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    MIAMI Association of Realtors Commercial (MIAMI Commercial) has formed a strategic alliance with Vizzda (Visual Data) to provide The Quarterly Report – South Florida Commercial Real Estate, which will offer comprehensive commercial research and statistics to MIAMI’s 46,000 members and the consumers they serve.
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    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has rebranded its commercial real estate organization, to MIAMI Commercial. MIAMI Commercial’s new name and logo is part of MIAMI’s successful expansion of the commercial reach of the Miami Association of Realtors that enhances the 25-year-old organization, which was formerly the Realtors Commercial Alliance MIAMI (RCA MIAMI).
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  • Miami Condo, Luxury Home Sales Rise in February  

    Mar 21, 2018
    Miami existing condominium and total luxury home sales increased in February, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Miami Realtors Expands Presence of South Florida Real Estate at Global Expo

    Mar 14, 2018
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  • Colombia Leads Countries Looking for Miami Homes in January

    Mar 13, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in January, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). South Florida remains the most-searched U.S. market by international consumers and a top-five market for homebuyers in the world’s six largest regions, according to January data.
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  • Urgent Legal Alert from Florida REALTORS General Counsel

    Mar 06, 2018
    Recently, Florida Realtors became aware of several lawsuits filed against real estate brokers in Miami Dade and Broward counties concerning allegations of discriminatory advertising—a violation of fair housing laws. Specifically, brokers are being sued for discriminating against tenants with Section 8 vouchers. These violations, however, pertain to local ordinances, not the Federal Fair Housing Act. Under these local ordinances, landlords and Realtors are precluded from discriminating against tenants with Section 8 vouchers, as this falls under the protected class "source of income."
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  • Miami Condo, Single-Family Home Sales Jump in January

    Feb 22, 2018
    Miami existing condominium and single-family home sales rose in January as $1 million-and-up luxury transactions jumped for all properties, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Colombia Tops Countries Looking for Miami Homes

    Feb 20, 2018
    Colombian consumers posted the most web searches among foreign countries for Miami homes in December, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). South Florida finished as the most-searched U.S. market by international consumers and is a top-five market for consumers in the world’s six largest regions, according to December data.
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  • Miami Single-Family Homes Post Fifth Biggest Sales Year in History

    Feb 13, 2018
    Miami recorded the fifth-most annual single-family home sales in county history in 2017 as total dollar volume and median prices rose at year-end and in 4Q 2017, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Releases New 2017 South Florida International Real Estate Report

    Feb 08, 2018
    Foreign home buyers spent more on South Florida homes and purchased more local residential properties in 2017 than the year before, according to the new 2017 Profile of International Home Buyers of MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) Members conducted by MIAMI and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
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  • Jorge L. Guerra Jr. Elected 2018 MIAMI Realtors Residential President

    Feb 06, 2018
    The nation’s largest local Realtor association has elected Miami broker Jorge L. Guerra Jr. as its 2018 Residential President. He and the entire Board of Directors were installed Feb. 2 at the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) 2018 Inaugural and Awards Celebration.
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  • MIAMI Realtors to Honor South Florida Real Estate Industry Leaders

    Feb 06, 2018
    he MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will honor South Florida real estate’s industry leaders with its 2017 MIAMI Awards at its 2018 Inaugural & Awards Celebration today. “From educator of the year to humanitarian of the year to public policy advocates, the MIAMI Awards honors individuals and groups that made the real estate industry and all of South Florida a better place,” MIAMI CEO Teresa King Kinney said.
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  • Miami Native Brian Sharpe to Lead MIAMI Commercial Realtors

    Feb 06, 2018
    The Realtors Commercial Alliance of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Miami native Brian Sharpe as its 2018 president. He and the 2018 RCA Board of Governors were installed Feb. 2 at MIAMI’s 2018 Inaugural and Awards Celebration.
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  • MIAMI Realtors to Honor South Florida Real Estate Industry Leaders

    Feb 02, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will honor South Florida real estate’s industry leaders with its 2017 MIAMI Awards at its 2018 Inaugural & Awards Celebration today.
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  • George C. Jalil Elected to Lead Nation’s Largest Local Realtor Association

    Feb 01, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Miami Broker George C. Jalil, RAA, TRC as its 2018 chairman of the board. He and the 2018 MIAMI leadership boards will be installed Feb. 2 at MIAMI’s 2018 Inaugural and Awards Celebration.
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  • Luxury Miami Home Sales Surge in December

    Jan 24, 2018
    Luxury Miami home sales posted double-digit gains and existing condominium transactions surged year-over-year in December, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. Luxury ($1 million-and-above) existing Miami condo sales jumped 47.6 percent year-over-year, from 42 to 62. Luxury Miami single-family home sales rose 16.7 percent, from 60 to 70. Existing Miami condo sales increased 6.5 percent year-over-year in December, while single-family transactions stayed effectively even (down 0.7 percent).
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  • MIAMI Realtors Partners to Create Miami Shores’ New Community Destination

    Jan 12, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) is partnering with several entities to host Party in the Plaza from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 to celebrate Miami Shores' new pedestrian-friendly space, Plaza 98, at 9802 NE 2nd Ave. MIAMI, sponsors and volunteers recently painted 10 multi-colored, intersecting pineapples on Plaza 98's asphalt to create a new Downtown Miami Shores destination for community gatherings. All ages are welcome for Saturday’s free event
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MIAMI International Real Estate Congress Attracts Foreign Delegates, Industry Speakers

by | Feb 24, 2016

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The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS®(SDAR) co-presented the 21st annual International Real Estate Congress on Nov. 8-11 in Miami and San Diego. About 50 foreign delegates from 15 different countries networked and collaborated with more than 400 U.S. and foreign real estate professionals in both cities.

