444 Brickell Will Be Among The First Projects For Newly Named Related Group President Jon Paul Perez

Jon Paul Perez has been named the new president of Related Group – and the massive development 444 Brickell project will be among the first that he oversees.

Perez is now working with Related executives on the first of three towers in the development, according to a statement released by the developer today.

Demolition of a 4-story, 188,895 square foot office building on the site at 77 SE 5 ST was approved by the city in May, with a Notice of Commencement filed in June (the taller office building closer to Brickell Avenue will remain for now).

Related has already received approval to build three towers at 444 Brickell rising 82, 77 and 57 stories, designed by Arquitectonica.

The project will include upscale residential, a five-star hotel, office space, retail and boat dockage, according to the Related website.

Last year, Related founder Jorge Perez said they would be moving forward with the first 500-unit tower.

Jon Paul will take over as president in November following more than a year of planning, Related said. He joined the firm in 2012.

He has personally overseen Related’s expansion into Wynwood neighborhood and the development of Residences by Armani/Casa in Sunny Isles. His initiatives include partnering with Livly to build a completely digital rental experience, and rolling out a Related Living smartphone app across the firm’s condo and rental portfolio.

His father Jorge, who founded the firm, will remain as Chairman & CEO.

Jon Paul is also now working on some of the largest affordable housing developments in the country in Brickell, Miami River and Liberty City, the statement said.

 

 

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Anonymous
8 months ago

Looks like the south side of the river might finally have a river walk. I can have margaritas at cantina la veinte then drunkenly make my way over to American Social without having to cross a street.

Anonymous
8 months ago

I wonder if they’ll ever be able to make the riverwalk continuous underneath the Brickell Avenue bridge

Anonymous
8 months ago

Woahhhh, now lets not get crazy here, too much progress for one decade /s

Anonymous
8 months ago

Agree. Build it. More and more beautiful modern tall buildings will make Miami for the better.
Let’s get Miami going – Build a beautiful Downtown Vegas style destination casino, and we need to get those cruise ships moving again!

Shawn Kouri
8 months ago

What is this 79 story tower twin tower project 444 Brickell supposed to break ground?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Uh, what? Nothing in the article said anything about twin 79 story towers.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Just Build it!!!

Anonymous G
8 months ago

Build it!!!! I want to be the Superintendent on this project for whoever has it. Will be so cool!

J.
8 months ago

Slightly off topic but Jon Paul is soooo dreamy.

Anonymous
8 months ago

At least Arquitectonica gave Miami SOME kind of feel. Downtown is a garbled mess of buildings with no real commonality to establish itself like most American cities and the ones that are prominent are usually soulless (especially the wash of government buildings in the 80s). It’s a nice change of pace to finally see Miami becoming something of it’s own instead of the urban planning nightmare that it already exists as

Anonymous
8 months ago

So Jon Paul is responsible for Livly? The worst property management app ever dumped on residents. Totally unfinished and full of errors. Obviously cares for clients just like his father, “give me my money and screw them”.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Starting to look like Chicago River 👍🏼

Anonymous
7 months ago

Buyer Beware of Related’s good o’l tried and tested pig with a lipstick buildings. Offer a zillion amenities’ and infinity pools at preconstruction, snare that deposit, top off, retain 70% of money from deposits, and then cite “city permits and codes’ for the reason 1/2 of their design aspects and amenities are scratched and a budget version is applied. Not to mention there are ongoing lawsuits for 3 of their recently finished buildings in Brickell bc of design flaws and investments lost. PASSSSSSSSSSS

Anonymous
8 months ago

Miami, thanks to Architrashtonica, the city of galavanting balconies. Where did their creativity go?

Anonymous
8 months ago

They used to possess creativity?.. when?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Probably before you were born.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Atlantis and The Palace Condominiums. Hell, they made decent buildings fifteen years ago, and then the market crashed and everything has been boxes with jagged balconies ever since.

Anonymous
8 months ago

I’m kind of upset they didn’t go with OMA or Cesar Pelli like they teased; either way the undulating balconies are interesting.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Wow, first project and a total disappointment. especially for its location.

Anonymous
8 months ago

216 floors of legendary Related crap quality. Sweet !