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Friday, February 28, 2014

This years Fisher Island Day School Gala will be hosted by Graff Diamonds & BH Group USA as they present the Diamond Anniversary Celebrating Fisher Island Day School's Decade of Excellence. The celebration will take place at the Vanderbilt Mansion Saturday March 1, 4014

The school will also  honor inaugural families, faculty, and founders who have been with FIDS from the beginning and remain as part of the FIDS family today.


Diamond Anniversary Honorees


Robert & Lexie Potamkin

 Inaugural Families

The Carvallo Family

The Kerr Family

The Kucherenko Family

The Zapata Family

Inaugural Faculty & Staff

Lynn deAraujo

John Durango

Suna Lee

Genaro Miranda

Teresa Sanchez



The list for the silent auction and live auction items include  luxury items valued between $500 and up. This year's gala auction includes and early production slot for the new 2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4.
The evening promises glitz and glamour while supporting the Fisher Island Day School.
(The Annual Gala and Charity Auction is FIDS’s primary fundraiser to supplement the School’s operating budget and scholarship programs.)
For more information call Kimbery at 786.302.5727


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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Did you know that a total of 187 pre-construction projects are slated to be completed in the next couple of years in South Florida?

5 towers were already completed in 2013:
Apogee Beach in Hollywood
Bellini Williams Island in Aventura
MyBrickell in Brickell
23 Biscayne Bay in the new up and coming Edgewater (Miami)
4001 North Ocean in Palm Beach

In addition, 52 projects are currently under construction and 89 are in presale.

But this time around developers are requiring 50% cash deposits, unlike our previous boom (2002-2006) where developers only required 10% to 20% deposits.

And soon Fisher Island may be added to this mix, making it a total of 189 future developments.  As per The South Florida Business Journal "US Bankruptcy Judge A Jay Cristol approved a plan by a company in Chapter 11 to pursue a residential project on wealthy Fisher Island."  This would allow the developer at Fisher Island to complete the previously planned developments of Palazzo del Sol and Palazzo del Luna. A full construction crew should be working at the Palazz construction site by April 15

For more information please contact me

Ocean Insiders
Phone: (786) 424-7623
Email: vivi@oceaninsiders.com

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Congratulations to our teammate Kimberly Cacioppo on her recent Million dollar commercial closing!

She finalized the deal for the commercial space in Coconut Grove after months of hard negotiations.

We are all very proud of Kimberly's success. 2014 will most definitely be a record setting year

For fisher island, miami beach, brickell and even commercial needs contact Kimberly Cacioppo at 786.302.5727 or Kimberly@OceanInsiders.com

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Friday, February 07, 2014

2014 is off to an excellent start. With all the club restoration projects completed, it's great seeing our repeat guests come back and enjoying all that Fisher Island has to offer.


TJ Camino

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Sunday, February 02, 2014

The calendar has already turned to February for 2014 and the Ocean Insiders are off to a fantastic record breaking start

Coming off a record breaking December with 47 island rentals for over $500,000, the Ocean Insiders have since placed 6 fisher island residences under contract for sale closings in February.

January saw an the highest island sale closing since 2011 for over $12m with an additional closing scheduled in February for an even higher price.

Chatter for the release of the new Palazzo del Sol reservations seems to get louder by the day and new construction looks eminent in 2014. The Ocean Insiders will be on top of these breaking developments and continue to alert you with all asap so you can have priority to purchase the newest Fisher Island offering.

Our friends in Kauai at Kukui’ula had a great January along with a new Steven Lloyd designed home with spectacular Pacific vistas.

Finally, our other strategic partner in the Bahamas is in the final year of construction. Ninoska Fabbri and Vivi Pineda joined me last week as we completed a hard hat tour for the BahaMar. This project to be launched in December 2014 will no doubt be a game changer in the Bahamas and Caribbean. The golf course clubhouse will be complete in February and will also house the new sales center.

The Ocean Insiders are completing very exciting plans to host a very special art event in Miami in March 2014 with the BahaMar’s local art curator and exclusive hard hat tours and dinners on site in Nassau in April. Keep posted for details of these upcoming events.

Don Pingaro, Broker/Owner

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Saturday, February 01, 2014

Why Do Businesses Want to Go to the Bahamas? via @BloombergTV http://bloom.bg/1fuj5m5

“Lunch Money” host Adam Johnson reports on what is so attractive about the Bahamas that has businesses flocking to the island nation.  See why the Chinese and Latin Americans are starting to invest heavily in the Bahamas to diversify their portfolios interenationally.


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