Italian-Influenced Architecture is Introduced to Miami

Downtown Miami is known for being fun, vibrant, and full of life. However, nearly 30 years ago, downtown Miami was not the youthful and luxurious place we now know and love. It all started with a vision by real estate developer Ugo Colombo to invest in this “blank canvas” when he began the process of creating an entirely new environment. Today, we see more than 150 skyscrapers in downtown Miami and the city’s growth continues.

The Brickell Flatiron

Ugo Colombo and designer Luis Revuelta plan to have the new Brickell Flatiron building completed this summer.Great time and effort have been put into every detail of this luxurious building and they are not about to rush perfection. It is located at the heart of the city so that those who live in the building can step out their door and right into the action of the city. It will have first-class amenities, beautiful imported finishes, and functional living areas.

Beautiful Imported Finishes

Ugo Colombo personally hand-picked all the finishes in the Brickell Flatiron. These finishes include Italian marble, Venetian stucco, and the highest quality glass that exists on the market. When you walk into the Brickell Flatiron, you will feel the luxury and elegance of Italy without leaving Miami.

The Scoop on Miami Real Estate

The Miami-Dade County real estate market continues to grow at a rapid pace. Billions of dollars are being put towards the development of residential communities and commercial buildings that are outline the Miami skyline. In fact, Miami-Dade County is considered one of the hottest markets in the country right now and the demand for quality developers is high.

Exciting Real Estate Projects

Real estate projects are coming to completion and new developers are breaking ground every day. Urban planning has been a driving force in many of Miami’s latest buildings. Sitting high on the list is the push towards the improvement of public transportation to help reduce the amount of congestion caused by vehicles. Exciting projects include the Miami River Walk, Pier 19 Residences & Marina, and the Underline.

CMC Group’s Contribution

A significant contribution to Miami comes from developer Ugo Colombo’s premier luxury real estate company, CMC Group. Their latest project, Brickell Flatiron, stands to be one of the tallest luxury condominium towers south of the Big Apple and is projected to be completed this summer. Giving residents of Miami-Dade County the option to walk out of their condo to shops, restaurants, parks and even work without stepping inside their car is a goal that fuels Colombo’s projects, along with luxury living.

Miami has become a cultural hub and has what it takes to attract both domestic and foreign buyers. The lifestyle in Miami is often compared to that of New York City, but anyone who lives there can attest to its unique environment and lifestyle. If one thing is for sure, the future of Miami-Dade County is promising for both developers and residents.

The Future is Now in Miami Real Estate

Miami is one of the best cities to live, work and play in. The city offers promising tax advantages, a lifestyle like no other, beautiful weather, beaches and so much more. For developers, the market is promising. Location is key to a successful project and Miami offers just that.

Miami Real Estate

The younger generations are influencing the urbanization of cities like Miami, L.A., and New York. Living downtown is perfect for millennials who do not have vehicles and prefer using rideshare apps or walking to their destination. For those moving to Miami, they get the best of both worlds between the Miami lifestyle and the convenience of living in a city. Residencies are filling up in downtown projects quicker than they can build new ones.

Ugo on Luxury Living

According to Ugo Colombo, luxury is subjective and doesn’t necessarily have to translate to expensive. Luxury should bring comfort to a person and that can mean many different things in terms of style and design. His dream home is located in Miami, his favorite part about it is the view. It’s the original Carl Fisher estate and when making it his own, he kept it simple. He worked with an Italian architect to preserve the colonial style, but also modernize it.

Ugo Colombo is the developer behind Miami’s latest luxury condominium project, Brickell Flatiron. The 64-story luxury condominium tower is one of the tallest south of the Big Apple.

Ugo Colombo's Miami Flatiron Building

Ugo Colombo’s Brickell Flatiron Nearing Completion

Ugo Colombo, President of CMC Group, is nearing completion of his latest development project, the Brickell Flatiron. This project broke ground in early 2017 and is on time to be completed by this summer. Once finished, Brickell Flatiron will stand 736 feet tall or 64 stories high and will feature 549 luxury living units. Residents of Brickell Flatiron will have a 360-degree view of Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami at the rooftop level.

Brickell Flatiron will break records as the second tallest condominium building that is located south of New York City. Colombo’s inspiration behind this project was to bring the Manhattan lifestyle to Miami. Residents will be able to walk to shops, restaurants and public transit, so everything you would need is just within reach. The location of the building could not be more perfect at 1001 South Miami Avenue, just blocks away from the bustling Brickell Avenue.

Colombo’s exquisite eye for detail and luxury are obvious in every aspect of design, including, the cabinets, faucets and fixtures which were hand-picked and imported from Italy. Exclusivity and luxury were of utmost importance when the design of Brickell Flatiron was in the works to ensure a memorable experience for all residents that will stand the test of time.

Learn more about Italian-born real estate developer Ugo Colombo, President of CMC Group.

The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Is Pure Pleasure

Exquisitely representing the Italian heritage of racing and craftsmanship is the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia. Not only does it take driving to a whole new level, but it is clear the luxury sports sedan was designed with the driver in mind. Together the power, handling, and efficiency of the Giulia delivers an unrecognizable driving experience, one only dreamt about.

Performance Numbers

Now that we have talked the talk about the Giulia, let’s check out the numbers. The all aluminum 2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine houses 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque. On the road, the luxury sport sedan hits a top speed of 149 mph and goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds.

