“The recent wave of high net worth buyers has sparked a boom at the top end of the Miami real estate market. A recent study — the Coldwell Banker Previews International Luxury Market Report — showed that outside of New York City, Miami is the country’s busiest locale in the million-dollar-plus market.” – Danny Hertzberg on the Miami real estate market. To read the full article about younger buyers in the high-end market, please click on the link below:
We are incredibly honored to have had the opportunity to give CBS host Lisa Petrillo a tour of our breathtaking duplex Penthouse at the Grand Venetian. Two penthouses have been combined to form this impressive 6,500 sqft skyline penthome with floor to ceiling windows and unparalleled finishes throughout. This penthome exudes luxury with a savant smart system, Kreon lighting, Subzero, Wolf and Miele appliances. From a glass and steel floating staircase to a one-of-a-kind pneumatic elevator, this Sunset Harbour gem is the true definition of “Living Large” in Miami. Click on the link below to join me on our tour:
Real estate agent Danny Hertzberg comments about the current state of Miami Beach’s real estate market and gives teasers of new buildings and developments for 2015…17 Oct
Check out my guest blog post on the Miami Beach real estate market featured on the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority website:
Uber, my favorite transportation app that connects you with drivers in your area to schedule a car service, finally launched in Miami on June 4th. It’s motto, “Moving People; tap a button, get picked up in minutes”, is an accurate description of the services this amazing company offers. Already a prevalent method of transportation in several big cities around the US such as NYC and San Francisco, Uber has had a hard time getting the State Legislature’s approval to launch in Miami as the taxi lobby has been pushing back. It’s been a long journey for Uber, but after months of lobbying and thousands of petitioners voicing their support, Miami joined the ranks of some 120 Uber-friendly cities around the world. As reported by the company’s official Blog, this new method of transportation will be “better, faster, and over 25% cheaper than a taxi.” If you still haven’t given Uber a shot, download the app and order your ride using my Uber code, mo692, to get $30 off your first journey. Redeem it at uber.com/invite/mo692
Have you ever had a late night craving for fresh baked cookies? Crave no more! The beginning of January 2014 marked an important milestone in the development of Miami’s COOKIE scene. The infamous Insomnia Cookies, a late night treat delivery system, opened its doors to Miami Beach cookie fans earlier this year. The idea of delivering freshly baked goods after hours was born to a hungry student diligently working the night away at the University of Pennsylvania 10 years earlier. After gaining popularity around campus, this delectable concept expanded and today the business boasts 40 locations nationwide.
The Miami Beach joint delivers cookies till 3am and even has a special feature, The Cookie Tracker, which updates you on the status of your mouthwatering delivery. Place your order here and don’t forget to add a pint of milk before you check out to get the full Insomnia Cookies experience:
Ultra may be over, but the Spring Break festivities are still going strong! The South Beach Comedy Festival is upon us and this year’s ninth anniversary celebration will bring the best comedy entertainment to Miami. The festival started on April 1st and will run until April 5th. For the past eight years the Festival has featured some of the top Comedy world talents as well as some local rising stars. And this year is no exception with an A list lineup of comedy celebrities such as Chelsea Handler, Chris Hardwick, Mike Epps and Joe Rogan. Don’t miss out on the action, get your tickets here: http://southbeachcomedyfestival.com/tickets/
If you’re feeling like a high roller, there are still some VIP passes available: http://southbeachcomedyfestival.com/vip/
For more information, visit the Festival website: http://southbeachcomedyfestival.com/
Designed by Bernardo Fort-Brescia, this iconic structure will be the second tallest observation tower in the country. The steel and glass giant will be situated on the waterfront of Bayside Marketplace in Downtown Miami. Skyrise will have a sleek, hairpin-like form, which will help the tower withstand strong hurricane winds. The tower will feature an upscale restaurant, a formal ballroom, three observation decks and a nightclub perched 1,000 feet above ground. SkyRise will also offer a number of attractions for the adrenaline rush seekers; a bungee jump-like SkyRise Drop system, a SkyPlunge free fall ride and a Flying Theater simulating a ride through Miami, the Everglades and the Ocean.
SkyRise’s developer, Jeff Berkowitz hopes to begin construction by summer of 2014 and complete the work by 2017. “It is going to allow Miami to assume its rightful place on the global map of world-class cities,” Berkowitz told Local10. “It’s iconic… It’s going to be Miami’s Eiffel Tower.”
The construction price of this phenomenal project? SkyRise might end up costing $430 million and while Berkowitz hopes to raise $270 in investments, he will also be contributing a “significant” amount of his own money, Miami News Today reports. Not only will this development draw foreign investors to the area, but it will also help create jobs for Miami residents. According to the Washington Economic Group Report, SkyRise will create some 7,100 jobs during its construction phase and an additional 17,000 once it opens its doors to the public. And the local economic stimulus doesn’t end there! The SkyRise website boasts that the tower is projected to attract 3.2 million visitors every year upon opening, which should help further boost the 305 economy.
For more pictures and information about the exciting future addition to the Miami skyline, please see: