Fort Lauderdale

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Michael Balter, Regional Managing Partner, Fort Lauderdale, Marcum LLP

By: Beatrice Silva 2 min read November 2020  — Vibrant, neon-colored feathered costumes, the echo of drum beats and sizzling aromas will permeate the streets of...
Fort Lauderdale will host the 9th Annual Brazilian Festival
By: Beatrice Silva 2 min read November 2020  — Vibrant, neon-colored feathered costumes, the echo of drum beats and sizzling aromas will permeate the streets of...
Re-elected Mayor Trantalis vows to fix aging water infrastructure
By: Beatrice Silva 2 min read November 2020 — Tension-filled months of campaigning over clean water and improved infrastructure finally came...
Progresso Village is taking on a life of its own
By: Beatrice Silva 2 min read October 2020 — Progresso Village, nestled in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s urban core, is...
What Phase 3 of reopening means for Broward County
By: Beatrice Silva 2 min read October 2020 — Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to move Florida into Phase 3 has led to...
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show must go on
By: Beatrice Silva 2 min read September 2020  — The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) must go on despite challenges surrounding...
Mixed-use developments are replacing big-box retailers
By: Beatrice Silva 2 min read September 2020  — Retail real estate is influenced by the state of the economy,...
Ghost kitchens very much alive in South Florida
By: Beatrice Silva 2 min read August 2020  — The digital age means consumers can enjoy a restaurant experience without...
Brightline and Virgin sever rail ties
By: Beatrice Silva 2 min read August 2020 — Brightline is passing on Virgin Trains. On Aug. 7, the high-speed...
How the hospitality industry is staying afloat during the flash recession
By: Beatrice Silva  2 min read FORT LAUDERDALE — The hospitality sector is a vital factor in South Florida's economy....
Fort Lauderdale company develops another layer of COVID-19 protection
By: Beatrice Silva  2 min read FORT LAUDERDALE — It has been nearly five months since COVID-19 became a pandemic...
Real estate development is booming in Fort Lauderdale
By: Beatrice Silva  2 min read -  Real estate development in Fort Lauderdale is getting a jolt of confidence despite...
The Post-Pandemic City
By: Abby Melone, President & CEO, Capital Analytics It’s a truism in today’s hyper-connected world that people go where the...
Florida’s phase 2 reopening and what it means for South Florida
By: Beatrice Silva  2 min read June 2020 — On June 3, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his plans to transition...
South Florida real estate leaders analyze opportunities in current economic cycle
By: Felipe Rivas Virtually every sector of the economy has been pinched, crushed, or depleted by the initial impact of conducting...
2020 Hurricane season in the face of coronavirus
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2020—A few days shy of the official start of the 2020 hurricane season...
How to shake the COVID-19 blues in South Florida
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2020—For the better half of a year, the majority of news across platforms, watercooler...
Let’s get virtual: Six must-read tips for engaging online
By: Abby Melone It’s a brave new world for everyone. Quarantine, lockdown, self-isolation and sheltering in place characterize the new normal...
Maintaining unity through webinars and industry-specific virtual talks
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read April 2020 — The novel coronavirus forced a global halt to major international, regional and...
Home sweet office: How to make your home office work
By: Max Crampton- Thomas 4 min read March 2020 — The COVID-19 health pandemic has upended daily life in unprecedented ways...
GFL Businesses Adapt as Coronavirus Threat Looms for US
By: Sara Warden 2 min read March 2020 — Businesses across South Florida have been hit by the impact of the...
Tech and funding create GFL’s perfect innovation storm
By: Sara Warden 2 min read March 2020 — The convenience economy means reality is increasingly becoming virtual, cloud-based and autonomous....
Fort Lauderdale Doing Wellness Well
By: Sara Warden 2 min read February 2020 — A study from the Macrothink Institute suggests that 8.7% of all payroll...
Broward County’s Economic Growth, Sustainability and Key Sectors to Highlight Launch of Invest: Greater Fort Lauderdale 2020
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Andrew Burnett, Senior Principal, Stantec
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read January 2020 — The Broward County Convention Center and Hotel is one of the...
South Florida to Address Heavy-Hitting Priorities Ahead of Election 2020
By: Sara Warden 2 min read January 2019 — With its status as one of the most important swing states in federal...
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Richard Helber, President and CEO, Tropical Financial Credit Union
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read December 2019 — There are options when it comes to banking and it’s not...
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Douglas Zaren, CEO, Memorial Regional Hospital South
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read December 2019 — As the population continues to grow, the need for specialized healthcare...
All Aboard! Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade Ready to Set Sail
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read December 2019 — The annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade is just around the...
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Lynn Stoner, Mayor, City of Plantation
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 4 min read December 2019 — To move a city forward both economically and community-wise, it takes...
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Jeff Burns, Founder & CEO, Affiliated Development
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 4 min read November 2019 — To be a successful developer in today’s real estate climate, a...
Florida: Home of the Real First Thanksgiving?
By: Sara Warden 2 min read November 2019 — When we think of Thanksgiving, generally we conjure up images of hats with...
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Keith Koenig, CEO & Chairman, City Furniture/Broward Workshop
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 4 min read November 2019 — Acting as both the CEO of his company City Furniture and...
