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Developers Are Betting On Miami Real Estate

With two new extremely large developments announced within the last couple of months, I would venture to bet that Miami-Dade County is on a rebound, though price appreciation may take a while.

Genting Malaysia Berhadresort and Swire Properties Brickell CitiCentre are sure to bring much needed amenities to the Biscayne Boulevard corridor and the area west of Brickell Avenue.

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Office Building For Sale Coral Gables, FL

This free-standing building with 14 parking space at 3860 SW 8 Street, Coral Gables is a great buy.  Located in the popular medical district of 8th Street and Ponce de Leon, it is a great buy: 6535 square feet for $1,300,000 is less than $200 per square foot.  You can’t build a new building for that price!  Hurricane shutters, elevator, open air spaces, offices, conference rooms

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Private Island For Sale, Pearl Islands, Panama

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3860 SW 8 St., Coral Gables – Free Standing Office Building For Sale

Free Standing Office Building with Parking

This updaated and well maintained office building is in the bustling medical and office district of 8th street, between Galiano and Ponce De Leon in Coral Gables.  Hurricane shutters, 14 parking spaces, an automatic gate and great location, make this an ideal building for an owner-user.  6,535 square feet at $229 per square foot.

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San Jose Island, Pearl Islands, Panama

I first visited breathtakingly beautiful San Jose Island was two years ago. After arriving at the Tocumen airport in Panama City, less than a three hour flight from Miami, I jumped on an Air Panama flight for the short 20 minute flight to the island. As we were flying over the Gulf of Panama, I was amazed that I could see schools of fish from the air.

As we circled over the island and came down the 5,000 linear feet landing strip, I had the insane notion that Tatoo was standing on the island somewhere saying “De plane, de plane!”. We were picked up and driven through beautiful jungle canopy to the boutique resort, Hacienda del Mar

I spent four days there and can’t wait to go back! It is currently for sale and would make a spectacular world-class resort destination.

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Buying Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate: Vacancy Rates Expected to Decline

According to NAR an improvement in the economy, coupled with an increase of liquidity in Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities, is projected to decrease current vacancy rates across the commercial sectors.

Although these are positive indications that the commercial sector didn’t fall as far or for as long as the residential market, it is still a buyer’s market where cash is king.

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"Economists Bullish On Miami"

In case you missed my posts on the projected economic improvement of South Florida and Miami-Dade in particular, read today’s front page Miami Herald article, Forecast calls for robust rebound in Dade.

Previous posts I have written include a lot more detail if you want to read more:

Commercial Real Estate Starting To Pick Up

Still Doubt An Economic Recovery Is Taking Place In Miami?

Miami Real Estate – If You Are Looking To Invest, Miami Is Top Choice

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Buying Commercial Real Estate Investment Real Estate

“Economists Bullish On Miami”

In case you missed my posts on the projected economic improvement of South Florida and Miami-Dade in particular, read today’s front page Miami Herald article, Forecast calls for robust rebound in Dade.

Previous posts I have written include a lot more detail if you want to read more:

Commercial Real Estate Starting To Pick Up

Still Doubt An Economic Recovery Is Taking Place In Miami?

Miami Real Estate – If You Are Looking To Invest, Miami Is Top Choice

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Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate Starting to Pick Up

The recent up-tick in consumer spending has resulted in an increase in demand for retail space.  Since the multi-family and office had been showing improvement, this is a good sign the economy is starting to pick up.

On a local level, Miami Today reported  the following increases in November:

  • Total taxable sales are up 7.5% from last year
  • Autos and accessories taxable sales are up 14.8%
  • Tourism and recreation taxable sales are up 14.2%
  • Hotel occupancy up 8.6% with daily room rates up 3.5%
  • Building investment taxable sales up 4.9%

At a commercial meeting yesterday, the main spaces people were looking for were restaurant space and shopping/retail centers.  The majority of the investors looking were from Venezuela, Argentina and Brazil.

Although our unemployment rate is high in Miami, the fact that tourism is up and investors are coming back to commercial, seems to indicate we have turned a corner.

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Still Doubt An Economic Recovery Is Taking Place In Miami?

There was so much good news about economic activity in the Miami Today, today that I had to share some of the ones that popped out at me.  In addition to the one about all of the economic growth numbers from November (see tomorrow’s post), the following things jumped out at me as a good sign that Miami, despite the economic downturn, has continued pursuing projects that focus on long term growth

I point all this out because it is easy to focus on the negatives of unemployment, short sales, and foreclosures, all of which are very real and very painful.  The fact that companies are investing here, tourists are visiting, inventories are getting absorbed, and developers are getting ready to start building again, all tell me that we are bouncing along the bottom, but the end is in sight.  Since unemployment is a lagging indicator, it will be one of the last economic indicators to pick up.  All of the items listed above will help the unemployment rate, which in turn will further help stabilize our battered housing market.