Ugo Colombo & Valerio Morabito

Beach House 8 - Ugo Colombo

In a recent New York Post article, titled “5 real estate tastemakers ruling the East Coast,” Ugo Colombo is mentioned by Valerio Morabito, one of these “tastemakers,” as part of his dream team.

Mr. Morabito explains that his dream team is a group of investors that he immediately calls when he sees a great opportunity.  The most recent project that Ugo Colombo and Mr. Morabito have collaborated on is Miami’s Beach House 8.  The concept of Beach House 8 is eight houses that have been stacked on top of each other.  Each residence is essentially one floor (except the penthouse, which is two floors) with four bedrooms and four bathrooms.  Some of the other features for each residence include marble counter tops (kitchen and bathrooms), floor-to-ceiling windows, and they are pre-wired for telephones, cable TV, satellite video and high-speed internet.  Another interesting feature is that each residence is equipped with a home automation system that gives the owner the ability to control audio (speakers in every room), video, HVAC and lighting for their residence.  The building itself has fantastic amenities such as underground parking, concierge services, a fitness center, a 75′ pool with jacuzzi and a pool-side cabana for each residence.

Some of Ugo Colombo’s other recent work include the EPIC Residences and Hotel and the Grovenor House.  EPIC is a 54-floor luxury condominium and hotel that contains 342 luxury condominium units and a 411-room hotel.  EPIC is located where the Biscayne Bay meets the Miami River in downtown Miami.  The Grovenor House is 32-floor luxury condominium building with 166 units located in Miami’s Coconut Grove community.

For the full NY Post article:
http://nypost.com/2014/02/25/5-real-estate-tastemakers-ruling-the-east-coast/

Colombo Estate hosts the Best Buddies Art + Friendship Auction

On December 3rd, the Best Buddies Art + Friendship Auction was held at the home of Sara and Ugo Colombo.  Best Buddies International works to create employment and leadership opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The event raised nearly $1 million, with the auction including works by artists such as David Altmejd, Carol Bove, Joe Bradley, and many more.  Guests included Leonardo DiCaprio, Val Kilmer, and Alina and Anthony Shriver.

Read more at Haute Living

20th Anniversary Party for de Grisogono

de Griogono Anniversary Bash Ugo Colombo

Fawaz Gruosi of de Grisogono threw an elaborate party for the 20th Anniversary of the brand, held on the estate of his good friends Sara & Ugo Colombo.

“After drinks, hor d’oeuvres and plenty of jewelry viewing, all 250 guests took a seat for a three-course dinner by Casa Tua and entertainment by the Goldsingers, a singing and dancing troupe who were flown in from France.”

Guests received a special surprise gift as they left, including a mysterious key.  For one lucky party-goer, the key will reward them with a piece of de Grisogono jewelry, picked by Mr. Gruosi himself.  To see if the lucky key is theirs, party-goers need only take a trip to visit the new Bal Harbour boutique by de Grisogono’s to test their key!

 

To read more and see more photos visit Haute Living

Real Estate Experts Meet at Haute Living Real Estate Summit 2013

 

Ugo Colombo and other top Miami real estate experts met at the first “Haute Living Real Estate Summit,” held at the W South Beach Hotel.

Developer Ugo Colombo, President of CMC group and one of the first developers to start working in Miami, gave a quick synopsis of the past Miami development phases.  In the 80’s, it was houses; 90’s saw waterfront condos; 2000 was the boom, and now 90% of Miami is developed on the waterfront.  For new opportunities, developers need to look at interior pockets of land.

The Summit also discussed how Miami needs to expand the activation of green spaces, as well as address parking issues.  Broker Jorge Uribe said, “Miami has reinvented itself.  We are no longer just about sun, but now have an art scene, gastronomic movement, schooling and astronomically improved quality of buildings.”  Miami seems to be a location that attracts people from around the world to come and own real estate, and is viewed as a safe haven for many seeking a place to live the ultimate lifestyle.

Read the full article at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hope-gainer/pros-paint-rosy-picture-o_b_3938808.html

Haute Living’s Real Estate Summit Miami 2013

The biggest names in Miami real estate came out to participate in the Real Estate Summit Miami 2013, hosted by Haute Living.   As part of interactive round table discussions, experts like Ugo Colombo gave their take on Miami’s red-hot real estate market.   Topics ranged from improving the cities green space to the influx of celebrity architect designed buildings.

After a sumptuous lunch for the brokers, developers, and attendees, there was a quick presentation of Beach House 8, a luxury, eight-unit condo project designed by Arquitectonica, and developed in collaboration of Ugo Colombo and Morabito Properties.

For more information and photographs of the event, visit Haute Living’s Real Estate Summit Miami 2013’s site at http://www.hauteresidence.com/haute-livings-first-annual-real-estate-summit/

Jack Portman Responds To Bid Results

A statement was recently released by Jack Portman after the decision was made on who would construct the new Miami Beach Convention Center. He stated that the Portman-CMC workforce enjoyed working with the residents, business owners, and the officials of Miami Beach. Even though they are disappointed with the results, they are thankful to have had the opportunity to bid on the project. They’re confident they worked their hardest for their vision and are happy they put in the effort. Jack concluded with a congratulations to South Beach ACE and wished them luck.

You can read Jack Portman’s Full Response on PortmanCMCMiamiBeach.com.

Residents of Miami Praise the Miami Beach Convention Center

When designing the Miami Beach Convention Center, Portman-CMC took into account the variety of events that will be hosted there. The environment needs to be adaptable and versatile in order to accommodate all the various functions. Providing both an indoor and outdoor exhibition space will help accomplish that goal. The idea is to create a welcoming and engaging experience to all attendees. Many residents share that very same perspective.

Check out what the residents thought of the Miami Beach Convention Center.

A Balance of Art and Nature

Portman-CMC would like you to have a better day. They recently discussed how including pieces of artwork in the parks of Miami Beach could compliment them. These Art Parks will offer a unique setting for outdoor activities such as picnics or simply going for a stroll. Roughly 26 acres will be dedicated to some quality outdoor time so you can enjoy the weather in a different way. Art Parks could be a good way to inspire awe and wonder for both children and adults.

Find out more about Miami Beach Art Parks.

Convention Center to Accommodate Art Basel

For Miami Beach, the Art Basel could be considered one of the main yearly attractions held there. This was not overlooked by Portman-CMC while they were designing the convention center. Some of the top artists from around the world make an appearance every December to showcase some of their art. As the convention center stands now, the lighting doesn’t do the artwork justice. Portman-CMC is planning to revise the lighting to pull in more natural light as well as add some sky lighting. That combined with an open space should result in better lighting to compliment works of art instead of working against them.

Read more about Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Portman-CMC Chosen for Convention Center Overhaul

Recently, a vote was held to see who would be chosen for the Miami Beach Convention Center overhaul project. Portman-CMC won over ACE in a 4-3 vote. It appears that the main reason for this was that Portman-CMC’s plan included a separate ballroom. On the other hand, ACE’s solution was to join the ballroom and convention center.

 

The main reason they favor the detached ballroom is so that visitors could have a more people oriented environment. After all, the main idea behind this project is to be able to focus on improving the convention center.

 

Read more about the Miami Beach Advisory Board Backing Portman-CMC on MiamiHerald.com.