The one-of-a-kind architectural masterpiece Brickell Flatiron set a new sales record for the Brickell submarket in 2018 with the purchase of a 3-story penthouse by an out-of-town buyer for $13.2 million — the highest price paid for a condo in Brickell since 2007. “We are seeing a surge of interest out of New York, Chicago and Boston, encouraged by the prospect of rising interest rates over the coming year and higher taxes more generally,” explains Adriana Brito of Fortune Development Sales, the exclusive sales & marketing firm for Brickell Flatiron. In 2018 alone, Brito was responsible for more than $50 million in sales at Brickell Flatiron, including the aforementioned 6.5 bedroom triplex penthouse. “Our buyers understand the long-term value of owning in an Ugo Colombo building — only the best materials and utmost attention to detail will do,” she says. “When you look at other Ugo Colombo projects such as Bristol Tower, Santa Maria and EPIC, these are homes with true staying power.” Designed by acclaimed Miami architect Luis Revuelta, Brickell Flatiron’s distinct shape boasts flowing, curvilinear forms that give way to spacious interiors with floorplans as large as 6,000 square feet. On the inside, Italian design architect Massimo Iosa Ghini, of Ferrari fame, creates sleek amenity spaces that lend themselves to a seamless transition from inside to out; BrickellFlatiron.com.
As the way we do business constantly evolves, a familiar force in the Miami area is taking on the challenges of an unpredictable future. For Miami Business School, students from all backgrounds are adopting an ethos that business is much more than dollars and cents.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we tracked down a few of Miami’s leading Hispanic entrepreneurs to get a glimpse into what it means to be your own boss and how to effectively balance an ever-changing world where a regular 9 to 5 just won’t cut it.