Source: World Red Eye
Yossi Bibas is a social media expert and the co-founder of Aura Groupe. He joined Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION in their Jag Drive 305 partnership with World Red Eye so he (and others) could experience Miami behind the wheel of the new 2017 Jaguar XE.
This world traveler considers Miami his home. “It’s a metropolitan city with a tropical twist,” he says. “What’s not to love!” He welcomed the opportunity to experience Miami with the XE saying it’s changed his views of the brand. He began his experience believing Jaguar was primarily for an older demographic, but when asked about his perception of Jaguar after driving the XE he says, “Incredible. I fell in love with the XE. It’s impeccably designed, spacious, comfortable and powerful….The Jaguar XE has everything I’d want in a car and beyond.”
He drove the XE all around Miami – from Brickell to South Beach and Fort Lauderdale – and said the most memorable characteristic of the XE was its power. “The XE is super swift.” His favorite technological feature was the XE’s laser Heads Up Display. This display projects your speed – and other essential information – directly onto the windshield.
“Anyone who’s ever doubted Jaguar or perceived it to be an older generation car, think again,” Bibas advises.
Source: World Red Eye
As discussed in a recent Ugo Colombo post, Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION has been in partnership with World Red Eye as some of Miami’s most notable individuals can share their experiences about the all-new 2017 Jaguar XE and the innovative Jaguar F-PACE.
This fascinating partnership, called Jag Drive 305, includes CrossFit Games athlete Noah Ohlsen who has been sharing his time with the Jaguar F-PACE. “The F-PACE seems more accessible to younger, active people always on the move,” Ohlsen shares. “I would describe the driving experience as smooth and strong. It puts you a little higher up in terms of point of view, so you feel in control of the road. The ride is very smooth and you can feel the power beneath your feet, begging to be let loose.”
When asked how he views the Jaguar brand having evolved, after testing the F-PACE he responded, “[The F-PACE] has an air of luxury but handles and sounds a lot like a sports car. It’s definitely now a brand that I would consider to fit my lifestyle.” Ohlsen also appreciated the technological features used in the F-PACE saying, “I love the simplicity of the dash. The sleek gear shifting nob that retracts when the car is off, the easy to use touch screen and the panoramic roof.”
Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION is South Florida’s leading luxury automotive dealership. On June 15, THE COLLECTION joined with NBA Champion Dwyane Wade & actress Gabrielle Union to celebrate the launch of the highly anticipated Jaguar F-PACE and Jaguar XE.
The #JagFresh celebration included a cocktail event where guests enjoyed delectable bites courtesy of Ariete, Bulldog BBQ, Fooq’s and Bulla Gastrobar; and cocktails courtesy of Eatery and Sidebar and Baby Jane Cocktail House.
The F-Pace is the first luxury performance SUV by Jaguar and the XE is set to exceed all expectations of a compact luxury sport sedan.
Watch this video about #JagFresh for more:
Source: South Florida Business Journal
The 10-story Beach House 8 contains sophisticated, luxury Miami beach-front condos designed by the Miami-based Arquitectonica. They feature 5000 square feet of living area expansive terraces located in the heart of Miami, and the building includes a fitness center, pool and 24-hour concierge.
Ocean Grande Properties, a joint venture between Ugo Colombo of CMC Group and Valerio Morabito of Morabito Properties recently sold the fourth- and fifth-floor units to a single buyer, Beach House 500 LLC.
BH4 is the larger of the two units. It has 1,049 square feet of exterior space and 3,783 square feet of interior space. BH5 has the same interior layout of BH4, but has a slightly smaller terrace. Both units have four bathrooms and four bedrooms. That price tag for the units combined equates to about $1,735 per square foot.
The sale of BH4 and BH5 follows the $14 million deal by Mario Garnero for the penthouse. Garnero is chairman and principal shareholder of the financial firm, Brasilinvest Group. The penthouse has more than 6,000 square feet of outdoor living space and includes a private pool.
Ugo Colombo along with other “Visionary Developer” Panelists (Source: Haute Living)
The 2016 Miami Luxury Real Estate & Design Summit, hosted by Haute Residence, was held at 1 Hotel & Homes in Miami Beach on Friday, May 13. The networking event included the topmost real estate giants from Miami and it featured the foremost power players of different industries, with four panels: “The Next Generation of Power,” “Power Brokers,” “Visionaries in Design,” and “Visionary Developers.”
Ugo Colombo acted as a panelist for the “Visionary Developers.” This panel included some of the most significant people that can be credited with shaping the city of Miami and converting it into the amazing place that it is today. Ugo Colombo sat on the panel with Gil Dezer, Edgardo Defortuna, Russell Galbut, Camille Douglas, and Carlos Rosso. Ugo Colombo, and each of these visionary developers, have played an important part in forming Miami’s top luxurious real estate.
