Czech entrepreneurs drop $17M on two units at Zaha Hadid tower

The buyers co-founded Cimex, a Czech import-export company that later expanded to real estate

TRD MIAMI /
Aug.August 30, 2019 11:30 AM
One Thousand Museum (Credit: iStock)

One Thousand Museum (Credit: iStock)

A pair of entrepreneurs and real estate investors from the Czech Republic paid $17 million for two units at One Thousand Museum, marking the most expensive closing to date at the Zaha Hadid-designed condo tower.

Cimex Invest, led by Jana Sobotova and Petr Lukes closed on units 5501 and 5502 at the 62-story, 84-unit luxury tower at 1000 Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami. The development group, which includes Louis Birdman, Gilberto Bomeny, Gregg Covin, Kevin Venger and Todd Michael Glaser, sold the units. The square footage of both units is not available in public records.

Sobotova and Lukes are the co-founders of Cimex, a Czech import-export company that launched in the 1990s and expanded to real estate in its later years. The firm builds office, residential and hotel projects, and has a property management division, according to its website.

In 2016, they paid $12.5 million for the newly built home at 8950 Arvida Drive in Coral Gables. The couple also owns real estate in Naples.

One Thousand Museum began recording closings in July. The building, Hadid’s first and final residential project in the western hemisphere, is known for its exoskeleton, which incorporates 4,800 precast panels made in Dubai and shipped to Miami.

Hadid died of a heart attack in Miami Beach while the building was under construction in 2016.

The building features a rooftop helipad; a wellness center with a gym and yoga facilities; relaxation pods and spa rooms; a sky lounge; a bank vault; a multimedia theater; an off-site beach club and a juice bar.

Records reveal that among buyers so far are W. Bruce Lunsford, a Kentucky nursing home magnate and former U.S. Senate candidate; and Christopher Dupuy, the founder of Pals Group, which owns the popular Lakay Food.


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