Design & Real Estate

Modern-Day Grove

Raised in Miami, David Martin has witnessed the city grow from a small town into a world-class metropolis, with Terra projects playing a significant role in key neighborhoods like Coconut Grove, Miami Beach, Weston and Doral.
Words by Sandy Lindsey | March 30, 2020 | Design & Real Estate

David Martin and his father founded Terra in 2001 and in the ensuing years have developed more than 5 million square feet of residential, commercial and mixed-use projects across South Florida. Their latest endeavor, Mr. C Residences Coconut Grove, is completely different from anything else in the neighborhood. “It’s amazing to be aligned with Mr. C, the most coveted brand in luxury and hospitality, and to be developing something we know will create a shift in serviced residential experiences,” says Martin. “The development is bringing the highest level of design and architecture merged with the quintessential Cipriani style to one of Miami’s most charming neighborhoods.” The project’s combination of amenities, services, spacious residences, waterfront location and walkability to restaurants and shops is unparalleled. The mixed-use spaces both inside and out are exquisitely designed, and the food & beverage offerings are on par with world-class dining. “There’s also the iconic quality of personal service that really can only come from the fourth generation of Ciprianis, who were raised in it, and have it in their DNA,” he says. This is just the latest example of a focus on identifying areas where Terra can significantly contribute to the way people live and connect, transforming urban areas into tight-knit communities through purposeful mixed-use projects and intelligent design. At the opening celebration for Mr. C Residences, Martin was able to have his father and son with him as he presented the project. “To be able to recognize our history and legacy, and be there in the middle was definitely an iconic way to celebrate this exciting new project!”;