The Team

“In order to build towards a superior real estate product, we must always look to the future, encourage new ideas, work hard to improve existing ones, and above all else, welcome the spirit of innovation with open arms.”

Harvey Hernandez
Chairman & Managing Director
Newgard Development Group


Founded by Harvey Hernandez, Newgard’s executive team brings more than 50 years of combined experience in design, development, marketing, and construction. Hallmarks of the Newgard approach to development include creating innovative luxury buildings in desirable, centrally located neighborhoods, pedestrian-oriented lifestyles and cutting edge amenities. Project designs reflect a commitment to the latest architectural features and amenities while providing for the needs of residential and commercial tenants. In addition to Gale Fort Lauderdale Beach, the Newgard team’s recent projects include: BrickellHouse, Centro and One Flagler in downtown Miami and Gallery Art in the Miami Arts District.

Hotel Management

Headquartered in Miami Beach, Florida since 2005, Menin Hospitality’s eclectic portfolio spans throughout South Florida and Chicago to include upscale lodging, lifestyle restaurants and nightlife venues as well as a division dedicated to independent projects focusing on art and culture. Menin Hospitality currently operates hotels including Bentley South Beach, Gale South Beach, Raffaello Chicago and Sanctuary South Beach; nightlife venues Drumbar Chicago and Radio Bar South Beach; and dine-in or delivery service Pizza Bar South Beach. Additional openings in late 2014 / early 2015 include Kaskades Suites at Gale South Beach, Bake House, Bodega, Red Ginger and 42 Collins, with further plans to expand within the U.S. and internationally.

Development Sales

Over the past 271 years, the Sotheby’s name has become renowned as a marketer for many of the world’s most valuable and treasured possessions. Sotheby’s International Realty, in keeping with this extraordinary reputation, has become a globally recognized leader in the representation of distinctive real estate. As one of the fastest growing luxury real estate brokerage firms in South Florida, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty has nine offices in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Bay Harbor Islands, Aventura, Sunny Isles, Brickell and Key Biscayne. With approximately $3 billion in inventory, ONE Sotheby’s condo development division continues to position itself as the expert in South Florida’s prominent condo developments, having represented some the most successful projects in the city.


For over 25 years Garcia Stromberg has been involved in a multitude of project types. From the western coast of Saudi Arabia to remote areas of Central America and in the US particularly throughout the state of Florida, the company has immersed itself in the cultural diversities of the local vernacular. On each of these projects they have performed a multitude of services including architecture, planning, interior design, graphic design, web design, and marketing strategies. Their combined experience and knowledge within these fields allows for seamless coordination with the entire project team. In each location they have created affiliations with local professionals to further achieve total project success. They are always design driven with a thorough understanding of the responsibilities of the economic, political, social and time constraints present in every venture.

Interior Design

Urban Robot Associates (URA) is a full service boutique design firm located in Miami Beach, specializing in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and urban planning. URA’s team works collaboratively to develop a multidisciplinary approach to all projects to bring about a unique vision and create experiences that are meaningful, memorable, and functional. Whether a luxury single-family residence, dynamic restaurant, historical hotel, precious natural resource, or a brand identity– URA strives to elevate the human experience from the quotidian to the cinematographic. The firm draws upon on its team’s diverse design backgrounds to bring about singular narratives that are true to concept and tailored to each project. They endeavor to tell stories by making places.