Colliers International South Florida Tapped to Sell World Center Link in Miami Worldcenter

Colliers International’s Urban Core Division spearheading opportunity to acquire the Link in the heart of Downtown Miami’s booming world-class destination

MIAMI (Sept. 12, 2019) – With demand and development activity continuing to soar in Downtown Miami, Colliers International South Florida’s Urban Core Division brokers Mika Mattingly, Jack Lowell and Cecilia Estevez have been appointed to lead the sale of The Link, one of the last few development sites bordering the Miami Worldcenter 27-acre master plan.

The Link, located at 33-55 N.E. 6th Street, is a 24,000 square foot development site allowing for up to 396,000 square feet of development and a density of 275 units. The site is strategically located just steps away from two of South Florida’s largest developments, Miami Worldcenter and Virgin Miami Central.

 

“The Link is a unique property in a prime location that offer buyers the opportunity to capitalize on the market and make an impact during a positive and transformative time for Downtown Miami and Park West. We expect the site to garner serious interest from developers as Miami World Center is flourishing into a ‘city within a city.’ Its first project, Paramount became a testament of their success after successfully becoming the country’s most amenitized building and selling more than 90% of its units by its completion,” said Mika Mattingly, who leads Colliers International South Florida’s Urban Core Division.

The vibrancy of the area continues to propel forward with the evolution of the comprehensive mixeduse Miami Worldcenter development that spans ten blocks. Occupying 27-acres, Miami Worldcenter is one of the largest master-planned projects in the United States and features a diverse array of hospitality, residential and commercial spaces, expected to account for $4 billion in new investment in Downtown Miami. Its accessibility to the city’s transportation hub that is fully operational and making new stops at Aventura and Boca Raton, as well as the addition of notable new developments including the Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences, M Hotel and Marriott Marquis Miami Worldcenter hotel and

convention center, as well as the luxury signature condo tower Paramount, Miami Worldcenter is an inspiring and thoughtfully planned new neighborhood that is enhancing the city’s urban landscape.

 

Downtown Miami continues to experience robust growth with more than 92,200 residents calling the area their home, in addition to the numerous corporations, retailers and dining concepts that have moved to the area. Since 2010, the area’s population increased more than 30 percent and is expected to increase an additional 20 percent by 2021.


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Mika Mattingly

Executive Managing Director - Urban Core

Miami

In 2016, I joined the South Florida offices of Colliers International, launching the firm’s Urban Core division.

As co-leader of this group, our team specializes in urban renewal, off-market sales, and assemblages across core South Florida neighborhoods.

With a strong foundation of building-level market data and a knack for navigating the complexities of urban zoning and approvals, I have established myself as the premier real estate expert in the Downtown Miami area. I have been a driving force behind the market transformation from a neglected business corridor to a revitalized destination for real estate investing and community.

Through my perseverance and keen eye for highest and best use, I have sold many of these cherished historical buildings - some of which had been left unused for years and will now be reenergized with an influx of capital and urban renewal efforts. These landmark buildings include the Old Post Office, Dade Commonwealth Building, Thomas Center and Courthouse Tower. 

Prior to Colliers, I was an instrumental player in major assemblages, including being the lead broker on behalf of investor Moishe Mana, who has acquired a major presence in downtown Miami. Since 2014, I brokered 53 transactions worth $306 million targeting commercial properties on East Flagler Street and surrounding areas.

I began my career in real estate in late 2006, learning the ropes on the tail end of Miami’s last boom. Always on the grind, I sold notes in the dry years that followed. When the market began to recover, I turned my attention to the emerging neighborhoods in Miami’s urban core. I became known for my keen intuition in pinpointing blighted areas that were poised for explosive growth, well before they were on the radar.

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