Monthly Archives: February 2013

Developer Participation Required for Smart Development

In a recent opinion editorial in the Tampa Bay Times, I discuss the need for government and developers to work together to advance the region’s environmental solutions without curbing growth. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s 2012 annual economic growth report raises the idea of strategic cooperation between government, environmentalists and developers, but fails to provide … Continue Reading

The New, Philanthropic Miami

This is a guest post by Nancy Jones, Vice President of Development & Communications, The Miami Foundation. On December 12, 2012, almost 5,000 donors throughout Miami-Dade County and the world gave into our shared vision for a greater community. The inaugural Give Miami Day was a special “Miami Moment” where we stood up, rallied together and … Continue Reading

Bilzin Sumberg Hosts Inaugural New Miami Breakfast Series

This past week, Bilzin Sumberg hosted its inaugural New Miami Breakfast Series discussion, with a focus on Public-Private Partnerships.  With the benefit of a diverse, expert panel and an engaged (and engaging) audience of business and community leaders we had a productive discussion on the benefits of P3s and their future in our community.  The … Continue Reading

The University of Miami’s Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning Conference

The University of Miami School of Law recently completed its presentation of the 47th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning.  The Institute, which has been held in Orlando for the last several years is the nation’s leading conference for estate planners. Thousands of attorneys, CPAs, and other professionals from all over the country were in … Continue Reading

Three New Residential Condominiums Coming Soon To Brickell

Miami’s financial district has deservingly earned itself a reputation for being a bustling neighborhood with great places to live, dine and work.  Not surprisingly, Brickell will be home to three fresh new residential condominium projects: Related Group’s myBrickell – an innovative 28-story condo development with 192 units to be located at 30 SE 6th Street, within … Continue Reading

Time to Focus on Investment Opportunities in Miami’s Submarkets

Tenants and Investors Seeking Value in Suburban Locations We recently attended a presentation by The Real Deal about the Miami Commercial Real Estate Market in 2013: Beyond Downtown. Pointe Group Advisors hosted the event on the rooftop of the Miami green building– the first green office building in Miami. Besides it being a spectacular Miami … Continue Reading

Lennar’s 2012 Sales Revenue Exceeds Expectations

The talk of re-bound, recovery and strength in the real estate market is growing and now we have further evidence from one of Miami’s own. Miami-based Lennar Corporation, the largest U.S. homebuilder by market value, reported last month that not only did it exceed analysts’ expectations for its fiscal fourth quarter, it crushed them- citing … Continue Reading

Thank You For Joining Us For Our New Miami Breakfast Series

Thank you for joining us for the inaugural session of the New Miami Breakfast Series. Public-Private Partnerships: Why They Are Growing in Popularity and Their Impact on South Florida The most flexible relationship between the government and a private contractor is a public-private partnership, commonly referred to as a P3, in which government and the … Continue Reading

2013 CREW-Miami President Margaret Nee Featured in

Margaret Nee, 2013 CREW-Miami President and Vice President of Development at Pointe Group Advisors, was recently featured in’s “Women in CRE Wednesdays” Q&A series. As a past president of CREW-Miami and Co-Chair of the 2014 CREW Network National Convention, I was pleased to read about Margaret’s goals for CREW-Miami this year, the 2014 National … Continue Reading

New Office Trends Tied to Younger Generation, Technology and Shift in Cultural Norms

This is a guest blog post by Todd Oretsky and Philippe Houdard, co-founders of Pipeline, a new collaborative workspace at 1101 Brickell Avenue.  Chalk it up to a younger generation, technology that lets workers untether from their desks, the pressure to keep overhead down or a shift in cultural norms. Whatever the cause, more companies … Continue Reading