Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross doesn’t seem able to win these days, even on a small deal.
In the wake of a proposed $350 million renovation of Sun Life Stadium’s failure to make it to a vote in the Florida House last week, developer Ross just sold a condo he owned in a waterfront property built in West Palm Beach by his Related Group — at a steep loss.
According to real estate records, Ross, 72, just sold a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo on the sixth floor of The Slade, a building marketed as one of the city’s hippest.
Ross bought the 1,725-square-foot digs in 2006 for $332,000, according to Palm Beach County records, and sold it a fellow New Yorker for $152,000.
That’s a $180,000 loss, and $40,000 less than his asking price.
To be sure, with an estimated $4.4 billion to his name, Ross is not going broke.
He is, after all, No. 86 on the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans.
But what does it say about the condo his company built, a $63 million, yellow-and-red tower designed to be cutting-edge and likely to rejuvenate the city’s north end?
When workers broke ground, Miami-based builder Jorge Pérez, Ross’ partner, touted the towers as where he’d chose to live if he could.
Ross hasn’t responded to a request for comment.
Marriage on ice
Speaking of South Florida sports teams, a key member of the partnership that owns the Florida Panthers has resolved his domestic situation.
Influential South Florida businessman Jordan Zimmerman, 56, and his wife of 10 years, socialite Denise Zimmerman, were officially divorced last month.
It took less than a month after he filed to reach final judgment.
Although the lawyers aren’t commenting, word is the Zimmermans had an ironclad prenuptial agreement.
Zimmerman is the founder of Fort Lauderdale-based Zimmerman Advertising, the 14th-largest advertising firm in the country.
He was part of the group that bought the National Hockey League’s Panthers from tycoon Wayne Huizenga a year after he married Denise, his third wife.
His share in the team wasn’t in play when it came to marital assets.
According to records, Zimmerman celebrated by ordering a new dock behind his mansion for a boat.
The feud between the heiress of the National Enquirer fortune, a huge benefactor of the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, and her son is getting downright tabloidesque.
Socialite Lois Pope, 79, has been sued by her son Paul Pope, 45, a Weston resident who wants her to pay him $5 million-plus for emotional distress.
What’d she do?
He asserts that his philanthropic mother bought kidnap and ransom insurance — which usually protects high-profile executives who travel to countries where kidnappings are frequent — on him and his three children without his knowledge.
Then, says Paul, she publicized personal details about his 10-year-old son on her website.
Lois has yet to respond to the accusations, but a law enforcement source told Gossip Extra she filed a formal criminal complaint against Paul — for stalking.
The family made $412.5 million on the sale of the scandal sheet in 1989 and has been at odds on what to do with the cash since.