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2016 Miami Haute 100 List
Live Long and Prosper in This Trekkie’s $30 Million Florida Mansion
Published July 18, 2017

(Bloomberg) — When Marc Bell listed his 27,000-square-foot Florida mansion in 2014, “it got a bad rap,” he said. It wasn’t the price that did it—$35 million at the time—or the number of wet bars (three), or the pool that was outfitted with an underwater light show; it was the Star Trek–themed home theater. “There are only two rooms that are Star Trek–related,” he said, a note of exasperation in his voice. “And one room isn’t just Star Trek, it’s also sci-fi.” That didn’t stop news organizations around the world from picking up the listing and calling it the “Star Trek House,” but it might have gotten in the way of his selling it. Three years after initially listing the house, in the gated community of Princeton Estates in Boca Raton, he’s dropped the price to $29.95 million, listing it with Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty, and is bent on emphasizing its non-intergalactic qualities. “The house is Mediterranean in style on the outside,” he said. “It’s very classic on the inside, and the rooms are oversized.” Read more…

2016 Miami Haute 100 List
2016 Miami Haute 100 List
Published April 20, 2016

Marc is the consummate entrepreneur whose career started in the 90s with his first company, Globix: The Global Internet Exchange, which owned 28,000 miles of fiber globally. Today, his firm has investments in more than 160 companies including fashion watch sensation KYBOE!, Nano-satellite pioneer Terran Orbital, and mortgage powerhouse Armour Residential REIT, which has more than $10 billion in assets. Marc is also one of Broadway’s most successful producers where he has won two Tony Awards, one for Best Musical, Jersey Boys and Best Play, August: Osage County. Marc sits on the board of trustees for New York University, Boca Raton Museum of Art and SOS Children’s Villages.

NewYorkDailyNews
“’Jersey Boys’ Brings You Back: 2005 Review”
Published November 5, 2015

Maybe I should start by listing all the “jukebox musicals” I’ve panned – starting with the dreadful pacesetter, “Mamma Mia!” – just so you don’t think I’m a pushover. But there’s no point in beating around the bush – I had a great time at “Jersey Boys,” the new musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at the August Wilson Theater.

TheNewYorkTimes
“What Happens in Vegas Comes to New York”
Published January 15, 2015

Wake up and smell the mai tais, New York. Las Vegas has come calling on you. And it’s on such good behavior, you’d be a churl not to embrace it as if it were a long-lost sibling.

WorldRedEye
“Marc Bell & Marc Leder Present Alec Monopoly At SLS”
Published December 5, 2014

Miami Beach, FL – December 6, 2014 – It was a total Alec Monopoly take over at the SLS as the swanky hotel commissioned the artist to get them “Basel” ready for the week. On Saturday night, the artist debuted his signature “Monopoly” style on not only cars and the walls, but also the famous larger than life duck SLS is known for. Wiz Khalifa and Michael Bay even stopped by to check out the action.

Star Trek House
“Inside the $35 million Star Trek House”
Aired September 22, 2014

Entrepreneur Marc Bell let Lifestyle Magazines tour the Boca Raton mansion he’s selling. The Bell Estate, also called the “Star Trek” house, features 27,000 square feet, according to Douglas Elliman Real Estate’s Director of Luxury Sales, Senada Adzem.

TheRealDeal
“Marc Bell Sells Setai Condo For $12M”
Published May 27, 2014

Marc Bell got $12 million for his 35th-floor condo at South Beach’s Setai building, The Real Deal has learned.

StarTrek
“Trekked-Out Boca Raton Estate For Sale”
Published May 12, 2014

We’re assuming that Marc H. Bell, a financier and two-time Tony Award-winning producer of the plays Jersey Boys and August: Osage County, is a major Star Trek fan. Why do we assume this?

CNN Money
“The Ultimate Man Cave”
Aired August 29, 2013

A 60 game arcade, a Star Trek themed home theater, a military style Call of Duty gaming room and a full bar make up the entertainment area of this Florida home.

PRLog
“Private Equity Who’s at Golden Networking’s Monthly Networking Gathering”
Published April 16, 2012

Golden Networking’s Private Equity Happy Hour New York City (http://www.PEHappyHour.com), Tuesday April 17th, will bring Edgar Perez, author of the upcoming Beyond China and India: The Remarkable Indonesia Story, to help us Discover Indonesia, the World’ Sexiest Destination for Private Equity.

TheWashingtonPost
“”Wedding Singer’: Back to the 80s”
Published April 28, 2006

Mainstream musicals were once inspired by Sholom Aleichem, Thornton Wilder and George Bernard Shaw. In an era when we’ve become far more adept at recognizing brands than genius, though, Broadway is devoting a lot more resources to piggybacking on proven pop success — the oeuvre, say, of Abba and Oprah.

NewYorkPost
“Too Good to be True; Can’t Take Your Eyes & Ears Off 4 Seasons”
Published November 7, 2005

WE’VE had Buddy Holly, Lieber & Stoller, ABBA, Elvis, the Beach Boys and John Lennon – and now, opening last night at the August Wilson Theatre, we have a bio-musical on that resilient, all but amorphous group, the Four Seasons.

TheNewYorkTimes
“From Blue-Collar Boys to Doo-Wop Sensation: A Band’s Rise and Fall”
Published November 7, 2005

A rush of vertigo, pleasurable but a little scary, descends around the middle of the second act of “Jersey Boys,” the shrink-wrapped musical biography of the pop group the Four Seasons, which opened last night at the August Wilson Theater. This dizziness arrives during the kind of big showbiz moment (category: The Comeback) that anyone familiar with backstage back stories knows all too well.

USAToday
“’Boys’ Hits Right Notes in Homage to Valli”
Published November 6, 2005

Two types of jukebox musicals have lured Broadway producers in recent years. The first, represented by the enduring hit Mamma Mia! and the mercifully short-lived Good Vibrations and All Shook Up, seeks to attract aging rock fans by simply reproducing songs they’re already familiar with, linked by a thin and ludicrously contrived story line.

CrainsNewYorkBusiness
“Technology 100 – The Leaders who will shape New York”
Published 2001

Marc Bell is proof that doing what you love is the secret to success. A self-confessed “computer geek” who wrote his own game program to play Space Invaders on a school computer when he was only 13 years old, Mr. Bell has always enjoyed working with technology.

Interviews

CNBC
“CNBC Tours Marc Bell’s Home with Senada Adzem”
Aired 2015 on CNBC

In Florida, there’s a mansion for sale that’s right out of the 23rd century. Tech entrepreneur Marc Bell is a huge fan of “Star Trek.” That’s why his 27,000 square foot home includes a replica of the Starship Enterprise bridge from the “Next Generation” series.

The New York Times
“Mother, I’m The Boss Now; Internet Executives Hire Their Parents And Traditions Fall”
Published July 4, 2000

In some ways Lucille Lee is typical of many people who have cast their lot with Silicon Valley start-ups.

Crain's New York Business
“Top Cats: 25 Players Shaping Silicon Alley (PT. 1)”
Published November 24, 1997

Marc Bell looked out over the vast field of small companies that provide Internet service and figured that he could be different. He turned out to be right.

The Wall Street Journal
“Young Techie Wins Customers With Solid Service, Frankness”
Published February 14, 1997

Mr. Bell is pointing to a rack of computers containing the electronic edition of the skin mag, one of the busiest sites on the World Wide Web.