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Mid-level careers are vital to economic recovery

I recently read the following survey results reported in the Wall Street Journal: – Total employment has risen every month for more than 4 years. – Only 21% of Americans rate the current economic conditions as “excellent.” – More than 5 years after the official end of the recession, only 21% of Americans thought the recession ended. – In 2013, …

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BNI’s Ivan Misner says focus builds networks

When I go to a networking event, I get really charged up. Some might even say I get filled with nervous energy … call it pre-traumatic stress syndrome. Yes, even I can get nervous before an important networking event. It’s anticipatory energy. I turn it into a positive. I get all fired up when I meet people face-to-face. It is …

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South Florida real estate market reaching escape velocity

When I think about the commercial real estate business cycle – and where we are in it today – the words “zero gravity” come to mind. Everything seems to be levitating – investor interest, prices, financing, you name it. Now, I’m not sure if we’re at the top of this cycle or not, but “zero gravity” is giving way to …

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Glover shares plan to take UF to preeminence

I’m a Florida Gator – through and through. I graduated from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration in ’82 and earned my MBA there in ’84. I’m a member of the UF Foundation and a lifetime member of the Alumni Association. I’m also on the Advisory Board for the Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies. It’s safe …

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And the new Brickell is – Brickell!

I just spent the entire month of August talking at Fried On Business about how several South Florida submarkets could become the next Brickell Avenue. We covered Coconut Grove, Doral, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Edgewater/Wynwood and Little River/Little Haiti. Now it’s time to give you my final word on the subject. What is the next Brickell? Well, the answer is Brickell …

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Terek’s water rescue deserves big #TY

The word “hero” get tossed around a lot these days, but I know someone who really deserves the title. It’s Terek Maddox – NFL trainer and frequent guest on Fried On Business. Terek has been diligently working to get me into shape after my recent back surgery. I’m getting stronger, and my limp is finally starting to go away. Our …

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Fort Lauderdale, Doral contain genes for new Brickell

I’m still full of ideas about the South Florida submarkets and which of them have the potential to become the next Brickell Avenue. Today, let’s talk about Downtown Fort Lauderdale and Doral. I’ve been involved in a bunch of projects in Downtown Fort Lauderdale including the Publix supermarket, which has been the catalyst for all of the residential development in …

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Related Group’s Rosso shares Miami condo market update

Miami sells itself, but it takes skilled developers like Carlos Rosso to bring inventory to the market. Rosso, president of condominium development for Related Group, has directed all aspects of residential development for the company in Florida, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Uruguay. When he recently returned from a business trip to Bogota and Buenos Aires, he was struck by a …

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Little Havana is the next Brickell

Lately, we’ve been talking about what areas of Miami have the potential to become the next Brickell Avenue. So let’s turn our attention to Little River and Little Havana. I don’t see Brickell-type development in the cards for Little River anytime soon. That area is growing. It has some great investors. It has great bones. But that area is going …

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Coconut Grove is the next Brickell

One of the keys to success in real estate is to be ahead of the curve – to watch growth trends forming and then catch the wave. Now, I’ve lived in Miami my whole life. I’ve had offices all over town and, yes, I watch the market closely and talk to a lot of people who do the same. I’ve …

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