Browsing Category 'Market Trends'


Flagler completes Building One at South Florida Logistics Center (SFLC) and is already 70% leased.  According to Chris Sutton, Flagler VP Business Development, the building was delivered ahead of schedule with a logistics provider leasing the first 122,000 square feet.  On the remaining 49,000 square feet there are several proposals.  “This bodes well for the next […]

Okey Dokey Grocery

You do the Okey-Dokey and hopefully collect the rent.  Okey Dokey Grocery Stores have hit South Florida. Headed by Agro Trade International, Okey Dokey has opened up storesin South Florida between 4,200 and 7,500 SF.  The chain hopes to have over 400 stores throughout the US with over $1 billion in revenues within the next 4 years.  Agro plans on […]


LA based real estate investment firm, Laurus Corp,  has just completed its acquisition of the Miami Sofitel located at 5800 Blue Lagood Drive.  The Sofitel is a 14 Story french themed hotel that caters to the business traveller.The property sits on 10 Acres with a total adjusted SF of 230,420 with 17,351 SF of meeting […]


 By Brian Ruane, CPCU Energy prices, climate change, public relations considerations and economic opportunity are driving the real estate industry toward environmentally focused — or green — construction and retrofitting techniques. The insurance marketplace is reacting, and insurance buyers need to be aware of emerging responsibilities and opportunities. The world is going green. The signs […]


  By Richard Magrann-Wells, Senior Vice President and Willis’ Financial Services Practice Leader Blog: Residential homes weren’t the only houses impacted by the financial crisis. Houses of worship have suffered as well. Until 2008 it was rare to see a church foreclosure. In the last two years, 270 churches have been sold as a […]

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler – South Florida CFO 2012 – Feb 9th, 2012 1450 Brickell, 34th Floor (Unfinished) When I heard at the beggining of the year that the Downtown Miami condo market had gone from a supply of 20,000+ units to only 2,000+ units, I thought it was just developer hype.  However, after speaking with […]


Notes from 2012 CCIM Commercial Real Estate Outlook Conference Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 @ The Coral Gables Country Club Presented by Mike “The Dock High Guy” Silver, First VP CBRE and SIOR. Presentation:    2012 Industrial Trends – Mike Silver Compare Mike’s presentation to Tom Dixons presentation at the recent CIASF: First you will notice the difference in SF. […]

Notes from 2012 CCIM Commercial Real Estate Outlook Conference Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 @ The Coral Gables Country Club Presentation:  Are we back to the Future – Diane Gilbert Sub Heading – We tend to forget that history repeats itself again and again and again…. Giving this presentation was Diane Gilbert for Mike Cannon of […]

This morning, Cushman & Wakefield veterans, Diana Parker and Maggie Kurtz, walked into the Miami office of CBRE to head up Landlord Office Services.  CBRE had been looking for a team to replace Noel Steinfeld and Chris Dekker after they departed to join JLL. This bucks a recent trend of brokers leaving (voluntary or involuntary) […]

As the New Year rang in.  The pundits were working on their market reports for the upcoming round of talks.  On Friday, we had the CIASF brought to us by the Dixon Family (and Ed Lyden), this week we have the CCIM Report and the CREWReport.  All eyes will be on the occupancy and vacancy […]