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Australian University of Wollongong in Dubai Launches Global Management Degree to Support Growth of Luxury Destinations in India

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 7 gennaio 2020

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), the first international university and highest ranked Australian university in the UAE, has announced the launch of a new Masters’ degree – Global Executive Master in Luxury Management (GEMLux). Created in partnership with the prestigious Italian business school, Politecnico di Milano’s Graduate School of Business (MIP). The degree is designed to help meet the growing demand for highly-skilled professionals in the luxury sector and focuses on implementing best-in-class managerial practices in the luxury goods and services segments. India and UAE have long enjoyed a strong relationship built on mutual trust and cooperation. The two countries have shared strategic relations for decades and over the past few years this has strengthened significantly across areas such as economics, politics, trade and culture, where Indians serve as the largest expat population in the UAE. The luxury goods and services market is valued at US$1.35 trillion globally and predicted to expand by up to 5 percent annually in the coming years, according to Bain & Company. As the fastest growing major economy in the world, India presents exceptional potential for the luxury sector. Increasingly more international luxury brands are paying close attention to India’s affluent consumers leading to a boom in the increase in both spending and the set-up of luxury brands in the subcontinent.The country’s luxury sector is set to be worth over $30 billion (USD) by the end of the year, growing at 26 percent year on year. At the forefront of this luxury sector is India’s booming US$50 billion wedding market.Experts estimate that the luxury market in India will expand five-fold over the next three years as the number of millionaires in the country continues to grow. A recent study by consulting firm Deloitte and the Retailers Association of India indicates that millennials are now making up 34 percent of the total population in the country. Millennials in India are the fastest growing consumer base recording the highest spend on luxury products.Keeping in line with the increased demand of the luxury sectors in this emerging market, there is a growing need to empower graduates with the necessary skills to cater to this highly personable and specialized segment. Qualified graduates with an understanding of luxury management for both well-established and new brands are necessary to fulfil gaps in these growing sectors.To be offered in UOWD’s campus in Dubai from March 2020, the dual GEMLux degree is designed to empower professionals to evolve as luxury brand managers, fashion retail buyers, PR specialists, creative directors, brand ambassadors and visual merchandising executives, catering to luxury segments based on products, experiences, travel and hospitality. This degree will enable graduates to be internationally qualified and work within these growing luxury sectors around the world.As part of the four-semester curriculum, students will travel to prominent luxury shopping and fashion capitals including Dubai, Milan, Geneva and Paris to participate in factory tours, as well as visit the headquarters of luxury brands, exhibitions and industry fairs while gaining exposure to game changers in luxury sectors. The GEMLUX degree features course highlights including strategy, contract negotiation, luxury customer experience design and marketing, supply chain management, brand management, distribution and more. The existing eco system for Indian students in the UAE, proximity, and opportunities in both UAE and international markets, make Dubai an ideal choice for students looking for an international experience. The postgraduate program comes in response to the high uptake the UAE and India’s luxe markets have enjoyed.

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International Master in Luxury Management

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 31 agosto 2019

Milano. L’International Master in Luxury Management (IMLux) è il primo master specialistico al mondo in luxury management secondo il ranking EdUniversal 2018 (nella cui classifica è preceduto solo da due MBA con differenti finalità) e da quest’anno è supportato dal Gruppo Prada – uno dei leader internazionali nel settore del lusso – in qualità di main sponsor insieme al francese Champagne Taittinger.
Il corso si configura come una collaborazione italo-francese – i due Paesi più importanti al mondo per prodotti di alta gamma – e dà accesso a un doppio titolo di studio: master di I livello del Politecnico di Milano e “master of science” della francese Neoma Business School. IMLux è in partenza il 9 settembre 2019 e da ottobre sarà già possibile iscriversi all’edizione 2020: un programma formativo erogato da MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business e da Neoma Business School in collaborazione con il Gruppo Prada e Champagne Taittinger, specificamente pensato per chi vuole acquisire le competenze necessarie a ricoprire posizioni chiave nelle aziende del lusso che, per la loro natura, richiedono abilità e creatività particolari. Il programma in lingua inglese – 12 mesi full time più un project work finale, trascorsi per metà a Reims, città francese ben nota per lo champagne, e per metà a Milano, una delle capitali della moda – si sviluppa in un contesto internazionale per provenienza degli studenti (ogni anno si contano circa venti differenti nazionalità), della faculty e delle aziende partner e offre l’opportunità di entrare in contatto con vere eccellenze nel campo della moda, della cosmesi, dell’arredamento, del food&beverage, dell’hôtellerie e dell’automotive.
Per iscriversi al master IMLux – che ha un numero di posti limitato – è necessaria una laurea triennale (180 ECTS) e un anno di esperienza professionale oppure una laurea di 4/5 anni (240 ECTS). Maggiori informazioni al link

