Keyes Commercial Leads Full Year 2016 Miami-Dade MLS Ranking

Keyes Commercial Realty Leading Market Share ChartContact James Hawkins

In the  twelve months ending December 31, 2016, The Keyes Company Commercial Division, commonly referred to as Keyes Commercial Realty, once again dominated the Miami MLS market share broker rankings for number of sales transactions of commercial improved properties within Miami-Dade County.  The firm’s impressive 28.6% share among the top 10 brokers of such properties was more than three times that of its nearest competitor and greater than the total share of the next three highest combined.

The Keyes Company has dominated such rankings in every year since at least 2006, which is as far back as the MLS reports are available.  The firm also ranked #1 in sales transactions of commercial land (commercial/agricultural/industrial/business land),  and was #1 combined (commercial improved and land).

View a full size chart and a link to the PDF here.

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January 12, 2017

Video: ICSC VP Stephanie Cegielski Provides Holiday Shopping Forecast

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  • Forecasting 3.8% year over year growth in holiday sales this season across all mediums, i.e. both online and brick and mortar
  • 96% of Consumers will make use of brick and mortar retail during season
  • Consumers are confident and comfortable this year, more than last
  • Apparel, toys, electronics are most in demand

Interestingly, when asked about brick and mortar retail sales, instead of making a projection, she – politician style – answered a different question about what percentage of consumers will shop at brick and mortar stores. Thus, the most pressing question about retail, and thus retail properties, she seemingly avoided, noticeably so. Hmm. I wonder why this might be. I wonder…

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Miami Commercial Real Estate News October 18, 2017: Wynwood Site Listed for $45 Million; Micro Apartments Coming to Doral; More…

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October 18, 2017

Video: Barbara Denham, Economist at Reis, Submits Office Property Investment Forecast

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October 12, 2017

READY Video: Can it Make Sense to Not Have Positive Leverage in a Commercial Real Estate Acquisition?

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October 11, 2017

Video: CFMA CEO Stuart Binstock on Impact or 2017 Hurricanes on the Construction Industry

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October 11, 2017

Video: SiteREADY SVP Dylan McCrory on Improving Office Productivity Using Technology

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October 11, 2017

Video: Would a Seller Want or Not Want Off-Market Bidders?

The host of The Commercial Real Estate Show, Michael Bull, answers the question of whether a seller of a commercial property would or would not want multiple bidders when selling a property. The answer seems obvious, and in fact is. More bidders means more demand which means a better price. What Michael is really doing here is discussing the wisdom, or more aptly the lack of wisdom, of selling a property off-market.

I would diverge from this opinion, however. Owners have good reasons to sell off-market. Sometimes they don’t want to spook tenants or – where owner occupied – employees and customers. These are difficult reasons to debate, although the potential negatives are likely less than believed, particularly if one manages the message. There are other reasons as well, a desire for privacy and lack of belief that the selling process benefits them.

This last belief, that the public selling process doesn’t benefit a seller, is simply wrong, which is what I think Michael is getting at. I am contacted all the time by buyers looking for off-market properties. I’ve yet to have one ask me if I know of off-market properties for which they can pay above market price. In fact, I’d submit they are almost always – OK always – looking for below market pricing.

Allow me to provide a painful example. I came across a property not too far from my office that an owner was willing to sell for just over $2 million. This was exciting to me, as his expectation was seemingly lower than the market could bear. We were going to meet, then he cancelled. In subsequent calls, he increasingly blew me off, each time with an increasingly dismissive know-better-than-you attitude. Eventually, he told me that the property was under contract for just over $2 million in an off-market transaction involving a competing broker. Less than a year later that property was for offered for sale by the new owner for nearly double the price. Personally, I thought the property could sell for more than $3 million, and would guess that is what the new owner will garner for it.

It was never clear to me why this owner wanted to be so private with his sale. I sensed that he was confident he knew what he was doing when in fact he didn’t. He’s no dummy, in fact quite the opposite, but intelligence breeds confidence which breeds complacency.

