04 Mar

The Collection Set to Expand for Jaguar and Land Rover

The Collection is preparing to develop an expansion on their Coral Gables luxury car dealership featuring multiple stories to store separate floor-level Jaguar and Land Rover shops. According to the Miami Herald, the expansion project represents a significant upgrade for The Collection, who has been working to acquire a Land Rover outlet for over fifteen years. The upgraded dealership will be 500,000 square feet, which is sizeable enough to hold 850 new cars, and will be complete with neo-Mediterranean architectural design to merge with the street’s surrounding design.

The upgraded Collection will feature a collaborative design with a showroom faced with dark stone and Mediterranean accents such as vaulted windows, pointed cornices, intricate detailing, and shutters on top floors. The Collection’s continued success can be linked to owner Ugo Colombo’s infatuation with architectural detail and his commitment to spend extravagantly to achieve the opulent look he desires.

The expansion project is a testament to The Collection managers’ decade-long dedication to landing the Land Rover franchise. Given the addition of a Land Rover store, The Collection can expand their portfolio and reach a greater market of individuals interested in SUVs. With the expansion project and the addition of Land Rover, The Collection plans on continuing to expand in order to adapt to the growing market of Miami drivers.

Learn more about Italian-born real estate developer Ugo Colombo, CMC Group President.

26 Feb

The AMB 001: Aston Martin’s First-Ever Motorcycle

There was an unexpected player at this year’s EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy. The 2019 EICMA, which took place from November 5th through 10th of this past year, is one of the globe’s most highly respected annual motorcycle events. Nobody expected one of the biggest names in the luxury car industry to make so much noise at the event.

Aston Martin revealed their upcoming AMB 001 Motorcycle at EICMA 2019. This is the brand’s first-ever motorcycle and the first collaboration between Aston Martin and Brough Superior. The combination of Aston Martin’s design expertise and Brough Superior’s engineering capabilities is a recipe for one of most cutting-edge motorcycle creations to date. Only 100 AMB 001s will be made, but this is just the beginning of a new partnership between two of Great Britain’s most iconic brands and it will be exciting to see where it goes in the future.

Pure Style. Pure Performance.

The AMB 001 was designed for unmatched style and performance. The strong body of the motorcycle, which is constructed with only the highest quality materials, features a carbon fiber fin inspired by Aston Martin cars. The motorcycle’s elegant colors and matte black wheels also match the traditional style of Aston Martin Racing.

The AMB 001 is not just a pretty face; there is more to it than meets the eye. This is Brough Superior’s first model with a V-twin turbocharged engine, and it puts out serious power. The lightweight, modern feel of the motorcycle along with its turbocharged, 180-horsepower output is a recipe for a truly unique and breathtaking riding experience.

Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION has many Aston Martin vehicles to choose from, visit THE COLLECTION dealership to view their selection today.

12 Feb

Abstract Art: The New Seller of Luxury Home Real Estate in Miami

Considering how much money one spends on a home, they may want to design it in a way that makes it stand out. Some might paint their front door a fun color or plant an exquisite garden that captures the attention of anyone who passes by, but there is a new, bold design element that people are starting to use in Miami, and that is abstract art. More and more people are starting to incorporate abstract pieces of art inside and outside of their Miami homes, and we are exploring why this is.

Why Miami?

Miami is home to one of the most distinguished art festivals, Art Basel, that brings in artists from all over the world. This art festival has a dramatic effect on the culture of the city, and it can be seen in the luxury real estate market. The showcased abstract art that is appearing outside of more and more luxury homes gives potential buyers even more reason to purchase real estate in the area. These fantastic pieces not only look amazing outside of the home, they also are a benefit to the real estate owner in that they add so much more value to it. When perspective buyers are touring the homes, they can even see art inside hanging on the walls to get a feel of how to showcase their own art in the home once purchased.

Ugo Colombo, CMC Group President knew of the importance of art in the Miami community when designing the Brickell Flatiron with Luis Revuelta. The curved lines of the interior and exterior of the building create movement that draws your eye across the space. The design choices made by Ugo and Luis have created a sense of warmth and welcoming to those who now reside there.

Art Shows

Another strategy that real estate companies have taken to with much success is holding art shows inside of the homes that are for sale. This turns out to be a much different spin on the traditional open house and it brings in people who may not even be looking for a home as perspective buyers. Having the art in the home makes the visit more memorable and allows them to experience the house on a more enhanced level. Miami is one of the biggest cities in the country for art, and where there is art, there are collectors who need a place to put their art.

