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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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ONE SIR will be hosting a Property Tour tomorrow for all visiting Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates in town for the Global Networking Event. Join us as we stop at our exclusive developments from 9 A.M. – 12 P.M. Guests will meet in the Chateau Lobby of the Fontainebleau Hotel and will be escorted to and from the hotel via complimentary transportation.
The tour kicks off with Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach. Attendees will tour the limited collection of exquisite condominium residences developed by Lionheart Capital and designed by renowned Italian architect Piero Lissoni and the legendary Ritz-Carlton.
The second stop will be One Thousand Museum in Downtown Miami. Arguably South Florida’s most prestigious new tower; Pritzker Prize Winning Architect Zaha Hadid’s creation offers iconic architecture, unprecedented amenities, stunning skyline and ocean views, and close proximity to Miami’s finest museums and performing arts institutions.
The tour will conclude with a stop at Brickell City Centre. The 55% sold out Reach residences are an incredible value in the epicenter of the Downtown Renaissance. Part of the single largest projects underway in Downtown Miami, this new level of urban living is a perfect grand finale for the morning.
The kickoff of our annual Global Networking Event this week at the Fontainebleau made headlines with its high-profile speakers and powerhouse attendees. Sotheby’s International Realty selected Miami as the GNE homebase for the second time in 5 years due to its heightened global prominence and proximity to Latin America. So as an affiliate of the Sotheby’s International Realty network, ONE SIR has been at the center of it all!
On Tuesday, our record setting luxury real estate agents joined more than 1,500 top producing colleagues from the global Sotheby’s Realty network to hear remarks from SIR CEO Philip White and Miami Heat President Pat Riley. Pat Riley’s motivational words covered how to be truly innovative and achieve success in an ever changing market. The Real Dealcovered the story on their front page with a quote from our President Daniel de la Vega, “The event speaks to the power of the brand and the strength of our relationships worldwide, which are invaluable to our clients.”
As the GNE continues, we’ll continue to build strong relationships with representatives of highly qualified buyers in an effort to market our developments and luxury listings. Contact us to learn more about how our global reach can benefit you.
ONE Sotheby’s Exclusive Developments team recently traveled to the Expo Real Estate in Buenos Aires, Argentina to showcase South Florida’s top real estate developments. The Expo Real Estate is the largest real estate convention in Latin America, and thus was the perfect venue to present One Thousand Museum, the Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach, Riva Fort Lauderdale, Brickell City Centre and others.
Mayi de la Vega, Founder and CEO, of ONE Sotheby’s attended the Expo and personally networked with high net-worth investors as well as local press to promote each project. The event ran for three days, and thousands of international agents and brokers had the opportunity to visit the ONESIR exhibition.
We look forward to visiting Expo Real Estate next year!
One Thousand Museum’s developers announced that they have officially closed on the land where the tower will be built and construction officially begins this fall. A partnership with the Regalia Group has also been announced, “ With the added strength of Regalia’s financial resources and experience in the luxury high-rise market, One Thousand Museum’s successful completion is assured,” developer Louis Birdman tells The Real Deal Magazine. Read the story here: One Thousand Museum Partners Acquire Project Site.
Over one third of the building’s residences have been sold to international buyers that appreciate its central location to Miami’s best cultural institutions as well as the Zaha Hadid signature design. ONE Sotheby’s International Realty is the Sales and Marketing force behind the development. To see more visit www.1000museum.com
Today’s ONE | Sotheby’s International Realty Coral Gables office meeting was held at the University of Miami’s Student Center Complex and featured special guests and programming. The Managing Director of Sotheby’s International Realty’s Latin American and Caribbean region, Michael Valdes, gave a special seminar on the impact of international real estate markets. Valdes covered our affiliate network’s expansive reach and how to leverage those advantages for client gain.
The meeting also served to begin preparing our agents for the Global Networking Event taking place in Miami next month. In order to take full advantage of the unique opportunity to liaise with 1600 of the Network’s top agents, ONE SIR is continually hosting special events to educate our agents on GNE activities, opportunities, and special events at exclusive firm developments. To reach out about listing with a ONE Sotheby’s International Realty estate agent this Fall, please contact your local affiliate office.
With the approach of the Global Networking Event, hosted by Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates in Miami this September, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty has launched a new corporate video that spotlights South Florida’s incredible real estate opportunities. The video features top community and business leaders including Alyce Robertson, Executive Director of the Downtown Development Authority, Michael Goldberg, Chairman of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, and Dan Lindblade, President and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. Each one shares their perspective on what makes South Florida a world-class city that is attracting investors from all around the world.
ONE Sotheby’s Founder and CEO, Mayi de la Vega, and President, Daniel de la Vega also share quotes on what makes Miami and Fort Lauderdale major metropolitan areas, which include exceptional new pre-construction projects designed by starchitects like ONE Thousand Museum, the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach and Brickell City Centre among others. By watching the video, viewers get a strong sense of South Florida’s impressive growth and the luxury lifestyle that it offers.
As a market leader in the luxury real estate sector, it is no surprise that ONE Sotheby’s International Realty’s Significant Sales in the Second Quarter of 2014 are comprised of the best properties in South Florida. With more than 350 top agents spread across nine offices in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, the firm has excelled in selling extraordinary homes to a distinguished international cliente.
Here we take closer look at those homes and the prices they sold at, all in the multi-million dollar category.
RIVA, the exclusive luxury pre-construction development, is closer to becoming a reality. Demolition of the current site has been completed and the official groundbreaking is set for this coming winter, which will set in motion the construction of the only waterfront project in Fort Lauderdale. Situated on the Middle River, RIVA will offer 100 ultra-luxe residences close to the Galleria Mall, the Las Olas shops and restaurants and most importantly, the area’s beautiful beaches.
RIVA’s residences will range from 2 to 3 bedrooms, with prices starting at $645,000. You’re invited to visit the waterfront Sales Gallery at 1180 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale or contacting the sales team for information on available inventory at (954)233-3288. www.riva-condo.com
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