Real estate seems so sensible, “one can touch it for God’s sake.” In truth, real estate, particularly commercial real estate, is akin to a bond with an associated derivatives package causing changes in interest rate expectations, economic expectations, commerce trends, etc. to affect the underlying fixed income instrument. I see it all the time.

All this being said, the ultimate decision is the owner’s, thus that is all that matters. If an owner demands an off-market sale, I’ll not argue it for long, as I’ll argue myself out of the deal, “all hat no cattle” style (pardon the flashing of my Midwestern upbringing credentials). That would be like a politician campaigning on principles, which results in lots of principal, no office.

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October 11, 2017

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October 11, 2017

Miami Commercial Real Estate News October 11, 2017: 73-Story Tower, 43-Story Sleek Hotel Proposed for Downtown Miami; One Park Square Sells for $96 Million; More…

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Brian Bailey, Subject Matter Expert with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, appears on The Commercial Real Estate Show to discuss the Federal Reserve’s view on potential 1031 tax reform and banking regulations.

Don’t Get Too Comfortable at That Desk ~ NYT on Emerging Trends in Office Space

First there were individual offices. Then cubicles and open floor plans. Now, there is a “palette of places.” New office designs are coming to a workplace near you, with layouts meant to cater to the variety of tasks required of modern white-collar workers. Put another way, it means people don’t sit in just one place. It’s partly a backlash against the one-size-fits-all mind-set, not to mention the corporate…

Video: Plum Lending CEO Bill Fisher on Technology and Big Data Benefiting CRE Financing

Bill Fisher, Founder and CEO at PLUM Lending, appears on The Commercial Real Estate Show to talk about the utilization of technology and data to power one’s business and make better financing decisions. Also discussed are the rapid changes in technology in the commercial real estate industry.

Video: Brian Bailey of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta on Where We are in the Cycle

Brian Bailey, Subject Matter Expert with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, joins host Michael Bull to discuss where we are in the cycle. Highlights include: Have seen nothing but solid job growth for last 4 years; Unemployment has come down significantly; This is the third longest expansion since 1945; Modest growth looks in the cards for foreseeable future; Dark clouds include net loan demand softening…

Micro-Units Are A Big Deal

In 1963, Walt Disney approached two of his staff songwriters, the Sherman Brothers, to come up with a catchy tune for the UNICEF exhibition in the upcoming New York World’s Fair. The result was “It’s A Small World (After All).” Little did Mr. Disney know that his song could easily be the soundtrack for today’s boom in tiny living. Americans these days are obsessed with simplifying their lives. Television…

Current Opportunities For Investors In U.S. Commercial Real Estate Debt Investing

The commercial real estate market has undergone a significant recovery since the global financial crisis of 2008-2009. However, not all segments of the market have participated equally in the recovery – including within the CRE debt market. In the following interview, portfolio managers Devin Chen and Jeffrey Thompson discuss the state of the market, including…

Office building in Miami area purchased for $96 million

Commercial real estate offers many exciting opportunities for many business and companies to grow and expand which is why it is helpful for them to understand the legal process surrounding commercial real estate transactions. A company recently purchase a class A office building in the Miami area for $96 million. It is the most expensive recorded office sale in the community just about a half an hour from…

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October 11, 2017

Video: Reis Economist Barbara Denham Reviews Office Property Performance

Barbara Denham, Economist at Reis, appears on The Commercial Real Estate Show to review office market performance and variables that may be affecting it, including differences in suburban versus urban office space performance. Highlights include:

