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  • JTHS-MIAMI Golf Tournament to Benefit Veterans Organization on 9/11

    Aug 10, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) will host its 32nd annual JTHS-MIAMI Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 11 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. Partial proceeds will benefit the Renewal Coalition, a Jupiter-based organization that assists wounded veterans and their families.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Collect 240 Pounds of Food for Needy Palm Beach Residents

    May 16, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) collected 240 pounds of non-perishable food for the Palm Beach County Food Bank in April as part of the JTHS-MIAMI Leadership Academy’s “Move for Hunger” Food Drive.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Rock the Market Attracts Top Experts, