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Sapir Allegedly Tried Promoting Miami Seashore Dwelling Amid Divorce

Alex and Yanina Sapir, the Venetian Islands and the movement (Getty, Instagram/yanina_fu_sapir, Wikipedia/Marc Averette, Circuit Courtroom for Miami-Dade County)

Developer Alex Sapir allegedly broke a cardinal rule in actual property associated to the waterfront Miami Seashore dwelling he as soon as shared together with his spouse.

Sapir, developer of the luxurious Surfside condominium constructing Arte, introduced in an actual property agent to point out the home — with out his spouse Yanina Sapir’s consent, in accordance with court docket filings.

Yanina filed for divorce from Alex in April, citing a “loveless” marriage and in search of equitable distribution of their belongings. Alex and Yanina, who had been married in Miami Seashore in 2010, have two youngsters.

In a movement filed final week in Miami-Dade Circuit Courtroom and obtained by The Actual Deal, Yanina’s lawyer, Barbara Diaz of Olshan, Spann & Fernandez-Mesa, asks the court docket to enter an order that provides Yanina unique use and possession of the marital dwelling.

“The husband might think about himself an actual property ‘mogul,’ however he’s not the mogul of this case,” the movement reads. Sapir is the son of the late Tamir Sapir, founding father of the New York Metropolis-based Sapir Group. Alex leads the agency, and the equally named Sapir Corp.

Alex Sapir hasn’t lived within the Miami Seashore dwelling since Yanina filed for divorce, in accordance with the movement.

Yanina alleges that Alex deliberately organized the displaying for a time when she would not be dwelling, and allowed potential consumers to “have full and unfettered entry to the house” with out her data or consent.

“Given the events mutual choice to dissolve their marriage, it stands to motive that Mr. Sapir would undertake efforts to point out the house to those that could also be ” in buying the property, his lawyer, Jason Marks of Kluger Kaplan, mentioned in an announcement to TRD. “This rings notably true given Ms. Sapir’s public efforts by her to deprive Mr. Sapir from coming into his own residence to spend time together with his youngsters.”

The movement additionally asks the court docket to require that Alex Sapir pay his spouse’s lawyer’s charges and prices associated to the matter. Yanina’s lawyer, Robert Olshan, didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.

The trendy, 7,300-square-foot Venetian Islands home was inbuilt 2018 by former Formulation One driver turned spec dwelling developer Eddie Irvine. An organization linked to the Sapirs paid $17.3 million for the 0.4-acre property the 12 months the home was accomplished.

That and the adjoining dwelling instantly north are each owned by a belief in Yanina Sapir’s identify. The belief acquired the smaller, older dwelling in December 2021 for simply over $11 million, and it has been available on the market with prime Miami Seashore dealer Dora Puig since concerning the time Yanina filed for divorce. It is asking about $14 million.

The movement alleges that Alex’s actions violate the so-called “established order order,” which states that neither partner will “conceal, harm nor eliminate any asset, whether or not collectively or individually owned.”

Yanina initially filed a movement in June of final 12 months to request unique use and possession of the property, however didn’t pursue a listening to after Alex assured her he would comply with out a court docket order, in accordance with the filings.

Sapir has confronted different authorized battles with household. In November, Sapir and his ex-brother-in-law of his, Rotem Rosen, settled their yearslong dispute after a New York choose dismissed Rosen’s claims. They included that Rosen was owed $103 million from Tamir Sapir’s property for his job as CEO of the household’s actual property empire in the course of the monetary disaster. The ruling choose gave Sapir the clear higher hand in negotiations, however phrases and particulars of their settlement weren’t disclosed.

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