  • Vacancy rate was flat at 16.1% for Q3, also unchanged for year
  • Rent grow 0.3% in Q3, 1.4% year over year
  • flat vac rate and rent growth
  • odd given how deep we are in this cycle
  • Similar vacancy trends in class A and B office space
  • In height of 2003 to 2007 expansion vacancy rates dropped to 12.3% as opposed to stalling today at 16% or so
  • Vacancy rate unchanged for 7 quarters in a row
  • Seeing big gap between good and bad markets
  • Gap in performance anticipated to widen
  • Expect rent growth of 2 to 2.5% in next year
  • Suburban markets have rebounded, now doing about as well as central business district markets
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October 5, 2017

Miami Commercial Real Estate News October 4, 2017: Israeli Firm Buys Office Building Near MIA; Culinary Pop-Up Coming to Miami River; More…

Israeli investment firm buys office building near Miami International Airport

An Israeli investment firm just paid $10.9 million for an office building near Miami International Airport, according to a release. Netz U.S.A. LLC bought the 82,763-square-foot building from Montreal, Canada-based entity TMSA Altis 5040 LLC. The nine-story building, 50Forty on 7th, at 5040 Northwest 7th Street, traded for about $132 per square foot. Records show the seller bought the property out of…

Developers plan culinary pop-up along Miami River

At a bend in the Miami River, just a few blocks from downtown, developers plan to open a culinary pop-up venue next month. They say it will be a taste of what’s to eventually rise at the site, a mixed-use food and entertainment destination known as Riverside Wharf. The overall project earned the approval of City of Miami voters in March 2016, a referendum triggered by the city code and charter requiring…

New affordable housing is coming to the West Grove

New affordable housing is coming to the West Grove, after a major public-private partnership gained final approval from Miami city commissioners. Miami-Dade County is a partner with Platform 3750 LLC, which plans to build the mixed-use project on 2.1-acres at 3750 S Dixie Highway (US 1). The project will bring stores, offices and apartments to the neighborhood, and intends to take advantage of its…

Developers Want to Put Two Massive LED Screens on Miami Beach Building

Plenty of South Florida walls are covered with eye-catching murals, but the developers behind one Miami Beach project have another idea for filling the blank space: ginormous LED screens — one of them nearly 91 feet wide and 38 feet tall. The two screens proposed for “1212 Lincoln Road,” a Crescent Heights mixed-use development that will span a block of Alton Road from 16th Street to Lincoln Road, would…

PortMiami’s Container Cargo Traffic Increases Over 18 Percent Since Last Year

The Port said the growth in cargo is due to the $1.3 billion of infrastructure investments that include dredging the shipping channel and adding four super post-Panamax cranes, allowing the port to service larger cargo ships.

County asked to restrict Port of Miami developments

Miami-Dade Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, who for years has sought to limit development at the Port of Miami to port-related projects, this week asked fellow commissions to make that aim county policy. The resolution would direct the administration to update the port’s 2035 master plan and develop “the Port of Miami 2040 Master Plan” to conform to her proposed policy that all future port development…

Irma blows project to reshape Coconut Grove waterfront off course

A multi-million-dollar project to reshape the Coconut Grove waterfront into a mixed-used development called The Harbor was scheduled to demolish the aging and now-defunct Chart House restaurant Sept. 11. The only problem was that Hurricane Irma hit Miami on the same day. The Grove Bay Hospitality Group had plans to start construction on the waterfront once demolition finished, but with the…

Developers Plan Mixed-Use Project “Eden” In Miami’s Little River

Developers Stambul, Miami Real Exposure and P & K Developments are bringing a 42,000-square-foot, mixed-use development called Eden to Miami’s Little River neighborhood. Records show Miami-based companies 8045 NE 1 Avenue Properties and 79th Street Development bought the two parcel site at 237 and 235 Northeast 79th Street in May for $2.6 million. The entities share a 50 percent…

Miracle Mile upgrade ‘on target and on schedule’

One day after Hurricane Irma tore through Miami, workers were back on the job of renovating the north side of Miracle Mile, said Javier Betancourt, director of the Coral Gables Economic Development Department. “There was very little down time, because they did such a great job of prepping the site” in advance of the storm, he said. “The project is on target and on schedule.” The south side of Miracle…

Forecast: South Florida Apartment Demand Will Slow (For Now)

It has been the proverbial Energizer Bunny of the post-recession real estate market. Boom, boom, boom goes the steady drumbeat of new rental apartments coming up across South Florida for the past seven years. You can hardly traverse downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Boca Raton these days without running into a construction snarl or towering crane resulting from the multifamily boom. But the sun…

‘There’s Still A Lot of Money Around’: CRE Pros On The State of The Market In Miami

Following weeks of nonstop news coverage about hurricanes, real estate professionals were understandably concerned that investors might shift their sights away from Florida and its severe weather events. But the experts who spoke about capital markets and foreign investment during Bisnow’s Miami State of the Market event Tuesday agreed: the impact was almost nil. Bisnow: Deirdra Funcheon…

New Miami Beach development by Lincoln Road requests design changes

The mixed-use Miami Beach project that was already approved for 1212 Lincoln Road is requesting modifications to their initial plan, per The Next Miami, which also reports the Netherlands-based Citizen M hotel chain has signed on to operate the hotel portion. The original plan called for 100 boutique hotel rooms, a European-style market, and 450 parking spots. However, developer Crescent Heights is now…

Time Out Market Miami unveils renderings and its first restaurants

An open food hall concept is headed toward South Beach Time Out Market Miami, which received approval in March, has released a batch of renderings and unveiled its first seven culinary concepts as it prepares for a 2018 opening. Headed near Lincoln Road at 1601 Drexel Avenue, the upcoming food hall will include restaurants KUSH, Coyo Taco, Jugofresh, Paradigm Kitchen, and BUHT-ER, per a press…

Join Corcoran Sunshine, the US Immigration Fund, Lennar and other top firms in Shanghai

Every year more than 3,000 Chinese institutional and direct investors in U.S. real estate join The Real Deal for three days of networking, break-out sessions and panels. It’s the biggest event of its kind and draws top U.S. real estate players and their counterparts in China. See some of the coverage of our event last November here.

Balfour Beatty wins $260 million contract in Miami

Balfour Beatty PLC (BBY.LN) has been awarded a $260 million contract to build commercial and residential property in Miami, Florida, it said Wednesday. The infrastructure company said it will build the River Landing Shops and Residences project for H&R REIT (HR.UN.T) and Urbanx Co., in association with real-estate developer Matthews Southwest. The project consists of 2 million square feet of retail and…

Stricter Building Codes Saved Florida’s Commercial Buildings from Irma’s Wrath

A little over two weeks after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, it’s business as usual for commercial real estate brokers on the ground. “We had downed trees and inconvenient electrical outages, but other than some roof damage, it turned out to be pretty much a non-event on the commercial side,” says John Dunphy, senior vice president in the Tampa office of real estate services firm JLL. “

The making of South Florida developer Masoud Shojaee’s empire

From the fall issue: It may be hard to believe that the man who today oversees a vast empire of real estate development in South Florida, who relishes the riches of his success — driving a Rolls-Royce Wraith and sporting the latest fashions from Bijan and Dior — was once a frightened 18-year-old, completely alone in the U.S. as a freshman at the University of Miami, in exile from his home country, where…

A Sharp Lawyer, Gobs Of Insurance And Strategic Site Selection: How To Insulate Properties From Future Storms

South Floridians will never escape hurricanes entirely, but they can take steps to brace themselves against the risk. In conversations with Bisnow, several real estate professionals offered tips on how to best insulate projects from big storms. The magic formula? An ultra-sharp lawyer, loads of insurance and impeccable site selection. Marcus & Millichap Senior Managing Director for Investments Alex Zylberglait…

Is Rupert Murdoch the one person who can pose a threat to Zillow?

