March 2019 Issue

Cracking the bro code: Tal and Oren Alexander

High on selling Miami and New York’s priciest homes, the Alexanders are basking in their success. But is it entirely theirs?

High on selling Miami and New York’s priciest homes, Douglas Elliman’s Tal and Oren Alexander are basking in their success. But is it entirely theirs? … [more]

Going, going, gone

Frustrated with their long-lingering listings, an increasing number of high-end homeowners are opting to auction off their homes to the highest bidder

Imagine a red carpet leading to a waterfront South Florida estate where refreshments are served as deep-pocketed … [more]

Lit Miss Sunshine

Marketing maven, Trump acolyte and Fort Partners impresario Louise Sunshine talks Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale, the perfect pitch and her recent adventures in online dating

Sitting on a couch in a model residence at the Four Seasons Hotel and … [more]

Divide and conquer

Retail vacancies abound in the MiMo District, where insiders say high asking rates are turning off potential tenants — but some landlords are chopping up their spaces in a bid to draw them in

The MiMo District in Miami has the key ingredients for becoming the … [more]

The next frontier

Developers and investors are heading to the Little River section of Little Haiti in search of bargains, but they’re also facing continued resistance from anti-development activists

It isn’t every day that a food hall with 15 restaurants opens just a few blocks away from the bedroom municipalities … [more]

AirbnBuzz kill

The Miami Beach crackdown on short-term rentals is hurting sales prices and slowing down transaction volume in some of Miami Beach’s popular neighborhoods, insiders say

Two years ago, Natalie Nichols was getting unsolicited cash offers north of $1.7 million to buy her waterfront home in … [more]

Financing the blizzard of OZ projects

Opportunity Zone investors see big tax breaks in the offing... but will lenders follow?

When Avra Jain started redeveloping the historic Vagabond Hotel in 2012, people thought she was crazy. With few tourist destinations nearby, the … [more]

Higher ground

Developers and investors often deny that rising sea levels play a role, but insiders claim the increased building costs that arise from such changes are driving more South Florida developers inland and upstate

When Noah Breakstone first started shopping for development … [more]

We’re not in Arkansas anymore: The curious case of Home BancShares

Lender bets big on South Florida while gobbling up other banks

Big real estate lenders often find themselves allaying investor concerns about … [more]

Ranking: The top resi brokers in Miami-Dade

The brokers leading TRD’s annual ranking of residential agents in Miami-Dade County have largely maintained their supremacy year after year — but a landmark merger of the top two teams proves that even at the top there’s a need for strength in numbers

It was the merger that rocked … [more]

Ranking: The busiest builders in Miami

With a recent decline in material costs and a plethora of projects on their dockets, the firms atop TRD's ranking of construction companies say they’re bullish on the next two years, but see trouble coming in 2021

For more than a year, nearly 850 construction workers have … [more]

‘Dull Ray’ no more

Opportunity Zones within the borders of Delray Beach are attracting a host of developers, but even outside those areas, commercial development is heating up

The town that was once derided as “Dull Ray” has been anything but that as of late, particularly when it comes … [more]

Going posh in Pompano Beach

Luxury condo sales in the city’s first new high-rise in a decade have encouraged the Related Group to launch its own project there (finally)

When the 19-story Sabbia Beach condominium development opens this spring on Ocean Boulevard, it will be … [more]

Can David Beckham’s team finally score some real estate?

As kickoff nears for Inter Miami CF, the new MLS franchise still hasn’t secured a stadium deal

One year from now, Miami’s new Major League Soccer team will play its first game, but Club Internacional de Fútbol … [more]

The Closing: Carlos Melo

The Melo Group developer discusses his renewed focus on rentals, how he handles working with family and more

Carlos Melo, a principal of the Melo Group, left Buenos Aires for Miami 18 years ago in search of security and stability. Quickly thereafter, he and his family … [more]

Editor’s note: Bro-tastic brokers

If the brokers who grace this edition’s cover seem familiar to you, that is no accident. The Alexander brothers, Douglas Elliman agents to the rich and fabulous, are well-versed in … [more]