RoboVault’s former president buys company’s fine arts division
The thriving art services division of the once-troubled RoboVault storage business in Fort Lauderdale has been purchased by former RoboVault President Susan McGregor for an undisclosed price.
Launched as Bellissima Luxury & Fine Art Services, it will continue to operate out of RoboVault, a high-tech, climate-controlled storage complex at 3340 SE Sixth Ave., and cater to private estates, yachts, offices, museums and galleries.
“There is just a tremendous opportunity. The fine arts business was growing much faster than the self-storage, and it was also the part I loved the most,” said McGregor, who was president and general manager of RoboVault since 2013. Before that, she had been a BankAtlantic and BBX Capital human resources executive.
McGregor was put in charge of RoboVault after it was acquired out of bankruptcy by BankAtlantic’s holding company BFC Financial, now the parent company of BBX Capital. During her tenure, RoboVault’s revenues increased by 80 percent, McGregor said.
What yacht crew should know about caring for art on yachts. Q&A with Bellissima Luxury & Fine Art Services.
Q. Art is a huge part of the personalization of a yacht, from paintings to sculptures to the furniture and even the carpet. What one or two key things should crew know about the “art” onboard a yacht? A. We use the phrase “care, custody and control” a lot. With that in mind, the most […]
Moving Into a New Condominium 1. Plan Ahead Create a Move-In Timeline. This should include things such as deliveries of new appliances, furniture, art installation, etc. Make a floor plan of where your larger belongings are going to be placed, including furniture, electronics, and art! 2. Get Familiar with the Logistics Is there parking for […]
Provenance: What It Is and Why It Matters. From the French word, provenir, meaning “to come from,” provenance is the chronology of the ownership, custody, or location of an object. Provenance is the documentation used to authenticate a particular art piece. These documents are used in general to establish authenticity, ownership, and value. In addition, provenance documentation can […]
Hello Everyone - greetings from Bangkok, where the art shipment has just been delivered! Thank you all for making this happen with such a smooth, well planned and high-quality operation. From beginning to end you provided the greatest benefit any service can...
We have been working closely with Susan and her team at Bellissima since 2017 and I must say we have had a fantastic experience. Very professional outfit and very easy to deal with. We have stored some pieces of art with quite...
I used Bellissima to pack, store and move our artwork, lamps and collectibles. I had heard they were great from other customers, but they were more than "great", they were wonderful. They are careful, responsive, dedicated and professional. I would highly, highly...