New M2E client, BLISS On The Beach

posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

Anyone in search of high-style healthy living would do well to explore the extraordinary possibilities at 2000 Ocean.
Designed by TEN Arquitectos, the firm of acclaimed Mexican architect Enrique Norten, the new resort-inspired boutique beachfront development, which is scheduled for completion in 2020, aims to artfully merge ultra-luxurious dwellings with a thoughtful mix of amenities that promote health and wellness.

“For 2000 Ocean, we created an elevated landscape unlike any other-seamlessly uniting gardens, amenities, luxury living and the ocean into a single, 360-degree experience,” says architect Andrea Steele, principal of TEN Arquitectos.

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How South Florida’s residential developers are making their projects millennial-friendly

posted on Monday, March 19th, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

M2E client, Property Markets Group, a leader in building millennial-friendly rental apartments, said this generation wants apartments in dense population centers and business districts. So that’s where the company is building the first of its newly branded X apartment projects, which are squarely aimed at millennials.

In many condo buildings, they really don’t know their neighbors,” Shear said. “You won’t find that in our buildings.”

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posted on Friday, March 16th, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

Joel Figueroa

Vice President at M2E Consulting Engineers

Education: Northeastern University (Boston, MA)

Mr. Figueroa is a new Vice President of M2E Consulting Engineers. He will be heading our Orlando office. Joel has more than 20 years of experience in the Structural Engineering field and more than 10 of those in management. He is a recent nominee for the status of Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers, he has responded to and lead investigation efforts for the Haiti earthquake in 2010, Hurricane Sandy in 2013, and more recently Hurricanes Maria and Irma.

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Congratulations! M2E client, Castle Group DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER—MANAGEMENT (Winner 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014)

posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

Castle Group is Florida’s choice for community management, specializing in serving the finest condominium and homeowner associations throughout the state.

The company’s philosophy is an unwavering focus on the resident experience; at Castle, it is called Royal Service. Castle is owned by CPAs who oversee a powerful combination of incredible people, streamlined systems, and advanced technology.

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Solutions For Every Challenge

posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

M2E client, Brightline president: ‘Train ridership is three times what we expected’

posted on Friday, March 9th, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

Ridership of Brightline has exceeded expectations since the train began service between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, CEO Patrick Goddard told an audience at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday.

The number of passengers who have used the train in recent weeks is three times larger than the company projected, Goddard said.

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M2Eet Jerome Glenister, MSCE, EI, CBI

posted on Monday, March 5th, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

He’s got your back. Even when you are having a heart attack, he is calm. Always.
We are proud of him being a Department Head overlooking all the Services we do for Condominiums, among other things.
Don’t make him eggs for breakfast.

M2E client, Greenberg Traurig Grabs Class Action Litigator from Eckert Seamans

posted on Friday, March 2nd, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

Philadelphia trial lawyer Keith E. Smith has jumped to Greenberg Traurig from Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, his new firm announced Wednesday.

Smith, who spent nine years at Eckert Seamans, focuses his practice on national class actions, commercial litigation and products liability, representing corporate clients. He said he got to know lawyers at Greenberg Traurig through representing co-defendants.

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What you missed at the 2018 Best Places to Work Awards

posted on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

More than 500 professionals gathered Thursday at the Signature Grand in Davie for the South Florida Business Journal’s 2018 Best Places to Work Awards.
The high-energy event honored 45 small, medium and large companies in the tri-county region for best practices that employees deem create the winning environment for workers.

Employees at the companies filled out anonymous questionnaires and Quantum Workplace tabulated the scores on job-satisfaction metrics to rank the honorees

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Simply the Best.

posted on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

Delay Causes Loss for HOA in Lawsuit Over House Color by M2E client, Mark Smiley

posted on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

The approval of the colors which homeowners may use to paint the exterior of their homes is one of the most common architectural review stipulations that homeowners’ associations use to maintain aesthetic standards for their communities.

Many HOAs require the prior review and approval of proposed house colors by architectural review committees, which are typically overseen by three parcel owners who are not also members of the association’s board of directors.

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M2Eet Esther Calle, P.E.

posted on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

Her eyes shine when she talks.
She is a woman boss. The sweetest one.
She is a mentor and Departement Head of Structural Department.

M2E client, Lennar becomes nation’s largest homebuilder with acquisition of CalAtlantic

posted on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

Lennar Corp. has reclaimed its spot as the nation’s largest homebuilder after completing the acquisition of CalAtlantic Group.

Miami-based Lennar (NYSE: LEN) and Virginia-based CalAtlantic (NYSE: CAA) both received shareholder approval for the merger on Monday. The companies said the deal will be effective at 11:59 p.m. Over 99 percent of shareholders at each company approved the deal.

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M2Eet Juan Vargas, P.E.

posted on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

He is from Puerto Rico.
Talks quietly in a deep voice.
You can ask him a n y t h i n g about structural engineering.
He knows.
His lunch always smells the best.

M2E client, Paramount luxury condo opens on Fort Lauderdale beach

posted on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

The Paramount Fort Lauderdale condominium has opened, featuring beachfront views, spacious units, and penthouses that might set price records for the city.

