Merrick Manor, the luxury mixed-use building in Coral Gables, has announced the sale of a retail condominium on the ground floor to a talent agency co-owned by Puerto Rican actor, singer, songwriter, composer and television personality Carlos Ponce. Talent Hub Agency is set to establish its new Miami headquarters at Merrick Manor following the acquisition.
ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Global commercial director Manny Chamizo III is the exclusive sales representative for Merrick Manor’s 20,000 square feet of prime commercial space. Chamizo arranged the sale of the Class A retail condominium to Talent Hub. Financial terms were not disclosed.
A full-service boutique firm, Talent Hub represents an eclectic roster of influencers and celebrities. Its members include elite and emerging actors, TV personalities, chefs, influencers, journalists and producers.
“With interest rates low, prospective commercial tenants are realizing they can buy their own spaces at prices on par with market rents and take advantage of appreciation while building equity,” Chamizo said. “Talent Hub’s purchase at Merrick Manor underscores how this building offers an unparalleled opportunity to buy Class A commercial product within a brand-new luxury mixed-use building just steps away from the world-class Shops at Merrick Park.”
Ponce, who attended South Miami Senior High after his family moved to Miami during his teenage years, began his acting career in Spanish-language soap operas for Televisa and Telemundo. He went on to expand his acting career by appearing in various American television series and movies — including a scene-stealing role as Salvadore the yoga instructor in 2009 comedy Couples Retreat. Ponce also is a singer, songwriter, television host and voice actor.
“Merrick Manor is an ideal location for Talent Hub’s Miami headquarters,” Ponce said. “The quality of the building is impeccable. We look forward to helping our talented members realize their vast potential in our new home.”
Developed by the Henry Torres-led Astor Companies, Merrick Manor’s commercial roster also includes Anaïs Nails & Spa, Body Details, Elegance Beauty Salon, Sweat 440 and Trésor. The Coral Gables Police Department recently opened its first substation on the ground floor of the building.
“We are thrilled to welcome Talent Hub to the Merrick Manor family,” Torres said. “The firm is a fantastic addition to our exciting mix of retailers and businesses at Merrick Manor.”
For additional commercial and retail opportunities available at Merrick Manor, contact Chamizo at 305-666-0562 or send email to Flacommercial@gmail.com.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty is the exclusive residential sales and marketing representative at Merrick Manor. For information about Merrick Manor’s residences, visit www.merrick-manor.com or call the Merrick Manor Sales Gallery at 305-779-6870.