Miami real estate investment

It seems that Grant Cardone is now getting into the real estate field, and he’s doing so in quite a big way. Over just the past two years, he has already spent $250 million on properties all around Florida. He says that this first push is just the beginning, and hopes that he can invest a billion into the state before the close of the decade. He relocated to Florida from Los Angeles two years ago, which was when he started to buy up the property.

At the rate at which he is going, it seems as though that’s a very sound estimate on his part. Recently, he bought the Wellington Club in Lake Worth. The price paid for the 204-unit property is undisclosed. The Daily Business review says that he is also in the process of buying another property, this one in North Miami. In an interview, he said that there are many reasons to keep buying properties in Florida, so it doesn’t make sense to stop.

It’s true that Florida is a very popular place when it comes to real estate, and there are plenty of opportunities for those who want to invest as big as Cardone is doing. However, it’s also a haven for the smaller investor who might simply want to have one or two condominium units to rent out as an investment, since most people don’t have the capital of Mr. Cardone. Click here to view Miami real estate investment opportunities

So, Who Is Grant Cardone?

For those who don’t know, Grant Cardone is one of those guys who seems to have done it all. He started as an auto salesperson, and grew into someone regarded as a true international sales expert, not to mention a New York Times bestselling author. The five books he has under his belt include The Closers Survival Guide, Sell to Survive, If You’re Not First, You’re Last, Sell or Be Sold, and The 10X Rule.

He is also a television commentator, as well as the host of the radio show The Cardone Zone. He creates sales training programs for Fortune 500 companies, and is the founder of three different companies, including Cardone Real Estate Holdings, Cardone Enterprises, and Cardone Group. He also works as a motivational speaker. Motivated does not even begin to describe him.

Once you start looking into his accomplishments, you can see that his goal of spending a billion investing in Florida by the end of the decade is quite doable. In fact, chances are good that he could do that even before the close of the decade given his current pace. It should be interesting to watch and see what happens over the next few years as he buys, and possibly starts developing, more properties.

Even though most don’t have the money that Cardone has, that shouldn’t stop them from looking at buying in Florida. Individual units can be a great way for someone to start investing right now. Plenty are available, and it is possible to find them at a variety of different price points.

SLS Brickell Condo

Introducing the newest and the hottest pre-construction project SLS Brickell Condo Hotel located in the most desirable Brickell Ave, right next to the new 5 million square foot Brickell CityCentre in Downtown Miami. The new SLS Condo will rise 57 stories and will feature 133 hotel rooms and 450 residences. It will host 5 top restaurants creating fine dining, and chic entertainment in Miami’s most exciting and sophisticated downtown area.

The new SLS Brickell (view site) will offer most extravagant shopping and lifestyle destination, offering its residents ultimate access in an oasis of exclusive privileges. Sophisticated designer interiors, original works of art by contemporary masters, private rooftop pool terraces, celebrity chef restaurants, and limousine service to a chic private beach club are among the many features, amenities, and services designed to indulge the most discriminating clientele.

SLS Brickell

The building will also offer interiors designed by Yabu Pushelberg and Phillipe Stark. Museum-quality art in all common areas will include works by renowned artists such as Fernando Botero and Matias Duville, among others, and exterior art mural installation by Fabian Burgos.

The 450 luxury condominiums will all feature private elevators, 9 and 10 foot ceilings, 12 foot in the penthouses, custom gourmet kitchens and panoramic skyline overlooking Biscayne Bay and Atlantic Ocean. There will be two assigned self-parking spaces available for most units in secured parking garage and of course complimentary 24-hour valet
parking services.

Among many services offered, you will enjoy the butler Services and “While Your Away” Services. The “smart” app will provide convenient access to concierge services from your tablet or smartphone, while enjoying property-wide Wi-Fi. The round-the-clock multilingual staff will help you in your every day business choires even including translation services. 24-hour valet parking, 24-hour security service, 24-hour in-room dining services are all standard features for you to enjoy private catering for meetings, luncheons, and dinner parties.

