Thought For The Week Posts

Thought of the Week – 12-21-2016

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Thought of the Week

“Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can change, and wine to accept the things I can’t.”

– Anonymous

Sale Highlight of the Week


Paramount Miami Worldcenter (Land)

Property Description:

11.83 acres (515286 SF) vacant land zoned T6-60A-O. SF per appraiser. Proposed as 59-story 577 unit residential tower.

Event Description:

Related sale between Miami Worldcenter Associates to Royal Palm Companies for $26,275,000, with $12,700,000 in seller-carried debt.


  • Size: 11.83 Acres
  • Sale Date: 12/13/2016
  • Sale Price: $26,275,000
  • Price per Acre: $2,221,172
  • Property Type: Apartment Land

Thought for the Week – 11-22-2016

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Thought of the Week

“The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never know if they are genuine.”

– Abraham Lincoln

Website of the Week

Miami-Dade Public Library System – Axis 360

It’s like Netflix for books!

Though for the Week – 11-9-2016

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Thought of the Week

“We are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.”

– Thomas Jefferson

Website of the Week

Google Museum Views

Google “Street” View for Museums

Thought of the Week – 10/20/2016

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Quote of the Week

“Train people well enough so they can leave.
Treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”
-Sir Richard Branson

Interesting Sale of the Week

7740 SW 104th St

8,028 SF office. One 2-story building built 1981 on 0.41 acres zoned RU-5.


  • Size: 8,028
  • Sale Date: 10/17/2016
  • Sale Price: $1,800,000
  • Price per SF: $224.22
  • Property Type: Office/Retail
  • Stores: 2
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Thought of the Week – 10/12/2016

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Website of the Week

Yesterday I needed to purchase Atorvastatin pills. The quoted price from Walgreens was $135.00 for 30 10 MG tablets. I went on-line to a site suggested by AARP which is a free — no signup–website and downloaded the coupon. When I presented the coupon at Walgreens they reduced the price to $12.31

Interesting Sale of the Week


1,697 SF freestanding retail. One single-story building built 1954 on 0.14 acres zoned C-2. SF per appraiser.  The buyer purchased this property on 9/28/16 for $385k, funded by $300k seller-carry debt, maturing 1/1/21.


  • Size: 1,697
  • Sale Date: 9/128/2016
  • Sale Price: $385,000
  • Price per SF: $226.87
  • Property Type: Retail
  • Stores: 1

Thought for the Week – 9-19-2016

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Crazy Stop Sign

Thought of the Week

“Good leaders have vision and inspire others to help them turn vision into reality. Great leaders have vision, share vision, and inspire others to create their own.”

– Roy Bennett

Interesting Sale of the Week


329 residential units: 160 Apartment units in Treasures on the Bay #1 an 11-story Apartment Complex in one building, totaling ±198,169 SF, built in 1962 on 2.38 acres zoned RM-70. 15 Condominium units in TOTB #2 (10 stories, built 1962) and 154 Condominium units in TOTB #3 (10 stories, built 1966). A complete unit mix is not available.


  • Size: 329 Units
  • Sale Date: 9/19/2016
  • Sale Price: $75,500,000
  • Price per SF: $230,000 per Unit
  • Property Type: Multi-Family
  • Stores: 11

Thought of the Week – 8-3-2016


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“Zika Hipster” Courtesy of a friend.


Thought of the Week

The radical of one century is the conservative of the next.  The radical invents the views.
When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.

-Mark Twain

Interesting Sale of the Week
Courtesy of Vizzda Lead List

3406 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove

8,521 SF multi-tenant downtown-style retail. One single-story building built 1925 on 0.15 acres zoned T5 O. SF

  • Details
  • Size: 8,521 SF
  • Sale Date: 7/27/2016
  • Sale Price: $5,850,000
  • Price per SF: $686.54/SF
  • Property Type: Retail Land
  • Land Size: 6,678 SF
  • Price Per SF of Land: $876/SF (Sale Price/Land SF, with no consideration for the the improvement)

Thought of the Week – 7-26-2016

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Now this is man who knows how to take advantage of any situation.


Thought of the Week

Politics is not a bad profession.  If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.

Sale of the Week
Courtesy of Vizzda Lead List

4201 SW70th Court

1.37 acres (59,549 SF) vacant industrial land zoned IU-1. Proposed for 105,635 SF 5-story self-storage building with 580 total units. Acreage per plat, building SF and unit count per press releases.

  • Details
  • Size: 1.37 Acres
  • Sale Date: 7/22/2016
  • Sale Price: $2,500,000
  • Price per SF: $41.89/SF
  • Property Type: Industrial Land

Thought of the Week – 7-20-2016

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Hairy Hands

Thought of the Week

When presenting “Negotiation Concepts applied to Real Estate Transactions” I use the example of a hairy hand as a diversion from the real issues.

Maybe Melania Trump’s speech plagiarism is a “hairy hand” for the media to talk about to distract from the real issues being decided at the republican convention.

If you want to learn more negotiating tactics you should attend my next negotiations class on Oct 11th at the Miami Realtor’s Headquarters.

Sale of the Week

2811 N Miami Ave

8,835 SF industrial. One 2-story building built in 1953 on 0.48 acres zoned D1. 2 grade doors.

  • Details
  • Size: 8,835 SF
  • Sale Date: 7/18/2016
  • Sale Price: $9,000,000 (with $5,400,000 of Seller Financing)
  • Price per SF: $1,108
  • Property Type: Wynwood Industrial
  • Stores: 1
  • Land Area: 0.48 (Acres)

Thought of the Week – 7-13-2016

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Hurricane Flags

Thought of the Week

June — too soon
July –stand-by
August–you must
October– almost over

Those of us in South Florida will understand.

Sale of the Week

1790 SW 22 St
1790 SW 22 st

19,774 SF office. 2 buildings, 1-3 stories, built from 1951 to 1990 on land zoned T5 O. Includes some podium parking.


  • Size: 19,774 SF
  • Sale Date: 7/12/2016
  • Sale Price: $3,900,000
  • Price per SF: $197
  • Property Type: Retail
  • Stores: 3
  • Land Area: 0.60 (Acres)