While a student at UM, Ugo Colombo, CMC Group Founder, managed properties of absentee owners at the Imperial on Brickell Ave. “I went on to buy foreclosed units there and spearheaded a successful sellout of the property,” he says. In 1992, he began his first solo development, the 147-unit Bristol Tower. “I learned so much with that project,” he says. “The fact that it looks just as modern today as it did over 20 years ago is a great feeling of accomplishment.” His latest project, Brickell Flatiron, continues his practice of enhancing the community in by bringing in elements of culture to the space. “Whether it be through art or a restaurant like Zuma, I like to make sure a property is left with something unique and special that everyone can enjoy and appreciate,” he says. The 64th Floor of Brickell Flatiron will boast a spa with therapeutic services, a fitness center and a pool deck with 360-degree unobstructed water & city views; BrickellFlatiron.com.
We sat down with Henrik Cronqvist, Vice Dean of Lifelong Learning & Executive Education at Miami Herbert Business School, to get his thoughts on why Miami is the city everyone is moving to for tech jobs, to start their own business, get funding and develop the companies of tomorrow.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we introduce you to a few of Miami’s most dynamic Latino leaders who are breaking the mold and making the city thrive