The Driver First Design

With a near perfect 50/50 weight distribution thanks to the carbon fiber driveshaft, no handling or performance is sacrificed, providing the perfect driving experience time and time again. Blind spot monitoring, Alfa DNA drive mode selector, aluminum paddle shifters and so much more all add up to a driving experience like no other.

You can come see the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia for yourself at Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION.

Power Through with the 2019 Audi RS 5

If you are looking for a luxury sports sedan with power you can feel, look no further. The 2019 Audi RS 5 is powerful, athletic, luxurious and detail-oriented all in one.

Performance

The Audi RS 5 is built with a 2.9 L six-cylinder engine that produces 444 horsepower and 443 pound-foot of torque. The top speed is 155 mph and in just 3.8 seconds, you can go from 0 to 60 mph. Last but not least, is the eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive.

Details in The Design

One of the most impressive features of the Audi RS 5 is the virtual cockpit. It is a 12.3 inch fully digital display that allows you to customize information like audio settings, navigation, the speedometer and even Google Earth imagery.

The design of the exterior represents a wide, athletic stance thanks to the flared fenders, wraparound hood and power dome and honeycomb air intakes. Inside, you will also find a three-spoke multifunction flat bottom sport steering wheel and the Alcantara S sport seats that feature diamond stitching and RS embossing.

Test drive the 2019 Audi RS 5 at Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION, Miami’s luxury auto dealership.

There Is A Reason This Ferrari Is Named Superfast

The 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast is incredibly fast, living up to its name. Jumping right into the performance specs, this Ferrari is built with a 6.5L V12 engine that produces 789 horsepower and 530 lb-ft of torque. With this amount of power, the 812 Superfast goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 211 mph! There are very few vehicles available on the market that are capable of going that fast in under 3 seconds.

The aerodynamic design of the Ferrari 812 Superfast only adds to the speed, allowing it to zoom forward. The incredible power is a feeling you have probably never felt, and the best part is, even when you’re cruising 20 minutes into a drive, you can hit the accelerator and feel the same power as you did from a dead stop.

Test drive the 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast at Ugo Colombo’s luxury car dealership in Miami, THE COLLECTION.

The Striking 2019 McLaren 570S Spider

The 2019 model of the McLaren 570S Spider does not disappoint. Even more powerful than the year before, the 3.8L twin-turbo V8 engine is very impressive. Push this vehicle to its limit and it will hit a top speed of 204 mph and in just 3.2 seconds go from 0 to 60 mph. The engine delivers 562 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque.

The Features

Depending on the mood you are in, you can choose to drive in normal, sport or track mode to get the most out of your drive. With carbon fiber additions to the outside of the vehicle, you’ll be able to fly through the wind with no problems or slowdowns. Two of the best features are the dihedral doors and the retractable hardtop.

Driving Experience

There is no better driving experience than when the top goes down, the sun is shining and you’re cruising down the freeway. In just 15 seconds, the top will be folded down and tucked away – even at 25mph. As for the doors, it wasn’t just for appearance. The dihedral doors allow the cold air to feed into the radiator.

You can come see the powerful McLaren 570S Spider for yourself at Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION.

All New 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster

Introducing the Miami Blue 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster. Now, what luxury vehicle is a better fit to cruise around downtown Miami with than a vehicle with Miami in its name! Absolutely stunning to look at inside and out, what’s under the hood is nothing short of impressive either.

The 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster is available to purchase with a 2.0 L engine, but with the Boxster S you’ll have a little more speed thanks to the 2.5 L turbocharged engine it has. The 2.5 L 4 cylinder engine pairs perfectly with the 6 speed manual transmission. At 6,500 RPM the net horsepower being produced is 365 HP and on open roads, in just 4 seconds you can go from 0 to 60 mph and hit top speeds of 177 mph.

The all new Boxster gets between 22 to 24 miles per gallon depending on which model you choose. With speed and handling in mind, the Boxster was expertly built with the engine being placed in the center of the vehicle. This design allows for the vehicle to feel lighter, hit higher speeds and have better handling than any of its competition.

Stop in to the Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION, the luxury Miami dealership to test drive the 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster today.

The Absolutely Extraordinary 2019 Maserati Ghibli

The 2019 Maserati Ghibli is bold and elegant, and the original model dates all the way back to 1966. The Ghibli is known for its perfect amount of both sporting performance and luxury. Available in two series, the Ghibli GranLusso and the Ghibli GranSport, both series have the choices of the base Ghibli, the Ghibli S and the Ghibli S Q4. For those looking to get more of the sporting edge out of the vehicle, you’ll want to go with the GranSport Series.

Performance

Pictured above is the Maserati Ghibli GranSport. Under the hood is a V6 twin-turbo engine which produces 424 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft of torque. With this engine, the top speed is an impressive 178 mph. Inside the Ghibli you’ll be comforted with a leather interior or a class exclusive silk material, if leather isn’t your favorite. No matter which series you decide to go with, a thrilling driving experience is guaranteed along with the handling of a luxury sporting vehicle.

Test drive the 2019 Maserati Ghibli today at THE COLLECTION, the Ugo Colombo Miami dealership that houses several luxury vehicle brands.