Luxury mixed-use Coral Gables building Merrick Manor 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, a full-service boutique firm that represents an eclectic roster of influencers, celebrities, elite and emerging actors, TV personalities, chefs, journalists and producers, is set to establish its new Miami headquarters at Merrick Manor following the acquisition.
“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,” said ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Global Commercial Director Manny Chamizo in a press release. “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 and went on to appear in a number of American television series and movies — including Couples Retreat, where he played a yoga instructor.
“Merrick Manor is an ideal location for Talent Hub’s Miami headquarters,” Ponce added in the press release. “The quality of the building is impeccable. We look forward to helping our talented members realize their vast potential in our new home.”