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Playa Largo Resort rocks grand opening

I am absolutely stoked that – just about an hour away – a brand new refuge from Miami’s urban jungle has just come online. Playa Largo Resort in Key Largo just celebrated its grand opening, and I had the opportunity to broadcast the most recent Fried On Business show from this wonderful facility. A project of Prime Hospitality and Shaner …

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ISG’s Studnicky says South Florida real estate bargains to give way soon

Craig Studnicky, principal at International Sales Group, represents some of the biggest names and biggest projects in South Florida. For instance, there’s Armando Codina (Downtown Doral), Property Markets Group (Echo Brickell, Echo Aventura, Muse Residences in Sunny Isles), and George Perez (W in Fort Lauderdale). Studnicky likes to joke that it’s only taken him 23 years to get folks of …

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Sime team advises caution, focus in Miami real estate market

The winds of change may start blowing through the South Florida real estate market. What once was a fair breeze could soon turn foul, according to Scott and Belinda Sime, my most recent guests at Fried On Business. But if anyone can help us navigate what’s coming, it would be the Simes. Scott is President and Chief Executive Officer of …

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Kidney transplant: Social media sharing could bring the gift of life

The best blessings are the ones that catch you by surprise. My wife Vivian and I had one of those recently during a live broadcast from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s 19th Annual Sunset Over Miami event. I had spent a few minutes talking real estate with Lyle Chariff of Chariff Realty Group. You know, basically what we do all …

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Melissa Jane Rubin: Propportunities abound in South Florida real estate

I just had a tremendous interview with someone who has been a real estate thought leader in South Florida for many years. Melissa Jane Rubin isn’t new to Miami or to real estate, but she has became a Broker/Associate with the firm Compass, which recently entered the market. Compass, she said, is the Silicon Valley of real estate, with collaboration …

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Family office experts help sort out family dynamics

Family offices were the subject of the latest Fried On Business show, but we took a unique approach to dealing with the topic. You see, it’s not always about the dollars and cents. When dealing with a family office, it’s often about the family dynamics – things that are in the background but very relevant to management of the enterprise. …

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Bergstrom Center broadcast brings real estate into focus

One of the highlights of my year is the board of directors retreat for the Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville. This year was certainly no exception. I had a great time doing the latest episode of Fried On Business from the event. It gave me a great opportunity to renew old friendships …

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EWM expert Shuffield talks Miami homes for sale

Fried On Business just started its 8th year on the air. It’s hard to believe. Time certainly does fly. So on the most recent episode of the show, we had a bit of a celebration with an old friend, Ron Shuffield of Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell Realtors® (EWM). Shuffield and I have actually made money together, so I guess that makes him one …

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Roundup of Raisal and ICSC retail

The most-recent Fried On Business show was chock-full of actionable business information. Our guests – from the online lending platform Raisal and from the leading real estate law firm Becker & Poliakoff – simply hit it out of the park as we talked about real estate financing and the recent ICSC Florida Conference in Orlando. Raisal: The new way to …

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Trio demystifies foreign investment in real estate

Dealing with foreign nationals who want to buy Miami real estate is a lucrative but complicated specialty. So I had three top-notch practitioners in this segment on the show recently to help sort it all out. We covered so much ground, so to speak, that it’s impossible to review it all in writing. So here are the high points: The …

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