Developers Secure $240 Million In Construction Financing For 56-Story Casa Bella Residences By B&B Italia In Downtown Miami

Casa Bella by B&B Italia. Credit: ArX Creative.

Developers Related Group (Related) and partner Alta Developers have closed on $240 million in financing for Casa Bella Residences by B&B Italia (Casa Bella), a 56-story residential building that broke ground earlier this month in Downtown Miami’s burgeoning Arts and Cultural District. The loan was provided by Cain International (Cain) — a privately held investment firm with over $16 billion in assets under management.

Located at 1400 Biscayne Boulevard, Casa Bella represents the first residential partnership for the famed Italian design house, B&B Italia, known around the world for its high-end collaborations with legacy brands such as Rolex, Hermès, and Rolls-Royce. With architecture by Arquitectonica and interiors by renowned designer Piero Lissoni — who also serves as creative director for B&B Italia — and the B&B Italia team, every aspect of the building is envisioned as an oasis, offering a refined Miami aesthetic rooted in contemporary Italian design.

Casa Bella by B&B Italia. Credit: ArX Creative.

“We’re proud to partner with Cain to bring Casa Bella Residences by B&B Italia to life,” said Nick Pérez, President of Related’s Condominium Division. “This collaboration underscores our commitment to creating an exceptional residential product that will enhance and elevate the surrounding neighborhood. The capital infusion strengthens our ability to deliver on this commitment, as we redefine the standard for design-driven living within one of Miami’s most in-demand residential destinations.”

The transaction builds upon Cain’s existing investments in Miami, including 830 Brickell, Una Residences, and The Delano. Cain has originated over $7.5 billion in loans globally since its founding in 2014 and has committed over $2 billion in new loans throughout the United States since 2019.

Casa Bella by B&B Italia. Credit: ArX Creative.

“This was an opportunity to build on the core principles that have guided our lending strategy to date; working with outstanding sponsors to deliver exceptional assets in markets we believe in,” said Matthew Rosenfeld, Head of U.S. Debt at Cain International. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Related as they continue to shape the future of this leading global city.”

Newmark arranged the transaction with a Debt and Structured Finance team led by Co-Presidents Jordan Roeschlaub and Dustin Stolly alongside Executive Managing Director Nick Scribani and Holden Witkoff.

Casa Bella by B&B Italia. Credit: ArX Creative.

Over 80% of Casa Bella’s 319 residences are now in contract. Earlier this year, Casa Bella set a price record with a contract signed for a 5,893-square-foot triplex penthouse for $12.6 million, or $2,138 per square foot, signifying the neighborhood’s most expensive condominium sale on a price-per-square-foot basis.

The residences at Casa Bella range from one to four bedrooms and feature soaring ceilings, sweeping views, private elevator access, state-of-the-art kitchens with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, and an exquisite selection of European fixtures hand-picked by the B&B Italia team. Casa Bella’s Penthouse Collection comprises 10 meticulously designed homes with seven distinct floor plans, the crown jewel of which is a pair of 54th-floor triplex residences with private rooftop terraces, each featuring spa pools and indoor/outdoor summer kitchens with panoramic water views. The 54th floor is also home to two duplex penthouses spanning 4,100 and 4,560 square feet.

Casa Bella by B&B Italia. Credit: ArX Creative.

Casa Bella by B&B Italia. Credit: ArX Creative.

Casa Bella by B&B Italia. Credit: ArX Creative.

To further elevate the luxurious lifestyle experience, Casa Bella offers two full floors of amenities complete with stunning vistas overlooking Biscayne Bay. Offerings include a spacious venue for hosting events, a wine vault, a private tasting lounge, and a plush private theater and co-working spaces. A world-class wellness center caters to fitness-minded residents, featuring professional-level equipment and dedicated yoga and spin rooms, while the spa facilities offer an array of on-demand services, including massages, facials, blowouts, and manicures/pedicures.

Outdoors, landscape architect Enzo Enea envisioned a pool deck with lush Italian-inspired gardens to create an oasis within Downtown Miami. Private cabanas, shaded lounge areas, and an open-air lawn for yoga and meditation surround the 80-foot lap pool. A poolside bar and Mediterranean café will offer light bites and refreshments. On the 56th floor, residents can access the tower’s rooftop pool and terrace, complete with a state-of-the-art observatory.

Fortune International Realty is the building’s exclusive sales and marketing agent with a sales team led by Olga Monson.

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1 Comment on "Developers Secure $240 Million In Construction Financing For 56-Story Casa Bella Residences By B&B Italia In Downtown Miami"

  1. Thank you urban developers , urban growth is wonderful, Sprawl into rural areas is not.

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