World-renowned international Real Estate Developer Celal Ozkan, CEO Contract, is expanding his business to the shores of Miami with the new 19-story development called Skygarden Miami, The Swan.On March 8, North Miami Planning & Zoning Board approved the site plan for the 0.86-acre property at 16300 N.E.19th Ave.; furthermore, the building is projected to break ground in September of this year and finish construction on August 30, 2023.
Not many developers can rightfully boast a track record of coveted work with a profitable global business that spans across the Middle East, Turkey, Europe, North Africa, as well as the Commonwealth of Independent States. Now he is taking his skillset to the bustling real estate market in the United States with his next project in Miami.
“I want to accomplish the American dream,” Ozkan says about bringing his 40 years of experience from abroad as he prepares to break ground in South Florida.
His latest state-of-the-art project highlights luxury living in multi-family apartments that will be both furnished and unfurnished. Under the new site plan, the 19-story complex will total 448,653 square feet, with 341 apartments; 12,635 square feet of commercial space; and 405 parking spaces, including some with mechanical lifts for car stacking. Units will range from 593 to 991 square feet, with an average of 740 square feet. A pool deck and fitness center will be amenity highlights along with a superb rooftop garden.
The developer is confident that North Miami Beach is the ideal setting for his stellar brand. Market studies show that rents at Skygarden will potentially range from $1,618 a month for a 593-square-foot one-bedroom/one-bath unit to $2,154 a month for a two-bedroom, two-bath. And with thousands of anticipated cars passing the structure each day, Ozkan sees success in opening a coffee shop and Mediterranean restaurant in the retail space.
With Skygardens, Ozkan has emphasized eco-friendly aspects and green technology. These are two things that are important to him, as one of his main goals while building is to protect the environment. This stunning building right in the heart of downtown is located in close proximity to shores of North Miami Beach, and along with it oceanside restaurants including Bourbon Steak Miami by Michael Mina; Casa Mia Trattoria; and Viva Brazil Signature.
Ozkan’s privately held investment, contracting and business development company has extensive experience in architectural and construction-related manufacturing, contracting, furnishing and supply activities all based on years of global research. An industry trailblazer since 1995, the company has successfully delivered numerous en vogue and diverse projects throughout all the continents.
In addition, CEO Contract will help incentivize the overall deal with plans to contribute $10,000 in scholarship funds to local North Miami teenagers. Ten continuing education students from the neighborhood will each receive a $1000 grant. CEO Contract’s attorneys have also promised to give 10 percent of its contracts to minority-owned businesses to promote goodwill as part of the local benefits package.