Miami ranked No. 12 for best Cities for Conferences via @smartasset


Shopping Malls See Major Rebound in Foot Traffic #commercial


More companies are joining the wave of financial services firms establishing footholds in Miami via @sfbjnews


Lumber Price Drops Fueling Multifamily Building Boom via @GlobeStcom #commercial


From ‘old Miami to new Miami’: Steering more money into the city’s tech world


Broward Real Estate Continues Trend of Surging Sales in 2Q 2021


Mortgage applications to purchase a home increased 2% for the week and offered a signal that more first-time buyers may be emerging.


SIORS say commercial real estate (CRE) is rebounding at a record pace, with the office sector finally making its comeback. a new report published by @SIORglobal captures the current market conditions in a snapshot:


Foreign Investment Roaring Back To Miami via @bisnow


Top 10 ‘15-minute city’ list headed by Miami


11 Amazing Perks of Being a Member of Florida Realtors


One of the world’s leading alternative investment firms is bringing its operations to Miami:


“When Uber thought about its future, it thought about Miami” @Uber is doubling down on Miami by doubling the size of their footprint and hiring local talent to reinvent the Uber app urban transit.


“For the past 100 years the trend line of Miami real estate has been on the up and up and up. Long term, I wouldn’t bet against it.” @miamitodaynews on South Florida’s record-breaking real estate market and how the higher percentage of today’s buyers using their newly purchased home as their primary residence will boost the local economy for years.


The Miami-based rail company Brightline, which has stations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, plans to resume passenger service in the first half of November. Also, company’s construction of its South Florida-Orlando rail connection is now over 75% complete


After the Employment-Based Fifth Preference Category (EB-5) Regional Center Program lapsed in Congress in late June, the EB-5 Direct Program has become popular with a growing surge of foreign immigration applicants who are investing in businesses here.


Average of Nearly $5,000 Paid Out to Renters Applying for Assistance Under the $25B Emergency Rental Assistance Package


South Florida's Tech Scene 'Here to Stay' as Uber Joins Cluster of Companies Acquiring Office Space via @lawdotcom


Experts: Global Vaccines to Bring Foreign Buyers Back


Economists predict many international buyers over the next year as global vaccinations continue to increase. Foreign home buyers have pent-up demand for U.S. real estate as they purchase here because of healthy returns, vacation homes, safe havens for their money, political instability in their homeland, etc.


400 tech professionals, most of them software engineers, descended on the Magic City for Miami Hack Week, an initiative organized by a group of like-minded locals and envisioned as a way to plug the hundreds of new job openings Miami’s tech boom has created.


Hollywood, Florida attracts new investments within its Opportunity Zones.


Commercial Real Estate Prices Have Surpassed Pre-Covid Levels via @bisnow


"From January to June of this year, MIA saw more international passengers than any other airport in the country"- MIA spokesman. International demand is coming back to MIA quicker than other markets. #Miami #GlobalCity


Most Consumers Now Comfy with Online Closings


Words to Sell Houses Changed During Pandemic. Point2Homes examined 43 million words from more than 640,000 listings nationwide. See which words made the top 20 for single-family and condo listings:


Miami restaurant ranked No. 3 for best burger in the U.S., according to Big 7 Travel. #Wynwood


Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the UHealth-University of Miami Health System ranks No. 1 in the U.S. for 20th year in U.S. News & World Report #Miami #Healthcare


South Florida has been a magnet for company relocations and expansions over the past year. The cost difference between California and Florida explained


It's Not Just Amazon: South Florida Industrial Market Growing 18 Months After Pandemic Onset #MiamiCommercial #CRE


Financing is more important than ever, but many home buyers don't understand how it works. @ABREBAC is launching a course to help agents guide their clients through the mortgage process via @Realtormag


Cleveland Clinic’s Weston Hospital Ranked No. 1 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale Metro Area by U.S. News & World Report for Fourth Year in a Row #Broward #Healthcare


One of many lessons the pandemic has taught the real estate industry is how important technology is to conducting business when face-to-face opportunities are limited, and the National Association of Realtors‘ 2021 Technology Survey bears this out.


