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FIS to Build New World Headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 5 novembre 2019

FIS™ (NYSE: FIS), a global leader in financial services technology, announced today that it has received city and state approvals on an economic development package for plans to build a new, expanded world headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida to support the company’s continued growth.FIS has also entered into a real estate purchase agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. (Florida Blue) to purchase the riverfront property located at 323 Riverside Avenue on which to build its headquarters. The agreement is subject to customary diligence and standard contractual closing conditions and is expected to close no later than the second quarter of 2020.FIS will consolidate its current 601 Riverside Avenue headquarters as well as two additional Jacksonville-based facilities into the new headquarters building. The company plans to hire an additional 500 employees by 2029 to bring its Jacksonville workforce to approximately 1,800 employees.The new headquarters building is expected to be 12 stories with approximately 300,000 square feet of space. FIS expects construction on the new headquarters to begin immediately after the closing and to take about two years to complete.“From the first day that FIS called this city home, Jacksonville has been a true partner in our ability to attract a world-class workforce and achieve our growth goals,” said Gary Norcross, FIS chairman, president and CEO. “We would like to thank Governor DeSantis, Mayor Curry, and the many others in the state, the city and the community who have made this possible. We also want to thank CEO Pat Geraghty and Florida Blue for their collaboration in selling us the land for this project. This is an exciting day for FIS as we deepen our commitment to the Jacksonville community and continue our global mission to advance the way the world pays, banks and invests.”

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Toshiba Digital Signage Boosts Community Engagement at Florida Church

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 18 ottobre 2019

Interactive digital signage from Toshiba America Business Solutions is enabling Naples, Fla.-based Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church to engage, educate and inspire its members in new ways.Toshiba’s Virtuoso interactive kiosks update the more than 10,000-member congregation and outlying Naples community about the church’s better than 5,000 annual events. The Toshiba interactive kiosks convey details about upcoming classes, events and concerts on Saint John’s 27-acre campus – which includes the Pulte Family Life Center and Claussen Center, as well as the church itself. The unit’s wayfinding capabilities help visitors arrive on time by pinpointing the exact location of a given event while providing the current location as a reference point.
Beyond providing directional guidance and informing visitors about the latest goings-on at Saint John’s, Toshiba Virtuoso displays provide visitors with dining options by listing menu items and featured dishes at the Pulte Family Life Center café. Diners may also stay abreast of news and weather updates via Toshiba’s 65-inch digital signage. Virtuoso displays additionally provide visitors with a visual account of the church’s rebuilding after it was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017.Copy Concepts, Inc., a 36-year Toshiba reseller partner, was instrumental in every element of the Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church installation. The Fort Myers, Fla. company facilitated the agreement, oversees the technology integration and provides customer support. Toshiba’s digital signage installation at Saint John’s is nearing completion and is expected to be fully implemented by the end of 2019.

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GEICO’s CAT Team Is Ready for Hurricane Dorian as Florida Governor Declares a State of Emergency

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 1 settembre 2019

GEICO’s catastrophe team is ready to assist Floridians as Hurricane Dorian approaches. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Wednesday, August 28, stating, “Every Florida resident should have seven days of supplies, including food, water, and medicine, and should have a plan in case of disaster.” reating a disaster plan and preparing for something as unpredictable as a hurricane is a smart way to manage your risk, and GEICO wants to remind you of a few preparation tips: Create an evacuation plan –Identify a safe place for shelter. Know the location of evacuation shelters in your area. If you are using your car for an evacuation, carefully plan your route and designate a family meeting spot.
Fill your gas tank … now – If you need to evacuate, you want enough gas to get out of town.
Create a communication plan – Determine how you get in touch with your family if you become separated from them and contact relatives out of the storm area. Make sure everyone knows the evacuation plan. Create a home inventory – Inventory and photograph your possessions. This will help to substantiate any losses and speed up the claims process if needed. Save essential documents on your smartphone so they’ll be handy if needed.
Avoid any low-lying areas – Park your vehicle on higher ground.
Protect your vehicle in a garage or parking shelter.
Follow official instructions – Check the local and national weather forecasts for advisories, updates and official instructions. Be prepared to put your preparedness plan in place immediately after an alert goes out.

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Florida Cyber Charter Academy Kicks Off the 2019-2020 School Year

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 14 agosto 2019

Students at Florida Cyber Charter Academy (FLCCA), an online public charter school, will begin their 2019-2020 school year on August 12th. A full-time, tuition-free academic option, FLCCA is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade across the state.Combining innovative technology with a rigorous curriculum led by state-certified teachers, FLCCA provides each student with a personalized learning experience. Students take a full course load across the core subjects of math, science, language arts and history, as well as electives, world languages, and honors courses at the high school level.From live classes and one-on-one instruction to chat sessions and regular phone calls with learning coaches and family members, dedicated teachers work in close partnership with parents and students to support individual educational goals.Many families and students are choosing online school because it provides an alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar education. Athletes, advanced learners, and all types of students can balance a full academic load along with extracurricular pursuits or any other specialized needs.Throughout the school year, FLCCA fosters a sense of community through in-person field trips, community service opportunities and social outings, and celebrates graduating seniors with an in-person commencement ceremony in the spring. Virtual clubs and student organizations also allow students to further explore their interests together in the online setting.Families are encouraged to attend an online or in-person information session hosted by the school. To learn more about enrollment and for a schedule of information sessions visit, or download the K12 enrollment app for iOS and Android devices.

