About Society Las Olas
Cushman & Wakefield, exclusive marketing advisor, is seeking a recapitalization in REIT share interest in Society Las Olas (the “Property”) – a 34-story, mixed-use, TOD residential high rise located along the New River and renowned Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Society Las Olas is the city’s premier rental apartment community that has leased at a record pace despite opening during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in late May 2020. The Property is composed of 639 luxury residences and also includes 27,801 square feet of office space, 4,295 square feet of seller owned and fully leased retail and 16,367 square feet of third-party owned and fully leased retail (third-party owned retail is not included in this offering).
Metro areas, including South Florida, are experiencing an affordability challenge as new high-end and highly-amenitized developments lack a broadly affordable entry price point. Society Las Olas’ innovative approach and creative design—through unit size and layout—addresses the problem of ever-increasing entry price points into highly urbanized markets. Society Las Olas’ flexibility of accommodating both rent-by-bedroom (RBB) units and short-term rental (STR) operations at ownership’s discretion allows young urban professionals the opportunity to experience the vibrant downtown at an attractive and cost effective price without sacrificing amenities or living experiences; in fact, they are provided a better one. The Property’s RBB units are proving to be a great starting point for younger renters who then graduate within the building to full units as their needs and careers grow.
The Property’s downtown location along the river and its immediate walkability to the Brightline station presents an extremely rare acquisition opportunity, which a long-term investor will greatly benefit from. Society Las Olas’ premiere quality, expansive amenity offering, and irreplaceable location are best positioned to benefit from the city’s impending growth and expanding transit connectivity for years to come.