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Economic Insights Report — October 2023
In the latest Economic Insights interview with Dr. Marci Rossell, Chief Economist for Cervera Real Estate's global affiliate Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, led by Miami Real Estate Podcast correspondent Jessica Edgerton, several key economic topics were discussed. These include the impact of the Israel-Hamas war on oil prices and U.S. interest rates, China's housing crisis and its effect on consumer confidence and growth forecasts, the strong performance of the U.S. economy with low unemployment and a reduced likelihood of a U.S. recession, as well as challenges in the U.S. housing market, such as high mortgage rates, tight inventory, and slower home sales.
Carlos Castellon — Navigating Real Estate in Florida: A Comprehensive Guide to Taxes, Structuring, and Investment Strategies
Carlos Manuel Castellon, CPA has more than 40 years of professional experience in tax and business advisory services. He frequently consults with foreign individuals and companies entering the United States with tax, financial, business, and immigration matters.
In this episode, Carlos addresses the most frequently asked questions foreign buyers have when purchasing real estate in the U.S., including:
Do I need a Visa to buy Real Estate in Florida?
Should I buy under my name or under an entity?
Should I finance my purchase?
What is the best structure to reduce income taxes when investing in Real Estate?
Since an LLC can expose me to an estate tax, how do we mitigate this?
Is there an estate tax at the State or Federal level for holding Real Estate?
What structure would eliminate the possible estate tax?
Do you pay a lot of income tax in the US?
Do I need to travel to establish an LLC or a corporation?
If I put a down payment on a pre-construction project signed under my name, how do I change it to have a structure that is more appropriate?
What is FIRPTA?
Is there a way to defer income taxes when you have appreciation and sell the property?
Carlos Manuel Castellon, CPA, graduated from Florida International University (FIU) in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting and taxation.
He began his career in public accounting in 1982 with KPMG, a "Big 4" international accounting firm. He then opened his own firm in 1987 and it has grown to become one of the most recognized Hispanic CPA firms in South Florida specializing in International Taxation. Castellon Halloun PL is a founding member of ICG-International Consulting Group, an alliance of tax professionals, attorneys, and consultants in more than 25 countries.
He has been a member and director of the following organizations:
Founder and president of ICG-International Consulting Group. ICG is an alliance of prestigious consulting, legal and accounting firms with offices in over 25 countries in the Americas, European and Asian continents.
Board of directors of Florida International University (FIU) Honors College
Board of directors of the international committee of the Miami Chamber of Commerce
Director & Board member of Citrus Health Network: a non-profit mental health hospital
Member of the Cuban American Certified Public Accountants
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
Host: Omar De Windt
Producers: Omar De Windt; Veronica Aizpurua
Paulo Bacchi — On Artefacto’s First Branded Tower in the U.S. | Origin Residences
Artefacto CEO and design visionary Paulo Bacchi joins Miami Real Estate Podcast host Omar De Windt for a conversation about the company’s first US-branded luxury condominium tower: Origin Residences by Artefacto — an exclusive collection of 27 waterfront luxury 2- to 4-bedroom residences nestled on the westernmost part of Miami’s Bay Harbor Islands.
Artefacto is internationally recognized as South Florida’s go-to for captivating multi-million-dollar condos in the most iconic architectural towers, as well as custom estates from Miami to Palm Beach. Brand loyalists span South Florida’s top brokers and developers, to interior designers and architects, to celebrities and socialites, who rely on Artefacto for turn-key interiors that elevate and define South Florida living. A signature Artefacto home features layered organic textures and furnishings, surrounded by warm contemporary luxuries. Rooms are styled around a single statement piece, while embracing a full monochrome aesthetic, rich in neutral tones.
CEO Paulo Bacchi started building his legacy at 18 when he joined the company founded by his father Albino in São Paulo in 1976. He tripled Artefactos business in the ‘90s and took over the company a decade later, expanding his company to the US in 2002. Today, Paulo instills his passion and work ethic in his twin sons, Bruno and Pietro, who started working at the age of 14, learning from their father’s example. His sons now work closely with him on all areas of the business, including operation of the expansive local distribution center and vast inventory, to create singular turn-key lifestyles in South Florida’s most coveted neighborhoods. For more information, visit Artefacto.com or an Artefacto showroom in Aventura, Coral Gables, or Doral.
About Origin Residences by Artefacto
Origin Residences by Artefacto is a new luxury boutique condominium in Miami’s exclusive and exciting Bay Harbor Islands. This new luxury waterfront development features an exclusive collection of 27 expansive two-to-four bedroom residences, ranging from 1,300 square feet to 2,330 square feet, and offers residents a private marina with direct access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Miami and Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal waterways. The development will feature top-of-the-line amenities including a panoramic rooftop pool with poolside summer kitchens and bar, a lobby lounge[AR1] , a kids playroom, a co-working meeting space, a gym with state-of-the-art equipment, a 24/7 attended lobby, a pet zone, and more. Each unit features an expansive floor layout with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and windows, panoramic private balconies, Italian porcelain flooring and more.
Host: Omar De Windt
Guest: Paulo Bacchi
Producer: Vero Aizpurua
Economic Insights Report — May 2023
Today we’re bringing you the latest Economic Insights by Dr. Marci Rossell, chief economic for Cervera Real Estate's global affiliate Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.
Led by Miami Real Estate Podcast correspondent Jessica Edgerton, this interview with Dr. Rossell covers inflation and the Federal response; the debit limit deal; mortgage rates and inventory; housing bubble chatter; and a recession outlook.
MiamiTech Check-in Post-SVB Bank with Jeff Ransdell
Jeff Ransdell is Managing Director and Founding Partner at Fuel Venture Capital. He joins us in this episode for a Miami tech check-in and to discuss how will the collapse of SVB Bank impact South Florida and its start-up environment.
Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Miami, Florida, Fuel VC has $700 million assets under management and boasts a portfolio of 33 technology startups based across the globe, including several based in Miami, such as tax filing app Taxfyle, digital banking fintech NovoPayment, micro-sports betting platform Betr, and virtual reality studio AEXLAB. Prior to co-founding Fuel VC, Jeff served as a managing director and market executive of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he oversaw more than $130 billion of global private client investment assets, a P&L of $2 billion, and over 2,000 employees across the Southeast Wealth Management Division.
Host: Omar De Windt
Producer: Vero Aizpurua
Elcio Gomes – Opções de Financiamento para Brasileiros
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