ONE Sotheby’s 2015 Annual Associates Meeting

 

ONE Sotheby’s International Realty’s 2015 Annual Associates Meeting was a company wide event that presented this year’s top marketing and sales initiatives to the company’s network of brokers and agents. Nearly 300+ participants attended the conference held at the Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne. ONE Sotheby’s President Daniel de la Vega was the first to present, highlighting many of ONE Sotheby’s successes including ranking seventh in a category of top producing franchises worldwide. De la Vega focused mainly on the impressive 2014 Sales Volume of $2.6 billion, a 53% increase from previous years. Founder and CEO of ONE Sotheby’s Mayi de la Vega also presented, introducing the brokers to the new Wellness Program, which focuses on a healthy work life balance and is inspired by the motivation to succeed.

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Wendy Purvey, Chief Marketing Officer for Sotheby’s Realty, presented the network of agents with the company’s new 2015 initiatives and introduced them to the brand new Sotheby’s Realty website that will integrate listing videos and social media. She also highlighted all the impressive media partners that the company will work with this year.

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One of the highlights of the event was motivational speaker, Kelley Kosow, who runs the Ford Institute of Transformational Training. She expanded on Mayi de la Vega’s Wellness Program and presented “The Evolution of Extraordinary.” Her talk explained the different pillars that are needed to achieve maximum happiness in both your personal and professional life.

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Later a panel comprised of top brokers Jorge Uribe, Jonathan Garcia, Susan Rindley, and JoAnn Foster discussed their marketing strategies for high-end luxury listings, and shared advice on how they promote their ultra-luxe properties.

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Vanessa Stabile and Harvey Daniels also presented ONE Sotheby’s newest developments, including One Thousand Museum, Oceana, Metropica, and Ritz-Carlton Residences. They also presented the new Developments Brochure, which gives detailed information on each project.

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ONE Sotheby’s Marketing Director Karina Lopez then gave an in-depth presentation of the new ONE Sotheby’s website, set to launch in the second quarter. Director of Brand Experience Janie Coffey followed up with additional information about the ONE for ONE Program and the company’s philanthropic opportunities.

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Agents posted interesting and important updates from the meeting to social media, all coordinated with the hashtag #2015AAM. With 760 offices globally, Sotheby’s Realty boasts a total of 16,570 agents in 60 countries throughout the world that were able to follow along with the conversation.

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Daniel de la Vega To Speak on South Florida Business Journal Panel

 

President of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Daniel de la Vega is set to be on the panel of experts for South Florida Business Journal’s upcoming Critical Conversations panel. The first of 2015, Critical Conversations: Real Estate, The Future of Design and Construction will explore both current trends and expected changes in South Florida Real Estate. With more than 300 condo projects in Miami, the panel will discuss how changes in the market affect everyone from developers to architects. Panelists will also include Rick Bell of Landmark Custom Homes, Carlos Gonzalez of Lennar, Jeff Gouveia of Suffolk Construction, Wendy Marks Pine of Related Group Development and Brad Meltzer of Plaza Construction.10974182_10152809534869102_7895650001221094315_o

The panel is scheduled for Thursday, March 5th 9:00am-11:00am at Interiors by Steven G in Pompano. Tickets for breakfast and the program are priced at $45 a person and can be purchased here.

For more information, contact Maureen D’Silva at mdsilva@bizjournals.com or 954-949-7522.

ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Food & Wine Tour Recap

 

ONE Sotheby’s recently hosted a Food & Wine Tour of four homes currently on the market and represented by Sotheby’s agents. The tour began at the ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Coral Gables Office where a limo bus provided by Aventura Limo picked up the brokers. Throughout the day, agents got to tour the finest wine cellars, kitchens and entertainment areas in Coral Gables. Each home featured carefully selected wine and food parings, specially organized by the ONE Sir estate agent representing the residence. The entire event was covered live via social media, and everyone participated by sharing photos and updates with the hashtag #OneSirCrawl.

