On December 3rd, the Best Buddies Art + Friendship Auction was held at the home of Sara and Ugo Colombo. Best Buddies International works to create employment and leadership opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The event raised nearly $1 million, with the auction including works by artists such as David Altmejd, Carol Bove, Joe Bradley, and many more. Guests included Leonardo DiCaprio, Val Kilmer, and Alina and Anthony Shriver.
Ugo Colombo was recently selected to be one of two teams working to create a development plan and financial proposal for the Miami Convention Center. This project will be privately funded and voted on by the public of Miami to ultimately decide between the two proposals. According to the article, Ugo Colombo’s team will consist of “Portman-CMC, the developer who built the 14-block Peachtree Center in Atlanta, and its partners, Miami condo developer Ugo Colombo, Cirque du Soleil and the Bal Harbour Shops.” The proposals are scheduled to be completed in June and will then be voted on.
To read more about Ugo Colombo’s part in the Miami Convention Center renovations, check out the Miami Herald.
The Portman – CMC group, headed by Ugo Colombo and Portman Holdings, have made the short list for the Miami Convention Center renovations. The Portman – CMC Group will be in the running with South Beach ACE to create the top renovation proposal.
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The Miami Herald published an article discussing the potential groups of architects, investors, and developers who are bidding to take charge of the renovations for the Miami Convention Center. Portman – CMC Group, headed by Ugo Colombo and Portman Holdings were one of two groups chosen to compete for the final building proposal. According to the article, these two groups will develop their plans over the next 6 months, including public input, to craft the financial and developmental plans for the renovation.
To read more about Ugo Colombo & Portman Holdings plans for the renovation, read the full article at The Miami Herald.