Read more about the 2016 Miami Luxury Real Estate & Design Summit.
Ugo Colombo & Gil Dezer (Source: World Red Eye)
Haute Living held its annual Haute 100 dinner earlier this month at the new Faena Hotel. The event honored the most influential and philanthropic people in Miami (the list was released in Haute Living Miami’s April-May print edition).
Movie director Brett Ratner was honored with Haute Living’s “Outstanding Achievement Award” and partners of the night included Dom Perignon, Hublot, Douglas Elliman, Prestige Imports, Jet Smarter, and VULT.
Guests – including Ugo Colombo – arrived at the Art Deco-inspired Saxony Bar after passing through “the cathedral” – the Faena’s splendid lobby that contains murals evoking imagery from Alan Faena’s Argentina.
Coco Simone sang various songs as guests filed into the theater. They enjoyed a sumptuous, four-course dinner, and then Anthony Shriver took to the stage to talk about his friend and Outstanding Achievement award recipient – Hollywood director and producer, Brett Ratner.
Read more about this event on Haute Living
In the “Spring Home Edition” of Indulge, Ugo Colombo is named as one of the people who move Miami.
In this interview with Ugo Colombo he discusses his first paying job, his philosophy on building, his greatest accomplishment (Bristol Tower), his thoughts on trying new things, and he reveals something many people don’t know about him (he doesn’t consider himself an extrovert).
As a mover in Miami, Ugo Colombo also shares his views about the evolution of Miami saying:
“In Miami 30 years ago, there was nothing….But I saw the potential of the location. I always believed Miami would grow and become a major metropolis because of its proximity and appeal to Europe and Latin America. We just needed to build the infrastructure for people to come. Today, Miami is probably surpassing the quality of life in Los Angeles.”
Learn more about Ugo Colombo is this edition of Indulge
Ugo Colombo was recently featured in an executive profile for the South Florida Business Journal where he discusses Italy, his love for cars, and his philosophy behind architecture and design in his real estate properties.
Source: South Florida Business Journal
Ugo Colombo – who was born in Milan, Italy – says Italy still has connections to the Old World while America is more progressive (he came to the United States for college in 1983).
Mr. Colombo also enjoys racing cars in America (and beyond), and he has competed professionally on some of the world’s biggest tracks. When asked how he felt after experiencing a car crash, Ugo Colombo replied by saying: “If you fall from the horse, the best thing you can do is just get back on the horse and keep going.”
He also spoke about the importance of design in all of his properties. “Designing, particularly a condo, the architecture is the functionality, so I look at designing the building from the inside out,” he says. “I look at the latest designs [and then] I direct the architect and interior designer in the right direction.”
Learn more about Ugo Colombo in this executive profile (Note: a subscription may be required to view this article).
Ugo Colombo “insists on quality, and it shows in every project that he takes on,” says an article from JuMiami Real Estate. “He chooses properties with only the very best views of the city and the ocean, and he also insists that his designers use only the highest quality materials.” It is this attention to quality that has given Ugo Colombo his reputation for achieving excellence!
One recent area of excellence is Ugo Colombo’s Brickell Flatiron. Brickell Flatiron, which broke ground in March of this year, is selling units and Ugo Colombo is pleased with this pace. He is certain all Brickell Flatiron units will be sold by the time it opens. It’s “a sign of a healthy market,” says Colombo and it is “his insistence on the best quality is what he believes will help him to sell all of his units at Brickell Flatiron….”
Read more about Ugo Colombo on JuMiami Real Estate
Source: World RedEye – From left to right (Alejandro & Jorge Salazar, Patricia Alfonso, Christopher Suarez, Veronica Cervera, Carlos Gimenez, Ugo Colombo, Lyda Juliao, Karen Elmir, Jessica Juliao, Nelson Rios, & Nickel Goeseke)
Ugo Colombo’s latest endeavor, Brickell Flatiron, held its official groundbreaking ceremony this month.
Brickell Flatiron will be a 549-unit residential tower located in Miami’s Brickell Financial District. It will have 64 stories and will become one of the tallest residential buildings in the United States. Units will range from having 1-5 bedrooms and will the prices will range from $500,000 to over $14 million.
Ugo Colombo partnered with New York artist Julian Schnabel, architect Luis Revuelta, and master Italian designer Massimo Iosa Ghini to help make Brickell Flatiron a one-of-kind living environment.
Read more about the groundbreaking.