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Luxury Week London

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 22 Maggio 2019

London Christie’s London Luxury Week auctions from 5 to 12 June will present collectors with the very best in wines and spirits, extraordinary jewels from the leading jewellery houses and exceptional handbags from Chanel, Hermès and Louis Vuitton. Comprising four remarkable auctions, highlights of the week include a superb single-owner collection of fine Bordeaux, Burgundy and Italian wines, champagnes from the region’s leading producers, a suite of Himalaya Birkin and Vert Celadon Kelly, and rare antique and modern jewels. The week will conclude with the online sale of important Kashmir Shawls, open for bidding from 11 to 18 June. Perhaps the most significant collection of shawls ever to be offered at auction, these hand-woven, decorated Kashmir shawls date from the 17th to the late 19th century.
On the 5 and 6 June, Christie’s Luxury Week in London will open with a two-part auction of Finest & Rarest Wines. The first day will offer a single-owner collection of fine Bordeaux, Burgundy and Italian wines with impeccable provenance. Highlights include a case of Le Pin 1990 (estimate: £30,000-£40,000), a case of Petrus 1989 (estimate: £30,000-£40,000) and a six-bottle case of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, La Tache 1990 (estimate: £26,000-£32,000).The second day will feature a significant offering of excellent vintage Bordeaux, alongside rare spirits including whiskies from great distilleries such as the Macallan 48 Year Old The Savoy 125th Anniversary (estimate: £40,000-60,000). The sale will also present two extraordinary 17th century bottles, the oldest Christie’s have ever brought to market. At a depth of 40 metres, divers discovered a decayed wreck and buried, deep in the mud in an old rattan basket, were 14 ancient bottles. One bottle broke in the recovery and one bottle was opened and tested. The laboratory results revealed it had been a powerful red wine, believed to have been bottled between 1670 and 1690.
The auction will offer fantastic champagnes direct from the cellars of four of the region’s finest producers; Henri Giraud, Bruno Paillard, Philipponnat and Jacques Selosse. Highlights include prestige cuvée Fût de Chêne Grand Cru from Henri Giraud and Bruno Paillard’s NPU, exceedingly rare Philipponnat’s Clos des Goisses from 1951, and Jacques Selosse from 1976. These rare and exciting cuvées will celebrate the release of a comprehensive map of Champagne and its vineyards from The Original Map Co and David Eley.

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Kao si accinge ad acquisire Oribe Hair Care di Luxury Brand Partners

