Announcements


Fisher Island Engages The Americas Group

We are proud to announce that we have been engaged by Fisher Island Holdings, the developers of Fisher Island, (www.fisherisland.com) to assist in the sales and marketing activities in Latin America and elsewhere for their current and planned developments at the "world renowned" Fisher Island. Fisher Island is a lush private island residential community of unrivaled luxury and splendor built on the former Vanderbilt winter estate. Nestled in the waters of Biscayne Bay accessible only by air and water with a 24 hour ferry service. It is two miles from South Beach and downtown Miami and is minutes from Miami International Airport for convenient global travel. According to the New York Times "there are very few tropical island resorts these days where one can be cut off from the world and still be close to civilization", "Fisher Island is such a place".
Fisher Island is Home to 600 of the world's leading families from over 40 countries. In the 2000 U.S Census, Fisher Island residence had the highest per person annual income of any postal zip code in the United States. It is one of the world's most exclusive communities and lifestyle sanctuaries favored by the world's most elite travelers. Incorporated into this elegant lifestyle are 24-hour and 365 day concierge and securtiy services.

Residents and Club members enjoy a luxurious resort lifestyle with a host of sumptuous amenities including: 2 deep water marinas for yachts in excess of 220ft. convenient to the islands of the Caribbean and a mile-long white sandy beach with sand imported from the Bahamas, indoor and outdoor island restaurants, a retail center, bank, a fire and rescue station, post office, children's playground, a private school and a staff of more than 600 employees.

There is also the splendid Fisher Island Hotel and Resort for use by members and guests with fully appointed private villas and suites and the world renowned Spa Internazionale, a relaxing spa retreat with the latest in beauty services, fitness, exercise equipment and professionally trained staff. In addition, there is a polo field, magnificient16-tennis court complex including 2 manicured grass courts and a P.B. Dye designed golf course.

In the latest step in the evolution of Fisher Island; Fisher Island Holdings is offering an alluring and limited amount of new residential choices that showcase the spectacular views and unparallel lifestyle. The club facilities will be undergoing a major $25 million extensive remodeling beginning this summer. The developer is entering the final phases of development on the Island and therefore the opportunities are limited. Now is the ideal time to consider and select a Fisher Island residence.

The Americas Group looks forward to assisting you with your real estate requirements and looks forward to inviting you to Fisher Island to see and enjoy the Island. We hope you will consider Fisher Island whether you are re-locating to Miami or looking for a retreat when you visit for business or pleasure. Please give us a call or e-mail us and we will be pleased to put you in contact with our real estate partners who can assist you with your needs.

Thank you for your continued friendship, confidence and support.

April 1, 2007

Hermitage Engages Capital Advisory Partners as Financial Advisors For Its Luxury Destination Club

We are proud to announce that we have engaged Capital Advisory Partners (CAP) a Financial Advisory Firm with offices in New York and Bogota, Colombia as financial advisors for Hermitage, our "luxury destination club". CAP will assist with the capital raising activities in Latin America and offer financial advisory services in the United States.

The members of Capital Advisory Partners have recently advised and participated in transactions of a select group of Latin American and U.S. companies and family groups with an aggregate value of several billion dollars. We believe they are well positioned to assist Hermitage in attracting "synergistic" capital from the region, since Hermitage's principal focus will be on affluent Latin American membership.

CAP has a highly specialized and capable team with deep experience in the region. It's Managing Director, Dr. Rudolf Hommes, is the former Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Central Bank of Colombia (1990-1994). He was until recently a private advisor to the president of Colombia in economic and financial policy. Dr. Hommes is one of the most highly regarded and knowledgeable financial minds in the region.

We are proud that they have accepted this engagement and look forward to announcing the successful launch of Hermitage in the very near future. If you are interested in more information about Capital Advisory Partners we will be pleased to send it to you.

Thank you for your continued friendship, confidence and support.

October 7, 2006

Skyline Equities Realty A Premier Residential Developer Engages The Americas Group

We are proud to announce that we have been retained by Skyline Equities Realty (www.skylineequitiesrealty.com) a premier residential developer to assist them with their Latin American  financial and marketing strategy on  their current and planned  projects.   

Skyline is currently developing Skyline at Mary Brickell Village, a European village-style development that will provide its residents the opportunity to live in the epicenter of a dynamic mixed-use environment.  The electrifying project will boast a number of well-known restaurants, retail and entertainment options and a state-of-the art fitness complex.  This project is on the cutting edge of the recent national trend to create new urban self contained residential neighborhoods.

Evangeline “Engie” Gouletas, Skyline’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is one of the most successful developers in the country. She continues her commitment to offering top quality lifestyle in her residential developments, such as the recently completed Skyline on Brickell, a 35 story 360 residence community on prestigious Brickell Avenue in Miami.  During her 30 year real estate career Engie has developed over $4 billion in luxury condominium sales and more than 30,000 condominiums in 40 markets throughout the United States.

The Americas Group  looks forward to assisting you with your Real Estate requirements as we deepen our involvement in that sector. Please give us a call or e-mail us if you want to find out more about Skyline at Mary Brickell Village or other Skyline projects. 

September 14, 2006

Jeffery Howard Joins The Americas Group

We are proud to announce and welcome Jeffery Howard, President of The Howard Design Group, an internationally prominent commercial and residential award winning interior designer as a Partner and Senior Advisor of The Americas Group.

Jeff’s  portfolio of design projects include several Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Condominiums, Turnberry Isle Hotel & Country Club, Williams Island, The Gables and residences for Raymond Floyd, professional golfer, James Gray, President of Macys & Burdines Stores, Oprah Winfrey, television and movie personality, and Alonzo Mourning of the Miami Heat Basketball Team, among others.

Mr. Howard has received many awards and recognition for excellence in design and creativity over the years.  His work has appeared in numerous national and international periodicals, magazines and books. The Howard Design Group was rated #1 Interior Design Firm by Interior Design Magazine several years ago and most recently was rated “Top 100 Design Visionaries” by Florida International Magazine.

Jeff will help guide The Americas Group in refining and executing our real estate related opportunities and projects such as our Hermitage “luxury destination club” as we continue to add to our capabilities in the Real Estate Sector.

We look forward to introducing you to Jeff and to demonstrating our additional Real Estate related capabilities.  Please give us a call or email us if we can be of assistance or you wish to receive more information on Jeffrey Howard  and The Howard Design Group. 

September 9, 2006

Prodigy International Development Sales A Premier Integrated Real Estate Sales and Development Group Engages The Americas Group

We are proud to announce that we have been retained by Prodigy International Development Sales (www.prodigynetwork.com) a premier fully integrated real estate sales and development group, to assist them  with their expansion strategy and with the further examination of development opportunities in Latin America.

Prodigy’s current client portfolio, according to its President, Rodrigo Nino, represents an inventory exceeding two billion dollars with properties in South Florida, New York and Panama. Some of Prodigy’s best-known projects include Turnberry Beach House designed by Richard Meier, Solis Resort Spa & Residences, Paradiso Residences, Brickell on the River, Sole on the Ocean and Paramount Bay. We are pleased to assist them as they as they continue to search for projects in the world’s premier lifestyle locations.

The Americas Group  looks forward to assisting you with your Real Estate requirements as we deepen our involvement in that sector. Please give us a call or e-mail us if you want to find out more about Prodigy and its projects and development opportunities and we will put you in contact with the appropriate people. 

June 22, 2006