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Coconut Grove, The Gables and More – “Close-In” Opportunities in Miami

Episode 389: 10-13-16

On this week’s show, Jim interviews Scott and Belinda Sime – husband and wife team. They broker and invest in both residential and commercial real estate in Miami’s “close-in” upscale markets. They discuss trends and opportunities they see in the marketplace. Also, Jim gives us an update on his wife Vivian’s search for a kidney.

Coconut Grove, The Gables and More

Scott Sime is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sime Realty Corporation, a commercial and residential brokerage company. Prior to founding Sime Realty Corporation, Scott was the Managing Director of CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) in Miami-Dade County. Scott has been in Miami since 1962 and has more than 28 years of commercial real estate experience in the local market.

Sime has completed real estate transactions with The University of Miami, Baptist Health South Florida and PS Business Parks. He and his team have completed some of the largest commercial real estate transactions in South Florida including the sale of the Miami International Commerce Park valued at $206,000,000. Sime Realty Corporation currently represents a portfolio consisting of 35 properties totaling approximately 2,000,000 square feet.

Belinda Sime is ranked No. 1 in Coral Gables by number of homes sold. She has 97 homes sold (valued at more than $100,000,000) in the last 24 months. She works with buyers and sellers in Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Coconut Grove, South Miami and the surrounding areas.

They discuss what opportunities and trends Scott and Belinda see in the Miami marketplace.

Vivian Fried Kidney Transplant Update

Jim will also give an update on his wife Vivian’s search for a kidney transplant.

For an update on Vivian Fried, watch her interview on WPLGTV10 in Miami:

For information on kidney donation, email


Episode 389: 10-13-16

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