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Square Footage: 256,000

Cost: $55 Million

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Key Features: Densely Brought restaurants to densely populated business district | Provided night-life to burgeoning residential area | Accessible by pleasure boat traffic on the New River | Proximity to the performing arts district

Firms Role: Developer, Leasing, Property Management


Las Olas Riverfront was a festival entertainment center comprised of 256,000 square feet of theater and entertainment facilities, restaurants, nightclubs and upscale retail shops. This 3.8-acre downtown Ft. Lauderdale site became available through the cooperative assemblage efforts of the City of Ft. Lauderdale and the Broward County School Board. Originally called Brickell Station, the project was stalled for several years. Ultimately, the Swerdlow Group was brought in to lend its expertise to the project. The site’s prime location and the area’s lack of state-of-the-art entertainment and dining facilities presented an intriguing development challenge. Because the property was acquired from the City of Ft. Lauderdale, there were many restrictions and limitations placed on its use such as preserving a variety of easements and several historic buildings.

Swerdlow Group

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Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Telephone: (305) 476-0100

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