Legendary real estate marketing guru Louise Sunshine bought a $3 million Miami condo during the height of the pandemic. She was already renting in the building, called Bellini Bal Harbour and located at 10225 Collins Ave., and was able to tour the ninth-floor unit at a time when outsiders couldn’t, she said. She also snagged a discount, since the property was most recently on the market for $3.39 million.
The Real Deal first reported the sale. The seller, per TRD, is Gabriel Gilinski, son of Colombian billionaire banker and real estate developer Jaime Gilinski Bacal.
It was a reprieve for Sunshine — who founded the marketing firm Sunshine Group, which later merged with Corcoran. This year, TRD reported, she lost about $2 million selling a duplex penthouse in Miami Beach’s Grand Venetian development that had been on and off the market since 2015.
“Moving during the coronavirus is the most impossible task I’ve ever undertaken,” Sunshine, who is a consultant for Fort Partners working on Four Seasons-branded projects in South Florida. She wasn’t planning on buying again, but, as she told TRD, “it was just bothering me that I could possibly purchase for the same cost per month that I was paying for the rental.”
Her new three-bedroom, 5½-bathroom home is 3,820 square feet and comes a wraparound terrace as well as views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. There’s also deeded beach access.
The listing broker was Nancy Batchelor and Dana Rothman, of Berkshire Hathaway EWM Realty.