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ONE Sotheby’s International Realty steps into the UAE’s luxury real estate market with the launch of three exclusive developments in Dubai

ONE Sotheby’s International Realty marks the entrance of its brand into the UAE with the launch of three prestigious real estate developments, including two by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid.

The Opus, an iconic Zaha Hadid creation by Dubai developer Omniyat, which will add to Downtown Dubai’s stunning skyline, was launched to potential buyers at the Capital Club alongside One Thousand Museum, Miami’s most prestigious new skyscraper and Zaha Hadid’s first residential tower in the Western hemisphere. The event explored the art behind Hadid’s famously sculpted and soaring architecture and these two latest examples in Miami and Dubai.

The international launch of ultra-luxury Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, also took place in Dubai this week in a private presentation at the Ritz-Carlton Dubai hosted by ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. The Ritz-Carlton Residences is a Lion heart Capital development in South Florida, located on seven acres in a quiet corner of Miami Beach on the shores of Surprise Lake and boasting a private marina, will redefine Miami modern living by bringing together renowned Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni’s modernist vision with the legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton. It will be the only stand-alone Ritz-Carlton Residences in Miami Beach and one of a select few in the world.

Mayi De La Vega, founder and CEO of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty travelled to Dubai from South Florida for the high profile launch events. De La Vega commented: “It is thrilling to launch the ONE Sotheby’s International Realty brand in the UAE with these three-ground breaking firsts: The Opus, One Thousand Museum and Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach. Dubai is an important location in luxury real-estate market as it continues to achieve phenomenal growth and attract regional and foreign investment.”

Ophir Sternberg, CEO of Lionheart Capital, developer of Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, commented: “We are excited to launch the The Ritz-Carlton Residences, which is PieroLissoni’s first major architectural project in the U.S, to an international audience here in Dubai. Dubai is a city synonymous with the principles of uber-luxury, premium service and cutting edge property design, all of which are central principles behind the Residences’ offering.”

ONE Sotheby’s International Realty is delighted to be working with its affiliate in the UAE, the recently launched Dubai Sotheby’s International Realty. In October 2013, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC announced the exclusive 25-year master franchise agreement with Prime Realty L.L.C. to develop the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand throughout the United Arab Emirates.

Billy Rautenbach, Managing Director, Dubai Sotheby’s International Realty commented: “We are pleased to welcome our affiliates, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, from Florida to Dubai as they launch their spectacular projects. Working closely with our international affiliates enables us to provide our clients with a market-leading global service that meets their needs on both a local and international level.There are a lot of similarities between our two markets, and we are sure the Ritz-Carlton Residence Miami Beach and One Thousand Museum will grab the attention of buyers in Dubai looking for investments that combine true innovation with luxury and liveability.”

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