Turnberry Ocean Club

Yesterday, Jeffrey Soffer of Turnberry Associates announced its plans to develop a new all-glass 52-story tower in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida called Turnberry Ocean Club. Sunny Isles Beach, with an already a reputation of the 21-st century luxury oceanfront high-rise community, is probably one of the busiest South Florida markets for luxury residential condo construction. (To view properties for sale in Sunny Isles Beach CLICK HERE)

The new Turnberry Ocean Club will be designed by Carlos Zapata and will feature 154 units, 3 units per floor, all with ocean views, 52 floors – 649 feet high, ranging in size from 2,750 to over 10,000 square feet, with price ranging from $3M to $22M. The construction will begin early 2015 and the building will be ready for occupancy mid 2017. This will be the company’s 13th luxury residential development in South Florida.

Back in 2006 Sofer targeted Sunny Isles Beach and successfully sold both towers of Turnberry Ocean Colony. However, back in 2003 Turnberry Associates developed Oceania Island Tower V and prior to that it was Porto-Vita Towers and Townhomes, the luxury residential development in Aventura. Over the interview with Miami Herald, Jeffrey Sofer said “I think we have some of the best assets in the world, We’re in a great city and it’s still cheap compared to the rest of the world.”

The Sofer family, a diversified developers of more than $7 billion in commercial and residential projects, are taking construction to the new hights, adding on to the company’s signature projects: Aventura Mall, the Fontainebleau and Aventura’s Turnberry Isle Miami resort. Other major projects are on the roster in Nashville and elsewhere in Florida as the company pours hundreds of millions of dollars into new development. In addition, Jeffrey Sofer is working on bringing casino gambling to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach and to expand the Fontainebleau resort brand globally.

If you’re interested in reserving a unit at the new Turnberry Ocean Club, please contact Lana Bell (305) 336-0457

Miami condos for sale

Sunny Isles Beach has a reputation for new oceanfront luxury high-rise condominium community of the 21st Century and, in that regard, it seldom disappoints. Sunny Isles Beach real estate (click here to view the site) as well as other parts of Miami presents one of the most attractive luxury real estate markets in the world. In fact, it is so attractive that it brings people from all over the world and, in part, that is what inspires me to be a real estate broker in this affluent, diverse and exciting real estate market.

ONE Sotheby’s International Realty is of the most prestigious real estate firm in the world and speaks directly to the market for luxury properties. To offer better service, I am a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and a negotiating expert, which gives me the necessary knowledge to help clients meet their goals with their property purchases, which is one of the things that truly makes working in real estate worthwhile. A property is so much more than another acquisition. While a property can be a great investment, at some level, it is always a home and helping clients to find exactly the property they wish to call their own is incredibly motivating.

A Great Market

The Florida real estate market is definitely heating up again, according to multiple sources, including the http://www.miamiherald.com/business/real-estate/ Miami Herald. There are great opportunities for people to make investments in this market, and with people from all over the world being attracted to Miami real estate, I’m able to take advantage of my global connections, the resources I have at my fingertips and my expertise in this market to help people find exactly the properties they want. Ideally, I’m able to bring together the perfect property and the investor who will appreciate it for what it is and be able to turn it into something that is uniquely their own.


I have a staff of 20 expert agents who understand the cultures of people to whom we sell and who speak the native language of the buyers. That includes people who speak fluent Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Hebrew, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Swiss. With a great deal of cultural knowledge and the ability to speak to people in their own languages, we are able to make certain that the investments that international buyers are making in the Miami areas is understood to the greatest degree of detail and that buyers can proceed with confidence when they find a property that they want.

The Deal

Of course, completing a real estate deal means more than being aware of the culture of your client and being able to speak the language. The language of real estate itself is something that requires skill to understand and I endeavor to make certain that my clients always get the best deal. That means that I leverage my knowledge of the local real estate market to enable my clients to take advantage of the best possible timing to make their deal and that I bring to the table the negotiating skills that I have developed over many years as a broker.

Above all other things, I find inspiration in helping my clients. As this testimonial reveals, I do everything I can to give my clients the best possible experience and the best possible investment.

“We had a fantastic experience working with you. We’ve never felt any pressure at any time and your experience and in-depth knowledge of the building as well as the local real estate market, made us believers. We couldn’t be happier at Turnberry Ocean Colony. You’ve been a pleasure to work with and a bright spot during this delightful process.”
-Evan Y.

