Gary Nader Says Related Group Should Be Disqualified From Bidding For 520 Biscayne

Gary Nader is asking Miami Dade College to dismiss Related Group from the bidding for 520 Biscayne.

Related, Miami Dade College, and Bilzin Sumberg attorney Suzanne Amaducci-Adams have violated the “cone of silence” required during the bidding process, Nader’s attorney wrote in a letter.

Nader’s contention is based on a memo issued by the college last week in which it was revealed that Amaducci-Adams has had contact on multiple occasions with Related president Lissette Calderon. Amaducci-Adams is advising the college on the bidding process.

In addition to violating the cone of silence, Nader is alleging impropriety based on “previously hidden relationships” between Bilzin Sumberg and Related. Those relationships were not disclosed until recently.

Gregg Covin, who is part of a team bidding for the property, told TNM that he just wants the bidding process to continue. “I spent the weekend preparing a submittal with info about my project financing and proposed construction timeline that MDC has requested me to submit by this Wednesday,” Covin said. “While other proposers are bickering and fighting I hope that MDC realizes that my team and I are continuing to diligently work on the project.”

 

 

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Anonymous
5 years ago

Spot on. The fault lays with MDC for allowing Amaducci to be counsel when they knew she and Calderon were BFF’S.

SER
5 years ago

you nailed it

Danny
5 years ago

As an alumni and who donates back to the foundation every year, this situation between MDC and RG, making back door deals is pretty sad and is a stain to the college’s reputation.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Who cares that your an alumni of MDC… also it’s MDC…. not UF or UM. Not much of a reputation to uphold. Just saying. Cue the down vote 😉

Anonymous
5 years ago

Wow, really?

Danny
5 years ago

You’re right, the second largest college in the nation that has created tons of opportunity, one being my parents who were able to get an upper education in Miami at a time when other institutions were private, high costs and weren’t motivated to allow them due to segregation. Another has been myself.

Sorry you have no clue.

sprekenzi deutch?
5 years ago

your grammar is horrible.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Disqualify Nader for hiring an investigator and lying about it, disqualify Related for violating the cone of silence Give the project to Covin

SER
5 years ago

so much drama for something that has too little chances of getting built

Oscar
5 years ago

You too have absolutely nailed it.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Related should be disqualified because the architecture is atrocious.

Anonymous
5 years ago

This is just a underwhelming project, plain and simple. Related (and Architectonica) should do better for this prime location on our skyline.

snoɯʎuou∀
5 years ago

Shots fired!

Anonymous
5 years ago

Thanks god, Related build to bad. Cheap product and expensives prices.

Anonymous
5 years ago

What has Nader built in his life?

Dev1
5 years ago

Nothing. He’s an art dealer not a builder or developer.