Event: Introduction to Urban Commercial Real Estate Development for Non-Developers

Real estate developers orchestrate the talents of many team members and balance the interests of a variety of constituents. As a creator of the urban landscape, the developer must navigate the challenging waters of complex public policy, private needs and desires and the constant risks and responsibilities associated with building a superior environment. This intensive introduction to… Read more…

Biscayne Boulevard – Dangerous by Design

  Smart Growth America is one of the leading advocates for federal policies and programs that support the best in neighborhood development. Its ongoing research helps shape the national discourse on how development strategies can improve the lives of urbanists. Dangerous by Design In the 2016 Dangerous by Design study by Smart Growth America, the… Read more…

Event: ULI SE Florida/Caribbean Miami 21 Workshop

Miami 21 was a great leap forward in urban zoning for Miami and for the world. At the time it became law, its greatest attribute was reduced complexity — basically four zoning districts and almost no overlays or special exceptions — and thus increased predictability for both residents and developers. But no document so large… Read more…

Brightline, the Future of South Florida Transit-Oriented Development & Zoning

  (Warning: This article contains a short, but shameless plug for the company I co-founded.) Brightline Launches Express Service Connecting Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach South Florida, comprised of Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties, is the fifth largest urbanized area in the United States with more than five million residents. Within the next… Read more…

Picture of the Day: Midblock Crosswalk Signal Broken Since Hurricane Irma

It’s been nearly 4 months since Hurricane Irma came through Miami and that’s exactly how long this midblock crosswalk signal has been laying on the side of the road on Biscayne Boulevard and 15th Street. This also happens to be next to iPrep Academy, so there are a lot of children in this area.  Please… Read more…