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Residential prices rise in face of high Miami inventory, says RE/MAX chief

When you want to know what’s happening in a particular real estate market, you are wise to seek out an expert. It’s even better when that expert is part of a network of professionals who can provide perspective and context for any decisions. RE/MAX, as I learned recently, is one of those networks. The company’s Chief Operating Officer, Adam Contos, …

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Trusted Family co-founder says communication key to continuity

If you think managing a family business is difficult, how about managing a family business across two, three or even more generations? That is exactly the place where our most recent Fried On Business guest, Edouard Thijssen, found himself. Born in Belgium, Thijssen is a next-generation member of a global family business. As he grew older and got more involved, …

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Dezer developments exemplify Super Luxe condo trend

The Dezer family is built on love – love of family and love of delivering some of the highest-quality real estate in the country. That’s why it was a real pleasure to have Dezer Development President Gil Dezer – and his two young daughters – visit the Fried On Business program to discuss the state of Super Luxe condo development. …

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CoStar provides information bridge into commercial real estate career

It was a real estate bonanza during the latest Fried On Business show. I had a couple of real experts on board – Mark Anes of CoStar and longtime friend Adam Von Romer, to talk about the value of the CoStar service and how to get started in commercial real estate. Anes came to my office recently to demo CoStar, …

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Now’s the time to support Dolphins Cancer Challenge 2017

I so rarely get fired up about things. Okay, okay. We all know that’s not true. But when I get fired up every year about this time, it’s for a very good reason. That reason is the annual Dolphins Cancer Challenge. It’s the Miami Dolphins’ largest signature charity event and the largest charity event in the entire National Football League. …

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Real estate crowdfunding vital to IHT Realty Group platform

Daniel Summers has been in the real estate business since 1976. He’s seen a lot. He might even tell you he’s seen it all. But about 18 months ago, something new caught his attention. Something that made even this veteran businessman take notice. That something is “crowdfunding” of real estate, which in 2013 produced about $400 million in equity financing, …

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Talking smart cars with Larry Zinn

It’s a brand new year, and I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off 2017 than with a conversation about cars with my great friend Larry Zinn. He, of course, is the general manager of Warren Henry Land Rover, Range Rover, Infiniti and Jaguar, with locations throughout South Florida. Zinn is a regular at Fried On Business, and …

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On branding Miami – and yourself

Branding has always been vital to individual real estate projects, but what about the brand of the community containing the real estate? In other words, what about the brand we call Miami? And what about your personal brand? Well, I had two stellar experts on the first of two Fried On Business holiday programs to break it down for us. …

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Callers’ questions bring life to Kidney Donation Awareness Day at Fried On Business

The weekend of Dec. 16-17 was very special for me and my wife, Vivian, as the Renewal organization hosted two kidney donation awareness events for us in South Florida. As you know, Vivian is desperately in need of a kidney transplant and has been on dialysis for more than three years waiting for a match. I’ve done everything in my …

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On Botox, peels and other executive tools

Don’t hate me because I’m handsome. Well, okay, beauty really is in the eye of the beholder, but is it vanity for a man or woman to want to look his or her best? I think not. And it’s especially important in a competitive professional environment to put forward your best self. So for the first time on Fried On …

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