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City Office at Night

Where is the South Florida Commercial Real Estate Market?
To say that there is some uncertainly in the market right now would be an understatement to say the least. Let’s take a good look at what is going on from a micro and macro perspective. From the micro perspective, ...
Sunny South Florida

What Happened to the Off-Season?
When I moved to Florida in 2001 there were very clearly two seasons. There was the “season”, which went from November to April every year without fail. During this time people from all over the country, and to some extent ...
Brazilian Businesses

50 companies From Brazil Start U.S. Operations From Pompano Beach
Sorry there was no photo online with this article. I have written a lot about the tremendous influx of internationals to Florida from countries to the South of us. This article looks at the tremendous economic impact that they bring ...
Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Looks To The Future
The Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, which brings almost the economic impact of a Super Bowl to the area each year, is giddy about the future. They have a 5 year plan where they see major area improvements bringing the ...
Hyatt Hotel South Florida

Hyatt House Hotel Coming To Boca Raton
Very exciting times in Boca Raton and all of South Florida these days! Just the other day we wrote about the prestigious Mandaran Oriental Hotel that is under construction. Today we write about yet another hotel under construction in Boca ...
Whole Foods Going Solar

Whole Foods Going Solar – Will Others Follow?
OK let’s be honest, Whole Foods is in trouble. Their stock has been sinking, competitors have multiplied and steadily and methodically chipped away at their market share. Now Whole Foods has come up with a concept (a Hail Mary attempt ...
US Yachts

U.S. Yachts to Soon Overwhelm Cuba?
As you know, I am very bullish on Florida’s prospects regarding the potential trade and tourism with Cuba. I told you that the tourism would begin with large cruise ships because Cuba doesn’t have the hotel infrastructure to handle large ...
New Condo Hotel Las Olas

New Condo-Hotel Coming to Las Olas Boulevard
When I first moved to Florida in 2001 I went to work on Las Olas Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale. My office was on the 8th floor of the Suntrust Building at 515 East Las Olas and it had partial water ...
Downtown Delray Beach Movie Theater

Downtown Delray Beach is Finally Getting A Movie Theatre
Downtown Delray Beach is a fun and exciting place. I love the restaurants there. It seems to have something for everyone: walking, entertainment, restaurants, bars, artsy shops and boutiques. But what it didn’t have was a Delray movie theater. That ...
West Palm beach City Growth Plans

West Palm Beach’s City Place Has Big Growth Plans
Jeff Greens owns most of West Palm Beach but not all of it (yet). One thing he doesn’t own is City Place, which is still trying to find itself after years of struggles. They have a revolving door of retailers ...