Pioneering New Rental Development Breaks Ground to Deliver Reimagined Luxury Living to Renters-by-Choice in Miami’s Bay Harbor

BAY HARBOR ISLANDS, FL - On the heels of closing on a $26 million  construction loan for Clara Bay Harbor, Clara Homes, a Miami-based, vertically integrated real estate firm specializing in residential development, custom single-family homes and operations oversight, announces the groundbreaking of its first building at luxury rental development, Clara Bay Harbor. Located at 10281 W. Bay Harbor Drive, the first building, a six-story midrise, will feature 28 well-appointed apartments designed with the same quality and level of finish as a luxury condominium.

Inspired by New York’s famous apartment buildings, with personalized doormen and concierge service, walkability and convenient amenities onsite, the development will create a new tier of rental living in Miami and appeal to renters wanting the experience of home, without the hassle. The first building is scheduled to complete in 2024. OHLA is leading construction.

"The groundbreaking is a huge milestone for Clara Bay Harbor and a leap forward in turning our vision into reality,” said James Curnin, CEO and Founder of Clara Homes. “We are excited to reimagine the rental experience in the market and have already seen a great deal of support and praise from people in the community on the concept.”

Nestled between the world-famous Bal Harbour Shops and Miami’s exclusive Indian Creek, Clara Bay Harbor is a premier rental project featuring 150 residences across three buildings. It will offer  an enviable lifestyle and location in the heart of Bay Harbor, situated just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean as well as the best shopping and dining in the city. The first building will feature two- to  five-bedroom spacious floor plans, a parking garage and a rooftop space with amenities.

include a swimming pool, exercise area and sundeck. A full-time concierge will provide five-star service and highly curated experiences to residents.

“OHLA is proud and excited to be part of this project. These luxury apartments will, without a  doubt, be the “must have” address for South Florida residents. We look forward to our part in  bringing this iconic project to life, “ said Bernardo Perez, Executive Vice President of OHLA. 

Following Clara Homes’s success developing, building and selling numerous Miami and Los  Angeles luxury spec homes for above market rate prices, Clara Bay Harbor is the company’s first  South Florida multifamily development and represents the developer’s expertise building  thoughtful projects from the ground up. Construction for Clara Bay Harbor will be completed in  three phases: one for each building. The other two buildings located at 1147-1163 100th Street  and 10200 East Bay Harbor Drive are scheduled to break ground later this year. The entire master  plan is expected to be completed by late 2025. 

Clara Bay Harbor is part of a larger wave of new development that is transforming the  neighborhood of Bal Harbor into an exclusive luxury destination. Known as one of the most  desirable residential addresses in Miami, the area has always been celebrated for its small-town  feel and focus on community, and will only grow as new high-profile projects, from Clara Bay  Harbor to towering condominiums on the waterfront and mixed-use concepts along Kane  Concourse, open and attract the most discerning residents.  

Leasing for Clara Bay Harbor will be exclusively handled by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing.

ABOUT CLARA HOMES: Founded in 2014 by James Curnin, Clara Homes is a Miami-based, vertically integrated real estate firm offering residential and commercial development, operations oversight and custom homes. With work spanning South Florida to Los Angeles, the company has collaborated with  some of the industry’s most innovative architecture firms, including Vertoch Design Architects,  McClean Design and Strang Design, to differentiate its portfolio from others in the market.  Currently in the pipeline are three waterfront spec homes, three privately owned custom homes,  as well as a 150-unit, three-building rental development in Bay Harbor called Clara Bay Harbor. 

About Douglas Elliman Development Marketing (DEDM):Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, a division of Douglas Elliman Realty, offers unmatched  expertise in sales, leasing, and marketing for new developments throughout New York City, Long  Island, Westchester, New Jersey, Florida, California, Massachusetts, and Texas. The company’s  new development hybrid platform matches highly experienced new development experts with skilled brokerage professionals who provide unparalleled expertise and real time market  intelligence to its clients. The firm is heralded for its achievements in record breaking sales  throughout each of its regions. Drawing upon decades of experience and market-specific  knowledge, Douglas Elliman Development Marketing offers a multidisciplinary approach that  includes comprehensive in-house research, planning and design, marketing, and sales. Through  a strategic global alliance with Knight Frank Residential, the world’s largest privately-owned  property consultancy, the company markets properties to audiences in 51 countries, representing  an over $87 billion global new development portfolio.

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