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MLB Named Florida’s Commercial Service Airport of the Year

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 12 agosto 2019

This past week, Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) was named the state’s top commercial airport by Florida’s Department of Transportation (FDOT). The award for 2019 Commercial Service Airport of the Year was announced at the FDOT Annual Aviation Awards ceremony held in conjunction with the Florida Airports Council 50th Anniversary Annual Conference.The award is selective to airports that have proven exceptional aviation safety, completed aesthetic improvements, and shown innovative management solutions throughout the year. MLB was applauded for a list of accomplishments including: rehabilitating all three runways, constructing a new air traffic control tower, a 26.5% increase in aircraft operations, a 4.7% increase in annual passengers and announcement of two new nonstop routes to Philadelphia (PHL) and Washington (DCA) on American Airlines, being awarded #1 most scenic airport approach in the U.S.A., adding Dunkin’ as a concessionaire, and completing Terminal Transformation Phase 1 reconstruction of the U.S. Customs Federal Inspection Station.
Donovan also noted the award is proudly shared with all of MLB’s partners including tenants, passengers, community members, and construction contractors. Staff development was also recognized as a recent MLB success as Director of Operations Cliff Graham, C.M., Operations Manager Patrick Mac Carthaigh, C.M., and Communications Coordinator Rob Himler, C.M., accepted the award at the ceremony on behalf of Team MLB. All three have achieved Certified Member status with the American Association of Airport Executives in the past year.

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Finance of America Reverse Adds HomeSafe® Select Offering in Florida

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 18 luglio 2019

Finance of America Reverse LLC (“FAR”), one of the largest reverse mortgage originators in the US and a leading provider of retirement loan products, today announced the launch of its HomeSafe® Select offering in Florida, the only proprietary reverse mortgage product in the US offering a line of credit. This latest launch rounds out availability of FAR’s full proprietary suite of products in Florida, joining the fixed-rate HomeSafe® Standard and breakthrough HomeSafe® Second. Florida ranks among the top five states utilizing the innovative HomeSafe® solution, and the demand for HomeSafe® Select has been building in anticipation of this launch.HomeSafe® Select is a proprietary HELOC reverse mortgage loan offered exclusively by FAR and its approved partners. It is a non-FHA adjustable rate reverse mortgage that offers up to 75% of loan proceeds as an open-ended line of credit. Like all reverse mortgages, HomeSafe® Select is a non-recourse loan.“As people evaluate how home equity fits into their retirement plans, they are increasingly choosing to only draw the funds they need initially and access the remainder through a line of credit. Doing so allows homeowners to protect their equity longer so that they have more options well into the future as their needs change. We are proud to remain at the forefront of the industry as the only provider of this type of proprietary financial tool, which represents a tremendous opportunity for suitable borrowers,” said Kristen Sieffert, president of FAR.The HomeSafe® Select is the only proprietary reverse mortgage product in the US that offers a line of credit allowing the borrower the option to tap into and leverage part of their home equity while at the same time creating the flexibility to access additional funds as needed.

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MedMen Launches Partnership with Epilepsy Florida

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 4 luglio 2019

MedMen Enterprises Inc. (“MedMen” or the “Company”) (CSE: MMEN) (OTCQX: MMNFF) today announced a partnership with Epilepsy Florida, the principal agency overseeing epilepsy programs and services sponsored by the State of Florida. The organization serves over 400,000 Floridians who suffer from the condition and is the premier source of information for epilepsy and seizures in the state.In celebration of MedMen’s entry into the Florida market, the Company will donate 10% of proceeds from its West Palm Beach location during the month of July 2019 to benefit the organization.“We believe cannabis creates safer, happier and healthier communities, and are excited to have our doors open in West Palm Beach,” said Nick Hansen, MedMen’s Director of Government Affairs for the Florida region. “Providing patient access to medical cannabis is our number one objective in Florida, starting with West Palm Beach. Epilepsy Florida is an important advocate for patients, and we are honored to support their work.”
According to the Epilepsy Foundation, one in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point during their lifetime. Medical cannabis is used as a possible treatment for the neurological disorder where anti-epileptic drugs fail to help. MedMen West Palm Beach offers a selection of over 53 products, including MedMen’s own suite of in-house brands: [statemade], LuxLyte and MedMen that cater to specific patient needs. The Company is slated to open 12 retail locations in Florida this year, and licensed for up to 35 total stores in the state.To celebrate its first Florida store location and the Epilepsy Florida partnership, MedMen will host a ribbon cutting event on Tuesday, July 9 at 9:30 a.m. ET, at the West Palm Beach store. The event will feature a unique ribbon designed by local artist Eduardo Medieta, as well as remarks from local public officials, Epilepsy Florida, and MedMen leadership.

