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.

 

10 Jul

Italian-Influenced Architecture is Introduced to Miami

Downtown Miami is known for being fun, vibrant, and full of life. However, nearly 30 years ago, downtown Miami was not the youthful and luxurious place we now know and love. It all started with a vision by real estate developer Ugo Colombo to invest in this “blank canvas” when he began the process of creating an entirely new environment. Today, we see more than 150 skyscrapers in downtown Miami and the city’s growth continues.

The Brickell Flatiron

Ugo Colombo and designer Luis Revuelta plan to have the new Brickell Flatiron building completed this summer. Great time and effort have been put into every detail of this luxurious building and they are not about to rush perfection. It is located at the heart of the city so that those who live in the building can step out their door and right into the action of the city. It will have first-class amenities, beautiful imported finishes, and functional living areas.

Beautiful Imported Finishes

Ugo Colombo personally hand-picked all the finishes in the Brickell Flatiron. These finishes include Italian marble, Venetian stucco, and the highest quality glass that exists on the market. When you walk into the Brickell Flatiron, you will feel the luxury and elegance of Italy without leaving Miami.

15 Jun

The Scoop on Miami Real Estate

The Miami-Dade County real estate market continues to grow at a rapid pace. Billions of dollars are being put towards the development of residential communities and commercial buildings that are outline the Miami skyline. In fact, Miami-Dade County is considered one of the hottest markets in the country right now and the demand for quality developers is high.

Exciting Real Estate Projects

Real estate projects are coming to completion and new developers are breaking ground every day. Urban planning has been a driving force in many of Miami’s latest buildings. Sitting high on the list is the push towards the improvement of public transportation to help reduce the amount of congestion caused by vehicles. Exciting projects include the Miami River Walk, Pier 19 Residences & Marina, and the Underline.

CMC Group’s Contribution

A significant contribution to Miami comes from developer Ugo Colombo’s premier luxury real estate company, CMC Group. Their latest project, Brickell Flatiron, stands to be one of the tallest luxury condominium towers south of the Big Apple and is projected to be completed this summer. Giving residents of Miami-Dade County the option to walk out of their condo to shops, restaurants, parks and even work without stepping inside their car is a goal that fuels Colombo’s projects, along with luxury living.

Miami has become a cultural hub and has what it takes to attract both domestic and foreign buyers. The lifestyle in Miami is often compared to that of New York City, but anyone who lives there can attest to its unique environment and lifestyle. If one thing is for sure, the future of Miami-Dade County is promising for both developers and residents.

05 Jun

The Future is Now in Miami Real Estate

Miami is one of the best cities to live, work and play in. The city offers promising tax advantages, a lifestyle like no other, beautiful weather, beaches and so much more. For developers, the market is promising. Location is key to a successful project and Miami offers just that.

Miami Real Estate

The younger generations are influencing the urbanization of cities like Miami, L.A., and New York. Living downtown is perfect for millennials who do not have vehicles and prefer using rideshare apps or walking to their destination. For those moving to Miami, they get the best of both worlds between the Miami lifestyle and the convenience of living in a city. Residencies are filling up in downtown projects quicker than they can build new ones.

Ugo on Luxury Living

According to Ugo Colombo, luxury is subjective and doesn’t necessarily have to translate to expensive. Luxury should bring comfort to a person and that can mean many different things in terms of style and design. His dream home is located in Miami, his favorite part about it is the view. It’s the original Carl Fisher estate and when making it his own, he kept it simple. He worked with an Italian architect to preserve the colonial style, but also modernize it.

Ugo Colombo is the developer behind Miami’s latest luxury condominium project, Brickell Flatiron. The 64-story luxury condominium tower is one of the tallest south of the Big Apple.

12 May

Ugo Colombo’s Brickell Flatiron Nearing Completion

Ugo Colombo, President of CMC Group, is nearing completion of his latest development project, the Brickell Flatiron. This project broke ground in early 2017 and is on time to be completed by this summer. Once finished, Brickell Flatiron will stand 736 feet tall or 64 stories high and will feature 549 luxury living units. Residents of Brickell Flatiron will have a 360-degree view of Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami at the rooftop level.

Brickell Flatiron will break records as the second tallest condominium building that is located south of New York City. Colombo’s inspiration behind this project was to bring the Manhattan lifestyle to Miami. Residents will be able to walk to shops, restaurants and public transit, so everything you would need is just within reach. The location of the building could not be more perfect at 1001 South Miami Avenue, just blocks away from the bustling Brickell Avenue.

Colombo’s exquisite eye for detail and luxury are obvious in every aspect of design, including, the cabinets, faucets and fixtures which were hand-picked and imported from Italy. Exclusivity and luxury were of utmost importance when the design of Brickell Flatiron was in the works to ensure a memorable experience for all residents that will stand the test of time.

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

15 Oct

Cruising Through Autumn with the 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe

Not often do you hear about a stylish, luxury convertible sportscar that is also affordable. Now, thanks to Alfa Romeo, such a vehicle does exist, the 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe. The exterior is built with carbon-fiber, making it an extremely lightweight vehicle, weighing in under 2,500 pounds. This allows for fast acceleration and quick, zippy handling. Compared to other vehicles in its class, the Alfa Romeo’s coupe price point is attainable for many, considering all that it offers.

Under the hood is a 237 horsepower, turbo engine that’s is accompanied by a 6-speed automatic transmission. This Alfa Romeo prowls with minimal ground clearance, really making you feel like you are one with the road. With room for two, this vehicle is great to take out for special occasions.

