Dana Dorsey: Miami’s First Black Real Estate Developer

February 23, 2017by Sarah Elles Boggs
Image Courtesy of The305

In the spirit of Black History Month and Throwback Thursday, I wanted to highlight an interesting fact about Miami History. Before Fisher Island was the wealthiest zip code in the United States, it was sold to Carl Fisher by the South’s first black …

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Checking In On IconBrickell’s Sales And Rental Values

February 22, 2017by Sarah Elles Boggs

It has been 3 months since we last checked in on IconBrickell’s pool project, and construction is now well underway. The photo above was taken this morning during one of our showings. You can see that the trees have been removed and their soil is now being removed to make way for the tile demolition.

Back in November, we noticed that the pri…

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Prive in Aventura Prepares To Open In July 2017

February 21, 2017by Sarah Elles Boggs

When we took our hard-hat tour of Prive Residences in Aventura last summer, the project was still very much a construction site. They have been hard at work since that day, because the development is scheduled to open in July, right on schedule.

The development is situated on a private island behind three levels of security and offers a sere…

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Investing In Condos For AirBnb Income Is A Risky Idea

February 15, 2017by Sarah Elles Boggs

Despite Miami Beach’s crackdown on AirBnb properties, we receive regular calls from hopeful investors who want to buy properties in order to lease them out on the short term rental website. It is important to understand the risks involved in breaking the rules with hopes of high returns.

Miami Beach Crackdown

Because AirBnb rentals do not…

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Blighted Lots West Of Adrienne Arscht Center To Become Park Space

February 14, 2017by Sarah Elles Boggs
Image from The New Tropic

The vacant lots around North Miami Avenue and 13th Street in Downtown Miami have been a blighted eyesore for years now, but that is changing as we speak. Brad Knoefler, the owner of Bar 1306 nearby, has made it his business to redevelop these lots…

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Spectacular and Colorfully Furnished Residence 18 at Regalia Lists for $9.9M

February 13, 2017by Sarah Elles Boggs

Inspired by wind and waves, Sunny Isle’s Regalia offers just 39 residences, each with with 360 degree views. The 46 story wavy tower is one of my personal favorites in Miami. While the tower is 90% sold, the developer has recently listed Residence 18, which is completely designed and furnished by five-time Architectural Digest “AD100” interior …

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January 2017 Brickell Real Estate Market Update

February 11, 2017by Sarah Elles Boggs

This is a very interesting time in Miami’s real estate market and we are going to start doing more regular market updates of the various neighborhoods and even individual buildings. We’ll start with Brickell, but don’t hesitate to reach out and make a request if there is a specific neighborhood or building that you are curious about.


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Richard Meier’s Surf Club Four Seasons In Surfside Prepares To Open

February 9, 2017by Sarah Elles Boggs

Bringing a mix of elegant history and contemporary high design, Richard Meyer’s Surf Club Four Seasons Private Residences is preparing to open the first of two residential towers. The north tower will open later this month and the south tower will be completed by the end of the year. We have scheduled a tour and are delighted to be one of the f…

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Mint at Riverfront Is Getting A New Lobby

February 8, 2017by Sarah Elles Boggs

Nine years after being built, Mint at Riverfront is getting a lobby face-lift. The project began on January 30, and includes new terrazzo flooring and accents. The work should be complete by the end of March.

After a rocky start in 2008 when Corus Bank (the bank that financed Mint’s construction) went out of business, Starwood Capital steppe…

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