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Snowden Lane Partners Welcomes New Market Leader in Florida

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 19 giugno 2019

Snowden Lane Partners, an independent, advisor-owned, wealth advisory firm dedicated to providing client-focused advice in a values-driven culture, today announced that Richard Ganter has joined the firm in its new Coral Gables, Florida office. Mr. Ganter joins Snowden Lane as Managing Director, Southeast. His responsibilities will include building out Snowden Lane’s presence in Coral Gables, throughout the Southeast U.S. and internationally. Snowden Lane opened its Coral Gables office earlier this month. Mr. Ganter joins from Wells Fargo where he spent the last three years as a manager and senior vice president. An industry veteran of twenty-seven years, he previously held leadership positions at several firms, serving as President and CEO of Lighthouse Advisors, Regional President at Deutsche Bank and Vice President at Charles Schwab/US Trust.“It’s an exciting day as I start this new chapter of my career,” added Richard Ganter. “In addition to looking after the Southeast U.S., I’m also looking forward to helping grow the firm’s reach beyond South Florida to Latin America and beyond.”Mr. Ganter has been a lifelong South Florida resident and attended Florida International University.
Since its founding in 2011, Snowden Lane has rapidly built a national brand, attracting top industry talent from Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, UBS, JP Morgan, Raymond James and Wells Fargo, among others. The firm has 10 offices around the country, including Pasadena and San Diego, CA; New Haven, CT; Coral Gables, FL; Pittsburgh, PA; Baltimore, Salisbury and Bethesda, MD; San Antonio, TX; as well as its New York City headquarters. In 2018, the Financial Times named Snowden Lane to its elite FT 300 list for the fourth straight year, recognizing it as one of the top independent RIA firms in the U.S. A number of the firm’s advisors have been recognized as FT 401 Top Retirement advisors, and a number by Forbes/Shook as top state advisors.

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US News & World Report ranked ISCHS as Florida’s best Charter High School for 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 7 Maggio 2019

The International Studies Charter High School (ISCHS) awards dual diplomas — American and European. Students learn in English, Spanish, Italian, and French. It ranked as America’s 11th Best Charter High School and also ranked as Florida’s 4th Best High School. Earning a 100% college-readiness score, ISCHS prepares students for advanced studies. Founded in 2004, ISCHS partners with Spain, Italy and France.
Academica is one of the nation’s most successful charter school service organizations. It supports ISCHS as well as 11 of the Top 100 Best High Schools in Florida. Twenty-five Academica-serviced schools received 2019 Best High School rankings. Of those schools, 23 in Florida, one in Nevada and one in Texas.Two Doral Academy charter high schools ranked in the Top 50 High Schools in Florida. Two Mater Academy high schools also ranked in the Top 50, as did Somerset Arts Conservatory and Somerset Academy High School in Pembroke Pines.
US News & World Report studied 23,000 public high schools in all 50 states and DC to rank the best. The rankings focus on college readiness using student performance in six categories. They are results on AP and IB exams, math and reading scores, and success with low-income and minority students. Although charter high schools represent 10% of the country’s 26,000 public high schools, they comprise 23% of the top 100 public high schools. Within the top 5 percent of ranked schools, more than 18 percent are charter schools.

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Ross University School of Medicine & Florida Agricultural and Mechanical

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 19 febbraio 2019

University Partner to Increase Physician Diversity in the U.S.
African Americans make up only six percent1 of U.S. physicians. With the goal of driving diversity among U.S. physicians, today Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) announced a new agreement to help more African Americans attend medical school. FAMU and RUSM are establishing an educational pathway program, making it easier for FAMU graduate school students to study medicine at RUSM. Qualified FAMU students who earn full acceptance into the medical school will receive a scholarship covering full tuition for the first semester. FAMU students will spend the first two years of medical school at the RUSM campus in Barbados.
“This is an exciting opportunity to partner with the Ross University School of Medicine,” said FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D. He added, “For 131 years, FAMU has produced outstanding graduates who are making an impact on society. The University is already noted for being a leading institution of origin for African Americans pursuing degrees in the natural sciences. This partnership will allow us to play an even greater role in the production and development of African-American physicians who will positively change the healthcare outcomes for people from all aspects of society.”
RUSM recently announced a similar agreement with Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science. And as part of its continued commitment to addressing diversity in medicine, RUSM’s parent company, Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), signed on to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Challenge created by the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus, pledging to invest in creating strategic collaborations with HBCUs and working to increase diversity in key workforce sectors.Having recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, RUSM’s 14,000-plus diverse alumni practice medicine throughout North America and across all specialties, including a high percentage of graduates who enter the in-demand field of primary care. RUSM is part of Adtalem Global Education’s medical and healthcare education vertical, which also includes American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Sint Maarten, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, and Chamberlain University, one of the largest providers of nursing education in the United States.