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 dicembre 2017

kaoCINCINNATI/PRNewswire/Kao USA Inc., una filiale interamente di proprietà di Kao Corporation, produttore e distributore leader dei migliori marchi di prodotti di bellezza riconosciuti in tutto il mondo per le loro caratteristiche innovative e la loro qualità, ha annunciato oggi di aver firmato un accordo per l’acquisizione di Oribe Hair Care, LLC dai suoi proprietari, inclusa Luxury Brand Partners, LLC, una società innovatrice nel settore cosmetico nota per i suoi marchi ispirati agli artisti e la sua cultura imprenditoriale. Daniel Kaner, co-fondatore e attualmente co-presidente di Oribe Hair Care, sarà nominato presidente della nuova entità acquisita. I termini dell’accordo non sono stati resi noti.Oribe entrerà a far parte del portafoglio di marchi professionali di Kao Salon Division, tra cui Goldwell, una linea completa di prodotti per capelli di alta qualità creati in esclusiva per gli stilisti e destinati a soddisfare le esigenze professionali, e la linea KMS di prodotti per la cura e l’acconciatura dei capelli di ispirazione globale per gli stilisti creativi e i loro clienti.
Oribe è cresciuta da un prestigioso marchio per la cura dei capelli a un’autorità globale nel campo dei prodotti di bellezza che offre trattamenti per la cura dei capelli, della pelle e del corpo, trucchi, strumenti e accessori. Il marchio vanta una forte presenza nel segmento dei saloni professionali di alto livello e tra i principali rivenditori specializzati in tutto il mondo.
“Oribe è un marchio stellare e un’aggiunta perfetta al portafoglio di Kao Salon Division”, ha dichiarato Cory Couts, Presidente globale, Kao Salon Division. “Daniel costituirà un’aggiunta entusiasmante e stimolante al nostro team dirigenziale. La nomina di Daniel, oltre a garantire la continuità di tutte le straordinarie caratteristiche di Oribe, rientra anche nell’ottica di avanzamento della missione della nostra azienda di attrarre i professionisti dei saloni di bellezza più artistici e di successo del mondo”.”Kao è il luogo ideale in cui Oribe Hair Care potrà compiere il passo successivo nel suo viaggio trasformativo”, ha dichiarato Kaner. “Nutro un profondo rispetto per la loro organizzazione e il loro team dirigenziale di talento. La nostra amicizia e il nostro rapporto d’affari risalgono a parecchi anni fa; la partnership strategica negli Stati Uniti tra Oribe e Goldwell Color ha dato i maggiori frutti. Abbiamo sempre creduto che la cura dei capelli dovrebbe essere un’esperienza immersiva e di lusso, e Kao supporta pienamente lo standard elevato che ci siamo prefissati”.”Con il suo focus sui prodotti di lusso, Oribe soddisferà l’esigenza di una linea di prestigio nel mix di prodotti Kao Salon”, ha aggiunto Couts. “L’ampia rete di distribuzione globale di Kao Salon Division, inoltre, consentirà a Oribe di espandersi a livello internazionale”.
“Dire addio a un marchio che Oribe Canales, Daniel Kaner e io abbiamo fondato e creato quasi dieci anni fa è una sensazione dolce-amara”, ha dichiarato Tevya Finger, CEO di Luxury Brand Partners. “Sono estremamente orgoglioso di ciò che Oribe Hair Care è stata in grado di realizzare sin dalla sua concezione, e attendo con ansia di osservare lo sviluppo del marchio su scala globale da parte di Kao Corporation”.La sede aziendale di Oribe rimarrà a New York City con la gestione corrente, subordinata a Kao Salon Division.L’acquisizione è soggetta alle revisioni e approvazioni normative standard. (foto: oribe)

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Geneva Luxury Auctions Full Results

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 novembre 2017

JewelsGeneva – The Christie’s Geneva November series of sales achieved a total of CHF144,007,100 / $144,903,265, attracting over 4,600 visitors to the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues. This brings the total for Christie’s Geneva auctions in 2017 to CHF256,012,620 / $258,588,868 with 27 lots sold for over $1 million. The Magnificent Jewels auction concluded Christie’s November Geneva sales, which was led by The Art of de GRISOGONO, Creation 1, an emerald and diamond necklace set with a rectangular cut, D-colour, flawless diamond of 163.41 carats. This was the largest flawless D-colour diamond ever to come to auction and sold for CHF33,500,000 / $33,705,994, setting a new world auction record. (photo: Jewels)

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Il Comitato Leonardo e Liu Jo Luxury promuovono la seconda edizione del Premio di Laurea

