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February 2018

Smart Brickell Reaches 50% Sold, Begins Converting to Contract


Conversion to contract is now underway at Smart Brickell.
According to developer Habitat Group, the first tower is now 50% sold. Conversion to contract will begin February 15.
In total, the $120 million project will include three towers with 170 condos and 150 hotel rooms. Condos range in price from $318,000 to more than $400,000 and range in size from 558 to 1,117 square feet.
Condos are being sold fully finished and furnished, with smart tech such as Nest and Alexa. Owners may choose either a two-year fixed annual leaseback or to live there themselves. Airbnb rentals are also allowed.
Groundbreaking is now scheduled for late 2018.
Arquitectonica is overseeing interior design and furnishing.

Publication: The Next Miami
Date: February 6, 2018
Author: TNM Staff

Smart Brickell Hotel and Residential Complex Coming to Miami


A 1.23-acre development site on Southwest Ninth Street between Second and Third Avenues in Miami will give way to one of the city’s most future-minded developments. The Santiago Vanegas-led Habitat Group has envisioned Smart Brickell, a new three-tower project positioned to address the challenges prevalent in an ever-densifying urban centre like Miami.

The first tower in the development is over 50 percent sold. When ready in 2020, the complex will feature 170 condominiums and 150 hotel rooms across its three towers. Fully furnished condominiums are being priced from $318,000 to more than $400,000, ranging in size from 558 to 1,117 square feet. Commercial space will line the ground floor — early plans indicate the inclusion of a healthy dining concept.

“Our goal is to develop a new Brickell for a new generation,” explains Santiago Vanegas, President of Habitat Group. “We want to lead the pack for futuristic living in Miami. Combining the elements of Smart Use, Smart Design and Smart Technology, we are providing a Smart solution to residents and guests in Miami.”

A two-year fixed annual leaseback program will ensure two years rent at a fixed rent. Owners will also be able to utilize home-sharing applications like Airbnb to legally rent out their units up to 24 times every year. Each home in Smart Brickell is outfitted with integrated technology and amenities, including wi-fi enabled elements that control the built-in Nest and Alexa from a smart phone screen.

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Publication: Skyrise Cities
Date: February 6, 2018
Author: Marcus Mitanis

Intelligent Living


The folks behind Smart Brickell are appealing to buyers’ love of technology. The Habitat development property, set for completion in 2020, will feature 170 residences ranging in size from 553 to 1,117 square feet and priced from $318,000, but it’s the complex’s bells and whistles that agents are touting as its strongest selling point. Smart technology in each of the units includes features such as Nest thermostats, Alexa connectivity, Bosh appliances, Lifx lighting, Tesla charging stations and mobile concierge. Furnishings by Arquitectonica Interiors and the fact that the address will adhere to LEED-certified regulations don’t hurt either. “Our goal is to develop a new Brickell for a new generation,” says Habitat President Santiago Vanegas. “We want to lead the pack for futuristic living in Miami.” As for the two-pool rooftop deck overlooking the city? That just goes to prove that smart can also be sexy.