Moishe Mana About To Begin Pulling Permits To Build Downtown Miami Tech Hub After Buying Yet Another Building

Moishe Mana has closed on the purchase of a 12-story, 140,000 square foot downtown Miami office building and announced plans for a tech hub.

With the latest acquisition, Mana now owns around 50 properties in the area.

City National Bank sold its building located at 25 W. Flagler Street for $25 million to 25 West Flagler Realty, LLC, an entity owned by investor Moishe Mana. The transaction closed on December 17.

The bank occupied more than 50,000 square feet of office and retail space, almost all of which will be relocated to 1450 Brickell. A retail presence by the bank will continue at Flagler street.

Mana representatives told a meeting of the Downtown Development Authority that he would begin to pull construction permits shortly to build a hub for tech and venture capital companies there, with completion starting in 2021, according to Miami Today.

Last month, Mana revealed details and a construction timeline for projects in the area. No construction permits appear to have been applied for yet.

 

Mana’s latest acquisition, the City National Bank building:

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Anonymous

Mana manaña

Anonymous

I don’t even speak Spanish, but that is the best nickname for this guy. Tomorrow never comes.

Anonymous

Mana and Genting should partner on a non-project.

Anonymous

That’s not fair, Genting is being prevented to do anything by our politicians and people who hate Casinos. Mana is just a rich short kid who wants to buy properties like toys and do nothing with them.

Anonymous

Agree.
Genting should be allowed to build that beautiful destination upscale casino Resort.
It would be outstanding for Miami.

Anonymous

Another funny article about Mana building something…. 🙂

Anonymous

Fake News!! MAna Go Away 2020!!

Azarius

Mana and his many promises like in Wynwood

Anonymous

Another building for Mana to slum up. Miami winning, but Flagler Street losing.

Anonymous

Real estate developers can’t just build a “tech hub”. You need actual people (a community) who want to work at your “hub”.

when will our developers and more importantly our elected (and non-elected) leaders learn this as to not give in to every developer’s wants?

Anonymous

Many people would like to work here. There are plenty of tech graduates coming out of Florida universities. These very same people look at Miami and don’t see opportunities in their field and then move out of state.

Anonymous

They should have majored in hospitality management.

Anonymous

I don’t necessarily disagree with what you said, but what does that have to do with the article? What did the City do to “give in” to Mana here?

Anonymous

Momentous news.
Not holding my breath

Anonymous

You are smart, if you did you would be dead.

Anonymous

Mana Mamao

Anonymous

wasn’t there supposed to be some china friendship/business center built by him in wynwood a few years ago… will be interesting to see his client list for this project

Anonymous

How interesting can a blank sheet of paper be?

Anonymous

A tech hub in the middle of a place with no tech industry.

Anonymous

Look, stop paying attention to what I’m doing with the right hand and pay attention to the left.

Anonymous

Isn’t that the point of building this?

Anonymous

The City National Bank is also known as the Langford building and is a historic landmark bank. Wikipedia says it was registered on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places way back in 1989. In other words, hopefully it doesn’t get demolished. It is a beautiful building.

Anonymous

You’re talking about a different City National Bank Building. It was converted into a boutique hotel carrying the Langford namesake.

I’m worried what Mana will do to the Biscayne Building, another historic high-rise adjacent to this City National Bank Building.

Anonymous

You’re right. I do not want Mana to get his hands on these precious historic buildings in Miami. If it weren’t for historic preservationists, the Freedom tower would be gone by now. And it is such an iconic building to Miami. We already lost the Everglades Hotel and a handful of other gems. Miami has some of the most gorgeous historic buildings in the entire state of Florida because believe it or not, at one time in it’s history, Miami had outstanding architects design these historic buildings. They remind me of the old buildings you see in NYC, Philly, DC and Chicago.

Anonymous

First of all I hate Mana, but preservationist are out of control. There are some buildings that should be preserved, like the Freedom Tower, but you can’t save everything just because it is old, preservationist tried to save the Willard Hotel in Overtown and thankfully they failed allowing the Melos to build a high rise and bring that area to the 21st century. This building looks like a box from the 60’s or 70’s, something beautiful should go in its place but I doubt that Mana will do it, hopefully he will demolish it and sell it to a real developer.

Anonymous

The Willard Hotel was a beautiful building that was built in 1923. I am shocked that it got demolished, but thank you for spreading the word.

Anonymous

Hes like the We Work guys uncle, they both do shady business .

Anonymous

When you see Asians educate people move to Miami then mana or every mana will build a tech hub.

Anonymous

TNMs resident cynics wrong again.

Anonymous

Hi Mana!