By Caroline Perrott | November 11, 2020 | Home & Real Estate
A welcomed addition to Miami’s skyline, the tower walks the perfect line between maximum space and optimal light and views to fulfill today’s modern cosmopolitan lifestyle.
As the five-year journey to construct Aston Martin’s first residential tower (astonmartinresidences.com) in downtown Miami continues, we sat down with the man behind the residences, Argentinian businessman Germán Coto, CEO of g&g business developments, to discuss the gravitas of the tower soon to become one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks.
What does it mean to you and your company to be partnering with Aston Martin, such an iconic brand?
The Aston Martin Residences is Aston Martin’s first real estate project anywhere in the world, so it’s an important partnership. As soon as we met the team, it was clear that we share the same values, and everything clicked into place. We’re aligned on our design philosophy, our love of beauty and our exacting attention to detail. Aston Martin appreciates the integrity of the project and the financial strength of G&G. We understand what makes the marque special and knew we could deliver a development fitting of the beloved, British icon. We’re delighted with the input from the Aston Martin design team; the brand’s elegant aesthetic elevates the development, which in turn will enhance the experience of living at the Aston Martin Residences.
Enjoy sophisticated style and unparalleled views of the marina from the lobby.
Overall, what was your vision for the project?
I had a clear vision from the start. I wanted to create something different, a wow moment, something timeless. As soon as we found the parcel of land, we assembled the best team of architects and designers to realize the vision of an elegant, memorable and unique building that respects its location and enhances the Miami skyline.
Is this your first residential tower in Miami?
If so, what does that mean to you professionally and personally? The Aston Martin Residences is our first project in Miami. My family and I love Miami. It has everything: warm and welcoming people, beautiful weather and of course the water. The energy of this vibrant city drew me in, and it became my dream to create something exceptional here. Professionally, it’s not just another building; I want to leave a mark, a signature. I’m passionate about design and innovation, and I’m so close to the Aston Martin Residences, I discuss every detail with the team. I hope our project brings joy to everyone who lives here and the wider community.
Drive up to Aston Martin Residences and have life on the water and in the city at your fingertips.
What makes the Aston Martin Residences a standout among other designer towers?
My family are creators, and we approach every new project in the same way, by focussing on attention to detail, innovative design and the highest- quality materials. We are building the Aston Martin Residences as if it’s our dream home, basing all decisions on quality and design. The Aston Martin Residences is the vision of G&G, and when you combine our ethos with Aston Martin’s DNA, you get so much more than the sum of the two parts. Aston Martin is the perfect partner for this project. We won’t ever compromise on quality or design, and it’s this integrity and attention to detail that our purchasers are drawn to. We’re not traditional developers; we are developing our dream and the dream of our owners. We’re so proud of the Aston Martin Residences, and we hope it will make Miami proud too.
How about that addition of the superyacht marina? Tell us a little about that venture and the decision to add it.
Our vision is for our owners to arrive home beautifully. The marina is part of the land we purchased at 300 Biscayne Blvd. Way, and one of the main reasons the site attracted us. For me, the connection to water is an important part of the Miami lifestyle. We’re one of the few luxury residences in Miami to offer dockside arrival and moorage for superyachts. We have direct access from the ocean and can accommodate larger yachts comfortably. We’ll be offering far more than just a berth with full security and privacy. The Aston Martin Residences butler service will take care of everything, ensuring a stress-free experience for owners, captains and crew.
The sky amenities on floor 52 include a curated art gallery, business center, conference room and more.
Who is the typical buyer? What do they value and look for in a home?
I can honestly say we don’t have a typical buyer. Our buyers are cosmopolitan, international and very diverse. They share a love of art, understated elegance and an appreciation for beauty in all forms. They tend to be as obsessed with design and the finer details as we are.
What has been the response in the Miami community to this new property?
The response from the community in Miami has been so positive. The project has created many jobs, with skilled local craftspeople building the Aston Martin Residences. And then there is the building itself; it’s beautiful, and with the restoration of the Riverwalk and surrounding areas, the development is making a positive change for the whole community to enjoy.
CEO of G&G Business Developments Germán Coto.
What does the future of this partnership look like?
We worked with Aston Martin for the residences in Miami as we knew their input would elevate the design of the development. Our portfolio is diverse. For example, in the Salamanca neighborhood in Madrid, we took on the restoration of a prestigious historical landmark dating back to 1912. We’ve recently completed the transformation, and I’m incredibly proud of the result, which is a luxurious commercial office space.
Photography by: Courtesy of Aston Martin Residences