Partners East End Capital and The Related Group closed on $136 million in financing for its a master-planned, mixed-use developments Wynwood 25 and Wynwood Annex. The financing was provided by Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies and is being used to fully satisfy the construction loans for both projects and return equity to the partners.
“This financing is a significant milestone for Wynwood 25 and the Annex as it officially marks the completion of these pioneering Wywnood developments,” said Jonathon Yormak, of East End Capital. “We thank our partners for their support.”
Approximately $110 million of the loan was used for Wynwood 25, Wynwood’s first purpose-built, rental community, which adds 289 rental units ranging from 400-square-foot studios to three-bedroom apartments to the market. Completed in June 2019, the nine-story building is already nearly 90% leased.
Designed by architect Kobi Karp, with interiors by Meshberg Group, Wynwood 25 features amenities such as a 24/7 concierge, valet parking, electric car charging stations, pet grooming spa, rooftop lounge and kitchen, library with co-working space, state-of-the-art fitness room with virtual spinning studio, and a heated resort-style pool with a sunbathing deck area that looks down on the world-famous Wynwood Walls.
Wynwood 25 also features 28,518 square feet of retail space, with beloved ice cream shop, Salt & Straw, and acclaimed Austin-based Japanese powerhouse, Uchi, expecting to open in the Spring 2020.
“Wynwood 25 and the Annex ushered in a new era for Miami’s most popular neighborhood, and the response from renters, tenants and the Wynwood community has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Jon Paul Perez, executive vice president for Related. “We look forward to continuing to bring these kinds of thoughtfully designed properties to Wynwood as it grows and evolves.”
Nearly $26 million of the refinancing loan was utilized for The Wynwood Annex, the second component of the mixed-use development. The Annex is a 60,000-square-foot, Class-A office building, geared towards TAMI tenants, such as Live Nation, that has already moved into its full floor space at the building.
The Annex boasts loft-like office space with soaring ceilings and private outdoor space, individually sized floor plans, and on-site parking. Other features include a 4,429-square-foot ground-floor retail component as well as a communal rooftop terrace with outdoor seating.