The Miami Herald says Brazilians are buying up apartments in South Beach with gusto. They’re attracted to the city for many reasons but one is ArtBasel and the city’s role as an art and antiques hub:
An ultra-wealthy crowd of Brazilian real estate buyers is creating a boomlet for local real estate agents and other businesses that cater to their tastes. […] In addition to the beach, the climate and the shopping, interior designer Mirtha Arrarian says her clients like Miami’s location as a half-way point between South America and the art objects, antiques and fashion of European capitals.
These wealthy clients will fly in on their private jets just to celebrate a birthday. They like coming to the boat shows and taking in tennis matches at the Sony Ericsson Open. Art Basel is also a big draw. […]
Claudio Faria, the director of Ornare’s Miami showroom, says the company works hard to cultivate the Brazil-Miami nexus. During Art Basel, for example, Ornare flew in 30 Brazilian architects.
Brazilian Buyers Put the Luxe in Real Estate (Miami Herald)