Upon arrival you will be offered pre-arrival provisioning / grocery shopping and delivery, dry cleaning and laundry services, nanny/babysitting services, plant maintenance, overnight shoeshine, pet services, courier services, personal IT support assistance.

The state-of-the-art health and wellness fitness center is professionally staffed and includes Technogym®, Cardio & Weight Training equipment, as well as cardio machines with personal plasma television/music options. Exclusive “Kinesis® Personal” fitness stations create personalized workouts. Free weights, stretching mats, Pilates balls, yoga mats, and headphones are all available for complimentary use.

The outdoor lounge space with 2 beautifully designed fire pits overlooking breathtaking views of the Bay and the
City skyline will be built for exclusive use of the condominium residents. The two story indoor lounge and recreation area with private wine cellars, Billiards room, and poker table and library will allow you to get maximum enjoyment out of daily routine and the 57th floor roof top will offer private sun decks and spa. An additional rooftop pool and sundeck for building residents, overlooking city skyline with breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay.

Deposit Schedule:

* 10% of Purchase Price at Reservation
* 10% of Purchase Price at Contract, or Balance of 20% after applying Reservation Deposit
* 10% of Purchase Price at Groundbreaking – Estimated March 2015
* 10% of Purchase Price at 9th floor – Estimated at July 2015
* 10% of Purchase Price at Top-off – Estimated March 2016
* 50% of Purchase Price at Closing – Estimated at October 2017

Prices start at just $500K

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Miami real estate

One of the indicators of a strong housing market in Miami (click here for Miami real estate site) is evidenced by the return of condo flippers and developers to Miami’s Greater Downtown area. Prominent among the investors flocking back to southern Florida is Russian billionaire Oleg Baybakov.

While Baybakov may have made his billions in the mining industry in Russia, he’s now set on investing it in a real estate development company in Miami. His company, 700 Edgewater Development, has recently paid $21.5 million for a 37,462 square-foot property in the Edgewater neighborhood.

What’s Going On in Edgewater?

Located between Downtown and the Upper East Side of Miami, Edgewater is a burgeoning neighborhood, replete with historic 20th century homes, as well as a number of beautiful high-rise residential buildings. It’s located in close proximity to Downtown and the Design District, making it a hugely sought-after location for Miami residents both young and old.

Following Baybakov’s acquisition of Renzi Renzo’s thirty-nine-story condo tower in Brickell last year, it seems that Baybakov has seen the future, and it’s looking bright for the real estate in Downtown Miami’s surrounding neighborhoods. First he purchased a building in Miami’s densest financial and residential district (Brickell), and now he’s purchased a condo tower in Edgewater. These are calculated moves, made by a man who’s made himself very wealthy over the years in mining and real estate. You don’t get to be that wealthy without a good eye for market trends.

A Bright Future for Miami’s Residential Properties

As of now, in addition to Baybakov’s building, there are ten condo towers planned for the Edgewater neighborhood. That tells us that Baybakov is not the only developer who has high hopes and aspirations for Miami’s residential real estate and the future of condo living in Miami.

A year and a half ago, HypCor700 paid only $9.9 million for the Edgewater property that Baybakov has just purchased. In just 18 months, HypCor700 made over a 100% profit. If Baybakov – who also owns properties in New York City and is a part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets – is willing to pay this much for the property, you know that its value has to be on the rise.

As more investors and developers, like Baybakov, show interest in the residential neighborhoods in the Greater Downtown Miami area, property values can only continue to increase. Between new constructions and renovations of old buildings, these residential areas will see a boom in development and value. Residents who want to live close to work and culture will naturally want to live in places close to the center of it all, like Edgewater and Brickell, and developers like Baybakov are ready to make that happen.

Miami condo

The real estate in Miami (view site) has been stabilizing during the past several years, but now it’s starting to take off again. Just look at the race that some Miami developers are in for who can build the tallest skyscraper in Miami. First there was developer Jeffrey Berkowitz, who’s gained approval to break ground on an observation tower that will be over 1,000 feet tall. Joining the race for tallest building is Swire Properties, with a proposal for a 1,049-foot-tall condo tower.

