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The year was 1992. Professional tennis player Yury Bettoni had left Ethiopia, where he was born, to train in the U.S. when he visited Miami for his first American vacation. Bettoni fell under the city’s spell and eventually moved here with his mother in 2012. They chose the quiet, residential South of Fifth (SoFi) neighborhood, where Bettoni still lives. “It has a peaceful, special energy and a rich Art Deco history in its two- and three-story buildings,” he says. The athlete and coach, who has appeared in Ballers and is a business partner in the high-end Italian kitchen brand Italkraft, has a passion for fine design, so naturally he feels at home in this architecturally striking neighborhood. In fact, he says he can’t imagine living anywhere else.
When Bettoni isn’t subsisting on protein bars, he heads to the SoFi institution Big Pink. The bright, retro venue is decidedly not for calorie counters, and while the hot spot is open all day, it’s best known for breakfast. Signature dishes include the Nutella waffles with strawberries and whipped cream, and the indulgent Giant Big Pink pancakes, which you can even order with crushed Oreos. “It was my mom’s breakfast place of choice,” Bettoni says. “If at times she wouldn’t answer her phone, I knew I could find her there, with her coffee and croissant.” 157 Collins Ave., 305.531.0888
“South Pointe Park is the place where I do some of my physical training, and it’s where I was inspired to create my branded Y System training regimen,” Bettoni recalls. “No wonder everyone in Miami Beach loves to work out at the park—those green areas are like an oasis for a healthy lifestyle. The view of Fisher Island across the canal is just incredible, especially when the ships glide by.” Bettoni raves about the new water features at the entrance of the park: Named for beloved local policeman Mark N. Overton, the lowrise reflective fountains pulsate with pink and purple lights at night. “They lend the park a very particular architectural look,” Bettoni says. “I love the unique, sharp design, the infinity pool concept, and the refreshing feel of the water overlapping the borders.” 1 Washington Ave.
Bettoni appreciates SoFi’s variety of great restaurants, from the world-famous Joe’s Stone Crab to Cibo Wine Bar, but for years his Friday night ritual with family and business partners has been dinner at Santorini by Georgios. The Colossal King Prawns are a favorite, and the venue offers a range of Greek delicacies, like spanakopita (spinach pie) baked to order and saganaki (Greek cheese served in a sizzling skillet). “The owners do an incredible job,” he says, “and their menu makes everyone feel loved and at home.”101 Ocean Dr., 305.672.6624
Bettoni is Italian, so he was immediately intrigued when his friends Alessandro Buono and Claudio Console opened the Sicilian pastry shop Sciuri, just north of Fifth Street. Bettoni sees the upscale café as evidence that SoFi’s exclusive vibe is spreading north.
It’s a great place for a slice of almond cake and a cappuccino (they now serve pizza and pasta as well). And, Bettoni says, “the cannoli are to die for.” 541 Jefferson Ave., 786.216.7056
When looking for the Miami – area neighborhoods of tomorrow, the signs are there – if you know what to watch for.
Look for the new Starbucks or Whole Foods. The new yoga studio or Juice Bar. A new restaurant or a hip and trendy pop up store. For potential homeowners and investors searching for a neighborhood on the way up, these are some if the signs to look out for.
Sunset Harbour, with its now-established foodie-and-fitness lifestyle. Keep an eye out for small or large parcels of land being combined, if this just occurs once or twice you know something is happening and this faster then you think.
Infrastructure renovation, art installations donated for specific corners, new bicycle stations or a single residential condo towner just coming up can cause a neighborhood to become very trendy. Just look what happened many years to S of 5 th street. Nobody wanted to live there and now it is the most exclusive area of Miami Beach. It all started with the Il Villaggio Tower on Ocean drive and 14 Street. Followed by the Murano at Portofino and then the other Towers S of 5th. The Urbanica Meridian Hotel and a few more nearby Urbanica hotels on the way. And the Kimpton Angler’s Hotel at 660 Washington suddenly appeared as a modern oasis.
Here are some neighborhoods to “keep an eye on:
EDGEWATER.The area has successfully made the transition from affordable to luxury, and foodies flock to Amara at Paraiso, helmed by beloved local chef Michael Schwartz.
SURFSIDE.Surfside is a serene oceanfront community with condo buildings only up to 12 floors. The presence of the new Surf Club Four Seasons, Fendi Chateau is transforming the neighborhood.
WASHINGTON AVE., SOUTH BEACH. The blocks just north of Fifth Street were once lined with head shops, narrow bodegas, and tattoo parlors (many still exist). But Sofi was a former no-man’s- land, too. Today Washington Avenue’s Art Deco facades remain, but behind them the foundations are being laid for hotels, retail, offices, and residences. Thanks to the the City of Miami Beach for designating the stretch as a Business Improvement District last year with the new Anglers Hotel just finished and Marriot under construction.
WYNWOOD.It all started with the monthly art walk. Galleries opened to the public all night long, this artsy and edgy destination with very little residential development will change in the future to come.
The EB-05 visa is probably the easiest way for a foreigner to get a Green Card and then later the US Citizenship. There is a $ 500,000 dollar cash investment required which will be refunded after 5 years.
Investors now have the opportunity to apply for an EB-05 by purchasing a Condo. The Purchase price of the Condo plus the $ 500,000 investment in a so-called „Regional Center“ / Government approved building where the condo is located. The $ 500,000 Dollar investment will be refunded after 5 years and will generate a small return. The better the location, the lower the rate of return. For example a project in NY -City vs. a project in the Nevada desert. it is common sense that the NY-City investment has the lower rate of return because of popularity and location. Besides the fact the focus of this program is to obtain the green card / Citizenship after 5 years and not the rate of return. It is simply money parked for 5 years and as a return the investor will receive the green card.
A home purchase in conjunction with an EB-05 visa pays off in an approved project either for self-use or as a rental/ investment condo. It is up to investor to decide if using the condo themselves, renting or selling. For many reasons, it is beneficial to invest in a top location like Miami.
The first step for the EB-05 visa is to choose a condo.
In general a 30% deposit of the purchase price of the condo is required in order to reserve the condo and the spot for the EB-05 Visa. The Visa application needs to be completed within 6 month with the completion of the Visa the $ 500,000 investment for the EB-05 becomes due. Within 15-18 months you will obtain the permit. Should an application be denied, which has not been the case with my clients, you will get back your $ 500,000 investment plus the regional center fee. A refusal is only possible in case of US immigration issues in the past or a criminal background
The investor has the opportunity to rent the condo upon closing , use it themselves or sell it. Another option is to postpone the closing of the condo. In this case the minimum deposit is 30%. The developer rents the condo and all income and expenses are split between the investor and the developer based on the amount of the down payment. If you have the opportunity to make such an investment, this is the easiest and safest way to get a green card and then later the US Citizenship.
From December 07 – December 10, 2017 one of the world largest contemporary art fair will be held once a year in Miami Beach. Since launching in 2002 Art Basel Miami Beach has become North Americas No1 premier art fair with amazing contemporary paintings, films, videos, Photagraphy, sculptures, digital art, drawings from more than 4000 artists and showcased by some 268 top international art galleries.
Miami is one of the top ranked Cities in the world, Miami is a global hub for business, art, luxury and nightlife. Miami’s growing start up technology scene and all year sunny weather make it the “Happiest City to Work” in the United States, according to Career Bliss. Miami is also the second hottest destination for millennials or those born after 1980, according to Realtor.com Miami attracts all those who want to live, work and play in our vibrant and innovative communities. Miami’s evolution from a tourist destination to a top global city is complete and visible and the numbers prove it.