The Real Deal Miami

A look at who is buying the failed Florida regional banks, South Florida hotel market shows signs of life … and more

February 23, 2010 10:21AM

1. Jordache Jeans maker plans to reopen Nicky Hilton’s former South Beach hotel mid-year [Hotel Chatter]
2. Orlando developer buys South Beach office building [Orlando Business Journal]
3. A look at who’s buying the failed Florida regional banks [St. Petersburg Times]
4. Luxury home exchange network helps Palm Beach homeowners find holiday rentals [Palm Beach Daily News]
5. South Florida hotel market shows signs of life in January [Miami Herald]
6. Should homeowners associations be regulated? [WPBF]
7. When loan modifications wind up more costly than no relief at all [St. Petersburg Times]
8. Obama’s new housing aid program points $1.5 billion towards Florida homeowners [Sun Sentinel]
9. After controversial expansion bid, Palmetto Bay school makes peace offering to angry neighbors [Eye On Miami]
10. Real estate entrepreneur emerges from soured rent-to-own deals with new distressed investments business [Sarasota Herald-Tribune]
11. Homeowners going green on the cities’ tab [USA Today]
12. Winter Olympics site to be auctioned off with other Fortress assets two days before closing ceremony [AP via Miami Herald]
13. Luxury home prices begin to fall — finally [LA TImes]