SOURCE: Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences

February 26, 2013 11:44 ET

Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences Opens New 10,000 Sq. Ft. Sales Center; Largest Ever Fully Functioning Showroom to Showcase First Miami-Dade Condominium / Marina Development in 20 Years

From Amenities to Views, Center Reveals Plaza Group / DevStar Group's Latest Collaboration

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - February 26, 2013) - Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences, the first upscale condominium and marina destination to open in Miami-Dade County in 20 years, has opened its state-of-the-art sales center. The center will host its exclusive grand opening party on Thursday, February 28, for invited guests.

The elaborate size, design, layout and amenities of the 10,000-square-foot sales center make it the largest and most functional such center in South Florida -- reflecting the luxury, spaciousness and attention to detail that will make Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences the perfect combination of South Florida's yachting and waterfront lifestyle with luxury condo living.

A wall of glass up to 15 feet in height offers a panoramic view eastward over what will be the $400 million development's centerpiece -- the full-service, 112-slip marina. There is also a full-scale, 2,156-square-foot model unit that represents a two-bedroom (plus den), two-and-one-half bathroom residence tastefully designed by Interiors by Steven G. It features available fixtures, finishes and appliances, like Snaidero cabinetry; Wolf, and Subzero appliances; and stone counter tops.

"This sales center stands out amongst the competition. Where others use trailers or temporary facilities, this center reflects our conceptual design, quality and commitment to the project," said Anthony J. Burns, principal with The DevStar Group. "We've invested significant dollars into its preparation and finishes to give buyers a better sense of what they'll experience in their own units."

Beyond the model unit, the sales center features a state-of-the-art sales presentation application fully integrating revolutionary 3D modeling technology across almost a dozen monitors, ranging in size from 55 to 80 inches. A 1/8-scale model of the entire project -- from the two towers with a combined 468 spacious residences to the waterfront promenade -- hints at the 360-degree, unobstructed vistas available from all residences.

Prospective buyers visiting the center can relax in various living rooms, seating areas and a lounge, café and bar area, where beverages and pastries will be served. The center also offers executive offices, meeting spaces and private closing rooms.

An outdoor terrace extends out to the marina and dockside seating areas. A 400-foot paver walkway affords a chance to stroll along the future marina and get a feel for the promenade. The entire site is lushly landscaped.

"The sheer size allows us to showcase our amenities and lets us incorporate these intimate settings to achieve the utmost in client education, comfort and discretion," said Neil Fairman, president of The Plaza Group, whose affiliate is developing Marina Palms in partnership with an affiliate of The DevStar Group. "Like Marina Palms itself, our sales center is a direct reflection of our unique location and stature in the marketplace."

Located on a lighted intersection at 172nd Street and Biscayne Boulevard, the sales center is only a glimpse into what's to come. Each tower will offer butler service, its own infinity edge pool, a full-featured gym, treatment rooms, sauna, steam room, workout studios, news café, club room with bar, billiard table and an over 100-foot TV along with a children's playroom, teen lounge and secure and gated access and 24-7 valet service. Unit prices start in the low $300's per square foot.

For sales information on Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences visit, call 866.829.1133 or email Sales Director Michael Internoscia at

About Marina Palms:
Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences represents the first luxury condominium and full-service marina/yacht club development in Miami-Dade County in more than 20 years. Developed by affiliates of The DevStar Group and The Plaza Group, the two residential towers each will have 25 floors with a combined 468 condo units. The marina and yacht club will offer concierge service and 112 slips with mooring for yachts in excess of 90 feet. To learn more, visit

About The DevStar Group:
The DevStar Group is a development and investment firm headquartered in Miami, FL that focuses on the high-end residential condominium market. DevStar principals have spearheaded the redevelopment and sales efforts of some of South Florida's most exciting luxury condominium projects including the 47-story Paramount Bay located in the Edgewater District of Miami and Ocean House South Beach, a collection of boutique oceanfront residences located in the exclusive South of Fifth neighborhood. The principals of The DevStar Group are Anthony Burns and George Helmstetter. DevStar is proud to continue its partnership with iStar Financial, a $7 billion dollar finance and investment company focused on real estate and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SFI.

About The Plaza Group:
During the past two decades, Neil Fairman, President and Founder of The Plaza Group, has successfully foreseen opportunities that result in world-class real estate developments. From hotels and high-rise, luxury residences to retail shopping centers and commercial space, their diverse portfolio of real estate projects has reshaped communities and spurred real estate trends. Successful projects include The Palms in Fort Lauderdale and Ocean Palms in Hollywood Beach.

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