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 6 novembre 2015

Presidente-MattarellaUna borsa di studio per premiare le migliori tesi sul successo del made in Italy nel settore del gioiello e dell’orologeria di lusso. E’ possibile candidarsi entro il 16 novembre 2015. La cerimonia di consegna del Premio avverrà nel 2016 al Quirinale, alla presenza del Presidente della Repubblica.“Quali sono gli stili di consumo e i bisogni del cliente del lusso accessibile? Come le aziende possono soddisfare la domanda dei consumatori nel mondo del gioiello e dell’orologio?” Questo il titolo del bando per il “Premio di laurea Liu Jo Luxury Spa” indetto per il secondo anno di seguito dal Comitato Leonardo e Liu Jo Luxury, nell’ambito dell’iniziativa Premi di Laurea Comitato Leonardo 2015.Il Premio nasce per sostenere e promuovere le ricerche di giovani studiosi che, tenendo conto del cambiamento del mercato della moda, approfondiscano stili di consumo e bisogni del cliente del fast fashion, individuando le leve di comunicazione e di marketing che permettono alle aziende di mantenersi competitive sul mercato e di soddisfare la domanda dei consumatori nel settore.LiuJo Luxury, brand nato dalla partnership tra l’azienda d’abbigliamento LIU JO e Nardelli Luxury, tra i principali player nazionali nel settore della gioielleria, rinnova così anche quest’anno il suo impegno per l’iniziativa Premi di Laurea 2015, promossa dal Comitato Leonardo e destinata a premiare giovani laureati che abbiano sviluppato tesi su argomenti rilevanti per il successo del made in Italy nel mondo del gioiello e dell’orologio.Il Comitato Leonardo, presieduto attualmente dall’imprenditrice Luisa Todini, è nato nel 1993 su iniziativa comune del Sen. Sergio Pininfarina e del Sen. Gianni Agnelli, di Confindustria, dell’ICE e di un gruppo d’imprenditori con l’obiettivo di promuovere l’Italia come sistema Paese attraverso varie iniziative, volte a metterne in rilievo le doti di imprenditorialità, creatività artistica, raffinatezza e cultura che si riflettono nei suoi prodotti e nel suo stile di vita.I Premi di Laurea sono un’iniziativa che il Comitato Leonardo promuove ormai dal 1997, grazie al sostegno dei propri Associati, e che nel tempo ha permesso di premiare centinaia di brillanti laureati di altrettanti istituti universitari in tutto il Paese.“Da ben 18 anni Il Comitato Leonardo sostiene e promuove il talento dei giovani che rappresentano il futuro dell’economia italiana” ha commentato Luisa Todini, Presidente del Comitato Leonardo. “L’obiettivo dei Premi di Laurea è dare loro spazio, premiando e valorizzando le tesi più brillanti e meritevoli che raccontino il meglio dell’Italia di oggi nei vari settori. Dal 1997 abbiamo premiato e sostenuto 140 neolaureati di tutta Italia”. “Oggi più che mai è necessario coltivare il talento e la creatività delle nuove generazioni al fine di tutelare e preservare l’eccellenza della produzione made in Italy” continua Luisa Todini “il Comitato Leonardo infatti non solo si impegna per raggiungere questo obiettivo ma con l’iniziativa dei Premi di Laurea mira ad avvicinare sempre più i giovani al mondo del lavoro.” “La borsa di studio promossa con il Comitato Leonardo” dichiara l’amministratore delegato della Nardelli Luxury e direttore creativo di Liu Jo Luxury Bruno Nardelli “è un’attestazione ulteriore dell’attenzione riservata dalla nostra azienda ai giovani. Crediamo nella loro formazione, nella necessità di assicurare un flusso continuo che consenta al sistema impresa di rinnovare con presenze qualificate i propri organici. Ma abbiamo piena fiducia anche nella capacità delle giovani generazioni di delineare nuovi stili e progettare nuovi prodotti, nella loro particolare sensibilità verso le tendenze emergenti nel gusto e nei consumi, nella loro attitudine a interpretare con avvedutezza le esigenze del mercato. Saranno loro i futuri manager delle nostre imprese. E’ una ragione fondamentale perché un’azienda come la nostra provi, a conclusione dell’università, a valorizzarne il percorso di studi e ad offrire loro opportunità di lavoro e di crescita professionale.” Gli studenti che decideranno di partecipare al bando potranno fare riferimento anche agli studi annuali realizzati da Assorologi, l’Associazione Italiana di Produttori e Distributori di Orologeria, del cui consiglio direttivo fa parte anche Bruno Nardelli.
Il bando è rivolto a studenti laureandi e laureati con titolo conseguito successivamente al 31/12/2012 ed offrirà al vincitore un Premio di Laurea del valore di 3.000 euro. Per partecipare sarà necessario inviare il modulo di partecipazione al concorso, insieme alla ricerca in formato elettronico e a una breve sintesi della stessa alla Segreteria Generale del Comitato Leonardo (via Liszt 21 – 00144 Roma – tel. 0659927990 entro e non oltre il 16 novembre 2015. (foto presidente)