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One Choice is No Choice: Florida Governor Rick Scott Denies Critical Healthcare Coverage to Those Living with HIV

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 10 luglio 2018

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the nation’s largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider and largest global AIDS organization, is blasting Florida Governor Rick Scott for denying critical healthcare coverage to those living with HIV/AIDS. The organization is calling out Scott in response to he and the state’s Medicaid officials’ failure to renew an HIV care contract with AHF’s Positive Healthcare— a respected non-profit which has been providing critical health insurance coverage for people living with HIV in Florida since 1999. AHF says the state’s move will recklessly disrupt care for a vulnerable population of nearly 2,000 Florida HIV patients. In late April, Florida Medicaid officials announced the awarding of Medicaid contracts, worth up to $90 billion dollars, to five for-profit managed care plans, excluding several other companies, including Positive Healthcare (PHC), the only non-profit healthcare provider that offers insurance coverage for the critical, sensitive healthcare needs of those living with HIV. As a result of the initial decision, several of the denied agencies, including PHC, filed formal protests with Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA), which manages the state’s Medicaid program, all challenging the state’s decision, citing severe defects in the RFP and decision-making process. Following the submitted protests, state Medicaid officials met with each of the denied agencies, and subsequently have provided settlements with a select list of the for-profit providers, while continuing to shut out PHC, the only non-profit agency whose focus is on providing care to thousands of clients living with HIV in Florida, that have relied on this critical coverage to get the necessary care they need, by the doctors of their choice, to live a healthy life. “Given the increased number of those now living with HIV in Florida, it is deplorable that Governor Scott has continued to play with people’s lives, while padding the pockets of a small group of for-profit companies,” said Donna Stidham, Chief of Managed Care for AHF. “Many of these patients, currently covered by PHC, have been seeing their doctor for years, even decades, and are thriving in care. These same patients will suffer disruption of treatment and can suffer substandard care if they are simply dumped into the general patient population, or if their care is jobbed out by huge, for-profit insurance companies for treatment by a family medicine doctor or general practitioner without HIV expertise.” While Scott and his cronies continue to play “business as usual” politics, the 2,000 HIV patients currently covered by PHC have become vulnerable to maintaining the care they critically need to stay alive, as they will be forced to choose for-profit companies that don’t cover the doctors they have come to rely on and trust for over a decade of quality, life-saving care. AHF and the numerous community supporters across the state that have come out in support of PHC implore Governor Scott to put people first and not big for-profit businesses and give this vulnerable population a choice.Scott’s irresponsible actions and lack of transparency occurs while the State of Florida, and specifically Miami-Dade and Broward counties, continue to rise as the nation’s epicenter of the HIV epidemic. PHC currently offers coverage to those living with HIV in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, which rank #1 and #2, nationally for reported cases of new HIV diagnosis.

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Audible Congratulates Audible on His Florida Derby Win and Celebrates His Journey to the Kentucky Derby

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 1 aprile 2018

Audible Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today announced its sponsorship of Audible, the three-year-old colt who won the Florida Derby this weekend, and will be competing in the Kentucky Derby this May. To salute Audible the horse on his journey to the Kentucky Derby, Audible is also highlighting a collection of equine-related audiobooks for its millions of listeners over the next month.
To commemorate Audible’s race today at the Florida Derby, Audible is donating $15,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, a non-profit organization that accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retire, retrain, and rehome thoroughbreds.
“We are honored to share our name with Audible and thrilled to be a part of his road to the Kentucky Derby,” said Audible SVP of Marketing John Harrobin. “Our millions of listeners around the world use our audio service to immerse themselves in memorable stories every day. We know they’ll appreciate following the story of this remarkable horse as it unfolds.”
“It’s wonderful to see Audible the media company rooting for Audible in such a big way,” said Elliot Walden, President, CEO and Racing Manager of WinStar Farm and majority owner of Audible the horse. “By supporting the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and highlighting equine-related audio titles for millions of listeners to enjoy leading up to the Kentucky Derby, Audible is gearing up our colt’s quest to wear the roses on the first Saturday in May.”In addition to a rich selection of horse-inspired titles to get Audible’s growing fan base ready for the Kentucky Derby, the company will introduce an Audible-inspired game and other interactive content in the weeks leading up to the race. Fans are encouraged to check regularly for the latest updates and announcements.Audible invented and commercialized the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment. In 2017, listeners around the world downloaded over two billion hours of Audible content.

