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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Video: Reis Economist Barbara Denham Reviews Office Property Performance

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  • 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
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  • 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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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

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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September 26, 2017

What Is Lean Construction and Why You Should Care

Lean construction is a concept of fairly recent origin. The concept of lean construction originated during the latter part of the 20th century. In fact, the term “lean construction” itself was coined in 1993 by the International Group for Lean Construction during its first meeting.

Before diving into a more complete discussion of what is lean construction, and why it matters, the concept is ubiquitous in its application to the construction industry. Lean construction impacts all elements and segments of a construction project. Consequently, lean construction involves end users, owners, architects, designers, engineering, constructors, and suppliers, like Federal Steel Supply.

Essential Definition of Lean Construction

The most commonly accepted, and utilized, definition of lean construction was formulated in “Design and Construction: Building in Value.” This settled definition was promulgated about 10 years after the term “lean construction” itself initially was coined. Specifically, lean construction is defined as a “way to design production systems to minimize waste of materials, time, and effort in order to generate the maximum possible amount of value.”

The construction system requires the involvement of all stakeholders, who previously were enumerated in this article. These stakeholders must not just play their appointed roles in the construction scheme. Rather, they most jointly collaborate on designing what is called a production system for the construction project from start to completion.

Substantive Research Into Lean Construction Principles and Practices

Since the advent of lean construction as a cohesive concept in the latter part of the 20th century and beginning of the 21st century, a growing amount of academic research has been undertaken in regard to the principles and practices associated with this system. Research has been undertaken, or currently is underway, at an array of respected academic institutions that include:

• University of California, Berkeley
• Israel Institute of Technology
• Michigan State University
• Centro de Investigación en Ingeniería y Gerencia de la Construcción
• Nottingham Trent University
• Texas A & M
• University of Colorado
• Arizona State University
• University of Edinburgh
• Indian Institute of Technology Madras
• Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

In addition to research being conducted at institutions of higher education, a steadily increasing number of colleges and universities have commenced teaching lean construction concepts in the classroom. This is also happening at colleges and universities located in different locations around the globe, a trend that is expected to continue into the future.

Last Planner System

An outgrowth of lean construction more generally is the creation of what is known as the Last Planner System. The Last Planner System was formulated by the Lean Construction Institute.

The Last Planner System has been succinctly defined by the Lean Construction Institute as:

“The collaborative, commitment-based planning system that integrates should-can-will-did planning (pull planning, make-ready, look-ahead planning) with constraint analysis, weekly work planning based upon reliable promises, and learning based upon analysis of PPC (plan percent complete) and reasons for variance.”

With the use of the Last Planner System, all stakeholders in a construction project enjoy enhanced scheduling predictability. Using traditional construction practices, one of the greatest, most significant problems for stakeholders is scheduling-related issues. Indeed, it is scheduling missteps, perhaps more than anything else, that drive cost overruns and missed deadlines in construction projects of all types.

Why Lean Construction Matters to You

Lean constructions matters to you in a number of different ways. First, through the use of a lean construction system, the costs associated with a construction project can be better contained. Analysis of projects that have applied lean construction principles reveals that costs can be contained with this systemic approach to a project. With the ever-increasing costs of commercial and residential property across the United States, and in other nations the world over, steps to contain costs associated with new construction is vital.

Second, lean construction concepts are wide-ranging in their application. Lean construction principles can be applied to any type of construction project, industrial, commercial, and residential.

Third, analysis of lean construction also reveals that this systemic approach to a project can have a positive impact on environmental issues. Through the use of a fully collaborative approach to a construction project, two primary things can happen when it comes to environmental issues.

On the one hand, a particular construction project can be commenced and completed with less of an impact on the environment. On the other hand, the construction project itself, and the final structure, can incorporate in a comprehensive and coordinated fashion, a wider array of green technologies.

As lean construction concepts and practices become more widely utilized, the benefits enumerated here will become more broadly enjoyed. This likely reality, in and of itself, is yet another reason why lean construction should matter to you today, and will become more important in the future.

 


Jessica Kane is a professional blogger who writes for Federal Steel Supply, Inc., a leading steel tubing suppliers of carbon, alloy and stainless steel pipe, tubes, fittings and flanges.