Rupert Murdoch, the hard-boiled executive chairman of News. Corp., is using Realtor.com to drive advertising dollars to the company.
From the New York October issue: “What the hell does Zillow mean?” It was 2015, and the bull-headed media mogul Rupert Murdoch was speaking at a gathering of 4,000 real estate agents in Midtown Manhattan. “We know what ‘realtor’ means,” he said. Murdoch had made…

Hotel operator buys Perricone’s Marketplace & Café site in Brickell

Steven J. Perricone just sold his Perricone’s Marketplace & Café site in Brickell to a hotel operator for $16.2 million, property records show. Marketplace Investment Group, headed by Perricone, sold the 10,965-square-foot site at 15 Southeast 10th Street and 955 South Miami Avenue to citizenM Hotels for about $1,475 per square foot. The trade is part of a sale-leaseback agreement with the hotel…

Jeff Gural steps down as chairman of Newmark Knight Frank

Jeff Gural is stepping down as chairman of Newmark Knight Frank as the company readies for its initial public offering. The move is part of a larger effort by the Gural family to differentiate its business from the commercial real estate firm. The family’s firm, Newmark Holdings, is changing its name to GFP Real Estate to eliminate confusion between the company and its affiliate, Newmark Knight Frank, the company…

TH Real Estate Targets $400 Million in Value-Add Properties

After raising $245 million equity from investors from three large U.S. state pension plans that are repeat CASA Funds investors and a German pension fund, TH Real Estate has closed CASA Partners VII, the seventh in a series of multifamily funds. With leverage, the equity commitments will allow the fund to target a portfolio of approximately $400 million. The fund is focused primarily on U.S. value-add…

CoStar Market Insights: South Florida Checks Many Items on Amazon’s HQ2 Wishlist

Amazon’s announcement that it is accepting proposals for the site of its second headquarters has cities across the country scrambling to prepare bids to win over the Seattle-based company. South Florida is no exception, and The Miami-Dade Beacon Council has already announced that it is writing a proposal to outline the advantages that Miami could bring for Amazon…

Video: Brian Bailey Shares Federal Reserve’s View on Impact of Changing 1031 and Banking Regulations

Brian Bailey, Subject Matter Expert with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, appears on The Commercial Real Estate Show to discuss the Federal Reserve’s view on potential 1031 tax reform and banking regulations.

Video: Plum Lending CEO Bill Fisher on Technology and Big Data Benefiting CRE Financing

Bill Fisher, Founder and CEO at PLUM Lending, appears on The Commercial Real Estate Show to talk about the utilization of technology and data to power one’s business and make better financing decisions. Also discussed are the rapid changes in technology in the commercial real estate industry.

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October 4, 2017

Video: Jim Costello of Real Capital Analytics on Business Cycle, Interest Rates Impact on Retail Real Estate

Jim Costello, Senior Vice President at Real Capital Analytics, joins The Commercial Real Estate Show to discuss where we are in the cycle of retail real estate, tax reform impacts on retail properties, rising interest rates and cap rates.

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October 2, 2017

Video: Jim Costello of Real Capital Analytics on Medical Office Property Cap Rate Trends

Jim Costello, Senior Vice President at Real Capital Analytics, comes on The Commercial Real Estate Show to discuss opportunities in medical properties, medical real estate cap rate trends, and healthcare property investment properties.

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October 2, 2017

Video: Jim Costello of Real Capital Analytics on Retail Property Cap Rates, Opportunities

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October 2, 2017

Video: Brian Bailey Shares Federal Reserve’s View on Impact of Changing 1031 and Banking Regulations

Brian Bailey, Subject Matter Expert with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, appears on The Commercial Real Estate Show to discuss the Federal Reserve’s view on potential 1031 tax reform and banking regulations.

