Live. Work. Play. Repeat in Sunset Harbour District of Miami Beach

  I love the Sunset Harbor area of Miami Beach.  It is a non-touristy part of Miami Beach, right before you get on the Venetian Causeway.  I have been going there for years, when it was just a bunch of auto repair warehouses with a great Italian restaurant, Sardinia.  Then came Scott Robins with his […]

Commercial Real Estate, Luxury Real Estate, Marinas, Yacht Clubs and other Boating Information, Miami Beach, Neighborhood News, Restaurants, Selling
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If You Love Downtown Coconut Grove, Thank the Commercial Property Owners

  Coconut Grove has been experiencing yet another revitalization.  It has been through at least three cycles of boom to gloom since I moved here in the early 1990’s but, thanks to the commercial property owners, who formed the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District and agreed to tax themselves, this boom feels different.  Why?  Because […]

Coconut Grove, Commercial Real Estate, Florida Life, Investment Real Estate, Luxury Real Estate, Neighborhood News, Selling, Things To Do
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5 Reasons To Visit The Miami Design District

If you haven’t been to the Miami Design District lately and still need a 2018 New Year’s resolution, here is an easy one.  Go visit the Miami Design District.  It is so Miami!  In case you need more reasons than that, here are 5: Interesting architecture – Okay, between Miami Beach’s art deco district and an […]

Commercial Real Estate, Florida Life, Investment Real Estate, Luxury Real Estate, Miami Design District, Neighborhood News, Things To Do
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Happy National Mango Day!

Mangos, delicious as they are or mixed in drinks, salsas, breads, desserts, or just about anything else you can dream up, are also extremely healthy.  Driving around the Villages of Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay, you will see mango stands manned by hot, summering students eager to earn extra money or unmanned stands that work on […]

Florida Life, Neighborhood News, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest
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Whisk Gourmet Food & Catering Has All The Ingredients To Attract Millennials & Boomers Alike

  In a recent post about restaurants driving retail traffic, I listed restaurants that have been added to malls and downtowns.  Today’s blog is about one of my favorite local South Miami restaurants, Whisk Gourmet Food + Catering.  A recent blog in OpenTable,  Millennial Dining: How the Share Generation Is Shaping the Restaurant Experience, discusses several […]

Restaurants, South Miami
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Self-Contained Amenities and Neighborhood Key in The Conrad Brickell Hotel Sale

Though the pace of commercial real estate transactions in South Florida has slowed down a bit, Miami continues to rack up big sales with the recent purchase of The Conrad Brickell Hotel for $72 million by Mast Capital and Angelo, Gordon and Company.  The 203-room hotel will be managed by HEI Hotels & Resorts, it’s first […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Commercial Real Estate, Investment Real Estate, Neighborhood News, Selling
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Thank You For Being Late Is A Must Read

    I just finished reading Thank You For Being Late by Thomas L. Friedman and think it is a must read for every politician, business leader, employee, employer…basically every one who needs to understand what is going on in the world today.  A timely read, it definitely is not a book to speed read […]

Environmental, Florida Life, Hurricanes, Pinecrest
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Collaboration Is Key In Commercial Real Estate

I just completed another successful lease transaction with Andrew Trench and Ryan Holtzman of Cushman and Wakefield.  It is the second office lease we have done together and they are wonderful to work with.  In addition to being the consummate professionals you would expect when dealing with Cushman, they are extremely responsive and readily available.    […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Commercial Real Estate
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Restaurants Important In Driving Retail Traffic

  Food has always been important in retail centers; all you need to do is check out the food court at any major mall to see how much space is devoted to food.  Increasingly, more formal sit-down restaurants are what is needed to drive traffic to malls, strip centers, or downtowns.  Dadeland Mall added many dining […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Commercial Real Estate, Restaurants, South Miami
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3 Projects That Will Improve Miami

  A couple of days ago a wrote about what South Florida will look like in 2070 if we continue developing the way we are.  The state of Florida is growing by 1,000 people per day, making traffic unbearable and threatening our quality of life.  Luckily, there are many projects going on in South Florida […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Florida Life, South Miami
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