A Yankee Home Run…In Miami


Alex Rodriguez, the legendary Yankees third baseman has faced some professional obstacles of late. However his most recent real estate transaction was an easy win. He listed his Miami Beach condo with ONE | Sotheby’s International Realty agent Arlene Susy Dunand and closed the sale last week as reported in the Wall Street Journal. One year after buying it for $2.1 million, he sold the luxury condominium for $2.575 million.

A-Rod's Beachfront Mei Condominium Sold for $2.575 Million

A-Rod’s Beachfront Mei Condominium Sold for $2.575 Million

Located at the beachfront Mei Condominium at 5875 Collins Avenue, the 1700 square-foot unit had 3 bedrooms and 3 ½ bathrooms and was the largest residence in the building. There were views of the ocean in every room and the balconies boasted views of both the ocean and the city skyline. The high end building also offered amenities like a pool, gym, and beach valet. It was renovated by the owner prior to hitting the hot Miami real estate market. Rodriguez purchased the condo in 2013 after selling his North Bay Road home in Miami Beach for $30 million. And according to Ms. Dunand, Rodriguez now intends to return to a larger home on the beach, starting his search with a ONE SIR Miami Beach expert.

Introducing RIVA Fort Lauderdale


The ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Development Division is proud to represent Fort Lauderdale’s newest riverfront pre-construction project—RIVA. One hundred spacious new residencies have been designed with an Italian flair to feature an extraordinary style. The building has deeded boat docks and unobstructed ocean and city views that highlight the sunrise and sunset of Fort Lauderdale. Contact us for more information on securing your residency today! To see more visit RIVA Fort Lauderdale. 

The RIVA Fort Lauderdale Sales Gallery is now open at 1180 N. Federal Highway. You are invited to visit us at your convenience or call (954) 233.3288 to speak to a sales representative about these stunning luxury homes.

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Starchitects Revolutionizing South Florida


South Florida’s luxury condo real estate market is changing. The most remarkable way to distinguish projects is by commissioning  “starchitects.” The most coveted architects in the world have earned the right to call themselves as such because of their award winning and innovative work. Below are some of the “starchitects” that ONE Sothebys is honored to be working on exclusive developments with.

Zaha Hadid, the London based architect bas been awarded with both the Pritzker and Stirling prize in architecture. She is in the process of designing the contemporary sixty-story One Thousand Museum that will be supported by a white exoskeleton and sensuous curvature.

One Thousand Museum


Rene Gonzalez has teamed up with Terra Group to develop the groundbreaking eighteen-story building, GLASS. The design of this building is very delicate and it’s entire glass exterior was made so residents could fully enjoy the surrounding natural landscape beauty of Miami Beach. Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 3.53.29 PM

Roney Mateu, winner of over sixty AIA Design Awards, is known for designing buildings that are built to last while engaging both functionality and beauty. His project for Sothebys, “The Setting, ” is comprised of five luxury homes that will revolutionize traditional South Florida living by exploring extraordinary contemporary architectural design.

The Setting


Arquitectonica, an interior design and architectural firm led by Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear has been awarded numerous American Institute of Architects and Progressive Architecture Design Awards and has been named the AIA Florida Firm of the Year. The firm involves a firm commitment to ecologically sensitive and commercially viable design and is responsible for the restoration of historic hotel Ocean Grande. Now called Beach House 8, the eight unit, eleven-story condo project replaced the old art deco hotel with open plan residencies, a garden waterfall and undisputed luxurious design.

Beach House 8

Beach House 8- 50% SOLD


Beach House 8, our luxurious eight-floor residency building in Miami Beach is now 50% SOLD and it stands as a testament to its sophisticated design by the famed architecture firm, Arquitectonica.

The location of the building is extremely coveted as residents have a private view of the ocean and sky, but Arquitectonica took this a step further and incorporated the natural landscape into the design. The series of individual homes were brought together to imitate the shifting tide of water coming into the land as well as the energy of the ocean waves. Beach House 8’s design and location truly capture the movement of Miami. This beautiful and coveted area of Miami Beach, just south of 41st street, is predicted to become the “rebirth of South Beach,” and units in the area are selling rapidly. For more information on how you can secure your residency with Beach House 8, please contact Eloy Carmenate 305-673-4808.

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We’re excited to announce a new, majorly refreshed edition of the ONE | Sotheby’s International Realty Trends Market Report 2014. The buzz around this publication is largely due to the extensive overhaul which demands your deep dive into the publication. To gain digital access, all you have to do is view on our ISSUU account now. Print copies will be available at your local ONE SIR office and will be mailed in the coming weeks.

Trends 2014 Market Report from ONE SIR

Trends 2014 Market Report from ONE SIR

This comprehensive report will become your definitive guide to demystifying over 40 communities in the South Florida real estate community. The data rich tool will offer a more visual experience, taking you on a journey through 4 years of data with complimenting graphs at every turn. We’ve added snapshots of hot spots locally and international call outs which break down the ways in which Miami is a top class metropolitan area by global standards.

With more years of comparison to truly establish a trend in the real estate industry, we’ve doubled the length of the issue and are excited to share this hearty tool which will become part of your ONE essentials kit. And the data doesn’t end there. We’re constantly mining new information from the South Florida luxury real estate market and will now use the hashtag #ONEretrend to continue to offer refreshed & relevant information to followers on social media. So please save that search in your digital channels and stay tuned for continued live coverage of dynamic South Florida!

Exclusive Development: The Setting


We are excited to announce our newest exclusive development The Setting in South Miami. This development features five unique homes, designed by renowned architect Roney Mateu, that are both functional and unique and have a similar energy while offering their own distinct signatures. The Setting’s location puts residents at close proximity to South Miami’s incredible shopping, entertaining and dining options.

