Richman Signature Properties Announces Two Property Openings in South Florida This Fall

New amenity-rich apartment communities in Kendall and Sunrise cater to today's millennials and Gen Xers seeking flexibility that fits their lifestyles.

Miami, FL, USA -- Richman Signature Properties, a leader in luxury apartment communities, announces fall openings for two new properties that are reimagining rental living in South Florida. Azura in Kendall is set to welcome its first residents on Sept. 1, and Portico in Sunrise will open Nov. 1.

Azura by Richman Signature Properties in Miami, Fla.
Portico by Richman Signature Properties in Sunrise, Fla.
"We're confident about the growth in the South Florida market with a noticeable increase in apartment hunters choosing to rent versus buy," said Todd Fabbri, president of The Richman Group of Florida. "Today's savvy home hunter values convenience, flexibility and the freedom to display their individuality. At properties like Azura and Portico, we're revolutionizing what it means to rent with amenities that match the lifestyles of value-driven millennials and Gen Xers."

Located at 1955 NW 136th Ave. in Sunrise, the 417-unit Portico offers residents a prime suburban setting within walking distance or close proximity to several office parks, dining options, Sawgrass Mills Mall and The BB&T Center, home of the Florida Panthers and a popular venue for major concerts. The new community offers chic urban lofts, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, ranging in size from 662 to 1,430 square feet. Preferred amenities include a meditation room, on-demand fitness classes within a fully equipped fitness center, electric car charging stations, numerous courtyards, bark park, BBQ grills and fire pit, and a stunning resort-style pool deck overlooking the lakeside walking path and kayak boat launch, allowing residents to truly enjoy the outdoors.

Located at 12755 SW 136th St. in Kendall, a suburban neighborhood of Miami, the 240-unit Azura is just minutes from the Florida Turnpike and near an abundance of dining and shopping venues. Distinctive floor plans for one-, two- and three-bedroom luxury apartments range in size from 732 to 1,358 square feet. Comprised of eight, three-story buildings, Azura delivers preferred signature amenities to elevate residents' lifestyles, including a state-of-the-art fitness center with a yoga/spin studio, a fireside lounge with coffee bar, poolside cabanas, a business center and an enclosed bark park. At the center of the community, residents will find two lush courtyards and a swimming pool with a separate 6,683-square-foot, two-level clubhouse.

Richman Signature Properties builds communities in carefully chosen locations that cultivate live-work-play environments and enhance the roster of preferred amenities delivered to residents. Each community offers residents a variety of comfortable floor plans and upscale design options to accommodate residents' needs along with resort-style amenities and a resident-focused culture that encourages individuality and social connectivity.

All residents can take advantage of partnerships with like-minded lifestyle brands to help them Live Easier, Live Healthier or Live Prettier with complimentary memberships to Shipt, Fitbit fitness gear and interior design services from Laurel & Wolf.

Azura and Portico join the fast-growing upscale collection of Richman Signature Properties in Florida, which includes the following opened properties: The Sedona in Tampa's Westchase community; The Epic at Gateway Centre in St. Petersburg; and Palm Ranch in Davie. Other Richman Signature Properties slated to open this year include Grady Square in Tampa's Westshore area, Aurora in Downtown Tampa and The Parc at White Rock in Dallas. Additional upcoming communities include Infinity LoHi in Denver, Library Tower and F11 in San Diego, Sage at Cerritos in the Los Angeles area and Biscayne 27 in Miami.

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About Richman Signature Properties
With more than 30 years of experience in development, construction, asset management and property management and operations in 49 states, The Richman Group recently debuted a new division of the firm, Richman Signature Properties. With the portfolio of luxury apartment residences, they reimagine rental living with an emphasis on individuality, social connectivity, preferred signature amenities and an accommodating resident-focused culture dedicated to elevating renters' lifestyles. Richman Signature Properties currently has properties in Florida, California, Texas, and Colorado and plans to continue to grow its portfolio across the U.S. Together, The Richman Group has developed nearly 20,000 residential units and owned or asset managed over 100,000 units. For more information, visit:

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'Hail To The Victors' Taken to New Heights in a Hot Air Balloon, by University of Michigan Music Student

Stuart Carlson Performs 'Hail To The Victors' on a Violin in a Hot Air Balloon in Michigan.

