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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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IN APPRECIATION

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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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 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BestofDBR2017 with your network.

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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!

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO NAME WYNWOOD’S FIRST MAJOR RESIDENTAL DEVELOPMENT AND WIN THREE MONTHS FREE RENT OR A CASH PRIZE.

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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 GlobeSt.com, 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

Department Head of Structural Department and Internal Quality Control at M2E Consulting
Esther Calle is Our mentor, our friend, and colleague
We are proud of you and we  you!

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Jorge Perez of Related Group named Lifetime Achiever

posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 by Marketing Director

M2E client and Internationally recognized as a visionary developer, Jorge M. Pérez, chairman, CEO & co-founder of The Related Group, is the force behind many of the iconic residential developments that comprise Miami’s skyline. He’s also a longtime patron of the arts, perhaps most visibly through generous donations to the coffers and collections of The Jorge M. Pérez Art Museum of Miami-Dade County, often referred to as PAMM.

For these contributions to the Greater Miami community, Mr. Pérez is Miami Today’s 2017 Lifetime Achiever honoree.
The Related Group was launched in 1979 as a builder of affordable housing. Though the company’s portfolio has since expanded to include ultra-luxury projects, it has never lost that original focus.

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We’re hiring! Apply now.

posted on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 by Marketing Director

Hey there! I’m very excited to share with you all that M2E Consulting Engineers is growing fast and we are looking for exceptional, enthusiastic and up for the challenge engineers and drafters to join our dynamic and ever expanding, successful team. We’re currently looking to hire both senior and entry level, Structural, Civil, and MEP engineers, who are driven, passionate and have a desire to grow within our firm. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email us your resume! Careers@m2e.com or reply to this post for more information.

More Than $500M in revenue: finalist Related Group

posted on Friday, April 28th, 2017 by Marketing Director

One more time, M2E client, The Related Group

Throughout South Florida and around the country, The Related Group’s name is its brand. Yet the name that was once solely associated with luxury condominiums today means more – to the marketplace, the community and the company’s bottom line.

In 2016, the company completed seven projects with over 533 residential units and more than 45,449 square feet of commercial space. With a variety of products in its rental and affordable divisions, as well as its multifamily and mixed-use division, the company is diversifying beyond luxury condos.

Fast Fact: Related is simultaneously redefining more than 10 neighborhoods and will complete over 10 individual projects in 2017.

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Condo Market Slack, But Money to Build Keeps Flowing

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

A rendering of M2E client Paramount Miami Worldcenter’s Skydeck, a luxury high-rise under construction in downtown Miami.

Four $200 million-plus loans have closed since November, including three funding construction of high-end condo towers in Miami. The other is for an ultra-luxury property rising in West Palm Beach.

Miami lawyer Suzanne Amaducci-Adams said the large loans reassure the market that South Florida condos aren’t dead. She leads the real estate practice group at Bilzin Sumberg, which handled the Miami loans.

The firm said another sizable deal is in the works.

“There’s a fifth one coming,” Amaducci-Adams said. “I’m surprised that there were five. I’m not so sure how many more there are going to be in 2017.”

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Lennar expects to deliver 1,800 homes in Miami-Dade and Broward this year

posted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 by Marketing Director

M2E client, Carlos Gonzalez, president of Lennar’s Southeast Florida division covering the two counties, said the Miami-based company plans to deliver 1,800 to 1,900 homes here this year. It has 14 master-planned communities in some stage of development, with 30 active communities when considering the multiple product types, such as single-family, villas and townhouses, within those master-planned communities.

Lennar’s homes are priced from the low $200,000s for townhouses in Homestead to about $1 million for a single-family home at Toscana MiraLago in Parkland, he said.

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Coffey Burlington: The Luckiest Law Firm in Town

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

Something interesting we wanted to share, M2E client attorney’s office – Jim Burlington, office systems manager at Miami’s Coffey Burlington, made travel plans for Monday. He needed to be in Tallahassee to pick up $1 million in winnings on a Florida lottery scratch-off ticket.

But that’s not a first for the lucky litigation boutique.