NAR family of brands donates $1.25 million to the REALTORS® Relief Foundation to support those in need during times of disasters.


A new study by Bright MLS illustrates the advantage of selling a home publicly. MLS Finds That Listed Homes Sell for 17% More


Record-setting real estate transactions are occurring across the country for higher-priced homes.


Miami is ranked the best 15-minute city in the United States, according to a 2021 study by Fifteen-minute cities are cities where everything you need (access to dining, schools, medical facilities, high walk score and more) is located within a 15-minute walk or bike ride away.


The Venice Of America - Fort Lauderdale, FL via @GrandStrandMag


Another Canadian-based company choosing MIAMI as its U.S. corporate headquarters


Faith Group affiliate buys 36-acre development site near Hard Rock Stadium


Sustained job creation, more consumer spending, and the continuing return of the workforce to the office underpinned the commercial real estate market's recovery across all property sectors in the first half of 2021.


Miami’s long-awaited waterborne commuter service plans to resume hourly trips between Miami and Miami Beach via @MiamiTodayNews


The City of Miami will be debuting a cryptocurrency this month called MiamiCoin. According to Mayor Francis Suarez, “Miami has now become the Bitcoin capital of the world.”


The Miami Movement is real – just look at the news of the past six months via @refreshmiami #MiamiTech


South Florida industrial sector keeps beating pandemic odds, Q2 report shows


Realtors® Believe Drones, Cyber Security Are Real Estate Industry's Most Impactful Emerging Technologies.

Miami marches on as the No. 1 city for tech job growth via @CapitalAnalytic


“People and businesses are going to keep moving here because of our friendly business environment and our wonderful quality of life. More inventory will start to come on the market as we get back to post-pandemic life” -- MIAMI Chairman of the Board Jennifer Wollmann profile via @CapitalAnalytic and Invest Miami 2021


Proponents of access to publicly owned lands are applauding the reimagining of Maurice A. Ferré Park and Regatta Park for the benefit of the community.


(Miami Herald subscriber content) Miami, you’re looking different on your 125th birthday. Here’s a peek at then and now


Best in class! @MDCPS not only posted scores higher than that of all other schools in all the grade and subject combinations in 2019; it also got more effective in three out of four grade and subject combinations via @educationweek


Commercial-Property Sales Volume Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels via @WSJ


(Miami Herald subscriber content) Miami’s financial hub is slated for three new residential buildings, adding to the number of living options in the dense and trendy Brickell neighborhood.


Broward’s industrial sector continues to fire on all cylinders via @CapitalAnalytic


Managing emotions in any transaction is one of a Realtor’s primary skills. The more market and building-specific information you provide, the calmer and smoother the transaction will be. MIAMI leaders Jorge Guerra Jr., Jennifer Wollmann and Natascha Tello share methods for evaluating property integrity via @Realtormag


Spotlight on Palm Beach’s growing life sciences industry: The Palm Beaches is the only place in the world where Scripps Research and Max Planck, the world’s top two standalone institutes for biomedical research, co-reside.


More affordable housing is coming to Miami neighborhoods


U.S. Retail Sector Recovers Faster Than Expected, Says National League of Cities #Commercial #CRE


(Miami Herald subscriber content) The first direct flight between Dubai and Miami arrived at Miami International Airport. The arrival marks Emirates’ launch of four weekly flights between the two cities.


“Investment in arts, culture & transportation primed downtown Miami to capitalize on an influx of residents aiming to leave major metropolitan areas during the pandemic” @SFBJNews on Miami’s evolution over 125 years.


Diversified, Resilient Miami Existing Condo Market Continues Posting Record Sales


Miami-Dade County in June saw the highest number of residential sales in a single month in nearly 30 years — a clear indicator of the increasing demand for South Florida living.


NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun: “At a broad level, home prices are in no danger of a decline due to tight inventory conditions, but I do expect prices to appreciate at a slower pace by the end of the year,” Yun said. “Ideally, the costs for a home would rise roughly in line with income growth, which is likely to happen in 2022 as more listings and new construction become available.”


