ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Attends Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2014


ONE Sotheby’s top producing agents David Lane and Joseph Zichelle traveled to Sotheby’s auction house in Hong Kong to attend the Autumn Sales 2014 and showcase South Florida’s best luxury properties to Chinese investors and art collectors. During the trip they experienced the excitement of high- energy auctions, which included Contemporary Asian Art and items from the personal collection of music producer and creative entrepreneur NIGO.


“This event provided a forum for our network to interact with each other, potential Asian buyers and Auction House executives and clientele,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Those who attended gained key insights into the Asian market and overseas buyers.  We are proud to offer our network members the opportunity to take part in this important yearly sales event.”

After the auctions, our associate David Lane headed to Beijing for the Grand Opening of the new Beijing affiliate office. “Our unique association with the Sotheby’s Auction House and the new Beijing affiliate provides ONE Sotheby’s International Realty with a valuable point of differentiation in the global real estate market,” he says. “Our attendance at these events allows us to showcase our extraordinary listings among this critical and qualified audience of potential buyers and sellers.”

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Opportunities such as these are what make ONE Sotheby’s International Realty the leader in luxury real estate. These international connections put our extraordinary properties and exclusive developments in touch with the most qualified buyers and allow our agents and brokers to successfully close deals with buyers from all around the world.


ONE LIFE Magazine – Spring Edition Revisited Part III


ONE Life magazine, the proprietary, lifestyle magazine of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, profiles the hottest trends in luxury living and luxury real estate in our South Florida home and beyond. In anticipation of the November release of our Fall edition, we wanted to feature our current publication to give our audiences a taste of what sorts of articles they’ll find. We’ll pick up with”Roman Empire” by Tom Austin, a spotlight on Beach House 8 and its Italian developer Valerio Morabito.


The editorial feature includes a romp through Morabito’s architectural résumé and focuses on his involvement in the design of Beach House 8, a ONE SIR development in Miami Beach that successfully sold out this year. The article describes the style of the ocean-front building which draws inspiration from past masters and the new era of Miami that’s grounded in works by Pritzker Prize-winning architects changing the future of our skyline. Beach House 8 seems to offer a reflection of Miami’s current state of mind. Photos of the modern residence punctuate the ONE Life article, conveying the beauty of the modern residence ideal for contemporary urban life.

Find the full article in our Spring edition of ONE Life Magazine.  Click here to subscribe to our upcoming Fall edition and all future issues.

Luxury Homes with Libraries- The Newest Sotheby’s International Realty Blog Feature


As a leader in international luxury realty, Sotheby’s International Realty highlights some of the most prominent trends found among their expansive network of properties around the world. Recently the brand highlighted libraries featured throughout some of the most elegant properties in the world on their lifestyle blog. From England to California, these uber-luxurious homes reveal that even in the digital age, tablets and media rooms have not replaced a stately library as a coveted amenity.


The blog post goes on to describe 4 SIR listings with elegant, yet modern libraries. In one penthouse located in London, the library offers a zen-like respite alongside a home cinema, six roof terraces and a fully equipped gym among its featured amenities. Prima Luce, an expansive property in a prime California location boasts a large, cozy library designed by the renown Robert Webb. Hand-chiseled features made from Santa Barbara sandstone add exquisite detail to a Tuscan-style country villa. Whether it is the grand and elaborate library of a historic manse in Los Altos Hills, California or a starchitect-designed Connecticut home with unparalleled craftsmanship– the library is clearly an adored featured among the affluentReach out to ONE Sotheby’s for access to our global network of highly qualified buyers and luxury properties with such amenities.

ONE Sotheby’s opens new office location in Aventura, FL


ONE Sotheby’s International Realty is happy to announce a new location in Aventura, FL. The office is located in one of South Florida’s growing communities, which is filled with over 300 luxury developments and businesses. Aventura is an ideal town where many professional families live. The city is home to tourist attractions, yacht clubs and one of the largest malls in the US, making it a sought after neighborhood.