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Ares Management Real Estate Fund Announces Sale of Kendall Multifamily Complex in South Florida

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 5 gennaio 2018

orlando-floridaAres Management L.P. (NYSE: ARES) announced today that funds managed by its Real Estate Group have completed the sale of Signature at Kendall, an upscale garden-style multifamily development with a total of 546 residential units located in the Kendall submarket of Miami. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.Located at 8881 SW 172nd Avenue in Kendall, FL, the property offers a full array of luxurious amenities. Construction of the initial phase began in late 2014, with the second commencing in mid-2015. The entire complex witnessed significant demand from tenants, driving leasing velocity and accelerating Ares’ successful exit of the investment sooner than originally anticipated.“Signature at Kendall marks our fifth ground-up development in Miami’s dynamic suburban multifamily market, a region of the U.S. where we have consistently invested in best-in-class multifamily and mixed-use developments,” commented Andrew Holm, Partner in the Real Estate group at Ares Management. “This transaction fits our longstanding national investment focus to identify opportunities in economically vibrant, major metropolitan markets that provide residents with attractive rents and amenities in prominent locations with proximity to key transportation thoroughfares and retail hubs.”Signature at Kendall is a gated community consisting of 21 three and four-story apartment buildings, covered parking close to each building, a main clubhouse that houses its management office, a resident lounge, business center and gym as well as such outdoor amenities as a resort-style swimming pool, an outdoor living room, a tot-lot and dog park. The second phase contains an additional pool, clubhouse, and fitness center.

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Colombia is Top Foreign Country Searching South Florida Real Estate

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 17 giugno 2016

colombia(MIAMI). The South American nation finished as the top international country using MIAMI’s search portal,, in April 2016. Colombia has now led the rankings for five consecutive months.The new MIAMI rankings show surging interest from Israel and India, and a new domestic leader. Georgia registered the most searches of Miami real estate among U.S. states. South Florida is the No. 1 U.S. market for international consumers in April 2016, according to“South Florida is known around the world for embracing all cultures,” said Mark Sadek, the 2016 MIAMI Chairman of the Board. “Foreign-born residents love Miami. Their passion is visible in our monthly property searches and in global searches, which continue to show South Florida as the most-searched U.S. market by international consumers.”
Colombian home buyers tied with Argentinians in purchasing the third-most Miami real estate among foreign countries, according to the 2015 Profile of International Home Buyers in Miami Association of Realtors Business Areas. Colombia registered 10 percent of all foreign South Florida transactions, according to the survey conducted by MIAMI and the National Association of REALTORS. Only Venezuelan (13 percent) and Brazilian (12 percent) buyers purchased more.
Colombians moving to South Florida are often upper-middle-class families who want to enjoy their prosperity earned in their homeland as professionals and entrepreneurs. Colombians spend the second-most on South Florida property among foreign buyers. The $516,000 average purchase price of Colombians tied with Argentina and only trailed Brazil ($766,000), according to the 2015 survey.
Israel (population: 8.06 million) posted the fourth-most searches of South Florida real estate in April. It was the country’s highest finish since it took fourth in September 2015. India (population: 1.25 billion) finished sixth for the second consecutive month.
MIAMI -Colombia weiterhin alle Ausland Suche nach South Florida Immobilien zu führen, nach neuen Daten aus dem MIAMI Association of Realtors ® (MIAMI). Die südamerikanische Nation abgeschlossen als internationale Top-Land mit Miamis Suchportal, , im April 2016. Kolumbien hat nun die Rankings für fünf Monate in Folge geführt. Die neuen MIAMI Rankings zeigen wogende Interesse von Israel und Indien sowie einem neuen heimischen Marktführer. Georgien registriert die meisten Suchen von Miami Immobilien unter den US-Staaten. Süd-Florida ist die Nummer 1 der US-Markt für internationale Verbraucher im April 2016 nach “South Florida ist bekannt auf der ganzen Welt für alle Kulturen umarmen”, sagte Mark Sadek, der 2016 MIAMI Vorsitzender des Vorstandes. “Im Ausland geborene Einwohner lieben Miami. Ihre Leidenschaft ist sichtbar in unserem monatlichen Immobiliensuche und in globale Suche, die South Florida als am häufigsten gesuchten US-Markt von den internationalen Verbrauchern zu zeigen, weitergehen. ”
Kolumbianische Hauskäufer gebunden mit Argentiniern die drittmeisten Miami Immobilien unter Ausland in Kauf, nach dem 2015 Profil von International Home Käufer in Miami Association of Realtors Geschäftsbereiche. Kolumbien registriert 10 Prozent aller ausländischen Transaktionen South Florida, nach der Umfrage von Miami und der National Association of Realtors durchgeführt. Nur venezolanischen (13 Prozent) und Brasilien (12 Prozent) Käufer gekauft mehr.
Kolumbianer nach Süd-Florida sind oft der oberen Mittelklasse-Familien bewegen, die ihren Wohlstand in ihrer Heimat als Fachleute und Unternehmer verdient genießen wollen. Kolumbianer verbringen die zweitmeisten auf South Florida Immobilien unter ausländischen Käufern. Die 516.000 $ durchschnittlichen Kaufpreis von Kolumbianer gebunden mit Argentinien und schleppte nur Brasilien ($ 766.000), nach der 2015-Umfrage.
Israel (Bevölkerung: 8.060.000) erzielte die viertmeisten Durchsuchungen von South Florida Immobilien im April. Es war die höchste Ziel des Landes, da es vierte im September nahm 2015 Indien (Bevölkerung: 1,25 Mrd.) wurde Sechster für den zweiten Monat in Folge.

