Eight mid-century houses that prove Palm

February 24, 2017 § Leave a comment

Eight mid-century houses that prove Palm Springs is a modernist mecca
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This tiny island in the Atlantic has inc

January 21, 2017 § Leave a comment

This tiny island in the Atlantic has incredible contemporary #architecture
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More Miami Luxury Real Estate: Aston Martin and The WorldCenter

November 9, 2016 § Leave a comment

Miami has long been known as a prime market for luxury real estate. Despite the most recent turmoil in the city’s luxury market, the general trend is an increase in Miami real estate valuations. This is by in large due to the market’s adapatation to a new wave of buyers. Two new additions to the skyline are set to make their appearance in the coming years. Here’s a look at them.

The Aston Martin Residences

Aston Martin designs cars and yachts, did you know that they are also in the architecture game?

In 2014, the Coto family of Argentina purchased a small site of land off of the Miami River. At the time and still to this day, the land is regarded as the highest price per sq. ft. of undeveloped land in South Florida. Now on that land a new luxury property is set to be built; one that will join the ranks of Porsche, Armani, Fendi, and Missoni-backed properties in the city; one that will be built in partnership with Aston Martin.

You might know of Aston Martin as the producer of James Bond’s cars in every Bond movie since Goldfinger or maybe you already own one of their cars yourself?  In partnership with Coto, Aston Martin will be building the Aston Martin Residences—a 66-story condo tower replete with fitness centers, multiple lobbies, and a spa. It’s part of the companies initiative to be present “in all of the cities where it’s important to be,” says Katia Bassi, vice president of the company.

Signifying the city’s inextricable ties to the ocean, the skyscraper’s sail-shaped form was conceived by local firm Revuelta Architecture in collaboration with Argentina-based Bodas Miani Anger.

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The Coto family, the Argentinian backer of the project is banking on three things working in the developments favor: brand appeal, an excellent location right on the Miami River and Biscayne Bay, and the ability of the Coto family to finance the project without a construction loan…

For the full blog, go to RaananKatzMiami.net.

Think Miami, Think Architecture: Part 1

October 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

Florida is a puree of a number of cultures. In many ways, it is a microcosm of the United States. People from all over the world have contributed to the state’s history: native peoples, originally; eventually the Spanish, French, and English; later on the Caribbean and African slaves that were brought to work on the land; and now a large population of immigrants from all across Latin America. No city epitomizes this fusion of cultures better than Miami, which magically sprang out of nothing at the dawn of the 20th century to become the booming metropolis it is today. In Miami one can find colorful tropical buildings, concrete government bastions, glimmering skyscrapers, structures with their roots very much in Spanish heritage, and of course the head-turning Art Deco that Miami has grown to be known for.

Over the years I’ve grown to be fond of a number of buildings throughout Miami that really stick out to me as being representative of the city. Here is a list of some of my favorites…

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Knowing the Buyer: Part 1

September 7, 2016 § Leave a comment

If you’re going to make it anywhere in real estate, you have to understand how to interact with your potential buyers. They are more than just dollar signs. They are human beings that need your help. You need to do everything you can to help them. Easier said than done! Here’s are several things to keep in mind when confronting a buyer.

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Never Underestimate

You should strive to have as good of a relationship as you can with your buyers. After all, trust is essential to any any real estate success. The thing is that many other real estate agents will be trying to build up that same level of trust with your buyer. Seldom will you be the sole agent that a buyer is peaking with…

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Achieving Success through Grit, Goals, and Gratefullness

August 2, 2016 § Leave a comment

When I first started RK Centers many years ago, it was just me, an investment of funds that I had earned through my basketball career, and an idea. Today RK Centers is one of the largest commercial real estate companies on the East Coast. How did I get from where I started to where I am now? No doubt a lot of factors went into it: persistence, grit, commitment, a dedication to putting tenants first, and no small amount of luck. Looking back at the success I’ve had, one thing sticks out as absolutely critical. Goals. This isn’t some trite inspiration soundbite. It’s the honest to god truth. Creating goals, writing them down, looking at them every day, and keeping them in mind has been absolutely essential to achieving what I have…

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A look at some of the greatest #miamihea

July 7, 2016 § Leave a comment

A look at some of the greatest #miamiheat players of all time http://raanankatz.net/2016/07/07/top-4-miami-heat-players-of-all-time/ http://ow.ly/i/l0sL0