It’s along with a popular stretch of beach with many restaurants and hotels, close to Sunrise Boulevard and the bridge leading to the Galleria mall.

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M2E client, FirstService Residential’s David Diestel on trends and challenges impacting South Florida communities

posted on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

FirstService Residential is the largest homeowners association management company in South Florida, servicing more than 1,200 communities throughout the region and earning the top spot on our HOA Management Companies List for the second consecutive year.

What are the biggest maintenance and repair issues impacting South Florida communities? As can be expected, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, communities across the state are dealing with significant landscaping maintenance issues.

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M2Eet Tatiana Fernandez, PE

posted on Monday, February 5th, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

She likes to be in the office early.
LOVES what’s she is doing. Electrical design.
She likes to play Secret Santa.

Thank you for coming guys

posted on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

Specialization at M2E’s client, Weiss Serota Still Giving Midsize Firm an Edge

posted on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

When three Am Law 100 lawyers formed Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman in 1991, they chose to specialize in an area they saw needed better representation: South Florida’s public sector.

As the region’s legal market evolved to include competition from plenty of Am Law 100 firms, Weiss Serota thrived in part by marketing itself on that philosophy of specialization, according to the firm’s new managing partner, Mitch Burnstein

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M2E client, Lennar funds home-selling upstart through LA venture capital firm

posted on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

When you buy a new car, often you’ll trade in your old one at the same dealer. What if you could do the same thing when buying a new home?

That’s the concept behind a new $135 million investment in Opendoor, a San Francisco startup that enables consumers to get fair-market offers on their homes in just a few clicks.

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M2E client, Auberge Beach Fort Lauderdale tops off both its towers

posted on Friday, January 26th, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale just hit a construction milestone. The two-tower luxury development’s 23-story South Tower just reached full height, which is happening a few months after the 17-story North Tower topped off.

The North Tower, which is 97 percent sold, is expected to be completed this spring and the South Tower, which is 70 percent sold, is anticipated to be completed this summer.

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Apartment development M2E Client, X Las Olas breaks ground in Fort Lauderdale

posted on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

X Las Olas, a new mixed-use project, is going up in Fort Lauderdale. The PMG development celebrated its groundbreaking yesterday, with a ceremony attended by city and county officials and the PMG team.

The multi-phased project spans two apartment towers with 1,200 residential units, and is slated for completion in 2020.

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Breaking Ground with Brian Bandell: 5 takeaways on Coral Gables development from real estate experts

posted on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

The Business Journal held a Breaking Ground panel on the Coral Gables real estate market Dec. 7 at the University of Miami. Sponsored by Cambria, the panel featured four developers with major projects in the city:
• Astor Cos. President Henry Torres(Merrick Manor)
• Allen Morris Co. Chairman and CEO W. Allen Morris (Coral Gables City Center)
• Christopher “Cristo” Brown, head of development at Giralda Place M2E’s baby
• Brent Reynolds, president and managing partner of Nolan Partners International (Paseo de la Riviera and Gables Station)

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M2E client, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach’s over-the-top amenities include a “sharing room”

posted on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

Of all the incredible amenities at the soon-to-open The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, the aquatic helicopter experience with navigable marine helipad might be the most jaw-dropping. But that’s not the only unique offering that the property has in store.

There’s also what the building is billing as the “the world’s first residential art studio and Sharing Room.” What’s a Sharing Room?

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Executive Profile: M2E client, W Fort Lauderdale’s Anna MacDiarmid on what makes a great leader

posted on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

‘Never lose your passion’

Anna MacDiarmid has spent nearly 30 years climbing the ladder at Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ signature W brands. The hospitality bug bit her at her first job as a server and dishwasher for banquets in her hometown of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada.

What makes a good leader? I think someone who’s both fair and firm. You want to know that you have someone at the helm who supports you, is there for you, takes ownership of their responsibilities, stays humble and can apologize when appropriate.

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Bilzin Sumberg Team Coordinates $335M in Financing for M2E client, Paramount Miami Worldcenter

posted on Thursday, January 4th, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

Partner Martin Schwartz and associates Anthony De Yurre and Salome Bascunan represented Paramount Miami Worldcenter as the development secured $335 million in construction and mezzanine financing.

The $650 million luxury condominium is slated to be part of the larger $2 billion Miami Worldcenter revamping a section of downtown Miami where the demolished Miami Arena once stood.

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M2E Client, The Related Group’s Argentine Art + Fashion

posted on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 by Nina Tanazevic

We are excited to bring you snapshots from The Related Group’s special Argentine art and fashion event in Hollywood Beach, where the developer is currently selling Hyde Beach House. The event spotlighted amazing designs from Gabriel Lage, known for his couture dresses, as well as paintings from Gachi Hasper, whose works will be showcased in the new property.

We have amazing imagery of models strutting down the catwalk dressed in two of Lage’s collections: “ICONOS,” comprised of his most renowned gowns, and “DANCERS 2018/2019,” which made its South Florida debut at the event.

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Got my first job ! Working for M2E Consulting Engineers

posted on Thursday, December 28th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

Name: Gelon Weekes

Hometown: St. Kitts & Nevis

Degree: Civil Engineering with concentration in structural engineering

How did you get your job? I attended a career fair at FIU and started at M2E as an intern. After I graduated in summer 2017, I was offered a full-time position.