Plymouth, MI, USA -- Some people will go to great lengths to demonstrate their loyalty to the University of Michigan. Recently Stuart Carlson, a University of Michigan music student took his violin on a hot air balloon flight. Yes, that's right - a hot air balloon flight.

What did he play? 'Hail To The Victors' of course! (

According to Scott Lorenz President and Chief Pilot of Westwind Balloon Co., it started when he met Stuart Carlson at Camp Dearborn in Milford, Michigan. "I met the Carlson family who scheduled a hot air balloon ride with my company. While we waited for the wind to die down I learned a little bit about my passenger, Stuart. I found out he was a concert violinist and composer and had recently performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC."

"I am glad the winds did not cooperate for our flight because when we rescheduled," said Lorenz, "I asked Stuart to bring along his violin... and he did."

The launch took place at Island Lake State Park where the State of Michigan has provided a "Balloon Port" for local balloonists to launch their balloons. Island Lake State park boasts over 4,000 acres with miles of bike paths and the Huron River running through the park.

"Nobody forgets their first balloon flight. It is truly an experience that cannot compare to anything else," says Lorenz. "The sensation of flying over trees, lakes and streams, spotting deer and other wildlife is unique and inspiring. When an activity touches someone both emotionally and on a multi-sensory level people remember it vividly. "I think this flight will be burned into the memories of all those involved, I know I won't forget it. If you really want to make a lasting impression," says Lorenz, "a hot air balloon ride over Michigan is the ultimate 'unforgettable' gift."

Flights cost $695 for a private ride which is two passengers and the pilot. All flights are pre-paid. Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover and PayPal are accepted. Gift certificates are available.

To really appreciate all the beautiful scenery Michigan has to offer, call a balloonist and schedule a flight today; the view is really better from above!

Westwind Balloon Company - Plymouth, MI, Flying Private Flights for TWO over Kensington Park, Brighton, South Lyon and Milford. 734-667-2098 | | Scott Lorenz, Pilot and Owner.

About Stuart Carlson
Stuart Carlson is a native of Dexter, Michigan and a student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. "On March 8, 1996, I was born prematurely at the University of Michigan Hospital, weighing one pound and 13 ounces. I am a surviving twin," says Carlson. "After emergency surgery, I spent 100 days in the hospital incubator with recorded music playing Beethoven, Mozart, and The Beatles," says Carlson. "In late 1999, I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Autism gives me a variety of strengths and weaknesses not typical in the average human being," added Carlson. "I love being a student at the University of Michigan and I want to say 'thank you' to all the wonderful people who have helped me along my journey through life." For more information about Stuart Carlson, visit:

About Scott Lorenz
Scott Lorenz, a commercial balloon pilot since 1982, has logged 1,650 + hours in-flight.

He has flown over Niagara Falls, The Great Wall of China, Disney World, the Olympics, Austria, Japan, Spain, Red Rock Canyon NM. He co-piloted a Guinness World Record flight to 19,000' and a 20 hour-Gas Balloon flight from MI to KY. Westwind has been featured by FOX-2 Detroit, WDIV, WJR, NPR, The Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press and Hour Detroit Magazine to name a few and was named "most creative date" by It's Just Lunch. In 2012 Westwind was named one of America's Most Romantic companies for the balloon engagement flights. Scott's Westwind Balloon Company offers unforgettable rides over Michigan's breathtaking countryside. Balloon rides make terrific gifts for Moms, Dads, Grads, the Boss and anybody who wants to enjoy life!!

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Scott Lorenz
Pilot and Owner
Westwind Balloon Company