Messi lands luxury condo in Sunny Isles, Bokamper lists Plantation house

A daily roundup of South Florida real estate news, deals and more for Nov. 27, 2019

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Soccer superstar Lionel Messi scores Porsche Design condo. Messi, considered by many to be the world’s greatest soccer player of all time, paid $5 million for unit 4705 in the 60-story luxury oceanfront condo tower in Sunny Isles Beach. [TRD]


Miami Dolphin legend Kim Bokamper is listing his Plantation home – but he’s not going too far away. Bokamper, who played for the Dolphins from 1976 to 1985, is looking to sell the 3,720-square-foot house at 301 Northwest 127th Avenue for $1.15 million. The retired linebacker and defensive end told Mansion Global that he plans to buy a new golf club home farther east, in Fort Lauderdale. [TRD]


Prominent real estate investor Stanley Black is suing his business partner of 34 years, Robert Barth, claiming Barth defrauded him out of $8 million in a Beverly Hills mansion sale. Black filed the explosive lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleging Barth concocted an elaborate scheme to siphon millions of dollars for himself through a maze of limited liability companies. [TRD]


Minto sold part of its Westlake master-planned community in western Palm Beach County to Wellington Regional Medical Center for $12.3 million, where the hospital company plans to build a new campus. The homebuilder sold the 35-acre property at 4001 Seminole Pratt Whitney in Westlake for $351,428 per acre. [TRD]


Canadian construction mogul buys condo at Eighty Seven Park. Pierre Pomerleau, president and CEO of Pomerleau, paid $6 million for unit 601 at the luxury North Beach condo development, according to a source. The deal marks the first known closing at the 66-unit, 18-story condo tower at 8701 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. Terra, along with partners Bizzi & Partners Development, New Valley and Pacific Eagle, developed the building. [TRD]

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Documents show the Trump Organization reported different numbers — higher ones to lenders, lower ones to tax officials — for Trump Tower. The occupancy rate of its commercial space was listed as 11 to 16 percentage points higher over three consecutive years in filings to a lender than in reports to city tax officials. The Trump Organization attributed the discrepancy to different reporting requirements. [ProPublica]


Compass seeks arbitration with Realogy. Five months after Realogy blasted Compass with an incendiary lawsuit, the SoftBank-backed defendant is looking to resolve issues outside of a courtroom. Compass asked a New York judge to stay the legal proceedings and compel the two companies to seek arbitration. [TRD]


The former Playboy Plaza Hotel Theater

The former Playboy Plaza Hotel Theater

The former Playboy Plaza Hotel Theater in Miami Beach hit the market. The 19,077-square-foot space was originally developed in 1970 as part of Hugh Hefner’s hotel at 5445 Collins Avenue. It’s on the market with Frank Euler and Julian Johnston of the Corcoran Group for $3.4 million, Johnston said. The listing includes a full set of architectural plans for an event venue and dinner club, for space which has been vacant since it was used in filming for the movie “Rock of Ages” in 2012.


A Christie’s agent was accused in a viral Instagram post of assaulting a woman in a Lyft in New York. On Instagram early Monday Jasmine Yvette accused a man — identified in the comments as Cristiano Moura — of “beating me up and biting me” and referring to her as “one of them uneducated ignorant black bitches.” Moura has since been removed from the brokerage’s website. [TRD]


Movers & Shakers: Pablo Alfaro team grows, Elmir Group launches CRE division. Camilo Franco and Caitlyn Henderson joined the Pablo Alfaro Group at Douglas Elliman as sales associates. Karen Elmir of Cervera Real Estate’s Elmir Group launched a commercial real estate division led by Martin Elortegui, along with manager Juan Parlade. [TRD]


Compiled by Katherine Kallergis

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