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September 26, 2017

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
  • Have to ask where we are at on supply curve, some segments seem to have excess coming online
  • Commodity like retail shifting to online
  • Industrial supply deliveries are in line with long term averages
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September 21, 2017

Video: Branding, Communications, Marketing Company Lemon Yellow Loves its Downtown Miami Location

Lemon Yellow, a downtown Miami branding, communications and marketing company, discuss how they love their office’s location in in the only remaining Art Deco building in downtown Miami.

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September 20, 2017

Miami Commercial Real Estate News September 20, 2017: Irma Damage Estimate Now $65 Billion; Metro Mall Site Hit Market; More…

Hurricane Irma damage now estimated at up to $65 billion

Property damage from Hurricane Irma is now estimated to reach $42.5 billion to $65 billion, with as much as $30 billion for flood-ravaged homes not covered by insurance, according to a newly released report from CoreLogic. The total figure includes both insured and uninsured losses for residential and commercial properties, including damage from both flood and wind. By far, the greatest hit is to…

Terra buys office building near Trump National Doral for $12.5 million

Terra Group just paid $12.5 million for a Doral office building near the Trump National Doral Miami, property records show. The Doral Court, a 209,000-square-foot office building at 8600 Northwest 36th Street, traded for about $60 per square foot. Records show Miami-based Banyan Street Capital is the seller. Banyan took ownership of the 9.4-acre property last year in March after making a stalking…

Metro Mall site in downtown Miami hits the market, could fetch $20 million

A development site in the heart of downtown Miami’s jewelry district is hitting the market, and is expected to fetch more than $20 million. Property records show a group of investors owns the Metro Mall building at 1 Northeast First Street, a 225,000-square-foot building that sits on a 33,750-square-foot corner lot. Colliers International South Florida’s Mika Mattingly, Gerard Yetming and Linn Ahsberg have…

Take that, Airbnb! Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel hopes to push back against home-sharing

Ian Schrager is fighting back against Airbnb with a tech-fueled hotel. Public Hotels replace the front desk with self-serve tablets where guests can check in and create their own room keys, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Lower East Side hotel features five bars and a restaurant, axing traditional room service. Calls from hotel rooms are re-routed to a call center in Las Vegas, and guests can ask…

Private developer has designs on Fort Dallas Park in Miami

Fort Dallas Park, on the Miami River downtown at 60-64 SE Fourth Street, could be redeveloped and include a new restaurant and improvements to a historic cottage on the city-owned site. The plan for improvements at the park is included in an unsolicited proposal to the City of Miami from Sanctus Spiritus LLC, which has proposed a public-private partnership with the city. The proposal for the city…

Girl Scouts selling land to add to Matheson Hammock

The Girl Scouts are selling Miami-Dade County land to expand Matheson Hammock Park, which will provide a 10-foot-wide nature trail and pedestrian access to the west side of the park, expanding nature-based programming. Up for purchase is a vacant half acre at 9950 Old Cutler Road. The proposed contract is for $415,000 for land that was appraised in February 2016 at $440,000. Added to the…

Miami Real Estate Mostly Spared From Irma’s Fury, Industry Players Say

Just days after Hurricane Irma lashed downtown Miami and the neighboring Brickell financial district with vicious winds and surging water that took out two construction cranes and flooded major streets, industry players told The Real Deal that the deadly storm largely spared the city’s urban core and coastal communities from catastrophic damage. Suzanne Amaducci, who leads the real estate group at…

Terry W. Stiles: Celebrating The Life And Memory Of An Industry Icon

We, along with the entire CRE community, are deeply saddened by the loss of our great leader and friend, Terry Stiles. Terry’s passion, energy and unyielding devotion to bettering communities across the Southeast were the source for innovations in real estate that will continue to enrich lives for years to come. Terry’s vision helped to shape the skyline of Fort Lauderdale and better every city and…

Hurricane Irma, declining sales force Epicure Market to close for good

A Miami Beach institution has closed its doors, serving its last customers prior to Hurricane Irma’s arrival. Epicure Gourmet Market & Café at 1656 Alton Road announced the closure in a tweet on Thursday. The company attributed the closure to Hurricane Irma, “problems with storm insurance” and declining sales. Owner Jason Starkman could not immediately be reached for comment. Starkman told the Miami…

Insurers Discuss Crane Collapses, Other Contingencies Of Hurricane Irma

Insured losses from the storm are projected at a record $65B, according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. “It’s been 12 years since we’ve had anything remotely close to a storm like this, and people are saying, ‘Oh my God, I hope my policy is right,’” insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s South Florida president, Zeb Holt, said. “But this is why people buy insurance. It’s our time to shine.”

