Aventura developers land $31M loan

Aventura Optima Plaza
Aventura Optima Plaza

A new, LEED-certified office plaza in Aventura received $31 million in financing, HFF announced on Wednesday.

Mercantil Commercebank was the lender for Aventura Optima Plaza, an eight-story class A office and medical office tower at 21500 Biscayne Boulevard.

Developers Jose Bromberg and Ariel Bromberg acquired the 1.6-acre site for $5.5 million in July 2008, according to Miami-Dade property records.

Jim Dockerty, Scott Wadler and Marc Roth of HFF represented the borrower, Inmobiliaria Brom, to obtain the 10-year fixed-rate loan, according to a press release. Mercantil’s Brian Barroso led the deal.

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“Aventura Optima Plaza’s success is due to Ariel Bromberg’s masterful combination of the aesthetic and efficient design of the buildings along with their focused hands-on management,” Dockerty said in a statement. “The property is one of the finest office addresses in South Florida and is one of only two LEED Platinum buildings in the state of Florida.”

The 346,161-square-foot building, completed in 2013, includes balconies, a gym, a 20,000-square-foot rooftop garage with an outdoor jogging trail and a fifth floor social deck. Tenants include Benihana’s U.S. headquarters, Fossil and Adler Kawa Real Estate Advisors.

The complex is down the street from the Village at Gulfstream Park, and Aventura ParkSquare, an 8.5-acre mixed-use community, complete with condos, senior living, a select-service hotel, offices and retail, slated to open in early 2017.