Partner Daniel F. Blonsky won $1 million in the opening season of ABC’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” in 2000.

Name partner Kendall Coffey said Blonsky kept working after his instant winnings but joked about Burlington’s future.

“Somebody should ask Jim. He hasn’t announced his retirement yet,” Coffey said Friday.

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Bilzin Sumberg Sets Its Own Standard for Success

posted on Monday, April 24th, 2017 by Marketing Director

Another successful M2E client, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod isn’t on the Amlaw 200 list of top-grossing U.S. law firms. But it regularly ranks among them in terms of profits per partner and revenue per lawyer.

While Bilzin’s profits per partner dipped over 1 percent in 2016 to $1.6 million, the profit breakdown they report for each of their 24 equity partners is still higher than what has been reported for any other Florida-based firm, including global firms like Holland & Knight and Greenberg Traurig.

“For at least the last eight or nine years, our firm has produced economically, where we have been No. 1 or 2 in both profits per partner or revenue per lawyer, according to your statistics,” said Bilzin co-founder John Sumberg, referring to the Daily Business Review’s ranking of top Florida-based firms.

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Paramount Miami Worldcenter unveils guest suite collection

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

M2E client, Paramount Miami Worldcenter has announced yet another amenity of sorts, in a guest suite collection exclusive to Paramount Miami owners.

The 30 guest suites feature a glass wall sectioning off the bathroom, a kitchenette, and a separate tub and shower. Located on the lower floors of the tower, they come in studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms, ranging from 530 to 1,200 square feet.

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Giralda Place Marks Construction Top Off with Spring Soiree at Giralda Place Sales Gallery

posted on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 by Marketing Director

M2E proudly shares that Giralda Place – downtown Coral Gables’ sophisticated, modern residences that pair urban lifestyle conveniences with premier commercial offerings – hosted an exclusive topping off celebration at the project’s on-site sales gallery at 2222 Ponce de Leon Boulevard. The nine-story, mixed-use project is scheduled for delivery in early 2018. In an intimate gathering, more than 70 of Miami’s tastemakers, VIP brokers, and friends of the development team attended the springtime soiree. Coral Gables Mayor James Cason, as well as other city officials, were also present to congratulate the Giralda Place team on their accomplishment.   Guests were greeted with a glass of champagne upon arrival, followed by lively music and a delectable selection of hors d’oeuvres, including crepes with mushroom and truffle crème, yellowtail snapper ceviche garnished with mango and jalapeño, and mini crostinis topped with herb-infused goat cheese, fig and honey. Attendees sipped wine and champagne as they mingled throughout the sales gallery, where they were presented with a first-look at the Giralda Place lifestyle.   As the sun set, a brief ceremony commemorated the topping off with the signing of a 1,250-pound construction beam. The Giralda Place team, as well as all guests, were invited to pen their signature and make a mark that will forever be engrained in the building.

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Jaret Davis on making an impact in law and the community

posted on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 by Marketing Director

As co-managing shareholder of M2E Client Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office, Jaret Davis fields lots of questions each day. Occasionally among them: “When do you find time to sleep?” It makes him laugh, but it’s a valid question.

Davis oversees 170 attorneys and 200 business staff in GT’s founding office; chairs the Beacon Council; serves, or has served, on more than a half-dozen boards in recent years; has a family, friends and plenty of hobbies.

“How do you do it?” sometimes follows the first query. The answer lies in Greenberg Traurig’s tradition of encouraging its lawyers to pursue their passions, which ultimately enriches their practice and the community, he says.

