Wow.  Ok. Two (former) professional athletes sell their Miami Beach real estate.

Rony Seikaly, a retired basketball player, sold his stunning lower North Bay Road manse to Brightstar CEO, Marcelo Claure.  The approximately 9,300 sf home, built in 2005 and sited on a 26,500 sf lot, was sold to Claure for $11.5M.  The house was not listed with a broker but it was widely known that it could be for sale. Asking price:  $15M.

Rony Seikaly Sells North Bay Road for $11.5M

The deal also included a condo at Murano Grande in South Beach, that Seikaly now owns.  The Murano Grande condo was completely redesigned by a renowned interior design firm.  At one point, Claure was asking $5M; the unit traded for $2.5M.

Mike Piazza Sells Condo at Murano at Portofino in South Beach

In other sports related and real estate news, former baseball great, Mike Piazza, closed on his unit at Murano at Portofino condominium in South Beach.  The unit has been rented for the last year.  The property was listed for $3.8M and closed for $2.88M.  Piazza has been trying to sell the unit ever since he and his wife purchased their home on guard-gated Sunset Island II in 2008 for $10M.

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