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Love and inspiration on display at #ShowVivLove event

Where do I begin? How do I express in mere words the gratitude that Vivian and I feel for the many sponsors and supporters who turned out for the #ShowVivLove event at The Sacred Space in Wynwood? We simply cannot say thank you enough for everyone who made the event possible and who donated for Vivian’s ongoing care as we …

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Turkel: With technology, you can do anything

I love it when Bruce Turkel has the time to come on the air with me at Fried On Business. His optimism and confidence are absolutely contagious. In case you don’t know, Turkel is the CEO and ECD at Turkel Brands in Miami. He uses his creativity and business acumen to help companies build their businesses by making their brands …

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#ShowVivLove event to be enlightening, inspiring

The Sacred Space in Wynwood is a beautiful event center. It’s like having a touch of Scottsdale, Arizona, right here in the heart of Miami. It’s peaceful, it’s calming and it’s the perfect venue for our upcoming #ShowVivLove event set for June 15, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. As you know, my wife Vivian Fried has been battling …

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From autos to WikiRealty®, Fried On Business guests cover the bases of business

Every so often, we at Fried On Business have one of those shows that defies definition. There is no theme, per se, but our excellent guests make the show memorable. Our most recent episode was one of those programs. Our guests covered selling cars, real estate technology, and everything in between. Here is but a sample. Warren Henry in Key …

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Rewind founders use health technology to turn back the hands of time

Okay, nobody lives forever, but that doesn’t mean that we have to throw in the towel and submit to aging badly. Problem is, the things we’re doing to better our health and prolong our lives are often exactly the wrong things to do. To my dismay, I discovered that recently when I invited the founders of Miami-based Rewind Anti-Aging Group …

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RealConnex melds best of technology, real estate and social media

In the old days, getting real estate deals done required a lot. A lot of phone calls. A lot of shoe leather. A lot of time. And, sadly, a lot of money. The advent of the Internet and social media hasn’t taken the place of all that legwork, but man has it helped. And when a visionary like Roy Abrams …

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Enhanced Healing Wellness Center brings hope to opioid addicts

Addiction is a terrible thing. It has devastating effects on individuals – and on businesses, too. And it appears that opioid addiction has once again come to the forefront and reached epidemic levels in Miami-Dade County, according to Vanessa Van Dyne, our most recent Fried On Business guest. Van Dyne is the owner of Enhanced Healing Wellness Center in Miami. …

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Private commercial lending taking center stage in mortgage showcase

We spent a good deal of time on this most recent episode of Fried On Business talking about money. You know, money – the stuff without which it’s difficult to do much of anything. Money is my stock in trade now that I’ve become affiliated with the good folks at Spectrum Mortgage. We focus on private lending and institutional financing …

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Private residential lending widens as mortgage window closes

When my phone rings these days, I can predict with almost 100% certainty the next words I’ll hear. It will go something like this: “Hey Jim, I have a special situation.” Then I’ll respond: “Well, thanks for calling. I can help.” I help by working with Spectrum Mortgage and providing private residential lending for deals that don’t fit the cookie-cutter …

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Urban in-fill housing market heats up in South Florida

The biggest real estate opportunity in South Florida today is in-fill housing. I know. With everything that’s going on in this market, that seems like a very bold statement. It is a bold statement – but it’s also true. It’s true because the supply of land here is dwindling rapidly. They just aren’t making it anymore. What’s not dwindling is …

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