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Moss & Associates building Phase One of Via Mizner in Boca Raton

Oct. 7, 2014 - BOCA RATON, Fla.

Moss & Associates has been awarded a construction contract from Penn-Florida for Via Mizner, Phase One of the developer’s 830,000-square-foot, mixed-use development in downtown Boca Raton.

“Via Mizner adds to Moss’s extensive portfolio of landmark, high-end residential multifamily and hospitality projects,” said Guy Reese, vice president/project executive at the Fort Lauderdale-based construction management company.

Phase One of the landmark development at 998 South Federal Highway will include a 14-story, luxury apartment building with 366 units (458,000 SF) along with 18,000 SF of street-level retail and office space and a 254,000-SF covered parking garage. The fifth story of the apartment building will consist of an amenities deck with a heated pool, private reflecting pool and lounge area, clubroom, gym, yoga studio, café, and locker rooms.

“Via Mizner is slated to become not only one of Boca Raton’s premiere, mixed-use locations, but a game-changing destination for all of South Florida,” said Mark Gensheimer, founder, president & CEO of Penn-Florida.  “Located in one of South Florida’s most prestigious venues, Via Mizner will feature world-renowned, luxury retail brands, and some of the nation’s most recognized upscale restaurants and specialty shops, together with luxury apartment residences.”

Designed by Miami-based architects Urvanx, phase one of Via Mizner includes 366 high-end apartments consisting of 1, 2, and 3-bedroom residences. Each unit will have a balcony with city, golf, or ocean views in the carefully planned and stepped Mediterranean-style building. Subsequent phases will include a five-star hotel and luxury condominium residences. The centrally-located project is within one mile of the beach in the emerging downtown district known as Silver Palm Park, and within walking distance to the best downtown Boca Raton has to offer.

Moss has a long history of successful projects in Palm Beach County, including the Boca Raton Resort, Harbourside Place in Jupiter, City Place South Tower in West Palm Beach, and Publix in the Town of Palm Beach.

In recent years, Moss has coordinated construction of some of Florida’s most prominent multifamily developments, including Downtown Dadeland, The Colonnade Phase I and Colonnade Phase II in Miami, Lexi Bayview in North Bay Village, Villa Alhambra and Valencia Grande in Coral Gables, Flagler Village in Fort Lauderdale. and Tao Condominiums in Sunrise.

Penn-Florida currently has more than 100 properties owned, leased, managed, developed, or under development throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Arizona.

About Moss

Moss & Associates ( is a leading privately-held construction firm headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With 11 regional offices from Hawaii to Florida, Moss focuses on construction management at-risk, design-build and public-private partnerships. The company's diverse portfolio encompasses a wide range of sectors including luxury high-rise residential, landmark mixed-use developments, hospitality, primary and higher education, justice and solar energy. Moss prides itself on a strong entrepreneurial culture that honors safety, quality, client engagement and employee development. Its employees consistently rank Moss as one of the best places to work for career satisfaction.

About Penn-Florida

Established nearly three decades ago, Penn-Florida (, with primary offices in Boca Raton and Orlando, as grown to become one of the region’s largest owner/developers of real estate. The company's expertise includes planning, zoning, acquisition, development, design, construction, brokerage, property management and capitalization of both commercial and residential real estate.  Its portfolio includes millions of square feet of commercial property, as well as select private clubs and resorts. Its development pipeline, based on owned or controlled land, includes both commercial and residential projects.

Mark Sell