Departments — 21 July 2014
Riva rising on the banks of the Middle River

By Robyn A. Friedman

Premier Developers, a Fort Lauderdale real estate developer, recently held a gala “Celebration on the River” cocktail reception to mark the firm’s 100-year anniversary (photos, on.fb.me/S9mPRL). The event was held at the waterfront sales gallery for RIVA, Premier’s new luxury condominium project, where over 25 percent of the units sold within three months of its launch.

“RIVA is an exciting project for a multitude of reasons,” says Bradley Deckelbaum, a Premier principal. “I remain a big believer in the growth of Fort Lauderdale, and as a longtime city resident there is no place I would rather live myself. It’s rare to find such a hidden gem of a property, with phenomenal views, tranquility and proximity to all that Fort Lauderdale has to offer, in a city that is already as established as ours.”

RIVA, which means “river bank” in Italian, is situated on 400 feet of Middle River waterfront across from George English Park. The 15-story building will feature 100 units, including 90 condominiums ranging from 1,500 to over 2,500 square feet as well as eight penthouses and two custom units. Units will have kitchens with Italian cabinetry, stone countertops and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, as well as spacious terraces with summer kitchens. Building amenities include a 40,000-square-foot, indoor-outdoor private club that will include a fitness center, exhibition kitchen, 65-foot pool and cabanas, as well as private boat slips, a recreation dock, café and 400-foot park along the banks of the river.

Prices range from $555,000 to over $4 million. Construction is scheduled to begin in November and be completed in the first quarter of 2016.

At least one area real estate agent is bullish on the project. “I think the layouts are phenomenal, the finishes are superb and the kitchens they are offering are just amazing,” says Andy Weiser, an agent with Coldwell Banker in Fort Lauderdale. “There is pent-up demand for units at this price point.”

For more information on RIVA, call 954-233-3288 or visit riva-condo.com.

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