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The first property on the tour was 6700 SW 67 Street, represented by agents Michael Martinez and Saddy Delgado. Agents sipped wine and enjoyed delicious ceviche while touring the six bedroom, seven bathroom, 8,355 square foot home. The Mediterranean estate in South Miami that features a beautifully detailed entryway, veranda, and pool has a listing price of $3,295,000.

 

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The second stop, represented by Mayi de la Vega was 3948 Little Avenue located in Ye little Woods. Completed gated, this property offers privacy and luxury surrounded by beautifully landscaped courtyards. Agents snacked on wine and cheese while touring this 5,188 square foot gem in Coconut Grove. Boasting unique and interesting features like a Koi pond that can be seen from the underground, climate controlled Wine Cellar, this six bedroom, four bathroom home is being offered at $2,595,000.

 

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Newly listed 185 Los Pinos Court was the third stop on the ONE Sir Crawl. Represented by Alina Gallart, this gorgeous home has been completely redone. With open, spacious rooms, this house on the water embodies an atmosphere that is light and relaxed. Agents sipped on champagne and enjoyed caviar by the pool within the intricately designed backyard.

 

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Last stop on the tour was 9405 Old Cutler Lane represented by Ben Moss. With a listing price of $13,950,000, this extravagant property truly resembles a resort. This home, located in the exclusive community of Journey’s End, is one of only 18 homes among the private streets that are secured by a guard-gated entrance. Boasting 12, 636 square feet of interior living space, this listing consists of seven bedrooms, seven full, and two partial bathrooms. A gigantic banyan tree, perfectly manicure gardens, babbling brook, and resort-style pool with waterfall bridge rival those of any vacation destination.

 

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South Beach Wine and Food Festival

 

The long awaited 14th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival is finally here! This star-studded, four-day festival showcases world-class wine and food featuring events hosted by world-renowned chefs and culinary personalities. Expect South Beach to be crawling with foodies from February 19-22, as the festival attracts over 65,000 guests each year. Co-hosted by Florida International University, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival has raised over $20 million to benefits FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management.

A small selection of highly anticipated events are featured below, but for a complete list of all the events and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.sobefest.com/

 

 

1.    Southern Divinity Dinner

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Kick off your SOBEWFF weekend with some good ol’fashion comfort food! Alabama native hosts Frank Stitt and Kyle Knall will be serving up southern flavor in a South Beach setting at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. Frank Stitt is an award-winning chef also known as the father of Southern Gourmet and Kyle Knall is best known for the signature sophisticated twist he puts on traditional Southern cuisine. Preparing flavor-packed dishes together with Yardbird’s own executive chef, guests will likely forget they’re on South Beach!

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2. A Dinner on Ft. Lauderdale Beach

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Friday’s featured event brings a taste of SOBEWFF to our northern neighbors. Guests will be taken on a culinary journey while enjoying breathtaking ocean views at one of Fort Lauderdale’s hottest new spots, S3 Restaurant. Featuring a selection of delicious food and the perfect accompanying wines, the exquisite menu will be carefully curated by the night’s hosts: Food Network personality and executive chef/owner of Empire Diner in Chelsea, Amanda Freitag, S3’s executive chef and co-owner of The Restaurant People, Peter Boulukos and Chef Chris Miracolo.

 

 

3. Cake Decorating Master Class

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Treat your sweet tooth at Saturday’s Cake Decorating Master Class! Don’t miss your chance to learn from the “Queen of Cakes” herself, Sylvia Weinstock, as she shares her personal techniques and invaluable skills. With 30 years of cake decorating experience, each one of Sylvia’s creations are works of edible art.

 

 

4. Wine Spectator Wine Seminar

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End the weekend with “Blending The Rules,” a fun wine seminar where guests will have the opportunity to create their own blend. Meet us at the Miami Beach Convention Center for your chance to experiments with all the blending components of a wine. Afterwards, we will compare your unique blend with our featured wines, Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay and JUSTIN’s flagship wine, Isosceles.

