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Rise Of Florida Mini-Cities Blurring Urban-Suburban Lines

Among outgrowths of the pandemic has been an explosion of newcomers to Florida. Many recent arrivals to the state are from urban areas in the Northeast and Midwest U.S., where density and walkability have long been part and parcel of daily life. It’s only appropriate, then, that Florida is witnessing a surge in what might […]

South Florida elected leader worked remotely during COVID. His peers determined whether he could keep his commission seat

MIRAMAR — Miramar City Commissioner Winston F. Barnes, 73, will keep his seat on the dais. City leaders planned to vote at Monday night’s meeting on whether to oust Barnes for attending commission meetings remotely throughout the pandemic. But before any commissioners could discuss or vote, Commissioner Maxwell Chambers, who brought up the motion, withdrew […]

This elected leader worked remotely during COVID. Now he may get fired.

MIRAMAR — A 73-year-old elected official who worried about contracting COVID-19 faces losing his job — because he only showed up virtually for business during the pandemic. Miramar city leaders are expected to vote Monday whether to fire Commissioner Winston F. Barnes, concluding that leaders “may punish its own members for misconduct,” according to the […]

South Florida expects windfall from $1.2T infrastructure bill

The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill Congress passed is expected to jump-start major construction projects in South Florida, bringing a significant number of jobs and opportunities for local contractors. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which President Joe Biden is expected to sign in the coming days, includes multiple areas of infrastructure that will be bolstered nationwide. Miami-Dade […]

Movers & Influencers

Government Law Group, Fort Lauderdale Attorney Payton H. Poliakoff has joined Government Law Group as an Associate. Government Law Group is a boutique firm that provides clients with a comprehensive 360-degree approach for government and litigation solutions. Mr. Poliakoff will focus his practice on complex commercial litigation and government contracting. Government Law Group, Fort Lauderdale […]

South Florida Business Journal Runs Jordan and Payton’s Announcements

NEW HIRE LEGAL SERVICES NOVEMBER 4, 2021 Jordan Isrow Partner at Government Law Group https://www.govlawgroup.com/ EDUCATION:  University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL) Attorney and City of Parkland Commissioner Jordan B. Isrow has joined Government Law Group as a Partner. Government Law Group is a boutique firm that provides clients with a comprehensive approach for government, litigation, and business […]

New lease on life: Apartment projects popping up at distressed South Florida shopping centers

Multifamily developers want sites in walkable places, and struggling shopping centers need to fill vacant spaces Residential redevelopment of South Florida shopping centers is becoming more common, amid solid demand for rental housing and a slack market for retail space. This month, Houston-based developer Morgan Group won a land use change to build 356 apartments […]

From Dubai to Surfside: Inside Damac’s plans to redevelop the tragic site

Billionaire Hussain Sajwani’s firm hopes for spectacular US debut Hussain Sajwani has made a career out of going against the tide. While his compatriots scaled back after the 2008 market downturn, Sajwani, the founder of Dubai-based Damac Properties, announced his biggest project yet, the 42 million-square-foot Damac Hills. And years later, as many high-profile businesses […]