A Peek Into Hurwitz James Company’s Upcoming Projects

Bob Hurwitz has to be very selective when it comes to choosing the developments that Hurwitz James Company will represent. Although he has highly experienced luxury residence marketing and sales teams, Bob has to make sure the project, Bob has to ensure that they can reach the project market effectively. Unfortunately, this means Bob cannot take on every opportunity. Deciding that they were a good fit, here are the projects that Hurwitz James Company are currently working on.

  • The $120 Million Genesis Puntarenas Development in Costa Rica.
  • The $1.3 Billion dollar Cosmopolis luxury home and gated community in the Herradura rainforest.
  • A Green development in an ocean golf resort in Bora Bora with twenty 8.5 to 9 million Euro luxury villas that each include partial ownership in the golf course, spa and restaurant.
Bob Hurwitz has also been traveling to the Caribbean, Brazil and a beautiful island hotel resort in Italy to work on upcoming luxury development projects. Stay in the know, and subscribe to the Hurwitz James Company Blog, “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to see some of the world’s most beautiful places to live with the most luxurious amenities.

A Day in the Life of Bob Hurwitz: Perk I

As the president and broker of Hurwitz James Company, Bob Hurwitz has a tough job. We’re talking all work no play. Well, it’s not always so tough. There are some pretty neat perks. One of the many perks of making millions for a happy seller on a single deal is when he gives you his yacht and crew for two weeks to check out potential listings on the French Riviera.

Bob’s former “office” for two weeks.

Believe it or not, this is actually Bob at work. There just happens to be no tie  (shoes, or shirt) requirement.

Okay, I know we said all work and no play, but when you are on a yacht like this, it’s impossible not to mix a little pleasure with business.

Just another day at sea-er work, and to think he has to wake up and do it all over again the next day and the next day for 2 weeks.

Bob Hurwitz: From Luxury Real Estate to Freedive Spearfishing

He may have $4 billion in property listings in seven different countries, but that doesn’t stop Bob Hurwitz from occasionally shedding his business veneer to pursue a more primitive way of life. As he recently told Unique Homes reporter Ken Weingartner, the founder and president of Hurwitz James Company, Bob Hurwitz takes every opportunity he can to enjoy his favorite pastime, freedive spearfishing. Fortunately, he is able to find multiple opportunities as many of his multimillion dollar estate listings take him to the exotic waters of Costa Rica, Bora Bora, Fiji and Thailand.

Leaving scuba tanks behind as a teenager, Bob freedives 80 feet into the ocean in a single breath to see what he can catch for dinner with his slightly modern version of a bow and arrow. This may not sound like a way to unwind for most, but as Bob told Weingartner in an interview,

“It’s leaving everything materialistic behind and immersing yourself into something primeval . . . I am always ‘on,’ always selling, always enthusiastic and up. That’s my nature, but in order to give it my all, I need to recharge. I need some space and solitude. Freediving gives me that. It washes my mind clear of all the problems and issues that make up my real life in the modern world.”

After an afternoon of hunting for a meal in the deep waters, Bob Hurwitz is able to diligently return with a sharp mind to his current preoccupation of meeting and deliberating with qualified buyers on the world famous La Jolla Razor Residence.

 

Photos via Unique Homes.

Tour the World Through Hurwitz James Company’s Facebook

We will soon auction what is quickly becoming one of the most famous homes in the world, The Razor, on September 27th, and we realized that much of the world hasn’t seen or isn’t aware of our Facebook page.

We’d love to invite you to Visit the Hurwitz James Company Facebook Page, which has exclusive photos of some of Bob Hurwitz’s favorite properties throughout his travels around the world as a global, luxury real estate broker for over 25 years.

From the Stanley Hill estate in Coeur D’alene, Idaho to the Kinnity Castle in Ireland to the Vomo Island Retreat in Fiji, these breathtaking multimillion dollar estates are quite a sight to see. You’ll drift off into a dream as you view photos of the Guglielmi Castle in Umbria, Italy, the San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato, Mexico, the Camps Bay Estate in Cape Town, South Africa and the Villa Faaopore in Bora Bora.

Architects, interior designers, landscapers, artists and homeowners alike, feel free to comment on our Facebook photos and tell us what estates inspire you the most or which property you would love to call home or at least a vacation destination.

Visit the Hurwitz James Company Facebook Page to begin your tour of the most beautiful and inspiring estates in the world.

 

 

Panama Named one of the World’s Strongest Real Estate Markets

The real estate market may be leaving something to be desired here in the United States, but it’s proving to be the opposite for the Ocean Reef Islands, the new landmark in Latin America. As the sole Realtor for the marketing and sales of the exclusive residential island development, Hurwitz James Company is excited to be representing these stunning luxury Ocean Villas, Garden Apartments and Single Family Homes in a location and market that is unparalleled by most others around the world.

“Little wonder that Panama is increasingly lighting up the radar screens of those searching for an affordable alternative to more traditional south-of-the-border retreats in Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean, where escalating prices increasingly rival those along America’s own beach fronts…Yet despite the price increases, property here remains a fraction of what one would pay for similar real estate in the United States.”
- New York Times

“… ultimately, the beauty of Panama City is that it hasn’t become Miami yet. It’s much more welcoming and manageable. And now is the time to go.”
- The Washington Post

“The Number One Retirement Destination in the Western Hemisphere”
- Modern Maturity Magazine

“I have projects all over the world, and Panama is one of the strongest, if not the strongest, real estate market.”
- Ivanka Trump

Contact Hurwitz James Company if you would like to learn more about the stunning island residences on the Ocean Reef Islands in Panama by calling 310.477.8865.

