Related Group Gathers Deposits For Hyde Project

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Hyde Resort & Residences
Hyde Resort & Residences

The Miami-based developer of the 40-story Hyde Resort & Residences Hollywood Beach said it's well on its way to financing the $200 million project.

In the last five weeks, the Related Group has sold more than 65 percent of the property that will combine hotel rooms and condos while introducing the Hyde Hotels, Resorts & Residences brand to South Florida.

Related expects to wrap up pre-construction sales within six weeks and start converting reservations to contracts. With these deals in hand, it will have 60 percent to 70 percent of the project's financing.

"We need to get the presales first, but there is no issue in terms of securing lending," said Carlos Rosso, president of Related's condominium division.

The company plans to borrow 30 percent to 40 percent of the project's capital from a pool of lenders. Institutions such as Regions Bank and Greenstreet Capital LP have backed its developments in the last year, but Rosso said it's too soon to identify a lender.

"If we have the presale requirement and buyers are putting down the deposits, then we'll get the loan," he said.

The Hyde property will have 407 units, including 367 condo hotel rooms and 40 condo units that owners could choose to occupy or add to the rental pool. It will occupy about 1 million square feet at 4111 S. Ocean Drive north of Hallandale Beach Boulevard.

Cohen, Freedman, Encinosa & Associates will be the architect, with Related and Fortune Development Sales partnering on development and sales. Construction is set to start in June and end in 2016.

The Hyde Hotels brand belongs to sbe, a Los Angeles-based hospitality and development company that partnered with Related on SLS Hotel & Residences Brickell, set to open in 2015.

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The Hollywood hotel is one of two Hyde resorts in the works for South Florida.

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