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Brazil Leads Global Consumers Searching for South Florida Real Estate

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 16 gennaio 2016

MIAMI — Brazil continues to top all foreign countries searching online for South Florida real estate, according to new statistics from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI), America’s largest local Realtor group. The South American nation of 200 million residents finished as the top international country using MIAMI’s search portal,, in November 2015.Brazil has now ranked as the top foreign nation using in 17 of the last 18 months. The last time Brazil didn’t rank first was July 2015 when Colombia took top honors. The newly-released MIAMI statistics also showcase increased interest from the Philippines and Mexico.“Despite the strength of the U.S. dollar, Brazilians continue searching for and investing in South Florida properties,” said Mark Sadek, the 2016 MIAMI Chairman of the Board. “Miami real estate offers security of investment for many international buyers who face economic uncertainty at home. A gateway to the world with the nation’s highest concentration of foreign-born residents, Miami is also a major center for high-impact commercial development.” Brazilian home buyermiamis purchased the third-most Miami real estate among foreign countries, according to the 2015 Profile of International Home Buyers in Florida conducted by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Brazil registered 12 percent of all foreign Miami transactions in the 12 months ending in June 2015. Only Venezuelan (21 percent) and Argentinian (13 percent) buyers purchased more.
Brazilians primarily select South Florida when purchasing real estate in the Sunshine State, according to the 2015 survey. Of all Brazilians buying properties in Florida, 62 percent bought in South Florida (44 percent in Miami-Miami Beach and 18 percent in Fort Lauderdale).Brazilians moving to South Florida are often upper-middle-class families who want to enjoy their prosperity earned in their homeland as professionals and entrepreneurs. Brazilians spend the fourth-most on Florida property among foreign buyers. Brazilians spent an average mean price of $587,700 on Florida real estate in 2015.
Philippine and Mexican buyers increased their online interest in South Florida real estate in November 2015. The Philippines’ eighth-place finish among foreign visitors was the country’s highest since it also ranked eighth in May 2015, Sept. 2014 and April 2014. Mexico, meanwhile, appeared in the top-10 countries for the first time since it finished eighth in March 2015. Other top 10 markets were Colombia, Russia, India, Canada and United Kingdom.

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Brazil Leads All Global Consumers Searching for South Florida Real Estate

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 novembre 2015

san paolo brasileMIAMI — Brazil is once again the top foreign country searching online for South Florida real estate, according to new statistics from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI), America’s largest local Realtor group. The South American nation of 200 million residents finished as the top international country using MIAMI’s search portal,, in September 2015.Brazil has now ranked as the top foreign nation using in 15 of the last 16 months. The last time Brazil didn’t rank first was July 2015 when Colombia nabbed the top spot. The newly-released MIAMI statistics also showcase increased interest in South Florida real estate from countries such as Israel and Ecuador.“Miami is the most international city in the United States, a distinction that Brazilians and all international buyers love,” said Christopher Zoller, a 27-year Miami-based Realtor and the 2015 Residential President of MIAMI. “South Florida’s multiculturalism and increasingly diversified economy are attracting more home buyers from South America’s largest economy who want a safe, secure place to invest their hard-earned money.”
Brazilian home buyers purchase the third-most South Florida real estate among all foreign countries, according to the 2014 Survey of International Home Purchases conducted by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for MIAMI. Brazil registered 11 percent of all foreign South Florida deals last year. Venezuelan and Argentinian buyers finished first and second, respectively, at 16 and 12 percent.Brazilians moving to South Florida are often upper-middle-class families who want to enjoy their prosperity earned in their homeland as professionals and entrepreneurs. Brazilians spend the most on average on Miami-Dade and Broward properties among foreigners: $495,000 average sale price compared to $245,000 among all buyers in Florida.
Consumers from Israel and Ecuador increased their online interest in South Florida real estate in September 2015. Israel posted its highest-ever finish, checking in with the fourth-most online searches among global consumers in September. Israel, which had never finished in the top-10, has now ranked fourth and ninth, respectively, in the last two months. Ecuador, meanwhile, registered its second-most web searches for South Florida real estate. Ecuador ranked ninth among global consumers in September, nearly eclipsing its highest-finish of eighth in October 2014.

