Renowned luxury developer was honored for his commitment to supporting and advocating arts and culture throughout South Florida


Coral Gables, Fla. – Last month, MG Developer CEO, Alirio Torrealba and his wife Dorys Martin Torrealba, were honored at the Coral Gables Museum Annual Gala for their unwavering commitment to promoting art and culture in South Florida.


Presented at the historic Coral Gables Museum, this year’s annual gala themed “A Night of the Zarzuela” recognized the inspiring legacies of two distinguished families from Coral Gables – Ninón L. Rodríguez and Raúl L. Rodríguez from Rodríguez and Quiroga Architects Chartered, as well as Dorys Martin Torrealba and Alirio Torrealba from MG Developer.


“It’s with great pleasure and pride that we award two exemplary couples Ninón L. and Raúl L. Rodríguez from Rodríguez And Quiroga Architects, and Dorys and Alirio Torrealba, from MG Developer,” Elvis Fuentes, Executive Director of the Coral Gables Museum. “Their contributions to the arts in the city go way beyond expectations and for that we are all extremely grateful.”


Both entities are based in Coral Gables; Rodriguez and Quiroga is a professional association dedicated to the practice of architecture, urban design and interior design, while MG Developer is a renowned developer of luxurious boutique-style residential communities. 


“We are beyond grateful for the support we have received from the community, Elvis Fuentes and the entire Board of Directors from the museum,” said Alirio Torrealba, CEO of MG Developer. “Thank you for this award and recognition. Supporting the arts, artists, the community, and this museum is something I have a great passion for. Through all these people that have touched our lives, we are inspired every day. On behalf of my entire family, thank you. We will remain committed to not only supporting arts and culture here in the city and in this incredible institution, but making sure we are elevating it every instance we get.”


As a member of the Coral Gables community, MG Developer has been committed to the beautification of the city and supports its Art in Public Places program, commissioning an original stone sculpture at Balboa Plaza called, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. MG Developer is an advocate of public exhibitions that enhance the city’s unique lifestyle and design and is also a proponent of philanthropic efforts and organizations that elevate the city’s standard of living. 


“Although Alirio’s family settled in this country just a few years ago, they have immersed themselves into the local culture and become involved in a myriad of highly respected philanthropic organizations that advocate for the arts, education, and culture in the City Beautiful, while keeping the dream and legacy of the founder of Coral Gables, George Merrick alive,” added Fuentes.   


The gala included live acts of Spanish and Cuban zarzuelas followed by breathtaking performances by opera stars; Eglise Gutiérrez and Martin Nusspaumer. The gala took place inside the museum’s, Fewell Gallery, amongst artworks by renowned artists, which guests had the opportunity to view while savoring a delectable cuisine prepared by Celebrity Chef, Chris Valdes.


Alirio Torrealba has served on the board of directors for the Coral Gables Museum since 2019. Additionally, he has been instrumental in supporting the city’s culture and arts initiatives to transform the city into the arts’ epicenter of South Florida. He was the first to inaugurate and commission the city’s Art in Public Places program. He has also provided several pop-up spaces for artists to feature their works. 


Since 2015, Alirio has successfully built eight residential communities, all of which are highly regarded by leaders and residents alike. Shortly after he arrived from Venezuela, Alirio was inspired to build in Coral Gables after he fell in love with the city’s beauty and learned about its rich roots, historical heritage, and aesthetic values. Since then, he has been building on tradition and builds luxurious enclaves with modern-day comforts, which George Merrick initially intended and envisioned when he first founded the City of Coral Gables in 1924.

MIAMI – MG Developer, Coral Gables’ renowned boutique luxury developer, unveils its latest renderings of The Village at Coral Gables’ Wellness Club, of nearly 4,000 square feet. Stunning amenities and features include an indoor and outdoor terrace lounge that is ideal for events and gatherings; a fitness wing; a luxurious plunge pool as well as a library and conference center; perfect for residents who enjoy working remotely and are looking for all the office amenities like high-speed wi-fi and a large monitor screen to host virtual meetings and more.


Curated by MG Developer in collaboration with renowned architect De La Guardia Victoria Architects & Urbanists, the impeccably designed amenity spaces elevate the standard for modern living in historic Coral Gables. 


“We pride ourselves in ensuring that each home and community we build, has a unique sense of style and design. For us, every home we create begins with a story, rich in the City’s history,” said Alirio Torrealba, CEO of MG Developer. “And The Village of Coral Gables is a very special enclave that is truly unique in so many ways, but its story is part of the vision George Merrick had when he envisioned the Seven Villages. We are very proud to bring this new design-style of living to life.”


