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Kassin’s Infinity buys “Scarface” building in Miami Beach

Midtown-based firm now owns Johnny Rockets property famous for chainsaw scene

March 19, 2015 11:10AM
By Ina Cordle and Katherine Kallergis

Steve Kassin of Infinity Group and the Johnny Rockets building

Steve Kassin of Infinity Group and the Johnny Rockets building

From the South Florida website: The Ocean Drive building known for the famous chainsaw scene in the 1983 Al Pacino film “Scarface” sold for $12.4 million, The Real Deal has learned.

A Miami-based company sold the 6,500-square-foot site to an affiliate of New York-based Infinity Group, led by Steve Kassin.  Dan Arev, of New York-based Link Real Estate, and Moshe Popack, of Miami-based YMP Real Estate, brought Kassin in on the deal.

The 9,852-square-foot building at 728 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach is home to Johnny Rockets.

“It’s an irreplaceable asset in an irreplaceable location,” Arev told TRD.

Moshe Popack, who is largely focused on multifamily housing, with more than 3,000 apartments on the East coast, brought Arev in on the acquisition, Arev said.

Most recently, Arev was a partner in a New York-based joint venture that bought an entire block in Wynwood.

The seller of the Ocean Drive property, MER Ocean Drive, is managed by Mario Scarpetta Gnecco, according to corporate records. The 6,500-square-foot site last sold for $8 million in May 2011.

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