FAU research park in Deerfield Beach adds insurer

FAU Deerfield Beach research park and Andrew Duffell Boca Raton-based insurer People’s Trust Insurance Company has signed a lease at the Florida Atlantic University research park in Deerfield Beach. The 40,000-square-foot building, located at Southwest 10th Street and Interstate 95, has had a hard time gaining tenants compared to its big-sister park in Boca Raton. […]

Miami power broker Nelson Gonzalez talks “crazy” prices and (slightly) loosening inventory

From the South Florida market report: Nelson Gonzalez grew up watching his dad buy and sell land in his hometown of Miami and across central Florida. Today, he’s the real estate player — holding the title of senior vice president for Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell Realtors and directing a team of brokers who specialize in ultra-posh properties. [more]

Billionaires in the Porsche tower: a new kind of condo politics

Condominium politics could be changing forever in South Florida. The world’s richest individuals — all billionaires — have inked deals for nearly two dozen of the 132 units in the Porsche Design Tower going up in Sunny Isles Beach. And the developer of the 57-story tower, Gil Dezer of Dezer Properties, is traveling half way […]

Palm Beach Gardens residents fight $100M spring training plan

Shady Lakes in Palm Beach Gardens (Inset: Astros and Blue Jays logos) The proposal for a $100 million spring training baseball stadium in Palm Beach Gardens’ private single-family home community of Shady Lakes is striking out with residents. Plans call for transforming a walking path under power lines near Timber Trace Elementary and Watson B. […]

Chase donates 300 free, discounted SoFla homes

JPMorgan Chase Bank has sold at a discount or donated 300 corporate-owned homes in Broward and Palm Beach counties as part of the nationwide Community Revitalization Program. Florida nonprofit housing providers, municipalities, veterans and community groups received 826 homes – a third of which went to South Florida. The bank has donated a total of […]