The Porsche Macan can be found on the roadways and in the driveways of Porsche enthusiasts all over the country. This vehicle quickly became one of Porsche’s best-selling from the start. Now, the 2018 Porsche Macan is at THE COLLECTION. One of our favorite models, this particular crossover can be found in the sophisticated Volcano Grey Metallic finish–and slide blades painted Lava Black.
The engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4 with 252 horsepower at 5,000-6,800RPM. The exterior is fully galvanized with an integrated frame and four door side impact protection to help keep you safe, even when hitting high speeds. Another feature of the interior of this machine is the climate control system. The air filters are made with active carbon so that you can breathe easily even with pollen in the air outside.
Porsche is an Exclusive Manufaktur Partner of THE COLLECTION Miami dealership. To celebrate their partnership, THE COLLECTION coordinated an Exclusive Manufaktur Event where they welcomed Porsche enthusiasts to experience the new Porsche 911 Turbo.
Ugo Colombo is the owner of THE COLLECTION in Miami, Florida.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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….”
Bisnow is always “intensely curious about commercial real estate” and they’ve recently spent time with Ugo Colombo to explore their shared curiosity about the next wave of architectural changes.
“For the last 25 years, Ugo Colombo has been known for introducing a sleek glass look and European flair to Miami condo buildings,” the Bisnow piece titled “Ugo’s Next Big Thing” begins. “Now he’s about to create another seismic wave.”
And what is the next wave? Consider Ugo Colombo’s latest project: Brickell Flatiron and all of its curves! Ugo Colombo is “…ready to break ground for the 64-story Brickell Flatiron, featuring accentuated curvilinear shapes, and floors with different forms and detail intersecting each other on alternating levels” the article notes. “[T]he way we see it, Miami is on the verge of transcending the Glass Age into the Wavy Age or…the Curvaceous Age.”
Brickell Flatiron architect, Luis Revuelta, discusses how the building is meant to have a “kinetic feel,” one that gives onlookers a sense of movement. “[O]n the eastern side facing the bay, Luis says it will look like the wind from the water is hitting the building, and on the side facing the city, lines will purposely be flatter and more linear.”
While the Curvaceous Age is soon upon us, Ugo Colombo reminds us that form should never completely trump function. “[I]t’s not so simple as designing it to look cool—it also has to be functional, and Ugo is known for the highest-quality interior finishes and design. A building is ‘lived from inside,’ he likes to say, and structures shouldn’t interfere.”
Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION was proud to be one of the sponsors for this year’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival is presented by FOOD & WINE. It a star-studded four-day event that showcases some of the world’s most renowned chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirits producers. This year’s event was hosted by Florida International University (FIU) and Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida. The Festival benefits Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center and FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. As of today, the Festival has raised over $22 million for the School.
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival occurred on February 24-28 and they celebrated their 15th year! Guest personalities included award-winning actress and host of Valerie’s Home Cooking on the Food Network, Valerie Bertinelli; award winner and host of three shows on Food Network, Ted Allen; and rock and roll legend Gregg Allman.
In addition to being a co-sponsor THE COLLECTION helped two celebrity chefs (Bobby Flay and Robert Irvine) arrive in style with our 2016 Maserati Ghibli.
2015 was a thrilling year for Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION. From philanthropy galas and car launches to events and test drives, 2015 had it all. Thanks all of the clients and fans of THE COLLECTION. We appreciate your constant support!
Watch the video below to see some 2015 highlights from Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION.
Ugo Colombo’s The Collection hosted the Big Brothers Big Sisters kick-off cocktail reception recently in support of the organization’s upcoming ‘Wildest Dreams Gala.’
The 2016 Wildest Dreams Gala will be their 13th annual gala and will include live entertainment, an auction, dancing and gourmet cuisine. The gala attracts hundreds of Miami’s corporate and philanthropic elite every year and the goal of the Wildest Dreams is to raise $1 million.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has been in existence for 100 years and operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country.
Source: World Red Eye
VIP attendees were welcomed to the cocktail reception with speeches from Tom and Kim Wood and were able to view latest car models in The Collection Porsche showroom up close. The night was a success and great way to kick off the upcoming Gala.