Posted 11.19.2015

World Traveling Jeff Koons Sculpture Makes a Shiny New Debut

by APRIL GARDNER   Curbed Miami

What's tall and shiny and hard as steel? The latest work by Jeff Koons, unveiled at Bal Harbour Shops and Oceana Bal Harbour, of course. Standing at 11 feet tall, it is the only museum piece on public display in the city.

It's only on loan, so it won't be here forever. Just through this spring. And it's already spoken for, so don't try to buy it, just because it's at the outdoor shopping mall. Billionaire real estate mogul and MALBA museum-founder Eduardo Costantini, who generously bought it for the residents of Oceana Bal Harbour.

In fall 2016, it will permanently stay in the 60-foot-tall grand central breezeway of luxury residence, Oceana Bal Harbour. Residents of the 240-unit condo, where prices start at $3 million, will collectively own the sculpture, along with another Koons piece, "Ballerina," both purchased as part of the assets of the project. It is the first residential development in the Miami area to feature Koons sculptures.

This statue, named Pluto and Proserpina, been around. It debuted at the Whitney Museum in New York City, and then traveled across the ocean to the Pompidou in Paris, the Guggenheim in Bilbao, and shockingly in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio next to the statue of David. Who is also tall and rock hard--but not shiny.

Posted 04.102014


作者:LISA FREEDMAN, 编译:英国《金融时报》



阿根廷地产商爱德华多·克里斯坦蒂尼(Eduardo Costantiti)从40年前就开始瞄准名贵艺术品的市场。他的收藏颇具规模,2001年,他创立了布宜诺斯艾利斯拉美艺术博物馆(the Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires),其中200多件主要展品都来自他的私人收藏。

在迈阿密,克里斯坦蒂尼将他的艺术热情倾注到最新的开发项目Oceana Bal Harbour中(地产价格300万~3000万美元),购买者可以获得杰夫·昆斯(Jeff Koons)两件作品的共同所有权。杰夫·昆斯在2013年的当世艺术家作品拍卖中打破记录,他的一件雕塑以5840万的价格成交。

Posted 12.16.14

HOUSE OF THE DAY: Miami Penthouse With Two Jeff Koons Sculptures Lists For $29.5 Million 


A new ultra-luxury condo building under construction in Miami comes with a fractional ownership of two original works by the world’s most expensive living artist: Jeff Koons. 

The gorgeous top-floor penthouse that is asking for $29.5 million comes with a 1/240th stake in the Koons’s, according to the Wall Street Journal

The 19,321-square-foot Miami penthouse will also have five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a sauna, an exercise area, two dens, and a massage room.

Plus, the condo is just a few steps away from the beach. 

The building is expected to be completed in 2016. 

Джефф Кунс украсил пентхаус в Майами

Дек 8, 2014

Знменитый американский художник Джефф Кунс украсит своими скульптурами новый жилой комплекс Oceana Bal Harbour в Майами, Флорида

Расположенный в этом зеркальном кондоминиуме самый роскошный пентхаус, который поставляется с небольшой долей собственности на две эксклюзивные скульптуры Джеффа Кунса, уже выставлен на продажу за $29,5 миллионов. Находящийся пока в стадии строительства пентхаус планируют сдать новым владельцам к концу 2016 года.

Дуплекс с пятью спальнями на верхних этажах 28-этажного здания имеет общую площадь около 1900 кв. метров, из которых 870 кв. метров отдано под внутреннее пространство. На открытых площадках разместятся бассейн на крыше, джакузи и терраса с панорамным видом на Атлантический океан. Внутри также будет гостиная, кухня, 7 ванных комнат, сауна, тренажерный зал, два рабочих кабинета, гардеробная и массажный салон.

Первая 3,5-метровая скульптура, изображающая мифических персонажей и носящая название «Плутон и Прозерпина», находится на входе в кондоминиум. Вторая статуя по имени» Балерина» в настоящее время еще изготовляется в Германии. Оба произведения искусства созданы из отполированной до блеска нержавеющей стали.

Каждый владелец апартаментов в комплексе Oceana Bal Harbour получит сертификат на одну из 240 долей от обоих статуй и если более 80% жителей дадут согласие, то через 5 лет скульптуры могут выставить на аукцион.

Posted on Tuesday, 12.07.14

어메이징” 전망, 대서양이 보이는 플로리다의 럭셔리 펜트하우스


플로리다주 발 하버에 위치한 오세아나 발 하버의 전경. 주민들은 이곳에 설치될 제프 쿤스 조각 2점의 소유 지분을 갖게 된다. 개발업체는 이 건물의 펜트하우스를 2,950만 달러에 팔고 있다. 이 슬라이드쇼의 모든 이미지는 렌더링이다. 

