The Real Deal Miami

Regalia condo tied to Argentina’s Kirchner regime sells for $11M

At 4,992 square feet, the unit sold for $2,143 per square foot

Rendering of Regalia

A Florida company with ties to former Argentinian president Nestor Kirchner has sold at Regalia for $10.7 million, the same price as its original sale in 2014. 

Inside a unit at Regalia

Records show Dream Golden Enterprises Inc., previously controlled by Kirchner’s former top aide Sergio Todisco, sold unit 23 at the luxury Sunny Isles Beach condo tower. Regalia 23 LLC, an entity managed by Seal L. Sullivan of Boca Raton, is the buyer.

Unit 23 was the first to close at Regalia when it opened in June 2014. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom condo was put back on the market for $12.5 million in February 2016.

At 4,992 square feet, the unit sold for $2,143 per square foot.

Last year, the Miami Herald reported that Todisco and his ex-wife Elizabeth Ortiz were being investigated by a federal prosecutor in Argentina over alleged money laundering for the Kirchners’ associates, and/or even the Kirchners themselves. Todisco and Ortiz spent close to $65 million on real estate, most of which was on luxury condos in South Florida, between 2010 and 2015.

While Todisco was picking up condos, he was also the director of a British Virgin Islands-based firm called Gold Black Limited. The offshore company was included in the Panama Papers, a massive leak of documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca that led to the Treasury Department’s crackdown on foreign purchases of luxury real estate.

State records show that Perla Aydee Puente Resendez of the Coconut Grove-based law firm Roca Gonzalez now controls Dream Golden Enterprises Inc. She also signed off on the $13.1 million sale of a CVS in Little Havana in July, which was previously controlled by Todisco. Resendez is now the registered agent of most of the Florida companies, as well as Gold Black Limited.

Another condo at Regalia was also tied to the Panama Papers. Unit 11, owned by Onega Global II LLC, is on the market for $10.65 million. Luis Armando Barrera Palacios and Emma Rosa Macchiavello Teevin, both mentioned in the Panama Papers database, control that entity.

Regalia, at 19575 Collins Avenue, has six pools, a spa, cabanas, a fitness center, yoga studio, children’s playhouse, a chef’s kitchen and a champagne bar and wine cellar. Regalia Beach Developers have the Beach House on the market for $35 million.

An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the penthouse as being on the market for $35 million. It is actually the Beach House.