The Wealth Report 2016 by Douglas Elliman & Knight Frank

We had an amazing time and met the owner of Douglas Elliman; Howard M. Lorber, CEO; Dottie Herman, Liam Bailey; Knight Frank Global Head of Research whose birthday was today as well and came all the way from London to spend it with us.

This was a great conference to keep up with what is happening with the UHNWI’s (ultra- high-net-worth individual) – who are they? someone with a net worth of over USv$30m excluding their primary residence. This report showed us how they affect the world’s economy with the way they invest and where they invest.

More details coming here soon, come back to get all the info I learned at this great conference at 1 Hotel South Beach.

Araceli Client’s Zillow Reviews…

I would like to thank my clients who have review my services in Zillow. This helps other potential clients to know what to expect with my services.

Thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure being part of the biggest investment of your families!

Potential Clients… please call me and I’ll be happy to assist you in both the Mortgage Process and/or Real Estate Process 305-206-5144

Happy 2016! Asking you for Referrals…

I would like to ask you for referrals to assist them as a financial and credit analyst to then help them in either both; the real estate and mortgage loan process to buy their home or just the mortgage if you are a realtor.

I have the ability, expertise, commitment and care for my clients to help them structure their credit report and finances to find the best possible program for the home purchase.

As a real estate professional I have the knowledge to advise the best type of property and neighborhood according to the client’s lifestyle, priorities and ownership motivations. I would like to be able to do that for your friends, family, clients and colleagues as your referrals is the best compliment you can give me.

I am looking forward to working with your circle of friends, family, clients and colleagues, rest assure they will be my priority and I would strive for the best service for them because of your trust to referring me. Here a summary of my services:


* Credit Analyst & Credit Builder
* Mortgage Banker
* Search and structure deals to purchase residential & commercial properties
* Secure financing for current & new business
* Generate wealth for individuals by developing a constructive financial plan
Araceli Villanueva’s extensive experience with clients with no credit, limited credit, bad credit, good and great credit, has help her to develop and prove her credit analysis system which is personalized to the client’s own personal credit history. Credit is the first step to build a credit and financial plan to qualify for a mortgage loan and thus know their maximum potential purchasing power to find their biggest personal investment in their lives as well as their home.

Araceli Villanueva is a “Miami Lifestyle Specialist”. With over 19 years of experience as an investor, owner and a licensed realtor since 2001, Araceli’s wealth of experience and negotiation skills makes her a top performer in her field.

Additionally she has over 19 years of experience in mortgage finance from being a loan officer, processor, underwriter and lender rep she understands what lenders require when her clients need to do financing making her a “power house” professional.

Araceli is often referred by her clients as a “dream maker” as her skills to structure the deal that fits their finances and preferences along with her expert coaching, creative approach and resources, is what sets her apart from the rest in the industry, building an impressive reputation that consistently exceeds everyone’s expectations.

Araceli’s lives by this statement: “My clients are a very important part of my life, their needs are my needs”. They know this when they first meet her, they know she will work hard until she meets their needs. This personalize approach is what creates the lasting relationships with her clients that includes getting invited to family gatherings and clients referrals, this is the way she gets her reputation passed on to others.

Araceli’s professional success without a doubt is her commitment to maintain her work ethics to the highest level of excellence. She builds lasting relationships with buyers, sellers an everyone involved in the transaction by showing her trustworthiness, commitment and dedication from the pre-qualification, to the closing process; making her a “full service professional”.

Araceli has an extraordinary talented team that helps her to excel any clients expectations as she always goes the extra mile to achieve superb service. She is always available to answer any of her client’s questions.

She has been and is a highly recognized and a highly compensated Area Manager with a leading Mortgage Lender in the country where she consistently maintained a Top Producers Membership at the Platinum Producers Circle from 2002 to 2007 for personally generating over $500M in closing sales positioning her in the top 30 reps in the country from 2002 to to 2007. She is also in the Cambridge Who’s Who recognition since 2007 (Empowering Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs around the Globe.

Specialized in Miami-Dade County from the neighborhoods east of the I-95 from Aventura, Miami Beach, Design District to Brickell.

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Miami the City of the Future

Miami ranked 6th on the Knight Frank 2015 Wealth Report ahead of Geneva, Dubai, Beijing and even Berlin! The report emphasizes that Miami is perceived as a destination, place to do business and even have a second, third home to the very wealthy individuals from all over the world. Following New York, Miami is the only most important city in the US to the wealthiest of them all. Why is this a great thing to know?