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Merry and Bright !

posted on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

M2E client, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach offers an aquatic helicopter experience

posted on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

Miami’s condo amenity game has officially reached absurd levels.
The Porsche Design Tower has its car elevator. Paramount Miami Worldcenter will have its theme park of an amenity deck. Estates at Acqualina will house an ice skating rink.

The latest over-the-top amenity: A navigable marine helipad coming to The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, which is scheduled to be completed in the coming months.

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Happy Holidays from M2E !

posted on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

M2E client, Paramount Miami Worldcenter reaches the halfway point

posted on Monday, December 18th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

Miami’s future amenity king is currently 70 percent sold with over 48 nationalities represented among the buyer pool, per a spokesperson.

Paramount is the first condo tower for sale within the Miami Worldcenter project and is comprised of over 500 units. It’s expected to top off next summer while completion is slated for the first quarter of 2019.

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M2E client, W Residences Fort Lauderdale completes $60M renovations

posted on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

The west tower of the W has 171 condos, with over half of them sold, according to Craig Studnicky, principal of broker Related ISG. The two-bedroom units are priced from $900,000 to $1.5 million. All of the one-bedroom condos are sold out.

New York-based the Related Cos., led by billionaire and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, acquired the unsold condo units for $90 million in 2014 and the 346-room regular hotel for an undisclosed sum.

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M2E client, Edgewater’s Aria on the Bay is approaching completion

posted on Friday, December 8th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

Aria on the Bay is expected to be completed within 90 days, according to developer Melo Group.

The 648-unit Miami condo project currently has 90 percent of its residences under hard contract, one of which is a stunning triplex penthouse belonging to Miami Marlins superstar and National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton.
Rising 53 stories in Edgewater at 1770 North Bayshore Drive, remaining residences are priced from the $400,000s to $1.8 million. Its four triplex penthouses have all been sold

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M2E client, Related offers two-year leaseback option at W Fort Lauderdale

posted on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

RelatedISG is now offering buyers a two-year leaseback option for units at the W Residences Fort Lauderdale.

The program is aimed at attracting buyers to the waterfront Fort Lauderdale Beach condo-hotel. The developer, Related Companies, paid $90 million for the project from the Y Group in 2009 after it was completed.

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M2E client, Lennar seeks approval to build 337 homes on Univision site in Broward

posted on Friday, December 1st, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

Lennar Corp. wants to build 337 homes on a property in Miramar that’s currently owned by Univision, although environmental groups would rather see the site preserved.

On Dec. 5, the Broward County Commission will consider a comprehensive plan amendment to allow home development on the 117.7-acre site at the southwest corner of Bass Creek Road and Southwest 172nd Ave. It’s currently heavily forested and has Univision broadcasting equipment.

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Hotel Owners Ambushed by Saudi, Chinese, U.S. Geopolitics

posted on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

M2E Client, Trump Hotels

The U.S. presidential election a year ago — and the surprise victory of hotel owner Donald Trump — ushered in an era of politics over economics in hotel occupancy. His Washington property was a constant backdrop for campaign events and it got an immediate boost as political and business types, domestic and international, flocked to the Pennsylvania Avenue property after the election.

Since then, the administration’s efforts to impose a travel ban against some Muslim-majority nations and Trump’s divisive rhetoric has driven others from his properties.

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The brawn behind the boom

posted on Monday, November 27th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

M2E Client, Moss & Associates

Cranes still hover at construction sites throughout South Florida, tall testimonies to the high-rise construction boom that has rebuilt skylines on the state’s Southeast coast. But in the shadows of the gleaming new condo towers, construction contractors are moving on, building more airport concourses and schools these days than gleaming skyscrapers.

Fort Lauderdale-based general contractor Moss & Associates — No. 3 in the TRD ranking — is building some of the highest-profile condo projects in South Florida, including Flatiron Brickell, a 64-story, 549-unit tower in Miami, and Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale, a 171-unit development at a beachfront location.

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M2E client, Key Biscayne condo with ocean views sells for record $7.35M

posted on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

A large residence with fantastic ocean views in Key Biscayne’s Oceana tower recently sold for $7.35 million ($1801 per square foot), which marks the biggest condo sale on the island since 2015.

The 4,008-square-foot Unit 1101S was most recently asking $7.9 million and originally listed for $8.7 million when it hit the market back in 2016.

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Q&A With Caryl Shuham, Corporate Counsel at M2E client, Moss

posted on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

The corporate counsel at construction management company Moss switched to a legal career after starting her professional life as a civil engineer.

She joined Fort Lauderdale-based Moss & Associates LLC as an associate general counsel in June 2014 and became corporate counsel in May.

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Bullish condo developers break ground and more real estate news for the week of Oct. 27

posted on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

Condo sales are slower this year than they were a few years ago, but that hasn’t stopped a handful of bullish developers from breaking ground.
The first condo project branded by luxury car maker Aston Martin broke ground in Miami.

