Ugo Colombo has played a pioneering role in the development of Miami’s downtown skyline. He is widely regarded as one of South Florida’s most respected and successful residential and commercial developers. Born in 1961 in Milan, Italy, Mr. Colombo came to the United States in 1983. His real estate career began while he was studying at the University of Miami. After acquiring and selling the inventory in two Brickell Avenue buildings – the Imperial Villa Regina Condominium, Mr. Colombo and his company, CMC Group, focused on the design and construction of high-rise luxury condominium buildings on Brickell Avenue, Miami Beach and Aventura.
Ugo Colombo has developed many landmarks on the Miami skyline –Bristol Tower and Santa Maria on Brickell Avenue – both of which helped redefine the condominium market in South Florida. He also played a significant role in the rejuvenation of Miami Beach’s South Beach community by redeveloping two of Ocean Drive’s most important Art Deco hotels: the Waldorf and Casa Grande. In Aventura in North Miami-Dade County, Ugo Colombo participated in a joint venture to create the ultimate in country club living, Porto Vita, a Mediterranean-style village located along the Intracoastal Waterway. Ugo Colombo’s most recent development successes include Epic Residences and Hotel, a 55-story luxury condominium and hotel at the mouth of the Miami River in downtown Miami, Grovenor House, a 166-unit luxury condominium project completed in 2006 in the heart of Miami’s Coconut Grove community, and Beach House 8, a luxury boutique condominium on Miami Beach.
In 1994, Ugo Colombo acquired The Collection, a seven-franchise luxury automotive dealership (Jaguar, Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin, Audi and McLaren). The Collection is ranked as one of the top performing luxury car dealerships in the United States.
In 2002, CMC Group completed a 750,000-square-foot mixed-use office/retail development in Coral Gables to house The Collection and third-party office and retail tenants. In addition to The Collection, 4000 Ponce offers 150,000 square feet of Class A office space and 32,000 square feet of ground-level retail space.