South Florida real estate in brief

June 08, 2009 11:46AM

Miami-based hotel company launches international division
Miami-based boutique hotel company Desires Hotels has launched a new
division, Desires Hotels International, according to a press release
from the hotel company. The division’s first projects will include
properties in Mexico, Portugal and the Cape Verde Islands. Gary Sims
has been appointed executive vice president and partner of Desires
Hotels International.

Enterprise National Bank Building sells for $4 million

Urban Realty Partners recently purchased North Palm Beach’s Enterprise National Bank Building, at 11811 U.S. Highway 1, for $4 million, CB Richard Ellis announced. The $192.59 per square foot deal was brokered by Scott O’Donnell, senior vice president, and Dominic Montazemi, senior associate, both with the private client group at CBRE in Boca Raton. The 20,770-square-foot building is anchored by Enterprise National Bank and also includes a Melting Pot restaurant.

Broward firm wins architecture award

Broward County-based architectural firm Cartaya and Associates has won a national project of the year award from the American Public Works Association for Hallandale Beach’s Water Treatment Plant, according to a press release from the firm. The $13.6 million plant can withstand winds of 200 miles per hour. The firm is currently designing two buildings in Islamorada to replace a structure destroyed by Hurricane Wilma.