The Jill Penman Group is the Sales Force behind the project and they have already closed the sale on the Indigo house. For more information on these properties contact them at (305) 807-9199.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Network News – Global Footprint Expansion


According to the National Association of Realtors, The Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s sales volume grew by 29 percent in 2013, compared to 19 percent for the overall market. SIR CEO Philip White noted that the foundation for this growth is rooted in the fact that “The luxury sector truly led the resurgence in the overall market in 2013.” The combination of strong interest among international buyers, low interest rates, less inventory and increased consumer confidence in the economy created a positive momentum which allowed the global network of of Sotheby’s International Realty to grow in kind.

Global reach continues to expand

Global reach continues to expand

At the end of 2013, the network included 700 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide. And as we wrap up the first quarter of 2014, we’re also celebrating the launch of recently opened branches in countries like Dubai, Beijing, Belgium, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Kuwait. As the South Florida branch continues to perform as global real estate advisors for buyers interested in the Miami real estate market, these outposts provide us with a strong ability to educate worldwide audiences on the exclusive projects we represent. Please reach out for more information on the ONE | Sotheby’s International Realty global presence.

Property Showcase- Sony Open Tennis Tournament


Tennis is a sport that is played recreationally by millions of people. It improves one’s ability, speed, coordination and strength. Every year the Sony Open comes to Key Biscayne and now we take the opportunity to feature our luxury properties with incredible tennis facilities. These prestigious homes in South Florida could not be complete without the benefits of a tennis court on their grounds.

 5970 North Bay Road, Miami Beach 

A 30,800 square foot home in Miami Beach that was previously owned by Brazilian two-time World Drivers’ Champion Emerson Fittipaldi, offers the best views of the bays and Miami sunsets. The home features beautiful lush courtyards, tennis court and an oversized boat dock for active residents who love the outdoors. The home itself is designed with Venetian plaster, imported finishes, marble and walnut floors that give the property it’s one of a kind aesthetic.

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 200 Edgewater Drive, Coral Gables 

A beautiful old-world styled three- acre property in Coral Gables includes gardens, pool, tennis court, four-car garage, two cottages and a boat slip with ocean access. The main home is decorated in an arte modern theme but the living room has a 23-foot cathedral and the ceiling is encased with wood panels and gargoyles. The home also recreates a nature’s paradise with its round doorways, stone pathways, fountains, dramatic troughs, and “moon gates.”

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 9570 Journey’s End Road, Coral Gables

A breathtaking two-acre gated lot in Journey’s End has been completely remodeled to include grand light filled spaces with high ceilings and a beautiful façade. The interior of the home has a spacious formal living room as well as dining room with an eat-in kitchen. The exterior of the home features a private dock, a full size tennis court and a remarkable nine-car garage.

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3577 Stewart Ave, Miami

A boater’s dream has been made a reality in this gated island home in Miami. The interior of the property features walls of glass, marble floors, updated kitchen and baths, a wraparound balcony around the whole second floor. The pool, yard, dock, and tennis court can all be enjoyed on the same floor level as residents step outside of the home.

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601 Leucadendra Drive, Coral Gables 

A 1.6-acre waterfront property in the luxurious gated community, Gables Estates, features lush landscaped grounds, a lit tennis court and 300 feet of waterfront. The interior of the home has beautifully crafted woodwork, huge windows to let in light from the waterfront views, limestone floors, and vaulted ceilings.

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Announcement – Sotheby’s International Realty GNE in Miami This Fall


This September, hundreds of Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate brokers, agents and executives will be gathered here in Miami for the annual Global Networking Event (GNE). The conference runs from September 8th – 11th. It’s an invaluable networking opportunity for all Sotheby’s real estate brand ambassadors as top producers from all international branches flock to our southern coast. As a de facto host group due to the location of the Fall gathering, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty will have a major presence with many attending the event.

2011 GNE Sotheby's reception at LIV in The Fontainebleau

2011 GNE Sotheby’s reception at LIV in The Fontainebleau

The GNE is another component of the dynamic brand that makes Sotheby’s International Realty a truly interconnected and global force. With more than 670 offices across 49 countries and more than 13,000 agents, the brand connects personnel and ultimately to qualified buyers and sellers of all the most significant properties worldwide. The Global Networking Event will feature presentations and workshops by top industry leaders on everything from innovations in marketing to technological advances shaping the industry as well as wealth of networking opportunities.

The GNE is returning to Miami after the success of the 2011 event where ONE Sotheby’s International Realty hosted a series of cocktail events at the W South Beach and around the city to showcase top luxury properties to affiliate brokers.

Stay tuned for more from this year’s Global Networking Event in our home city of Miami.

Mayi de la Vega honored with Spectrum Award for Women


The American Red Cross South Florida Region presented the 21st Annual Sara Hopkins Woodruff Spectrum Awards For Women, recognizing outstanding women whose efforts have made significant contributions to the quality of life in South Florida. “The leadership awards acknowledge the humanitarian principles of the American Red Cross: humanity, impartiality, independence, unity, neutrality and voluntary service. ‘Spectrum’ refers to women’s impact across the board scope of community life and also reflects the spectrum of cultures represented in our community,” is the Red Cross’ description for the award.

Our company founder and CEO Mayi de La Vega was amongst one of the honorees awarded the Entrepreneurial award! We would like to extend special congratulations to Mayi for her dedication to both the business and civic community. The awards ceremony was a wonderful celebration of the women leaders in Miami.