SoLē Mia Continues Free Construction Training Program with CBT College for High School Students


Earlier this year, Oleta Partners, developer of SoLē Mia, launched a free construction training program with CBT College for North Miami Senior High School seniors. After five months of hands-on training, a total of 10 students successfully graduated from the pilot program in August with diplomas in Building Construction Technology. Due to its success, Oleta Partners is continuing the program with 15 new NMSHS seniors.

The program is part of Oleta Partners’ commitment to providing opportunities that support the local North Miami community and that promote the growth in the industry. The program will help address the shortage of skilled laborers plaguing the construction industry by fostering a new generation of qualified construction workers.

For the next six months, the students will take courses in Plumbing, Electricity & Systems, A/C Systems, Building Construction, and REVIT 3D Modeling, among others that will introduce them to the construction industry. Students will learn from experienced faculty and receive at least 50 percent hands-on training time in the school’s laboratories.

Once students have completed the program, they will have earned a total of 21 college credits and will receive a diploma in Building Construction Technology. With their training and diploma, they will be prepared to enter the workforce as building construction technicians or assistants.

FRONTIER Building Breaks Ground On New Krispy Kreme


Be on the lookout for that famous “HOT NOW” Krispy Kreme sign. FRONTIER Building has broken ground on its first Krispy Kreme project. Construction is underway for an updated storefront to replace the existing location.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD) broke ground Monday on a new North Miami store.

The doughnut and coffee chain company aims to replace its store at 590 N.E. 167th St. with a new one at 530 N.E. 167th St. Once the new store is completed, the current location will be redeveloped as a Wawa gas and convenient store.

Miami-based Frontier Building is overseeing the development of the 3,576-square-foot store. Expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019, the store will feature a drive-thru and 11 parking space.

To read the full story, visit the South Florida Business Journal.

Photo by: Willy de la Cruz

Construction at SoLē Mia Picks Up


Construction is rapidly picking up at SoLē Mia – a community that will rise at 15045 Biscayne Boulevard. As the largest project in North Miami’s history, SoLē Mia is set to become South Florida’s next iconic neighborhood blending the serenity of open spaces with the vibrancy of an urban center.

Construction on the site went vertical at the end of 2017 with SoLē Mia’s first two residential towers and the Warren Henry Automobile Dealership consisting of Land Rover, Jaguar and Infiniti. The site’s Costco is quickly moving along and will be a tenant of The Shops at SoLē Mia. The development will reshape the North Miami landscape and transform the area into an exciting destination for guests and residents. When completed, SoLē Mia Miami will feature 4,390 residences, approximately 500,000 square feet of lifestyle shopping, emerald green community parks, chef-driven restaurants, entertainment venues and office spaces.

With construction on the SoLē Mia site pushing forward, SoLē Mia’s Local Preference Office is offering City of North Miami residents short- and long-term job opportunities in various construction trades.

Oleta Partners Announces Free Construction Training Program with CBT College


SoLē Mia‘s developer, Oleta Partners, has launched a free construction training program for North Miami Senior High School seniors with CBT College. Beginning March 5, 20 North Miami Senior High seniors will kick off the pilot program and will spend seven months completing courses in Building Construction Technology.

Oleta Partners, developers of the SoLe Mia community in North Miami, has partnered with CBT College to offer a free construction training program for high school seniors at North Miami Senior High School.

The seven-month program, which will be managed from the SoLe Mia Local Preference Office, will be held at CBT College’s Miami Gardens campus in North Miami. The program held its orientation ceremony on February 26th, at which 20 participating students and their parents meet with CBT College faculty and staff, Oleta Partners representatives, and local officials.

Oleta Partners, a partnership between LeFrak and Turnberry Associates, and CBT College aim to address the skilled labor shortage by preparing a new generation of qualified construction workers, who will in turn promote industry growth and support the local community. “The creation of workforce development programs allows us to positively impact this community long term,” says LeFrak’s Managing Director of Development & Acquisition, Michael Tillman. “This tailored program will equip students with the right skill sets to prepare them for a future career in construction.”

To read the full story, visit Builder.


SoLē Mia Development Moves Forward with Wells Fargo Loan

sole-miaPlans are coming together at the SoLē Mia site. South Florida’s next iconic neighborhood & North Miami’s largest project ever, just got a financial boost to build the development’s two luxury rental towers.

An ambitious, long-in-the-works project to turn one of the largest remaining parcels of undeveloped land in South Florida into a planned community just took a step closer to fruition.

Wells Fargo & Company has made a $101 million HUD-insured loan to SM Multifamily LLC, the developer of two luxury, 17-story residential towers with a total of 400 units and attached parking garage.

The towers will be part of the first phase of SoLē Mia Miami, the 183-acre master-planned community in North Miami being developed by Oleta Partners LLC, a joint venture between two well-capitalized and experienced developers, Turnberry Associates and LeFrak.

“It is a pleasure to be part of this important development through our work with long-time clients, LeFrak and Turnberry Associates,” said Alan Wiener, head of Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital, in a statement. “This initial residential project will jump start an important mixed-use development, which will generate sustained long-term economic development in Miami for many years to come.”

Since the 1960s, various attempts to develop the land parcel have failed. Previous plans for the site formerly known as Biscayne Landing have included an amusement park and indoor ski resort. From 1975 to 1981, the tract was used as a municipal landfill. Oleta Partners acquired the property in 2015.

To read the full story, visit The Miami Herald.


Oleta Partners Makes College Attainable for North Miami Students



The developer of SoLé Mia, Oleta Partners, continues its commitment to support the City of North Miami community by helping students attain post-secondary education.

During a recent City Council meeting, 16 students were awarded $3,000 scholarships after meeting the required criteria, which includes earning a GPA of 2.75 or above from high school, or a letter grade of “C” or above in college as a full-time student.

As part of its community benefits package, Oleta Partners committed to donating $750,000 to support the vision of the North Miami Educational Foundation, Inc.: To make higher education and learning a reality for North Miami students in need of an opportunity to attend college.

Since 2014, Oleta Partners has donated $650,000 to the foundation, and in total, 33 students have received scholarships and are on their way to completing their college education.

SoLé Mia is the latest development by Turnberry Associates and LeFrak. The premier 184-acre master-planned community is the largest project in the City of North Miami’s history and is set to become South Florida’s next iconic neighborhood, as well as an economic driving force for the City of North Miami.