Inter Miami’s Luis Suárez drops $12M on house near Messi in Fort Lauderdale’s Bay Colony

Striker’s renovated 7,100 sf waterfront Bay Colony house has eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms

Luis Suárez Drops $12M on Fort Lauderdale House Near Messi
Luis Suárez and Sofia Balbi with 10 Compass Point in Fort Lauderdale’s Bay Colony (Google Maps, Getty)

Inter Miami star Luis Suárez dropped $11.5 million on a waterfront house in Fort Lauderdale’s gated Bay Colony neighborhood, near teammate Lionel Messi.

Records show Suárez and his wife, Sofia Balbi, bought the house at 10 Compass Point from Bret and Jamie Macy in an off-market deal. Bret Macy is a platform general manager with Lithia & Driveway, a publicly traded car dealership network based in Medford, Oregon, his LinkedIn shows.

Veroushka Volkert of One Sotheby’s International Realty represented both the buyers and the sellers. She declined to comment on the deal.

Suárez is widely considered one of the greatest strikers of his generation. The Uruguayan launched his professional career almost 20 years ago with Club Nacional de Football in Montevideo. He played with Messi at FC Barcelona from 2014 to 2020, and is rejoining his old teammate after signing a contract with Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami in late December, according to published reports. 

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The teammates will also be neighbors in Fort Lauderdale. Messi bought a waterfront mansion at 91 Compass Lane in Bay Colony for $10.8 million in September, following months of swirling rumors over where the soccer star would settle with his family. In an unexpected twist, Messi, Suárez and other Inter Miami stars have focused their purchases in two lesser-known gated communities, Bay Colony and Sea Ranch Lakes. Both have 24-hour security and close proximity to the prestigious Pine Crest School.

Bret and Jamie Macy bought the Compass Point house for $3.6 million in 2020, records show. The couple completed an extensive renovation of the home, according to property records. Built in 1980 on 0.6 acres, the nearly 7,100-square-foot house has eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms, records show. The home spans 425 feet of waterfront, according to a previous listing.

Property records show the couple regularly invests in Broward County real estate. They bought a Fort Lauderdale condo for $365,000 in 2019, and a house in Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale for $7.3 million earlier this month, records show. 

Other recent Fort Lauderdale deals include Hewlett Packard Enterprises CEO Antonio Neri’s $9 million sale of a waterfront house to a logistics chief. Neri had bought the house for $8.5 million in 2021.