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April 27, 2017

Housing/Construction

Construction employment increased in 39 states over past 12 months

Florida added 36,500 construction jobs in the past 12 months. Read more »
Published on 4/26/2017

Construction employment increased in 43 states during 2016; Florida and Rhode Island add most jobs

Florida and Rhode Island add most jobs for 2016; Mississippi suffers largest decrease; Illinois and Alaska top monthly list; Mississippi and Virginia have biggest month-to-month drops Read more »
Published on 3/27/2017

39 states add construction jobs between Jan. 2016 and 2017; 38 states added jobs from Dec. 2016 to Jan. 2017

Florida & Oregon Add Most Jobs for the Year; Mississippi & Alaska Have Largest Drops; Florida & Louisiana Top Monthly List; California & Nebraska Have Biggest Month-to-Month Drops Read more »
Published on 3/14/2017

Buy now: Floridians say this is the time to purchase a home, survey shows

Even as homeownership nationwide is at a record low, a slim majority of Floridians say now is a good time to buy a house, according to a newly released University of Florida survey. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2017

Bonding over affordable housing in Miami-Dade

South Florida is among the country's least affordable housing markets, part of the workforce housing problem is too few affordable homes near employment centers. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2016

Targeting millennials for growth in Tampa Bay

In fall 2013, the Related Group, a longtime condo developer in Miami, completed its first project in downtown Tampa. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

Babcock Ranch: A place in the sun

It's been almost a decade since developer Syd Kitson first approached Florida Power & Light about his plans to build what he envisions as the country's most sustainable community at Babcock Ranch. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

Lennar to acquire WCI Communities

Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN and LEN.B) and WCI Communities, Inc. (NYSE: WCIC) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Lennar will acquire all of the outstanding shares of WCI Communities, Inc. ("WCI") common stock in a cash and stock transaction valued at $23.50 per WCI share. Read more »
Published on 9/22/2016

Homebuilder Lennar to buy WCI in $643 million deal to expand in Florida

Lennar Corp, the No. 2 U.S. homebuilder, said it would buy WCI Communities Inc, which makes luxury homes, in a $643 million deal that will combine two of the largest homebuilders in Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/22/2016

WCI Communities announces merger agreement with Lennar Corporation for $643 Million

Cash and stock consideration represents a premium of approximately 37 percent for WCI Communities stockholders. Read more »
Published on 9/22/2016

SPP presents reimagined vision for Channelside Waterfront to Port Tampa Bay

Vision centers around an enhanced, activated and functional waterfront Read more »
Published on 9/21/2016

Development bounces back in southeast Florida

Development in Hallandale is returning in force. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

In the market for a 14-bedroom home?

All Star caters to a growing market for mega-home vacation rentals. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

Northwest Florida: A home run

Quint Studer's Blue Wahoos baseball facility kicked off a wave of development in downtown Pensacola. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Central Florida: $2 billion in projects

Work on I-4 — including through downtown Orlando — will continue for at least the next decade. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Southwest Florida: Residential boom

St. Petersburg's city-owned waterfront has proved to be a catalyst for growth. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Southeast Florida: A surge of hotels and apartments

Residential development projects are spilling out from Fort Lauderdale's urban core. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Miami-Dade/Monroe: A surge of residents and businesses

Office space is at a premium in downtown Miami. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Northeast Florida: Momentum amid uncertainty

"The private sector and the community believe in downtown," says commercial real estate broker Carrie Smith. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Existing-home sales fizzle in February

After increasing to the highest annual rate in six months, existing-home sales tumbled in February amidst unshakably low supply levels and steadfast price growth in several sections of the country, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Led by the Northeast and Midwest, all four major regions experienced sales declines in February. Read more »
Published on 3/22/2016

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