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Miller-McCune Shows Love on Valentine’s Day


I have this Google Alert set up that provides me with an email update of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) for my name – Adrian Salgado – that I usually just skim through since most of the alerts link back to this blog or my Active Rain blog.  However, this morning I awoke to a Google Alert with the words “Miller” and “McCune” attached to it and did the double-take a millisecond short of deleting it.

The article attached to the Alert, “The Slumming of Suburbia”, was published this morning by Miller-McCune, a solutions-based research magazine that “draws on academic research and other definitive sources to provide reasoned policy options and solutions for today’s pressing issues”.

The journalist behind the article, David Villano, emailed me a few weeks ago after stumbling upon a blog post I wrote a few months back titled “Suburbia: 21st Century Ghetto?”. He asked me to call him regarding some research he was conducting regarding a topic I am very passionate about – suburban America. After a few rounds of phone tag, we set a date and time for a phone interview, he asked me a few questions, I answered willingly, and the rest – as they say –  is history.

I am very honored to have a quote, my name, and a thought attached to something published in such a prestigious and well-respected publication. However, I am much more honored by the fact that there are others out there who share the same (very serious) concerns I have about American suburbia and the death of the “American Dream”.

It’s sad to think that the same ignorance that allowed the destruction of American cities may once again be the culprit responsible for the suburban demise.

I hope it’s not too late. For an urban dweller’s sake.

Click here to enjoy the article.

Adrian Salgado is a Realtor Associate with dash – real estate company and can be reached at 305-491-7179 or SalgadoA@gmail.com


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Foreclosure Opportunity – 1200 Brickell Bay Drive #2423 Miami, FL 33131 – $199,900


Art Basel (and the debauchery surrounding it) is over, aficionados. It’s back to work.

But first, your parting gift: another foreclosure opportunity. We’re taking you to Brickell, Miami’s Financial District.

Property Characteristics

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 1,105 SF
  • Year Built = 2004
  • 1 Assigned Parking Space

This 2 bed/2 bath condo unit is located on the southwest corner of the 24th  floor of The Club at Brickell Bay, a full amenity-building that features a swimming pool, fully equipped fitness center, a clubhouse, valet parking, and 24-hr front desk security.

This unit is in maintained condition and features a large wraparound balcony that offers a wide range of city and bay views. The spacious floor plan offers tile in the kitchen and bath and carpet in the living area and bedrooms.

A galley-style kitchen that opens to the ample living area offers European-style cabinets with black granite counter tops and white appliances.

The master bedroom features a spacious walk-in closet, a separate wall-to-wall closet, and a private master bathroom.

Natural sunlight is plentiful inside this cheerful unit. Minor cosmetics will bring this unit up to speed faster than you can say the 4 letters every husband in America dreads hearing together, “HGTV”.

The Club at Brickell Bay is located in the heart of the Brickell Financial District. It is conveniently located in close proximity to the Metro Mover and is walking distance to countless office towers, restaurants, bars, lounges, shopping, and the nightlife destinations of the burgeoning Mary Brickell Village.

For more information contact me at 305-491-7179.

Adrian Salgado is a Realtor Associate in Miami, FL and can be reached at 305-491-7179 or SalgadoA@gmail.com.


Filed under Foreclosures

A Look at 500 Brickell

I’ve had the pleasure of visiting 500 Brickell several times in the past 2 months while showing both 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units to relocating clients. The more I visit 500 Brickell, the more I am enamored by the unique architectural features that this residential project offers.

Located on the northern end of the Brickell Financial District just south of the Miami River on the west side of Brickell Avenue, the condominium complex features 2 towers (East = 42 stories, 320 units | West = 43 stories, 313 units) with a total of 633 residential units connected by a 10-story base (parking garage) and topped off by a large Oculus on the 43rd story. Each tower has its own separate lobby. There are 4 high-speed elevators in each tower accessible by key fobs or access cards.

The project was developed by The Related Group and designed by Arquitectonica. The lobby and common areas were designed by Michael Wolk.

Take a look at some photographs of the exterior of the building shot from several different angles as well as the ground floor breezeways that line the retail units on the ground floor. Notice the colorful circles that adorn the parking garage.

The following is the lobby of the east tower, a typical hallway, and just a few of more than 200 pieces of an avant garde collection of art by young Argentinean artists represented by El Tigre Celeste that was specially commissioned for 500 Brickell. The urban landscape chromogenic prints and videos by Daniel Azoulay that greet visitors and residents in both lobbies serve as the perfect introduction to the social themes presented by the rest of the collection.

Note: Daniel Azoulay is the only artist not represented by El Tigre Celeste.

I couldn’t help but notice the retro-modern feel of the hallways and some of the artwork in the building. Artists Celeste Najt‘s and Nicolas Sobrero‘s use of assemblage and collages give off that vibe.

The following are some interior photographs of a 1-bedroom unit (C floor plan) in the 06 line of the East Tower. The unit has a southern exposure.

This is a 2-bedroom unit (A2 floor plan) in the 02 line of the East Tower. It is located in the southeast corner of the East Tower.

All residential units in 500 Brickell will be equipped with I.R.I.S. (information | resource | interactive | solution), a wireless smart screen touch pad tablet that residents can use to access all of the building’s amenities and services.

Kitchens are equipped with Italian cabinetry, imported granite and/or quartz counter tops, contemporary stainless steel appliances, and a ceramic glass cook-top.

Baths are equipped with glossy white Italian cabinetry, imported marble or granite tops, white porcelain tile floors, glass enclosed showers and tubs in the master bath.

Every unit features spacious walk-in closets, a stackable washer & dryer, glass-railed balconies, and high-grade carpeting.

Located on the 11th floor that joins both towers, the amenities deck features a:

  • sports bar
  • movie theater
  • circular infinity-edge pool surrounded by day beds
  • fully equipped fitness center
  • his & hers spas
  • club room with warming kitchen
  • wine room

I like the circular pool idea a lot. It makes for a great social setting. The fitness center, however, was a bit disappointing. Although it’s fully equipped, I think it’s way too small for a building this size.

The 42nd floor of the East Tower houses yet another circular infinity-edge pool complete with a sun deck, an exterior lounge area, and the Sunset Room. The setting on the 42nd floor the night of the grand opening party in July was cooler than a polar bear’s toe nails (not to mention catered by Capital Grille).

Overall, I am pretty impressed with 500 Brickell. I think the developer’s target market is clearly evident: the open-minded, artistically-inclined professional “20 and 30-somethings set” in search of a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood not far from where they work and play.

By the way, I thought that the subtle use of circles and large Oculus in homage to the nearby Miami Circle and Tequesta Indians was a very nice touch.



For more information regarding units for sale or for rent at 500 Brickell or the surrounding area feel free to call me at 305-491-7179.

Adrian Salgado is a Realtor Associate with RED I Realty and can be reached at 305-491-7179 or SalgadoA@gmail.com.


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