Miami real estate

ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Sunny Isles Beach Branch is gearing up to provide the best real estate resource for the South Florida real estate market. Our site covers the markets for commercial real estate (view site) as well as residential properties. In addition to this, we provide top-performing brokers as well as valuable insights to the local market place. Our knowledge of local market is superb when it comes to luxury oceanfront condos and waterfront homes.


Miami Florida has some of the finest luxury real estate in the world and, because of that, the most expensive properties on the market are always of interest to not only investors, but simply to those who want to know what’s out there for people who are looking for something that is a bit beyond luxurious. Our Trends Magazine is a semi-annual, comprehensive study of South Florida real estate market activity from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, including in-depth data analysis by neighborhood. (Click here to view).

What’s In Store?

There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about South Florida’s real estate market. Not only has the worst of the financial crash long since passed, the real estate market is showing a great deal of promise in terms of how it may shape up in the future. In fact, some real estate experts are predicting that the boom and bust cycle that has characterized South Florida real estate has switched and now the market is once again heating up. Interestingly, one of the reasons, at least in part, is because of one of the greatest strengths that South Florida has always had: it’s appeal to international residence.

Brining in the Cash

Investors, as well as new residents from Latin America, Russia and Europe who are looking for luxury real estate have been picking up some of the most desirable properties regularly. This has brought some stability to the market and, in the future, it may ensure that the boom and bust cycle isn’t so much a part of South Florida’s real estate market at all. With a diversity of properties available, including waterfront properties that sell in the millions and residential homes that sell for very reasonable prices, South Florida has enough diversity among the real estate market to keep such investors happy.

Our website offers all currently available listings in from Fort Lauderdale to South Miami all with photos, maps and extensive statistics information to provide all available data to our clients. Please see the site here – http://www.sunnyislesmiamirealestate.com/. In addition, we’re always eager to help and educate our clients in using the tools we provide as well as our professional opinion. If you’re looking to list a property, please contact our office at (305) 336-0457 and we will provide market analysis report and well as comparable properties report and will get you the best possible price on the market.

Contact us today to learn about the future of the market and how it may stack up in terms of investment potential. With great properties being available and investors from all over the world demonstrating an interest in picking them up, the real estate climate in South Florida is likely to be just as sunny as the weather in the near future.

Miami real estate

The economy is back in full swing in southern Florida, and it is largely being powered by real estate. According to the Miami Herald, recently released numbers show that real estate has been the number one contributor to economic growth. In fact, $.31 of every dollar added to the economy comes from real estate, according to the reporting period.

Currently, the tri-county area has an economy of $274 billion. That economy grew by 3.5% over the last year. Not only is this good news, it’s actually incredible news. This is the biggest increase in the economy since 2006 and it is ahead of the national average, which currently sits at 2.5%.

This is a wonderful contrast to the stark reality of only five years ago. The Florida real estate market took one of the hardest hits during the Great Recession but, as many real estate experts predicted at the time, it has come roaring back to life. The new construction is rampant, there has been an increase in both the value of homes and the sale of homes – which is good news for buyers and sellers – and the real estate market itself has done 8.4% better than it did in 2011, according to the reporting.

Helping the Economy

The real estate uptick in Florida has helped the entire economy. During 2012, according to the reporting, the amount of government spending was essentially flat. The activity in the real estate market, however, has helped the economy tremendously, aiding in offsetting some of the declines in government spending and some of the significant drags on the economy, according to the Miami Herald.

One of economist from St. Thomas University notes that real estate is one of the most fundamental areas where economic recovery needs to happen. According to the numbers, real estate is, indeed, providing a vital foundation for further economic growth and, with many new properties coming onto the market, it’s likely that new money will be added to the economy through the real estate sector at an impressive rate.

Where It’s Coming From

South Florida has always been an area characterized by a very diverse population. Its geographical position puts it in excellent proximity to Latin America and many of the most active real estate investors have come from Latin America. Europe, Russia and the Middle East have also contributed a great deal of money in terms of real estate investment and, because of that, South Florida real estate has become very attractive to other investors, both foreign and domestic.

In this competitive market, the combination of new construction, attractive properties that are already available and motivated buyers who want to get in on this market while it is growing at this rate make it necessary to have an experienced and intelligent realtor working with you to make a deal. Areas such as Sunny Isles Beach real estate, Miami Beach real estate and other highly desirable addresses go quickly, and the numbers seem to show that they are going to start moving even more quickly than they have in many years.

