The Real Deal Miami

Ocean Drive hotel sells for $12.5M

Buyer of Cavalier South Beach sold nearby property last week
By Eric Kalis | February 28, 2014 09:45AM

Cavalier South Beach

Cavalier South Beach

Less than a week after selling Hotel Eva, a Miami Beach company picked up the Cavalier South Beach hotel for $12.5 million, The Real Deal has learned.

Ventura Capital One acquired the 1320 Ocean Drive hotel on Monday, according to Miami-Dade County records. The company is managed by Orlando Valdes. Just six days earlier, Valdes-managed Ventura Way sold Hotel Eva on Collins Avenue for $11 million.

City National Bank of Florida gave Ventura a $7.9 million loan for the purchase.

Ridge Hill Holdings-Miami of Litchfield, Conn. is the seller of the 45-room Cavalier. It acquired the hotel through foreclosure in March 2013.

The Cavalier was originally constructed in 1936.