Stonegate Bank – The Right Fit

Pompano Beach-based Stonegate Bank has hopscotched up and down the Gulf Coast since 2009, buying banks from Naples to Tampa. Now it’s adding depth to the region with its acquisition of Insignia Bank — Stonegate’s second acquisition in the Sarasota area. When completed early next year, the deal will make Stonegate the largest community bank in […]

Investors Moving Billions Into Real Estate Ahead Of A Big Market Change

Real estate stocks are getting a place of their own in the market this week, and investors are taking notice. As of the close of trading Friday, the industry will become its own sector in the S&P 500, bringing the broad market index up to 11 divisions. The move primarily affects real estate investment trusts (REITs), […]

Millennials Are Already Shaping The Future Of Industrial

A lot of the major trends that affect all sectors of real estate – including urbanization and e-commerce – are led by millennials. Millennials are driven by convenience and will choose a retailer that can deliver the product or service they want in a timely manner. Good price is important, but being able to deliver […]

The 2016 real estate investing landscape

Residential real estate investing in single-family rentals is flourishing again as rents and home values are rising in tandem to create returns for investors reaching 10 percent or more. Now that foreclosures have fallen to 10-year lows, finding affordable acquisitions to convert to single-family rentals is a real challenge. Demand for investment properties is creating a market-driven movement […]

Crowdsourcing Expands World of Corporate Real Estate Investing

Would you invest in a 40-year-old warehouse in Avon with no control over how it’s run or when it might be sold? Twelve investors did just that, pooling together about $250,000 to join an investment group that bought the warehouse last year for $14.3 million. Crowdfunding has mostly been associated with tech startups and inventors, […]

How To Change Your Life Dramatically In 2016

A big difference between kids and adults is that kids are not embarrassed to say “I’d like to be as astronaut and go to the moon” or “I’d like to invent something amazing and change the world.” Most adults don’t say things like that. They say things like “I’d like to finally get a big-screen […]

Real Estate Development – Mission To Success

Relationships: Relationships are an absolute must, and they take time to develop. A developer must have relationships with bankers, attorneys, tenants, equity sources, general contractors, civil engineers, architects, brokers, appraisers and others. My grandfather used to say that a developer is like a movie producer who brings a successful team together to create a successful […]

Magnesium Oxide Board – New Generation Building Material

Magnesium Oxide Board  is engineered to eliminate the toughest problems faced by architects, engineers, contractors, and builders today while also making construction easier. Addressing both, magnesium oxide boards result in lower construction costs during installation and reduced maintenance expenses over the lifespan of the building. It is the green, affordable alternative to gypsum and fibre-cement. […]

How to keep your clients safe in a data-driven business

Is there a more mobile, data-driven business than real estate? It’s a business in which folks on both sides of a transaction are often on-the-go, time is of the essence and emotions are high. Indeed, connecting with customers on the fly and managing sensitive transaction data — securely, swiftly and easily — is a key component of […]

Reality Check Reins In $20 Billion Dubai Mall Development

When Morgan Parker was asked by one of Dubai’s biggest developers to review their $20 billion plan to build the world’s largest mall and 100 hotels to surround it, he took it back to the drawing board. The former head of the Rockefeller family’s Rose Rock real estate firm recommended a scaled-down plan for Dubai Holding LLC’s […]