M2E client, The 70-unit 111 First Delray condo by Sofa Partners at 111 S.E. First Ave. broke ground this month. It doesn’t have a construction loan.
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M2E client, Biltmore Hotel undergoes renovations

posted on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

The iconic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is undergoing a multiphase renovation and South Florida Business Journal Photojournalist Jock Fisitck caught a glimpse of the work in progress.

The 275-room resort began upgrading its lobby in the summer and is expected to begin renovating its rooms in summer 2018, with completion set for 2019.

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M2E client, Lennar inks merger agreement with CalAtlantic Group

posted on Monday, October 30th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

Lennar Corp. on Monday announced a merger agreement with Arlington, Virginia-based CalAtlantic Group Inc. in a deal valued at $9.3 billion.

“This combination increases our scale in the markets that we already know …” said Stuart Miller, CEO of Miami-based Lennar (NYSE: LEN). “As a result, the combined company will have a Top 3 ranking in 24 of the Top 30 markets in the country.”

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M2E client, Icon Las Olas apartment tower opens in Fort Lauderdale

posted on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

After over 15 years of working on the project, the Related Group, Rabina Properties and Perella Weinberg Partners have welcomed the first residents into the 272-unit building along the New River at 500 E. Las Olas Blvd.

Related Group VP Patrick Campbell said Icon Las Olas is over 60 percent leased after the developer started leasing in June. The average rent is just over $4,500.

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Our Client…Oh, You’re Gonna Love Him…

posted on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

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Cover Story: South Florida office market heats up with new development

posted on Monday, October 23rd, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

“Over the last 10 years, we haven’t seen [enough] new office demand for us to be in a position to build new office,” M2E client, Stiles Corp. President Scott MacLaren said. “Now we have seen supply and demand move to a point that demands [building].”

Through the first eight months of 2017, residential construction starts in South Florida dipped 29 percent to $3.43 billion, mostly because of a slowdown in the condo market, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Nonresidential construction starts, which include multiple types of commercial real estate, were up 36 percent to $3.8 billion.
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M2E Clients, Miami Lawyers and Partners at Duane Morris Negotiate Loan in Slower Construction Lending Climate

posted on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

Attorneys Elaina Sodhi and Jay Steinman secured a $59 million loan for a mixed-use development despite a lending climate where some bankers are hesitant to advance money for condominium construction.

“Many banks are a little bit tentative for lending in that market,” Steinman said. “There’s speculation that there’s a little bit of overheating in construction of condominium projects.”
It was in part the project’s location — in Coral Gables, which has fewer residential condos than downtown Miami — and the developer’s track record that helped land the loan, Sodhi said.

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M2E client, Terra Group buys post office site in Broward, obtains $48M to build retail

posted on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

In 2016, the City of Pembroke Pines approved a deal to sell the 27.4-acre site at 16000 Pines Blvd. to Terra Group for $23.5 million in a two-phased purchase. The city had previously acquired the property from the U.S. Post Office for $17.88 million.

The first phase of that deal just closed.
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M2E Voted as the WINNER in DBR BEST OF

posted on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

We have great news to share. The results of the 2017 DBR BEST OF Survey are in and once again M2e has been voted as the winner in the category of Best Local Engineering Firm. In addition, M2e will be featured as part of the Hall of Fame The results will be published in the annual Best Of magazine on Nov. 20th.

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M2E client, Related wants to redevelop residential building above Olympia Theater

posted on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

The Related Group has submitted a proposal to demolish the residential building above downtown Miami’s Olympia Theater.

Related’s plans are to renovate but not demolish the historic 1,567-seat theater.
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M2E client, Related Group, Terra seek to rezone Coconut Grove site for office building

posted on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

The latest plan was filed by the Related Group and Terra Group, who want to rezone the one-acre site at 2765 South Bayshore Drive and 2850 Tigertail Ave. to allow for the construction of an eight-story office building with ground-floor retail. The item will go before the city’s Planning Zoning and Appeals Board on Sept. 6.

The latest plan was filed by the Related Group and Terra Group, who want to rezone the one-acre site at 2765 South Bayshore Drive and 2850 Tigertail Ave.
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From ink to reality, the new Wynwood takes shape

posted on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

Just under two years since Miami approved a new zoning plan for the Wynwood Art District, developers have proposed many projects that would introduce new uses to the neighborhood, often with architecture unlike anything found elsewhere in South Florida.

M2E client, Jon Paul Perez, VP of Miami-based Related Group, said he saw all the property flipping in Wynwood at rapidly growing prices three years ago and didn’t understand it.

After a closer look at the neighborhood and how many people visit on a daily basis, the Miami-based developer has bought in big-time. Related Group is a co-developer of four projects there.
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posted on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

M2E long-term, much appreciated client, Terry Stiles, builder of modern-day Fort Lauderdale, dies

Terry Stiles, the man who spearheaded the development of Fort Lauderdale from a sleepy spring break town to a booming city for businesses and residents, has died on Monday at 70.

