Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino has been busy investing in the real estate market for the past year — and he’s been trying to keep his hobby quiet!
In order to do his land wheeling and dealing on the sly, Marino and his wife Claire created an investment company that they named Oldfish LLC, state records show.
Dan Marino … old Miami Dolphins player … old fish … get it?
But forget the silly name: Oldfish LLC seems to be capitalized just fine — even if, in all fairness, he can’t rival the real estate acumen of Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, one of this country’s biggest developers.
Oldfish has been involved in five real estate transactions in the past calendar year.
So far, the company’s results aren’t as gaudy as Marino’s numerous NFL records. In April 2014, Oldfish bought 1014 Trailmore Lane in Weston’s Country Isles Manor subdivision. The company paid $625,000 cash for a 3,800-square-foot five-bedroom, three-bathroom crib.
In May, Oldfish sold 2548 Sanctuary Dr., also in Weston. The Marinos got $2.15 million for the 6,300-square-foot behemoth with five bedrooms. Oldfish bought it in August 2013 for $1.97 million cash. After paying Realtors’ fees, Oldfish made a profit of roughly $46,000.
In October, the company sold 3030 Sorrell Court in the Windmill Ranch section of Weston for $1.32 million. Marino bought it in 2011 for $1.25 million, so total profit after fees: $22,500.
And in late October, Oldfish made another cash purchase, buying 2620 Aurelia Pl. in the posh, Old Florida-style Idlewyld section of Fort Lauderdale. Set the company back $2 million. The house is barely 2,800 square feet, but it’s right off Las Olas and two blocks off the Intracoastal.
Marino’s business manager didn’t return calls to discuss the old QB’s real estate playbook.
Justin Bieber might need the luck of the Irish when he visits Fort Lauderdale on St. Patrick’s Day.
The troubled singer of Baby has been told to show up for a 10 a.m. meeting March 17 in a downtown office for a final mediation session in the lawsuit brought against him in Miami by a paparazzo.
The 21-year-old singer and his coterie of lawyers will duke it out with the complainant and his attorney, Mark DiCowden, in a conference room at 1848 SE First Ave., court papers show.
Retired Appellate Judge Mark Polen will be presiding over the four-hour session.
It was ordered in the lawsuit that Miami Beach shutterbug Jeffery Binion filed against the singer and one of his bodyguards to force a settlement before a jury trial scheduled in May. Binion is seeking several million dollars in damages after, he says, he was roughed up.
High-profile neurologist Bruno Gallo is out at the University of Miami, according to several sources, four months after Gossip Extra reported he filed a police report against a patient whom he accused of stalking him.
UM officials won’t say whether Gallo is still on the university faculty and receives patients at the school. But an operator at the university’s answering service said his school phone number no longer works.
The stalking rap against ex-patient Lisa Morse didn’t stick, but documents in the court file showed the married Gallo and Morse were having an affair.
Last year, the university investigated Gallo after nurses complained to the school that he and Morse had relations in his office.