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MIAMI Announces New Partnership with REINSW Association’s First Partner in Australia

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 1 marzo 2014

Miami-skyline-for-wikipediaMiami, FL – The Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) and the Miami Association of REALTORS (MIAMI) are pleased to announce their new partnership agreement, connecting the Miami and New South Wales, Australia real estate markets and creating opportunities for their respective members. This is the first agreement for MIAMI in Australia.
MIAMI, which represents 31,000 members, now has a total of 119 international partnerships worldwide. These valuable relationships generate greater exposure for Miami and partner markets, increase business opportunities, and establish a more effective and professional environment for important real estate referral business.“As each day ticks by our world gets smaller and people are no longer bound by investing in their own city. We tend to invest more broadly now than we did twenty years ago, and people are looking to invest in property overseas,” REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin said. “Our focus is to facilitate the international trade of real estate, and to be a conduit for our members between Australia and other markets. That’s why this partnership with MIAMI is so important.” REINSW is committed to providing opportunities to assist members achieve a more competitive edge in today’s business environment. They also offer their members a diverse range of services, including access to the best research data available, networking and training opportunities, and information about the latest changes to legislation, regulations and policies that shape agency practice.Given their similar visions, goals, and objectives, and being the largest local associations in the U. S. and Australia the associations have much in common and look forward to working together to create mutually beneficial opportunities of a global scale. Further highlighting the importance of REINSW’s new partnership with MIAMI, migration patterns reflect Australia is a top market for U.S. consumers and, vice versa. Australia ranked fourth for consumers moving to the U.S. and third for U.S. consumers moving abroad in 2013, according to the International Migration Study by UniGroup Relocation.
“REINSW and MIAMI are very similar organizations dedicated to serving our members with leading edge education, tools and resources both domestically and internationally,” said MIAMI CEO Teresa King Kinney. “We expect our new partnership to grow and to further enhance the way our respective members conduct business. We are excited to have a partner of this magnitude in Australia, which is a new market for MIAMI in terms of partnerships.”According to the 2013 Profile of International Buying Activity in Florida, the Sunshine state is by far the top home buying destination for foreign buyers in the U.S., accounting for 23 percent of all international real estate transactions in the country. Within the state, South Florida is the top destination for international buyers, representing nearly 30 percent of international sales in Florida. The new agreement further strengthen foreign buying activity in Miami and South Florida and cement MIAMI’s reputation as a leading international organization connecting markets and expanding international business opportunities. The partnership agreement was facilitated by MIAMI Leader Julianna Giordano.

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Florida: esecuzione capitale

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 7 agosto 2013

L’annuncio dell’avvenuta esecuzione capitale, in Florida, di John Ferguson, un uomo di 65 anni condannato per sei omicidi commessi 35 anni fa e riconosciuto affetto da gravi disturbi mentali diagnosticati anche prima dei crimini, “suscita grande dolore ma anche sdegno per la palese disumanità di una decisione che non tiene conto delle circostanze, già positivamente valutate in diversi gradi di giudizio, che avrebbero consigliato un trattamento più umano del caso”. Lo afferma in un comunicato stampa la Comunità di Sant’Egidio, ricordando che meno di due mesi fa un’altra esecuzione capitale era stata eseguita in un altro penitenziario della Florida, “il che fa pensare che una tale severità risponda non tanto ad esigenze di giustizia quanto piuttosto a ragioni attinenti alla ricerca di un facile quanto cinico consenso politico. Di fronte a una simile preoccupante escalation Sant’Egidio ricorda a tutti che non c’è giustizia senza vita”. In entrambi i casi lo strumento usato per l’esecuzione è stato un’iniezione letale.Per quanto riguarda John Ferguson, l’ultimo rinvio dell’esecuzione risale al mese di ottobre 2012, quando un tribunale della Florida aveva ritenuto che le questioni sollevate dagli avvocati del condannato, secondo i quali l’uomo non aveva “alcuna percezione razionale della condanna subita e dei suoi effetti”, meritassero “piena e profonda considerazione”. L’esecuzione dell’altra notte è la ventitreesima quest’anno negli Stati Uniti. Di fronte a tali cifre “occorre – rileva la Comunità di Sant’Egidio – incrementare gli sforzi a livello internazionale per muovere passi decisivi verso la moratoria delle esecuzioni capitali in tutto il mondo, come richiesto anche recentemente dai rappresentanti di 90 paesi aderenti alla Coalizione mondiale contro la pena di morte riuniti a Madrid”.

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Miami Single-Family Home Sales, Prices Surge in JuneMiami, FL –

