On Saturday, December 5, 2015, the “South Florida Exotic Car ‘TOY RALLY’, to benefit Toys for Tots celebrated its 10 year anniversary, as it ‘took to the streets’ for charity. This event is one of the largest processions of exotic cars and one of the most anticipated exotic car events in the country!
Hundreds of exotic cars were driven from the beautiful Diplomat Golf & Tennis Club, up to the amazing Goodyear Airship Base, home of the Goodyear Blimp. The caravan of exotic cars stretched miles long and the 2015 Toy Rally broke some amazing records. It contained over $50 million in exotic cars, it saw record attendance, and it included a huge mountain of toys (over 2,100 toys)!
Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION was proud to be a sponsor for this event. Another year, and another success for this important cause!
Haute Living held its annual Art Basel blowout on December 4th. The evening started with an intimate collector’s dinner party sponsored by Hublot, Ugo Colombo’s The Collection and Perrier Jouët at Miami Heat star – and Collection brand ambassador – Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union’s waterfront home in Miami Beach.
Source: Haute Living
The sprawling entrance of the property was transformed into a magic garden, with a topiary maze featuring works by pop artist Mr. Brainwash aka. Thierry Guetta walls and flower wall by Olyve Flowers.
Guests included Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez, actor-artist Adrien Brody, the Heat’s Justise Winslow, Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe, artist Romero Britto, Jorge Perez, Darlene Perez, Sara Colombo, and Ugo Colombo.
“My wife and I are very thankful to be able to open our doors to you. It took us four years to build this house, we just moved in last year, so it’s great to host our first event here with partners Hublot and The Collection,” said Wade.
Watch how we prepared for Art Basel by craning in the amazing Ferrari 488 Spider!
Read more on Haute Living!
The Real Deal posted an article about the new renderings of Brickell Flatiron earlier this month. They discussed how this 64-story tower is being designed by Italian designer Massimo Iosa Ghini, along with architect Luis Revuelta.
“Ugo Colombo’s CMC Group is the developer behind the 549-unit project,” they report. “It’s more than 50 percent sold, according to a spokesperson. Units range from one bedroom to five, and start at $465,000. When completed, Flatiron will feature a rooftop sky spa and a lobby with amber, gray and marble stucco walls. Amenities include private steam, sauna and locker facilities, a 6,300-square-foot gym, glass elliptical balconies, Italian finishes and German appliances…”
Source: The Real Deal (Brickell Flatiron lobby, Credit: Andy Frame)
See all the renderings of Ugo Colombo’s Brickell Flatiron
Source: The Real Deal
Ugo Colombo’s CMC Group has recently confirmed their purchase of an office condo building in Coconut Grove.
“CMC Group has a long track record of owning income generating properties, with The Collection luxury car dealership, 4000 Ponce de Leon Boulevard and 1550 Biscayne Boulevard being prime examples,” said Ugo Colombo, founder of CMC Group. “Our acquisition of 2950 Southwest 27th Avenue in Coconut Grove is the newest addition to our commercial portfolio. The property is 100 percent occupied with a roster of users including Revuelta Architecture and Douglas Elliman. We love the building’s central location, high quality tenant mix, and access to US-1 — and we have no plans to redevelop the site at this time.”
The building includes 40,000 square feet of rental space and 148 garage parking spaces. The former office condo owners will now lease back their space, CMC said. The building is located on the recently upgraded Southwest 27 Avenue, close to the central business district of Coconut Grove.
“In the end, we were fortunate to be dealing with knowledgeable buyers and sellers. This transaction will prove to be a good deal for both sides, and further support the value of owning in Coconut Grove,” says Otto Travieso of Real Capital Partners who helped to negotiate the sale.
Read more Ugo Colombo’s purchase of Coconut Grove
Ugo Colombo recently sat down with Orlando Montiel for the Miami Real Estate Show to discuss some of his professional accomplishments, his pioneering role in the Miami landscape, the future of the Miami real estate market, how technology influences development, and more.
Ugo Colombo played a pioneering role in developing some of the most luxurious buildings in Miami including Bristol Tower, The Santa Maria, Grovenor House, Porto Vita, Epic Residences & Hotel, and Brickell Flatiron.
Some of Ugo Colombo’s professional accomplishments include:
- Redeveloped two of Ocean Drive’s most important Art Deco hotels: The Waldorf & Casa Grande.
- Helped to redefine the luxury condominium market in South Florida.
- Acquired one of the top performing luxury car dealerships in U.S.A. The Collection.
During this interview Ugo Colombo discusses:
- How to exceed what your competition is doing
- What aspect to put in practice when developing a project.
