18 Jun

And Then There Was One: The 62nd-floor Penthouse

The future looks bright for the Miami luxury real estate market despite the economic decline in the US due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Brickell Flatiron, the latest project by luxury real estate developer Ugo Colombo, had $31.62 million in real estate sales since March. In fact, since the opening of this building, 98 percent of the units have been sold. However, there is one beauty that since remains unclaimed at the Brickell Flatiron and it can be found on the 62nd floor.

Penthouse Details

The last remaining penthouse at the Brickell Flatiron is on the market for $9 million. This unit is a two-story, 4,663-square-foot beauty. It comes fully furnished with four bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. The penthouse features terraces that extended from each exterior room and gorgeous, vast views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami. Created by Spanish architect Alexis Cogul Lleonart, this penthouse was beautifully designed to compliment the gorgeous views this unit offers. With vibrant color choices, contrasting materials, and fluid lines, this unique design is sure to capture the attention of all who enter.

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

04 Jun

Miami Luxury Real Estate Stays Hot During a Pandemic

COVID-19 has made many things uncertain, but one thing that remains clear is the increasing demand for luxury real estate in Miami. Even amidst a pandemic, the Brickell Flatiron (Ugo Colombo’s latest project), closed on a whopping $31.62 million in sales since March. As the US economy continues to drop, Miami’s luxury real estate continues to rise, and the Brickell Flatiron sales are proof of this fact.

Details on the Brickell Flatiron Sales

The Brickell Flatiron project first broke ground in early 2017 and finally opened late 2019. Since its opening the 64-story, 527-unit has sold 98 percent of its units which is equivalent to 516 units. In the last three months, four of the five penthouse units were sold and four more have gone under contract. The four units that have gone under contract since March have all gone to contract at asking price. The smallest unit of the four units under contract is a 900 square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom that went for $450,000. The largest is a 2,200 square-foot three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom condo that went for $1.88 million. There is one penthouse that remains available at the Brickell Flatiron and the asking price is $9 million. If the past three months are any indicator of what the future holds for Miami luxury real estate sales, that penthouse won’t be available for long!

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

27 Apr

The 2020 Aston Martin Vantage: The Archetypal Hunter

Making a big statement on the road in 2020 is the Aston Martin Vantage. With a look that is unique and customizable, it is sure to turn heads wherever you take it. The design, engineering and performance allow you to take this car from the track, to country roads, or the busy city.

Design

Each piece of the 2020 Vantage has been tailored to give the car an athletic aesthetic, but at the same time also giving it an aggressive appearance to make others on the road stop and admire. Inside the car, the seats sit lower for a more thrilling experience while you drive.

Engineering

To create a car that handles many kinds of roads, Aston Martin incorporated an aluminum chassis in the body of the Vantage. Under the hood is a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 that gives you 503 horsepower right out of the gate. The Vantage is sure to get you from point A to point B – quickly and in style.

Ultra-Compact Hood

The convertible roof of the Vantage is powered by a Z-fold mechanism and can be lowered at 6.7 seconds or raised at 6.8 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph. This is almost twice as fast as the models that came before!

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

20 Apr

Is Miami’s Real Estate Market Taking a Hit From the Pandemic?

During the COVID-19 outbreak, many industries have been affected and will continue to be affected during these trying times. Since we are living in a time of uncertainty, people are feeling less optimistic and are worried about what the future holds. At the beginning of this year, Miami’s housing market was doing very well, but could this state of fear due to the outbreak cause it all to drop?

Pre-Outbreak Market

Before the coronavirus outbreak, Miami and all of Florida were experiencing an increase in home and condo sales in relation to the previous year. According to the Florida Realtors Association, there was a 9.1 percent increase in single-family home sales in February, and a 10.9 percent increase in condo sales. The average sale price for a single-family home also rose 7.9 percent, with an average sale price of $361,839. The Super Bowl helped spark this market growth for Miami and the surrounding areas. People have been drawn to Florida due to the year-round sunshine, beaches, and many tourist attractions.

The Future of Miami’s Real Estate

For the first time, South Florida saw their population hit 6 million, with Miami Dade hitting 2.7 million residents. Due to the rise in population growth, there will still be a large demand for homes and condos. With many people unsure of what the future holds, Miami’s real estate market is still expected to be strong, especially as everything begins to reopen.

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

30 Mar

How the Super Bowl Sparked Interest for Miami Real Estate

Thousands of football fans visited Miami for the Super Bowl this year, however, many fans turned into prospective Miami real estate buyers. With views of downtown Miami lighting up the skyline behind Hard Rock Stadium, countless Super Bowl fans extended their trip to explore the luxury condo market and potentially make Miami a future home. In the days leading up to the Super Bowl, inquiries regarding the competitive Miami luxury condo market skyrocketed given the appeal of Miami’s year-round sunshine and lack of estate taxes.

The condos of the Miami skyline were certainly feeling the buzz of the Super Bowl. Condos including real estate mogul Ugo Colombo’s latest addition, the Brickell Flatiron, offer residents an exclusive and luxurious lifestyle with a hotel-inspired living experience. With unmatched amenities including rooftop pools, elite lounges, and a unique architectural design, condos such as the Brickell Flatiron proved to be incredibly attractive to out-of-towners.

With an innovative architectural design soaring sixty-four stories high, condos such as the Brickell Flatiron were a beacon in the skyline for Miami tourists. In addition to the unrivaled structural appearance of the Brickell Flatiron, condos in downtown Miami offer visitors access to culinary conveniences, outdoor activities, and a plethora of shopping markets.

Learn more about Italian-born real estate developer, Ugo Colombo, and his Miami condo catalogue.

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.