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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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‘Mindfulness’ at work brings high return on investment

Sometimes it’s crazy down here in South Florida. Between the traffic and the heat and the economic growth, frankly it can be overwhelming at times. I speak from experience, and it doesn’t help that my own personality tends toward – let’s just say – excitability. But in the time I’ve gotten to know Dr. Ashwin Mehta, Medical Director of Integrative …

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Dezer developments illustrate ‘Super Lux’ trend

One of my favorite people came into the studio recently to talk about how he does residential real estate in South Florida. The unique thing about Gil Dezer is that when he does a project, he aims high. How high? Well, at Porsche Design Tower Miami the units start at $5 million and top out at $33 million. The unique …

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Diabetes care illustrates ‘golden age’ in medicine

I had another truly top-tier medical professional on the show recently. He has a list of credentials as long as your arm, and a personality such that you’d never know it. He was very impressive, so much so that now Mom wants an appointment. Roy E. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., is the new chairman of the Department of Medicine for UHealth-University …

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Miami’s changes make it the place to be

I just love Miami. I think it’s the center of the universe, and I don’t know why anyone would want to live anyplace else. There’s something big going on every single month. If you doubt me, just check the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau web site and see for yourself. Miami has completely changed from the days when I …

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Inflation, interest rates offer mixed bag for South Florida

I was recently quoted in Miami Today regarding the South Florida inflation rate, rising interest rates, and the impact on real estate and consumers. Well, there are a couple of things to keep in mind: – When interest rates rise, consumers pull disposable income out of the market. They curtail their spending, and this will be a drag on our …

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