Archive for January, 2008

Miami Beach Real Estate: Forbes Magazine Reports South Beach is One of Most Lucrative Neighborhoods in Country

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

I’ve always said it and now it’s in print! It all about location, baby. There’s no denying that South Beach is now so big it is a BRAND. According to Forbes: In some cases, a premium neighborhood was an area’s most lucrative. Take Miami Beach. The city’s ritzy downtown area has appreciated exponentially since 1990, as […]

South Beach Real Estate News: Expansion of The Setai Condo-Hotel to San Diego in Jeopardy

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

The Union Tribune is reporting that a proposed joint venture between a local San Diego developer and New York’s Setai Group to create a west coast outpost of the prestigious, The Setai South Beach, is now uncertain. In November, the Setai Group sued 5th Avenue Partners and its principal, Orange County developer Rebeil, alleging that […]

Secrets for Selling Your Miami Beach Real Estate

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

I get a fair number of calls from Miami Beach real estate sellers asking me for my opinion on why their condo hasn’t sold. I try to help as many people as I can, but sometimes they really aren’t looking for my honest opinion, they want me to confirm their thoughts, which I can’t do. […]

NYC Luxury Real Estate: Duplex at 740 Park Sells for $32M

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

As you know, I am fascinated with 740 Park. Curbed is reporting that #4/5 A has traded at $32M to an unidentified buyer. In the past, I have compared 740 Park to Apogee South Beach. I know from being inside Apogee South Beach that it is without peer in Miami Beach real estate, and apparently 740 […]

New York City Real Estate: Are You Next?

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Last week I attended the INMAN Connect, a real estate technology conference. While attending various seminars and listening to many people’s opinions about this or that, there was one common question throughout the conference which kept coming up in every conversation:   What’s next for Manhattan real estate? I saw it everywhere, from Dolly Lenz’ quote in The Real Deal: […]

Miami Beach Real Estate: Luxury South Beach Condo Inventory

Friday, January 18th, 2008

I recently had a client who purchased a large condominium in South Beach.  While doing my research on available inventory of like/kind units in the neighborhood, I came to dissect each one of the luxury buildings to find out how many units were comparable to my buyer-client’s unit.  Here are some interesting real estate tid-bits about large units […]