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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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Living kidney donation from two perspectives

Here we are – solidly into the gift-giving season. So during the Thanksgiving episode of Fried On Business I decided to interview a couple of people about giving the most precious gift of all – the gift of life. One person – AJ Gindi of the Renewal organization – has given it already. The other – my wife, Vivian – …

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Renewal event brings help, hope for Vivian Fried kidney transplant

For my wife, Vivian Fried, this day began like every day has for nearly three years now. She’s up at 6:15 this time. She readies herself and fills two huge bags with the things she’ll need for the day’s dialysis session. At the dialysis center, they’ll stick a huge, 13-inch needle in her arm and begin recycling her blood through …

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Families and finance headline latest Fried On Business

It was all about families and finance during the most recent episode of Fried On Business. We had the privilege of speaking with two fabulous guests about generational wealth and how to create a financial legacy for your loved ones. For instance, the words women, wealth and power usually aren’t part of the same sentence in our culture. But that’s …

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Window for year-end financing is closing

Hey there. By now you know that I’ve been working closely with Spectrum Mortgage Group to arrange financing for all types of real estate transactions – commercial and residential. So why am I mentioning it again? Because the year is almost over, and time is running out if you need to get a real estate deal done by Dec. 31. …

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