The Real Deal Miami

Vincent Viola pays $10M for two condos at Auberge Fort Lauderdale

The Florida Panthers owner paid $1,352 psf for the units
By Keith Larsen | March 06, 2019 11:30AM

Vincent Viola and a rendering of Auberge Beach Residences & Spa

Florida Panthers owner Vincent Viola and his wife Teresa paid $10 million for two condo units in the newly completed Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale.

The Violas bought the condo units 2103 and 2104 in the South Tower of the luxury condo development at 2200 North Ocean Boulevard. In total, the units equal 7,396 square feet, which mean the Violas bought the properties for $1,352 per square foot, records show.

The Related Group, Fortune International Group and the Fairwinds Group developed Auberge. Other buyers include Citrix CEO David Henshall, former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and Jacob Trouba of the Winnipeg Jets. Last year, the son of Salmar Properties founder Sal Rusi paid $9.3 million for a penthouse in the north tower.

Auberge’s amenities include a full-service salon, plunge pool, and indoor and outdoor cabanas.

Vincent Viola is a billionaire who is the founder and chairman of Virtu Financial, one of the largest high-frequency trading firms in the country. Forbes pegs his net worth at $2.6 billion.

Viola owns expensive real estate in New York City, where Virtu is headquartered. He had listed his Upper East Side mansion last year and thought he had a deal for $80 million to a Chinese buyer, before it fell through. The sale would have set a new residential townhouse record for the city.