27 May

How COVID-19 Will Shape the Real Estate Development of the Future

Life as we know it will change in many ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one change that many people are not focused on is how this will affect the future of real estate development. In the matter of months, the wants and needs of real estate buyers have taken a sudden shift. What once seemed important and practical to buyers has now changed to adapt to our new normal.

What Will the Future of Real Estate Development Hold?

According to Forbes, the real estate development buzzwords are quickly morphing into new words like “privacy, virtual, distanced, and mine.” There has been a universal agreement amongst real estate developers that health and wellness will now be at the top of buyers’ wish lists. This may include things like air purification, aromatherapy, cleaning protocols, etc. as a necessity for all buyers instead of those only with compromised immune systems or other special needs.

However, there are others who believe that it may been unwise to overcorrect and completely re-evaluate the real estate market for needs that may only last three to twelve months. It is wise to focus on the trends that are certain and not just those resulting from the coronavirus. If a vaccine is found, the real estate development world could move in an entirely different direction. Ultimately, it is important to always stay up to date on the latest trends in the real estate world and adapt accordingly, but maybe not too quickly.

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

13 May

The All New Audi A3 Sedan

Audi’s brand-new update to the A3 Sedan is here and it is a showstopper. This compact sedan offers drivers a sharp, classy look while still being offered at a great price. The I-4 CYL engine, and 7-speed automatic transmission gives you all the speed and power you need on your future adventures.

The Details

Starting with the gas tank, the A3 Sedan offers you a combined 27 miles per gallon, and 36 highway miles per gallon. This means you can spend less time pumping gas, and more time enjoying your new car and creating new memories on the open road. This car also received an award from The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for its 5-star overall safety rating, which is not easy to accomplish. Also, this vehicle features the Audi pre sense front and side impact beams and driver and front-passenger advanced airbags so that you and your passengers can always feel safe. This car is the perfect solution for anyone who wants a luxury vehicle at a less than luxury price point and who is in the market for a new compact sedan for the warmer months ahead!

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

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.

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.