Related Cos. president gets first crack at Dolphins ownership after Ross

NFL owners approve succession plan giving Related president first option to buy Miami team

TRD MIAMI /
Apr.April 08, 2016 03:45 PM

From the New York website: When it comes to his prized Miami Dolphins, Related Cos. founder Stephen Ross is keeping ownership of the NFL franchise in his corporate family — with Related president Bruce Beal Jr. receiving the right of first option to purchase the team once Ross’ time at the helm comes to an end.

NFL owners approved the succession plan at a recent meeting in Boca Raton, Fla, according to CBS Sports, as Ross[TRData] – who turns 76 in May – sought to be proactive about the Dolphins’ ownership situation to avoid any uncertainty regarding who will inherit the team in his wake.

Beal Jr.[TRData] joined Related[TRData] in 1995 and was promoted to the role of president in 2012. His father, Bruce Beal Sr., and uncle, Robert Beal, led Boston-based real estate investment firm Beal Cos. before that company’s merger with Related in 2013, which formed Related Beal.

The arrangement is akin to “keeping the [Dolphins] in the family,” sources told CBS Sports, with Ross and Beal Jr. said to be very close after working together for many years. But sources also noted that the plan does not indicate that Ross intends to sell the team imminently, and rather constitutes “responsible succession planning.”

It also does not guarantee that Beal will purchase the team, though he’ll have first crack at doing so should Ross pass away or decide to sell the team. The Related founder purchased 50 percent of the Dolphins from previous owner Wayne Huizenga for $550 million in 2008, and assumed full control of the team in 2009.

Besides football, Ross’ other sporting interests have included a $1 million investment in a new drone racing league and a mooted bid for a stake in Formula 1 racing[CBS Sports]Rey Mashayekhi


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Vladislav Doronin (Credit: Gesi Schilling via Wikipedia)

Billionaire developer Doronin buys Fort Lauderdale assemblage for $63M

Billionaire developer Doronin buys Fort Lauderdale assemblage for $63M
Seth Wise, Co-CEO of The Altman Companies, Altís Ludlam Trail

Altman scores $55M construction loan for Ludlam Trail project

Altman scores $55M construction loan for Ludlam Trail project
Joseph Swedroe (Corcoran, iStock)

Corcoran agent in Miami loses job over “racist and fear-based” marketing

Corcoran agent in Miami loses job over “racist and fear-based” marketing
Vanessa Grout with Vladislav Doronin

Vanessa Grout leaves Ugo Colombo’s firm to lead OKO Group’s real estate arm

Vanessa Grout leaves Ugo Colombo’s firm to lead OKO Group’s real estate arm
Rendering of the project with Jon Paul Pérez (top) and Jorge Pérez 

Related switches gears on Terminal Island project, now plans low-rise offices

Related switches gears on Terminal Island project, now plans low-rise offices
Edgardo Defortuna and a rendering of La Playa de Varadero

Not stopping for the pandemic: Fortune, Château could launch Sunny Isles project by year-end

Not stopping for the pandemic: Fortune, Château could launch Sunny Isles project by year-end
Richard Branson (Credit: Virgin, Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Virgin Trains seeks $350M to build five stations in Miami-Dade

Virgin Trains seeks $350M to build five stations in Miami-Dade
Rendering of the drive-in theater and Stephen Ross (Credit: Azeez Bakare Studios)

Stephen Ross-owned Miami Dolphins plan drive-in theater at Hard Rock Stadium

Stephen Ross-owned Miami Dolphins plan drive-in theater at Hard Rock Stadium
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...