Alexandra Lehson

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Miami’s Golden Age

Recently Arden Karson, a Senior Vice President of The Related Group’s Acquisitions, Distressed Debt and Strategic Opportunities Division and the Project Manager for Brickell Heights Condominium, spoke about the latest in-depth analysis of South Florida’s condominium market prepared by Related ISG. Entitled “2020: The New Miami,” the analysis focuses not only on the condo market, … Continue Reading

Size Does Matter: Jumbo Lending Up in South Florida

Jumbo loans (loans above conforming loan limit of $417,000 in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties) increased by 31% year-over-year in 2011 to 3,782 jumbo loans originated in South Florida.  This accounted for nearly half of the overall home loan growth according to Compliance Technologies’ database of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) filings.  Jumbo Loans More Appealing … Continue Reading

South Florida Retail Properties Attracting Lenders

Although attendees at the recently held International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Florida Conference reported seeing a slow recovery ahead for the state’s retail sector, several local retail properties have been able to attract new lenders and take advantage of record low interest rates. Somerset Shoppes in Boca Raton, Florida was able to refinance its … Continue Reading

Miami Developers Using The “Brazil Method”

Just four years after condominium development in South Florida completely froze, development is back and heating up quickly. With the median sales price of condominiums in Miami-Dade County up 34% in June compared to the prior year and the amount of available inventory down 29% according to the Miami Association of Realtors, developers are moving … Continue Reading
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