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.”