Ladder Cash Sells Washington Park Lodge Miami Seaside

Westime operator Jean Simonian and Washington Park Hotel. (Facebook by means of Westime and Washington Park Hotel)


Ladder Cash marketed the Washington Park Resort in Miami Beach for $43.8 million, right after foreclosing on the home when it was owned by the Witkoff Team.

The foreclosure and subsequent sale of the lodge marks a single of a couple of this sort of promotions in South Florida to shut because the pandemic commenced a calendar year in the past. A lot of proprietors of leisure motels are focused now on restoration, when qualities that count on company travel keep on to battle, brokers say.

WPH Qualities LLC of Beverly Hills, California, acquired the 181-essential hotel at 1050 Washington Avenue, data display. The sale was brokered by Hodges Ward Elliott brokers Max Comess, Rudy Reudelhuber and Alexandra Lalos.

The customer is tied to an LLC owned by Jean Simonian, who owns the observe retail store Westime. The sale equates to $242,000 per space.

Witkoff Group, led by Steve Witkoff, ordered the Artwork Deco lodge from the Majestic Corporation in 2013 for $25.5 million. It shut on a $45 million financial loan from Ladder Cash in 2016, toward the finish of a important renovation of the home.

Ladder submitted a foreclosure lawsuit in July, trying to find to acquire the full personal loan, along with interest and late service fees. Ladder a short while ago received title to the property by means of the foreclosures, paving the way for its sale to WPH Houses, court documents display.

Comess, who represented Ladder Money in the sale, claimed his crew acquired a report stage of fascination in the non-waterfront lodge.

“We gained around a few moments the selection of registrations, excursions and provides that we would have in any other case expected,” Comess said. “Covid has actually focused all distinctive varieties of lodge investors on Florida mainly because of Florida’s relative outperformance [of other markets] during the pandemic.”

The Washington Park Resort was developed in 1943 and features 5 historic Art Deco buildings.

Simonian, the buyer, sold his two North Bay Highway properties in Miami Beach front very last 12 months for $44 million to Melvin Money Administration founder and former GameStop quick-vendor Gabe Plotkin.