Consultant sells waterfront Biscaya Island home in Surfside for record $15M

7,700 sf house with six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, was built in 2009

Oliver Wyman's Pablo Haberer with 1236 Biscaya Drive
Oliver Wyman's Pablo Haberer with 1236 Biscaya Drive (LinkedIn, One Sotheby’s International Realty, Getty)

A consultant sold his waterfront home on Biscaya Island in Surfside for a record $15.3 million.

Records show DEBPA LLC, a Florida entity managed by Pablo Haberer, sold the house at 1236 Biscaya Drive to IB MIMI 2022 Family Trust, with Noah Burton signing as trustee. Burton appears to be a Lakewood, New Jersey-based attorney. The true buyer is unknown.

Haberer is a partner at Oliver Wyman, a top consulting firm headquartered in New York City and a subsidiary of the professional services giant Marsh McLennan. Haberer previously spent nearly 20 years with consulting giant McKinsey as a director, focusing on Latin American markets, his LinkedIn shows.

Lydia Eskenazi and Jonathan Bigelman of One Sotheby’s International Realty had the listing. Zalmy Shapiro and Joel Lusky of the Brokerage South Florida Real Estate brought the buyer. 

1236 Biscaya Drive
1236 Biscaya Drive (One Sotheby’s International Realty, Getty)

Haberer bought the Biscaya Island home for $5.9 million in 2015, records show. Built in 2009, the home spans nearly 7,700 square feet, with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, according to property records. The 0.3-acre property also includes a pool, dock, and staff quarters, the listing shows.

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The latest sale marks a price record for Surfside, breaking the previous record set by Hudson News heir Robert Cohen. Cohen bought a Biscaya Island waterfront home for $12.9 million in February of last year. 

Recent big name buyers have elevated the profile of Biscaya Island, normally overshadowed by its neighboring island, the billionaire-favorite Indian Creek Village. Gisele Bündchen bought a waterfront Biscaya Island home for $11.5 million in October, directly across the water from her ex-husband Tom Brady’s Indian Creek property, where the football legend is building a mansion. 

1236 Biscaya Drive
1236 Biscaya Drive (One Sotheby’s International Realty, Getty)

Brady and Bündchen bought the Indian Creek property together in 2020 for $17 million. 

Retired Formula One driver Eddie Irvine, who is now a spec developer in South Florida, recently sold a waterfront Biscaya Island teardown for $7.9 million

Eskenazi credits the Bündchen purchase and recent revitalization of shopping districts around Surfside, Bay Harbor Islands and Bal Harbour as drivers of recent luxury sales.

“Biscaya Island was always a sleeper,” Eskenazi said. “People didn’t know it was there.”

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