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The Key to Success in Real Estate Development

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.

Plan, Plan, Plan

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.

International Luxury Living in Miami

Forty years ago, Miami had a totally different look and feel than it does today. When you look at Miami now, you will see a beautifully diverse city with unique buildings and people. This diversity can be explained by the great value that Miami real estate offers on a global scale. Locals find the pricing of Miami real estate to be incredibly expensive, but foreigners see low prices for luxurious living.

Global Influence

Ugo Colombo brought his Italian architecture and design to his luxurious buildings in Miami. However, Italy is not the only country that will be seen and felt in Miami’s culture. We may see a number of unique architectural designs that are influenced by a number of different cultures as more foreigners dive into the inexpensive Miami real estate market. Although Miami real estate may seem expensive to locals, according to the Worldwide Cost of Living Report by the Economist, Miami is ranked at number 71 in the list of most expensive cities. Singapore, Paris, and Hong Kong were all tied for first place. These numbers indicate that inexpensive luxury living in Miami will bring in more foreigners who are eager to get into this market while the prices are so low. With more and more foreigners entering the city, Miami will become an even bigger melting pot and will see cultural benefits from all the new and unique backgrounds.

Sources:

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/real-estate-news/article230496564.html

https://www.eiu.com/topic/worldwide-cost-of-living

Your Summer Ride: The 2018 McLaren 570GT

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.

Test drive this McLaren 570GT at the Ugo Colombo Miami dealership THE COLLECTION.

Best of Both Worlds: The 2018 Audi S5 Sportback

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.

Stop in to the Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION, the luxury Miami dealership to test drive the 2018 Audi S5 Sportback today.

2018 Maserati Levante S GranSport Series

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.

Riding in Style: 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster

Porsche never seems to disappoint, especially not with the brand new 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster. Equipped with a 4-cylinder turbo 2.0-liter engine and a 6 speed manual transmission, this Porsche packs a lot of power. When you are behind the wheel of this beauty, you will be able to experience the 300 horsepower and 280 pound-foot torque. Maybe even test out for yourself if the 0-62mph time is really just 5.1 seconds.

Along with its speed and power, when driving the Boxster, you’ll notice its excellent handling. As for aesthetics, there is an option to feature a high gloss black colored spoiler in the back of the vehicle, making the rear of the car really stand out. The stitching in the interior has also changed and includes high contrast colors, making this feature one of the Porsche’s “wow” factors. You will truly be riding in style when it comes to the Porsche 718 Boxster.

If you are one to take road trips with your newest sportscar like the Porsche 718 Boxster, cargo space will not be a problem. This model has cargo space both in the front and rear. Other great features of this car which you can find at THE COLLECTION in Miami are its 18-inch alloy wheels, parking camera and sensors and its comfortable sport seats.

Ugo Colombo is the owner of THE COLLECTION, a luxury car dealership located in Miami, Florida.

Ugo Colombo’s Miami Real Estate

Ugo Colombo has been busy advancing his real estate development efforts throughout Miami. Recently, Ugo Colombo’s CMC Group, along with Valerio Morabito, bought the Bay Harbor Continental site. Though a decision has not been announced on what development to this coastal site will entail, it was previously approved for a seven-story upscale condominium tower by its former owner. Prior to this project, Ugo Colombo and Valerio Morabito worked to develop a building known as Beach House 8 in Mid-Beach. This condominium tower stands ten floors tall and was completed in 2014.

An exciting update on one of the CMC Group’s other projects is at the Miami’s Brickell Flatiron Residential Tower. The grandeur of this building is stunning, with 64 floors of elegance that will be one of the United States’ tallest residential towers. The collection of penthouses on floors 50 through 64 will provide residents a top-tier experience, from exquisite furniture, to lofty ceilings and unreal views–and there are still units available.

In addition to spectacular real estate development, Ugo Colombo owns The Collection, Miami’s premier luxury car dealership. It was recently announced that The Collection would be expanding their product offerings to include Land Rover, located nearby the original location in a deal negotiated by Ugo Colombo and the CMC Group. Ugo Colombo remains a prominent figure in Miami through his impact on the Miami skyline over the years. With no end in sight, residents of Miami and Coral Gables look forward to seeing more of the luxurious side Ugo Colombo has been able to bring out of Miami.

Jaguar Goes Electric

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.

Audi’s 2018 Cabriolet

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.

The 2018 Alfa Romeo SUV

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.

Test drive this Alfa Romeo SUV at the Ugo Colombo Miami dealership THE COLLECTION.