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 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.

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.

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.