STEPHEN H. BITTEL, CHAIRMAN OF TERRANOVA CORP.: 'I WANT TO DO MORE'
BY INA PAIVA CORDLEICORDLE@MIAMIHERALD.COM. Stephen H. Bittel, chairman of Terranova Corp., has reached new heights in the realm of commercial real estate since his firm’s $342million sale of a portfolio of six buildings on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach — one of the largest property deals in South Florida history. Terranova remains an owner and managing member of the properties, in a new partnership with Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing. In total, Terranova Corp., which Bittel founded in 1980, owns and operates more than $1 billion of real estate in Florida, mostly in South Florida.
Urban Retail Report 2013
Occupancy and asking rents have kept an upward trend in South Florida’s retail streets, with Lincoln Road continuing to exceed in rental levels. New energy is apparent in all South Florida retail streets, from posh Worth Avenue in Palm Beach to gritty Flagler Street in downtown Miami, two streets newly included in this annual report, and which illustrate the challenges and conquests at the two extremes of the urban street experience.
LINCOLN ROAD PROPERTIES SLATED FOR REDEVLEOPMENT
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA –December 4, 2014 –“Lincoln Road is the premier retail street in the Southeast U.S., and demand for space is virtually popping the ceiling off the top of these historic structures, literally,” says Stephen Bittel, chairman of Terranova Corp., whose properties on Lincoln Road are slated for vertical expansion in order to meet pent up demand.