Top Producer Award 2013 Sunny Isles Beach

MIAMI (Jan.22nd, 2014) – Lana Bell, a luxury real estate agent with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty (click here to view the site), has been honored by Miami-based lifestyle television show, The Top 100, with the 2013 Top Producer Award for possessing the highest track record of residential transactions over $1 million in Sunny Isles Beach.

The Top 100 features Miami’s key players in development, real estate, entertainment, fashion and food, and airs in primary buyer markets like New York, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela. Lana Bell was honored in the real estate category for her leading sales success in Sunny Isles.

Lana Bell has been one of the premier luxury real estate agents in Miami since 2002, specializing in ultra-high-end oceanfront condos, waterfront homes and pre-construction property investments in Sunny Isles, Miami Beach, Aventura, Fisher Island, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Hallandale. She co-founded her own successful real estate firm, Sunny Realty, with her husband, Leon. In early 2013, Sunny Realty, which achieved more than $100 million in sales in 2012, merged with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, bringing a team of agents who speak seven languages.

“It is an honor to receive this recognition from The Top 100, and I am thrilled to be a part of such an exceptional team at ONE Sotheby’s International Realty,” said Lana Bell. “We are proud to unite our global clientele with outstanding luxury properties in South Florida, and we look forward to the strong momentum in the year ahead.”

Founded just five years ago by CEO Mayi de la Vega, and now numbering more than 350 agents in eight offices, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty achieved total sales of more than $1.6 billion in 2013, realizing a 36 percent growth year-over-year from 2012. ONE Sotheby’s International Realty is ranked by 2013 REAL Trends 500 as No. 102 of the Top 500 U.S. Brokerage Companies by closed sales volume, jumping from No. 145 in 2012. With an average sales price of $1,114,944, the firm is listed amongst the nation’s top 50 firms by average home sales prices.

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About ONE Sotheby’s International Realty
As the fastest growing luxury real estate brokerage firm in South Florida, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty has eight offices in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles, Brickell and Key Biscayne, and has recruited more than 350 agents since its inception in 2008. In addition to its luxury brokerage division, the firm also boasts a development sales division, representing some of South Florida’s most successful and prestigious condo developments. In 2013, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty achieved sales of more than $1.6 billion, and under the direction of CEO Mayi de la Vega, realized a 36 percent growth year-over-year from 2012, holding the majority market share of properties sold for over $1 million. For more information, visit www.onesothebysrealty.com.

About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc.
Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. In February 2004, Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system by Realogy’s subsidiary, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.

Porsche Tower Sunny Isles

The newest Porsche Tower in Sunny Isles Beach is in it’s last sales stages with about $535 million in sales. The $560 million condo attracks the world’s wealthiest – 22 billionaires so far have purchased units in Porsche Tower.

The unique 57-story construction includes 3 car glass elevators which will take owners and their cars directly to their units, spacious duplex units – some are over 17,000 sq.ft., spacious terraces – over 1,600 sq.ft. wich include private swimming pool and kitchen, flow-thru layout and of course direct oceanfront location make this building the new billionaire attraction.

Porsche Tower Sunny Isles

The construction began in April 2013 and the developer was able to secure a large construction loan in October. The project is a combined effort between Gil Dezer, known for all Trump developments in Sunny Isles and Germany’s Porsche Design Group, one of the leading European architectural company.

Porsche Tower Sunny Isles

As of now, over 80% of the 132 total units have been sold out. The price ranges from $4,5 million to over $30 million dollars for the top-floor penthouse. The project completion date is fall of 2016. Please contact our office to reserve your unit or for additional information – (305) 336-0457

Porsche Tower Sunny Isles

Mansions at Acqualina Condos For Sale

Mansions at Acqualina Sunny Isles Beach

Those who enjoy the best are in for a treat with the Mansions at Acqualina. This new construction is located in Sunny Isles Beach right next to Acqualina Resort and Spa. The architectural marvel features everything you could hope for in a luxury residence. From the moment you arrive at the front door to the landscaped gardens to the well-appointed residences to the many amenities, this is truly the building for those looking to have a little of everything at hand in their own building.

Sports Enthusiasts Dream Come True

Mansions at Acqualina Sunny Isles offer a sports enthusiast something to get excited about. One of the exciting features is the virtual golf room. Here, golfers can try their hand at any of the world-class golf courses through the program. Use your own clubs to swing your way to the hole without ever having to leave the building (or the air conditioning).