Miami-Dade named as one of three cities in the U.S. where Ford, Lyft and the autonomous driving technology group Argo AI will begin deploying self-driving ride-hail cars.



Miami Real Estate Posts Best June Sales Month in History; Existing Condo Sales Jump 212.8% Year-Over-Year


Broward Total Home Sales Continue Rising in June 2021; Luxury Condo Sales Jump 341.2% Year-over-Year



For the 13th straight year, Florida remained the top destination for foreign buyers, accounting for 21% of all international purchases, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors: the 2021 Profile of International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate. Download the full report here:


Yet another New York-based company is moving to Miami. BlockTower Capital, an investment firm focused on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, relocated its headquarters to Miami via @commobserver


Over the last 10 years, Florida government has diverted over $2 billion out of existing affordable housing trust funds, and spent it on other unrelated projects. To make the process more accountable, Floridians are proposing a constitutional amendment that would put affordable housing funds in a lock box so they are used for affordable housing, and nothing else. Print and sign the petition:


As companies eye Florida for its low taxes, ever-growing population and business-friendly policies, competition has been driving land prices up and cap rates down. #Commercial #CRE


Miami Ranks #1 For Tech Job Growth In Q2 2021, according to a CompTIA analysis.


Cash Buyers Scoop Up a Third of Homes. 52.6% of West Palm Beach home purchases this year were paid for with cash, according to Redfin.


Miami ranked No. 2 best office market in the nation, according to a study by the commercial real estate advisory firm Newmark. Newmark looked at change in sublease availability rate, overall vacancy rate and asking rental rates between Q1 2020 and Q1 2021, as well as the overall economy, to determine office market rankings.


The growth of Wynwood continues -- One of the largest mixed-use residential and office projects ever proposed for the Wynwood Arts District #Miami


Miami’s most recent influx of new restaurants has brought the culinary scene to the next level--- Gordon Ramsay Set To Open First Miami Restaurant


Miami Beach and Key West restaurants ranked among the best restaurants in the country, according to Tripadvisor’s 2021 Travelers’ Choice Restaurants Awards



Miami Real Estate Posts Best June Sales Month in History; Existing Condo Sales Jump 212.8% Year-Over-Year


Broward Total Home Sales Continue Rising in June 2021; Luxury Condo Sales Jump 341.2% Year-over-Year


A proposed constitutional amendment on the 2022 ballot would ensure money for affordable-housing programs. The ballot measure would establish in the Florida Constitution the State Housing Trust Fund and the Local Government Housing Trust Fund. It would require that the trust funds receive at least 25 percent of the revenue from documentary-stamp taxes — which are collected on real estate transactions — and would detail how the money could be used to address affordable housing. 


Vacation home sales have been surging during the pandemic, according to NAR's recently released 2021 Vacation Home Counties Report. In 2020, vacation home sales rose by 16.4%, outpacing the 5.6% growth in total existing-home sales. #SouthFlorida 


NAR's Dr. Lawrence Yun expects mortgage rates to continue to rise as the uncertainty related to COVID-19 has lessened. He reasons that with the vaccination progress, jobs are recovering, and interest rates will generally begin to normalize. 


The greater @CityofMiami area led the U.S. with a 29% increase in tech jobs in Q2 of 2021, according to a CompTIA analysis of Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights data. 


These are the 21 new Miami Towers that will be under construction in 2021


Miami Ranks #1 For Tech Job Growth


Miami-Dade County real estate’s top local feeder market is Broward with 5% of permanent residential change-of-address filings coming from Broward in 2020, according to USPS data. Nationally, Miami Dade’s movement from New York comprised 2% of its filings. Broward’s top origin county is Miami-Dade with 11% of all filers coming from Miami (over 17,000 filings).


Why do so many PGA Tour players live in Jupiter? #PalmBeach Read about Florida’s golf mecca in @golfweek


The Covid-19 pandemic fueled the greatest wave of business openings in Miami-Dade County history, a new report from the US Census Bureau reveals. The report issued last week shows 106,810 new business applications in Miami-Dade in 2020, up from 85,902 in 2019.