- How technology influence residential and commercial developments.
- The future of the Miami Real Estate market.
Watch the full interview with Ugo Colombo
High-rise buildings began in Miami with the 1925 completion of the 255-foot Freedom Tower. From the mid-1990s through the late 2000s, Miami experienced the largest building boom in the city’s history. As a result, only two of the city’s 25 tallest buildings were completed before the year 2000, and Miami has one of largest skylines in the United States. The boom, of course, ended in 2008 when the real estate market crashed, but now a new wave of high-rise development is beginning to gain momentum.
Source: Forward Florida
Ugo Colombo’s Brickell Flatiron is a substantial part of this new growth. The 64-story glass skyscraper is now in its’ final planning stages with roughly 40 percent of units under contract. Construction is scheduled to start by year-end on the project, which is slated to have 548 condos with wide, curving terraces, and 35,000 square feet of ground-floor restaurant and retail space.
Ugo Colombo is intent on making more history in South Florida with his Brickell Flatiron and Miami is welcoming this new chapter in their history.
Read more at http://forwardflorida.com/florida-news/whats-up-in-miami/
The mission of Coral Gables Museum is to celebrate, investigate and explore the civic arts of architecture and urban and environmental design, including fostering an appreciation for the history, vision, and cultural landscape of Coral Gables.
Their City Trekker Camps explore the City of Coral Gables. The young campers visited Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION on a field trip earlier this summer and learned more about each of their favorite brands.
Source: Ocean Drive
Ocean Drive recently sat down with Ugo Colombo to discuss his latest project, the 64-story Brickell Flatiron that will soar 700 feet, have a rooftop pool, spa, and fitness center, include artwork by Julian Schnabel, and will have an unobstructed 360-degree views over glistening Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami.
Marcelle Sussman Fischler begins by discussing Ugo Colombo’s CMC Group and his history of successes in Miami including Epic Residences & Hotel; the Bristol Tower on Brickell Avenue; the posh Santa Maria; Aventura’s chic Porto Vita; and The Collection, his seven-brand luxury automobile dealership.
Fischler asks Ugo Colombo about his ethos when conceptualizing a development, the influence of the Miami culture on design, and his thoughts on the supposed real estate bubble. Fischler also specifically asks Colombo about his passion for Brickell Flatiron.
“I always thought what you see happening now [in Brickell] would eventually happen,” begins Colombo. “This is a little piece of New York inside Miami. You are in an area where you are walking distance to go to work, you have access to tons of restaurants, you have access now to department stores and a bit of retail within a few blocks. You have the best restaurants, all moving to this area. You have access to the Metrorail, and you have access to the offices in the Financial District.”
Learn more about Ugo Colombo and Brickell Flatiron in this Ocean Drive article
Source: Miami Herald
In a recent Miami Herald piece, Ugo Colombo explains why the designs of his projects are all about the details.
“The Italian-born developer oversees nearly every inch of his projects,” the article begins “from the intricate mosaics at the Collection, a luxury car dealership in Coral Gables, to the porthole-shaped windows that adorn Grovenor House, a 32-story condo tower with a nautical theme in Coconut Grove.”
Architect Luis Revuelta, who has worked with Ugo Colombo and CMC Group for 25 years says Ugo Colombo “…insisted on importing Venetian stucco, Italian kitchen fixtures and Azurelite glass,” for the famous Bristol Tower that was built in 1993.
Ugo Colombo is continue his hands-approach – and attention to detail – in his latest project, Brickell Flatiron. “’In order to really pay attention to what I’m doing, I need to work out a floor plan and personally look at what side each door swings and be happy with the column placement and how the whole building flows and functions,’” says Ugo.
Developer Alan Ojeda says Ugo Colombo “…invests so much time personally. We all pay attention to detail, but with Ugo it’s an exquisite attention to detail, a real passion.”
Read more about Ugo Colombo in this Miami Herald piece
Downtown Miami’s hottest neighborhood celebrates a true architectural icon. Brickell Flatiron is an urban oasis developed by Ugo Colombo and designed by Luis Revuelta. The tower of soaring glass, defined by sweeping exposures, enhances the skyline with persuasive curves. Renaissance-revival interiors contrast the powerful structure proposing a romantic allure.
Now you can explore all the beauty of Brickell Flatiron on the official Brickell Flatiron website. The extensive website includes a photo and video gallery, floor plans, information about various Brickell Flatiron amenities, a price list, and much more.
Learn more about Brickell Flatiron on the Brickell Flatiron website today!