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Miami Properties Featured at Beijing Luxury Property Show

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 30 Maggio 2015

The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI), the nation’s largest local Realtor association with 35,000 members, promoted South Florida real estate to Asian luxury buyers at China’s leading property showcase last month. MIAMI participated in the ninth annual Luxury Property Show Beijing show from April 24-26 at the prestigious Legendale Hotel Beijing.Teresa King Kinney, chief executive officer of MIAMI, presented information on the Miami and South Florida real estate market to event attendees.More than 5,200 affluent real estate buyers and investors from Beijing and Northern China attended the invitation-only event. The 2015 LPS Beijing show featured an impressive collection of some of the world’s most exclusive and coveted luxury properties around the globe, with more than 35 participating countries.
Miami was one of 220 global cities showcased at the show. China is one of the fastest growing segments of South Florida foreign buyers, and the Asian country’s interest should only increase due to Miami’s world-famous lifestyle, leading education institutions, expansive designer shopping, strong economy, great weather, clean air, walkable districts, and secure investments.
“The presence of Chinese buyers in South Florida is definitely growing,” said 2015 MIAMI Residential President Christopher Zoller, who participated in the showcase. “South Florida has long led the nation in international real estate sales, and we feel very strongly that China, the world’s most populated country, will only increase Miami real estate sales to foreign buyers.”In addition to Christopher Zoller, EWM Realty International, the following MIAMI members participated with the MIAMI Association in LPS Beijing 2015: Indra and Haimnath Ragbir, The Keyes Company; Oscar Teran of Avanti Way; Edward Cruz & Keoloha of The Agency Luxe, Inc.; Jesse Pan of Coldwell Banker; and John Milakovic.MIAMI has facilitated several events to help its members better advertise their properties in China. In 2013, MIAMI made a market-presentation in San Francisco to a group of 100 top Chinese brokers with SouFun, which operates one of the leading real estate Internet portals in China. MIAMI also hosted a dinner last fall in Miami for the Chairman of the Chinese Real Estate Association and their delegates.‎ MIAMI members also have special pricing for their properties on SouFun, now
China is one of the fastest growing segments of South Florida international buyers, according to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) for MIAMI. Chinese buyers represented 2 percent of all international closed sales in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties in 2014. That’s a 50 percent increase from 2012 and 2011 when China comprised 1 percent of transactions.About 81 percent of foreign clients paid all cash for South Florida properties, compared to 60 percent of international buyers purchasing homes elsewhere in the U.S., the MIAMI survey showed. MIAMI’s international clients spend a mean purchase price of $444,000 on properties, which is significantly higher than the mean purchase price $245,500 nationally.
miamiMiami is in position to increase its Chinese international investments. PortMiami, the top-ranked container cargo port in Florida with 900,000 TEUs handled each year, is in the process of deepening its channel from its current 42-foot depth to 50-52. When the $2 billion deep dredge project is completed in 2015, PortMiami will be the only U.S. port south of Norfolk, Va. that can accommodate the new, mega cargo vessels that will pass through the expanded Panama Canal. PortMiami hopes to become a transshipment hub for manufactured goods coming from East Asia.
An affiliate of China Communications Construction Company U.S. International made headlines in December when it bought a 2.4-acre Brickell site for $74.7 million. It marked the Chinese firm’s first major Miami purchase. American Da Tang Group Co. Ltd. in New York is working with CCCC as the Chinese firm’s U.S. representative on the project.While CCCC hasn’t announced plans for the Brickell site, it sits near a development being built by Swire Properties Inc., the U.S. real estate arm of the Hong Kong-based firm Swire Properties Ltd. Swire U.S. is currently building Brickell City Centre, a $1.05 billion mixed-use development.Other planned Miami projects are also recruiting Chinese investors. SkyRise Miami tower developer Jeffrey Berkowitz is looking to raise money for his project from foreign investors seeking permanent residency in the U.S. through the EB-5 visa program. SkyRise Miami is a proposed 1,000-foot high steel and glass structure that Berkowitz has called Miami’s version of the Eiffel Tower. Once completed, SkyRise Miami will be the largest observation tower in the U.S.Passed by Congress in 1990 to encourage foreign investments in the U.S., the EB-5 program grants permanent U.S. residency to investors (as well as their immediate family members) who create at least 10 domestic jobs and contribute at least $500,000 to $1 million in a U.S. business venture. About 8,000 people from China received EB-5 visas in 2014. No other country had more than 200 applicants.
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 95 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida.