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 luglio 2013

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English: Burger King headquarters in unincorporated area Miami-Dade County. Español: La sede del Burger King en el Condado de Miami-Dade (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Increased demand for single-family homes in Miami-Dade County continued in June amid very tight supply that is fueling double-digit price appreciation, according to the 29,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.Single-family home sales surged 25 percent, up from 935 in June 2012 to 1,170 this June. Condominium sales increased 5.5 percent, up from 1,421 in June 2012 compared to 1,499 last month. June’s real estate market performance marks 19 consecutive months of appreciation for both single-family homes and condominiums. The median sales price of single-family homes increased 21.1 percent to $230,000 year-over-year and 3.6 percent compared to the previous month. The median sales price of condominiums, which has significantly increased each month over the last two years, rose 15.9 percent to $185,500 compared to a year earlier and 3.1 percent compared to the previous month.Nationally, sales of existing single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops decreased 1.2 percent from May but were 15.2 percent higher than they were in June 2012, according to the National Association of Realtors.Compared to last year’s figures, the average sales price for single-family homes in Miami-Dade County in June increased 27.1 percent to $509,515, while the average sales price for condominiums increased 9.9 percent to $351,608.The national median existing-home price for all housing types was $214,000 in June, a 13.5 percent increase from June 2012, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).Active listings at the end of June increased 5.1 percent, from 12,544 to 13,179, compared to June 2012, when the market was already experiencing a housing shortage. Despite the slight increase due to more new listings coming on the market, current active inventory remains insufficient to satisfy intense demand for Miami properties. Inventory of single-family homes decreased 2.8 percent to 5,006 active listings, while that of condominiums increased 10.5 percent to 8,173 active listings. At the current sales pace, there is 4.9 months of supply of single-family homes and 5.8 months of supply of condominiums in Miami-Dade, representing a decrease of 15.6 percent and an increase of 2.8 percent respectively compared to year-ago levels.Total housing inventory nationally increased 1.9 percent at the end of June but remains 10.1 percent below year-ago levels, representing a 5.2-month supply.Sales of distressed properties continue to sharply decline in Miami-Dade County, as prices for both REOs and short sales also rose significantly. In June, only 36.7 percent of all closed residential sales in Miami-Dade County were distressed, including REOs (bank-owned properties) and short sales, compared to 44.4 percent in June 2012. Nationally, distressed homes accounted for 15 percent of June sales.The median sales price of single-family home and condominium foreclosures in Miami-Dade increased 9.7 percent to $141,500 and 29 percent to $116,100 respectively.In Miami-Dade County, 60 percent of total closed sales in June were all-cash sales compared to 65 percent in June 2012. All-cash sales accounted for 42.2 percent of single-family home and 73.8 percent of condominium closings, compared to a year ago when cash sales were 46.1 percent and 77.4 percent of closed sales respectively. Since nearly 90 percent of foreign buyers in Florida purchase properties all cash, this reflects the much stronger presence of international buyers in the Miami real estate market. By comparison all-cash sales nationally accounted for 31 percent of transactions in June, down from 33 percent the previous month and 29 percent in June 2012.

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Miami Home Prices Post Strong Gains for Third Consecutive Month

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 24 marzo 2012

Miami, FL – For the third consecutive month, Miami home prices posted strong gains in February. The median sales price of condominiums in the Miami-Dade County surged 40.4 percent to $131,950 in February compared to a year earlier, according to the 26,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. The median sales price of single-family homes rose 19 percent to $175,000.
Statewide median sales prices in February increased 15.9 percent to $95,000 for condominiums and 7.2 percent to $135,000 for single-family homes, according to data from Florida Realtors Industry Data and Analysis department and vendor partner 10K Research and Marketing. The national median existing-home price for all housing types was $156,000 in February, a 0.3 percent increase from February 2011.
In February, the average sales price for single-family homes in Miami-Dade County increased 15.4 percent, from $265,440 in 2011 to $306,391 in 2012. The average sales prices for condominiums jumped 26.3 percent, from $214,012 to $270,300.
The sales of existing single-family homes in Miami-Dade increased two percent in February, from 746 to 760, compared to February 2011. Sales of condominiums dropped 12 percent, from 1,230 to 1,086, compared to record sales levels in February 2011.
Statewide sales of existing single-family homes totaled 14,270 in February 2012, down 4.8 percent compared to a year ago. Statewide condominium sales totaled 7,545, down 16 percent from those sold in February 2011. Nationally, sales of existing single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops decreased 0.9 percent from January but were 8.8 percent higher than they were in February 2011, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
Inventory Declines 45 Percent Year-over-Year From February 2011, the inventory of residential listings in Miami-Dade County has decreased 45.1 percent from 24,792 to 13,610 in February 2012. Compared to the previous month, the total inventory of homes dropped 3.4 percent. Total housing inventory nationally rose 4.3 percent at the end of February.
Heightened demand for bank-owned (REO) properties and improved processing of short sales has resulted in rapid absorption of distressed listings and contributed to price appreciation. In February, 54 percent of all closed residential sales in Miami-Dade County were distressed, including REOs (bank-owned properties) and short sales, compared to 69 percent in February 2011 and 56 percent the previous month. Contrary to a year ago, there are now more short sales being transacted than REOs.
International Buyers Fuel Cash Sales. In Miami-Dade County, 65 percent of total closed sales in February were all-cash sales, compared to 66 percent in January and 67 percent a year earlier. Cash sales accounted for 46 percent of single-family and 79 percent of condominium closings. Nearly 90 percent of international buyers in Florida purchase properties all cash. Nationally, all-cash sales were 33 percent of transactions in February, reflecting the stronger presence of international buyers in the Miami real estate market.
About the MIAMI Association of REALTORS The MIAMI Association of
REALTORS was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating more than 90 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of four organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, and the International Council, it represents more than 26,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local association in the National Association of Realtors, and has partnerships with more than 100 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is

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