Uruguayan Eatery, La Huella, to Open at Brickell City Centre

 

Brickell City Centre has been the highlight of Miami’s real estate discussions for some time with renowned names in retail, hotels, entertainment, and dining flocking to the new hub. The latest name to add to the roster is popular Uruguayan restaurant, La Huella. The South American eatery will be the signature restaurant at EAST, the chic and modern hotel from Swire that will be one of the anchoring names at Brickell City Centre. This will the first U.S. locale for both La Huella and Swire hotels.

Boasting parrilla-style food from head chef Alejandro Morales, La Huella has an outstanding reputation as one of South America’s must-try seaside spots. The restaurant will stand alongside other dining venues in EAST including a much-anticipated 40th floor bar. Brickell City Centre construction is rising quickly and EAST’s 263 hotel rooms and 89 apartments currently have a completion date of fall 2015.

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Bloomberg News- Miami Among Top Market For Cash Buyers

 

In today’s rebounding real estate market, cash continues to be king. Bloomberg News put together an analysis of the top 30 metro areas in the country for cash deals and found Miami to be at the top of the list. “Homes bought in Miami were purchased with cash 6.9% of the time. Even the most expensive homes changed hands in cash deals roughly half the time,” the article reads. For the past several years we have seen this cash trend stay strong, particularly among luxury and international buyers looking to invest in Miami. As construction continues to boom and more inventory comes into the market, we will continue to see cash deals happening regularly.

Other cities on the list for top cash deals include Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville in Florida, as well as Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee. See the complete list on Bloomberg News: Markets Where Buyers Are Bringing The Money 

 

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4th of July Celebrations in South Florida

 

Independence Day is upon us once again, and that means celebrating with family and friends, barbecuing and catching fireworks, of course! We’ve put together a list of the best places to see all the action and show off your stars and stripes.  

Key Biscayne- Don’t miss the annual 4th of July Parade down Crandon Blvd. that starts at 11am followed by a picnic on the Village Green and a magnificent fireworks display at the Key Biscayne Beach Club promptly at 9pm. (550 Ocean Drive, Key Biscayne)

Aventura- The City of Aventura presents its 19th annual fireworks display along Country Club Drive. Grab a spot at the Turnberry Isle Golf Course and get ready for an amazing show that starts at 9pm. (19999 West Country Drive, Aventura)

Miami Beach- All the action will be at the North Shore Bandshell where visitors will enjoy and all day festival with live music by the Spam All Stars, DJs, and food trucks. The fireworks start at 9pm. (73rd and Collins Ave.)

Coral Gables- Many call the fireworks at the Biltmore the best they have ever seen. Picnic with family and friends starting at 5pm and enjoy a live concert followed by an impressive light show at 9pm. (1200 Anastasia Drive, Coral Gables)

Fort Lauderdale- The City of Fort Lauderdale’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular starts at 12:30pm and runs throughout the day. Activities include a Kids Zone and a live concert and fireworks starting at 9pm. (A1A and Las Olas Boulevard)

Downtown Miami- Head to Bayfront Park and celebrate “America’s Birthday Bash”, which will feature fun activities for kids, a beer garden, giveaways, photo opportunities and much more. Fireworks begin at 9pm. (301 Biscayne Blvd.)

Coconut Grove- Grove locals head to Peacock Park for festivities that begin at 5pm, followed by fireworks at 9pm. Whether you’re at the park or watching from your boat on the water, there’s no bad view! (2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove)

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Miami Ranked 9th in US for Green Commercial Real Estate

 

Miami is frequently awarded high grades for its beaches, tropical lifestyle, and role as Latin American hub but now we’re being recognized for being green as well! A new study by CBRE Group & Maastrict University ranked Miami 9th in the nation for green commercial real estate. 19.4 percent of new towers and development projects have been “green certified.” This correlates to 79 buildings and 21 million square feet of office space with either U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification or Energy Star labels.

Miami Ranked 9th in US for Green Commercial Real Estate

Miami Ranked 9th in US for Green Commercial Real Estate

This movement is motivated by more than a sense of responsibility to our environment, Miami investors are reacting to a growing client demand for sustainable building features. Public policy in Miami has also pushes this trend forward, county municipal code requires all new private development over 50,000 square feet to achieve LEED Silver certification. While commercial spaces are making the list for the first time, it’s important to know that Florida homeowners are also progressive with their green efforts. A recent study by the USGCB ranked Florida seventh for the most LEED-certified homes, with 1,860 total. Contact ONE SIR about how our exclusive developments have embraced sustainable measures.

ONE Sotheby’s Visits Canada

 

 ONE Sotheby’s Exclusive Development recently visited Toronto and Montreal to showcase two of South Florida’s top development projects, the Ritz-Carlton Residences and Riva in Fort Lauderdale. During the trip they networked with top brokers and buyers in the area and held several presentations on the two exclusive developments. This visit to Canada continues to prove ONE Sotheby’s international reach and international marketing initiatives.