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Miami Real Estate Market Continues its Streak of Growth in 1Q

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 12 Maggio 2015

Miami-skyline-for-wikipediaMIAMI – Increasing demand from domestic and international buyers helped carry the Miami real estate market to a robust first quarter, as single-family home transactions registered double-digit growth while all properties saw a rise in median sale prices, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS (MIAMI) and the local Multiple Listing Service systems.
The median sales price for single-family homes in Miami increased to $250,000 in the first quarter, an 8.7 percent jump compared to the same period last year. The median sale price for condominiums increased 4.8 percent year-over-year to $196,500. Miami-Dade County has now seen 13 consecutive quarters of prices growth for single-family homes and condominiums.“Miami real estate sales continue growing at a moderate pace after a historic 2014 that saw the market register an all-time annual record for existing home sales and the second-best sales year for condominiums,” said Christopher Zoller, a 27-year Miami-based Realtor and the 2015 Residential President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS. “Miami’s recent emergence as a cultural and art destination as well as its budding technological hub and world-class amenities are attracting more international and domestic buyers.”Nationally, the median existing single-family home price in the first quarter was $205,200, up 7.4 percent from the first quarter of 2014 ($191,100), according to the National Association of Realtors. The national median existing-condo price was $193,500 in the first quarter, up 1.5 percent from the first quarter of 2014 ($190,600).Statewide, the median sales price for single-family existing homes in the first quarter was $182,000, up 8.3 percent from the same time a year ago, according to Florida Realtors. The Florida median price for condos during the quarter was $145,000, up 7.4 percent over the year-ago figure.Sales of single-family homes increased 10.2 percent to 3,187 in the first quarter, while condominium transactions decreased 3 percent to 3,744 compared with the same period in 2014.Nationally, total existing-home sales for single-family and condominiums declined 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.97 million in the first quarter from 5.06 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, but are 6.2 percent higher than the 4.68 million pace during the first quarter of 2014.Statewide, closed sales of existing single-family homes totaled 59,599 in the first quarter of 2015, up 18.6 percent over the first quarter 2014 figure. Florida’s townhome-condo market had 26,637 total closed sales during the first quarter of 2015, up 7.1 percent compared to the first quarter of 2014.Seller confidence in Miami’s balanced housing market continued to expand in the first quarter. Miami saw a 1.7 percent increase in new listings for single-family homes, growing from 6,384 in the first quarter of 2014 to 6,490 in the first quarter of 2015. New listings for condominiums increased by 0.7 percent year-over-year from 9,334 to 9,397.At the current sales pace, the number of active listings represents 5.3 months of inventory for single-family homes and 9.0 for condominiums. A balanced market between buyers and sellers offers between six and nine months of supply inventory. The inventory for single-family homes decreased 4.8 percent compared to the same period from last year. Compared to the first quarter of 2014, the months supply of inventory for condominiums increased 18.8 percent.The median days on the market for single-family home listings during the first quarter was 51 compared to 47 a year ago, an increase of 8.5 percent. The median days on the market for condominiums was 63 compared to 57 last year, an increase of 10.5 percent.
Miami saw a 2.3 percent rise in sales for $1 million-plus single-family homes in the first quarter compared to the same period last year. Miami – which was recently ranked as the sixth most important city in the world to individuals with a net worth of at least $30 million by the London-based consultancy Knight Frank ¬– had 222 luxury homes sold in the first quarter. Luxury condominiums listed at $1 million or above saw 3.6 percent decline in sales, registering 241 in the first quarter.The median days on the market for luxury single-family homes was 94 in the first quarter, which equaled the amount from the first quarter of 2014. The median days on the market for luxury condos was 103, a 15.7 percent increase from the same time period in 2014.
Miami cash sales increased compared to the fourth quarter of 2014, but decreased year-over-year. About 56.5 percent of closed sales in the first quarter of 2015 were all cash compared to 55 percent in the final quarter of 2014. A year ago, Miami’s percentage of cash sales was 61.6 percent.Miami has double the national average of residential cash buyers. Just 24 percent of U.S. home properties were made in cash in March 2015, the most recent statistical data on cash buyers released by the National Association of Realtors. Statewide, cash sales represented 49.6 percent of all closed sales in the first quarter of 2015, down from 55.4 percent during the same period last year.
Miami’s existing condo market has more cash-only deals with a whopping 69.4 percent of all transactions made in cash. In the single-family sector, about 41.1 percent of all deals are made in cash. Since nearly 90 percent of foreign buyers pay cash, this reflects Miami’s top position as a prime market for foreign buyers. Miami has a significant percentage of international buyers, generating more than double the cash transactions than the national average.
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 95 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of five organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, the YPN Council and the award-winning International Council, it represents more than 35,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local Realtor association in the U.S., and has official partnerships with more than 125 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is

