In the early 1990s, Ugo Colombo saw the investment opportunity in Miami real estate, and now it is starting to reach its full potential. According to Norada Real Estate Investment, Miami real estate appreciated 57.70% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 4.66%, putting Miami in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. Despite the downward motion nationwide in the housing market, Miami real estate appreciation rates are strong and have continued to appreciate in value faster than most places. The real estate market in Miami is doing well and has seen a dramatic increase in office locations.
Offices are Taking Over
Office development in Miami has hit its highest level since 2009, which is partially caused by the relocation of tenants from high-tax states. According to The Real Deal, 1.9 million square feet of office space is expected to be completed in the next two years. As of 2011, only 500,000 square feet of office space was expected to be completed, as opposed to the nearly 2 million square feet that is now expected. On top of the relocation of tenants from high-tax states causing this change, it is thought that corporations wanting to expand their Latin American business could also be another reason for this shift.
If you are
thinking of investing in Miami real estate, especially in office space, it
seems as though the statistics and numbers are on your side. Miami continues to
become a “mini-Manhattan” and is seen as a good investment opportunity for the
Some may think
that the key to success in the real estate development industry is to take on
as many projects as possible and hope for the best. However, expertise,
attention to detail and planning are the true key elements to being successful.
CMC Group Founder, Ugo Colombo, was recently named a Power Leader in Real Estate by the South Florida Business Journal. He is an alumnus of the University of Miami with a degree in business administration. When asked what his key to a successful career is, his answer was simple. He only takes on one or two projects at a time and pays extreme attention to detail to each one.
He added that
planning in the beginning stages of a project is crucial to the project’s
success. It’s very similar to racing, if you aren’t prepared for the turn
seconds before, there may be big consequences to pay. The same goes for real
estate, if enough planning isn’t done before the project breaks ground, the
price will be paid during or at the end of the project.
Driving behind the wheel of the 2018 McLaren 570GT will give even the most dedicated sport car enthusiasts a rush. Not disappointing, the 570GT will provide you with the ultimate sports car experience, perfect for a hot summer day drive or even a long cruise.
The McLaren was designed to be driven by not only car enthusiasts but casual admirers of luxury cars, too. The engine has three modes: normal, sport and track. As suspected, while in the normal mode, the car drives smooth and comfortable. Switch it into track and you’ll feel like a race car driver within seconds. Stepping inside the 570GT, the design is simple yet elegant with several design options to choose from.
What is under the hood is nothing short of impressive, the 570GT has the power to go from 0 to 60mph in just 2.8 seconds and as fast as 100mph in 6.1 seconds with its 3.8liter twin turbocharged V8 engine. Pushing out 562 horsepower and 443 pound-foot of torque, this vehicle is a monster in terms of power. While on open road the McLaren can hit 204mph, which is not recommended for the regular driver.
The 2018 Audi S5 Sportback has been totally redesigned, coming back with a sleek look. This four-door coupe will hit home for those who are looking for power packed in a smaller car, compared to Audi’s A7. Speaking of power, the S5 Sportback has a 3.0-liter VG engine, packed with 354 hp and a nice 369 lb-ft of torque. This speedster can go from 0-60 mph in just under 5 seconds – 4.5 seconds to be exact. The Audi S5 Sportback is ubiquitously envied, from businessmen to mothers with kids.
With a great design inside and out, the Audi S5 Sportback is a must for those looking for a brand new sports car. Peeking at the interior of the S5, you’ll be impressed with the red lather seats and the contrasting black and gray dashboard and center console. The convenient four-door design allows for plenty of storage room in the rear of the car with 22 cubic feet available. When the back seats are down, storage space expands to 35 cubic feet. Designed with comfort in mind, sitting in hours of traffic won’t be a problem any longer if you are riding in style with this 2018 Audi S5 Sportback.
Ride in style with the 2018 Maserati Levante S GranSport that delivers a strong performance. This new series has an updated twin-turbo engine, allowing it to sound tougher than ever before. With its max speed of 164 mph and its max power of 424 horsepower, you can go from 0-60 mph in 5.0 seconds.
With a stronger and faster engine, safety is also a priority. Maserati incorporated advanced technology and additional safety. The “S” series comes fully equipped with a 360-degree camera, blind spot alert, emergency braking, and collision warning systems.
The Levante S series offers three different types of trims and luxury features, including a panoramic sunroof, velour carpets, and a fine-grained leather interior. This stunning machine offers the driver the substantial strength of sport utility vehicle with the style that is emblematic of Maserati. This is not the type of car that should stay in a garage or showroom; it is made to be driven.
Test drive the 2018 Maserati Levante S GranSport at Ugo Colombo’s luxury car dealership in Miami, THE COLLECTION.
As the 50th anniversary marking the launch of the Jaguar XJ approaches, Jaguar has been reimagining this classic sedan. With more luxury car companies taking notes from Tesla’s success, Jaguar is following suit, announcing that the 2019 Jaguar XJ will be a hatchback electric vehicle. This newly redesigned car will have an aluminum frame and twin motors that power all-wheel drive. Jaguar intends on ensuring this car’s output rivals non-electric vehicles to keep with its sports car roots.