 

 

 

 

Announcing: New ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Partnership with Premier Life Coach Kelley Kosow

 

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ONE Sotheby’s International Realty will be hosting our Annual Associate Meeting (#AAM2015) this Thursday. The state of the union style gathering will serve to celebrate our best year of sales yet and will kick start a new year of growth for our strong agent community. In an effort to further the development of well rounded estate agents with deep understanding of their own abilities, client needs, and the real estate environment – CEO Mayi de la Vega has called on wellness expert Kelley Kosow. We’re excited to announce that Kelley will be speaking at #AAM2015, sharing her gift of coaching people to achieve fulfilling relationships with others as with themselves. The unique partnership firmly establishes ONE Sotheby’s International Realty as an established leader in South Florida luxury real estate who continually evolves to empower brokers with deep and varied resources.

As we announce this groundbreaking partnership, we’re excited to share a little background on Kelley Kosow. Kelley is Lawyer turned Certified Master Integrative Life Coach who was hand-picked and personally trained by Debbie Ford to lead The Ford Institute. Today, she continues the legacy of this life changing work by creating new content and running the day-to-day activities at the Ford Institute. She is the only person who was authorized by Debbie Ford to lead her Shadow Process Workshop in English and has led several since Debbie’s passing in 2013. Kelley’s motivational voice empowers people on and offline. Her semi-monthly newsletter has a circulation of over 50,000 followers and her social media presence boasts over 200,000 fans on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. We encourage you to follow her on social media and take time to review her teachings which she shares regularly on her blog.

@ONESIR social media accounts and blogs will share more from Kelley’s  inspirational presentation at the #AAM2015 this week. Follow our event hashtag for live coverage and reach out about our exceptional agent resources.

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ONE Sotheby’s Celebrates Topping Off of Brickell City Centre’s Rise

 

ONE Sotheby’s, along with Swire Properties, recently celebrated the topping off of Brickell City Centre’s entire west block, the largest of the three that make up the master-planned community’s 5.4 million square feet. Boasting 43 stories containing 390 units, Rise offers one to four bedroom units priced from $550,000 to $2.7 million. In addition to living and office spaces, Rise will include a four-story retail component anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue. The first of two luxury condominium towers, it’s sister tower, Reach, is scheduled to top off later this month.

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A luncheon was held for the more than 700 construction workers building the $1.05 billion mixed-use project, during which a ceremonial tree was hoisted to the top floor. The celebration continued into the night with more than 200 of the project’s brokers marking the occasion with an evening cocktail event. Contractors and developers are pleased with the steady progress Brickell City Centre is making, and they are on schedule to complete the project by the end of 2015.

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Click the links below to read more about the event via

The Next Miami, Curbed, The Real Deal, MetroCitizen

 

 

ONE Life Spotlight- The Design District: Hub of Miami’s Culture Club

 

Fall 2014’s edition of ONE Life magazine shines a light on world trends, culture and design as the proprietary lifestyle publication of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. We’re blogging the unique content available in this exclusive publication. The final installation will be one last look at the Design District’s rise in the article “What’s Next - The Design District: The Hub of Miami’s Culture Club.

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With master planner Craig Robins hard at work on the completion of Miami’s renovated Design District, a handful of new luxury retailers are set to open this fall. Valentino, Tom Ford, Fendi, Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs are just some of the shops ready to open their doors, joining the likes of Celine, Dior Homme, Prada and Marni already in place. Shortly, the temporary Hermès store will be replaced by its permanent location—a 14,000-square-foot, three-story masterpiece with a rooftop garden.

The openings are the next phase in a multimillion-dollar re- development plan by Robins, president and CEO of Dacra, and his partner, L Real Estate. When Robins initiated the plan a few years ago, he wanted to transform the once-dilapidated area into a centralized hub of art, fashion and dining. When completed, the area will boast more than 130 luxury retailers, art galleries, antiques dealers, boutiques, showrooms and upscale eateries.

Most of the shops on 40th Street are already open, and after this fall phase, the remainder of boutiques and restaurants south of the street should follow suit by next summer. Palm Court, a center of various designer stores, is scheduled to open by the end of the year. Robins also has plans for luxury residential units in the heart of the district, with approximately 80 expected to be available by the end of 2015 or the first quarter of 2016.