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Brits Lie-in in Luxury

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 26 Maggio 2012

English: Kingsdown Body Duet Mattress

English: Kingsdown Body Duet Mattress (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

London, (PRNewswire) The top five every day indulgences revealed by Feather & Black. An overwhelming 51% of Britons polled, cited a good quality mattress was their ‘must have’ every day indulgence in a recent survey conducted by luxury bedroom furniture company Feather & Black who had polled up to 2000 Brits. The survey revealed that faced with the doom and gloom of the current news agenda, Brits are choosing to treat themselves to a spot of every day luxury. The top five every day indulgences are:
Good quality mattress (51% of people polled)
Luxury bath or shower products (16%)
Goose or duck down duvet (11%)
Designer cushions or throws (11%)
High thread count bed linen (10%)
All respondents were huge advocates of a good quality mattress, but older 55+ respondents, were the biggest fans with 63% of them calling this their essential bedroom investment compared to 42% of 18 – 34 year olds. Younger respondees in comparison were bigger fans of luxury bathroom products and designer accessories, with 18% and 16% of them citing these respectively. Over 55’s are less enthusiastic 11% (luxury bath or shower products) and 8% (designer cushions or throws). Proof that the older we get, the more we seem to recognise the need for a luxurious mattress and a good night’s sleep.Adam Black, Managing Director of Feather & Black, says: “We would love to think that the British public are lying-in in luxury, thanks to our luxury mattresses and our accessories!”
Feather & Black is the ultimate destination for trends, inspiration and bedroom style with 35 stores nationwide. Be inspired by Feather & Black’s wooden beds, from classic shaker charm, to Parisian inspired elegance. With a rich heritage in iron bed design choose sculptured metal beds; or design your own iconic bed with Feather & Black’s beautiful bespoke upholstered beds. Feather & Black also have a selection of luxury pocket sprung mattresses made in the UK and personalised for your needs and budget. Complete the look with indulgent bed linen and dress your bed in luxurious textures with cashmere, wool and silk velvet accessories for a beautiful bed. Create a fun and stylish bedroom for the children too. ‘Feather & Black’s kids’ ranges offer everything you need to create a princess bedroom for girls or a base camp for boisterous boys.