Fort Lauderdale officials could soon decide to connect two of the city's most trafficked areas with tunnel technology. Boring Co., founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has proposed building a tunnel that would connect downtown Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale beach.


Millennials drove housing market demand to new heights in 2020


Technology and changing social values will give Americans more control than ever over how and where they live in the future.


Lift in Listings as Home Prices Shatter Records


Newsmaker Spotlight: Why 2020 MIAMI REALTORS Chairman Jorge Guerra Believes in the Power of Video and Digital Media


Data from CoreLogic shows the increase in home values in South Florida is similar to what many other metro areas across the country are experiencing, especially in the Sun Belt.


The strength of the current market: More Homebuyers Making 20% Down Payments and Waiving Appraisal and Inspection Contract Contingencies


Buyers Waive Contingencies, Bring More Money to Close


Miami Herald subscriber content: Could Lincoln Road be the next hot spot for tech firms? Miami Beach is betting on it


Miami’s strong public schools: A recent study by @GreatCitySchls found that @MDCPS scored higher on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (#NAEP) than Large City School averages in all areas and outperformed All Other Schools, public and private, nationally in 4th grade Reading and Mathematics.


Q&A: After Surfside, What Should I Know About Condos?


40-Year FHA, VA Home Loans Coming in October?


American Airlines Announces Big Increase in Service To Miami


75-Story,  Baccaratt Residences Gets Green Light – Related’s Most Luxurious Product



Miami’s Design District Is America’s Hottest Dining Neighborhood via Robb Report


Fewer than 4% of all mortgage-holders are now in forbearance, the first time since the onset of the pandemic this number has fallen so low.



Mortgage rates dropped further this week although inflation rose more than expected. Specifically, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell to 2.96% from 2.99% the previous week.


Now It’s the Adults Flocking to Fort Lauderdale. Buyers flocking to luxury residences in Broward County via @nytimes


All-Cash Deals, Few Contingencies: Lawyer Braces for Miami's Real Estate Boom via @lawdotcom


West Palm Beach's Warehouse District is transforming from a neglected stretch of dilapidated buildings to a hip place to work and play.


Two-thirds of homeowners in forbearance have already started making monthly payments – and March had the best single-month improvement in delinquencies in 11 years.


NAR: 5 Appraisal Topics Every Agent Should Know


Why the Pandemic Turned Miami Into the New Monaco via @TandCmag


Miami ranks No. 6 in the U.S. for most newer homes for sale (listings for Homes built in 2000 or later), according to


Fort Lauderdale ranks No. 4 for best cities for LGBTQ Home Buyers, according to data


How COVID-19 Changed South Florida Retail and Restaurant Spaces #Commercial


Danielle Hale: New listings rose 9%, the 8th consecutive week of YoY gains. With home prices up dramatically, even relatively recent home buyers are sitting on substantial home equity, one reason why we’re seeing more owners putting homes up for sale.


Another New York tech firm is relocating its HQ and bringing high-paying jobs to Miami: Major cryptocurrency exchange will bring as many as 300 jobs to Miami over the next 18 months paying an average salary of $110,000.


The Brightline train service has catapulted real estate investment near its South Florida stations. Brightline, which launched its passenger rail service in 2018, connects Miami to Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach with plans to connect to Orlando and Tampa in the future via @commobserver


NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun on one reason why vacation home sales are increasing: “When higher inflation occurs, some people want to have a tangible asset as a hedge against inflation. So, it is also possible that buyers want a second property as a hedge against inflation.”


Miami 21, a zoning code adopted by the city 12 years ago, regulates the shape of buildings and how they meet the street to create lively urban places through clear diagrams. The code won awards and attention across the country, and today has helped create several 15-minute cities where all basic needs can be satisfied with a 15-minute walk or bike ride. Read: Urban Walkability Gains a Foothold in the U.S.