09 Jan

Real Estate in Miami: Recipe for Success

Real Estate is an instrumental part of the growth of the economy, especially in Miami. Ugo Colombo foresaw this evolving era when he began investing in Miami real estate in the 1990’s. Since the 1990’s, the population and real estate opportunities in Miami have exploded, and Ugo Colombo continues to take advantage of these opportunities today.

Why the Miami Real Estate Market Has Grown

According to an article written in Forbes, “the sunshine state continues to be a popular place to call home.” Since the housing market is booming, many people are purchasing their forever homes in Miami, Florida. The luxury of owning beachfront homes is driving more and more residents to the Sunshine state, specifically Miami. Since Florida does not have state income taxes and the economy is thriving, many people feel a direct, positive influence on their financial situation after moving there. This international hotspot is home to world-leading events, and to those who crave luxury, the beginning of their best life. The nightlife and gorgeous scenic beaches make for two convincing reasons to invest in real estate properties. In addition to the high-end living conditions in Miami, incredible architectural properties are also on the market for those interested in a historical living space. Miami is the epitome of elegance and extravagant living and that is why investing in properties is key for those looking to achieve a lavish life.

Learn more about Italian-born real estate developer Ugo Colombo, CMC Group President.

02 Jan

The Influx of Miami Residents

Many people compare living in Miami to a dream and they’re not wrong. Miami’s climate, entertainment opportunities, and atmosphere make it a gold mine for residents. Miami also offers no income, inheritance, or estate taxes. On top of these benefits, Miami has several other amenities that are very hard to turn down when looking to invest in real estate.

The Gold Mine of Real Estate

Ugo Colombo saw these instrumental strengths of Miami back in the early 1990’s when he began investing in real estate. According to All American Moves, “most people love Florida and would move to Miami without a second thought.” Often referred to as the “Magic City”, Miami is attractive to all demographics due to its contagious, lavish culture, spectacular beaches, and wide assortment of entertainment and it is arguably one of the best nightlife scenes in the United States. The glitz and the glamour are everything it is made out to be and that is why people hone in on this luxurious Miami lifestyle. In general, Miami is not just seen as a good investment opportunity, but it is seen as a location where people can live a good life, and this may be why there has been a rise in residents. What’s stopping you from sipping freshly squeezed orange juice in the Sunshine state? Your dream home could be waiting for you in Miami.

Learn more about Italian-born real estate developer Ugo Colombo, President of CMC Group.

18 Dec

The First of its Kind: The 2020 Aston Martin DBX

Exciting new changes are happening in the luxury car world, one of which being Aston Martin’s 2020 DBX. This is the first Aston Martin SUV and is founded on the standards of beauty, luxury, and driving dynamics. The DBX does not disappoint when it comes to incorporating the Aston Martin style. Featuring the latest safety technology, comfortability, and luxury, this SUV will give you a thrilling experience the moment you get in the driver’s seat.

Body Language

It may be the first of its kind, but the DBX has Aston Martin style written all over its face and body. The Aston Martin grille featured on this vehicle provides a distinctive and expressive face for the DBX. The muscular curvature of the hood and the body of the car are a showstopper.

The Latest Innovation

This vehicle features the latest and greatest technology on the market. Featuring active all-wheel drive with variable torque distribution and height adjustable air suspension, this vehicle gives you the confidence and flexibility you need to head out on your next adventure.

If you are interested in this vehicle, visit Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION.

04 Dec

The Brickell Flatiron is Officially Open

Ugo Colombo’s latest real estate project, the Brickell Flatiron, is officially completed. This building is a 64-story, 527-unit tower, and is a beautiful contributor to the downtown Miami skyline. This project broke ground in early 2017 and has since gone through exceptional progression to become the beautiful building you see today. Ugo’s passion for Miami real estate combined with Luis Revuelta’s eye for design has created a real estate masterpiece. The interior architect Massimo Iosa Ghini created a seamless transition from exterior to interior by introducing the concept of fluid, continuous space.