The Value of an Ocean Reef Islands Investment

Where do you dream of retiring? Before the construction of the luxurious Ocean Reef Islands has even been completed, the new Panama islands have quickly become one of the world’s most desired locations for retirement. The $400 million luxury home development is not only alluring because of the tranquil beauty of the tropical Panama surroundings but because of the world class amenities and unsurpassed value. So why invest in one of these 2-3 level, spacious, decadently designed low-rises?

“Panamanian real estate may very well be a safe place to shelter your wealth from today’s economic chaos.”
- Conde Nast Traveler

“Panama is the new Central American bargain where the US dollar- the market currency- goes a long way.”
- Business Week

“Panama makes itself over as its lenient tax structure and strong economy attract investors and entrepreneurs.”
- Forbes, 2008

“The new Florida: Panama’s quality health care, low costs, and proximity to the states are attracting American professionals as a retirement haven.”
- Jessica Ramesch, International Living

For more information on real estate investments in the Oceans Reef Islands, contact Hurwitz James Company, the islands’ exclusive representation for marking and sales.

Listen to the Travel Experts & Discover Panama’s Rich Culture

As we watch the first man-made islands in Latin America become a reality, we are watching the expansion of one of the most luxurious, first class infrastructures in the world. Adding to the already historically and culturally rich country of Panama, the Oceans Reef Islands will be located off of the coast of the exclusive residential and commercial area of Panama City known as Punta Pacifica. Hurwitz James Company is honored to be a part of history as the sole listing provider for the Ocean Reef Islands Project. In case you have not explored what Panama has to offer, here are some quotes from the travel experts to inspire you.

Forbes Traveler says . . .
“Long heralded as the Next Costa Rica, Panama is actually more culturally diverse.”

The Telegraph says . . .
“Those who missed the boat in Miami and found Costa Rica inadequate and too costly, set their sights on this sliver of a country… Many expat retired people have also been enticed into investing in property here because of Panama’s easy access to both oceans, abundance of flora and fauna, by a favourable climate – which conveniently lies south of the hurricane belt – and most importantly the infrastructure… In short, Panama has a slice of everything and something for everyone.”

Escapeartist.com says . . .
“The haven of the 21st Century.”

To learn more about real estate opportunities in the Ocean Reef Islands, contact Hurwitz James Company at 888.681.5902.

The Razor Makes Headlines

One of the Hurwitz James Company’s featured listings has made the news recently.  The Razor, as the house is called, is just as much of a work of art as it is a house and AOL Real Estate has published and article about it.

The Razor Makes Headlines

This house is a work of art with an amazing view.

The Razor sits on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, a San Diego Suburb.  The original owner of the house commissioned architect Wallace Cunningham to build the home – the building cost alone of the unfinished construction is $34 million.

It is being auctioned off soon with a minimum bid of $16 million – less half of the construction cost and far below the original $45 million asking price.

The house was never built with the intention of selling it, but as the market began to turn, the owner decided to move and put the house on the market before completing the interior.

Because of the length of time that the house is on the market, the house will be auctioned on September 28 with a starting bid of $16 million and increase in increments of $100,000.

Check out the full article over at AOL Real Estate.

Travel Experts Recommend Panama

As you know, Hurwitz James Company is the exclusive listing provider for the Ocean Reefs Island project and it’s exciting to see the islands become a reality as construction continues.

You’ve heard us say what a great place Panama is for a second home or for a luxury getaway, but you don’t have take our word for it.  Here are just a few of the things that travel experts are saying about Panama.

Travel Experts Recommend Panama
“In Panama, a slim-waisted tropical nation about the same size as South Carolina, you can find sweeping rain forests teeming with exotic animals and birds, cloud forests cloaking the summits of rugged mountains, and vibrant indigenous cultures that predate the conquistadores. A cornucopia of wildlife wonders side by side with fortresses and sleepy colonial villages, Panama is a country just awakening to its vast potential.”

- National Geographic Traveler

“A secret the rest of the traveling world has yet to discover.”

- Lonely Planet’s Central America

“Panama is far too attractive to be kept a secret for long”

- Frommer’s Panama

Those are just a few of experts who agree that Panama is one of the greatest places in the world.  There are plenty more who agree with them and we will share those with you in the weeks ahead.

If you would like to get information on how you can experience life in a luxurious and exclusive island home, contact Hurwitz James Company today.

Enjoy The Benefits of a Private Concierge at Ocean Reef Islands

Hopefully you know by now that the Ocean Reef Islands will be a luxurious and exclusive place to call home.  There will be amazing views and incredible amenities.  There will also be a world-class concierge service.

Enjoy a Private Concierge Service

Want to schedule a deep sea fishing trip? Your private concierge can handle that.

Ocean Reef owners will have exclusive access to a private concierge service.  They will be able to handle everything from dinner reservations to scuba diving or deep see fishing excursions, booking a tennis lesson, a day of relaxing at the spa, or a trip to a secluded island by helicopter, the Ocean Reef concierge service can take care of it.

The Ocean Reef concierge service provides everything for the ultimate leisurely living.  They can also handle property management for owners that will make second home ownership on the island hassle free.

Hurwitz James Company is excited to be the exclusive listing agent for the Ocean Reef Island homes.  Whether you are looking for a luxurious place to live or an exclusive locale for a second home, contact Hurwitz James Company today to get information on how you can make Ocean Reef Islands your home.

photo via Emrys.Roberts