Getting in shape is important to people who enjoy any kind of sports. The fitness center is available for any resident looking to maintain a good fitness level, or just looking to get rid of some extra pounds. Do you need to really get into shape? You can take advantage of the private training available.

Swimming is also available in the pool followed by a soak in the hot tub. You can even reserve one of the eight cabanas if you are an owner. After you are done with it all, you can take your mind off of everything with the Hammam Spa offering esthetics and spa services for a luxurious relaxation method. The exotic setting will put you instantly at ease while enjoying the techniques for relaxation and massage.

Enjoy Your Life

Mansions at Acqualina offer everything you are looking for in life. If you are throwing a party for several people, the Grand Room offers the space you need. Dinners, functions and cocktail parties are exactly what this room has been designed for.
If you just want to take in a movie, there is no need to fight the lines at the local movie theater. Just go to the in-house private cinema room and enjoy feature films in a graded room featuring plush seating and a digital sound system. You will experience the movie like never before.

Children also love the Mansions at Acqualina. The children’s center has everything the kids want to be entertained for hours. X-Box and other gaming consoles along with computers and sports equipment are all available for kids to get together and have fun like only kids know how. Best of all, since they are secure in the building, parents do not have to worry about protecting them.

Do you have a dog? You can care for your pet with walks in the dog park, or let your dog run free for a change. It’s all available at the Mansions at Acqualina. From the convenient location in Sunny Isles Beach, to everything inside the building, it is easy to see why this is a great location to buy.

Jade Signature Pre-Construction Condo For Sale

Jade Signature Condo

One of the most anticipated pre-construction projects in Sunny Isles Beach is Jade Signature Condo. The 57-story building is set right in Sunny Isles Beach making it perfectly situated to provide some of the best homes in one of the most attractive areas. Design is one of the main concerns when building this amazing new parallelogram building. Modern interiors and massive terraces combine to create modern living at its finest. Some of the terraces are as large as 25 feet to expand the living space even more than it already offers. As the newest offering from Fortune International’s Jade building collection, every detail has been considered and thoughtfully rendered.

Building Features

Aside from the unique shape of Jade Signature Condo, the building has a lot to offer residents. The first of which is the availability of private garage spaces as well as smart technology throughout the building. The juxtaposition of the sun to the surroundings of the building makes it possible to enjoy a unique position along the beach, city and waterways.

Amenities are similar to a resort to offer residents even more. Coastal living is fully embodied not only in the residences of Jade Signature Condo, but also in the lobbies and the landscaped gardens that are seamlessly attached to the beach and the city. Just walking through the property allows you to feel as if you are on vacation rather than at home.

Residence Features

The view from Jade Signature Condo residences can be either of the ocean, city or Intracoastal. Because of the design of the building and residences, it is possible to see more than one view from units. Choose from units up to 5 bedrooms ranging in size from 1,400 square feet to 10,500 square feet. Some of the units offer expansive terraces that offer as much space as what is offered inside the unit. Ceiling heights start at 10 feet and go up depending on the unit you purchase. A service entrance is available along with service quarters and a full bath in all residence three, four and five bedrooms in size.

Jade Signature Condo residences offer walk-in closets, laundry room with side-by-side washer and dryer, custom bathroom cabinetry from PYR, and floor to ceiling windows. The designer kitchen is perfect for gourmets and foodies with a built-in cappuccino maker and wine cooler alongside European-style designer cabinetry. The modern kitchen appliances complete the look of the beautiful kitchens.

From the moment you step off the elevator into your private elevator vestibule, you will feel right at home. Stepping across the threshold to take in the spacious residence and the unhindered view allows you to feel completely congruent with your surroundings.

The prices for pre-construction at Jade Signature Condo range from $1.8 million to $26 million. With the position on Sunny Isles Beach and all the amenities offered, this is a real opportunity for anyone looking for a great residence close to Miami. Construction will be complete in 2016, so get in soon on one of these 200 units.

Please contact our office for additional information or to reserve your unit – 1-305-336-0457

Chateau Beach Residences apartments for sale

Chateau Beach Residences Sunny Isles Beach condo

Living in luxury is what the Chateau Beach Residences is all about

This 33-story building only has 84 residences to create an exclusive location in one of the most sought after addresses: Sunny Isles Beach. As a part of the pre-construction offerings, you can choose from two, three or four bedrooms. The sizes of the units range from 2,890 square feet all the way to 9,300 square feet in the penthouse. Every condo has access to building amenities as well as unique features in every residence.