Posted on Tuesday, 04.29.14

Fla. Oceana Bal Harbour Lands $332M Construction Loan 


Law360, New York (April 29, 2014, 6:58 PM ET) -- Argentine real estate developer Consultatio SA said Thursday that it has obtained a $332 million construction loan for its luxury condominium project Oceana Bal Harbour in South Florida.
Buenos Aires-based Consultatio, which started construction on the approximately $600 million, 240-unit Oceana Bal Harbour on the site of the famed former Bal Harbour Club late last year, was able to snag the $332 million loan from a consortium of banks led by HSBC Holdings PLC, according to a Consultatio spokeswoman in Miami Beach.

Oceana Bal Harbour is a 28-story all-glass luxury condominium tower being built on 5.53 acres at 10201 Collins Ave. The tower includes a mix of two-, three-, and four-bedroom units, as well as penthouse duplexes, overlooking 400 feet of oceanfront South Florida beaches, the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. Prices for smaller units start at $3 million and run up to $30 million for a duplex penthouse. It’s expected to open in 2016.

Designed by Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica, the Oceana Bal Harbour also boasts outdoor sculptures from Jeff Koons that were purchased together for $14 million as well as other prized art, according to Consultatio. Amenities include a grand salon, children’s playroom, 25-person movie theatre, fitness center with ocean views, spa, two 20-foot high lobbies with 24-hour concierge, conference rooms, wine cellar and an activity room. 

Consultatio bought The Bal Harbour Beach Club from owner Joseph Imbesi for $220 million in 2012 and made quick work of redeveloping the prime oceanfront property. 

The Oceana Bal Harbour is the second South Florida luxury condominium project being developed by Consultatio. The company’s other luxury condominium, Oceana Key Biscayne, is expected to wrap up construction later this year.

The Oceana Key Biscayne project, which has 142 units and 12 villas situated on 10.3 acres on Key Biscayne island, was funded primarily through Consultatio equity and deposits from buyers, according to Consultatio.

Developers have ridden a wave of resurgence in commercial real estate construction in the post-recession years by funding projects with a hefty chunk of commitments from buyers rather than through traditional lending. 

According to the Miami Herald, Consultatio has deployed the buyer-deposit model for the Oceana Bal Harbour. Unit buyers are asked to put up 10 percent when making a reservation, another 20 percent upon signing a contract, an additional 10 percent when construction reaches the fourteenth floor, and 10 percent when the building is topped off. The remaining 50 percent is due at closing. 

--Editing by Rebecca Flanagan. 

Posted on Monday, 10.14.13

Eduardo Costantini: "El arte me cambió la vida; no me imagino la vida sin arte y quiero que Malba sea el museo de todos"


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Tres días después de cerrar la exposición más exitosa de la breve y meteórica historia de Malba, Eduardo Costantini se prepara para volar a Nueva York y sellar la compra de dos obras de arte millonarias para su nuevo proyecto en Bal Harbour, Miami. Son dos esculturas de Jeff Koons, Pluto y Proserpina y Ballerina valuadas en 14 millones de dólares. Koons no necesita presentación. El ex de la Cicciolina es el artista mimado del momento, su Orange Baloon está en las gateras de Christie's con un estimado de 55 millones de dólares y Puppy, el perrito de flores naturales que custodia el Guggenheim de Bilbao, se ha hecho tan popular que los vascos hablan de la "caseta del perro" en referencia al formidable edificio de Frank Gehry que cambió el destino decadente de la vieja ciudad astillero.

La de Costantini es una carrera de postas con éxitos en seguidilla. Intuición y estrategia. Un Midas de los negocios. Se acercó al arte como coleccionista y afirma que le cambió la vida. Obviamente, la creación de Malba sumó valor a su personalidad y a sus marcas. No en vano cree que los Koons serán un atractivo extra para el megaproyecto de la Florida, un edificio vecino del St.Regis sobre Collins Av. frente al shopping más sofisticado de Miami. Estará listo en 2018. The Wall Street Journal le dedica una larga nota al proyecto, habla de una inversión de 600 millones de dólares y de "condos" valuados arriba de los 3 millones. Un dato: pagó por las 2 hectáreas del terreno 220 millones de dólares.