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A glimpse into those who define our cityscapes

posted on Monday, April 17th, 2017 by Marketing Director

M2E valued, long-time clients, Icons, CONGRATULATIONS

Armando Codina, Executive chairman/CEO, Codina Partners

Stuart A. Miller CEO, Lennar Corp

Jorge M. Perez Founder, chairman and CEO, The Related Group

Terry Stiles Chairman and CEO, Stiles

Gil Dezer, President, Dezer Development

W. Allen Morris, Chairman, President & CEO, The Allen Morris Co.

Bob L. Moss Founder, Chairman and CEO, Moss & Associates/Moss

Nitin Motwani Managing partner, Miami Worldcenter Associates

P. Michael Reininger Executive director, Florida East Coast Industries

Vincent Signorello President and CEO, Florida East Coast Industries

Tom P. Murphy Jr. Chairman/CEO, Coastal Construction Group

Alan Faena Founder and president, Faena Group

Warrwn Weiser, Co-founder and chairman, CREC

Art Falcone, CEO, Encore Capital Management

Arnaud Karsenti, Managing principal, 13th Floor Investments

Diego Lowenstein, CEO, Lionstone Development

Kevin Maloney, Founder and principal, Property Markets Group

David Martin, President, Terra

The South Florida Business Journal has unlocked its 2017 list of the top architects, developers, real estate professionals and property owners in our region.

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Related Group scraps luxury condo project in Miami

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

M2E valued client, the Related Group has pulled the plug on luxury condo project Auberge Residences & Spa Miami after launching sales at a deeply discounted price point.

The Miami-based developer planned to build a 60-story, 290-unit land-locked tower at 1400 Biscayne Blvd., near the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center, in a downtown Miami-adjacent area known as the Arts & Entertainment District. It would’ve been just the first phase of a three-tower project that would eventually have 1,430 units and 13,280 square feet of retail.

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FIU receives its largest-ever alumni donation

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

Miami’s Florida International University received last week its largest-ever donation by an alumnus.

M2E client, Chad Moss, executive VP of Fort Lauderdale-based construction firm Moss & Associates, donated $10 million to FIU’s College of Engineering & Computing. The college will be re-named the Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure and Sustainability.

Chad Moss, executive vice president of Moss & Associates, at the Florida International University Torch Awards Gala on April 1, 2017

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Miami’s Giralda Place tops off in Coral Gables

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

M2E’s baby, Giralda Place has topped off at nine stories in Coral Gables, moving a step closer to adding 33 luxury residences to the popular and historic Miami neighborhood upon completion, which is estimated for early 2018.

The mixed-use development by Heidi Eckes-Chantré includes 13,390 square feet of ground-floor retail, a 419-space parking garage, and 101,300 square feet of Class A office space. There are 23 condos and 10 townhomes, with the project currently 24 percent under contract.

Designed by John Fullerton of Fullerton Group Architects, Giralda Place’s general contractor is GRYCON, LLC, with interiors by b+g design, inc.

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Greenberg Traurig Celebrates 50th Anniversary in Miami with Judiciary, Business, Government Leaders at Perez Art Museum Miami

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

More than 600 South Florida business, government and nonprofit leaders joined international law firm and valued M2E client Greenberg Traurig, P.A. on March 14 to celebrate the firm’s 50th anniversary at an event held at the Perez Art Museum Miami.

Founded in Miami in 1967 by three attorneys – Mel Greenberg, Robert H. Traurig and Larry J. Hoffman – Greenberg Traurig now has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Traurig and Hoffman attended the event, along with their families. Mel Greenberg’s daughter, Carol Greenberg Brooks also attended.  Greenberg Traurig Senior Chairman Cesar L. Alvarez and Miami office Co-Managing Shareholder Jaret L. Davis welcomed guests.

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Lotus Village, the new home for Lotus House, is under construction in Overtown

posted on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 by Marketing Director

Lotus Endowment Fund, which supports the redevelopment and expansion of M2E Client, Lotus House, secured more than $2.5 million in gifts toward its $25 million building and sustainability campaign, including $1 million from the Braman Family Charitable Foundation, $500,000 from the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation, $300,000 from the Wildflower Foundation, $250,000 from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, $250,000 from Julie Lotspeich, and $100,000 from the Michael and Chandra Rudd Foundation. www.lotushouse.org.

Stiles, Motwani, Ellis talk Fort Lauderdale’s development boom for Breaking Ground with Brian Bandell

posted on Friday, March 31st, 2017 by Marketing Director

Three of Fort Lauderdale’s most prominent developers spoke about the transformation of the city’s downtown in the Business Journal’s Breaking Ground with Brian Bandell panel on March 30.