“He was an incredibly good corporate citizen. He helped build Fort Lauderdale,” Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler said of Stiles. “I have such immense respect for him and have such respect for his approach to the community and how much he changed downtown.”
When considering the people who helped Fort Lauderdale mature and prosper as a city, Stiles and businessman H. Wayne Huizenga are the two people who stand out, the mayor said.
Stiles”>Terry Stiles is survived by wife Jamie Stiles and children Ken Stiles, Tresa Stiles, Carrie Tidwell, plus six grandchildren.
A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family from M2E.
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M2E client – Terra Group’s Martin on the secret of Miami’s success

posted on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

While some believe South Florida is a transient community, with foreigners flying in to enjoy the winter months and fleeing in the summer, David Martin sees it differently.

“One of the secrets for Miami’s success is that anyone from any country in the world can come here and feel like they can make Miami home and grow their business here,” Martin said.

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Exclusive: M2E client, Related Group revealed as developer of Las Olas tower project

posted on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

Miami-based development powerhouse the Related Group is behind the proposal to build the 46-story RD Las Olas tower in Fort Lauderdale, according to new documents obtained from the city.

The Related Group couldn’t be reached for comment. It’s currently building the Icon Las Olas nearby and plans to open those apartments soon.
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M2E client, Terra Group plans redevelopment of newly acquired Miami site

posted on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

Coral Gables-based Venera Finance & Investment provided a loan of $16.82 million to the buyer. The proceeds would be enough to support a significant amount of construction.

The property currently has 13,572 square feet of retail on 26,250 square feet of land. It was developed between 1946 and 1951.

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Totally Ready !

posted on Monday, August 21st, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

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2017 DBR BEST OF survey is LIVE !

posted on Monday, August 14th, 2017 by Nina Tanazevic

The annual DBR BEST OF Readers’ Survey is live!

No doubt, it is an honor to be voted as a DBR BEST OF, so get out the vote and share link with your network.

If you like us and you think we are doing a good job – share your love and check us out on Page 64. besides many many more amazing people out there!

M2E client, Lennar proposes 690 homes on former golf course in Miami-Dade

posted on Friday, August 11th, 2017 by Marketing Director

Lennar Homes wants to buy the former California Club golf course in northern Miami-Dade County and build 690 homes.

County officials received a pre-application for the Le Club Resort on July 20. Lennar Homes is seeking feedback from county staff to ensure that its preliminary site plan and home designs comply with a development agreement that was reached in 2013.

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M2E client, Brickell Ten condo opens in financial district

posted on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 by Marketing Director

The Brickell Ten condominium has opened with great views of Miami’s financial district, the Miami River and the Coconut Grove Bayfront.

Developed by IB Corp. and Waterstone Capital, the 22-story tower is at 1010 S.W. 2nd Ave. It has 155 condos and 13,000 square feet of retail.

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posted on Monday, August 7th, 2017 by Marketing Director

Inside Look: 2017 SFBJ 40 Under 40 Awards

M2E client, Ryan Shear, Property Markets Group Principal

Nearly 370 people attended the affair, which honors 40 local business leaders 39 or younger for their career achievements and community works. The program is one of the Business Journal’s most popular honors.

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M2E client, Stiles seeks to build apartments on site of Broward temple

posted on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 by Marketing Director

The temple and SRG Plantation 3 LLC, an affiliate of Fort Lauderdale-based Stiles, filed a development review application with the city July 18. Plantation Principal Planner Peter Dokuchitz said it will go before the Review Committee on Aug. 22.

Stiles plans to build 351 apartments on a 5.4-acre portion of the site of 15 acres at 8200 Peters Road. The apartments would be on the eastern side of the property at the corner of Southwest 80th Terrace. That part of the temple’s land is mostly vacant, but it currently has a basketball court and a pool.

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M2E client, Greenberg Traurig Represents Medical Tech Company in $280M Deal

posted on Thursday, July 27th, 2017 by Marketing Director

Greenberg Traurig shareholder Flora Perez helped structure an acquisition on behalf of a wireless medical technology company in a deal that required navigating complex Swiss regulations.

Perez led the legal team representing BioTelemetry Inc., a publicly traded company based in Pennsylvania, in its $280 million purchase of Switzerland’s LifeWatch AG, a health care technology company.

A group of Greenberg Traurig lawyers from the firm’s Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Boston, New York and Tel Aviv offices worked on the deal, which was structured as a cross-border tender offer.

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M2E client, Lennar buys townhouse development site in Broward for $4M

posted on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 by Marketing Director

Lennar Corp. paid $4.3 million for a townhouse development site in Davie.

Big Ocean Homebuilders, managed by John Neuman, sold the 10.2-acre site on the west side of Davie Road at Southwest 49th Court to Breton Park Lennar LLC, a subsidiary of the Miami-based national homebuilder (NYSE: LEN).

The site is about three blocks south of Griffin Road and less than a mile from the entrance to Florida’s Turnpike.

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M2E client, Related Group, East End Capital plan office building in Miami’s Wynwood

posted on Friday, July 21st, 2017 by Marketing Director

A joint venture between the Related Group and East End Capital plan to build an office building at their mixed-use project in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District.

The developers recently broke ground on Wynwood 25 after receiving a $58 million construction loan.

