senior Bryce Holmgren said.On Sundays, their meetings always start with a question from Shippy. It’s varied from, “What do you do to talk to God” to “What is one of your greatest fears and how do you use faith to cope with it,” Shippy said. Usually, players may be a little shy at first — it sometimes takes a member a little time to get used to the heavy questions. Yet, once the conversation evolves, it can provide better insight into their lives outside of softball, players said. Some players have grown up around religion — junior Toni Martin grew up in a devout Catholic household — while others were not as religious. In its first year of existence, Martin said its allowed SU to think deeper about how softball will affect their lives after college.“Sometimes I struggle with finding who I need to be,” junior Alexa Romero said. “It’s helped me find how I can use faith and talk about it on a regular basis.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Aberdeen look to continue winning streak

first_imgThey’re away to Inverness.It’s second against third when title-holders Celtic host Hearts.Managerless Motherwell have bottom side Partick, while struggling Dundee United go to St Johnstone, Ross County head to Dundee, and Hamilton visit Kilmarnock.last_img