By: ANETTA NOWOSIELSKA
Ever since his visits to Miami as a child, Nicolas Pollini, Berkshire Hathaway EWM’s Top Producer and an International Yacht Broker Association licensed yacht broker, has taken to the Magic City like fish takes to water. Today his growing clout as an associate with an impressive network of clients has made Pollini the “It” boy of waterfront living. Here’s how he gets down to business.
I focus on ultra-high net worth clients, most of whom are looking for a place with a dock for their yachts. Sometimes it’s the reverse. They come to me for a yacht, and I sell them on a waterfront property to go with their new purchase. Thanks to the amazing weather year-round in Miami, unlike in Europe when boating is great just during summertime, my business is built on that home-boat principle. And it is booming!
My favorite places to cruise on a yacht include Venetian Islands, Hibiscus and Palm Islands. Fisher Island is great, too. What a way to see all those amazing waterfront mansions!
ROW YOUR BOAT
Of course, one of my favorite ways to entertain clients, while showing them local waterfront lifestyle, is to take them on a yacht to places on the Miami River like Seaspice and Kiki on the River. Sure, you can get there in car, but it’s so much better by the sea.
I’m a member of Faena Rose, Casa Tua and Soho Beach House. These places provide great opportunities to network. It’s also easy to mix business with pleasure at the restaurants I frequent like MILA, Sexy Fish, Cipriani, Groot Hospitality and Major Food Group venues.
I try not to miss any of the important boat shows around the world and love the international boat shows in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach.
BEST IN SHOW
If I must pick just one area in Miami that checks all the boxes it would have to be Fisher Island. A private island, with a marina, beach, restaurants, and golf course, plus all that exclusivity. They are building new, high-end villas there now, and that’s my favorite development of the moment. And if I had to pick my favorite boat, it would have to be Lürssen yacht. Put those two together and that’s Miami living at its best.