5 Ways Retailers Can Engage Consumers At Brick and Mortar Stores

  Make it easy for consumers to find what they are looking for. In a recent blog Is Veganism Going Mainstream, I discussed how Marshalls was making it easier for vegan shoppers to identify purses that coincide with the shopper’s values.  In addition to Marshalls highlighting vegan purses, Whole Foods also makes it easy for […]

Coconut Grove, Commercial Real Estate, Coral Gables, Florida Life, Luxury Real Estate, Miami Design District, Neighborhood News, Selling, South Miami
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Something’s Gotta Give

Remember the movie Something’s Gotta Give starring Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton and Keanu Reeves?  Well this is nothing about that movie other than I thought of the title today while out on my morning run.  It does have to do with Labor Day, however. Although I normally run shorter routes during weekdays, I decided I […]

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Miami’s Vegan Restaurant Scene Has Exploded!

  As predicted by Baum+Whiteman, experts at creating destination-dining attractions, 2018 has been the year for plant-based dining and Miami is no exception.  Ranked number nine on PETA’s 2018 Top Ten Vegan Cities, Miami has a diversity of vegan restaurants. In addition to the more informal dining options such as Choices, Eden and Eden, and […]

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What Happening in Miami-Dade Multi-Family Market? Sales Rise In Second Quarter

  As reported in Vizzda’s Quarterly Report For South Florida Commercial Real Estate, the total dollar amount of multi-family sales in Miami-Dade County rose to $232,943,000 in the second quarter of 2018, up from $196,115,503 in the first quarter.  This is approximately half of the $462,372,302 worth of sales in the second quarter of 2017. […]

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Is South Florida Real Estate Still Affordable?

Affordability has become a real estate hot topic over the last several years and is going to continue to be one for at least the next 5 years.  As both millennials and baby boomers age, their demand on residential and commercial real estate are driving up prices at a time when incomes are close to […]

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Commercial Construction Going Strong on Miami Beach

Commercial real estate is booming in South Beach.  In addition to the recently completed Marriott Residence Inn on 17th Street near West Ave., the  Finvarb Group is building what will be a Kobi Karp designed Kimpton Palomar Hotel, right at the cross roads of Alton Road and Dade Boulevard, at the entrance to the hot Sunset Harbour District.   Just across […]

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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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Is TAMI Coming To A Town Near You?

All of the large tech companies appear to be on a buying spree. Google’s $2.4 billion purchase of the Chelsea Market Place building shows how insatiable these large companies can be. Loaded with cash and apparently feeling bullish about how recent tax reform will affect them, they are on a purchasing and/or expansion binge.  This […]

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Florida Is The Top Destination For Foreign Buyers

In  a sign of Florida’s continued attraction as a place to visit, live, work and invest, the National and Miami Association of Realtors 2017 Profile of International Activity states that foreign buyers purchased $153 billion of residential properties last year, approximately $50 billion more than in 2016.  Though purchases were made throughout the U.S., Florida, […]

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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 […]

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