When it comes to selling paradise, Ethan and Ruthie Assouline are at the top of their game.
When they’re not busy closing record-breaking deals in New York or Miami (which they now call home), Ethan and Ruthie Assouline are ruminating on what market to conquer next. With $130 million in closing sales in 2020 alone, the founders of The Assouline Team at Compass (assoulinerealestate.com) have a proven record for delivering results. Their secret? Deep connections in the industry, an enviable global network of trusted contacts and insider savvy that comes from living the life they sell.
Real estate in Miami is on fire again. What are luxury buyers looking for?
RA: Waterfront properties and square footage. They want turnkey homes on a waterfront location with plenty of space to play and entertain.
EA: Miami offers a certain lifestyle, and part of that lifestyle is boating, barbecuing and being outdoors.
Why this renewed interest in Miami?
EA: At first the attraction was the weather and tax benefits, but now Miami is evolving into a longterm city with job opportunities, incredible culture and amazing restaurants. Moving to Miami is truly a no-brainer.
What do you see as Miami’s next hot neighborhood?
EA: North Beach is Miami’s best-kept secret. The whole area has undergone an incredible transformation, and it keeps getting better.
RA: We recently sold a recordbreaking $25.5 million mansion in the gated community of Altos del Mar, a gem in the area and the only neighborhood in Miami Beach with single-family homes by the ocean.
You’ve negotiated real estate deals in some of the most exclusive markets in the world. Where would you like to do business in next?