Art of Shaving founder sells Gables mansion

It hit the market in 2014 for $11.4M

Feb.February 07, 2018 10:30 AM

9550 Journeys End Road and Eric Malka (Credit: and LinkedIn)

The Art of Shaving founder just sold his Journey’s End home in Coral Gables.

Property records show JE Development LLC, a company controlled by Eric Malka, sold the 8,300-square-foot, seven-bedroom mansion at 9550 Journeys End Road to Nua 9550 LLC, a company led by real estate attorney Thomas Ringel. The buyer financed the deal with a $6.1 million mortgage from Florida Community Bank.

Malka was CEO and co-founder of the Art of Shaving, a chain of specialty men’s shaving stores. He’s now CEO of Strategic Brand Investments, a private equity fund based in Miami, according to his LinkedIn profile. He created the shaving company with his wife, co-founder Myriam Zaoui.

His former 1.7-acre Gables estate hit the market in 2014 for $11.4 million, was reduced to about $9 million in 2015 and relisted at the end of 2016 for the same price, according to

Records show Malka’s LLC paid $3.1 million for the property in 2011.

Chad Oppenheim’s Oppenheim Architecture + Design designed the home and Enzo Enea the landscaping. The property includes a salt water pool, private dock and tennis court, high-end kitchen appliances, a library, office and family room, according to the listing.

In 2015, developer Henry Torres listed his Journey’s End home for $13.95 million. Torres later took it off the market.

Related Articles

Henry Torres and Merrick Manor

Merrick Manor hires Berkshire EWM to take over sales

From left: Phil Gutman, Camilo Lopez and Herve Barbera, with Ofizzina

Bar Invest Group buys office condos in Coral Gables, plans new HQ

Masoud Shojaee and 3650 Bird Road (Credit: Google Maps)

Shoma plans two-tower rental project near Coral Gables

Greystar’s Bob Faith, The Mile (Credit: BuzzBuzzHome)

Greystar sells The Mile apartments for $40M

6855 Sunrise Drive (Credit: Google Maps)

Financier drops $13M for waterfront Coral Gables estate

Liz Hogan and 21 Casuarina Concourse

The biggest piece of land in Gables Estates just hit the market for $50M

A rendering of CocoWalk (Credit: iStock)

Sweetgreen expanding to Florida with first locations in Miami

5400 Hammock Drive and Timbaland (Credit: Getty Images)

Timbaland drops $8M on Coral Gables mansion