Successful Outcomes

The CMC Group has received its temporary certification of occupancy which means that closings will begin right away. The Brickell Flatiron is about 95 percent sold, with more than half of that percentage consisting of domestic end-user buyers. The lowering of deposit requirements to 30 percent at the beginning of this year has attracted more U.S. buyers to the building. This project has been a success story and Ugo Colombo already has another project in the works which is sure to be another beautiful contribution to the Miami skyline.

Learn more about Italian-born real estate developer Ugo Colombo, President of CMC Group.

22 Nov

2020 Audi Q3: High Tech with High Style

2020 is fast approaching and so are the latest and greatest in luxury vehicles. The demand for luxury SUVs is on the rise and Audi is bringing a new vehicle to the market that is both tech-smart and style conscious. Introducing the all-new 2020 Audi Q3, built for maximum comfort, style and performance.

Design

The 2020 Audi Q3 is not your mom’s SUV. Its sleek, sporty look makes it one of the most stylish crossovers on the market. With many unique color and wheel options based on trim level, you can customize your vehicle to your own preferences. The 2020 Audi Q3 also features attractive LED headlights and a grille that makes its own statement.  The roomy interior of the 2020 Audi Q3 was designed for ultimate comfort and luxury. All trim levels include standard heated leather seats in multiple colors, versatile rear cargo space, automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof and more.

Safety & Technology

What’s a stylish vehicle if it isn’t safe? That’s why Audi went the extra mile to ensure the 2020 Audi Q3 is one of the safest luxury crossovers on the market. Unlike the competition, every Audi Q3 comes with a standard all-wheel drive system to ensure performance in all weather conditions. With cameras and sensors on the front, side, and rear of the car, the Q3’s advanced Driver Assistance features help you overcome the dangers of the road. These features include rear cross traffic assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and more. With available rain sensing wipers, automatic brights, keyless entry, Apple CarPlay and everything in between, the 2020 Audi Q3 is one of the most advanced crossovers to ever hit the crossover market.

What are you waiting for? Ugo Colombo‘s THE COLLECTION has tons of 2020 Audi Q3s available in their inventory. Find the perfect vehicle for you!

20 Nov

Miami Real Estate Investment on the Rise

Ugo Colombo has been one of the most important figures in Miami real estate since the 1980’s. Ugo left his home country of Italy to enroll at the University of Miami and immediately saw the potential Miami had for real estate investment opportunity. Ugo Colombo has gone on to become a pioneer in the development of Miami’s bayfront skyline, re-invented the luxury condo market in the city, and acquired one of the most successful luxury vehicle dealerships in the U.S., The Collection, in 1994.

Fast forward to 2019; many new investors are starting to see and capitalize on the potential that Ugo Colombo saw in Miami real estate back in the 80’s. In fact, Miami ranked 3rd on a recent study from realtor.com highlighting the top 10 U.S. markets for real estate flipping. Many investors are purchasing single-family homes with the intention of renting them out or flipping them for a profit. According to the study, 17 percent of all Miami homes purchased are bought by these investors. With average profit at nearly $67,000, Miami certainly will be a real estate investment hot spot for years to come.

17 Oct

The Jaw-Dropping 2020 Jaguar XE

The Jaguar brand aims to create vehicles that get your heart racing and make you feel alive. As always, they did not disappoint with the all-new 2020 Jaguar XE. This flawless vehicle delivers on all aspects of design, performance, and technology.

Design

Create your own custom, striking exterior with the choice of 12 available paint colors that can be solid, metallic, or premium metallic. You can also choose from a range of 7 wheels that range in size from 18” to 20”. Lastly, the R-Dynamic body screams sports car with the sporty front bumper, side skirts and a body-colored rear valance.

Performance

Not only can you customize your exterior paints and wheels, you can also customize your driving experience. Configurable Dynamics enables you to adjust the steering weight, suspension setting, transmission map and throttle response. The 2020 Jaguar XE also features the Adaptive Dynamics system that modifies the car’s response to match the conditions and your driving style to provide balance between comfort, refinement and agility.

Technology

This vehicle is designed with the latest technology in mind. It features a head-up display which projects key information onto your windshield, keeping your eyes on the road with your safety as the most important aspect. There is also an interactive driving display as well as Meridian™ Audio. The interactive driving display allows you to choose to view either a full 3D map or a panel with driving, navigation and audio information. The Meridian™ Audio offers two optional sounds systems which lets you have a personalized experience with your music.

If you are interested in this vehicle, visit Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION.