Sotheby’s International Realty Recognized on The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends Inc.’s The Thousand


Congratulations to Lana Bell, Eloy Carmenate, Saddy Delgado, Jo-Ann Forster and Jorge Uribe! The ONE Sotheby’s real estate agents are recognized on The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends Inc.’s The Thousand, a report ranking America’s top 1,500 residential real estate agents and teams based on 2014 annual sales volume, transaction sides and average sales price.

Bell’s proven track record is based on a reputation of reliability, integrity and innovative skills. The founding and running of a successful computer consulting firm in New York City preceded her 11-year real estate career in Miami. During 2014 Bell became the top luxury real estate agent in Miami achieving #1 agent in condo sales in Miami-Dade and Broward counties combined. Bell combines the analytical and emotional aspects of buying real estate in her day-to-day interactions, educating clients so they are able to make informed decisions.

Carmenate is a top producer in the Miami Beach/South Beach area as well as the United States as a whole. His sales include luxury South Florida properties, from indulgent oceanfront penthouses and condos to spectacular waterfront homes. Carmenate ran his own boutique brokerage on Ocean Drive before joining with One Sotheby’s. As a resident of Miami Beach, he is not only knowledgeable about the market, but all the networking events, social functions and prominent happenings around town.

Delgado specializes in exclusive South Florida luxury residences and properties. Her ability to generate buyers is widely recognized, as is her ability to conduct business in English, French, Italian and Spanish. Delgado’s group of domestic and international clientele is drawn to her expertise in luxury real estate and engaging personality. Encouraged to pursue a career in real estate by her father, Delgado earned her Real Estate license at age 18. She became a perennial top-ranking producer, having since amassed more than half-a-billion dollars in gross sales over three decades.

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Forster has built a reputation among her industry peers and clients as savvy, hard working and a superb negotiator. She is one of the top luxury market leaders in South Florida, working with clientele that is primarily referral based. Nearly 40 years of experience provides Forster with an understanding of real estate trends and market conditions in the area.

Uribe has been the Senior Vice President of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty since 2004. His professionalism and expertise in the residential luxury real estate market generated more than $1.5 billion in sales, and he has held the place of ONE Sotheby’s top producer since 2005. Uribe is the Chairman of SSJ Health Foundation and is also a member of the Board of Directors for Friends of the Orphans.

In total, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand had 75 of the top 250 individuals by average sales price recognized on The Thousand. Congratulations to all!

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July 4th Fireworks Best Locations


The choices for where to spend your July 4th are endless! Featuring activities, food and fireworks, these South Florida events are fun for the entire family. Some will have live music, while others bring in noted DJs. Various activities are available for all ages – from children’s areas to free beach yoga. Our list below has the most popular celebrations to check out this Independence Day.


Coconut Grove: Peacock Park Fireworks

  • Peacock Park/ Cocowalk
  • 2820 McFarlane Road
  • 3:00PM: Events begin with food, music & children’s activities
  • Dark: Fireworks


Coral Gables: 4th of July Fireworks at the Biltmore

  • Biltmore Hotel
  • 1200 Anastasia Avenue
  • 5:00PM: Events begin
  • 7:00PM: Concert
  • 9:00PM: Fireworks


Key Biscayne: Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks

  • 11:00AM: Parade on Crandon Blvd. followed by Kiwanis Picnic
  • Sunset: Fireworks


Fort Lauderdale: Fourth of July Spectacular

  • A1A and Las Olas
  • 12:30PM: Festival begins with music, beach games, and more
  • 9:00PM: Fireworks on the beach


Hollywood: Fourth of July Celebration

  • Hollywood Beach, 100 Johnson Street
  • 2:00PM-9:00PM: Events in various locations
  • 9:00PM: Fireworks


Miami: America’s Birthday Bash

  • Bayside Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd.
  • 2:00PM: Festival begins with live music, food, and more
  • 9:00PM: Fireworks


Miami Beach: City of Miami Bach 4th of July Fireworks

  • Lummus Park Beach at 9th Street
  • 3:00PM-7:00PM: Kids’ Zone
  • 7:00PM: Music and entertainment
  • 9:00PM: Fireworks


Miami Beach: Fire on the Fourth on Miami Beach

  • The North Shore Park Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave.
  • 9:00AM: Free Green Monkey Yoga on the beach
  • 11:00AM: Food trucks
  • 12:00PM: DJs include: Fautre, Tegan, and Kat Lane
  • 5:30PM: Big Brooklyn Red
  • 7:30PM: Dave Mason
  • 9:00PM: Fireworks


Sunrise: 4th of July Celebration-Sponsored by Metropica

  • BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy.
  • 5:00PM: Music, children’s fun, games, food
  • 9:00PM: Fireworks






ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Evening Soirée Recap


Earlier this week, ONE Sotheby’s invited agents to tour four of their current listings throughout Coral Gables and Coconut Grove. A luxurious limo bus provided by Aventura Limo picked up the agents at the ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Coral Gables Office to chauffeur them to each home. At each stop agents enjoyed wine, champagne, sushi, and other light bites while exploring the home. The entire event was covered live via social media, each post with the hashtag #OneSirCrawl.

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The first stop on the tour was 580 Puerta Avenue, represented by Mayi de la Vega and Gabriela Dajer. The Key West style home boasts six bedrooms, five full, and two half bathrooms, an open floorplan, and high ceilings. Sitting on a large, landscaped lot, this home has a listing price of $4,250,000.

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The second property on the tour was 6801 Granada Boulevard, a two-acre corner waterfront lot home designed by architect Alfred Browning Parker. Represented by Dennis Carvajal, this one of a kind home has eight bedrooms, seven full, and one half bathrooms and a listing price of $8,495,000.

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Next up was Al Arostegui’s listing, 3930 Hardie Avenue. Made for entertaining, this home boasts a spacious kitchen and impressive informal dining room. Seven bedrooms, eight full and one half bathrooms, and a three car garage complete this listing priced at $3,500,000.


Last stop on the tour was Jill Penman’s listing, 3317 Toledo Street. Also know as “Gran Villa Toledo”, this 1928 Mediterranean Estate was designed by legendary architect, Phineas Paist. With six bedrooms, five full and one half bathrooms, the 21 room Coral Gables landmark property is priced at $3,245,000.


For more information on any of these listings, contact the ONE Sotheby’s Sales Team or visit our website at


Sotheby’s International Realty Partners with Wealth-X


Sotheby’s International Realty brand and Wealth-X partnered this year for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Luxury Residential Real Estate Report For 2015, the second of four custom reports planned for 2015.  

The objective of the joint report is to provide a deeper understanding of the ultra high net worth (UHNW) consumer, specifically in the EMEA region, identifying purchasing and investment opportunities in residential real estate. Purchasing luxury homes is a way to diversify holdings, and this group has become increasingly interested in real estate investments. Currently there are 211,275 UHNW individuals globally, who collectively own nearly $3 trillion of real estate.

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“The research shows that trends and the economic climate in some EMEA countries are stimulating alternative investments such as real estate in these local markets,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “These opportunities are exciting and we are proud to be able to provide an in-depth look at them.”

The report found the top purchasing and investment cities for UHNW consumers were London, Madrid, Cape Town and Dubai. These cities all have high concentrations of luxury real estate, combined with distinctive lifestyle considerations that appeal to UHNW buyers. London outranks the other cities; the price per square foot ($3,103) is four times that of Dubai, six times more than Madrid and nine times more than Cape Town. This reflects in their premium properties, nearly one third of which are worth more than $10 million, while eight percent of premium properties in Dubai are worth the same amount.  Price per square foot is also often a determinant of size, in Cape Town where the price per square foot is less than in Madrid or Dubai luxury properties have an average of six bedrooms.

The strength of the global luxury real estate market is shown in the UHNW Residential Real Estate index, reaching a record high of 112.1 in the first quarter of 2015, a seven percent increase from the first quarter of 2014.

Access the Europe, Middle East and Africa Luxury Residential Real Estate Report For 2015 here.

Affiliate Networking – A Global Team Built by ONE Sotheby’s International Realty & SIR Partners


ONE Sotheby’s International Realty is committed to building up our extensive affiliate network. Our team’s travel schedule in the last 90 days reflects the importance we place on leveraging and strengthening collaboration with our counterparts in the world’s top markets. Consistent travel is required to grow within our network which is made up of 16,000 affiliates worldwide in more than 55 countries & territories. With a spotlight shining brightly on South Florida right now, we are actively traveling to showcase our developments, listings and brand to the world.

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The schedule logged below reflects our strong belief that all of our SIR colleagues, whether near or far, are ONE in the Sotheby’s network. Here’s a snapshot of our Spring affiliate trips & visits to & from South Florida:

Affiliate Visitors to the South of Fifth ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Office:

  • -Taiwan SIR
  • -Boat Spring Colorado
  • -SIR Uruguay

Global Trips by ONESIR CEO Mayi de la Vega:

  • -Attended a regional GNE Conference with SIR EMEA Owners in Rome
  • -Attended a Rome event with starchitect Piero Lissoni
  • -Visited the Tel Aviv affiliate
  • -Visited the New York affiliate

Regional GNE Meetings Attended by ONESIR President Daniel de la Vega – these meetings serve to facilitate network building, expertise sharing and keep us updated on all news from the brand:

  • -Attended Regional CALA GNE Conference in Chicago

Development Team Travels:

  • -Brazil for Bossa Nova opening
  • -Lisbon affiliate office visit
  • -Rome affiliate opening
  • -Toronto affiliate office visit
  • -Atlanta affiliate office visit
  • -Pta. Del Este affiliate office visit
  • -Peru affiliate office visit
  • -Argentina affiliate office visit


Contact us to learn about our mobile team and strong global presence.

ONESIR Commercial Division Breaks Two Sales Records


ONE Sotheby’s International Realty’s Commercial Division recently completed two record-breaking commercial sales valued at $17.7 million in Little Havana and the Design District. The Zichelle Team headed both sales which closed on June 2.

The larger of the two is a multi-family building, located at 1023 SW Sixth Court in Miami’s Little Havana sector. The building, named Miramar Apartments, went for $10.7 million. The previous record for a commercial sale in the area went for $247 per square foot; the 44-unit Miramar Apartments sold at $263 per square foot. A rise in interest in the area over the past years is due to prospective buyers who are overflow from the Brickell and Miami Beach markets. For this property Zichelle represented the buyer, Burke Leighton Asset Management, and the seller, Miramar Apartments, LLC.

Located in Miami’s Design District, 3630 NE First Court sold for $7 million. At $773 per square foot it far surpassed the previous record for the area, at $473 from the sale of 4025 Northeast Second Avenue in 2007. Lomback LLC bought the property, previously the site of a Kidco Daycare School, with plans to renovate the 9,000 square foot building into retail space. The buyer intends for the renovations to be on north corner of “The District 36” project. The building’s surrounding area has changed drastically in the past 10 years with the build up of the Miami Design District and the Shops at Midtown Miami – which brought luxury retail and residential buildings. Zichelle and Rodriguez represented the buyer of 3630 NE First Court, and Kidco was represented by Hilda Riano of Nations Home Realty Corp.

Save the Date: ONE Sotheby’s Real Estate Crawl


ONE Sotheby’s International Realty invites you to our upcoming Real Estate Crawl, scheduled for Wednesday, June 24th 2015. We will be touring some of the most luxurious properties on the market in Coral Gables, while enjoying refreshments at each stop. The tour will leave promptly at 3:30pm and return at 8:00pm to the ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, Coral Gable Office. Transportation will be provided by Aventura Limo. If you can’t make it, follow along on social media as we will be posting live throughout the event using the hashtag #OneSirCrawl.

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ONE Sotheby’s Developments on Display at London Auction


Sotheby’s recently hosted a series of auctions in London that featured Russian paintings, photographs, and decorative art spanning multiple centuries. Russian Pictures and Russian Works of Art, Fabergé & Icons at Sotheby’s London were extremely successful, achieving a combined $18.4 million in sales. Significantly, Zinaida Evgenievna Serebriakova’s Study of a Sleeping Girl, estimated at $400,000 was sold at auction for a whopping $3,845,000. ONE Sotheby’s International Realty was honored to have the opportunity to be a sponsoring affiliate of the successful event.

ONE Sotheby’s, in collaboration with Sotheby’s, hosted previews and social events leading up to the auction including a Sotheby’s & Sotheby’s International Realty Morning Tea attended by international dignitaries of Sotheby’s Auction House.


