Articles by Emily Schmall

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A chat with Alicia Cervera Lamadrid

Alicia Cervera Lamadrid is a clinical psychologist by training but a real estate broker by profession — by birth, really. ...

A chat with Alicia Cervera Lamadrid
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The Closing: Gillian Thomas

Gillian Thomas, the British-born chief executive of the Miami Science Museum, was headhunted to oversee the development of a new science museum in 2003. A decade later, construction of the Patricia and Phillip Frost...

The Closing: Gillian Thomas
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One Sotheby’s names parent co. exec as COO

Globe-trotting executive Gustavo Rubio is making a second stop in South Florida as the newly named chief operations officer...

One Sotheby’s names parent co. exec as COO
Exultant winner Joe Nakash with Lamar Fisher (left) and Eli Gindi

Versace mansion brings $41.5M, will be converted to hotel

UPDATED 11:06 a.m., Sept. 17: The Nakash family of Jordache jeans fame bought the Versace mansion at auction today,...

Versace mansion brings $41.5M, will be converted to hotel
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Venezuelan expat cashes in on investment-for-visa program

After narrowly escaping a third kidnapping attempt, Rodrigo Azpurua, an attorney working in Caracas, moved his family to Miami....

Venezuelan expat cashes in on investment-for-visa program
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Broker breaks price ceiling from African orphanage

While volunteering in Kenya, a broker’s listing at the W netted a buyer in record time, at a record...

Broker breaks price ceiling from African orphanage
Property Markets Group pays $30M for oceanfront site

Property Markets Group pays $30M for oceanfront site

UPDATED, 5:00 p.m., Sept. 10: Property Markets Group paid $30 million for less than an acre of oceanfront in...

Property Markets Group pays $30M for oceanfront site
Attorney named new chief of Elliman’s Florida biz

Attorney named new chief of Elliman’s Florida biz

UPDATED, 5:47 p.m., Sept. 4: Florida attorney and title company founder Jay Phillip Parker has taken over the helm...

Attorney named new chief of Elliman’s Florida biz
The Closing: Asi Cymbal

The Closing: Asi Cymbal

Israeli-born and Brooklyn-raised, Miami-based developer Asi Cymbal has been making waves lately in South Florida. Last night Cymbal’s team won Fort Lauderdale’s approval for Marina Lofts, a controversial proposal that involved relocating a century-old...

The Closing: Asi Cymbal
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Florida leads South on construction spending: reports

The housing market is one of the U.S. economy’s most important drivers, a maxim most exemplary in Florida. In...

Florida leads South on construction spending: reports
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Troubled developer sells off affordable housing

UPDATED, 10:50 a.m., Aug. 19: The beleaguered, third-largest affordable housing developer in the U.S. has sold its affordable housing...

Troubled developer sells off affordable housing
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Gables Estates owner sues for right to demolish

The owner of a sprawling property in the swanky Gables Estates neighborhood that was recently designated historic is suing...

Gables Estates owner sues for right to demolish
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Author of De Vos Report changes horses

The numbers cruncher behind today’s De Vos Report by Zilbert International Realty was doing the same thing for Douglas Elliman before jumping ship  earlier this month. Arno de Vos, 36, joined Miami Beach-based Zilbert...

Author of De Vos Report changes horses
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As supply shrinks, a Midtown rental goes condo

Miami-based foursome Gold Krown Financial could be on the edge of a wave of condo conversions as it refits...

As supply shrinks, a Midtown rental goes condo
Miami’s Canyon Ranch condo-resort on the block

Miami’s Canyon Ranch condo-resort on the block

A subsidiary of Lehman Brothers Holdings has put Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa Miami Beach on the market along...

Miami’s Canyon Ranch condo-resort on the block
Private island to be developed as Privé

Private island to be developed as Privé

BH3, a company founded in 2009 acquiring debt on “opportunistic” South Florida projects, has partnered with the scion of a prominent Aventura developer family to jointly develop a high-end, two-tower condo on a private...

Private island to be developed as Privé
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A 1930s Maurico Fatio house listed for $12.9M

A former antiques specialist has listed his Miami Beach mansion designed by New York and Palm Beach society architect...

A 1930s Maurico Fatio house listed for $12.9M
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Late real estate tycoon’s Aventura penthouse sells after $3.3M price cut

The Williams Island penthouse of the late South Florida real estate tycoon Steven Posner has sold for $4.65 million,...

Late real estate tycoon’s Aventura penthouse sells after $3.3M price cut
Child’s play becomes serious business at Aria

Child’s play becomes serious business at Aria

They had it plotted since the 5th grade of prep school: the 10-year-olds, all steeped in family real estate,...

Child’s play becomes serious business at Aria
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Toronto real estate giant gobbles up Florida

Toronto-based Avison Young has more than doubled its real estate holdings and its staff since merging with a group...

Toronto real estate giant gobbles up Florida
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