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ONE Sotheby’s Brokers Make Real Trends Top 1000 List

 

Real Trends has unveiled its list of the Top 1000 Realtors in the country and we are proud to announce that several brokers from ONE Sotheby’s are named. The list is divided in several categories, and four from our team are included in the list for Top Sales Volumes by Individuals.

Rank #65- Eloy Carmenate, 2013 Sales Volume: $112,958,876.40

Rank #78- Mayi de la Vega, 2013 Sales Volume: $102,352,476.00

Rank #86- Jorge Uribe, 2013 Sales Volume: 97,726,000.00

Ranks #203- Jo-Ann Forster, 2013 Sales Volume: $65, 152,508.00

Congratulations to our top producers! See the complete list: Real Trends Top 1000  14D7EE38-CCDA-4EE2-813E-DBFF3F874F17

Qatar Airways Flight Between Doha and Miami

 

This week Qatar Airlines continued to solidify Miami as a major metropolitan hub by adding a direct flight between Doha and MIA. The five-star international airline only offers direct flights to five other U.S. cities, making Miami a top destination for Middle Eastern tourists and investors alike. Qatar Airlines CEO, Akbar Al Baker said that Miami holds great appeal as a travel spot of its own and a gateway to the Caribbean for tourists hoping to hop on major cruise lines.

Al Baker spoke at the St. Regis Bal Harbour this week alongside the Miami Dade County Mayor and Aviation Director. He described the allure of his airline as “youthful” with aircrafts that are 4.2 years old and in-flight personnel that are 28 years old on average respectively. This major airline announcement comes atop of news of a quickly expanding PortMiami and new MLS stadium. Miami is making its mark as a cultural and economic epicenter and showing no signs of slowing down.

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Significant Listing: 2050 North Bay Road, Miami Beach

 

Listed by one of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty’s top producers, Jorge Uribe, this waterfront estate features more than 7,500 square feet, and is the former home of Grammy award-winning artist Aleajndro Sanz. Currently listed for $18,000,000, the property has 160’ of deep-water frontage, which makes it ideal for yachting aficionados. It has been restored with an architectural design by Wallace Tutt and it also has a world-class recording studio designed by renown sound engineer Rafael Sardina. This home is captures the true ambiance of Miami Beach luxury living with sprawling outdoor spaces that are perfect for entertaining and that feature the most incredible views of the bay. To see more visit www.2050nbayrd.com or contact Jorge Uribe: (786)371.8777

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ONE Sotheby’s Sports & Entertainment Division Launches with New Hire Ben Moss

 

With expertise in all things high profile and luxury real estate in South Florida, ONE Sotheby’s has just announced a calculated move to strengthen our celebrity portfolio. As the first luxury brokerage in South Florida to establish a specific Sports & Entertainment division, ONE carefully selected new managing director Ben Moss to lead the team. Moss joins the ONE Sotheby’s team with years of experience operating his own sports-and-entertainment focused brokerage founded in 2004 with former fiance Katrina Campins who recently joined Trump International Realty as a luxury real estate specialist. This strategic addition comes at a time when more celebrities than ever are searching for luxury homes in South Florida.

Ben Moss joins ONE Sotheby's International Realty

Ben Moss joins ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

ONE Sotheby’s President Daniel de la Vega was responsible for bringing Moss on. He explains that Moss brings an acute ability to match athletes with desired properties locally and nationally, building lasting relationships with high quality buyers – a shared Sotheby’s specialty.  Moss  has assisted more than 350 athletes and entertainers with their real estate transactions throughout the U.S in the last ten years. He closed more than $500 million in sales and leases, representing major sports stars including Kevin Durant, Jake Long, and actor Russell Brand. Mobile celebrities combatting overexposure will be comforted by Moss’s experience level and the Sotheby’s brand that’s synonymous with quality. Contact us to learn more about this Division launch.

ONE SIR Exclusive Beach House 8 Condo Project – Officially Sold Out

 

The ONE exclusive development Beach House 8 has hit a new milestone – it’s completely sold out. The final duplex penthouse unit was purchased by Brazilian entrepreneur Mario Garnero for a cool $14 million. That last closing came just 5 months after the launch of sales for the condo project, a major success for the acclaimed developers, Valerio Morabito and Ugo Colombo’s CMC group. This also marks another strong performance by our ONE Sotheby’s firm who handled sales efforts.

Sleek Beach House 8 waterfront condo

Sleek Beach House 8 waterfront condo

The speed of sell out has generated significant hype for the building that broke ground on the 3651 Collins Ave lot last week with a projected completion date of August 2015. According to Morabito, buyers were drawn to the intimate and exclusive environment offered by Beach House 8 which will be the only boutique residential building in the area offering luxury living. Residences at Beach House 8 were priced from $5.9 million to $14 million and range from 3,783 to 5,200 square feet of interior space. Garnero’s duplex penthouse has more than 6,000 square feet of outdoor living space and a private pool. Contact us to learn more about unique ONE sales and marketing strategies and the Sotheby’s global network which contributed to this major win.