The new renderings provide a sneak preview into a few of the superb amenities that will pay homage to the city’s past while building for modern-day luxurious comforts. The expansive wellness clubhouse, of nearly 4,000 square feet, emanates a contemporary and tropical ambiance, built in Mediterranean revival-style architecture, and a color scheme that blends natural tones with lush green foliage with hints of gold décor accents.


While the curated interiors were inspired by the aesthetic beauty and lifestyle of Seville, Spain, MG Developer set out to continue the vision of George Merrick's, founder of Coral Gables. The boutique 48-residence residential enclave will pay homage to Merrick’s legacy and history in a classic yet modern way.


The Village at Coral Gables will be bordered by gardens inspired by the alcoves in the Plaza de España and will integrate courtyards throughout an entire block, with 50 percent of the site expected to include lush landscaping and hidden parking garages featuring an artistic component that complements the Coral Gables area.


The Village at Coral Gables will feature four distinctive collections: Townhomes, Lofts, Villas, and Flats. Residences will vary in style and size, from the sophisticated flats of two bedrooms with a study room and a balcony to the charming four-bedroom townhomes that range from 1,750 square feet to 3,100 square feet.


Although the development is situated within walking distance to the new Plaza, Downtown Coral Gables, and is in close proximity to South Florida’s most sought-after golf courses, the new Lowe’s Hotel, the Biltmore Hotel, cultural attractions, as well as the best dining venues in Miami, the verdant canopy streets that surround The Village at Coral Gables evoke the serenity of a quiet countryside. With everything The Village at Coral Gables has to offer, combined with its stunning design and lifestyle, it is poised to become the most desired living destination in South Florida.


Located at 535 Santander Avenue and set throughout 17 lots, The Village at Coral Gables site is bordered by Malaga Avenue, Santander Avenue, Segovia Street, and Hernando Street. Completion is expected by 2024. The showroom is open Monday through Fridayfrom 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Sundays from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Located at 2990 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Suite 101. You can also schedule an appointment by calling 786.833.6398.


MG Developer, led by Alirio Torrealba, is one of South Florida’s most active residential developers having completed its newest project, Biltmore Row, and Althea Row, which nearly sold out in less than 90 days and completed its Biltmore Square community that includes the award-winning Beatrice Row, which was recognized internationally for its stunning and classical design.

From the City Beautiful to the City of Progress, renowned luxury townhome developer, is rising its standards to new heights. MG Developer is planning to develop a 10-story apartment rental building with 433 units in Hialeah named Metro Parc. The 2.5-acre project will be located between 955 East 25th Street and 980 East 26th Street.

The residential mixed-use, two tower building will feature rental apartments with two-bedrooms and two bathrooms ranging from 500 square feet to 800 square feet. Amenities will include co-working spaces, an outdoor kitchen, a pool, gym and will also have retail spaces on the ground level as well as ample parking and a Latin-inspired food marketplace.

A groundbreaking is expected in January with an anticipated completion date for the second quarter of 2024.

Metro Parc will be conveniently located two blocks from the metrorail and Tri-Rail Transfer Station bringing a new type of chic urban lifestyle to the transient-oriented community. The site is also in walking distance to Hialeah Medical Services; and is only a mile from Hialeah’s up-and-coming Arts District, which will deliver a vibrant cultural and entertainment scene with galleries, breweries, restaurants and shops. It also in close proximity to the expansive Amelia Earhart Park.

“We are truly excited about moving into the Hialeah market and sharing our experience of building luxury and high standard of living and lifestyle to a growing City,” said, Alirio Torrealba, CEO and Founder of MG Developer. Hialeah is the sixth largest city in Florida, and MG Developer has a track record of delivering high-quality residential developments that enhance neighborhoods.

 MG Developer, is one of the most active developers in Coral Gables. Most recently, it submitted plans to the City to build a 50-residence community, west of LeJeune Road and north of University Drive, called Gables Village. Additionally, the developer also announced that within 90 days of completion of Althea Row, a luxurious set of five 3-story town houses, it nearly sold out. At the same time, it announced it topped-off Biltmore Row, a set of 3-story, 10-residential townhomes that will complete the Biltmore Square Community in Coral Gables.  MG’s prior developments include Biltmore Parc Condominiums, and a variety of luxury townhomes like Beatrice Row, 444 Valencia, Villa Blanc, The Ponce Townhomes, and custom homes in South Miami Ave and Coconut Grove.