The Rise of Transit Oriented Development

Millennials have now overtaken baby boomers as America’s largest generation, and developers must cater to this segment’s desire for convenience, connectivity and access to the urban core. As density of downtowns grow, mixed use development will emerge in suburban neighborhoods that may be farther out from the city center, but still enjoy the proximity to […]

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Pressure’s Building on South Florida’s Urban (Re)Development

Here in South Florida, we are blessed with superb weather, beautiful beaches and a variety of ethnicities and cultures. For these reasons, more and more people flock southward every year; many stay and become residents. With an economy buoyed by tourist dollars and the taxes generated by the hospitality industry, as well as lofty real […]

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Checking In or Checking Out – The Hotel Industrial Revolution

History Repeats Itself: Uber to Airbnb Roughly one year ago, the taxi cab industry in Broward County successfully lobbied to have a restrictive county ordinance put into place that immediately banished Uber from the land in which taxis were profiting. The ordinance imposed chauffeur licenses, drug testing, and commercial insurance requirements on all Uber drivers. […]

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As New Condominiums Rise in Florida, Will There Be a Surge in New Construction Defects Suits?

As construction of condominiums in Miami continues, developers have migrated north and are building new residential condominium towers in Broward County, including in Downtown Fort Lauderdale and Fort Lauderdale Beach area. According to published reports, developers are constructing 17 new condominium buildings with units in the Downtown Fort Lauderdale and Beach area. An additional 27 […]

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Time to Get Your Lottery Ticket! Florida’s Quota Beverage License Drawing Is the Lottery for the Hospitality Industry

Are you looking to give your hotel or restaurant a competitive advantage? The time is almost upon you to get your lottery ticket.  On August 15, 2016, Florida’s Quota Beverage License drawing entry period begins for 2016.  The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (“ABT”) will be holding […]

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To Lien or Not to Lien (a Liquor License): Understanding the Benefits and the Risks

Any person or corporation holding a bona fide mortgage, lien or security interest in a liquor license issued by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (“ABT”) can perfect the lien on such liquor license by filing an Application for Mortgagee’s Interest in Spirituous Alcoholic Beverage License, form […]

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