South Florida’s Hot Housing Market Will Help Commercial Real Estate

You can’t open a newspaper these days without reading about another company that is either relocating or expanding in South Florida. From hedge funds and private equity firms to tech companies, Florida’s business friendly environment is luring people to move here. The Miami-Dade housing market has surged, with total home sales up 16.2% year-over-year in […]

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Fearless Friday

Mark Twain wrote: “There are two types of speakers: Those who get nervous and those who are liars”. I used to be petrified of public speaking. I almost turned down a remarkable leadership opportunity because of that silly fear. As soon as I was asked if I would be the Commercial President for MIAMI Realtors, […]

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Record US Retail Sales

According to economist Ted C. Jones, US retail sales and the demand for goods resulted in the freight rates for 20 foot containers from Shanghai to the US to increase approximately 125% in the past 12 months. Another economist, Elliott Eisenberg PhD, also states that retail sales are terrific and that though we are buying […]

Commercial Real Estate, Investment Real Estate, Selling, Small Business, South Miami
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Happy National Entrepreneur Day!

If you live in Florida, you live in one of the top 10 states to start a business. In WalleHub‘s Best Big Cities For Starting A Business, Miami ranked number three and, with almost 240 startups per 100,000 residents, it is the city with the most number of startups. Although not for the faint of […]

Commercial Real Estate, Investment Real Estate, Small Business
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Fearless Friday

So, now that you know about 832 Granada Groves Ct., let me introduce you to 401 A Street in Saint Augustine Beach. This is the experience where I identified my fear, labeled it completely irrational, found the help I needed to get through it, and purchased this investment property. As you will see, the jump […]

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Miami Restaurants Should Benefit From Boost in Visitors

According to economist Elliot Eisenberg, PhD, “Of the 9.9 million economy wide jobs lost, 2.1 million or 21.2% are in restaurants.” I am hoping that the jump in air travel to Florida reported on Squawk Box today helps our local restaurants during this holiday season. The temporary zoning changes allowing more outdoor dining options should […]

Commercial Real Estate, Investment Real Estate, Restaurants, Small Business
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Cauley Square: A Charming Snapshot in South Florida’s History

Built as a result of Henry Flagler’s Railroad, Cauley Square is a charming collection of small businesses. Connected by meandering walkways under a lush tree canopy, it is far from the rowdy place it was in the early 1900’s. Saved from demolition at two different times by women investors, Mary Anne Ballard in the 1970’s […]

Commercial Real Estate, Florida Life, Investment Real Estate, Restaurants, Small Business, Things To Do
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Fearless Friday

In last week’s post, I said I was going to share with you my “Aha” moment when I realized I was self sabotaging a real estate deal. However, as I sat down to write this, I realized I had to go back to 2011 and the first deal I actually did sabotage. 832 Granada Groves […]

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A Good Pandemic-Related Change

It may sound strange, but there are several things that resulted from the pandemic that I am grateful for. One of the ones that I hope will stick around is the increase in street narrowing or closing to allow for more outdoor dining. It always struck me as strange that South Florida doesn’t have a […]

Coconut Grove, Commercial Real Estate, Neighborhood News, Restaurants, Small Business
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Wild Fork Foods Continues Expansion

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I had a socially distance dinner with our neighbors on their back patio. Dinner was delicious and when I raved about the meat, they raved about Wild Fork Foods, which had recently opened their Pinecrest location. I had heard about Wild Fork before, from a foodie friend […]

Commercial Real Estate, Investment Real Estate, Pinecrest
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