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M2E client Stiles on importance of building communities

posted on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 by Marketing Director

It could be said that Terry Stiles’ career is one of a son rising through the family business. But though he’s one of South Florida’s most prolific builders who learned his trade early under his father’s guidance, the younger Stiles was on his own at 23 when his father died in 1971.

Stiles has since branded the family name and made an indelible mark across South Florida, especially Fort Lauderdale where he’s known as the catalyst that helped build its thriving downtown.

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M2E client, Moss & Associates returns to list with over $1B in 2016 revenue

posted on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 by Marketing Director

Moss & Associates has returned to the Business Journal’s Private Companies list after the Fort Lauderdale-based general contractor surpassed $1.22 billion in revenue in 2016.

Founded by Bob Moss in 2004, the company is now among the largest Florida-based general contractors. Its growth is not limited to Florida, as it has landed major projects nationwide and in the Caribbean.

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South Florida’s No. 1 homebuilder, M2E client, buys 77-acre development site in Homestead

posted on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 by Marketing Director

An affiliate of Lennar Corp. bought a 77.3-acre site in Homestead with development approvals for $10.75 million.

In 2015, Homestead approved the site for 247 single-family homes. So now Lennar has a development-ready site.

The deal turned out well for Boudet-Murias’ company. It paid $3.78 million for the property in 2013, so it saw a 184 percent gain in value on the sale.

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posted on Monday, July 10th, 2017 by Marketing Director

One more time, M2E client, Related Group opens Brickell Heights, sells commercial space for $17.5M

posted on Friday, July 7th, 2017 by Marketing Director

The Related Group has completed the 690-unit Brickell Heights condo in Miami and found a buyer for most of its commercial space.

The two towers at 850 South Miami Ave. – between Brickell City Centre and Mary Brickell Village – have completely sold out, according to the developer.

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M2E client, Related Group shows off SLS LUX Brickell

posted on Thursday, July 6th, 2017 by Marketing Director

The Related Group on Thursday offered the Business Journal an early tour of the SLS LUX Brickell, a sister property to the recently opened $400 million SLS Hotel & Residences in Miami.

The 550-unit condo hotel, now under construction, is expected to open September 2017, said Carlos Rosso, president of Related Condominium Development.

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M2E client, Auberge Fort Lauderdale penthouse sells for record $9.5M

posted on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 by Marketing Director

A little over a year after a penthouse in the upcoming luxury building sold for $8.9 million, which was a Broward record for a condo sale at the time, and another penthouse has squashed that mark after selling for $9.5 million (1,670 per square foot).

The developer is PRH Fairwinds, a new partnership between Related Group, Fortune International and Fairwinds Group. There are 171 units in all distributed between two towers.

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M2E valued client, Related Group, East End Capital secure $58M for construction on Wynwood project

posted on Monday, July 3rd, 2017 by Marketing Director

The Related Group and East End Capital have obtained a $57.99 million construction loan for one of the first residential projects under Wynwood’s new zoning code.

Wynwood 25 would have 289 apartments, 31,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and 340 parking spaces. Units would range from 400 to 1,200 square feet. Amenities would include a fitness center with a yoga studio, a coffee lounge, work-from-home spaces, a 12,000-square-foot green courtyard and a rooftop terrace with a pool and movie screen.

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M2E client, Stiles submits plans for new office, apartment towers at Broward College site

posted on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 by Marketing Director

Stiles Corp. has started the process of seeking approval to build an office tower and an apartment tower on Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The deal for the office building at 225 E. Las Olas Blvd. started taking shape in February when the Broward College Board of Trustees approved a lease and pre-development agreement for that 1.4-acre site with Stiles.

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SFBJ hosts Breakfast with the Business Journal in Miami’s Brickell and M2E was there

posted on Monday, June 26th, 2017 by Marketing Director

The South Florida Business Journal on Thursday hosted nearly 90 area professionals at a morning networking event at its Miami office in the Brickell financial district.

SFBJ Senior Reporter Brian Bandell also provided an overview of Miami-Dade County’s real estate market and highlighted many of the big developments he has written about as part of his Crane Watch project.

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M2E client, Lennar reports lower earnings, higher revenues in Q2

posted on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 by Marketing Director

The company reported lower earnings, but still exceeded analyst expectations

Lennar, the nation’s second largest homebuilder behind D.R. Horton, announced 8,898 home orders at the end of May. Lennar broke ground at the end of April on its 552-home Parkland Bay development in Broward County.

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M2E client, Paramount Miami Worldcenter Out Of The Podium

posted on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 by Marketing Director

Paramount Miami Worldcenter has passed the podium level:

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M2E client, Greenberg Traurig Expands Its Real Estate Practice With Hire of 3 Florida Lawyers

posted on Monday, June 19th, 2017 by Marketing Director

Greenberg Traurig has expanded its real estate practice with the hire of three attorneys in Florida.

Former Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson lawyer Marina Ross has joined the firm as a partner.

Her clients include Rescore Corp., a real estate investment trust, Encore Housing Opportunity Fund II, a privately held real estate investment fund, and Miami Worldcenter Associates.

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Fortune International and two M2E clients, Related team with Lennar subsidiary to launch lending firm

posted on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 by Marketing Director

Miami-based Fortune International Group has teamed with Rialto Capital Management, a subsidiary of Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN), to form a private bridge lending firm.