Investing in Miami today will not only ensure a booming future , but will boost the local economy a hundred times over. The Port of Miami Tunnel project alone will provide over 170,000 jobs with $6.4 billion in wages and $17 billion in economic growth. Brickell CityCentre will have an economic impact of about $1 billion with 1,700 construction jobs already in place and more than 5,000 jobs once completed and is expected to add $5.4 million in ad valorem taxes to Miami-Dade County.

The future of Miami starts today as the development and excitement that is brewing in Miami runs much deeper in providing a very bright, stable and promising future for so many that will call this magic city home.

Miami has always been known for its stunning beaches, international finance and non-stop nightlife which made it the ultimate vacation spot! Today, however people from all over the globe are choosing Miami as the destination to live in terms of culture, industry, commerce, art and entertainment. The city is now being referred to as the Wall Street of the South as a result to it business and commerce reach into Latin America, the Caribbean, South America, just to name a few.

Miami is also renowned for its festivities and exhibits such as Art Basel, Santa’s Enchanted Forest in December, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival in February, we are the yacht capital of the world, boat shows, some of the biggest music festivals such as Winter Music Conference, Ultra, fitness challenged, food and wine festivals and so more are a great attraction for an an audience from all over the world.

Here are some one the Game Changing Projects that are about to make Miami a more Booming City than it already is:

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Skyrise Miami

Seattle has the space needle, Chicago has the John Hancock Center and SkyriseMiami is next. SkyriseMiami will be a monumental 1000 ft high observation and entertainment tower; it will include an amusement-park style rise that drops people down its side, a 550-foot bungee jump, a ballroom, moving movie theater and a nightclub.

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Brickell City Centre

This mega project will feature 5.4 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, retail and entertainment space as well as a two-level underground parking garage. It features a Climate Ribbon that will provide innovative climate control so that shoppers can walk without suffering the effects of the famous miami heat between stores and restaurant. Brickell City Centre is predicted to be an economic catalyst.


Miami World Center

Miami WorldCenter is one of the largest private master-planned projects in the Unites States, featuring 1 million square feet of shopping center, hotel, convention center and luxury residences.

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One Thousand Museum

A true masterpiece envisioned by Zaha Hadid, one of the greatest architects of our time who won the equivalent to the Nobel Prize of the Architects from all over the world: The Pritzker Architecture Prize. With its own helipad, this futuristic marvel will be the only one of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. She has only built 1 other residential building and that is in London, Miami’s One Thousand Museum is the marvelous #2!

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The New Miami Design District

More than 100 brands will have stores in the Miami Design District; all coming in 2015.  Not too shabby for a once abandoned cluster of warehouses, the Miami Design District is undergoing a rebirth and claiming its stake as one of the most important global design and fashion hubs showcasing the most luxurious stores such as Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Tom Ford, Armani to name a few. This mixed-use neighborhood will blend commerce with culture ,welcoming new restaurants and will become the neighborhood of choice for luxury retailers.

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Port of Miami 

By connecting SR A1A/MacArthur Causeway to Dodge Island, the project  provides direct access between the seaport and highways I-395 and I-95, create another entry to PortMiami in addition to the Port Bridge to keep  PortMiami, the community’s second largest economic generator, competitive.
Additionally, The POMT  improves traffic flow in downtown Miami by reducing the number of cargo trucks and cruise related vehicles on congested downtown streets, and aids ongoing and future development in and around downtown Miami.

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Panama Canal

Among all the port-cities scrambling to get a piece of the multi-billion expansion of the Panama Canal and prepare for the massive new ships, Miami was one of the first to receive funding and federal approvals, and has officially begun to $220 million dredge that will deepen the harbor from 42 feet to 50 feet. The dredge combines with a $2 billion infrastructure upgrade, will make Miami one of the first and only U.S ports capable of housing the larger ships, that carry two to three times the load of standard freighters.


All Aboard Florida

Along with the Port of Miami Tunnel Project, the Al Aboard Florida which will start offering services between Miami and Orlando in 2018; will relieve much downtown congestion and improve traffic in and around the city. This upcoming high-speed rail service, will connect Miami to other Key Florida cities such as Orlando and Tampa. Miami’s ever growing diversity, international cuisine, high-end shopping and world-class entertainment is truly making Miami synonymous with cosmopolitain city living

And these are just to highlight the most important projects in the making!

Never before has a city been so ready to create its future like Miami. It is all around us: luxury and world class-living and all the other points emphasized above. The future of this city looks so awesome and bright. Home values keep increasing. The closely watched real estate index gave the greater Miami market the largest increase in November of any of the 20 metropolitan markets in track. This is the 23rd straight month of rising values. Taking a 12 month view, the Miami index grew the fastest since June 2006.

The time to invest is now! Miami is growing and blooming and booming like never before and will never be the same, we are becoming a GLOBAL SMART CITY… more details on this in upcoming blogs!