The Underline’s Brickell Backyard Is Under Construction

I drove by  The Underline’s Brickell Backyard, the first phase of  9 phases, and am excited to see that construction has started.   This ambitious project will  convert 10 miles and 120 acres of unused space under the existing MetroRail into a vibrant linear park.  In the process, it will transform the real estate along the […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Commercial Real Estate, Florida Life, Investment Real Estate, Neighborhood News
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6 Florida Laws That Go Into Effect Will Impact Commercial Real Estate

Part of what I do every year is travel to Tallahassee and Washington D.C. to lobby for private property rights and issues that affect commercial real estate.  This year, we had a lot of wins, especially at the state level, with Governor DeSantis signing several bills we supported into law in the last month.  These […]

Commercial Real Estate, Florida Life
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Have A Warehouse You Want to Sell?

If you do, congratulations!  Warehouse is currently the most sought after asset class in South Florida.  So many of the older warehouse areas, such as Wynwood, have been re-imagined into vibrant neighborhoods and the warehouses have been replaced with new offices, condos, and retail space.  In an area where PortMiami and Miami International Airport are top international […]

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MIAMI Realtors and FIABCI Arabic Countries Sign Collaboration Agreement

Today, several MIAMI Realtor Board members were present for the visit of Walid Moussa, who is FIABCI Arabic Countries President and FIABCI World President Elect.  The MIAMI Association of REALTORS signed an international collaboration agreement with FIABCI Arabic Countries to promote Miami as a place to do business and create opportunities to work together to […]

Commercial Real Estate, Investment Real Estate, Selling
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Commercial Real Estate Insights From NAR Convention in Boston

NAR’s annual conference was held in Boston earlier this week, and there were several takeaways for those of us who buy, sell and own commercial real estate.  Like the light shining forth to the Prudential building pictured above, Florida’s economy is strong and the future for bright.  Florida was the top state in the country […]

Commercial Real Estate
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Commercial Real Estate Challenges Of Medical Marijuana

Today, Canada becomes the first G7 Country to fully legalize marijuana.  Canada had already legalized medical marijuana in 2001 and the law to legalize recreational marijuana, which was passed in June of this year, goes into effect today. Although Florida and several other states have legalized medicinal use of marijuana, and nine states plus Washington […]

Commercial Real Estate, Investment Real Estate
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Retailers Can Learn From RH’s Efforts To Revolutionize Physical Stores

  I just received my copy of RH’s catalogue and immediately loved the building pictured on the front.  I liked RH as a brand even more when I opened the front cover and read CEO Gary Friedman’s piece, The Death of Retail Is Overrated.  In it, he states that “…most retail stores are archaic, windowless […]

Commercial Real Estate
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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 […]

Commercial Real Estate, Selling
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