This location will mark the ninth office for the luxury property realty group, which includes Fort Lauderdale, Bar Harbor, Sunny Isles, Brickell, Coral Gables, Key Biscayne and South Beach. aventura

ONE LIFE Magazine – Spring Edition Revisited Part II


ONE Life magazine, the proprietary, lifestyle magazine of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, profiles the hottest trends in luxury living and luxury real estate in our South Florida home and beyond. In anticipation of the November release of our Fall edition, we wanted to feature our current publication to give our audiences a taste of what sorts of articles they’ll find. We’ll pick up with a spotlight on Art Basel Switzerland, which is the Summer time counterpart to the fair that occurs in Miami every Winter.

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Basel, Switzerland is located at the intersection of Switzerland, France, and Germany and the intersection of cultural activity & history. The city itself is lined with Pritzker Prize winning buildings and peppered with high end restaurants, bars, and hotels. The article goes on to outline the top stops in all categories, unveiling an ideal schedule for the visiting art enthusiast. To see all the luxury recommendations on where to find Michelin Star rated cuisine, crafted cocktails, Picasso’s, and hotels fit for a Queen, see our Spring edition of ONE Life Magazine. For your own copy of our upcoming Winter edition,  click here to subscribe to future issues.


ONE Sotheby’s Heads to the Hong Kong Art Auctions


As part of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty’s international outreach and marketing, several top agents from the firm’s South Florida offices will visit Hong Kong this October to attend the Sotheby’s Art Auctions. During the trip they will showcase Miami and Fort Lauderdale’s luxury real estate opportunities to affluent Chinese buyers and collectors as well as exclusive developments such as ONE Thousand Museum, The Ritz-Carlton Residences and Kai Bay Harbour.


David Lane, a ONE Sotheby’s agent that is heading to Hong Kong, says, “Miami is competing against every other major city in the world to attract Chinese buyers and investors. New projects backed by Asian developers such as Brickell City Center and Genting Resorts World are giving them the confidence to choose our city over places like New York, London and even Australia.” As Miami continues to grow and invigorate areas such as the Design District, Museum Park, Wynwood and Sunny Isles, it will continue to attract international investors that are looking to be part of the action.

During their stay in Hong Kong our agents will be visiting Sotheby’s Hong Kong to attend various art auctions and events. The auctions that will be taking place include Contemporary Asian Art, 20th Century Chinese Art, Fine Chinese Paintings and Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite. One of the most anticipated auctions taking place is “NIGO Only Lives Twice”, a lot of 250 items from creative entrepreneur NIGO’s personal collection, that will include luxury goods, design furniture, watches, jewelry and much more.


Make sure to stay tuned to our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for live updates from Hong Kong!


ONE LIFE Magazine – Spring Edition Revisited Part I


ONE Life magazine, the proprietary, lifestyle magazine of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, profiles the hottest trends in luxury living and luxury real estate in our South Florida home and beyond. In anticipation of the November release of our Fall edition, we wanted to feature our current publication to give our audiences a taste of what sorts of articles they’ll find. We’ll start with our cover story on the modern marvel and ONE SIR exclusive development, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach. Within the pages of our Spring 2014 edition, Maxine Milo educated readers on the international architect Piero Lissoni and his current Miami project. Lissoni’s goal was to contribute a modern edge to the iconic brand and Milo explains how he executed that goal.

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Hailing from Milan, Lissoni was hired by developer Lionheart Capital to bring the brand’s signature level of luxury to private residences and to strike the balance between honoring the legacy of the brand while fitting into the structure of Miami’s modern skyline. Lissoni aptly explained his inspiration in this statement, “I work in 2014, and I like to be a modernist….But in the same moment, I never forget tradition.” When his first US project is completed in winter 2016, the self-contained community will occupy seven acres in a quiet corner of Miami Beach near Lincoln Road on the only lakefront area in Miami. The LEED-certified property will consist of 111 two-to-four bedroom multimillion dollar units and 15 villas with spectacular waterfront views. The prime location is a favorite project feature for Lissoni, “This is a very special place. Its in a city but it can feel like a village. And having the lake, ocean and waterway is an unusual combination. I love it.”


