Downtown Urban Living is White Hot; Centro Sells 50% of Units in 60 days

The Miami Heat isn’t the only thing that is hot in Downtown Miami.  The downtown condo market continues its white-hot streak too.   According to Centro’s press release: More than 180 of the 352 units in approximately 60 days, indicating a surge for demand in urban residential real estate in the Downtown Miami market. The sales figures are reflective of… Read more…

What Homebuyers in Miami Want Now? Alicia Cervera on New Developments

This is the second of three interviews I did for StreetEasy with Alicia Cervera Lamadrid, Managing Partner at Cervera Real Estate .  In this interview Alicia talks about the consumer’s desire to buy into Miami’s emerging neighborhoods, urban infill, transit oriented development opportunites, green building and the consumer wanting to live in walkable neighborhoods. Alicia foresees that… Read more…

The 305 Talks: Harvey Hernandez from Newgard Development Group

Newgard Development Group Chairman and Managing Director Harvey Hernandez sat down with me to discuss his two Miami projects that are currently under development in Brickell and Downtown. BrickellHouse is under construction and Centro will break ground later this year in the heart of Downtown Miami. The partners of Newgard Development Group have spent 15… Read more…

Brickell & Downtown Once Again Becomes a Construction Zone

The construction cranes have returned to the urban core and condos are back to selling like hotcakes in mostly all cash deals to foreigners. The market is on fire. Last Wednesday evening developer Alan Ojeda unveiled his latest project, The Bond. By 3:00am nearly 1/3 of the units had been reserved.   Below is a… Read more…

New Montessori School Opens in Omni/PAC Neighborhood

The Learning Nest Bilingual Montessori Preschool looks set to open their doors. More proof that young professionals with kids are moving into the urban core. As a new parent, I can attest that the market is underserved with infant, toddler and pre-k care and education. The learning nest is located at 180 NE 2nd Avenue in the Omni/PAC neighborhood… Read more…

Alicia Cervera Talks About the Urbanization of Miami, Foreign Buyers & Brickell CityCentre

As many of you know I work for StreetEasy and last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Alicia Cervera Lamadrid, Managing Partner at Cervera Real Estate. We talked about some of the data we uncovered in StreetEasy’s Q1 Miami Residential Market Report, but also chatted about the urbanization of Miami that has occurred in Brickell and… Read more…

Investors Guide to Brickell and Downtown 2013

Last week David Siddons from EWM released the “Investors Guide to Brickell and Downtown”. The 16-page report is comprehensive and gives both the micro and macro about what’s happening in our urban core. David’s report covers the following: 1.What happened in Brickell and Downtown in 2012 2. What’s new in Brickell and Downtown Miami 3. What to… Read more…