Hurricane Irma spared real estate market big damage, caused minor construction, closing delays

Hurricane Irma’s effect on South Florida’s vibrant real estate market is not likely to be much more than the hassles of delayed home deliveries and closings, industry observers say. Twelve years ago, Hurricane Wilma swept across Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties, causing major damage to roofs. Blue tarps became a common sight in many neighborhoods hammered by Wilma’s winds.

Four Questions Potential Buyers Should Consider Before Purchasing An Investment Property

Here are four questions potential buyers should consider before purchasing an investment property. What are your financial goals? You should create rules to help stay focused. For instance, are you looking to make money by way of monthly rent checks, or is this a long-term appreciation investment where you look to cash out upon the sale of the property in a few years? These rules should be tailored…

Miami commission overturns mayor’s veto related to Flagstone Island Gardens

As the city of Miami battles Flagstone Island Gardens in Miami-Dade Circuit Court over the developer’s ouster from a megayacht marina and resort project on Watson Island, the city commission and Mayor Tomas Regalado are in tense disagreement over legal strategy. Shortly after Flagstone Property Group — led by Turkish businessman Mehmet Bayraktar — sued the city in June for roughly $122…

Stephen Ross Becomes University Of Michigan’s Single Largest Donor

Detroit native and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has made a $50 million donation to the University of Michigan to support career development programs for students, new business ventures and student-run investment funds. This, on top of $328 million in previous donations, makes Ross the single largest donor to the university — ever. “It gives me enormous joy to continue to give back to the…”

Food halls sizzle in Miami as craze spreads across nation

There’s a food hall commotion stirring up around the nation, and developers in Miami are joining the movement. More food halls are opening nationwide as consumers demand more artisan and healthier food options in lively environments, according to the New York Times. The brokerage firm Cushman & Wakefield conducted a research study showing that the growth of food halls has increased…

Early Wynwood broker Larry Mizrach dies

Early Wynwood investor and broker Larry Mizrach of Mizrach Realty Associates died at 85. Mizrach sold the Goldman family more than 20 properties in the early 2000s, which then led to the neighborhood’s revival and transformation into the trendy Wynwood Arts District. His clients also included the Rubell family, according to his former business partner, Danny Zelonker. Mizrach got his start in real estate…

Toys “R” Us files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

From TRD New York: Facing crushing debt and competition from online retailers, Toys “R” Us filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday.
The company has more than $5 billion in long-term debt, $400 million of which is coming due in 2018, the New York Times reported. Vornado Realty Trust, along with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Bain Capital, borrowed heavily to purchase the company in 2005…

Florida, Texas Commercial Real Estate Begins Long Recovery Effort from Back-to-Back Storms

With relief efforts under way in areas ravaged by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, analysts are now beginning to assess the broader questions of how the back-to-back natural disasters could potentially affect U.S. economic growth, the nearterm impact of the thousands of residents and tenants displaced by the storms, and how the threat of future storms may affect investor appetite for coastline property…

Market Trend: South Florida’s Mid-Year Industrial Deliveries, Construction and Inventory

During the second quarter 2017, 14 buildings totaling 1,456,539 square feet were completed in the South Florida market area. This compares to 10 buildings totaling 1,328,543 square feet that were completed in the first quarter. There were 4,441,661 square feet of Industrial space under construction at the end of the second quarter 2017. Some of the notable 2017 deliveries include: Flagler Station…

Blue Rock Partners Purchases Pinebrook Property in Miami

Blue Rock Partners LLC acquired the 309-unit Pinebrook apartments at 15601 SW 137th Avenue in Miami, FL for $37.25 million, or about $120,000 per unit, from Pinebrook South LTD. The 273,000-square-foot multifamily building was built in 1987 in the Palmetteo Estates MF submarket. Felipe Echarte and Evan Kristol of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller. The buyer handled the sale in-house.

