Mary Brickell Village under the guidance of Marcos Freire after successful stints at Bayside, Village of Merrick Park
As the number of people living and working in the Brickell corridor increases apace, a large retail and services center is being built to provide a place within walking distance for them to dine, get their clothes dry-cleaned and their shoes repaired, buy a bunch of flowers, browse bookshelves, work out or stock up on groceries.
It is Mary Brickell Village, a 192,000-square-foot project on South Miami Avenue that this year was purchased by Canadian shopping-center developer Ivanhoe Cambridge.
The retail part of the project, which also includes a residential tower, is being completed by its original developer, Constructa, which also markets and manages it.
Hired in mid-July as general manager was Marcos Freire, who previously was with the Rouse Co., having served as manager of retail operations at Bayside Marketplace in downtown Miami and assistant to the general manager at the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables.
He was interviewed at his temporary offices near the Mary Brickell Village construction site between 9th and 10th streets by Miami Today international editor Michael Hayes.
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