El despacho de Costantini en Malba carece de ostentación. Una pintura de Clorindo Testa, libros de Le Corbusier y Liliana Porter, el catálogo de la colección de los brasileros Hecilda y Sergio Fadel, fotos de familia, planos de proyectos, el Konex de Platino y muebles contemporáneos. De traje azul y camisa blanca, traza el relato rápido, en tono de balance, de su trayectoria, en la que combinó la pasión del coleccionista, con las finanzas y el olfato único para los negocios inmobiliarios. El real state le ha dado grandes satisfacciones, aunque diga que Nordelta es nada más que "una caja de ahorros". Practica lo que su admirado Adam Smith definía como location value, que no es otra cosa que el valor de la tierra donde se asienta una propiedad. Compró el último terreno de Catalinas en Córdoba y Alem; el último lote con vista al océano en Bal Harbour y la última franja costera en Key Biscayne. Sin contar dos casos paradigmáticos, Malba y la torre Grandbourg: el primer museo de arte latinoamericano -por el que peleó a capa y espada- y un edificio afrancesado sobre Figueroa Alcorta vendido en un fin de semana. Si eso no es ojo para los negocios…

Posted on Wednesday, 10.23.12

Oceana Bal Harbour is A New Real Estate Project That May Cause A Major Jaw Drop

By ERIN NEWBERG  Haute Living

Eduardo Constantini speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for Oceana Bal Harbour

Eduardo Constantini speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for Oceana Bal Harbour

Just last week in the uber luxurious City of Bal Harbour I attended the groundbreaking of what is said to be the most contemporary yet incredible property to hit the Atlantic: Oceana. Who would have thought this was possible? After all, no one thought it was possible to triumph the St. Regis, One Bal Harbour or the Bellini. Well here is news for you, it is about to happen so I suggest you reserve now, as construction starts this week. Completion is anticipated for the end of 2016.

At the groundbreaking ceremony, the Mayor Jean Rosenfield of Bal Harbour stated that “Developer Eduardo Constantini of Consultatio, an Argentinian-based development company, he is an art aficionado who has a museum in Argentina and the art that will be inside of this building will make Bal Harbour more beautiful, in a building where beauty incorporates nature. It defines who and what we are. Imagine driving through Collins Avenue seeing straight through the building to the ocean.”

Being one of the most important projects of Constantini’s career, this ‘precious stone’ that is about to be cut is a well thought out master plan for a community. Oceana will have two masterpieces by modernist artist Jeff Koons that will be strategically located in the center of the breezeway. The two sculptures will be the first of their kind in the State of Florida.

Posted on Friday, 06.15.12

Bal Harbour Club sold to Argentine for $220 million

Last pristine location for development in Bal Harbour across marina

Last pristine location for development in Bal Harbour across marina

By ELAINE WALKER The Miami Herald

The sale of the Bal Harbour Club is one of the last prime pieces of oceanfront property. The club is expected to be demolished to make room for a luxury condominium.

An Argentine developer paid $220 million for the Bal Harbour Club, with plans to build a luxury high-rise condominium on the prime, under-utilized oceanfront site.

Consultatio, the development and financial firm owned by Argentine businessman Eduardo Constantini, closed Monday on the 5.53-acre property at 10201 Collins Ave. This is the firm’s second major acquisition in Miami. Consultatio this year began construction of another luxury condominium project on the site of the former Sonesta Key Biscayne, which it purchased in 2009.

“We bought two of the best oceanfront properties in Miami,” said Marcos Corti Maderna, chief executive of Consultatio North America. “We paid prime prices for prime product. We believe in the market and the product that we can develop there.”

This is believed to be the largest land sale of the year and comparable to the $236 million the Genting Group paid in May 2011 for the 13.9-acre bayfront site that is the home of The Miami Herald.

Bal Harbour Club owner Joseph Imbesi had been shopping the site for several years.

Consultatio’s preliminary plans for the Bal Harbour site call for knocking down the club and building about 250 condominiums priced at over $2 million each, Maderna said. The site would also include a small amount of commercial development, including an upscale restaurant.

The Bal Harbour site’s positioning would be similar to what Consultatio is doing in Key Biscayne with the construction of Oceana at Key Biscayne, a 154-unit project with units starting at $1.6 million and scheduled for completion in March 2014. About 75 percent of the units are currently reserved and moving toward contracts, he said.

Miami is the first U.S. expansion for the Argentine firm. While the focus will be on these two projects, the firm wouldn’t rule out future acquisitions in Miami over the long-term.

“Consultatio is here to stay and to get a good reputation,” Maderna said. “We’re going to keep moving forward.”