Breaking News

Articles

Grace and mercy pave road to kidney transplant recovery

Well, the kidney transplant is complete, and the healing has begun. Four years to the day that my wife Vivian was found unresponsive on the floor of our apartment, she received the gift of life from a complete stranger who wanted to be faithful to G-d and His calling. Betty Demartini, a Realtor in Aventura, stepped up and embodied the …

Read More »

Healing is the beginning for Jim and Vivian Fried

For me, 2017 was laser-focused on only one goal: Finding a living kidney donor for my wife Vivian Fried. Our situation during the year went from urgent to practically desperate. Vivian took care of herself and dutifully went to dialysis six days a week, but time was running out. Her body would not take much more. Then, through the miracle …

Read More »

On urban infill housing and branding – and unicorns

When I say this, you probably won’t believe me. But I’ll say it anyway: There are unicorns in Miami. No, I’m not crazy. And I’m not talking about any mythical creatures. I’m talking about affordable urban infill housing. I call that a unicorn because finding that in Miami is about as likely as finding a horse with a single horn …

Read More »

ICSC Foundation spearheads hurricane relief efforts by shopping center industry

So when you think about shopping centers, what comes to mind? Your favorite store? A good meal? The latest Hollywood blockbuster? What if I told you that, during a major crisis, the shopping center industry is a key component in community preparation and recovery? Well, it’s true. And that’s what I discussed recently with Trish Blasi, President at Borghese Investments …

Read More »

Living kidney donor shares life-giving story

A few weeks ago, Vickie O’Neill-Haber gave the gift of life. She became a living kidney donor to a complete stranger who desperately needed a transplant. It’s a fascinating and beautiful story, and she came on the air recently to tell us about it. A close friend had posted on Facebook that she knew of a woman who needed a …

Read More »

RF skin tightening benefits busy executives

Let’s face it: None of us are getting any younger. I’m starting to get more than a few gray hairs on my head. That can be advantageous, however. In business, it tends to convey experience and wisdom. But the wrinkles and blemishes on my face are another matter. They make me grateful for the periodic touch-ups I get from Dr. …

Read More »

Lombardi: Art will always be the focus of a growing Wynwood

David Lombardi is a great friend and one of the first guests we ever had on Fried On Business. The founder of Lombardi Properties is also a major benefactor for one of Miami’s most exciting up-and-coming neighborhoods – Wynwood. Fortunately for us, he got there through a series of fortunate events. Lombardi started selling homes in Miami Beach about 20 …

Read More »

Fortune International founder outlines South Florida strategy

It’s always an amazing experience when we have a chance to bring a true expert into the Fried On Business studios, and Edgardo DeFortuna did not disappoint when he stopped by to chat about the multifamily residential market in South Florida. The founder and president of Fortune International Realty in Miami said he sees a rare balance in the South …

Read More »

Friends and strangers bless search for kidney donor

A few days ago, two longtime friends – Blair Hyatt and Russ Bornstein – came down from Boca Raton to have lunch with me in Wynwood. We were there to catch up and talk business, but before we began they paused for a moment. Then they handed me a stack of checks they had collected to help support me and …

Read More »

FlexWheels brings fun back to the driving experience

We talk a lot about cars at Fried On Business, and my friend, Vincent Iafano, says there are basically three options for vehicle transportation. You can: – Buy the car. – Rent the car. – Lease the car. Each has advantages, no doubt, but also some significant disadvantages. Why can’t we have an option, Iafano said, that is at our …

Read More »