| Often Imitated, Never Duplicated

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Miami Miscellaneous | Posted by Sunny Isles Miami Beach Real Estate

Miami Dream (SM) Often Imitated, Never Duplicated

A few of my business slogans over the years include.. 

  • Since 2002, Showing You the Very Best from Sunny Isles to South Beach
  • Driven by Integrity, Powered by Service

Miami Beach is a small community and we as top producing agents, eventually work with one another. In the case of the below, I must say I am flattered and more importantly, thankful I did not follow through with lawsuits on each of these imitation companies. The question of consumer confusion arises as offices open across Miami using very similar copycat names. Was this something to be concerned over? Are consumers of Miami real estate confused? Was there a legal battle to pursue or should I leave it alone? 

There has definitely been noted confusion as I get important fax documents from time to time for one or more of these companies below. Consumers may not be any wiser to know the difference but in the end, it doesn’t even matter given my choice not to go solo as a boutique Miami brokerage office. In the end, Miami Dream (SM) will always be the original. Here are the others NOT to be confused with Miami Dream (SM).

  1. MiamiDreamProperties
  2. MiamiDreamsRealty – (Could they get any more creative?!)
  3. MiamiDreamRealEstate
  4. MiamiDreamHouses
  5. MiamiDreamProperty

For thirteen years now, I’ve learned “the ropes” regarding real estate intricacies. In 2002, I began as an associate Realtor® working with SBI Realty and making every rookie mistake in the book but also learning from the ground up. I then moved to Keller-Williams Miami Beach which allowed me great freedom to grow my business and really handle all aspects of the business operation while enjoying yearly caps on commission. The years brought me a fun family of agents and good Miami real estate knowledge, but I was still missing something from the total package.

In following the who’s who of top producing broker’s in Miami I noted a force growing so fast, so rapid that I had to be a part of it. In March 2014, I moved my broker’s license to ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.

What have I learned in this past year?

  • The Brokerage Office MATTERS.
  • Extraordinary Marketing MATTERS.
  • International Prestige is Everything to the UHNWI.

Besides the Miami real estate market being so desirable and a local confidence across the globe, the major marketing channels, and International advantages in promoting premier luxury real estate have spoken volumes about my business. Now, the bigger picture is something far greater than my original website Miami Dream (SM) and any potential boutique brokerage plans. It has to do with the overall extraordinary combination of my brokerage skill set with the International exposure and global prestige of Sotheby’s International Realty.

We are not just an alliance. We ARE GLOBAL.

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You are a client – not a customer:

  • Clients are under the protection of another
  • Customers purchase a commodity or service

Knowledge is protection. As a client, you can expect fully accurate information that you will understand, implement, and use to build your net worth.

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Surf Club Condos at the Four Seasons Hotel Surfside

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Penthouse Condos, Surf Club Four Seasons, Surfside Condos, Surfside Real Estate | Posted by Sunny Isles Miami Beach Real Estate

Surf Club Condominium | Four Seasons Hotel | Surfside

The Surf Club, located in Surfside on the Atlantic Ocean, is in the midst of undergoing some rather large and impressive changes. The Surf Club owners, Fort Capital, announced that they were entering in to a “brand and management” deal with the Four Seasons, a luxury hotel company. This will mark the third property in South Florida managed by the Four Seasons. In addition to the 80 rooms at the Four Seasons at the Surf Club, they will also be creating the Surf Club Four Seasons Private Residences.

The Private Residences will feature 150 luxury condo units as well as penthouses in two towers, and it is set to open in 2016. The two 12-story towers for the residences will feature all of the quality, luxury, and class commonly associated with the Four Seasons brand.

What Is the Surf Club?

Founded in 1930 by Harvey Firestone and designed by architect Russell Pancoast, it began as a private club. It has been an important fixture in the Miami Beach area since its inception, and was a popular place for many high-class world leaders and celebrities. Some of the notables who spent time at the Surf Club include Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, and Elizabeth Taylor. The new structures will preserve the historic and iconic building.

