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Pros: CCIM designation is a value-added proposition

Earning a CCIM designation is a lot of work. It involves many hours of classroom study, not to mention a good deal of commercial real estate experience. But it’s worth it, as the growing interest in the CCIM Institute’s programs will attest. Steven W. Moreira, CCIM, CIPS, the incoming national president of the CCIM Institute, and Frank Rodriguez Melo, president …

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Related’s Rosso brings focus to South Florida condo market update

The Related Group is one of South Florida’s largest and most active condominium developers. So when the Fried On Business show needed a South Florida condo market update, we looked no further than Carlos Rosso, president of condominium development for the company. With a focus on Miami-Dade and Broward counties, Related Group last year sold some 2,500 condos to buyers …

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Twitter analytics rock social media for business

John Mahoney (@socialmedia305) loves social media for business. He’s the official social media consultant to the Fried On Business show, and his advice has been invaluable in helping me build the brand. So it was a real treat to have him on the show recently, and one of the key things we discussed was Twitter analytics. What? You didn’t know …

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My advice on how to get your dream job

I’ve started noticing something on my Facebook page. People are asking for more pep talks, so to speak. They want some positive energy and advice on various subjects. So on the most recent show I decided to devote some time to a subject that resonates with almost everyone – getting jobs and starting careers. When someone asks me for help …

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Executive coaches shed light on business hurdles

You might not realize it, but even high-powered and experienced executives can get stuck – in business and in life. Sometimes even they could use an impartial peer who can help them see things from a different perspective and then make changes. I just had a chance to interview two such people. They’re executive coaches, and they both have an …

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Expert outlines benefits of owning a franchise

Sidney J. Feltenstein is a bona fide expert on franchises and franchising. He’s the past chairman of the board of Yorkshire Global Restaurants and a member of the International Franchise Association’s Hall of Fame. He’s held senior positions at Dunkin’ Donuts and Burger King Corporation. He then led an investment group that bought A&W Restaurants in 1995. Under his leadership, …

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Retail market analysis shows strength in South Florida

Lately, I’ve been giving my listeners an update on my thoughts about the major commercial real estate market segments in South Florida. So now it’s time to turn our attention to my South Florida retail market analysis. When you talk about retail in South Florida, you have to talk about new development versus redevelopment. I’ve been involved with both, and …

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Smooth sailing for Miami multifamily market

People want to live in South Florida. They’ve been coming here for a long time, and most of the people coming here these days have money. Usually a lot of it. And they all need places to live, so here’s my take on the Miami multifamily market. Condos There’s not much land left on the water, so developers are building …

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Little Havana real estate takes homework

Frank Rodriguez Melo has quite a story. In short, he went from doing eminent domain work for the Florida DOT to leading one of Miami’s most significant commercial real estate organizations: CCIM Miami. Rodriguez Melo is a CCIM and a broker, but he’s also an investor. And one of his key investment targets is Little Havana. In fact, Rodriguez Melo …

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How to get referrals? Give before you get, says networking guru

Judging by the number of times he’s been on the show, you might get the impression that we rather like Dr. Ivan Misner. And you would be correct. We like Ivan Misner a lot, not just because he’s an all-around good guy but because he shares a wealth of useful information about business networking. After all, he is the founder …

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