South Florida Real Estate Blog

ONE Sotheby’s Hosts An Evening of Luxury at the Monaco Yacht Show


One Sotheby’s International Realty in partnership with Worth Avenue Yachts, and affiliates C.I.C. Immobilier Monte-Carlo Sotheby’s International Realty and Cote d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty host a fabulous cocktail reception for VIPs during this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, which took place September 28th through October 1st.


The only event of its kind, brokers Florian Jouin and Sabine Otamendi were in attendance representing ONE Sotheby’s and promoting Miami’s luxury real estate market. They showcased Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum, which was of high interest among the guests on board the 213 foot ultra-luxe vessel Nassima.


Everyone spent the evening mingling and enjoying champagne, Saint Estephe wine and exquisite Monegasque hors d’oeuvres.


ONE Sotheby’s participation in this event is truly unique, as no other South Florida real estate firm has such far reaching international ties. Our brand’s presence around the world is an incredible platform to expose affluent foreign buyers to South Florida’s luxury real estate opportunities. Until next time!

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Sotheby’s Auction House Event: Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2015


Exceptional objects encompassing classical and modern Chinese works of art are being offered at auction at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this week. Pieces included paintings, ink art, jewelry, watches and wine.



A representative from ONE Sotheby’s is attending the events, which include a panel discussion entitled “The Collection of A. Alfred Taubman – The Man, his Collection, and his Influence on Today’s Art Market.” The discussion is being led by the CEO of Sotheby’s Asia, Kevin Ching, along with Simon Shaw, Co-Head, Worldwide Impressionist & Modern Art, Alexander Rotter, Co-Head, Worldwide Contemporary Art and special guest William Taubman.


The high-energy auction is creating a great deal of excitement, as those in attendance bid on the many unique pieces. Attendees are also showing interest for the South Florida real estate opportunities that are being presented by ONE Sotheby’s. Our presence at this high-profile auction demonstrates the reach that our brand has throughout the world and is a great example of how we are making foreign buyers aware of Miami’s luxury real estate market.



Brickell City Centre Announces Four New Retailers


Brickell City Centre recently announced another set of luxury retailers. The international brands Guiseppe Zanotti Design, La Perla, Bally and Kiton will all open stores in Miami in fall 2016.


“Our newly announced luxury retailers are coming from the world’s top fashion capitals because they understand that Brickell City Centre will position them at the forefront of millions of international visitors, residents and daytime workers seeking quality brands,” says Debora Overholt, senior retail director at Swire Properties.


Brickell City Centre aims to provide patrons with the ultimate shopping experience. These four stores will join an already impressive line up of previously announced luxury retailers and culinary options.

For a private sales gallery tour, please contact us to schedule a visit: 305.964.8977


One Sotheby’s International Realty Acquires South Beach International Realty


We are thrilled to share that ONE Sotheby’s International Realty has acquired Diane Lieberman’s brokerage firm, South Beach International Realty (SBI Realty). Recognized in the Miami Beach market as a top-producing boutique brokerage led by a powerhouse broker, SBI Realty will be absorbed into the daily operations of ONE SIR in the coming weeks.

The acquisition will add more than 70 SBI Realty agents and market experts to ONE SIR’s network of 475 professionals across our offices in South Florida and to the Sotheby’s international network of affiliates in over 60 countries and 760 offices worldwide.

Lieberman will serve as vice president of ONE SIR, working to bridge Miami and the North East’s luxury markets.

“When I made the business decision to join forces with another real estate powerhouse, ONE Sotheby’s was the smartest choice to take SBI Realty and my agents to the next level. ONE Sotheby’s offers our associates and clients the best of both worlds, local experts and the reach of an international network,” Lieberman said in a statement.

“It’s going to be a wonderful addition to ONE Sotheby’s,” Daniel de la Vega, president of One Sotheby’s, told TRD. “We’re really excited to have Diane and her entire team on board with ONE Sotheby’s.”

It is an honor to have the SBI Realty team join us at ONE SIR, their expertise and impeccable reputation will be a great contribution to the company.

Read more in The Real Deal.

ONE Sotheby’s Supports Miami Children’s Health Foundation 5k


One Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to have come together for the children during the Miami Children’s Health Foundation’s 5th Annual 5k in support of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. This is their largest community event of the year.

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We were thrilled to sponsor this event together with a number of other corporate teams in attendance, including Sabadell United Bank, Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables, and  Youfit Health Clubs.

The ONE Sir team participated alongside other walkers, runners and strollers of all ages.

It was amazing to be a part of this incredible event and we look forward to participating next year!


One Thousand Museum Mat Foundation Pour Video


Zaha Hadid’s first project in the western hemisphere, One Thousand Museum has begun its two-year vertical building phase.

In this recently released drone video key members of the One Thousand Museum team speak about the future of the project and what it will bring to Miami. The drone captured stunning video of the mat foundation pour that used 10,000 cubic yards of concrete. It took 24 hours of continuous pouring and approximately 1000 trucks to complete the foundation. This was one of the top 5 foundations ever poured by Desimone Consulting Engineers.

The mat foundation supports the tower proper. At 709 feet the tower is not the tallest in Miami, but it is one of the most complex. This unique tower by Zaha Hadid has vertical columns on the outside, and the architect worked closely with consultants so One Thousand Museum would meet Florida’s hurricane code without losing its design.

