March 30, 2017

Mike Vogel

Florida Trend South Florida Editor •

Mike Vogel
Mike Vogel

Mike Vogel has reported and written about business in Florida for more than 20 years. He works from Broward County. He is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and, prior to joining Florida Trend in 1999, worked for newspapers in southeast Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Articles by Vogel:

The St. Lucie County-owned airport has more land than the economic dynamos of Miami International, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Palm Beach International to the south.
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Collateral benefits: Retailers benefit from the lottery's big payouts
For retailers, the attraction of the lottery lies in the opportunity to sell the lottery hopefuls other goods and the free media ride that growing jackpots bring.
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Alterations: Fashion Mall will be reconfigured as a mixed-use development
Once a prime retail center, the shuttered Fashion Mall in Plantation is set to come back to life — this time with a smaller retail component.
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Doctor, doctor: Two south Florida physicians are also authors
Two south Florida physicians have parlayed their medical expertise into parallel careers in the publishing and media worlds.
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Ron Magill is a ‘Florida Icon'
Zoo Miami Goodwill Ambassador, Miami; age 56
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Dead center: Port St. Lucie City Center comes up empty
Port St. Lucie City city leaders and residents had been told to expect a $380-million apartment, hotel, retail and office project to rise on the mostly vacant land by the Port St. Lucie City Center.
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The new ‘green' in Florida real estate
The newest trend in real estate is wellness-oriented developments with active design features, trails and health-oriented programming.
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Monkey business
Among the primates living in one rural Florida county, about 11% aren't human.
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Where the bongos and bantengs roam
A media-shy billionaire's ranch may look like a glorified rich guy's zoo, but it does serious and lauded research. More than 1,000 animals — including rhinos and pygmy hippos — are studied there.
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Cash menageries: Exotic and wild animals as entertainment in Florida
Some exotic animals in Florida live in accredited zoos and respected conservation facilities. Most, however, are either held for research or serve as entertainment — housed in roadside attractions or rented as backdrops for corporate events or birthday parties.
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