That’s right, not only are developers in competition to see who can build the tallest building in Miami, but one of those competitors wants to make theirs a multi-use residence tower. What’s involved in getting permission to build so high?

Who Will Get Approval?

Well, for one thing, the developers will need to get the approval of the FAA to climb that high in the sky. For another, the City of Miami must approve. This latter is trickier in some places than others. For example, Tibor Hollo of Florida East Coast Realty has the go-ahead to start construction on a 1,010-foot-tall building downtown, on Biscayne Avenue.

Hollo has been quoted saying that he doubts that Swire will get approval from the FAA for their building because it is directly on Brickell Boulevard. In all honesty, this may be wishful thinking, as it would benefit his building. Swire’s planned building would rob Hollo’s building of the title of tallest residential skyscraper in Miami.

Swire’s representatives have stated that they are confident that they’ll get approval for the building. However, they have modestly maintained that they aren’t aiming at the title of tallest skyscraper. This may just be for PR, as it’s still uncertain whether they’re actually going to be allowed in the race at all.

So, what will Swire’s building look like if it’s approved? Well, Swire Properties did develop all of Brickell City Centre, so it will be in the same style, keeping continuity in the area. As it sits directly on Brickell Avenue, the building is slated to be a statement building, a gateway into the Brickell City Centre complex. (See all Brickell Ave condos for sale HERE)

The Future of Residential Real Estate Is in the Clouds

Unwilling to sit by and cross his fingers for the competition to fail, Hollo is busy on another construction project in Brickell, as well. It seems that heaven-climbing skyscrapers are the future of Downtown Miami. Though Hollo’s Brickell project is not as tall as his Biscayne Boulevard Building, it will still reach just shy of 850 feet.

This race to the skies that more and more developers are participating in says a lot about the future of Miami and its residential real estate. With more and more industries (including film and entertainment) coming to Miami each year, residential demand will be at a premium in very little time. These buildings are expected to fill up quickly, and more will follow. Berkowitz’s observation tower may not be much taller than the rest of the city’s skyline for very long.

Flatiron Miami

One of the most recognized Miami developers Ugo Colombo together with the Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin of Capital Group are developing the new, ultra-modern Flatiron on Brickell. The new project will be 65 floors high located at the heart of Downtown Miami on South Miami Avenue and Brickell Plaza.

Ugo Colombo has been developing in Miami for over 20 years. His impressive portfolio includes buildings such as Epic, Santa Maria, Grovenor House.

Flatiron Brickell Miami

The new Brickell Flatiron, named after the latest New York’s 5th Ave Flatiron building, is going to be one of tallest residential towers in Miami – 750 feet high, with 65 floors and 552 units offering floor-to-ceiling glass exteriors throughout the units, which will feature 11-foot-deep elliptical balconies. In addition, the building will have a rooftop swimming pool, a gym and spa, plus an outdoor lap pool on the 18th floor.

Units will have an average size of 1,250 square feet. Plans for penthouse units are yet to be announced.

Please contact our office to reserve your unit at the friends-and-family entry-level prices. Reserve your unit now with just 10% down. Deposits are fully refundable prior to contracts being signed (in a few months).

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Paramount Bay condos for sale

Paramount Bay Condo is located on the North Bayshore Drive which is on Biscayne Bay, and couple of blocks north of downtown Miami and couple of blocks South of Midtown Miami. This is one of the most exciting and vibrant places to be in Miami. An ideal location for people who want to make certain that there are plenty of things for them to do, including exploring some of the most luxurious stores and restaurants in the area. For those who have to do more than vacation in Miami, you’re right in the downtown area which offers plenty of business resources located nearby.

The Property

Envisioned by Lenny Kravitz of Kravitz Design Inc., the 47-story architectural wonder, designed by Arquitectonica offers floor plans that include anywhere from 1 to 4 bedrooms, and start from a bit over $1,214 sq.ft. to 4,437 sq.ft. residences. Each of the units in the property offers majestic water and city views ensuring that the experience of living at Paramount Bay is an ultimate Miami living combining resort-life with urban cool.