The ideal driving environment to get the most out of this speedster that tops out at 155mph is the racetrack. At the track, the Alfa Romeo 4C is capable of going from 0 to 60mph in 4.2 seconds and also has above average fuel efficiency ratings at 24 mpg.

So, does this vehicle sound like the perfect weekend ride to you? Test drive the 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe at Ugo Colombo’s luxury car dealership in Miami, THE COLLECTION.

17 Sep

Ugo Colombo on the 2018 Ferrari 488 GTB

The 2018 Ferrari 488 GTB is a must have for Ferrari enthusiasts. The engine is a twin turbo premium unleaded V8 3.9L with 660 horsepower and 560 lb-foot of torque. Grab life by the reigns with this vehicle’s transmission, it is a 7-speed dual clutch automatic with selectable modes based on your mood, with F1-Superfast Shift Control. The 488 GTB is estimated to go from 0-60 mph in just 3 seconds, making it a contender for top of its class in both top speed and most thrilling.

Inside you’ll find luxury meets comfort with two LCD monitors for a sleek dash that keeps you informed of everything this car is doing at a glance. This Ferrari has 6 speakers, so you can immerse yourself in music to match the thrill of what it feels like to drive this vehicle. Still, you’ll be able to hear the roar of the powerful Ferrari engine.

This car was developed on a racetrack and has the handling of a sports car. Aerodynamics were essential to this model, actually setting a record at 1.67 efficiency, which has 50% more down force than the previous model while drag is reduced.

If you would like to test drive the Ferrari 488 GTB, visit Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION, the premier automotive dealership in Miami, Florida.

17 Aug

2018 McLaren 570S Spider

The luxurious 2019 McLaren 570S supercar just got even more exciting with a convertible model—the Spider. McLaren has kept much of the performance of the 570S coupe the same, with the main differentiating factor being the retractable roof on the new Spider.

The roof will retract back into its compartment in just 15 seconds, and will do so at any speed under 25 mph.

The Spider holds the same horsepower and torque as the coupe model, at 562 horsepower, and 443 lb.-ft, respectively. They also both boast a 0-60 time of 3.1 seconds and can roar up to 100 mph in around 6.0 seconds.

The power of the twin-turbo, 3.8L V8 engine will exhilarate you at every turn. The acceleration and handling can pin you back in your seat like you are racing in the Indy 500.

The only sacrifice for buyers of this Spider version is 8 mph off the coupe’s top speed. The coupe tops out at 204 mph while the Spider, with its top retracted, will have to settle for around 196. Still, this model is packed with speed and power.

There has always been a debate amongst sportscar enthusiasts regarding the extra weight that convertibles typically carry, and the effects that has on performance. However, McLaren has outdone themselves with this vehicle. They created a version of a supercar with a retractable roof, yet compromised next to nothing in performance.

You can come see the phenomenal McLaren 570S Spider for yourself at Ugo Colombo The Collection.

24 Jul

Your Summer Ride: The 2018 McLaren 570GT

Driving behind the wheel of the 2018 McLaren 570GT will give even the most dedicated sport car enthusiasts a rush. Not disappointing, the 570GT will provide you with the ultimate sports car experience, perfect for a hot summer day drive or even a long cruise.

The McLaren was designed to be driven by not only car enthusiasts but casual admirers of luxury cars, too. The engine has three modes: normal, sport and track. As suspected, while in the normal mode, the car drives smooth and comfortable. Switch it into track and you’ll feel like a race car driver within seconds. Stepping inside the 570GT, the design is simple yet elegant with several design options to choose from.

What is under the hood is nothing short of impressive, the 570GT has the power to go from 0 to 60mph in just 2.8 seconds and as fast as 100mph in 6.1 seconds with its 3.8liter twin turbocharged V8 engine. Pushing out 562 horsepower and 443 pound-foot of torque, this vehicle is a monster in terms of power. While on open road the McLaren can hit 204mph, which is not recommended for the regular driver.

Test drive this McLaren 570GT at the Ugo Colombo Miami dealership THE COLLECTION.

26 Mar

Ugo Colombo: Miami Real Estate Titan

In addition to owning THE COLLECTION, Ugo Colombo has been busy advancing his real estate development efforts throughout Miami. Recently, Ugo Colombo’s CMC Group, along with Valerio Morabito, bought the Bay Harbor Continental site. Though a decision has not been announced on what development to this coastal site will entail, it was previously approved for a seven-story upscale condominium tower by its former owner. Prior to this project, Ugo Colombo and Valerio Morabito worked to develop a building known as Beach House 8 in Mid-Beach. This condominium tower stands ten floors tall and was completed in 2014.

An exciting update on one of the CMC Group’s other projects is at the Miami’s Brickell Flatiron Residential Tower. The grandeur of this building is stunning, with 64 floors of elegance that will be one of the United States’ tallest residential towers. The collection of penthouses on floors 50 through 64 will provide residents a top-tier experience, from exquisite furniture, to lofty ceilings and unreal views–and there are still units available.

In addition to spectacular real estate development, it was recently announced that Ugo Colombo’s The Collection would be expanding their product offerings to include Land Rover, located nearby the original location in a deal negotiated by Ugo Colombo and CMC Group. Ugo Colombo remains a prominent figure in Miami through his impact on the Miami skyline over the years. With no end in sight, residents of Miami and Coral Gables look forward to seeing more of the luxurious side Ugo Colombo has been able to bring out of Miami.