Collection ASU0302 - Smathers Four Fillies Farm appraisal report

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Smathers Four Fillies Farm appraisal report


  • circa 2000 (Creation)


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Founded in 1925, the University of Miami is a private research university with more than 15,000 students from around the world. It comprises 12 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs.

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Frank Smathers graduated from the University of Miami’s Law School in 1934 and served as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1953 for over 40 years.  The estate “Four Fillies Farm” was named by Mr. Smathers after his four daughters, Lila, Ann, Lowry, and Pamela.  He passed away in 1998, and his obituary in The Miami Herald declared that “his life and career touched virtually every aspect of greater Miami.”

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The 53-page report contains appraisal information of the University of Miami property Smathers Four Fillies Farm, such as site plan, floor plan, and color photos.  It was written by the Cole Appraisal Company, Coral Gables, Florida, circa 2000.  Pages 1-23 are missing from the report.

Located in the Village of Pinecrest, the Smathers Four Fillies Farm is a community of homes for the University of Miami faculty and the official residence of the President of the university.  It features 32 acres of lush native plant life and fruit groves donated by Frank Smathers in 1989, who was a successful lawyer, banker, and world-renowned horticulturalist.

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  • English

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The report was donated by Carlton W. Cole, MAI, CRE, CCIM in 2014 through Andrea Lynch Cole, School of Architecture and Janet Gavarrete, Real Estate & Facilities of the University of Miami.

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