The Beach

Living in the city certainly offers great options, however sometimes you need to slip out of the city and onto the sizzle of the beach and into the warm, soothing ocean. Living at Paramount Bay gives you the best of both worlds, with an exclusive Social Membership at the legendary and newly renovated Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach. Relax with this luxury resort’s private beach club which includes beach access, watersports, pools, renowned restaurants and Camp Roc, providing supervised activities for children.

The Activities

Paramount Bay offers two-story 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art spa and fitness center with latest equipment, including Wii Fit, sauna, steam, private treatment rooms, and featuring Decleor products. For those who love Yoga Pilates, the building offers a studio, dedicated just for that. In addition, there is a billiards room as well as separate teen and kids area with cool gadgets available for all ages.

The street-side café will offer tasty menu for residents, as well as wireless high-speed Internet throughout the common areas. There is a building-wide fiber optic backbone allowing for the fastest Internet possible

The Units

All units in the building offer spacious floor plans with 10-foot-high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and doors to enjoy the great Biscayne Bay and beyond views. The 8-foot deep private terraces with glass railings are a great place to relax and watch the sunrise and the sunset. State-of-the-art Italian kitchens are all equipped with stainless steel Wolf/Sub-Zero appliances and top-quality stone countertops. Rain head and hand-held showers surrounded by frameless glass for open bay views and floating vanities with double vertical storage units complete the bathrooms. All units come with complete laundry room with washer and dryer.

The Technology

The technology makes this building unique. Every residence includes an iPad 2 programmed with signature software that links you to Paramount Bay’s array of services and amenities including valet parking, package tracking, restaurant and hotel reservations, and video calls to the concierge. Also accessible through iPhone & Android phones or through any web browser, you can manage your Paramount Bay Life from anywhere in the world.

Paramount Bay is ideal for families and, in particular, it’s good for people who want a larger condominium property in the heart of Miami with great water views, ideally located and top-notch amenities. It is ideal for families and single people looking to get great pleasures out of life. With all these amenities, you will deftly want to move quickly if you’re interested in this property.

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Faena House Condo For Sale

Faena House Miami Beach

Located right in the downtown area of Miami is the new pre-construction building Icon Bay Miami. This 43-story building will only offer 8 units on each floor and 4 on each penthouse level. Everything is close by with this centrally located new construction. Luxury and convenience come together with a new residence designed to offer residents everything.

Building Features

Life at Icon Bay Condo

is going to be fun with a lot to do all the time. Along with plenty of amenities for residents, everyone has access to the incredible infinity pool right on the waterfront. Enjoy the view while swimming or while relaxing poolside. You are welcome to get fit in the fully outfitted gym to get in shape, or spend some time in the spa to relax all your troubles away. You can also challenge friends and family to tennis on one of the courts available to you.

If you are the kind who likes to have parties, you will relish the party room made available to all residents. The projection room is another destination allowing you to have fun and entertain guests. If you prefer to have something outdoors, you are able to enjoy access to the neighborhood park located right on the waterfront. The park features beautiful pieces of art all located within a fenced in area to assure privacy and security. The landscape for the building may even feature an interactive fountain hosting an illuminated center fountain.

Residence Features

Each of the Icon Bay Downtown Miami residences offers a view of either Biscayne Bay or Atlantic Ocean. Relax watching the water while enjoying the luxurious amenities offered in every residence. The 300 luxury apartments all feature floor to ceiling windows to fully enjoy the view and to provide plenty of natural light throughout the day.

Choose between one, two and three bedroom apartments. The one and two bedroom apartments feature a den in addition to the spacious bedrooms to offer even more space to residents. Access to apartments is direct from private elevators to make coming home even easier.

