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Residential | BELLINI WILLIAMS ISLAND FL ORID A A A » Bellini Williams Island will feature 70 luxury apartment units when completed. F OC US LASTING RELATIONSHIPS DISTINGUISH THE BELLINI WILLIAMS ISLAND PROJECT. BY JIM HARRIS The Personal Touch T he last major addition to one of south Florida’s most exclusive communities is on track to open in April 2013. The roof slab of the 24-story Bellini Williams Island condominium project in Aventura, Fla., was poured in November 2012 – almost exactly one year after foundation work on the building began. Recent work includes drying-in the building’s interior, and exterior work is anticipated soon. The 347,801-square-foot building is the last anticipated new development on Williams Island, a community referred to as “The Florida Riviera” for its natural beauty and access to high-class shopping and nightlife. Bellini Williams Island is the latest project masterminded by Florida developer and landowner Martin Margulies, who put up 59 pieces from his extensive private art collection as collateral to help secure a loan for the project. The general contractor, 180 Production Management, formed in 2006 specifically to work on Bellini Williams Island, owner Kevin Schwarte says. Margulies’ commitment to securing funding for construction is reflective of both his personal dedication to his work as well as the recent positive growth in the south Florida market. “From my perspective, the market is definitely looking better than it did for the last five years,” Schwarte says. “Most of the work here is still in the design and pre-construction phase, but the momentum is growing, and suppliers are raising their prices to meet what they perceive to be a greater demand in the future.” Schwarte’s relationship with Margulies dates back 16 years and includes work on three of the developer’s four most recent projects. Margulies’ experience extends more than three decades and includes high-end projects in Florida including Grove Isle, Bellini Bal Harbour, Grand Bay Towers Key Biscayne and the Kenilworth House, the first luxury development in Bal Harbour. Bellini Williams Island • Project cost: $52 million • Location: Aventura, Fla. • Employees on site at peak: 225 • Scope of work: Condominium development “We are very fortunate to work with such a great group of people.” -Kevin Schwarte, owner of 180 Production Management NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM 69 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - November/December 2012
Construction Law
Best Practices
Hurricane Sandy
Marketing Strategies
Holcim (US) Inc.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Rockwell Group
IVM Construction Inc.
Millennium Partners – Millennium Place
Paradigm Cos.
W.G. Yates Construction
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Marlyn Development and S.L. Nusbaum Realty – Heritage Forest Apartments
Chas Roberts Air Conditioning
Bellini Williams Island
Beal|Derkenne Construction – The Hub
Cedar Siding Inc.
Nibbi Bros. – Hunters View Phase 1
EllisDon Corp. – Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI Field Building
The Hayner Hoyt Corp.
Paric Corp.
Rotondo Weirich Enterprises Inc.
Advocate Christ Medical Center and Pepper Construction – Outpatient Pavilion expansion
Shawnee Mission Medical Center – United Excel – Birth Center
National Lutheran Communities & Services – The Village at Rockville/ARCH Consultants Ltd.
Harold O'Shea Builders – Springfield Clinic First North
Dewberry/Okland Construction – Western Regional Medical Center Addition
Kohler Ronan LLC
Graber Post Buildings Inc.
Tooz Construction Inc.
Bombardier Learjet – Facility Expansion
Rock Gaming LLC – Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Metrolina Greenhouse
Rommel Cos.
W.G. Tomko Incorporated Contractors
Continental Contractors
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
J.R. Filanc Construction Co. Inc.
Pulice Construction Inc. – I-10 Prince Road
Ames-Granite – US 36
Tomar Construction
E.E. Cruz/Tully – Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queens approach
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
CARCON Industries and STL Engineering
Last Look

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