One of the biggest galas of the season — the Doctors Hospital “ThunderBall” Gala — took place last month. Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION was proud to be a sponsor again this year and they provided the event with a multitude of Porsche displays which included the Macan Turbo, Porsche Boxster GTS, Panamera S E-Hybrid, Cayenne Turbo, Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and the 911 GTS.
The fourth annual Doctors Hospital Gala event followed the legendary James Bond: 007 theme and inside the FIU Arena, the Porsche 911 Turbo was on display and in full theme as it featured the iconic “ThunderBall” logo on the hood.
The evening featured a live performance by Grammy-winning artist Sheena Easton. The Scottish-born pop is best known for hits “Modern Girl” and “Nine to Five.” Easton is also applauded for Academy Award-nominated James Bond movie theme for “For Your Eyes Only” — which was fitting for the night’s James Bond theme.
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Avengers: Age of Ultron hit theaters last month and to celebrate the highly-anticipated film Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION invited its Audi enthusiasts to a private screening. Guests were treated to a private theater and complimentary concessions of their choice.
The highly-anticipated film features the next generation 2016 Audi R8, 2015 Audi TTS and the 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet vehicles alongside the next generation of Avengers characters. The all-new 2nd generation R8 and 3rd generation TTS have, like the Avengers themselves, become icons in popular culture. The R8, which made its initial debut in Iron Man, returns as an even more powerful supercar, while the iconic Audi TTS makes its big screen debut as a completely redesigned coupe.
Loren Angelo, Director of Marketing for Audi of America, says, “After eight years of successful partnerships with Marvel, Audi aligns with the evolving narrative of the Tony Stark character to showcase the all-new, re-designed 2016 R8. Having been part of the character’s storyline for the past three Iron Man films, it is a perfect fit for Audi to return in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron with Tony Stark driving the iconic supercar in its next generation.”
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Ugo 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