Articles by Jennifer LeClaire

Retail leasing collaborations bear little fruit

Retail leasing collaborations bear little fruit

Retail brokers are keeping their friends close — and some are keeping their enemies closer, collaborating with competitors for...

Retail leasing collaborations bear little fruit
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Commercial industry watchers offer grim outlook

From left: John Breistol of Foram Group, Debra Spadafora of Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell, Walter Byrd of Transwestern The mood is basically...

Commercial industry watchers offer grim outlook
Puente keeps retention hold on Downtown Miami office market with Miami Tower

Puente keeps retention hold on Downtown Miami office market with Miami Tower

Tony Puente of Fairchild Partners and Miami Tower Tony Puente landed at Miami Tower at the worst of times....

Puente keeps retention hold on Downtown Miami office market with Miami Tower
Drywall rehab draws construction firms’ interest

Drywall rehab draws construction firms’ interest

A myriad of test kits, inspections and quick fixes on offer for contaminated Chinese drywall has drawn a warning...

Drywall rehab draws construction firms’ interest
Capital to return to commercial by year’s end

Capital to return to commercial by year’s end

The notion of costly deleveraging and growing numbers of distressed properties make for a grim outlook for access to...

Capital to return to commercial by year’s end
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Troubled assets spell big biz for specialists

When it comes to maintaining troubled assets, vulture investors are circling South Florida properties. And there are a number...

Troubled assets spell big biz for specialists
One Park Doral sits nearly empty

One Park Doral sits nearly empty

The bleak outlook for Miami’s commercial real estate market is not confined to the downtown core. Even in the formerly robust Airport West submarket, marquee projects like One Park Doral are flagging. One Park...

One Park Doral sits nearly empty
Buyers find silver lining in commercial market

Buyers find silver lining in commercial market

The economic downturn has all but crippled the commercial real estate market, leaving private equity groups and other strategic...

Buyers find silver lining in commercial market
Chinese drywall remediation rights not a slam-dunk

Chinese drywall remediation rights not a slam-dunk

As South Florida Chinese drywall lawsuits head to trial in federal court, local construction companies are rushing to market...

Chinese drywall remediation rights not a slam-dunk
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Miami Beach sellers “starting to see the light”

Bryan Halda, a senior vice president at Gray & Associates Properties in Miami Beach and the Meruelo mansion at...

Miami Beach sellers “starting to see the light”
Affordable housing presses on despite plunging property values

Affordable housing presses on despite plunging property values

When the market is pushing prices down to decade-long lows, does South Florida need to create explicitly affordable housing?...

Affordable housing presses on despite plunging property values
Tenancy may be over, but Bank of America legacy could linger on

Tenancy may be over, but Bank of America legacy could linger on

After losing its anchor tenant, the Bank of America Tower at International Place Miami has a new name, which...

Tenancy may be over, but Bank of America legacy could linger on
Miami industrial developers hope for Latin American lift

Miami industrial developers hope for Latin American lift

The future of Miami’s industrial real estate market lies, in large part, in Rio, the leading city of an...

Miami industrial developers hope for Latin American lift
Miami developer Hollo named global citizen

Miami developer Hollo named global citizen

Tibor Hollo and One Bayfront Plaza, the Opera Tower, and the Sonesta Mikado Hotel Miami on Biscayne Bay. He helped shape modern Miami, and that makes developer Tibor Hollo a world figure of sorts....

Miami developer Hollo named global citizen
Commercial real estate turnaround not imminent, experts say

Commercial real estate turnaround not imminent, experts say

From left: Tere Blanca, principal of Blanca Commercial Real Estate and Michael Cannon, managing director of Integra Realty Resources...

Commercial real estate turnaround not imminent, experts say
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Debt-forgiven commercial developers may face tax landmines

For struggling commercial property owners, loan modifications can be answered prayers, but without proper tax planning, all hell may...

Debt-forgiven commercial developers may face tax landmines
South Florida’s top residential deals of 2009

South Florida’s top residential deals of 2009

From left: 1200 South Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach, the Continuum in Miami, Shaquille O’Neal The historic housing market...

South Florida’s top residential deals of 2009
South Florida’s top commercial deals of 2009

South Florida’s top commercial deals of 2009

From left: Arbor Oaks at Boca Raton, the Compson Financial Center in Boca Raton, Bank of America Tower in...

South Florida’s top commercial deals of 2009
Q & A with attorney Mark Grant, who helped prepare the Distressed Condo Relief Act

Q & A with attorney Mark Grant, who helped prepare the Distressed Condo Relief Act

With no end in sight for the region’s housing crisis, South Florida’s condo associations are being forced into Chapter...

Q & A with attorney Mark Grant, who helped prepare the Distressed Condo Relief Act
Q & A with Sperry Van Ness CEO Kevin Maggiacomo

Q & A with Sperry Van Ness CEO Kevin Maggiacomo

After slowing the pace of its aggressive expansion strategy in 2009, commercial brokerage Sperry Van Ness is retooling for...

Q & A with Sperry Van Ness CEO Kevin Maggiacomo
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