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September 27, 2017

Miami Commercial Real Estate News September 27, 2017: Walmart Anchored Center Hits Market; Downtown Doral Bids for Amazon HQ2; More…

Walmart-anchored center in Miami Gardens hits the market at $12.5 milliont

A Walmart-anchored shopping center in Miami Gardens just hit the market for $12.5 million, according to a press release. The 62,500-square-foot shopping plaza at 3791 Northwest 167th Street is asking about $200 per square foot. Records show North Miami Beach-based Macken Companies bought the 7-acre Palmetto Design Center in 2003 for $1.5 million. Monte Greenberg, of Macken’s in-house…

Codina’s Downtown Doral enters the race for Amazon’s second HQ

Developer Armando Codina is entering the bidding for Amazon’s second headquarters. Codina says Codina Partners’ Downtown Doral site checks off Amazon’s boxes – proximity to a major airport, population size, and more – for the $5 billion investment. It will be one of the sites the city is proposing in its bid for the Amazon project. “This is the mother of all [headquarters] searches,” Codina said. The Miami…

Hurricane Spooked Some Investors Away From Florida

Turnberry Associates CEO Jeff Soffer went on CNBC to say real estate prices would not be affected long term, and other developers told The Real Deal that they were mostly dealing with temporary landscaping issues and power outages. But Franklin Street Director of Multifamily Investment Sales Hernando Perez said that he has fielded calls from multiple clients who no longer want to deal with the…

SoLeMia Miami secures $101M in financing

Oleta Partners LLC, comprised of LeFrak and Turnberry Associates, has secured a $101 million HUD-insured loan from Wells Fargo for the development of two luxury apartment towers, which will form part of the initial phase of SoLēMia Miami, a 183-acre master-planned community in North Miami. Located east of Biscayne Boulevard and just south of Aventura, the first phase encompasses nearly 400…

Smart Brickell Condo-Hotel is 35% sold and plans to break ground in April

Smart Brickell, a condo-hotel project that’s expected to break ground on its initial phase in west Brickell in Spring 2018, is 35 percent sold in the first tower and the second tower is expected to launch sales in the first quarter of 2018. Karen Elmir’s team at Cervera Real Estate was selected by Habitat Development to handle sales and marketing. Targeting completion in 2020, the $120 million mixed-use project…

Dissecting the Deal: Securing $46.3M for Fractured Miami Condo Acquisition

When a sponsor sought a $46.3 million bridge loan for a property he didn’t fully control, it was clear that obtaining financing would be tricky. So he called Drew Anderman and his team at Meridian Capital, knowing that their financing expertise would lead to a solution. During his 20-year career in commercial real estate financing, Anderman has proven to be one of the most successful dealmakers…

Bid for new Amazon headquarters a winner even if we lose

Tri-county economic development chiefs, adhering to Amazon’s rule of just one bid from any region, are wise in jointly pitching the expanding giant on a headquarters site. Multiple bids would doom all three counties. Even united, it’s a hard battle with more than 100 bidders from across North American, some of whom will give away the store. We surely won’t. In eight detailed pages, Amazon gave…

Swire lease cement police office in Brickell City Centre

Miami police will have an office in Brickell City Centre now that city commissioners have approved a lease with the management company of the vast development. Swire Properties is developing the multi-block project and last year opened phase one, which includes residential towers, offices, hotel rooms and a 500,000-square-foot shopping center. The resolution approved Sept. 19 authorizes the city…

What’s Really Driving Miami’s Industrial Property Boom?

Much the same way Miami has gained prominence from a cultural, culinary, and tourism standpoint, the city has become a hotbed for industrial investment activity. The industrial real estate sector is now considered a top-tier US market, alongside markets such as Los Angeles, New York-New Jersey, Chicago, Atlanta and Northern California. Occupancy rate reached 96% in Miami-Dade in 2016…

Terra Group Buys Doral Parcel For $12.5M, Retail And Restaurant Center Planned

Terra Group just paid $12.5 million for a Doral parcel with plans to build a retail and restaurant center there. Doral Court Development, an affiliate of Miami-based Banyan Street, sold the 3.86-acre parking lot at the southeast corner of Northwest 36th Street and Northwest 87th Avenue. Doral Court, a 209,000-square-foot office building located at 8600 Northwest 36th Street, is situated adjacent to the parcel.

