Developer Jorge M. Pérez gives $35 million naming donation to Miami Art Museum
The Miami Art Museum will be renamed the Jorge M. Pérez Art Museum of Miami-Dade County after a $35 million gift from the developer.
John Moriarty & Associates of Florida selected as general contractor for Brickell hotel
John Moriarty & Associates of Florida selected
as general contractor for Brickell hotel
Construction has commenced on new Hampton Inn and Suites
Miami—June 1, 2010—Miami-based Brickell Hotel Group, LLLP, announced that John Moriarty & Associates of Florida (JMAF) has been awarded the contract to build the 221-room Hampton Inn and Suites at 50 SW 12 Street in Miami. Work has begun on the site, located west of South Miami Avenue near Mary Brickell Village, less than a block from the Metrorail and Metromover stations.
“This is the most exciting hotel development we have undertaken,” said Bernard Wolfson, the developer. “Our investment group is taking a new direction in the dynamic Brickell neighborhood to aid recovery and satisfy the tremendous demand for moderately priced lodging. We are a part of the renewal of commercial development in the area. There is more than enough supply of condominiums, apartments, office space and luxury hotels; what is lacking is a high quality mid-priced hotel. That is what we will deliver.”
Retail and restaurant users are being sought to occupy the 10,000-plus square feet of ground floor space adjacent to the 210-space parking structure.
The target date for opening the hotel is fourth quarter 2011. “We are comfortable with that timetable,” said Wolfson. “Our general contractor has an excellent track record.”
John Moriarty & Associates of Florida (JMAF) is a general contracting and construction management company specializing in luxury high-rise residential buildings, commercial office buildings and mixed-use projects. “We are confident about meeting our 16-month construction schedule,” said John Leete, a partner with JMAF. In the South Florida market since 1989, the firm has completed more than $2.5 billion dollars in new construction here. In 2009 JMAF completed The Viceroy Hotel and Spa on Brickell Avenue. Other projects include the Miami Riverside Center office building in downtown Miami and Apogee, a luxury condominium on Miami Beach.
Wolfson is president of Hospitality Operations, Inc., incorporated in Florida in 1959. He heads a group of local investors who own and operate four other Hampton Inns in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The properties are in Coconut Grove (opened 1994), Pembroke Pines (opened 1999), Miami Airport (opened 2000) and downtown Fort Lauderdale (opened 2002). They also own and operate a Wingate by Wyndam Hotel in southwestern Broward County. For details visit www.hospitalityoperations.com.
Tennessee-based Hospitality America, Inc. will manage the new Brickell property, as it does the four other Hampton Inns owned by Hospitality Operations, Inc
Massachusetts firm Moriarty wins $40M contract to build 140 West Franklin complex
The developers of the planned 140 West Franklin condo and retail complex in Chapel Hill have selected the John Moriarty & Associates Inc. construction company as the project's general contractor.
Construction is slated to begin in June for the $40 million project on Franklin Street.
Winchester, Mass.-based JMA has opened an office in Durham led by 35-year construction industry veteran George Sparling, vice president and general manager of Moriarty Southeast.
JMA specializes in luxury residential buildings, commercial office buildings and mixed-use communities. It also has offices in Virginia, Florida and Connecticut.
140 West Franklin reached a milestone of 40 condo sales in March. When complete, the eight-story building will have 140 condo units, 26,000 square feet of retail space and a 337-space parking deck. The parking deck will be owned and operated by the town of Chapel Hill.
Ram Development Co. of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., is the developer and owner of the 140 West Franklin property.
We have had the opportunity to work together on a variety of projects. Our experience has been overwhelmingly positive, and I attribute that to several reasons: commitment and hands-on leadership of ownership; corporate culture of collaboration and teamwork; creativity in approach and problem solving.