ONE Sir at the Monaco Yacht Show



ONE Sir travelled to Monaco in partnership with affiliate C.I.C. Immobilier Monte-Carlo Sotheby’s International Realty to showcase One Thousand Museum. Monaco is a premier luxury tourist destination and is a widely known hub for the world’s wealthiest buyers. Each year 120 total superyachts are showcased at the Monaco Yacht Show; 40 of these are new launches unveiled at the event.

On the docks, luxury yachting companies are joined by some of the most important brokerage houses, including ONE Sir, to exhibit their latest work. ONE Sir and our partner affiliate in Monaco showcased One Thousand Museum to a great turnout of VIP luxury buyers and investors.

ONE Sir hosted a cocktail party at the Hotel Hermitage and in attendance were a number of ultra high net worth individuals who sipped champagne and tasted hors d’oeuvres. It was a lovely event and a huge success. Many thanks to everyone in Monaco for the warm welcome!





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The Real Deal U.S. Real Estate Showcase & Forum in Shanghai



ONE Sotheby’s sponsored and participated in the largest U.S. real estate showcase and investment forum ever held in China, hosted by The Real Deal. ONE Sir partnered with the Taiwan Sotheby’s affiliate for the event to showcase Brickell City Centre, Metropica and Gale Boutique Hotel and Residences in Ft. Lauderdale.

In attendance for the ONE Sir team was David Lane, promoting One Thousand Museum, as well as Ivonne Barrera with Brickell City Centre, and Fernando de Nuñez y Lugones and Jennifer Santana from the Development Division. Steve Owens, the developer of Brickell City Centre was also in attendance as part of Swire.


The showcase featured twelve panels and workshops providing potential residential and commercial investors valuable insights into the hottest real estate markets in the U.S. More than 6,000 real estate investors and professionals in Shanghai were exposed to 100 different developments.

 The Asian market has proven to be a crowd hungry for access to the U.S. market, and the expo served as a forum to connect Chinese investors and U.S. developers and marketers. In 2014, $22 billion was spent by Chinese buyers on U.S. real estate investments, and an estimated 63 million Chinese have the means to invest in international property.



Significant Listing: 4730 North Bay Road



4730 North Bay Road will leave you speechless. Designed by Austin Harrelson, this neo-classical mansion boasts 14,000 sq. ft. of interior living space set on a 27,000 sq. ft. lot with extras that include a private movie theater, wine cellar, guest house and 130’ of water frontage.


Large, single pane double doors open the house to the bay from nearly every room, inviting in sunlight and cool bay breezes. Soaring ceilings only magnify the home’s magnificence and high-end finishes. The home features a large chefs kitchen with an island and tile backsplash, and the seven spacious bedrooms have luxurious en suite bathrooms. This home is a must see for discerning buyers who appreciate natural light, indoor/outdoor entertaining options and custom touches throughout.


With plenty of outdoor living space it’s easy to imagine oneself enjoying beautiful sunsets and the best open bay downtown views Miami has to offer from 4730 North Bay Road.


Listing price $31,950,000, listed by Miki Curkoski and Albert Justo.

See the full listing here:


Brickell Traffic and the Road Ahead Panel



Brickell City Centre recently hosted the “Brickell Traffic and the Road Ahead Panel.” The panel focused on Brickell’s traffic solutions amid the area’s impending growth. More than 150 of Miami’s most important brokers, including many from our ONE Sir team were in attendance to learn how Brickell City Centre is addressing traffic concerns for the Brickell/Downtown area. Previously, construction in the area has brought traffic complications, but Brickell City Centre is at the forefront of mitigating those concerns, working with a wide range of officials and interested parties.

Panelists included city leaders: Lisa Colmenares from FDOT, Art Noriega of Miami Parking Authority, Eric Riel of the Downtown Development Authority, Chris Gandolfo of Swire Properties, Albert Hernandez from Miami-Dade Transit, David Henerson of the Miami-Dade County Metropolitan Planning Organization and Frank Aira from Miami-Dade County Public Works.

Signage: A total of 292 signs have a Fall 2015 expected installation date, providing information for drivers about routes to destinations, governmental/educational facilities and parking.

Public Transportation: All Aboard Florida will provide rail service from Miami to Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando beginning in Dec. 2016. Additionally, Tri-Rail Miami is extending into Downtown, majorly impacting access to the area via public transportation. Improvements to existing bus, metro and metromover stations are already underway. Miami-Dade Transit is working to create a number of transit-oriented developments (TOD), including Brickell City Centre. A TOD is a mixed use residential and commercial area designed to maximize access to public transportation.

Expansion Studies: Currently FDOT – District Six has two studies in the area: the Project Development and Environment Study of SR 90/SW 7 St/SW 8 St, and the Interstate 95 Corridor Planning Study from US-1/SR-5 to Miami-Dade/Broward County Line. Miami-Dade Transit is looking into expanding the metromever system to include a South Inner Loop, which connects to the existing Brickell Loop.

These represent only a portion of current and planned projects focused on alleviating traffic in the Brickell/Downtown areas. There are multiple solutions both short and medium term to not just alleviate the traffic but to make Brickell a more accessible city overall.