The New York-based JDS Development Group has secured $137 million in construction financing for the Jean Nouvel-designed Monad Terrace, their new luxury condo overlooking Biscayne Bay in South Beach. The New York-based Madison Realty Capital funded the $137 million construction loan. The financing indicates conviction in the development team, the high-design product by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel and the South Beach market’s extremely limited new development inventory and viability. The financing will fully capitalize the project, which features 59 individually-designed waterfront residences.
JDS was represented by Douglas B. Heitner, Erik Nygaard, and Albert J. Delgado of Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP. Madison Realty Capital was represented by Jerold C. Feuerstein of Kriss & Feuerstein LLP. The financing was placed by a JLL team led by Aaron Appel.
“This is a unique assemblage of land within a prime waterfront residential enclave in South Beach, Miami and we are excited to close another transaction with an esteemed developer like Michael Stern,” said Josh Zegen, Co-Founder and Managing Principal of MRC. “In addition, there’s virtually no new development product coming out of the ground in South Beach right now, so we offered a customized financing solution for JDS’s needs given our knowledge of the market. It was a special opportunity to support an A-team in one of the most attractive markets for real estate.”
“Securing this loan demonstrates the strength of the project, the attractiveness of the Miami Beach market and the overall demand for luxury housing in Miami,” said Michael Stern, Founder and Managing Partner of JDS Development. “Monad Terrace serves as a landmark for thoughtful and innovative development that is also beautiful and has a strong architectural identity. This product is like nothing else in Miami Beach, which the MRC team recognized. It was a pleasure to work with them on this, they provided a swift and professional execution.”
“There is already sales momentum, and we expect this will continue on a steady upward trajectory until sell-out,” said Jay Phillip Parker, CEO of Douglas Elliman Florida.
Residences range from two- to five-bedrooms and 1,453SF to 5,350 SF of interior space. Features include private elevator access, custom kitchens and bathrooms by Jean Nouvel and sprawling outdoor terraces. The building offers a true indoor-outdoor living experience, featuring climbing gardens and reflecting pools that complement the property’s central lagoon and ocean views.
Construction on Monad Terrace is already underway, with the foundation nearly complete. The project's design, which was designed in collaboration with the Miami based Kobi Karp fuses environmental responsibility with innovative climate resilience features into the architecture, starting by elevating the building 11.5', well over Miami Beach standards.The tower is expected to go vertical in Spring 2018 and estimated to be completed in Fall 2019.
Sales at Monad Terrace are reportedly averaging almost $2,000 SF, and a penthouse unit is under contract for $2,700 SF, a record for the neighborhood. Sales and marketing for Monad Terrace is managed exclusively by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing.