Ugo Colombo: The Man Who Helped to Build South Florida

ugo-colombo-issuu-magazineUgo Colombo was recently featured in an Executive South Florida Magazine article exploring the visionaries who built South Florida.

The piece explores Ugo Colombo’s history in Miami which began when he graduated from the University of Miami in 1987 with a MBA.  Ugo Colombo also showed his talent for deal-making in the early 1980s by purchasing the Imperial condominium.  “The Imperial’s original developer failed to survive, so [Ugo Colombo] ‘purchased about a third of the units there with FDIC financing, and [he] basically resold them…’”   He then acquired Villa Regina with Trammel Crow Company and made extensive renovations.

After graduation Ugo Colombo formed his diversified real estate company, CMG  Group, with two partners and he said they first acted as a “condominium and apartment management company.”  By the early 1990s, however, Ugo Colombo turned towards development and he planned the 41-story Bristol Tower, “the first high-rise condominium built on Brickell Avenue after the early 1980s….”   Boosted by the success of Bristol Tower, Ugo Colombo built the 51-story Santa Maria on Brickell in 1997 and today his focus is on the much anticipated Brickell Flatiron.

Read more about Ugo Colombo in Executive South Florida Magazine


Ugo Colombo: Lifestyle and Community Developer

ugo-colombo-top-professionals-brickell-magazineUgo Colombo was recently explored in an article from Brickell Magazine.  “In addition to conceptualizing, designing and overseeing the execution of quality buildings that people enjoy living in,” the Brickell piece states, “Ugo Colombo sees his role as a ‘lifestyle and community developer’ like none other.”

This Ugo Colombo goes on to explore Colombo’s early experiences including his first solo development, the 147-unit Bristol Tower in 1992.  “I learned so much with that project,” says Ugo Colombo.  “The fact that is looks just as modern today as it did over 20 years ago is a great feeling of accomplishment.

The piece goes on to explore Colombo’s most recent project, Brickell Flatiron, a project that continues his practice of enhancing community by incorporating elements of culture into his properties.  “Whether it be through art or a restaurant like Zuma, I like to make sure a property is left with something unique and special that everyone can enjoy and appreciate,” says Ugo Colombo.

Read more about Ugo Colombo from Brickell Magazine



Ugo Colombo and The Collection Welcome McLaren 570S Coupe

Ugo Colombo, Ken Gorin and The Collection recently celebrated the arrival of the all-new McLaren 570S Coupé –  a mere few days after its premiere at the famed New York Auto Show.

McLaren has completed its three-tier model strategy by adding the Sports Series to the already-established Super Series and Ultimate Series. The Collection is the first dealer to receive the 570S on a multi-dealership North American tour and Ugo Colombo was present to experience the 570S.  More than 50 VIP guests join him as they flowed into The Collection for the two-day private appointments.  They enjoyed light catering, an augmented reality display of the 570S and a display of McLaren’s jaw-dropping sports cars including the evening’s main-attraction – the all-new 570S; the 650S and McLaren’s hypercar – the P1™.


Ugo Colombo and Ken Gorin with the McLaren 570S

“The future of the McLaren brand is extremely bright with the launch of the first model of the new Sports Series,” said Ken Gorin, President and CEO of The Collection. “The McLaren 570S combines superb performance with an unmatched driving experience for day-to-day usability, which is a perfect fit for our dealership and Miami.”

The unique carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis has been newly designed with a focus on day-to-day usability. Its extremely stiff, strong but light structure enables it to deliver exceptional handling precision.  The low rear deck helps reduce drag, the rear flying buttresses increase downforce and the dihedral-hinged doors channel airflow.  Adding an extensive range of additional performance equipment, the 570S also provides carbon ceramic brakes, 17 exterior colours and track-biased Pirelli P-Zero™ Corsa tyres to help deliver a scintillating driving performance even under the toughest circumstances.

Form and function flow together in the Sports Series. The McLaren 570S is carefully designed to deliver highly efficient aerodynamic and aesthetic performance.

Read more about the arrival of the McLaren 570S Coupe at THE COLLECTION


Cultured Magazine, Ugo Colombo and Brickell Flatiron

Cultured Magazine is an art, design and architecture magazine published five times a year by the Miami-based Whitehaus Media Group and they recently wrote an article exploring Ugo Colombo’s new Brickell Flatiron.

The piece, titled “Cultured X Brickell Flatiron,” reported on the February 26 event that welcomed Miami’s tastemakers to come and celebrate Brickell Flatiron.  Brickell Flatiron was developed by Ugo Colombo, designed by celebrated artist Julian Schnabel, and was referred to as “one of the city’s most anticipated residential projects.”


Ugo Colombo with Randy Whitman (owner of Bal Harbour Shops)

The event was hosted by Ugo Colombo and Sarah Harrelson.  Guests included Massimo Melchiorre, Evan & Stephanie Reed , Michelle & Jason Rubell, Marty Margulies, and Randy & Gigi Whitman.

View the entire piece from Cultured Magazine


Ugo Colombo and Julian Schnabel Discuss Art, Design and Real Estate Development

Ugo Colombo, Founder and CEO of CMC Group, and Bonnie Clearwater, Director and Chief Curator of Nova Southeastern University’s Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale hosted an intimate art discussion and dinner featuring artist Julian Schnabel at the Brickell Flatiron Design and Sales Gallery.

