Florida surpasses N.Y. as nation’s third most populous state

Miami Herald, December 23, 2014 By David Smiley Credit the weather. Blame the New Yorkers. Whatever your perspective, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Tuesday what many believed to be inevitable: Florida approached 20 million residents this year and surpassed the Empire State as the nation’s third most populous state. The agency reported that an average […]

Is Zillow a Threat to Real Estate Agents? Some Say Yes

Daily Business Review, October 30, 2014 By Samantha Joseph A robotic hand encloses a human one on the cover of the Miami Association of Realtors’ October newsletter. The topic is new technology and listing portals, and whether they threaten the human side of the business—the real estate professionals who rely on face-to-face contact to close deals. […]

Floating homes may be answer to rising seas. Dutch team to build 30 floating islands.

TheMiamiHerald.com, August 23, 2014 By Jenny Staletovich Maule Lake has been many things over the years: industrial rock pit, aquatic racetrack, American Riviera. Now it is being pitched as something else entirely: a glitzy solution to South Florida’s rising seas. In the land of boom and bust where no real estate proposition seems too outlandish […]

Jumbo’s, pioneer Liberty City eatery, closes its doors

MiamiHerald.com, July 22, 2014 BY ANDRE C. FERNANDEZ Bobby Flam doesn’t spend Tuesday afternoon packing boxes or stripping bare the walls of his beloved restaurant. Doesn’t have the time. “You want the shrimp or chicken?” Flam asks a longtime customer as he spouts different combinations of the two most popular items on the menu at […]

EB-5 designation could spur foreign investment boom in Miami

TheRealDeal.com, June 10, 2014 By Andy Kent Foreign investors now have an added incentive to pursue commercial real estate projects in Miami —a visa program that can lead to permanent residency in the U.S. Though the program itself has been around since 1990, the federal government’s recent announcement designating Miami as an EB-5 Regional Center for Foreign […]