November 2017 Contents

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Sea-Level Rise

Sea-Level Rise

Learning to Live with Water

Forget climate change histrionics; the seas around Florida have been rising for eons. How quickly they rise over the next 100 years, however, will pose a host of challenges for the state...

What we'll See: Present - 2025

Not much. The difference between a 1½-inch rise in sea level and a 3½-inch rise is less than the daily tidal variation.

2025- 2050

Property owners, taxpayers and investors begin to feel the heat in this period.


Millennial Floridians will be living in a Florida much changed from that of their youth.

2075 - 2100

Much of Naples, Fort Myers and Cape Coral are under the sea.


Up Front
We need to prepare for sea-level rise

Sea-level rise; Tampa/Hillsborough; and a fitness update.

Ronald "Winky" Wright

“Being a businessman, hands down, is harder than being a boxer.”

Pearls of Wisdom

Many good things come from Florida waters, most deliciously the oyster.

Of Counsel
New Legal Waters

Hinshaw & Culbertson have formed a practice group to deal with climate change-related issues.

Editor's Page

If property insurance rates go up, don't blame Irma.



Engineering the Law

As a lawsuit against Marriott Vacations wound its way through the courts, the company and the timeshare industry tried to undermine the suit getting the Legislature to change the law that provided the basis for the suit.

Community Portrait

Tampa/Hillsborough County

Since 2015, 350 companies have invested more than $1.9 billion and created nearly 29,000 jobs in Tampa and Hillsborough County, according to the local economic development commission.

Economic Backbone

Green Development
LEEDing the Way

Since its founding in 2000, the Florida Green Building Coalition has certified more than 16,000 commercial and residential projects statewide.

Around the State


The country's industrial real estate market is among the nation's hottest.


Fort Lauderdale's beach strip gets remade again.

Waste Not

A Seffner firm is putting some of Hurricane Irma's spoils to use.

Rising Tide

Cruise revenue pushes Port Canaveral toward $100 million.

Off the Waterfront

Hopes are high for the latest effort to redevelop four downtown properties.

Roe to Go

A south Florida company sets up a caviar operation in Jackson County.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Radioactive roads? Florida has yet to submit application to EPA to start testing
Radioactive roads? Florida has yet to submit application to EPA to start testing

It appears no steps have been taken to begin testing whether slightly radioactive waste from fertilizer production can be repurposed for Florida road construction projects.

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