The Real Deal Miami

March 2018 Issue

Plotting the future
of Miami’s skyline

TRD peeks into the plans developers are making for the next cycle — whenever it finally arrives

With more than four years’ supply of luxury condos for sale, it’s plain to most people in the real estate community that the market does not need any more condo projects. Developers have no choice but to hope their existing projects inch closer to selling out while they toil away on plans designed for a better market in the future. Many are now plotting the next batch of supertall towers … [more]

Developers take luxe
to the next level

Lifestyle curators, smart technology and Airbnb programs are just a few of the sweeteners condo developers are throwing in to tempt buyers, but are they working?

To give prospective buyers a taste of what life will be like at the luxury high-rise One River Point in downtown Miami, … [more]

The new class of disruptors

AI-powered networks, blockchain and other new tech products appear to bring transparency and efficiency to the industry, but how quickly can they be adopted?

Resistance to change in the real estate industry is fading away as new technologies become ingrained in the day-to-day business of buying, selling and … [more]

Luxury retail’s battle royale

Three high-end shopping centers are in the midst of expansion, with the Design District and Aventura Mall looking to unseat Bal Harbour Shops as the number one spot for world-famous brands

When construction begins later this year at the Bal Harbour Shops, it will mark the first time in three and a half decades … [more]

Trumped-up changes

The president’s former resi brokerage is looking to increase its local market share, but industry rivals see obstacles ahead for them

These days, when a Trump family member speaks, the world must listen. So, when the president’s son Eric Trump announced that the Trump Organization’s boutique residential brokerage, Trump … [more]

Bridging the gender divide in commercial real estate

Women in the field find the deck is largely stacked against them, even as some top firms have been celebrated for their inclusionary policies

Barbara Liberatore Black’s rise to managing director of JLL’s South Florida office was not an easy one. Currently the only … [more]

North Beach at full volume

An upcoming vote for increased density has developers salivating over the possibilities, but some worry other restrictions combined with the late stage in the cycle could inhibit growth

Matis Cohen is a frustrated developer. Since 2010, he has been investing millions of dollars buying low-rise … [more]

Hustle and flow Miami-Dade’s top-ranked brokers

TRD’s analysis of agents with the highest dollar sales volumes finds them pulling out all the stops — even playing nice with other brokers — to ensure a steady stream of deals

As in any commission-based business, competition is cutthroat in Miami- … [more]

Spaced out

Investors love the profit margins on self-storage facilities, but some think the local market has reached a saturation point

Gone are the days when self-storage facilities consisted of drab, one-story buildings tucked away in remote areas of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. New facilities are … [more]

South Florida’s top trades

Huge retail and multifamily portfolios went for big bucks in the past year, with Regency Centers’ buyout of Equity One heading up the list

A look into some of South Florida’s biggest commercial deals over the past 12 months shows a majority of the high-dollar deals were struck for multifamily … [more]

Hollywood’s big moment

A wave of projects sees this once-quiet area filling up with hotels and new housing, but amassing land for redevelopment remains a challenge

Tucked between South Florida’s two biggest cities, Hollywood is getting the type of large-scale real estate developments that have reshaped Fort Lauderdale and … [more]

Ballers, stars and fashionistas: Who’s buying and selling in South Florida?

Former Heat player Mario Chalmers takes a loss, Billy Joel heads north and Tomas Maier moves into Ivana Trump’s former abode

The constellation of stars in South Florida is ever-changing. There’s no … [more]

The Closing: Daniel Kodsi

Developer Daniel Kodsi is on the cusp of completing the largest project of his career: Paramount Miami Worldcenter, a 60-story, 530-unit tower developed in partnership with Art Falcone and Nitin … [more]

Editor's note:
Taking a time out

Good things come to those who wait. Patience is a virtue. The best things in life are worth waiting for. There are so many sayings about the value in biding … [more]