Location Ventures – the Miami-based, integrated real estate firm that delivers thoughtfully-designed and fully-connected real estate projects – announced today the groundbreaking of URBIN Miami Beach. The milestone marks construction commencement for the first-to-market, mixed-use brand that unites design-forward residences for short- or long-term rental with co-working spaces, wellness amenities, social activations, and lifestyle-oriented retail, all in one central address.
On November 15, Location Ventures, development partners and city officials gathered at the project site, 1260 Washington Ave., for the official groundbreaking ceremony. Special guests included Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, Washington Avenue Business Development Executive Director Troy Wright and Miami Beach Commissioner Alex Fernandez. Guests enjoyed breakfast hors d’oeuvres, freshly brewed coffee and sparkling wine, while learning about the future development.
URBIN Miami Beach is the first property to launch of the URBIN brand portfolio, with a second location in Coconut Grove and plans underway to further scale in key U.S. cities. With exclusive sales representation by ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, URBIN Miami Beach is comprised of 69 units, which are sold out and attracted a diverse buyer demographic, including Latin America and Europe. URBIN Coconut Grove is set to break ground in 2023, with 90 percent of its residential offerings currently sold.
The URBIN development is the latest addition to the renaissance now underway for Miami Beach’s Washington Avenue. Known for its prime location in the epicenter of lively culture, dining and entertainment and just blocks from the beach, efforts led by the local Business Improvement District, City of Miami Beach and private enterprises have established a healthy pipeline of new businesses and contemporary concepts that will transition the area into its next evolution.
“Following immense sales interest, we are excited to initiate the construction process for the first URBIN location at a ripe moment in Miami Beach’s history,” said Rishi Kapoor, CEO of Location Ventures. “This property will infuse living, working and wellness into a singular location, while contributing to the quickly-evolving, iconic Washington Avenue district. We selected this site because it represents our brand ethos to increase accessibility and mobility in urban cores.”
The turnkey residences at URBIN Miami Beach range from 275-square-foot studios to two- to four-bedrooms up to 1,334 square feet, offering city or partial ocean views. Shared spaces, including a common kitchen, dining, and living area, will foster community, collaboration, and networking. Unit owners will have exclusive access to a lease-back program that allows stay on property for up to 90 nights per year. While away, the residence is professional managed in-house and available for extended stay rentals.
A variety of resort-inspired services, such as valet parking, concierge, housekeeping, and room service will complement onsite amenities to create an environment to “live-work-well.” Residents and members of the adjacent URBIN coworking space will enjoy a rooftop with a bar lounge area and green spaces, as well as the wellness center with programming for mindfulness, movement, nourishment, and healing. Food and beverage offerings can be found at the ground-floor café and bar and gourmet market.
Catering to the increased demand for quality office space in Miami Beach, URBIN’s dedicated coworking component will bring an elevated level of service to the work experience. In addition to the physical space, coworking members will have access to necessary business support tools, including consulting, administrative and networking services.
URBIN Miami Beach is designed by Touzet Studio, led by Carlos Prio-Touzet and Jacqueline Gonzalez-Touzet. The building’s façade will complement the playful energy of Miami Beach, featuring geometric styles and colors found throughout the neighborhood, with a nod to its Art Deco heritage. Its common areas and amenity interiors are curated by Meyer Davis, the award-winning design studio from New York City. The property is two blocks from the beach, steps from Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road, and part of the world’s largest Art Deco district.