The auctions were followed by the ONE Sotheby’s Sales Meeting, attended by local agents from Miami, Naples, San Francisco, Sonoma, Greenwich, and New York, as well as agents from offices in London and Moscow. Agents networked while looking over the 2015 TRENDS Market Report, and learning about the 20 ONE Sir properties that were being showcased. Brochures were available for high-end residential properties and luxury developments alike, including 1000 Museum, Brickell City Centre, Oceana Bal Harbour, and Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach.

For more information about any of these developments, contact the ONE Sotheby’s Sales Team or visit our website at

Introducing The New Residences at W South Beach


ONE Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to introduce the newly imagined residences at the world-renowned W South Beach. Starting at $995,000, the one and two-bedroom studio residences come luxuriously finished and furnished. Perfectly positioned on 300 feet of white sand beachfront, these exquisite oceanfront residences offer the ultimate resort lifestyle in the most prestigious section of South Beach. Each residence features floor-to-ceiling glass and oversized sliding doors that lead to opulent terraces, boasting generous outdoor space.

Residents will enjoy the exceptional services and privileges that the W Hotel is known for. Concierge, housekeeping, and room service will be available to cater to any and every request, demonstrating the W Hotel’s Whatever/Whenever® signature service. Tennis and basketball courts, a spa, pool, museum-quality art collection, and Sweat® fitness, are just a few of the additional amenities that the W South Beach has to offer.

For more information on The Residences at W South Beach, please email

ONE Life Spotlight: The Miami River Heats Up


Spring 2015’s edition of ONE Life magazine shines a light on world trends, culture and design as the award-winning, proprietary lifestyle publication of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. We’re blogging the unique content available in this exclusive publication. The final installation takes one last look at what’s next. The Miami River neighborhood.

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Last year, when a judge ordered Miami River hotspot Seasalt & Pepper to drop the first half of its name, citing a similarity to an existing restaurant in Naples, one thing became clear: The new establishment was a huge success. After all, a less popular, lower-profile restaurant would never have been sued over its name. The owners renamed the spot Seaspice and got on with the show.

The hubbub surrounding Seaspice is emblematic of what’s happening all along the Miami River, where a wave of waterfront dining options join residential and commercial megaprojects, as well as massive amounts of new construction happening in nearby areas like Downtown, Brickell and Little Havana, all within walking distance.

At the southeastern end of the river, the Related Group’s One Brickell—a three-tower mixed-use project with 1,400 high-end residential units, a hotel, ground-floor restaurants and retail—is taking over the Brickell Avenue Capital Grille property. “One Brickell will open up pedestrian connections to the river, connecting it along the riverwalk to the Edge [another residential tower in the planning stages], neighboring Icon Brickell, and inland toward Brickell City Centre,” says Carlos Rosso, president of the Related Group’s condominium division.

A few blocks west, the Chetrit Group is behind a megaproject immediately east of Jose Marti Park with the working title Miami Riverwalk, with four towers of mixed uses—everything from residential, to commercial, to a 300-room hotel, to a marina and, of course, a riverwalk. Farther up the river, River Landing is a pair of mixed-use towers adjacent to the Jackson Memorial/UM hospital complex that, when completed in 2018, will include big-box stores, residential units and generous outdoor parkland. And in the Central Business District, KAR Properties has proposed the development of twin, slender, 60-story luxury condo towers connected by a sky bridge.

It’s all part of the city’s plan to create a vibrant and active riverfront, with pedestrian life being central to the river’s future. Miami River Commission member Javier Betancourt explains that the group has been negotiating with these developers to execute privately built sections of riverwalk behind their properties and to develop public segments of riverwalk— under bridges, along streets—that are necessary to link everything.

In the end, Betancourt says the Miami River will be a better, more active version of what it has always been: a working and living waterfront, with fishing boats and marinas coexisting among strolling couples, casual shoppers and cruising yachts.

The river is, in fact, one of the few areas in Dade County that can handle mega-yachts, with several often docked on the open stretch next to the Epic Hotel and a neighboring 1.25-acre plot of land that developer Ugo Colombo recently sold to the Argentine Coto family. And more big boats are coming. Rosso says Related will likely have dockage for “a few” at One Brickell, as well as places for restaurant patrons to tie up. Also in the works just a few blocks away from River Landing is the Miami Mega Yacht Club—including 14 covered mega-yacht berths for boats as large as 200 feet, crew housing, and maintenance and recreational facilities.

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