Can Demand Meet Supply?
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read November 2019 — 4,500. That is the number of new hotel rooms expected to...
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Tansy Jefferies, Principal, International Tax Services, RSM US LLP
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read November 2019 — In today’s tight labor market, companies are feeling the pressure more...
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David Druey, South Florida Regional President, Centennial Bank
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read October 2019 — Connectivity to the community is the key differentiator when it comes...
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Lisa Scott-Founds, President & CEO, Winterfest Inc
By Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read October 2019 — The Broward County community is spoiled for choice when it comes...
A Show 60 Years in the Making
By Max Crampton-Thomas  2 min read October 2019 — Oct. 30 to Nov. 3 are probably the most important couple...
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Asi Cymbal, President & Owner, Cymbal Development
By Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read October 2019 — Fort Lauderdale’s real estate development market is in its prime and...
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Kevin Rogers, Regional President, Seaside National Bank & Trust
By Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read October 2019 — Seaside National Bank & Trust may be considered a newer entry...
How Broward is Solving its Transportation Troubles
By Max Crampton-Thomas 4 min read October 2019 —  For over a century, the car has been America’s top transportation...
Business is Booming for Deerfield Beach
By Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read September 2019 — When discussing growth in Broward County, the conversation would typically center...
Business is Booming for Deerfield Beach
By Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read September 2019 — When discussing growth in Broward County, the conversation would typically center...
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Joseph Cox, President & CEO, Museum of Discovery and Science
By Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read September 2019 — To be considered a staple within the growing economic landscape of...
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Rickelle Williams, Executive Director, Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
By Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read September 2019 — A community redevelopment agency’s main purpose is to encourage public and...
Face Off: Broward’s Construction Boom
By Max Crampton-Thomas 4 min read September 2019 — It seems like more cranes are dotting the downtown Fort Lauderdale...
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Jeffery Klink, First Senior Vice President & Southern Florida Regional President, Valley Bank
By Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2019 —During times of economic prosperity, the banking sector is primed to benefit...
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Steven Abrams, Executive Director, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority/Tri-Rail
By Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2019 — Transportation is a hot topic issue throughout South Florida, and as...
The Future is Now for FATVillage
By Max Crampton-Thomas 3 min read August 2019 — Fort Lauderdale’s FATVillage makes up for what it lacks in size...
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Drew Melville, Real Estate and Land Use Attorney, Melville Law, P.A.
By Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2019 — South Florida’s economic boom has resulted in increased migration to the...
Face Off: The Development of Fort Lauderdale
By Max Crampton-Thomas 4 min read August 2019 — Home to more than 180,000 people and growing, Fort Lauderdale continues...
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Andrew Verzura, Principal, VCM Builders, Inc.
By Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2019 — The amount of construction in a region is almost always an...
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Gregory Stuart, Executive Director, Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization
By Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2019 — Almost a billion dollars a year are spent on transportation in...
Top 5 Trendiest Neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale
By Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read July 2019 — The growth of the Fort Lauderdale area is a true testament...
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Dr. Winnifred McPherson, Director & CEO, Virtue Medical Staffing Services, LLC
By Max Crampton-Thomas July 2019 2 min read  — The staffing industry is a multi-billion dollar market that quite often...
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Troy McLellan, CEO, Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce
By Max Crampton-Thomas July 2019 2 min read JULY 2019 — Boca Raton is often associated with beautiful beaches, luxury...
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Dan Lindblade, President & CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
By Max Crampton-Thomas July 2019 2 min read JULY 2019 — The City of Fort Lauderdale has been steadfast towards the...
Taking Action: How Broward Serves its Veterans
by Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read July 2019 — Florida is home to over 1.5 million military veterans and over...
Hard Rock Hotel Ready to Play New “Guitar”
By staff writer June 2019 2 min. read - The sky is truly the limit for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel...
Greater Fort Lauderdale’s global potential highlighted at Invest: Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County 2018
Fort Lauderdale, FL – November 9, 2017 – Greater Fort Lauderdale’s international potential, growing infrastructure and vibrant economy are some...
SFAEP 2017 Annual Symposium is Restoration and Remediation in South Florida
Some highlights this year for this topic will be Heavy metal contamination & remediation in groundwater Coastal and hammock restoration...
The year ahead: A glimpse at the economic outlook for South Florida
The resurgent South Florida economy has the recession and real estate collapse of the late 2000s in its rear-view mirror....

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