Coldwell Banker to replace One Sotheby’s at Metropica

263-unit Yoo Residences condo tower launched four years ago is more than 70% sold, developer says

Feb.February 25, 2019 02:30 PM

Rendering of Yoo Residences and Joseph Kavana

UPDATED, April 3, 4:50 p.m.: Developer Joseph Kavana hired ON Collaborative by Coldwell Banker to take over sales of Yoo Residences at Metropica, the first condo tower at the master-planned 65-acre community in Sunrise.

The firm, which is under the NRT umbrella, is replacing One Sotheby’s International Realty as the exclusive sales and marketing firm for the 28-story, 263-unit tower at 1800 Northwest 136th Avenue. Kavana said domestic buyers are more prevalent now than South American investors, and Coldwell Banker “has a better reach internally in the U.S.” than One Sotheby’s.

Foreign investment from South America in the Miami condo market has dropped significantly in recent years due in part to the strength of the dollar.

Daniel de la Vega, president of One Sotheby’s, said in a release that “it has been a privilege to work alongside Joseph Kavana and his team” and that One Sotheby’s will continue to support the project.

ON Collaborative has offices in Chicago, Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles. Yoo Residences marks the first project for ON Collaborative in South Florida, according to a release. Reiner Perez was named director of sales.

Yoo Residences is more than 70 percent sold since the project launched sales about four years ago, Kavana said. He’s expecting to deliver the building by the end of May. It’s the first building to be completed at the $1.5 billion community, which could eventually include up to 2,250 residences, 485,000 square feet of retail space, 650,000 square feet of office space, a luxury hotel, and parks and green spaces.

Prices at Yoo start in the high $400,000s.

Kavana, CEO of Metropica Development LLC, said work is underway on the first phase of retail. The 280,000 square of shopping and entertainment space, set to open in late 2020, is leased to Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Genuine Pizza, iPic Theaters and other tenants. The developer is also completing plans for a 350-unit rental building.

Metropica is just west of Sawgrass Mills, one of the Simon Property Group’s top grossing malls in the country. A number of major corporate tenants are based nearby, including American Express. Kavana expects that employees from companies like American Express and Magic Leap, based in Plantation, will consider living at Metropica.

Related Articles

Ken Stiles and The Westerra development site in Sunrise (Credit: Stiles Corp.)

Stiles sells site of planned Sunrise mixed-use project

David Kurz and eXp Realty CEO Glenn Sanford

Kurz Real Estate joins eXp Realty

Photo illustration of Grant Cardone (Credit: iStock)

A look at Grant Cardone’s real estate portfolio and how he raised $15M in 90 minutes at Marlins Park

From left: Adam Rubin, Farin Milligan, Nicholas Chatman, Tim Elmes, Addison Ruff, Mike Herstik and Niki Michopoulos

Compass poaches Tim Elmes of Coldwell Banker

Bill Cunningham and Julian Johnston with the Miami Beach skyline (Credit: iStock)

Top Miami Beach broker joins Corcoran Group amid Miami expansion

Denise Rubin with the Aventura skyline

Berkshire Hathaway’s Denise Rubin jumps to Coldwell Banker

Daily Digest Miami

Partner at Miami law firm resigns amid conflict of interest allegation tied to zoning issue, Redfin will disclose commissions in this US city: Daily digest

Alexandra Lalos and Max Comess

Hodges Ward Elliott to open Miami office with former HFF brokers