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Ugo Colombo Discusses Brickell Flatiron: A Piece of New York in Miami

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Source: Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive recently sat down with Ugo Colombo to discuss his latest project, the 64-story Brickell Flatiron that will soar 700 feet, have a rooftop pool, spa, and fitness center, include artwork by Julian Schnabel, and will have an unobstructed 360-degree views over glistening Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami.

Marcelle Sussman Fischler begins by discussing Ugo Colombo’s CMC Group and his history of successes in Miami including Epic Residences & Hotel; the Bristol Tower on Brickell Avenue; the posh Santa Maria; Aventura’s chic Porto Vita; and The Collection, his seven-brand luxury automobile dealership.

Fischler asks Ugo Colombo about his ethos when conceptualizing a development, the influence of the Miami culture on design, and his thoughts on the supposed real estate bubble.  Fischler also specifically asks Colombo about his passion for Brickell Flatiron.

“I always thought what you see happening now [in Brickell] would eventually happen,” begins Colombo. “This is a little piece of New York inside Miami. You are in an area where you are walking distance to go to work, you have access to tons of restaurants, you have access now to department stores and a bit of retail within a few blocks. You have the best restaurants, all moving to this area. You have access to the Metrorail, and you have access to the offices in the Financial District.”

Learn more about Ugo Colombo and Brickell Flatiron in this Ocean Drive article

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