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October 2017

Smart Brickell Condo to Break Ground as the First of its Kind in Miami, FL

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Miami, FL – Oct 31, 2017 – LUXO Director, Renée Adès, announced that the new Smart Brickell luxury condo and hotel by Habitat Development is expected to break ground in the spring of 2018. Smart Brickell is the first smart building in Miami and a completion date for the luxury condo is scheduled for 2020.

“We are thrilled to announce that Smart Brickell is expected to break ground in the spring,” said Adès. “The highly anticipated condo-hotel by Habitat Development will be combining elements of smart design, smart technology and smart use. The project is geared toward young professionals and real estate investors. The luxury Miami condos come fully finished and furnished with a very exciting two-year guaranteed lease back option.”

Smart Brickell will grace the Miami, FL skyline with three towers of futuristic living. The unique new project features 170 condominium residences and 150 hotel rooms equipped with LIFX Wi-Fi-enabled LED smart bulbs, digital home appliances by Samsung, and a concierge app. Also included are self-learning Nest thermostats that learn and adapt to residents’ lifestyle and preferences, then sets conditions for their ultimate comfort.

Created with a myriad of amenities designed to appeal to discerning young professionals, residents will enjoy a rooftop lounge, party room, and smart green areas. Also incorporated into the design will be two pools, a spa and gym, café, and electric parking stations. The first tower features 50 condos covering 26 floors, with one- and two-bedroom condos ranging from 558 to 1,117 square feet, along with terraces.
Smart Brickell is prime Miami luxury real estate characterized by clean and aesthetically pleasing floor plans and bright living spaces. Ultra-modern interiors offer an ideal area to entertain or just enjoy spectacular skyline views. Fully furnished, the luxury condos are also equipped with all-inclusive appliance packages that save residents time and money.

Located in one of Miami’s most dynamic neighborhoods, the project is highlighted with exclusive architecture by Hernando Carrillo and is being designed by the world-renowned Gensler firm. Interiors will be created by award-winning Arquitectonica and Habitat Hotels is also offering a two-year guaranteed lease back program.

Smart Brickell also offers opportunities for international real estate agents with clients looking for Miami Brickell condos for sale. As a premiere luxury real estate agency, LUXO has extensive experience and is highly skilled in assisting clients around the globe secure exclusive properties. The agency takes care of all the details and paperwork for flawless transactions.

The upcoming groundbreaking for Smart Brickell is the first step toward providing young professionals and international real estate agents worldwide with an opportunity to experience the luxury of the first smart building in Miami. The savvy Brickell condos for sale mark the first of their kind in Miami and one that must be experienced to be fully appreciated.



Smart Brickell releases new renderings

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Smart Brickell, a condo-hotel project that’s expected to break ground on its initial phase in west Brickell in Spring of next year, has unveiled a new batch of renderings.
Targeting completion in 2020, the mixed-use project designed by Hernando Carrillo encompasses three towers in all, encompassing 170 condo residences and 150 hotel rooms.
“Our goal is to develop a new Brickell for a new generation,” said Santiago Vanegas, President of Habitat Development. “We want to lead the pack for futuristic living in Miami. Combining the elements of Smart Design, Smart Technology and Smart Use, we are providing a Smart solution to residents and guests in Miami. Everybody wants to be Smart.”
The condos are priced from $290,00 to $490,000, ranging in size from 558 to 878 square feet. Smart features include Nest thermostats, Lifx Wi-Fi-enabled LED smart bulbs, Samsung’s digital home appliances, and a concierge app.
The first tower is 35 percent sold and the second tower is expected to launch sales in the first quarter of next year. Last week, another project launched touting smart apartments: a 700-unit rental development at 400 Biscayne in downtown Miami.
New renderings of Smart Brickell are below.


Smarter Living

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A Colombian economist eager to rewrite modern metropolitan living, Habitat Group President & CEO Santiago Vanegas’ Smart Brickell condominium complex will further invigorate our already booming business district.

A former Fortune International Financial Manager and local market expert, when Founder & Principal Santiago Vanegas incepted the Habitat Group, he did it with one overriding conviction: That the complexes developed under his purview would be so much more than another set of blase hi-rises crowding our skyline. A prime example of his principle in motion?

Smart Brickell Condos, a powerful addition to our district equipped with a number of state-of-the-art features you have to see to believe. Utilizing a seamless combination of Smart Architecture efficiently using every square foot of space available, Smart Interior Design (featuring stunning designs of city-favorites Arquitectonica Interiors) and Smart Use leasing agreements that allow owners to manage and rent their property the way they want, Smart Brickell Condos aims to compose a condominium complex ideal for the population it serves;


Trammell Crow proposes 24-story condo and more real estate news for the week of Oct. 10

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Condo-hotel project could rise in Brickell
Brian Bandell
Senior Reporter
South Florida Business Journal
Habitat Development wants to build the three-tower Smart Brickell condo-hotel project in Miami.
The project would have 170 condos, 150 hotel rooms and 30,000 square feet of retail space, including a spa and restaurant inside the hotel. The hotel rooms would be in the pedestal, while the condos would be in the three towers. It would be on the 1.23-acre site at 243 S.W. Ninth St.


Renderings revealed: Smart Brickell, BCC’s penthouse collection & more Ivy Realty is spending $5M on renovations of Meridian office buildings

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Swire Properties, Habitat Development and Ivy Realty just unveiled new renderings of projects including Brickell City Centre and Smart Brickell.
Smart Brickell
Habitat Development released new renderings of Smart Brickell, and tapped Karen Elmir of Cervera Real Estate to handle sales and marketing of the mixed-use project.
The “smart” development will give residents Tesla batteries, electric car parking, access to a concierge app, Amazon Echo devices, and smart home features for lighting and appliances.
Smart Brickell will also allow unit owners to rent on home sharing platforms like Airbnb through the project’s hotel rental program, according to a press release. Overall, it will have three towers, each with a 50-room hotel, two with 50 condos and one tower with 70 condos.
Habitat, led by principal Santiago Vanegas, paid a combined $21.6 million for the 1.23-acre development site on Southwest Ninth Street between Second and Third avenues in Miami. Habitat spent a year-and-a-half assembling the properties, and completed the assemblage in June.