Jeffrey Soffer: Miami real estate prices won’t suffer in the wake of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma may have toppled a few cranes in Miami and Fort Lauderdale — but overall, the storm won’t have any long-term impacts on real estate prices in South Florida, says billionaire developer Jeffrey Soffer. The Turnberry Associates CEO appeared on CNBC’s Power Lunch, as Floridians continue to assess damage caused by the storm. Despite widespread flooding and power outages, Soffer said the…

Video: Reis Economis Barbara Denham on The Future of Logistics, Ports & Industrial Real Estate ~ Part 1

Barbara Denham, Economist with Reis, joins The Commercial Real Estate Show to talk about industrial buying and selling, retail, and e-commerce while looking at the impact on the economy. Highlights include: Warehouse and vacancy rates 9.7 from 9.9 in prior quarter and 10.3 last year; Strong net absorption in industrial property market; Q2 rent growth 0.6%; Lot of strong construction is happening across…

Video: Reis Economis Barbara Denham on The Future of Logistics, Ports & Industrial Real Estate ~ Part 2

Barbara Denham, Economist with Reis, joins host The Commercial Real Estate Show to discuss the topics of industrial, warehousing, logistics and retail. Highlights of the video include: Cap rates are a little higher at 7.5 vs 7.4 a year prior; Industrial sector a niche market; Hard sector for novice investor; Seeing increase in sales volume versus year prior; Disparity across country, with some markets…

“Salt Bae” to open first US restaurant in Miami

“Salt Bae” is coming to Miami. Nusret Gökçe is taking over the former Brickell Avenue space of Coya Miami and is set to open his first U.S. restaurant there in October, according to Eater Miami. Gökçe, who gained internet fame for the meme of him expertly slicing – and salting – a bone-in steak, will open a new location of the mini Turkish steakhouse chain Nusr-et at 999 Brickell Avenue. It will mark the 11th…

Video: International WELL Building Institute EVP Judith Webb on Wellness Verification for Your Office Space Part 1

Judith Webb, Executive Vice President at International WELL Building Institute, joins host Michael Bull on America’s Commercial Real Estate Show to discuss how to feel good as an occupant, increase productivity and wellness in the office space, and getting a wellness certification for your office or building.

FDEP Issues Order to Restore Structural Damage Post Hurricane

On September 5, 2017, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (“FDEP”) issued Emergency Final Order OGC. No. 17-0989 (the “Order”) in response to the anticipated widespread devastation across Florida caused by Hurricane Irma. In order to respond to the imminent or immediate danger to the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the State of Florida, FDEP provided an order to…

“We have to learn how to live with water”: Pros talk development in waterfront cities

Nothing thrusts the future of waterfront cities into question quite like a pair of devastating hurricanes. Hurricane Harvey, where wetlands were paved over to make way for new development, highlighted Houston’s libertarian-tinged zoning deficiencies. Meanwhile, Irma recapitulated the dangers of developing on the water’s edge. “We have to control how we develop these cities,” Judith Rodin, former…

Miami apartment complex purchased and scheduled for upgrades

It is important to be prepared for commercial real estate opportunities when they come up. A Florida company recently purchased a 390-unit apartment complex for $37 million in a Miami suburb. The buyer plans to update the complex and has interior and exterior renovations planned which will cost $3 million. The complex will also be renamed. The commercial real estate transaction was financed…

Miami Community In South Kendall Commands $37 Million from Tampa Based Blue Rock Partners

Pinebrook Apartments, a 309-unit apartment complex in Miami’s South Kendall submarket, sold. Blue Rock Partners of Tampa acquired the property in a $37.3 million deal and rebranded it The Park at Sheffield. The seller was a private investor and Ladder Capital Finance LLC facilitated the transaction with $33.5 million in acquisition financing, public records show. Located at 15601 SW 137th Avenue…

What are the best US cities for millennials? Not Miami, report says

Miami just received a big, fat F for millennials. The Miami metro is in the 10 worst in the country for millennials, according to a report from Apartment List. The ranking takes into account jobs, affordability and livability in 75 major cities in the U.S. Low median wages and slow wage growth kept three Florida cities in the bottom 10. Miami ranked 44th on the list. It received an F due to the job market and low…

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September 20, 2017

Video: Scott Muldavin on Financial Benefits of Well Certification for Commercial Properties

Scott Muldavin, President at The Muldavin Company, joins host Michael Bull on America’s Commercial Real Estate Show to discuss the importance of wellness for your space, the seven concepts of the WELL Building Standard, and the benefit statistics of applying wellness standards.

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September 19, 2017