The event brought together Miami’s art, design, and real estate development forces and Bonnie Clearwater engaged Schnabel with questions about his experiences in the art world and his inspiration for designing Brickell Flatiron’s public spaces.


Ugo Colombo and Julian Schnabel with Vanessa Grout

Prominently situated at the epicenter of downtown Miami’s financial district, Brickell Flatiron is a decidedly unique take on Miami condo living and a collaboration among cultural icons. The building is the latest project from Ugo Colombo and CMC Group. CMC Group is Miami’s premier real estate development firm with a portfolio of properties distinctively designed as “livable works of art.”

See all the photos from Ugo Colombo’s Art Discussion Event

Ugo Colombo and Luxury Miami High Rises

Ben Moss recently wrote an article exploring lavish high rises developed by Ugo Colombo for The News Funnel and he explores some reasons why Ugo Colombo is regarded by many as the premier residential developer in South Florida.

Ugo Colombo “has built a total of four luxury buildings in Miami including Bristol Tower, Santa Maria, Grovenor House and Epic,” begins Moss. “The resale value of condos in his buildings is among the highest in the submarkets in which those buildings are located.”

Moss goes on to explore three of the best available penthouses for sale among Ugo Colomob’s projects including:

2627 S Bayshore Drive, Penthouse 3002


1643 Brickell Avenue, Unit 4302


2127 Brickell Ave #2401-2


Read more about these condos developed by Ugo Colombo at

Ugo Colombo Holds Brickell Flatiron Bash

Developer Ugo Colombo – and Rafael Gill, publisher of Miami’s new gentleman’s quarterly, Toys for Boys – recently held a bash at Brickell Flatiron sales & design gallery to celebrate Ugo Colombo’s latest masterpiece.

Guests mixed and mingled over Moet Imperial Mini’s, Hennessy VSOP Privilege cocktails, tasty truffle infused passed hors d’oeuvres and the latest designs from master swiss time piece maker, Hublot. ‎


Rick de la Croix, Ugo Colombo, & Rafael Gill

Hublot Executive, Rick De La Croix, and Moet Marketing director, Donae Burston, were on hand admiring the 64-story glass façade building model while Miami taste makers including Del Toro founder Matthew Chevallard, Toys for Boys creative director, Camilo Rios, and Casa Tua owner, Miky Grendene, toured the gallery space designed by artist Julian Schnabel which features his original works.

See all the photos from Ugo Colombo’s Brickell Flatiron Bash

Construction Set To Begin on Brickell Flatiron

ugo-colombo-brickell-flatironThe CMC Group is in the final stages of preparation to begin construction on their long-anticipated Brickell Flatiron building in downtown Miami.

The developer filed a 25-page Declaration of Condominium for the project in November, with maintenance fees coming in at just above 70-cents per square foot. A permit to remove and relocate old growth trees has been approved by the city, and the popular bar and eatery Baru Urbano served its’ last patrons earlier this year. A parking lot that still functions on the Flatirons land will close at the end of the week, and demolition and construction will begin soon after.

The CMC Group bought the land in October of 2013 for $21 million, and the project’s completion date is currently expected to be 2017.


The Brickell Flatiron: Miami’s New Star

Contracts for a 64-story luxury condominium tower in downtown Miami have started to come together, as a joint venture between CMC Group and Capital Group. This sleek looking glass tower will be called the Brickell Flatiron, and will be a modern adaptation of the New York City skyscraper, the Flatiron building.

This 548-unit development will be the tallest residential property in downtown Miami when finished, and it will offer expansive one- through five-bedroom homes, as well as a limited collection of penthouse and duplexes. Designed by architect Luis Revuelta, each unit will feature CMC Group’s trademark premium custom Italian finishes, professional grade German appliances, as well as a balcony offering the most panoramic and breathtaking views Miami has to offer. A new sales space, which doubles as a public art gallery, is currently featuring the work of legendary artist Julian Schnabel. CMC Group founder Ugo Colombo says “Our goal with each of our developments is to not just build a building; it is to create a significant cultural landmark which engages the community and enhances the neighborhood.”

The Brickell Flatiron will offer luxury living, as well as a private-resident’s movie theater, a state-of-the-art business center, conference room, event space, child’s play area and game room. It will also offer an 18th-floor pool designed for swimming laps, 24-hour valet and concierge service for all residents, and a covered garage for self-parking. The building will include 40,000-sq ft of retail space, featuring restaurants, shopping, and a modern lobby, all designed by renowned artist, Julian Schnabel.

Read more about Ugo Colombo, CMG Group, Julian Schnabel and Brickwell Flatiron 


Ugo Colombo and His Vision for Brickell Flatiron (VIDEO)

Ugo Colombo delivers luxury, condominium high-rises that are nothing short of spectacular and his reputation definitely supersedes him. Ugo Colombo has overseen developments such as Santa Maria, Bristol Tower, Grovenor House, and Epic.

Ugo Colombo’s latest project is Brickell Flatiron. Brickell Flatiron was be centrally located in Brickell at 1001 South Miami Avenue. It will be a luxury, all-glass tower with 64 stories. It will offer spectacular amenities such as a spa, a fitness center, and rooftop pool.

Ugo Colombo discusses Brickell Flatiron in recently released promo video found below. View the video and hear about Ugo Colombo’s vision for his latest project and his goal to see the fusion of great architecture and art.

Read more about Ugo Colombo and Brickell Flatiron