Fortune worked with Atlantic and Pacific Cos., thecourt-appointed monitor for Wind, to sell the remaining condos inthe 41-story, 489-unit building overlooking the Miami River. Unitswere priced from $160,000 to $450,000, a 15% to 30% discount fromoriginal asking prices, for corner-view units ranging between 765and 1,617 square feet.

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"Even in challenging times, our local and international networksachieve results," says Edgardo Defortuna, president and CEO ofFortune. He notes that most of the international half of buyers arefrom South America, in particular Venezuela and Argentina.

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"People from around the world want to live, vacation and investhere," Defortuna says. "The quality, the amenities and theattention to detail have made Wind a very desirable property.People love it."

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Wind was developed by Neo Epoch two years ago on 13.5 acresalong the Miami River's north bank. Wachovia Bank, now part ofWells Fargo, foreclosed in November 2008 on a $115-million mortgagesecured on the project in 2005.

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More than 6,800 existing condo units were sold in the Miamimarket throughout 2009, 50% more than in 2008, according to FloridaRealtors and the University of Florida's Bergstrom Center for RealEstate Studies. The average sale price fell 40% over the year to$142,500, while the statewide average slid 34% to $108,000.

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