This electric vehicle’s range will take you over 300 miles before needing to be charged again. Although this is less than Tesla’s over 600-mile range on the newer models, the choice to cross over to a fully electric engine is unique when compared to other brands Jaguar competes with. It’s projected that electric vehicles and hatchbacks will surpass sedans in popularity in the coming years.
Though this vehicle doesn’t launch until late in 2018, THE COLLECTION carries the luxurious 2018 sedan model, with a range of colors and specs to choose from. The Ugo Colombo Miami dealership THE COLLECTION is Miami’s foremost luxury automotive dealership serving Aventura, Brickell, Coral Gables, Miami Beach.
Feel the warm ocean breeze in Miami with the touch of a button in Audi’s 2018 S5 Cabriolet. This convertible is one of the finest in Audi’s compact upscale line. This S5 has 354 horsepower at 5,400 RPM and a turbocharged V6 engine. With all wheel drive and endless safety features, the power behind this car is just the icing on the cake. This convertible has sensors that help ensure you and your passengers stay safe, like the blind spot sensor, parking sensors and wireless phone connectivity. The rear-view mirror dims automatically for safe driving at night.
The sound system in the model at Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION is by Bang & Olufsen with 3D sound to really enhance the driving experience, even with the top down. Another great feature is the telescoping steering wheel, which enables you to maintain a comfortable driving position adjusted for your personal needs—your experience is personalized in this vehicle. Plug your destination into the navigation system and enjoy the ride!
The Cabriolet is available in a variety of finishes at THE COLLECTION. Test drive this machine today and finally purchase the convertible you’ve been searching for.
A two-liter, all-aluminum turbocharged, four-cylinder engine powers this triumphant SUV. The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti packs Italian flare and engineering into a sleek SUV frame. Alfa Romeo designed this automobile to be lightweight. They optimized speed and efficiency by using materials like carbon fiber and aluminum. The meticulously structured frame is evenly distributed across the front and rear axles, so you feel like you’re driving on a cloud.
The Stelvio Ti is named after the Stelvio pass, an incredibly challenging road to drive in the Italian Alps. This SUV is agile and controlled, both qualities one would need driving in such a place. Grab onto the heated steering wheel and strap in for a joyride. Feel free to take this machine on winding roads where SUV’s typically don’t perform well on. Slip into Dynamic driving mode and you’re on your way.
This SUV has a 280-horsepower engine at 5200 RPM. Going 0-60 in 5.4 seconds leaves other SUV’s in the dust, as most cannot reach that speed in under 6 seconds. With fuel economy at 28 highway MPG, this SUV can cruise for longer. Longer highway driving is a delight in Normal driving mode.
Agility is not commonly used to describe an SUV, but the 2018 Audi Q7 2.0T SUV will thrill you. The benefit of finding a luxury car with the room and comfort of an SUV is that you can have the best of both worlds. This car impressed enthusiasts so much that it earned Car and Driver’s Best Mid-Size Luxury SUV – 2017 10Best Trucks and SUVs.
The engine is turbocharged with four cylinders, though you can upgrade to a V-6 engine. As you drive through the coastline, you’ll be able to take this machine from 0-60 in 7 seconds. For an SUV, that’s not too shabby. This SUV’s fuel economy is great compared to many others in its class, at 25 mpg for highway driving. That means less interruptions for a peaceful, longer drive. Pair that with the 252-horsepower engine, and you’re on your way.
The infotainment display is much more than that—Audi’s Virtual Cockpit is full of advanced features, including interconnectivity that links to your smartphone so you can safely drive without missing a thing. This SUV is engineered for a smooth drive that you’ll look forward to–even a commute to the office.
As the season of giving approaches, our hearts are warmed by generosity, neighborly greetings and spending time with loved ones. As we give thanks for all the blessings in our lives, sometimes we can’t help but wonder what will be waiting for us under the Christmas tree. For some, those gifts might not fit under the tree, but rather beneath an oversized bow. If you’re dreaming of luxury this holiday season, here are some cars you’ll want to ask Santa for.
2017 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe
5.0 liter V8 Supercharged engine and all-wheel drive handling. This Jaguar is a ferocious vehicle packed with features you’ll never want to let go. This car features steering wheel memory that’s heated for those cooler winter days. With 550 horsepower, this coup goes from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. Test drive this car today at Ugo Colombo’s Miami dealership THE COLLECTION.
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sedan
This award-winning vehicle has gained notoriety as Motor Trend’s Car of The Year. Going 0-60 in 5.7 at 505 horsepower, the Alfa Romeo Giulia is known for its grip and versatility being a sports sedan. The glory of this vehicle can only be experienced in person, so put yourself in the driver’s seat & lay your foot on the gas at the Ugo Colombo Miami luxury dealership THE COLLECTION.
Ferrari 812 Superfast
There is nothing average about this machine. The Ferrari 812 Superfast is quickly becoming a favorite among Ferrari aficionados. The fastest and most powerful Ferrari yet has a 12-cylinder engine that will have you gripping the wheel as you turn corners. Shift to the twelfth dimension and test drive this Ferrari at Ugo Colombo’s Miami dealership THE COLLECTION.