Flamingo South Beach is planning a major renovation

The Flamingo South Beach, which has a reputation for being among the rowdiest and youngest residential complexes in Miami Beach, is planning a major renovation that will include new retail, reports The Next Miami. While the renovation is scheduled to be considered by the Miami Beach Design Board Review in early October, the lively rental community at 1504 Bay Road is also currently under a…

What to Look for When Buying or Selling Tenant Occupied Real Estate

We want to alert you of what to look for when buying or selling tenant occupied real estate.  If you are selling real estate and your property is currently occupied by a tenant, you need to find a buyer that is happy with a tenant occupied property and a buyer that is willing to buy that property subject to the tenant’s rights. The buyer inherits all of the seller’s obligations and duties under the terms…

Make Sure You Understand What You Are Signing During a Real Estate Transaction

Moreno v. First International Title, Inc., is a case that illustrates the importance of making sure you understand what you are signing during a real estate transaction.  Because if you do not know what you are signing when buying property it could end up costing you thousands of dollars like it did to Victoria Moreno and causing you unneeded stress and aggravation. In that case, Victoria Moreno…

Missoni Baia to break ground shortly in Edgewater

OKO Group’s luxury project includes 249 units The first of four OKO Group projects plans to break ground in Miami in the coming weeks, the developer announced today, with the 649-foot Missoni Baia beginning its rise at 777 Northeast 26th Terrace in Edgewater. The 57-story luxury tower will be the first-ever branded residences from the Italian fashion and design house, Missoni. Comprised of 249 units…

Square Station tops off in downtown Miami

Breaking ground less than a year ago Melo Group’s Square Station topped off in downtown Miami after breaking ground less than a year ago. The twin-tower apartment project at 47 Northeast 14th Street includes 710 units, with rental prices expected to range from $1600 per month for one-bedroom units to $2,500 per month for three-bedroom units. Just under 100 of these units will be set aside for workforce…

Will Trump’s travel ban on Venezuelans affect Miami’s real estate market?

President Trump extended his controversial travel ban to include Venezuela, causing momentary panic among Venezuelan investors of Miami real estate. The order, which bans most citizens from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea, only bans some Venezuelan government officials and their families from entering the United States effective Oct. 18, according to the White House.

New residential project planned near Lincoln Road

134 residences and a rooftop pool A 10-story mixed-use development designed by Stantec is planned for 1600 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach, located about a block south of the eastern end of Lincoln Road. The new project, according to The Next Miami, includes 134 residences ranging in size from one to two bedrooms with nearly 13,000 square feet of ground floor retail. The development still…

Codina’s Downtown Doral enters the race for Amazon’s second HQ

Developer Armando Codina is entering the bidding for Amazon’s second headquarters. Codina says Codina Partners’ Downtown Doral site checks off Amazon’s boxes – proximity to a major airport, population size, and more – for the $5 billion investment. “This is the mother of all [headquarters] searches,” Codina said. The Miami developer has built headquarters for Ryder in Miami, Bacardi in Coral Gables, and…

Fort Lauderdale-based self-storage developer arrested for investment fraud

Self-storage developer Daniel Joseph Touizer was arrested and is facing federal prison charges for allegedly scamming millions of investors across the country, the Sun Sentinel reported. In the last 12 years Touizer allegedly schemed 150 people out of $19 million after convincing them to invest in gems, insurance products and self-storage units. About $7 million in investments was withdrawn from his…

Peloro Miami Beach at the center of scaffolding dispute for more than $600K

A subcontractor who worked on Peloro Miami Beach, a condo building being co-developed by the Disney family, is accused of renting more than $600,000 worth of equipment and not paying for it, according to a lawsuit recently filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court. Elkridge, Maryland-based PERI Formwork Systems accuses Micon Scaffolding, a Hollywood firm that provides scaffolding materials and…