A $50 million affordable housing complex is coming to Naranja, and more is planned #Miami #SouthDade


Watch WPTV’s report on how MIAMI Realtors leader and Palm Beach County Housing Authority Vice Chair Phyllis Choy has collected almost 900 books (as of today) for local children in low-income and underserved communities. Many children in the Glades live far away from a library. Choy plans on delivering the books next week to the Boys & Girls Club in Belle Glade and the Bridges Family Center in Pahokee. #MiamiRealtors #JTHSMIAMI


Miami is the only city in the world with Formula 1, NFL, NBA, NHL and MLS soccer. Miami will host its first Grand Prix in 2022, beginning a 10-year partnership with Formula 1. #Miami #GlobalCity


A Construction Boom is Coming Despite Skyrocketing Material Prices via @GlobeStcom #Commercial


Miami played host to what may be the largest cryptocurrency conference the world has ever seen. For Miami, the conference may also signal its emergence as a center for crypto and blockchain technology. #Bitcoin2021


Is Allapattah the new Wynwood? Miami developers think so via @WPLGLocal10


Miami hotels have boasted some of the country’s highest occupancy


Florida Churches Consider Creative Uses of Real Estate During Pandemic #Commercial



Despite low mortgage rates, more buyers are bringing cash to make their offers stand out in a bidding war.


As more technology and finance companies make moves to the city, most are considering office space in two areas: Wynwood or downtown Miami, a district that includes Brickell.


12 reasons why Miami is having a moment: places, trends, and events which have come to life over the past year and are defining the New Miami via @SchwartzMedia


Downtown Palm Beach Gardens reinvents itself with latest makeover of stores, grounds


Rising home prices aren’t in themselves a new phenomenon caused by the pandemic — as the FHFA’s report notes, home prices have increased every quarter since September 2011. But the size of the increases is certainly influenced in part by the pandemic.


Homeowners who refinanced their 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in 2020 saved more than $2,800 annually


Influencers leading the charge in Miami’s tech boom


Developers move fast to meet Miami’s growth needs


“Miami es la capital de Sudamérica. Hay más de 10,000 peruanos trayendo a sus amigos, a sus familiares a comer a estos restaurantes”: @elnuevoherad on how Venezuelans and Peruvians are bringing authentic Chinese food to Miami via @SarahMorenoENH #Miami #Global


South Florida’s Outlying Markets, From Belle Glade to Treasure Coast, Heat Up via @commobserver The search for space is pushing users not just to the Glades region of western Palm Beach County, but also to Homestead in southern Miami-Dade County and north to Martin and St. Lucie counties, an area known as the Treasure Coast.


Miami's experiencing an influx of new residents in the wake of the pandemic. There's a 15% increase in tech professionals in the last year — the most in America. @MiamiMayor @FrancisSuarez told @Enrique_Acevedo he's on a mission to transform Miami into the next tech capital.


Miami saw an 87% increase in individuals relocating from Manhattan year-over-year in 2020, from 1,228 to 2,639, according to USPS permanent address changes filed in 2020 compared to 2019.

 Expect 'Cranes Popping Up': 8 Ways COVID-19 is Reshaping the South Florida Real Estate Market #MiamiCommercial


South Florida’s Red-Hot Housing Market Doesn’t Appear To Be Slowing Down Anytime Soon


Businesses Are Looking to South Florida for Class A Office Space #MiamiCommercial


Miami Mayor Suarez: Tech and finance wave is a ‘movement, not a moment’


With 91.6% of mortgage holders up-to-date on their monthly payments, market watchers say the expanding economy makes a foreclosure wave less likely.


More inventory is expected to come to the market later this year as potential home sellers become more comfortable listing and showing their homes. The falling number of homeowners in mortgage forbearance will also bring about more inventory via NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun @NARmedia


Miami Real Estate Posts Best April Sales Month in History; Existing Condo Sales Jump 234.2% as Buyers Act on Higher Inventory


Broward Total Home Sales Continue Rising in April 2021; Luxury Home Sales Jump 331.4% Year-over-Year


California to South Florida migration: For 2019, 2020 and the first four months of 2021, Miami-Dade County tops the list for all three periods for having the most former Californians getting Florida driver’s licenses among that state’s 67 counties. In the first four months of this year, Palm Beach County ranked second on that list, followed by Broward County (Fort Lauderdale)


In The Past 10 Days Alone, Nearly 1,500 High-Paying Tech & Finance Jobs Announced For Miami



The Brightline high-speed rail from Miami to Orlando is officially over halfway complete, meaning those long car trips to Orlando may soon be a thing of the past.