Building Location

Coming home to Icon Bay Downtown Miami could not be any easier. Whether you work in downtown Miami or surrounding areas, you have direct access to the building. Situated right in the heart of the downtown area, it is easy to get to. When you are ready to go out, you will have access to everything downtown Miami has to offer, including world-class entertainment, restaurants and shopping. Others will have to travel hundreds of miles to gain access to these sites; you only need to step outside.
Getting in during the pre-construction phase for the Icon Bay Downtown Miami allows you to get a deal on one of the 300 units starting at $450,000. With a great location and plenty of amenities, it is an address you are sure to want to call home. Completed in 2015, now is the time to start the buying process.

Downtown Miami condos for sale

Four Seasons Miami

Miami: glitz, glamour, plenty of celebrities and a city where many people enjoy very high incomes. Those high incomes are reflected in some of the real estate available in the city. If you want to live in a luxurious home, Miami real estate has plenty of them to offer and, even though most of them aren’t price quite as high as the homes on some of the more exclusive islands just offshore, these properties definitely do not disappoint were amenities, luxury or quality are concerned.

Four Seasons, Miami unit 54DEF – $27,000,000

Currently the most expensive property in the Downtown Miami area is Four Seasons Miami penthouse unit 54DEF. This unit offers 8,911 square feet under air with 5 bedrooms, 6 and half bathrooms and the most astonishing view of the entire Miami from the 54th floor. Four Seasons Miami is the tallest structure in the entire Miami – 70 floors. Living in the Four Seasons Miami condo offers the best of both worlds. You can use all hotel’s amenities while enjoying privacy of your condo.

2999 Brickell Ave, Miami – $19,000,000

This is one of the most unique properties on the market today. 2999 Brickell Ave. is a private single family home with a $19 million price tag and plenty of luxury to offer. The home has eight bedrooms and 10 bats. In total, there are more than 14,400 ft.² of living space located on a 90,212 ft.² lot. This home was built in 1990 and is one of only seven bayfront estates on Brickell Avenue. This is state property is an architectural blend, containing elements from many different cultures and places around the world and some of the signs of wealth that would be recognized anywhere, such as a massive staircase, glass doors and more.

One Thousand Museum unit 5001 – $13,700,000

This is the newest and the most luxurious Miami pre-construction project today. Designed by Zaha Hadid, this amazing structure will offer 68 stories of steel and glass frame, helicopter pad, private exclusive restaurants with top floor aquatic center. 1000 Museum Miami is the first building ever built in the United States by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid. If you are not sure that you have ever seen a building by this famed architect, think about the London Olympics in 2012. The aquatic center was her creation and now she is bringing the same visionary talent to Downtown Miami with the creation of this master peace.

Grovenor House Condo unit 3201 – $112,800,000

Located at 2627 Bayshore Drive this magnificent residence is all about style. Luxurious, distinctive, breathtaking design where every detail is perfectly executed. Decorated by professional designers, this residence was featured in the Architectural Digest in Italy as Miami’s premier penthouse.

Any of these properties would make fine choices for those hunting at the high end of the Miami real estate market. One of the most advantageous things about the real estate market in Miami, however, is that there are always great deals to be had, even at the top end of the inventory.

Downtown Miami condos

One Thousand Museum Condos

There are few actual exclusive locations in the world. One of the newest exclusive locations is a residence that is due to finish construction in 2016. 1000 Museum Miami is the first building ever built in the United States by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid. If you are not sure that you have ever seen a building by this famed architect, think about the London Olympics in 2012. The aquatic center was her creation and now she is bringing the same visionary talent to Miami with the creation of One Thousand Museum.

Location, location, location

As with anything else, location is the key. As such, 1000 Museum Condo is located between 900 Biscayne Blvd and 10 Museum Park. The 62-story tower will be set right along with the prestigious buildings of the downtown Miami skyline. With a unique design and a massive presence, it will be impossible to ignore when arriving in the city and easy to tell guests where it is located. It is sure to become one of the landmarks everyone gives directions by.