“The 2015 International Real Estate Congress brought together a dynamic list of local and national industry speakers as well as international delegates from some of MIAMI’s 136 foreign partner associations,” said Teresa King Kinney, the chief executive officer of MIAMI. “The vast number of countries and delegates in attendance in Miami underscores South Florida’s position as a center for international real estate investment. Sharing this year’s event with San Diego, another top international destination, added a unique opportunity for our U.S. and international partners.”

The Miami event, held Nov. 8-10 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, featured foreign delegates from Spain, France, Ecuador, Brazil, El Salvador, Peru, Costa Rica and Argentina. The San Diego event, held Nov. 10-11 at the Hard Rock Hotel, had international delegates from Russia, United Kingdom, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Costa Rica and Bulgaria.

New 2015 MIAMI Profile of International Home Buyers
Kinney revealed initial findings from the 2015 MIAMI Profile of International Home Buyers, prepared annually for MIAMI by the research division of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

In 2015, international home transactions accounted for 22 percent of all South Florida residential sales. Florida (12 percent) and the U.S. (4 percent) had lower shares of international home transactions. Miami-Dade County had 70.4 percent of all South Florida international home sales in 2015. Broward posted 25.2 percent, while Palm Beach and Martin counties had 3.9 and 0.4 percent, respectively. South Florida international home sales accounted for $6.1 billion in dollar value in 2015.

The complete survey will be released by MIAMI this month.

Miami: “The Financial Capital of the Southern Hemisphere”
Miami-Dade County’s diversified economy, continued population increase and thriving downtown were key themes at the 2015 Congress. Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for Realtor. com, discussed Miami’s strong economy and falling unemployment rate. Miami-Dade County’s unemployment rate has fallen consistently since the recession and sits at 5.9 percent, according to recent state figures.

Hedge funds, private equity, and venture capital companies are relocating to Miami because of its strong startup network, reputation for aggressive development and multilingual population. Personal finance website Wallet Hub recently ranked Miami as the second-fastest growing economy among large U.S. cities.

“There is no question Miami is becoming the financial capital of the southern hemisphere,” Smoke told 2015 Congress attendees.

Downtown Miami is one of the county’s top submarkets. Congress panelists discussed how downtown has become one of the fastest- growing residential districts in the U.S. Downtown Miami boasts the highest concentration of cultural institutions in the Southeast, almost 400 restaurants and bars, and three megaprojects. The 9-acre Brickell City Centre and the 27-acre Miami Worldcenter plan to bring major retail, residential and hospitality uses to downtown. All Aboard Florida aims to transform South Florida transit with rail connecting downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando.

Miami Public Schools among Best in Nation
Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS), provided great statistics regarding the strength and unique quality of local public education. MDCPS, the country’s fourth-largest district, outperformed its other big city peers in the recently-completed National Assessments of Educational Progress, posting higher than average scores in most categories.

"Communities with great schools create job development, sustain a good economy, and create and support a strong real estate market," Carvalho told 2015 Congress attendees.

International Market Presentations
Delegates from Brazil, France, Costa Rica and Spain provided market presentations on their respective countries on the second day of the MIAMI Congress. More than 75 members attended the optional session at the Biltmore Hotel, where U.S. and foreign real estate professionals continued their networking and collaboration.

San Diego Congress Attracts Big Crowd
More than 280 U.S. and foreign real estate professionals attended the San Diego portion of the MIAMI International Real Estate Congress.
Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of REALTORS®, San Diego Congressman Scott Peters, Unified Port of San Diego Vice Chairman Marshall Merrifield, San Diego Airport Authority Chairman of the Board Robert Gleason and Nathan L. Moeder, the Principal of the London Group were featured speakers.
San Diego also hosted a global showcase panel, where experts discussed opportunities and challenges for investment in their respective countries.
For PDFs or video of the 2015 Congress presentations, visit: http://www.miamirealtors.com/international/congress/resources
http://sdar.com/index.php/irec

For a photo gallery from the 2015 Congress, visit: http://bit.ly/1Nod1ZI

The 2016 MIAMI International Real Estate Congress will be held Oct. 31- Nov. 1, 2016 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Congress activities begin Oct. 26, 2016 and end Nov. 2, 2016. Registration includes chartered transportation from Miami to the 2016 NAR Conference & Expo in Orlando as well as property tours and programming in Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties. Visit: www.miamicongress.com

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