Starwood Capital Group Hungry for More Distressed Condos
Acquiring $4.5B in property 15 months ago wasn’t enough. Starwood Capital Group is back for more, and this time, according to the Wall Street Journal, they are targeting individual properties and portfolios offered by banks and the FDIC. Recently, as the article points out, Starwood Capital Group bid on Everglades on the Bay (now known as Vizcayne South and Vizcayne North) but lost out to Rockwood Capital LLC.
Through the acquisition of Corus Bank’s portfolio in October 2009, Starwood controls roughly 6,700 units throughout the country, with a good chunk of them residing in South Florida. Paramount Bay and Mint at Riverfront are two luxury condominium developments under Starwood’s control. Both Miami developments are scheduled to begin sales in the first quarter of this year.