A Location Worth Boasting About

Sunny Isles Beach real estate

is the new home of Chateau Beach Residences condo and it is an address that defines luxury. Thanks to the juxtaposition of the building, it is just as easy to enjoy a view of the city as it is to enjoy a view of the ocean. The beach is easily accessible directly from the condo for relaxation available throughout the year. The city, and everything it has to offer, is just a short drive away, making this new condo a perfect location regardless of how you intend to use it. Vacation getaway or year round residency is an easy choice here.

Residence Features

Chateau Beach Residences Sunny Isles

offers you a choice of residences. The 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms feature square footage that ranges from 2,890 square feet to 4,305 square feet, while the 2 penthouses boast 8,500 square feet to 9,300 square feet. All of the ceilings are high with the standard set at 10 feet, except in the penthouses that boast 11 feet. The kitchens in every unit feature outstanding Italian cabinetry perfect to showcase the top of the line appliances. When you are not enjoying the view of your kitchen, you can enjoy the view offered by the floor to ceiling impact glass and balconies. Private elevators are available for all except the two-bedroom units. For those who have a nanny or other live-in staff, staff rooms are included in the design for residences.

Building Amenities

Residents of the building have access to all the amenities of Chateau Beach Residences. The relaxation terrace offers you a place to let go of all your tension with an aromatherapy Jacuzzi. Therapy suites are available via the signature her and his spa. While you are working out in the fitness center, you can enjoy the view of the ocean to encourage you to keep going. When you want to relax with your friends, you can retire to the cigar bar with your very own humidor box or have a glass of wine in the wine lounge from your collection kept in a private locker. You can skip all of this and check out the home theater or throw a party in the ballroom for you and your guests. Even the kids will have fun in their very own kids club.
Chateau Beach Residences has something for everyone. Whether taking advantage of the amazing location, access to the beach or the many amenities of the building, you will be glad to call it home.

400 Sunny Isles

400 Sunny Isles Condo

Getting in on the ground floor at 400 Sunny Isles Condo Residences

allows you access to a new building from the development team responsible for landmark buildings throughout the Downtown Miami area. This new property encompasses 1,032 acres and allows you access to activities and amenities not available at any other residence. From the marina to the residential features, it is easy to see how this property is going to become one of the hottest residences in Sunny Isles Beach.

Residential Features

Every residence is a technological masterpiece with touch-screen panels to provide access to communication systems and more. Building amenities, lighting, and temperature control are all available from this same panel. The wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling glass in every residence provides a beautiful view. Inside the unit, it is possible to relax without having to hear neighbors thanks to soundproofing. You can also escape to the steam room at the whirlpool spa and enjoy the rooftop garden terraces. Some of the residences and lofts come equipped with private gardens and pools. All of this on top of spacious walk-in closets, designer fixtures in the bathrooms, European cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances.

Having Fun

There is no limit to the fun you can have when living at 400 Sunny Isles. The activities center has an on-site activity coordinator to assist residents with choosing from the various amenities available. You will be able to choose form more than just playing tennis. Specialized amenities include the likes of biking, water skiing, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, jet skiing, scuba, wind surfing, kite surfing, and boating. Boat rentals are available as well if you just want to get out on the water, or you can take advantage of the fractional yacht ownership available.

If you are looking to relax or get in shape, 400 Sunny Isles Condo Residences has what you are looking for. Choose from a co-ed or private spa including distinct temperatures, three waterfall Jacuzzis, steam rooms and saunas. Top it all off with a little time at the Rejuvenation Center with all the latest beauty treatments and relaxation techniques and you are ready to relax. Take advantage of the fitness center with state-of-the-art fitness equipment and a breathtaking bay view. Utilize the Power Plate® machines or traditional exercise equipment to customize the kind of workout you are looking for. Aerobic/yoga room is also available.

Water Access

400 Sunny Isles Condos

are all about the water. As if living on the bay was not enough, you will also have access to wet/dry dock storage and an incredible Olympic-style pool with an infinity edge and a T-shape. While you are at the pool, take advantage of the submerged wet bar by simply swimming up and ordering a drink. The Sandbox is an exclusive yacht and beach bistro available to all residents. The lounge atmosphere has a beach fronting the bay, intimate cabanas, sunset pool and even sand floors to complete the look and feel of the beach club.

Click here to view 400 Sunny Isles Brochure.

Call today to reserve your unit – (305) 336-0457

Content published by Lana Bell

Content published by Lana Bell