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  • Tickets to TRD’s South Florida showcase now available

    Second annual show will be held October 15
    August 04, 2015 12:45PM

    Miami Showcase 2

    Tickets are now available to The Real Deal’s 2nd Annual South Florida Real Estate Forum & Showcase, taking place on October 15, 2015 at the Moore Building in Miami’s Design District.

    Last year, more than 3,000 real estate professionals and investors joined TRD to learn about new developments in Miami and New York and listen to key developers like Don Peebles and Richard LeFrak discuss the future of the industry.

    This year, nearly 30 companies have already confirmed their participation in the event, a must for developers looking to market new projects, for brokerages to show off featured listings – and for anyone in the industry in South Florida. So, click here to order your tickets now!

    If you are interested in participating as a partner, please contact Ross Fox at For editorial inquiries, please reach out to Heather Grossmann at

  • Future Pollo Tropical restaurants headed to SoFla

    Parent company plans "purposeful cannibalization" in South Florida and other markets
    August 01, 2015 12:30PM
    About 12  Pollo Tropical locations expected to open in Florida this year.

    About 12 Pollo Tropical locations are expected to open in Florida this year.

    Publicly traded Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc., parent company of the Pollo Tropical restaurant chain, has plans to open some new Pollo Tropical locations to take part of the customer traffic from clogged South Florida locations.

    Fiesta Restaurant Group has raised its targeted number of Pollo Tropical restaurant openings in Florida and other states, including some for the “purposeful cannibalization” of existing high-volume locations, said Timothy P. Taft, president and CEO of Fiesta, told analysts. [more]

  • Private investors go on $80M SoFla spending spree

    Purchases are commercial properties for long-term holds
    May 11, 2015 12:45PM
    A shot of Miami's skyline and Joshua Dubin

    A shot of Miami’s skyline and Joshua Dubin

    After selling off six buildings in Manhattan late last year, a private investor has spent the past few months picking up roughly $80 million worth of real estate in South Florida, The Real Deal has learned. [more]

  • Single-family home, condo sales up in Miami in March: report

    The median price for a single-family home was $260,000 in March, up 10% in a year
    April 22, 2015 05:15PM
    An aerial view of Miami

    An aerial view of Miami

    Home sales are up in Miami, marking another month of growth for the county since the housing market’s recovery began, according to a new report from the Miami Association of Realtors.

    The report said a total of 1,242 homes sold in March, a 10-percent increase from the same month in 2014. Condo sales also grew, with a total of 1,472 selling — an increase of 4.2 percent. [more]

  • 100 new condo towers now under construction in South Florida

    Condos under construction or completed represent 31 percent of the 42.7K proposed units
    March 24, 2015 03:00PM
    Downtown Miami construction and Peter Zalewski

    Downtown Miami construction and Peter Zalewski

    Some four years into this current real estate cycle, developers now have at least 100 new condo towers under construction east of I-95 in the tri-county South Florida region. [more]

  • Commercial real estate outlook bright: JLL’s Pulse360 panel

    South Florida prime office rental rates set to rise
    March 04, 2015 06:00PM

    Pulse360 2015 panel, from left: Ed Coco, Gregory Rumpel, moderator Jennifer LeClaire, Nitin Motwani, Jeff Morris, Brad Simpkins

    South Florida’s prime office rental rates could rise as much as 15 percent to 25 percent during the next two years, as absorption increases and construction of new workplaces slows.

    At the same time, the rising popularity of shared office space will change the face of work sites, as millennial entrepreneurs flock to the urban core, including Wynwood, the Design District and Miami Beach. [more]

  • Jumbo mortgage loans booming in South Florida

    Number of loans has grown 37 percent
    February 09, 2015 02:45PM
    Bank of America

    Lenders such as Bank of America have been increasing their jumbo loan portfolios.

    Jumbo mortgage loans from banks in South Florida are growing in size and dollar amount.

    Lenders like TD Bank, Suntrust, Northern Trust, JPMorgan Chase Bank and Bank of America have been greatly increasing their jumbo loan portfolios, according to published reports.

    These loans are for amounts larger than $400,000 and exclude national mortgage companies such as Fannie Mae. [more]

  • Miami home prices jump 10.3% over 2013, report says

    Miami area saw biggest increase out of 20 U.S. metro markets
    November 25, 2014 02:15PM
    House for sale

    Miami had the biggest gain of metro areas surveyed.

    Home prices in the Miami area increased 10.3 percent in September over the previous year even as they slowed nationally, according to a new report by S&P/Case-Shiller.

    Of the 20 metro markets tracked by the index, the biggest annual gain was for the Miami metro area, which includes Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. [more]

  • Florida leads U.S. in creation of new construction jobs

    New jobs increased 10.4 percent over October 2013
    November 25, 2014 10:30AM
    Construction workers

    Miami-Dade added 4,400 new construction jobs

    Florida jumped ahead of the rest of the nation in October with the addition of 40,100 new construction jobs, representing a 10.4-percent increase over the previous year.

    South Florida held the largest concentration of growth, with Miami-Dade County leading at 12.3 percent with 4,400 new jobs. Palm Beach County was up 7.6 percent with 2,100 jobs and Broward County increased their job count by 4.9 percent with 1,700 jobs [more]

  • NY population could slip below Florida

    Census Bureau estimates to be released on Monday
    December 27, 2013 12:45PM

    snowAs more New Yorkers relocate to sunny South Florida, their native state’s population continues to drop.

    The latest Census Bureau population estimates are scheduled to be released on Monday, and New York is expected to slip behind Florida into fourth place, the New York Times reported. If it doesn’t happen this time, Florida would undoubtedly surpass New York in 2014. [more]