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.

03 Oct

The Latest Trends of Miami Real Estate

In the early 1990s, Ugo Colombo saw the investment opportunity in Miami real estate, and now it is starting to reach its full potential. According to Norada Real Estate Investment, Miami real estate appreciated 57.70% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 4.66%, putting Miami in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. Despite the downward motion nationwide in the housing market, Miami real estate appreciation rates are strong and have continued to appreciate in value faster than most places. The real estate market in Miami is doing well and has seen a dramatic increase in office locations.

Offices are Taking Over

Office development in Miami has hit its highest level since 2009, which is partially caused by the relocation of tenants from high-tax states. According to The Real Deal, 1.9 million square feet of office space is expected to be completed in the next two years. As of 2011, only 500,000 square feet of office space was expected to be completed, as opposed to the nearly 2 million square feet that is now expected. On top of the relocation of tenants from high-tax states causing this change, it is thought that corporations wanting to expand their Latin American business could also be another reason for this shift.

If you are thinking of investing in Miami real estate, especially in office space, it seems as though the statistics and numbers are on your side. Miami continues to become a “mini-Manhattan” and is seen as a good investment opportunity for the future.

26 Sep

Drive Off In Style with the 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

One of the first things you’ll notice after taking a quick glance at the 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is its distinctive Italian style. The Spider features a sleek, aerodynamic design, giving it near perfect proportions for the ultimate driving experience. It delivers style, performance and power all in one.

A Thrilling Driving Experience

When put to the test, the Spider’s 1750 turbocharged 4-cylinder engine goes from 0-60 mph in an impressive 4.1 seconds. With 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, hitting a top speed of 160 mph is in its blood. Behind the wheel, you’ll experience razor sharp handling and fast shifts. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind performance car, guaranteed to give you a driving experience like no other.

Convenient Features

A standard rear back up camera, rear parking sensors and the Alfa DNA Pro Drive Mode Selector are all technologies to take your driving experience to the next level. Carbon fiber side vents and the option to put the top down make the Spider the perfect sports car.

If you’re looking for a sports car with ample amounts of space for luggage and seats designed for maximum comfort, you may want to consider another car. The 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is engineered to perform and designed to complement its true sports car performance.

Experience the 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider at Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION.

12 Sep

Prepare for the 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster to Blow Your Mind

The all-new 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster keeps the same spirit as the previous Porsche 718 but with added elements intended for the future of driving. What makes the 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster different from the rest? This vehicle has better power and performance as well as a bolder exterior design. The Porsche 718 Boxster was designed to blow your mind.

Power and Performance

If you thought that there couldn’t possibly be more power added to this vehicle, you thought wrong. The newly developed 300 horsepower, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with the same low and central center of gravity allows for an intense amount of acceleration with all the control you need for an amazing driving experience.

Exterior Design

The exterior design can be described in three ways: bold, sleek, and sporty. The fenders are designed to be higher than the front lid to accentuate the new headlight design. The doors contour in such a way that not only do they look sleek, they also allow for proper aerodynamics to give you that powerful forward thrust. Lastly, the exterior mirrors have a new v-shaped mirror base to emphasize the sporty look.

To see the 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster, visit Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION.

20 Aug

The Key to Success in Real Estate Development

Some may think that the key to success in the real estate development industry is to take on as many projects as possible and hope for the best. However, expertise, attention to detail and planning are the true key elements to being successful.

Plan, Plan, Plan

CMC Group Founder, Ugo Colombo, was recently named a Power Leader in Real Estate by the South Florida Business Journal. He is an alumnus of the University of Miami with a degree in business administration. When asked what his key to a successful career is, his answer was simple. He only takes on one or two projects at a time and pays extreme attention to detail to each one.

He added that planning in the beginning stages of a project is crucial to the project’s success. It’s very similar to racing, if you aren’t prepared for the turn seconds before, there may be big consequences to pay. The same goes for real estate, if enough planning isn’t done before the project breaks ground, the price will be paid during or at the end of the project.

06 Aug

International Luxury Living in Miami

Forty years ago, Miami had a totally different look and feel than it does today. When you look at Miami now, you will see a beautifully diverse city with unique buildings and people. This diversity can be explained by the great value that Miami real estate offers on a global scale. Locals find the pricing of Miami real estate to be incredibly expensive, but foreigners see low prices for luxurious living.

Global Influence

Ugo Colombo brought his Italian architecture and design to his luxurious buildings in Miami. However, Italy is not the only country that will be seen and felt in Miami’s culture. We may see a number of unique architectural designs that are influenced by a number of different cultures as more foreigners dive into the inexpensive Miami real estate market. Although Miami real estate may seem expensive to locals, according to the Worldwide Cost of Living Report by the Economist, Miami is ranked at number 71 in the list of most expensive cities. Singapore, Paris, and Hong Kong were all tied for first place. These numbers indicate that inexpensive luxury living in Miami will bring in more foreigners who are eager to get into this market while the prices are so low. With more and more foreigners entering the city, Miami will become an even bigger melting pot and will see cultural benefits from all the new and unique backgrounds.

Sources:

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/real-estate-news/article230496564.html

https://www.eiu.com/topic/worldwide-cost-of-living

20 Jul

CMC Group’s Ugo Colombo and Architect Luis Revuelta

Since this dynamic partnership began in 1988, Ugo Colombo and Luis Revuelta have been unstoppable in the world of Miami real estate. Their first buildings, the Bristol Tower and the Santa Maria, were completed in the early 1990s. Since then, they have helped shape Miami’s skyline and continue on their journey today with their latest project coming to completion this summer. They focus on the influence of Italian culture in their buildings, but that does not mean all of their projects are alike. They adapt to the demands of the market at the time, and are always inspired by the ability to create a functional space that the inhabitants love to live in.

Design with Luxury in Mind

Ugo Colombo starts from the inside when planning a building. His main goal is to create a space that is enjoyable. His attention to detail and hands-on management produce a space that ensures functionality. Luis Revuelta likes to see movement in the design to create a “kinetic feel.” Unlike the stable, concrete structure on the exterior, his interior design creates flow and motion from one space to the next. With both of these masterminds working together, Miami has become a beautiful destination that locals and tourists love spending time in.