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, […]

Buying, Commercial Real Estate, Investment Real Estate, 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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Don’t Hold A Funeral For Retail Just Yet

It seems like you couldn’t open a newspaper or business journal in 2017 without the headlines screaming, “Retail Is Dead“.  There are lists of store closures for 2018 and many large retailers are on those lists.  Toys R Us, Macy’s and The Gap are just a few that are closing stores and more companies will probably be added as […]

Commercial Real Estate, Investment Real Estate
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Why Amendment 2 Matters To YOU!

Although this year’s elections aren’t until November and every one is pretty tired of politics, I have to take this opportunity before all of the other campaigning starts to talk about Amendment 2 and why it matters to you. Amendment 2 is not a tax cut, it would make a current 10% cap on non-homesteaded […]

Buying, Commercial Real Estate, Selling
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Should Port Miami Keep Their Cranes Or Make Them Flamingos?

Port Miami is the world’s busiest cruise port, surpassing 5.3 million passengers in fiscal year 2016-2017, and a major cargo port.  As such, the port has 260 foot gantry cranes to load and unload ships.  I see the cranes towering over Government Cut every time I drive to and from Miami Beach.  In his book All About Them, branding […]

Florida Life
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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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Signing New Commercial Leases in 2018? Remember To Drop The Sales Tax To 5.8%

If you are a landlord signing new leases in 2018, remember that the state sales tax on commercial leases has dropped from 6% to 5.8%.  As a result, the sales tax rate in Miami-Dade County will drop to 6.8% and in Broward it will drop to 5.8%.  Although the drop in rate may not sound […]

Commercial Real Estate, Investment Real Estate
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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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