City salaries in South Florida are climbing, according to job-search engine Adzuna. Tech jobs, sun, and no income tax: experts explain why Florida is poised to keep growing even after the pandemic via @thisisinsider


How to grow housing market supply in 2021 via @HousingWire


Brightline's Orlando-to-South Florida rail expansion is now more than 50% complete #Commercial


Housing Affordability Increases in March as Incomes Surge via @NARmedia


The demand for industrial space increased in Miami during the pandemic as manufacturers brought production back to the U.S. to avoid future disruptions via @GlobeStcom #MiamiCommercial


Resorts World Miami Gets Approval For Three 649-FT Towers at Former Miami Herald Property



Miami ranked No. 2 Best U.S. city for small business in 2020, according to Biz2Credit study


Remote Work Is Highly Valued by 2021 Homebuyers


A powerful new wave of buyers are increasing the demand on an already low housing inventory throughout Miami-Dade County.


South Florida’s residential sales and median prices increased in the first quarter of 2021, according to the @MiamiRealtors:


Miami ranked among Top Cities for BBQ in the U.S., according to 2021 analysis by Chefs Pencil


“For first-time home buyers, rising inventory and low interest rates open the window of opportunity wider as we move through May, hinting that we might see price gains begin to moderate,” @GeorgeRatiu w/ @jepassy


M-DCPS High Schools Named among America’s Best by U.S. News & World Report


4 Ways to Alleviate Inventory Shortages via @RealtorMag


For #retail #realestate, the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t spurred a total reinvention, but a rapid acceleration of trends that were already taking shape. Stores were already offering curbside pickup and ramping up click-and-collect.


Miami Real Estate Market Surges in Q1 2021 With Dollar Volume up 122%


Miami Ranks Number One For Growth In Tech Workers


Miami Home Sales Jump 39.8% in 1Q 2021; Single-Family Luxury Transactions Up 182.9%


Broward County Home Sales Rise 29.9% in 1Q 2021; Single-Family Luxury Transactions Jump 105.4%


Danielle Hale: the number of sellers jumped in last 3 weeks compared to very low year-ago levels. As more sellers gain confidence and return to the #housing market, we’ll see the scales tip back a bit in favor of buyers.


New towers expected to be under vertical construction in Miami during 2020. All of the projects listed are within the downtown Miami/Brickell area.


How real estate professionals add value for South Florida buyers


Flagler Street makeover could revive the heart of downtown Miami


Mortgage rates fell again this week and are now down to 2.96%. For the third week in a row, rates are sitting below the 3% mark:


Plans for Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s first five-star, luxury hotel


Florida ranked No. 1 best state for higher education by 2021 U.S. News & World Report. Florida’s four-year college grad rate: 69.8%. Average in-state tuition and fees: $4,443.


(South Florida Business Journal subscriber content) Miami-Dade County wants to keep tech companies coming. Here's how that could happen


Curbless, Pedestrian Friendly Rebuild of Downtown Miami’s Flager Street



South Miami Posts Two Record-Breaking Office-Retail Sales



Season in review: Record-setting sellers’ market drives up sales, prices in Palm Beach


"In a typical year, we see about 8% of the nation's homes hit the market, and we're expecting about 25% more this year," said George Ratiu, senior economist,®.


Florida Again Ranked as #2 Best State for Business by Chief Executive Magazine


Fort Lauderdale’s Growing Tech Hub--- a prime example of the expanding tech presence in the market.


MIAMI Association of Realtors now offers Showingly via @SouthFL_Agent


The years 2020-2024 are projected to have a healthy number of U.S. replacement homebuyers as our most significant housing demographic patch ever recorded in history (ages 27-33) comes into their home-buying age. The median U.S. first-time homebuyer is 33 now. Population data via Knoema