Look out for more blog posts profiling the rich articles from ONE Life, the magazine of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty and click here to subscribe to future issues.


Zaha Hadid Hosts Private Event at One Thousand Museum’s Sales Gallery


Starchitect Zaha Hadid hosted an intimate celebration for her longtime business partner Patrik Schumacher at the One Thousand Museum Sales Gallery. Guests included Lenny Kravitz, Craig Robins, Barbara Becker, Naeem Khan and other movers and shakers. The party was a preview of the festivities to come at the anticipated groundbreaking during Art Basel Miami Beach.

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ONE Sotheby’s 2014 Global Networking Event Recap


Sotheby’s International Realty’s annual conference, the Global Networking Event (GNE), returned to Miami Beach this year and was hosted at the Fontainebleau Hotel. More than 1,500 of the company’s top brokers and agents from 27 countries attended the 3-day conference that included a busy schedule of networking events, dinners, and informative sessions by industry experts. Close to 200 ONE Sotheby’s International Realty agents attended the GNE and represented South Florida’s incredible real estate opportunities to colleagues from around the world.

To kick off the GNE, ONE Sotheby’s hosted a private cocktail event for more than 200 affiliate brokers at the Brickell City Centre Sales Gallery. Guests enjoyed bites and cocktails and had the opportunity to see the immense scale model of the project. ONE’s CEO and Founder Mayi de la Vega gave a warm welcome, which was followed by Swire Properties executive Maile Aguilar. Guests also had the opportunity to hear a presentation by Swire President Stephen Owens, who gave insight on the project and how it will soon change Miami’s urban landscape. Following the welcome speeches guests moved to the 10th floor where they got to see a model unit and dance the night away to live music.Brickell City Centre

The Brickell City Centre event was followed the next day by a special brunch at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach. The brunch was also attended by affiliate brokers who enjoyed breakfast bites and refreshments while scoping out the incredible sales center and breathtaking waterfront views from the development site.

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The official GNE conference began on Tuesday, Sept. 7th with a presentation of Sotheby’s International Realty’s CEO Philip White. In his discussion he spoke about the power of the Sotheby’s brand around the world and its recent accomplishments that include $60 Billion in real estate sales worldwide in 2013. Keynote speaker and Miami Heat President Pat Riley spoke later in the afternoon and spotlighted the importance of pushing yourself to the limit and highlighted Miami’s wonderful lifestyle. The conference continued through Wednesday with panel discussions that included a number of ONE Sotheby’s staff talking about the local real estate market and the firm’s marketing initiatives.

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The GNE concluded on Wednesday, Sept. 8th with a beautiful gala dinner in one of the Fontainebleau’s main ballrooms, with closing remarks from Sotheby’s International Realty’s top executives. ONE Sotheby’s agents took maximum advantage of the three day conference by networking and sharing their experiences with other realtors as well as sharing information about our exclusive developments, market information and much more. The week was a complete success and we are already looking forward to the 2015 GNE!

To see more photos from the GNE visit: ONE Sotheby’s GNE Highlights 

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ONE Sotheby’s Presents “TRENDS Mid-Year Update”

The ONE Sotheby’s International Realty TRENDS Mid-Year Update is a series of 5 comprehensive reports intended to provide snapshot of the specified neighborhood or area. Each report analyzes how recent trends in market prices and sales activity for the first half of the year have changed in comparison to the same time period in 2013. Whether you are looking to sell to list your home or just curious on the current state of the market, these pieces will include insightful information for you.


The TRENDS Mid-Year Update is divided and organized by neighborhood, which focuses in on the area’s luxury demographic, average prices per square foot, new developments and closed sales. Use the links below to view the report for each area:

TRENDS Miami Beach 

TRENDS Downtown: Key Biscayne, Brickell, Downtown, Midtown

TRENDS Miami North Area: Golden Beach, Sunny Isles, Aventura

TRENDS Miami South Area: Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest

TRENDS Broward: Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood Beach, Hallandale Beach, Lighthouse Point

Feel free to browse one or all of the reports and learn more about what has happened in the luxury real estate market in 2014.

TRENDS Mid-Year Report