Entries by Patricia Rotsztain

why are one bedroom new condos for sale in Miami so rare?

      Have you noticed how rare it is to find a new (or modern) one bedroom condo for sale in Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Aventura, Bal Harbor, Bay Harbor, and other areas of Miami? Most cities have construction codes that restrict the density (maximum number of units), but not the size of […]

Colombia top country searching for properties in Miami, guess who’s fourth

The real estate playground has been shaken and changed by the local situation of different international economies. Not too long ago, Brazilians were buying everywhere. But they have now dropped to the fifth place. Russians, who were also extremely active in the Miami real estate market did not even make the list this year. Who […]

If retail real estate is a dying field Aventura Mall, Sawgrass Mall and American Dream are very healthy “ghosts”

We all hear and read stories about how “retail is suffering” and how the Amazons of the world are killing the brick and mortar stores. Banks are shying away from financing strip malls and anything that has the word “retail” is looked at with a wrinkled forehead. As usual and as is true in most […]

Miami Shopping Malls

Miami Shopping Malls Miami is unique and full of paradoxes: A city chosen by the old to retire and by the young to party. A place where people do business in shorts and 12 year olds wear legitimate Chanel handbags. The land of  beach parties and everyday multimillion dollar transactions where Bentleys coexist with skateboards […]

Miami Design District properties: from dingy warehouses to $2.2 billion premier luxury retail mall

Design District properties: from warehouse district to $2.2 billion luxury mall Blackstone group has secured a $600 loan for a luxury mall at the Design District. According to Reuters, Bank of China will provide $250 million while Blackstone will provide a $100 million mezzanine loan. Deutsche Bank and Credit Agricole will split the balance. A partnership […]

Philly steak omelette gives place for first Sunny Isles Beach new construction on West side of Collins

Philly steak omelette gives place for first Sunny Isles Beach new construction on West side of Collins For decades, tourists crossed Collins in shorts and sun huts from the beachside motels to Denny’s for breakfast or lunch. But, as the oceanside of Collins Ave has changed into ultra luxury new construction, the new residents are […]

Skyrise Miami

Skyrise Miami The sky is the limit will go from a cliche to a reality in 2018 with Skyrise Miami. Since ancient times civilizations and urban centers have had a fascination with having the tallest building as a testimony of their power. Call it an ego trip or a desire to rise from the mundane […]

Size matters…American Dream Miami

American Dream Miami Developer Triple Five, builder of the largest mall in the US announced he plans to outdo himself in Miami with a four million square foot project called American Dream Miami. Miami Dade commissioners approved the project 11-2. American Dream Miami is planned to have a huge theme park with water slides, a […]

First US Formula E electric car race in Miami

First US Formula E electric car race in Miami: We already have Art Basel, Ultra Music Festival, the Boat Show, and now the first US Formula E electric car race in Miami. “Formula E will pioneer technology which will be used on normal road cars,” British entrepreneur Richard Branson, the Virgin Racing team owner, told a […]