Ugly properties, it’s your turn to shine: Demand for US warehouse space is on the rise

Industrial rents in U.S. cities are climbing as online retailers seek out warehouse space to meet increasing demands for fast delivery. Amazon and other online retailers are driving up demand — and therefore rents — for warehouse space in urban areas throughout the U.S., the Wall Street Journal reported. Rents for U.S. industrial spaces reached $5.35 per square foot in the second…

CenterPoint Properties Purchases Winn-Dixie Logistics Ctr in Miami

CenterPoint Properties acquired the Winn-Dixie Logistics building at 3300 NW 123rd Street in Miami, FL for $59 million, or about $61 per square foot, from The Ackerberg Group. The 961,345-square-foot industrial building was built in 1992 in the North Miami Beach Industrial submarket. Erik Lundberg and Jeff Hughes with Stan Johnson Company represented the seller. The buyer handled the sale in-house.

Video: Brian Bailey of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta on Where We are in the Cycle

Brian Bailey, Subject Matter Expert with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, joins host Michael Bull to discuss where we are in the cycle. Highlights include: Have seen nothing but solid job growth for last 4 years; Unemployment has come down significantly; This is the third longest expansion since 1945; Modest growth looks in the cards for foreseeable future; Dark clouds include net loan demand softening…

Video: JLL Chief Economist Ryan Severino Highlights Industrial Market Opportunities

Ryan Severino, Chief Economist with JLL, joins The Commercial Real Estate Show in studio to discuss the market opportunities in the industrial sector.

Report: Miami, Miami Beach Among the Worst Real-Estate Markets in U.S.

Despite every headline-grabbing attempt to fuel the tech sector or the finance market, at its condo-flipping heart Miami is still a company town, and the only industry that keeps the lights on is real estate. So any national survey that ranks the Magic City nearly dead last for its property-selling prospects is very bad news for anyone in South Florida. That’s just what WalletHub found in a report released today…

How E-Commerce is Impacting CRE

A lot has changed since 2011. That’s when a blog post on this site stated: “Many consumers still want to see or touch goods before they purchase, so they still go into a physical store to get this experience.” That statement still holds somewhat true, but e-commerce has continued to grow by leaps and bounds in the past six years – and fewer consumers have to go into a physical store to touch the goods…

Palmetto Expressway Miami Land for Sale for $10 million

New listing! The Palmetto 8 Acres is site is now for sale for $10,000,000. The ownership might also consider leasing the site. The zoning is the heaviest in Miami-Dade County known as IU-3 and it is in unincorporated (no city limits). The frontage on the Palmetto Expressway has over 250,000 cars per day. NW 74th Street now leads into the Florida Turnpike which is a dramatic improvement to the area. About…

Shuttered Miami High School Site Offered For Redevelopment

The Archdiocese of Miami is selling the Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School for redevelopment after closing the school this year. The 15.56-acre campus at 4949 NE Second Avenue could be built out with up to 5 million square feet of new development, including buildings reaching up to 28 stories. The location — east of Northeast Second Avenue, west of the Florida East Coast Railway tracks…

Commission Scheduled Sept. 28th To Vote On Land Swap For MiamiCentral Supertowers

Miami commissioners are scheduled to vote on a rezoning that is part of a land swap deal with All Aboard Florida, with two supertowers hanging in the balance. All Aboard Florida wants a 7,677 square foot park across from the civil courthouse to help square off their site where two supertowers are planned. In exchange, they plan to deed city a .5 acre property at 435 Northwest 1st Court along with…

Miami Beach Advocate Wants to Know if Landlords had Hurricane Irma Plan

While packing up to evacuate his South Beach condo this week, Daniel Ciraldo saw his neighbors at an eight-unit art deco building scramble to MacGyver last-minute hurricane fixes. With plywood long sold out, some taped their windows, while others pushed their mattresses against them. It all seemed so inefficient. “The building converted to condos in the early 2000s, and for a while the owners…

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September 27, 2017