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Nardelli Luxury

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 22 Maggio 2010

Fiera di Vicenza 25 maggio alle 12 e 30 saranno illustrate alla stampa le performance aziendali alla presenza del fondatore della Liu•Jo Marco Marchi E da settembre la societa’ licenziataria della Liu•Jo con il marchio Liu•Jo Luxury aprirà un ufficio direzionale a Milano Le performance si susseguono senza sosta per la Nardelli Luxury. Anche per il primo quadrimestre 2010 la corporate specializzata nell’abbinamento moda-gioiello, fondata dai fratelli Domenico e Bruno Nardelli, fa segnare un incremento eccezionale (+ 212%) rispetto all’analogo periodo dell’annata precedente. Un risultato che si aggiunge alla crescita altrettanto impetuosa riscontrata nel biennio 2008-2009 e che porta il fatturato parziale di Nardelli Luxury a oltre 5 milioni di euro per il primo quadrimestre 2010.  Punto di forza della società è il brand Liu•Jo Luxury, nato dalla partnership tra Nardelli, una delle imprese più innovative del settore orafo, e Liu•Jo, azienda internazionale dell’abbigliamento fashion made in Italy, ricercato e di tendenza. Col marchio Liu•Jo Luxury  sono stati lanciate, con una straordinaria risposta da parte del mercato, alcune linee di gioielli in argento ed orologi rivolti al pubblico femminile, dalle adolescenti alle donne mature impegnate nel mondo del lavoro. Sia la Jewels Collection che gli orologi Color Time Collection si sono imposti per la capacità di conciliare gusti e aspettative di un pubblico attento alle tendenze del mondo fashion in un mix tra raffinatezza del design e articolazione dell’offerta, disponibile in una varietà di colori, forme e materiali.  La forte espansione di Nardelli Luxury (1600 punti di vendita, investimenti pubblicitari 2010 in aumento di circa il 70% rispetto al 2009) ha spinto la società ad aprire a settembre un nuovo ufficio direzionale a Milano, che va ad affiancarsi alle sedi tradizionali de ‘Il Tarì’ e di ‘Oromare’ a Marcianise.

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New horizons for Caroline Clough-Lacoste!

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 aprile 2010

After creating artparis some twelve years ago, Caroline Clough-Lacoste is now leaving the organization of this modern and contemporary art fair in order to launch two others in the Autumn of 2010. From 9 to 11 October, the Marrakech Art Fair is getting ready to bring design and modern and contemporary art galleries together in Morocco, while Paris Art Picture will celebrate video and digital images from 18 to 21 November 2010.  And thus starts a new chapter in the career of Caroline Clough-Lacoste… Caroline Clough-Lacoste started her career in 1982 as a press agent for French fashion and luxury brand names: Ungaro, Perc Spook, Torrente, Rochas, Canovas, etc. With a passion for plastic arts and especially modern and contemporary art, she participated in the organization of several Parisian fairs starting in 1992, such as the FIAC (international contemporary art fair), SAGA (international engravings show), and DECOUVERTES (international show for young artists). At the same time as these activities, she put in charge of contemporary art at the Pfizer Foundation and the Peter Stuyvesant Foundation. En 2010, Caroline Clough-Lacoste was declared a Knight of the National Order of Merit on the President’s List. Currently, Caroline Clough-Lacoste is actively preparing to meet two new challenges with her associate Henri Jobbé-Duval and their company called IFM (International Fair Makers): the launch of the Marrakech Art Fair in October and Paris Art Picture in November 2010.  (caroline)

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Meeting Luxury

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 aprile 2009

Lugano, 17 aprile 09 Michelangelo Marinelli, il manager italiano specializzato nel merger and acquisition, nell’agosto 2008 advisor del fondo Orlando Italy nell’acquisizione di ‘Jumbo grandi eventi’ (che organizzerà i Mondiali di nuoto – Roma 2009), interviene al 1° Forum Internazionale “Investing & Financing in Tourism Industry”, venerdì 17 aprile a Lugano, nell’ambito di Meeting Luxury  (16-18 aprile). Marinelli sarà relatore sul tema: Il credit crunch attuale, il ruolo del sistema bancario, degli investitori, delle Istituzioni. Il Forum è uno degli appuntamenti clou di Meeting Luxury ed è dedicato agli operatori del mondo turistico, finanziario e immobiliare che operano e guardano al mercato dell’eccellenza turistica come area economica di interesse e di potenziale attrattiva.

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