Brickell Condo Market
2021- Q2 Trends

Fewer condos for sale than what Zillow/ Redfin/ show, driving HIGHER PRICES
Adriana Montbrun Key Biscayne and Miami Realtor

By Adriana Montbrun

Inventory decreasing and prices increasing are no news in Brickell, Miami or the US for that matter. After all, single family homes available for sale (inventory) have decreased in certain Miami neighborhoods up to 75%; yet, the size and “fluidity” of the Miami Urban Core and Brickell condo market make these numbers unlikely. However, double digit condo inventory reduction in Brickell is worth noting and we are definitely experiencing that. The following are the four key trends I am observing during Q2, in the Brickell Condo Market 2021.

“Brickell Condo Market 2021 Inventory (condos for sale) has decreased by 28% since the beginning of 2021 and about 40% since the 2018/2019 peak”

1. Fewer Brickell Condos for sale and pace is accelerating

Brickell Condo Market 2021 Inventory (condos for sale) has decreased by 28% since the beginning of 2021 and about 40% since the 2018/2019 peak. In fact, the decrease in Brickell condos available has only accelerated as the year has progressed, indicating buyers should ACT NOW. The year started with 1% monthly inventory decrease in January, followed by 3% in February, 6% in March and 9% in April. May came in with a 13% inventory reduction. And no, these are not cumulative numbers. WOW, you can see below it is literally falling off a cliff!!

Brickell Condos for Sale 2021 Q2 Trends

2. Premium Brickell Condo units and best deals with old pricing are pretty much gone

As is common in this type of market, the best units (i.e. new buildings, premium views, upgraded, etc.) and well-priced ones are the being sold and very few are left. This is driving less desirable units at the same price points to receive offers they didn’t have before and premium units coming to market to be repriced higher. This is going on all over Brickell and while averages do not reflect dramatic market condition changes, there are some significant ones in specific buildings and segments.

Brickell Condos Market 2021 Q2 Historic prices

3. Brickell Condos for Sale prices up with trend likely beginning

While averages show only modest price gains across Brickell condos, they mask dramatic changes. Several units have already closed above $1,000/sf in Brickell Flatiron, the newest Brickell premium building. While there were several premium penthouses that sold above this price point, most units didn’t. This event marks an inflection point as resale prices are now higher than pre-construction prices, something hard to believe a year or two ago and a boost for new construction projects in Miami such as Waldorf-Astoria, Aston Martin and Baccarat.Bricke

Brickell Condos Flatiron prices 2021 Miami

Another example is the three-bedroom segment I described in my January article you can find here. The two-bedroom segment also started the year with plenty of good options under $400k. Around March, you needed more than $400k for a new unit and now we are shifting to good options being priced above $500k. All of this in just 5 months.

4. There are fewer Brickell condos for sale than advertised

Even though there is a lot of talk about off market and pocket listings across Miami, this phenomenon isn’t as common in Brickell and thus inventory isn’t higher than displayed through the web. Furthermore, a significant amount of listings that show up in Zillow,, the MLS  -and the statistics/charts above- are not immediately available in practice due to several reasons: tenant long term contracts, tenant refusal to show, unresponsive owners not willing to sell, etc. 

Lastly, several realtors are keeping units on the market even if they already have a contract. This has become so prevalent, the Association of Realtors has asked realtors to report these cases. All of this is more prevalent in the lower priced segments of the Brickell Condo Market and leads to frustration across buyers and realtors.

Brickell Condo Market 2021 Q2: ACT NOW !!

If you are a BUYER of Brickell Condos:

If you are a Seller of Brickell Condos:

As always, give me a call and I’ll be happy to expand on the points above. If you are a buyer, I’ll help you craft a strategy to get the property that will fit your lifestyle and financial situation. If you are a seller, I’ll be happy to explain how our unique resources can help you get record prices as we’ve done across many Miami neighborhoods.  

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Adriana Montbrun is the Key Biscayne & Brickell territory manager and expert for the David Siddons Group (DSG) at Douglas Elliman Real Estate. DSG is a top real estate group in Miami with sales of $150M in 2020, $225M+ through Q2 2021 and the leading real estate market analyst in South Florida.
Adriana’s caring personality, unrelenting client focus and her Duke University Communications training allows her to understand and guide clients through the emotional aspects of real estate. Her engineering and Top5 Consulting background provides her clients with structure, predictability and strong business terms in the transactions she oversees. She leverages her 15+years as realtor to deliver her motto “Live Miami your way” and is fluent in English and Spanish. Key Biscayne is home for over 20 years.

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