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November 28, 2015


Foot traffic: Rethinking South Beach's Lincoln Road

The Morris Lapidus-designed Lincoln Road pedestrian mall is among Florida's top retail destinations, with rents averaging $300 per square foot and tenants including Apple, H&M and dozens of restaurants. But Lincoln Road was never designed to handle the 6 million people who visit it annually. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

Recognizing opportunity: A profile of recognition software company Kairos

Recognition software company Kairos is on a growth tear. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2015

Making headway in diversifying Miami's economy

Larry Williams, CEO of the Beacon Council, and Matt Haggman, Miami program director for the Knight Foundation, who co-chairs One Community One Goal this year, talk about progress being made toward the One Community goals. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

Low density attraction

Tiny Bay Harbor Islands in Miami is the hot new waterfront location. With a population of fewer than 5,900, Bay Harbor is experiencing a condominium boom. Read more »
Published on 8/27/2015

Writing on the wall: Graffiti helps Miami's Wynwood

In the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, graffiti covers some 80,000 square feet of walls. It's been that way since 2009, and neighborhood businesses are quite happy about it. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

Proposed: A 10-mile ‘linear park' underneath Miami's Metrorail

A non-profit group in Miami wants to follow New York City's lead by building a 10-mile linear park that would follow the path of the city's Metrorail. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2015

Sticking point: FIU seeks expansion

Florida International University in Miami wants to expand across the street from its campus on county-owned land. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Above and beyond: A look at luxurious condos in Sunny Isles Beach

In Sunny Isles Beach's condo market, no luxury feature is luxe enough. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

Tourism and construction drive the region

Miami-Dade County is stepping up its marketing to attract gay and lesbian travelers. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2015

Miami takes a new approach to zoning

Miami 21, as the city's new zoning code is known, focuses on the look and feel of neighborhoods, with an emphasis on walkable urbanism as the underlying goal for most of the city. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

Dollar signs: Small business are feeling upbeat

Miami area small-business owners are feeling increasingly optimistic about growing their businesses... Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

‘Fear of gentrification' in Overtown

Overtown leaders welcome redevelopment but fear displacing residents. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2014

Miami - 'The Most Exciting City in the World'

The city of Miami was at the forefront of every trend in 2014. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2014

Exit interview with UM President Donna Shalala

University of Miami President Donna Shalala is retiring next year after 14 years as head of the school. Read more »
Published on 11/26/2014

Borrower's market: A lending boom in Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade banks are eager to make loans again. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

Miami-Dade is a hotbed for international hotel brands

With a steady stream of international tourists contributing to record occupancy rates and revenue per room, investors, new hotel brands and international hospitality companies are buying and developing hotels in Miami-Dade at a fever pitch. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

University of Miami is banking on brains

UM's brain tissue bank is a center for research into brain-related disease. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

Taking notice of Little Havana

With the exception of affordable housing developments, Miami's Little Havana neighborhood had been largely ignored by residential real estate developers until earlier this year, when Miami-based Astor Cos. launched sales at its $95-million InTown condominium project. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Foreign trade lending tightens

John Rodriguez, a past president of the Florida International Bankers Association, a current member of its foreign trade committee and its representative to the Miami-Dade International Trade Consortium, talks about the impact of stricter lending standards on Florida's economy. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Financing the real estate boom

In his 43 years in real estate financing, Ezra Katz has seen it all. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

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