MIAMI, FL - Lerner Enterprises of Rockville, Maryland has acquired Motion at Dadeland, a 25-story class A+ multifamily high-rise community comprised of 294 market-rate apartments and 8,246 SF of amenity-based retail, including a preschool slated to open Q4 2021. The building is adjacent to Dadeland North Metrorail Station in Miami, Florida. Lerner will also be the property and asset manager of Motion at Dadeland.
"We are excited to own and manage a market-leading asset and provide increased value to our residents in Florida," said Melissa Balkin, Managing Director, Lerner Residential Florida.
Founded in 1952, Lerner is a developer, owner and manager of office, multifamily, retail and hospitality assets primarily in the greater Washington, DCregion but also in other markets such as New York City and Florida.
Lerner is the owner of the Washington Nationals Baseball Club, the 2019 World Series Champions. Lerner's expertise in the Florida markets began with the Nationals' 160-acre training facility at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach.
"We are thrilled to add to our Florida portfolio with the acquisition of Motion at Dadeland. Lerner is aggressively pursuing multi-family assets across Florida, focused primarily on the tri-county regions of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Motion will be a cornerstore asset in our portfolio for many years and we are pleased to complete our first transaction with KKR as a lender," reported Michael L. Cohen, Vice President of Investments at Lerner.
Motion at Dadeland, a transit-oriented development, is located within a ½ mile of nearly 2 million square feet of office with nearly 12 million square feet across the Dadeland submarket. Motion is also across the street from Dadeland Station which is home to Target, Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods, Bed Bath and Beyond, Michaels and PetSmart. The property is also walking distance from Dadeland Mall, which is the home of Tesla, Apple Store, Cheesecake Factory, Chick-Fil-A, LEGO, Coach, Disney Store, Macy's Florida Flagship, JC Penney, Zara, Lacoste and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Lerner received a loan from capital managed by KKR to finance the acquisition of Motion at Dadeland.
Newmark's South Florida office led by Avery Klann exclusively represented the seller, while JLL's Rob Carey (Washington, DC office) and Ted Taylor (South Florida office) along with Newmark's Debt and Structured Finance team of Kassi Saridakis (Washington, DC office) and Matt Williams (South Florida office) advised Lerner on the transaction.