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5 Questions: Marco Tine, luxury property specialist, Coldwell Banker

How has the pandemic affected buying habits in your market?

The market back in March of last year was really scary. We didn’t know what was happening with Covid 19. But things quickly changed. People wanted to move to Miami (and still do!) because: we are open, the weather is amazing, everything in Florida is spread out with a lot of space, and taxes are low. Properties in Miami are a great value compare with San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York As a result, the market has gone through the roof.

 

What was the most memorable property you’ve ever sold?

The property on La Gorce Dr. It was my first big listing with my twin brother Aurelio. It was a big project of his, so it was really special. A spectacular 7,100- square-foot luxury home with impressive finishes.

 

What do you predict in your market in 2021 and 2022?

The market in 2021 will continue to be strong. Single-family home inventory is very limited, especially luxury homes. Condos appeal to international buyers, among others, and, once people feel safe to travel again, the condo market will boom. Miami is more attractive than ever right now to a lot of people. We are getting an increasing number of tech companies from San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Celebrities and CEOs are moving to the Sunshine State, so 2022 will be amazing. These buyers are bringing to Miami an expansive culture element that will put us in the same league as other top destinations.

 

What cities and neighborhoods are emerging as great places to live or work?

Of course it depends on the kind of lifestyle you are looking for. I love Miami Beach because I live there. Brickell, Downtown Miami, Edgewater, Midtown and Miami Shores are all becoming hot places to live and work.

 

How do you match your client with the perfect property for them?

First I ask them where they currently live and why they chose that location. Then I try to understand what they like and dislike about their current lifestyle, and help them to transition to the perfect home here in South Florida.

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Drew Limsky

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.