Vaster Capital will focus on providing bridge loans on both residential and commercial real estate in South Florida, including for foreign nationals. Fortune and Related said Vaster Capital could close loans much faster than other lenders because of less bureaucracy and the use of technology.

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M2E client Stiles and Rockefeller sell downtown Fort Lauderdale tower for $134M

posted on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 by Marketing Director

About a year after being completed, the Amaray Las Olas apartment tower in downtown Fort Lauderdale was sold for $133.55 million.

Rock-French Quarter, a joint venture between Rockefeller Group and Stiles Corp., sold the 254-unit tower at 215 S.E. 8th Ave. to Amaray Las Olas by Windsor, managed by Boston-based GID Investment Advisers.

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M2E client, Related Group buys out partners in Hollywood condo project

posted on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 by Marketing Director

The Related Group has bought out its two partners in the Hyde Beach House condo project, which is currently under construction in Hollywood, the developers have confirmed.

Arnaud Karsenti, CEO of 13th Floor Investments, said that the Related Group bought out his company and Key International from Hyde Beach House.

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M2E Client, Paramount Miami launches dreamy penthouse collection

posted on Monday, June 12th, 2017 by Marketing Director

Paramount Miami Worldcenter unveiled its Penthouse Collection Series, which is comprised of 26 residences ranging in price from $3.5 million to $9.5 million.

Eight of the standout units will be two-story duplexes and all penthouses will be housed in the upper core of the 60-story tower, the sole residential building currently for sale in the massive mixed-use development encompassing 27 acres in downtown Miami.

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Luxury amenities still a draw for expensive condos

posted on Thursday, June 8th, 2017 by Marketing Director

One of the amenities at the Estates at Acqualina in Sunny Isles, M2E Client, will be an ice skating rink. Prices start at $4.2 million.

Although some developers are focusing on community-building amenities, Miami has no shortage of luxury condo towers with concierge services and over-the-top perks — for the few who can afford them. Here’s a rundown of some of the extravagant perks that come with some multimillion dollar pads in South Florida:

M2E Client ▪  Estates at Acqualina: Residents of this pair of 50-story condo towers, due in 2019, won’t have to leave home for a night out. Among the amenities: A disco, a bowling alley, movie theater, soccer field, basketball court, and a salt room. What, no ice skating rink? Oh wait, yes: There is also an ice skating rink.

M2E Client ▪  Residences by Armani/Casa: When completed, this joint venture between The Related Group and Dezer Development in Sunny Isles Beach will offer residents their own “lifestylist” to help with your personal fashion and styling needs.

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posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 by Marketing Director

M2E Client, Fort Lauderdale’s 100 Las Olas

posted on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 by Marketing Director

Soar above and around what will be Fort Lauderdale’s tallest tower

Fort Lauderdale’s soon-to-be tallest building, 100 Las Olas, has unveiled a new virtual tour of the 499-foot project that broke ground in March.

Sales have reached $20 million, according to a 100 Las Olas spokesperson, who also confirms the foundation is approximately 75 percent complete.

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M2E client, Related Group completes affordable housing for seniors

posted on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 by Marketing Director

The Related Group recently completed construction of Smathers Plaza II, an affordable housing project for residents aged 62 and up.

The 133-unit building rises five stories at 1025 S.W. 30th Ave. in Miami. It has 92 public housing units and 51 affordable units. The Miami-based company built it on land leased from Miami-Dade County for $24.1 million, using funds from the county surtax, a State Apartment Incentive Loan and a federal housing grant.

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Lennar’s Miller family lists Star Island mansion for $49M

posted on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 by Marketing Director

The Miller family behind M2E Client, homebuilder Lennar Corp. has listed one of their homes on Star Island in Miami Beach for $49 million.

The Coldwell Banker team of the Jills, Jill Eber and Jill Hertzberg, are representing the Miller family in the listing of 23 Star Island Drive. The home was previously owned by the late Leonard Miller, who founded Lennar (NYSE: LEN), and remains owned by a family trust. It totals 10,211 square feet on an 80,664-square-foot lot.

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Downtown Miami’s priciest rental is this stunning duplex asking $25K

posted on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 by Marketing Director

M2E client Marquis Condo, Miami’s most expensive rental in the Brickell/Downtown area is this spectacular duplex $25,000 a month.

Unit 3106 offers four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,776 square feet of living space. On the second floor lives the master bedroom and study, with a glass wall separating this space from the main living area down below, which features an open kitchen and dynamite views of Biscayne Bay and South Beach.

There’s also a really cool video tour of the home over here.

M2E Client, Miami Worldcenter will include major ‘Class A’ office tower

posted on Friday, May 26th, 2017 by Marketing Director

Global developer Hines announced plans to build a 600,000-square-foot office tower at Miami Worldcenter, the 27-acre mixed-use project under development on the north side of downtown.

The 45-story tower would be the largest office tower completed in Miami’s Central Business District since 2010. It would be called 110 10th, after its location at 110 N.E. 10 Street just west of the Park West Metromover Station.

There are only eight office buildings in South Florida with more than 600,000 square feet of leasable space.

