Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The South Florida Business Journal describes 5 predictions about the South Florida economy

Reporter for the South Florida Business Journal Emon Reiser recently wrote a story regarding predictions about what will be happening to the South Florida Economy in the near future. 

South Florida is catching a tailwind from a stronger U.S. economy, according to PNC Financial Services Group's third quarter Southeast Market Outlook. The report offered an optimistic forecast of the region's progress into 2016, predicting lowered unemployment rates, less foreclosed properties and more tourism.

Notable predictions from the report:

1. Southeast Florida's economy will perform above average for the rest of 2015 and 2016. From jobs, to housing, to income, to construction, everything seems to be on the rise in Florida. 

2. Rising disposable income will boost tourism. Strong economic growth nationwide is fueling consumer confidence everywhere, and therefore bolstering tourism and spending in the tri-county area. 

3. Large inventory of foreclosed properties will diminish. 

4. Income will continue to grow slowly. The cost of living in South Florida is eight percent higher than the U.S. average, and the per capita income ranges from 10 percent below the national average in Greater Miami and as high as 29 percent above the national average in Palm Beach County, the report said.

5. South Florida's jobless rate will be slow to decline. PNC predicts that the unemployment in the tri-county area will decline to 5 percent by mid-2016 from 5.7 percent mid-2017. Economic recovery will encourage workers to enter the labor force to search for employment, the report said.

To read the full article please visit: The South Florida Building Journal.

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Miami Realtors Commercial Market Place. 08/13/2015 If you missed last Thursdays in Dade, make sure to attend this Thursdays in Broward.

The Commercial Marketplace is a great opportunity to present your commercial haves and needs to other commercial practitioners.  Be prepared to present, learn and network at this monthly event. Property types include industrial, retail, office and multi-family.

Brian Sharpe
This months guest speaker is our very own Brian Sharpe of Property Tax Appeal Group, LLC.  Brian is also VP of Leasing & Construction for Sharpe Properties.  He is a member of the Property Tax Appeal Group, LLC("P-TAG"), which handles property tax appeals for all types of property owners throughout Miami-Dade and Broward County.

Mr. Sharpe has handled the leasing for all of the company’s managed properties. Mr. Sharpe oversees the construction, repairs, and maintenance at each property. He is also involved with our public and governmental relations. Prior to joining Sharpe Properties.

The marketplace starts promptly at 9:00am at the Miami Realtors Association office in East Broward located at the DCOTA Center. 1815 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, FL  33004

If you are a Realtor with the association the event is free, otherwise their is a $10 fee.  Please follow this link to register

WORKSHOP EVENT: Asking For Property Tax Refunds

Thursday August, 13, 2015 Barry Sharpe will be leading a workshop on how one can obtain reductions in their property taxes.  The program is being run through the Commercial Industrial Association of South Florida (CIASF) and will take place at Sabadell Bank located at 1111 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL

If you would like to attend you can register for the class through this link.  

It will be a fun event where you will also learn something that can help you save your money.  

See you there.