Hortense Leon

Articles by Hortense Leon
Condo Deals in Little Havana
A few blocks west of posh Brickell Avenue, developers are transforming Miami's traditional Cuban quarter, Little Havana, into an oasis for workforce housing.
Hurricane Winds Blow Through Condo Market
The condo market in Miami-Dade County, which is bursting at the seams with new construction and intense investor demand, took an unexpected hit in October
St. Joe Company: King of the Panhandle
When it was called the Panhandle, northwest Florida was considered a sleepy, rural part of the state. Today the area which runs roughly from Pensacola
Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate Continues to Rise
Foreign investment in U.S. commercial real estate continues to grow by leaps and bounds, but fierce competition has boosted the price of admission and
Condo Fever Reaches New Heights in Miami
Everyone in Miami has seen the ads full-page spreads which look like they belong in Vogue, but that are actually promos for luxury condominiums. In Miami-Dade
Orlando Diversifies and Prospers
Until the onslaught of the Walt Disney Co. in the 1970s, Orlando was the sleepy center of the citrus industry. Since then, to the outside world it has
Sunshine State Weathers the Storm
After being pummeled by four hurricanes during a six-week span this summer and early fall, Florida's hotel industry is still trying to assess the fallout.
Israeli Investors Flock to South Florida
When Africa-Israel Investments and Brooklyn developer Shaya Boymelgreen announced in July that they were planning to build $1.5 billion of residential
Miami Makeover Attracts Investors
In June, Miami Mayor Manny Diaz visited the Manhattan Institute's Center for Civic Innovation to deliver a message: his city's government has been restructured
Seniors Housing Industry on the Mend
The long-suffering seniors housing industry has turned a financial corner. The delinquency rate for permanent loans on assisted living properties dropped
Students, Not Shoppers Will Fill Kmart Space
As the number of empty big-box retail stores continues to grow across the nation due to consolidation or bankruptcy, some alternative uses for that surplus
Sun Shines on Florida's Grocery-Anchored Sector
Investors' love affair with grocery-anchored centers in Florida isn't fading in spite of rapid price escalation, usually the harbinger of an imminent
Miami Condo Construction Heats Up
There's an old joke about the man who moves to Miami. When his friends him ask why, he replies, Because it is so close to the United States. More than
Jones Lang LaSalle: Still on Top
It's bagging the big game that keeps Jones Lang LaSalle atop NREI's Top Property Manager list. It's latest coup: In June, the giant Chicago-based real
Squeezing Green Out of Brownfield Development
Ten years ago, only specialists attempted to rehabilitate contaminated properties. Today, many developers are interested in brownfield redevelopment.
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