The panelists were M2E Client, Stiles Corp. Chairman and CEO Terry Stiles, Merrimac Ventures President Dev Motwani and Ellis Diversified Chairman and President Jim Ellis. All three have prominent downtown projects in the works.

Stiles plans to build the Residences of Las Olas with 419 apartments behind the Sun-Sentinel building. On part of BC’s campus on Las Olas Boulevard, he has received the college’s approval for a land lease to develop a 365,000-square-foot office building with ground-floor retail.

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Sky candy: New renderings of AquaBlu, Eleven on Lenox, Muse and more

posted on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 by Marketing Director

M2E valued clients,

A handful of developers just released new renderings of some of South Florida’s luxury condo developments that are in the works, ranging from 1111 Lincoln Residences, just north of Lincoln Road, to the newly unveiled penthouse collection at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach

Private Hammam spas, plunge pools and libraries are among the features of Italian architect Piero Lissoni‘s penthouse collection at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach.

Lionheart Capital is developing the Ritz, a 7.5-acre project with 111 condo residences and 15 single-family villas at 4701 Meridian Avenue. Douglas Elliman is handling sales, and prices range from $2 million to more than $40 million, the latter of which is for the eight-bedroom penthouse

Muse Residences, Sunny Isles Beach

On the heels of announcing its partnership with alternative medicine advocate Dr. Deepak Chopra, Property Markets Group and S2 Development are giving a new sneak peek into their Muse Residences tower in Sunny Isles, which is slated to open next year.

Here’s a look inside the projects

House bill that could delay Brightline gets pulled out of subcommittee

posted on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 by Marketing Director

A proposed Florida House bill that would give local governments and the state additional authority to regulate Brightline was pulled from the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee’s meeting on March 28.

The proposed bills, HB 269 and SB 386, which the Senate bill was approved on March 21, focus on safety measures for high-speed passenger trains. Although it doesn’t specifically mention Brightline, Coral Gables-based parent company M2E Client, All Aboard Florida said it is being targeted due to the bill applying to any new passenger rail system that operates or proposes to operate its passenger trains at a maximum speed in excess of 80 miles per hour on or after July 1, 2017, Orlando Business Journal previously reported.

If the proposed bills were to become law, the high-speed passenger rail systems may include positive train-control technology to prevent collisions, remote health monitoring, fencing in certain areas and more.

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WATERPROOFING & PAINTING ESSENTIALS – 1 CEU (OPP)

posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 by Marketing Director

10:00am – 11:00am April 5th
PRESENTED BY: M2E Consulting Engineers

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Related’s Steve Patterson on how he began a career in development

posted on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 by Marketing Director

M2E Client, Steve Patterson has helped the Related Group diversify its development strategies since joining the firm in 2010, and now its rental and mixed-use division, Related Development, has ramped up its apartment development to rank among the region’s most active builders.

The Miami-based developer recently opened the retail portion at CityPlace Doral, which also includes apartments. In recent months, Related Development has begun construction on six rental projects in Florida and Georgia, including Town Southern in Royal Palm Beach. The Icon Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale topped off at 452 feet, and should be completed this summer.

Patterson said he’s looking for more apartment development sites, especially in Broward County, Tampa, Orlando and Atlanta.

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Architecture, art and music intersect at West Palm Beach firm

posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by Marketing Director

M2E Client, the designer of Gale Boutique Hotel, The Garcia Stromberg and GS4 Studios office in West Palm Beach is part architecture workshop, part art gallery and part garage-band recording studio.

Inside the warehouse at the Vista Business Park in West Palm Beach, the architecture firm has the computers and drafting tables one would expect. It also has walls full of paintings and sketches by partner Peter Stromberg, and musical instruments – including a guitar and a drum kit – that Stromberg plays.

It’s not just for fun. Garcia Stromberg produces virtual videos with music for its clients to promote their projects. Many architecture firms outsource those videos. Garcia Stromberg added an interior design practice, so Stromberg’s artwork has been used in his clients’ buildings.

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