R&B’s Gateway at Wynwood heads to foreclosure

Lender wins judgment against NY firm for allegedly failing to pay $112M debt

Foreclosure Sale Set For R&B Realty’s Gateway At Wynwood

A photo illustration of R&B Realty’s Aron Rosenberg along with the Gateway at Wynwood (Getty, R&B Realty, Google Maps)

Three years after completing Gateway at Wynwood, R&B Realty could lose the 14-story mixed-use building at a foreclosure sale set for next month.

On May 28, Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Pedro Echarte Jr. granted final judgment in favor of Wilmington Trust NA as trustee for Boise-based A10 Capital, court records show. 

Two months ago, Wilmington Trust filed a foreclosure complaint against the R&B affiliate that owns Gateway at Wynwood at 2916 North Miami Avenue. The lawsuit alleges that New York-based R&B defaulted on two loans by failing to make monthly payments since December.

As of last week, R&B allegedly owes $111.9 million in principal, interest and fees, Echarte’s order states. Aron Rosenberg, R&B’s CEO, did not respond to an email request for comment, and attorneys for Wilmington Trust declined comment. 

The foreclosure auction is set for July 2, court records show. 

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Gateway at Wynwood is among a handful of new office buildings with ground-floor retail that opened in the trendy neighborhood in recent years. When the 220,000-square-foot building was completed in 2021, R&B ramped up office and retail leasing at Gateway at Wynwood over the following year. The tenant roster includes tech start-up OpenStore, crypto company Ripple, brokerage Marcus & Millichap, biopharmaceutical company Veru, and coworking provider Mindspace. 

But roughly 59,000 square feet, including the entire 12th floor, remains vacant. Its street-level ground-floor spaces are plastered with advertising to attract potential tenants. 

Since last year, the Wynwood office submarket has experienced a slowdown in leasing activity. In the first quarter, office landlords in Wynwood experienced a vacancy rate of 14 percent, according to CoStar.

The neighborhood, which is still going through a development boom that is adding thousands of new apartments, condo units and hotel rooms, has roughly 760,000 square feet of available office space, CoStar data shows. Nearly half of the available square footage is under construction, including a planned 12-story building with 250,000 square feet of office that is part of the Wynwood Plaza project adjacent to Gateway at Wynwood.