It may be difficult to envision what’s to come. But when fully realized, the architecture, art installations and landscape design of this unique district will give a nod to the tropical modernism of Miami.

“It feels more like a park rather than a streetscape,” says Nathan Browning, principal of Island Planning Corp., the company behind the landscaping. “A functional park that also incorporates art and sculptures and murals to soften the concrete atmosphere.”

Architecturally, each building draws distinct inspiration from Miami, from façades that replicate rainfall and foliage to geometric, art deco storefronts. Work by Aranda\Lasch, Sou Fujimoto, Moorhead and Moorhead and K/R, adds simplified modernity to the area, as their commissioned buildings continue to evolve the landscape of the district. A pedestrian promenade—named Paseo Ponti, after Italian architect and designer Giò Ponti stretches over four blocks and three streets. Anchored by two plaza areas, the promenade emphasizes the importance of a relaxed atmosphere, where visitors can take their time strolling through the district’s plethora of sophisticated stores.

Ben Aranda of Aranda\Lasch says his firm was hired to design two of the district’s buildings: the Buena Vista Building and the Aranda\Lasch Building (an event space). He says his design goal is to convey “a new appreciation for the neighborhood and how it has transformed, adding that the event space will provide a commanding view of the area. “Our idea was to emulate and do a contemporary reinterpretation of art deco, which we think works for this new profile of luxury retail in the design district,” he says.

Already attracting artists, fashionistas and culinary aficionados, the new Miami Design District is quickly on its way to becoming a mecca of cutting-edge culture.

Find the full feature in our Fall edition of ONE Life Magazine.  Click here to subscribe to all future issues.

ONE Sotheby’s to Represent Three Hundred Collins

 

2015 has already proven successful for ONE Sotheby’s, as we announce our exciting partnership with Three Hundred Collins, the boutique pre-construction project South of Fifth. Designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen, Three Hundred Collins offers sophisticated luxury in a premier location. This inspired collection of only 19 lofts will be delivered fully finished with amenities and features that make life effortless, including a pool, hot tub, fitness center, valet parking, and 24-hour attended lobby. 300-collins-1024x552

Understated and chic, Three Hundred Collins provides residents with the perfect environment, balancing both the natural and contemporary. Three Hundred Collins offers one, two, three, and four bedroom residences in Miami’s most desirable locale.

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ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Sponsors Luncheon Benefitting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

 

On February 7th, ONE Sotheby’s proudly sponsored a luncheon in partnership with The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The event occurred at one of our most beautiful Ft. Lauderdale estates listed by ONE agent Jorge Uribe. The exquisite gardens of 1600 Ponce de Leon Drive were a perfect backdrop for the high-powered gathering of top ONE agents and local leaders. Collections of gowns and jewelry by Mayda Cisneros and Chopard were on display as community influencers lunched along with members of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. We take our responsibilities as community leaders very seriously and enjoy giving back to a community which inspires us every day. Stay tuned for more spotlights on upcoming charitable efforts.

Please reach out to learn about our commitment to local and national nonprofits and causes through our ONE for One Programming.

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ONE Sotheby’s Opens Office in Aventura

 

ONE Sotheby’s recently opened a new office in Aventura as they target the market for growth, particularly among international buyers. President of ONE Sotheby’s, Daniel de la Vega told The Real Deal that the new office serves as a replacement for a former, smaller office, becoming one of the nine South Florida ONE Sotheby’s offices home to more than 400 agents. Located within the UBS Financial Services building, the new 2,5000-square-foot space comfortably accommodates the firm’s 30 Aventura agents, with plenty of room for double that amount.

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The opening of this Aventura office is a strategic move for ONE Sotheby’s, as Aventura is home to an already established market that continues to thrive. More and more often, international buyers are looking to purchase in Aventura. de la Vega told The Real Deal, “It’s an exciting market for us, so we have been able to expand to a greater location to create a better atmosphere for our existing agents and for agents we will recruit into that office.” The opening of this new, larger office is an exciting indication of the growth and success ONE Sotheby’s will experience in the coming years.

If you’re in the area, stop by our new office located at at 18851 NE 29th Avenue in Aventura.