Porsche Design Tower Sunny Isles | 57 Floors | 641 Ft | Under Construction

Project Data:

Groundbreaking date: April 2013
Location: 18555 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach
Developer: Dezer Associates (18555 DEV)
Architect: Porsche Design. Architect of Record – Sieger Suarez
Cost: $560 million
Height: 57 Floors, 641 feet
Units: 132 condos
Contractor: Coastal Construction

Porsche Design’s entry into condominium development features a partnership with Dezer Properties to develop a 57-story tower in Sunny Isles Beach with a one-of-a-kind robotic parking system that will locate owners’ cars next to their luxury unit.

Plans submitted to the city in preparation for a Nov. 17 public hearing show that the building will feature 132 condo units with 284 robotic parking spaces.

The architectural plans submitted to the city show that the innovative design features three circular, rotating platforms at the building’s center that operate like elevators, transporting the cars to their destinations.

The round building will rise to 641 feet, with 595 feet for the building and the balance for the parapet, according to public records.

Many of the project’s units will be duplexes, with pools featured on every other level. Parking is also on every other level.



  1. sandman

    February 23, 2012 at 5:27 am

    Start your engines

    Last Updated: 12:10 AM, February 23, 2012
    Posted: 10:34 PM, February 22, 2012
    The Miami preconstruction market is back.

    Developer Gil Dezer isn’t launching sales of his 132-unit Porsche Design condo tower in Sunny Isles Beach until June. He’s spending $3 million on a swanky sales center that won’t be ready until then. He still doesn’t have a Web site for his building. He’s not planning to break ground on the 57-story development until the second or third quarter of 2013. And he says the building won’t be ready until the second quarter of 2016.

    But word has spread about the Porsche Design building, with a robotic parking system that allows owners to store multiple cars next to their apartments, and many would-be buyers have expressed interest.

    “We’re now taking private meetings with those who are interested in buying units,” says Dezer, who’s come up with a way to ensure he’s meeting with serious customers.

    Dezer is requiring that potential buyers deposit $100,000 in escrow before they can schedule a meeting to discuss the luxurious condos, which are priced around $1,000 per square foot and range from $3.9 million to $14.5 million.

    That money is refundable, of course, but nobody’s asked for a refund yet.

    Dezer’s had 27 interested parties put $100,000 into escrow and is making appointments as far as 60 days out. So far, 15 meetings have resulted into 15 reservations for units, with the buyers — all Latin American, except for one US buyer and one Russian — each putting 10 percent down. This means deposits of around $400,000 or more for product that won’t be ready for more than four years.

    And Dezer is also making buyers put another 10 percent down when they go into contract and another 10 percent beyond that when construction starts.

    “That’s one of the selling points,” Dezer says of the building’s timetable. “We’re helping people plan for the future.”


  2. sandman

    March 21, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Demolition work on the old motel on the porsche design tower site in sunny isles is now underway .

  3. langbro

    March 21, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I believe that they will leave the front part of the old motel standing to renovate and use as a sales center.

  4. Amanda Chandler

    April 17, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    LOVE IT!

  5. langbro

    May 9, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Porsche Design Tower is appearing before the Sunny Isles commission today seeking approval of a new TDR deal, which will allow them to increase the size of the units in the Porsche Design Tower.

    In total, the Porsche Tower developers will be spending almost $5 million for TDR rights.

  6. langbro

    May 21, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Rumors that there have been celebrity buyers in this building.

  7. sandman

    June 6, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    More renderings:

  8. sandman

    June 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams features Sunny Isles Porsche Design Tower and developer Dezer


    You can also see 3D video renderings of the building

  9. UMdev

    June 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Did anyone notice that Dezer says “we’ve put swimming pools on the balconies”.

  10. langbro

    June 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    There are other buildings in Sunny Isles that have that, including Mansions at Acqualina – it is more like a jacuzzi than a full pool.

  11. langbro

    August 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    More renderings released by Porsche Design Tower…

    If you were wondering what it will look like to have your car in your living room, or a pool on your condo balcony:

  12. langbro

    September 13, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    More renderings:

  13. Afi K. James

    September 13, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    langbro, post: 1953, member: 2 wrote: More renderings:

    This is gonna be so smooth.

  14. miami beach

    September 18, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Contractor: Coastal Construction

  15. sandman

    September 19, 2012 at 4:18 am

    miami beach, post: 1985, member: 164 wrote: Contractor: Coastal Construction

    Congratulations. I would guess that Coastal is probably doing a record amount of business right now.

    Any word on a construction schedule for Porsche or Chateau?

  16. miami beach

    September 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Porsche should be first quarter of next year and Chateau should break ground before the end of the year. More to be announced soon!

  17. sandman

    September 20, 2012 at 12:56 am

    miami beach, post: 1997, member: 164 wrote: Porsche should be first quarter of next year and Chateau should break ground before the end of the year. More to be announced soon!

    Porsche Design Tower is a great win for Coastal.

    While I am sure that the contract is not as high as the $560 million price that has been advertised, it is a very high profile property.

    Please keep us updated on future developments.

    • Anonymous

      August 20, 2013 at 12:11 am

      what a great project, I would love just a very small piece of that pie.

  18. bigswinging

    September 21, 2012 at 3:43 pm

  19. yellows2k

    September 24, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Developer Gil Dezer, who has tapped Coastal Construction for the Porsche Design Tower, a luxury condominium planned for Sunny Isles Beach, said: “These are true gentlemen to do business with, which is very unusual in the construction business. I look forward to doing business with them again.’’


  20. langbro

    September 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Gil Dezer’s focus is on the $560 million Porsche Tower. He said his company has 55 reservations for 132 units amounting to about $275 million in sales to date. He expects to break ground on the project at 18555 Collins Ave. in the spring of 2013.

    Dezer said Porsche construction is being funded in part by requiring buyers to pay a 30 percent deposit. He’s also looking to land a bank loan for about $225 million.


  21. langbro

    October 3, 2012 at 7:29 pm


  22. langbro

    October 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Interesting that in 2010 they originally proposed to the FAA to build this tower at 799 feet – but it got chopped to 649 feet due to Opa Locka airport.

  23. Aerial Photography Inc

    November 20, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    View from what will soon be the Porsche Tower

  24. langbro

    December 6, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    The core of the Porsche Design Tower

  25. langbro

    December 6, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Gil Dezer says that he will soon announce two new towers in Sunny Isles Beach.

  26. langbro

    January 24, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Before he started on the new, 649-foot-high Porsche Design Tower, developer Gil Dezer, president of Dezer Development, worked to get Sunny Isles’ height restrictions up from 550 feet to 649 feet.

    Dezer is [now] busy converting reservations to signed contracts; 72 units are currently spoken for.

    “Our penthouse buyer came out of the blue. This guy’s so well-known that if I gave you the country, you’d know who it is, or someone in the financial world would know,” says Dezer, referring to Porsche Design Tower, which will have a car elevator that recognizes the owner by his automobile and takes him straight to his apartment and assigned parking space. “We have a famous race-car driver, athletes, actors; they can all come and go from their apartment without seeing anyone.”


  27. sandman

    April 10, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Status to change to ‘Under Construction’.

    Foundation work is underway. The NCO was filed on 3/22.

    An official groundbreaking ceremony will be held next Friday.

    The construction contractor is Coastal Construction.

  28. sandman

    April 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Added exterior animation


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