One of the goals of the Fort Capital team that bought the property in 2012 was to make it even better, while making sure to retain all of the elements and the charm that made it a special location in the first place. The partnership with the Four Seasons helps to ensure that, as they are a company known for having the highest level of quality and devotion to visitors and residents.

The Four Seasons felt that joining with the Surf Club was an excellent move, as well, since it allows them to expand their reach and their brand in Florida, which is an area that is continuing to do well for them with the other properties they are developing, including the nearly complete Orlando resort. Everyone is confident that visitors to the hotel, as well as buyers of the condominiums and penthouses will be more than pleased with the results when the buildings are unveiled in 2016.

What Do the Condominiums at the Surf Club Offer?

The 150 condominiums in the two towers have close to fifty different configurations from which buyers can choose. They vary in style and size so they can accommodate nearly any type of buyer. The sizes range from 1,400 square feet and up to 8,000 for the largest residences in the towers. They have high ceilings and floor to ceiling glass. They will have gorgeous views of the ocean as well as downtown Miami.

The Surf Club features nearly a thousand feet of oceanfront property along a 9-acre site. In addition to the hotel and the residential towers, it also features a spa and a fitness center, a park and gardens, as well as forty beach cabanas. The site will also have four swimming pools, and two restaurants.

The Surf Club Penthouses

Located at the top of the residence towers are thirteen unique penthouses. They feature eight single story penthouses and five two-story residences. They offer all of the great features of the condominiums, but they can offer quite a bit more for those buyers who want true luxury. They have private outdoor spaces, rooftop decks, plunge pools, summer kitchens, and other impressive features.

The ocean-to-bay master suites have a sitting room with two master bathrooms and two customized dressing rooms that feature specialized closets. They come with a dedicated beach cabana area, and 20-ft double height living rooms with unparalleled ocean views. They offer separate service entrances as well as stairs and staff quarters with private baths. Each of the bedrooms in the unit has en suite bathrooms.

Another impressive feature of the penthouses will be the large chef’s kitchens, all of which will include custom cabinetry, gas cook tops, dishwashers, cold storage backup power, and side-by-side wine and refrigerator storage. The penthouses will have hardwood interior doors, sound attenuating walls, climate control systems, and automatic shades. The penthouses have the potential to be some of the most impressive and outstanding luxury properties in the Miami area.

A Perfect Seaside Location – Surfside

Owners will be just steps from the cabanas and the beachfront when they are at the Surf Club. Whether they live in the unit year round or they are only visiting a couple of times a year, it’s the perfect place to live in the Miami area. The historic nature of the location is one of the attractions that are sure to bring in quite a few interested buyers. From a waterfront home in Surfside to an extraordinary condominium on the ocean, the location has it all. However, the proximity to Downtown Miami, the beaches, and all of the other places to go are sure to factor heavily into buying decisions as well. Now affluent buyers are looking at Surfside luxury real estate in a new light as the area is transformed to privacy, luxury, exclusivity and a lifestyle to match.



Surf Club Four Seasons Condos for Sale

I’m a Miami area real estate specialist and over the past 12 years have serviced, marketed and sold Sunny Isles Beach, Surfside to South Beach along with Aventura to Coral Gables.  If you would like to schedule a meeting, simply call me directly at (305) 978-7704 or send me a note here to set an appointment.

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Welcome to the New Website & Blog

Saturday, February 20, 2010 | Miami Miscellaneous | Posted by Sunny Isles Miami Beach Real Estate

Whew, six blogs and four sites and hardly enough time to do it all~! Welcome to the new & improved website & blog – I hope you find it more valuable than the older version. It’s decked out with the MLS at your fingertips and easy access to pertinent Miami Beach condo information! For the old-school fans, it’s now found at where you can see the mountains of content and ‘Deals & Repos’ link updated daily with the latest deals along the beaches.

For true Sunny Isles Condos & Miami Beach real estate news, stats & trends it’s still Thank you for visiting and come back soon for new valuable information! 1.888.383.7326


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