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M2E Client, The Related Group in another extraordinary project, giving you a chance to leave your stamp on it

posted on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 by Marketing Director

Wynwood is getting its first major residential development and you can be the one name it!


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Record-Setting Pace Marks South Florida Multifamily Market

posted on Monday, May 22nd, 2017 by Marketing Director

Strong fundamentals drove an eighth consecutive year of multifamily expansion in South Florida. That’s the big takeaway from Cushman & Wakefield’s 1Q South Florida Multifamily Market Update.

“2016 was a funny year in the South Florida multifamily market,” CushWake’s South Florida Institutional Multifamily Team executive vice president Calum Weaver tells, noting that the transaction pipeline trailed off a bit in the fourth quarter. “There was record sale activity, yet we witnessed economic uncertainty in the beginning of the year and political uncertainty in the second half of the year, which actually restrained transaction volume.”

(Where does class C fit into the current market? Find out.)

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M2E Client W Fort Lauderdale to complete second phase of $55M renovation in fall

posted on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 by Marketing Director

The W Fort Lauderdale is adding a new ballroom and an oceanfront restaurant from celebrity chef Stephen Starr as part of its $55 million revamp. The latest upgrades are expected to be completed by fall 2017.

“The newly reimagined W Fort Lauderdale is the latest example of how we are reinvigorating our North American portfolio along with our ownership partners, ensuring W sets the scene and continues to innovate the guest experience,” said Anthony Ingham, global brand leader of W Hotels.

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M2E Client Greenberg Traurig Advises on New Cybersecurity Venture Led By Tech Pioneer Manny Medina

posted on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by Marketing Director

When Terremark Worldwide Inc., founded by Miami tech pioneer Manny Medina, was sold to Verizon in 2011 for $1.4 billion, the move was part of a vertical integration trend among telecommunications companies acquiring data centers.

Now the trend has reversed, and Medina Capital, a Miami-based private equity firm led by Medina, has seized on a different group of data centers that, paired with Medina’s cybersecurity and data analytics companies, has resulted in a deal valued at $2.8 billion.

Greenberg Traurig represented longtime client Medina Capital in a joint venture with global private equity firm BC Partners and Longview Asset Management to buy CenturyLink Inc.’s data centers and associated colocation business.

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M2E Client, Miami condo Paraiso Bayviews tops off at 43 floors in Edgewater

posted on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 by Marketing Director

Progress is mounting in Miami’s Paraiso District, with Paraiso Bayviews recently topping off at 43 stories in the booming Edgewater neighborhood.

It’s the second of Paraiso’s four towers to complete vertical construction after Paraiso Bay topped off last summer, with the latter expected to be completed in the coming months. The 54-story Gran Paraiso was the final tower to begin construction after breaking ground last February.

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M2E Client, Stiles plans major retail center in Miami-Dade with national tenants

posted on Friday, May 12th, 2017 by Marketing Director

Stiles Corp. wants to build a 418,955-square-foot retail center with national tenants just west of the Dolphin Mall in Miami-Dade County.

The site plan for the Shops at Beacon Lakes was submitted to county officials as a pre-application on April 25. That allows the developer to discuss the project with county staff in preparation to submit an official application later.

In a Business Journal feature story in 2016, Terry Stiles said his company was looking at a 400,000 retail deal in Miami-Dade.

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M2E Client Related Group buys into Wynwood mixed-use project

posted on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 by Marketing Director

East End Capital said it sold a 50 percent interest in its Wynwood 25 mixed-use development project in Miami to the Related Group, South Florida’s largest condo developer.

East End Capital said it sold a 50 percent interest in its Wynwood 25 mixed-use development project in Miami to the Related Group, South Florida’s largest condo developer.

Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Wynwood 25 was approved for 289 apartments, 31,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and 340 parking spaces. The 2.41-acre site spans from 215 to 339 N.W. 24th Street and from 240 to 292 N.W. 25th Street.

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M2E client Palm Beach’s 3550 South Ocean unveils sales gallery

posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 by Marketing Director

Last time we checked up on Palm Beach’s 3550 South Ocean, a batch of sexy renderings were unveiled of the first new oceanfront residential development in Palm Beach in over a decade.

Today, we’ll take in the new sales gallery, highlighting the high-end interiors designed by Champalimaud and DDG. Among the notable features are a beautiful open kitchen with an oversized island, solid oak herringbone flooring, and top-of-the-line appliances.

The 30-residence luxury development is expected to break ground soon.

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Mixed-use project proposed on 441 in Hollywood

posted on Monday, May 8th, 2017 by Marketing Director

M2E client, Lennar targets Miami-Dade agricultural site for development

A tree farm near Homestead could be developed as the second phase of Lennar Corp.’s Artesa community plus a commercial component.

SFI Palm Tree Farms LLC, an affiliate of iStar Financial, wants to rezone the 31.3-acre site at 11406 S.W. 248th St. The plan would allow 283 townhouses and 31,427 square feet of commercial space, including a drive-thru restaurant and a gas station. Lennar has the residential portion under contract.

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PEOPLE ON THE MOVE Oooh Yeah! She Rocks!

posted on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 by Marketing Director

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