Residential Needs

To further prove the point that One Thousand Museum Condo is an exclusive, one of kind building, it has only 83 residences in the 62-story building. The spaces range in size from 4,500 square feet to 9,800 square feet. Every resident has access to the one of a kind helipad (no other residential building has one). Additionally, the building offers residents access to an indoor pool with sauna, steam room and cabanas. Relaxing is made easy with the cigar lounge and relaxation lounge. If you are thinking about throwing a party, 1000 Museum has rooftop event spaces exclusive to you and your guests.

Each residence comes with three parking spaces, has custom closet and high-end lighting and is fully finished. The flooring is included and you are given the opportunity to customize your home if you are purchasing in the pre-construction phase. Plans are for full and half floor styles.

Having Fun

There is no denying One Thousand Museum Miami

is a fun place to live. The sun deck has a billiards room to challenge your friends to a game. You can take a dip in the pool, relax in the hot tub, or exhilarate your senses with the hot and cold plunge pools. It is all available at this wonderful location and is only available to residents and their guests. As if all of this was not enough, the building is located right in the heart of downtown Miami. There is plenty to do just outside of the building to keep you smiling.


The pricing for residences at 1000 Museum Downtown is proportionate to the size of the space you are occupying. Prices can range from $4,000,000 to $12,000,000. If you are opting to occupy the top floor duplex, the price is $50,000,000. The price you pay allows you to have access to everything listed above as well as the prestige of being able to tell people you are living at 1000 Museum.

ONE Sotheby’s International Realty is an exclusive sales agent for One Thousand Museum. For more information or to schedule a private tour of the property please call (305) 336-0457.

Downtown Miami condos

One Thousand Museum Condos

Once the entire project is completed, One Thousand Museum tower

will be one of the most phenomenal residential developments ever conceived and built in the world. It is expected to rival some of the phenomenal structures in the world including New York City’s One57 and London’s One Hide Park.

As the first condo tower in Florida with its own rooftop helicopter pad, One Thousand Museum Condo is only building 83 units in total. Residents of the tower will have access to their own private, full-time security concierge for each unit.

Located in the downtown area of Miami, at 1000 Biscayne Blvd., One Thousand Museum is a 62-story condo tower that offers phenomenal spacious living in both half floor and full floor plans. Every resident of the tower will be assigned three parking spaces plus have access to the rooftop landing pad. All the units are sold fully furnished including the high-end lighting, custom closets and beautiful flooring.

To Be Completed in 2016

Expected to be completed in the year 2016, every unit provide spacious living. The half floor plans are approximately 4500 square feet and the full floor plans are approximately 9800 square feet.

The amenities include the residential helipad, rooftop events, an in-house cigar lounge, an indoor pool, a cardio room, billiards room, and a screening room. Residents will have access to the indoor oversized pools, hot tubs, cold and hot plunge pools, and the spa. Other amenities include cabanas, a steam room and a sauna.

Investors and residential homeowners are anticipating the completion of One Thousand Museum just a few years away. Priced at a low-end of $4 million for a half floor unit and $12 million for a full floor unit, someone will take the prized top floor duplex being sold at $50 million.

Downtown Miami real estate

has always been known for its unique and bold architecture. However, the new One Thousand Museum tower on Biscayne Blvd. is bound to take architectural style over the edge. From nearly any position in Southeast Florida, One Thousand Museum will make its own strong statement, declaring that the skyline of downtown Miami can handle the most daring designs.

Foreign Buyers

Since the last bust of the economic bubble in the real estate market all throughout the Miami area, it has been the overseas buyers that have purchased most of the available condominiums. Many of them need a safe haven for their investment dollars and have the funds to pay cash for a hard real estate asset located in a beautiful part of the US.

Many of these condo purchasers only reside in South Florida for a few weeks every year. Most of these condos are converted into rental units. Absentee buyers are eager to purchase any quality condominium in Southeast Florida that has a water view.

Because of the high interest in condo living in Southeast Florida, One Thousand Museum project will shake up the real estate market. Although the venture is somewhat risky, eager buyers are likely to quickly line up to make a purchase in this beautiful new tower.

Content published by Lana Bell

Content published by Lana Bell