Marina Blue – A Repeat Performance for Hyperion Development or a New Chance to Shine?
A very interesting article regarding the condo development called Marina Blue was published yesterday in the International Herald Tribune. The article focuses on Hyperion Development, the developer of Marina Blue, and its damaged reputation as a result of the large “delays and unhappy buyers” at its first development called Blue.
Some residents at the first tower, named Blue, are threatening to sue the company for not delivering on amenities while other owners at the 330-unit complex are trying to sell their condos for less than they paid.
Blue’s problems have hurt Hyperion’s reputation enough that consultants say that some buyers who put down deposits at the company’s second tower, the 516-unit Marina Blue, may decide not to close. Other Marina Blue buyers have sued to get their deposits back.
The problems raise questions about the ability of Hyperion to repay a $110 million construction loan as well as its ability to develop future projects in the Miami market.
It will be interesting to see if Hyperion Development has learned its lesson and delivers all amenities and common areas completely done at Marina Blue. I know from reading the comments that are left here, that this is a HUGE concern of contract holders of condos at Marina Blue and those who have an interest in purchasing a condo there. Sales agents at the Marina Blue sales office have assured me that all common areas will be delivered when closings begin but I won’t believe it until I see it. Closings are scheduled to begin within the next week, so we won’t have to wait long to see if those promises were kept. You can be sure that I’ll be keeping a close eye on how closings go at Marina Blue in the upcoming months.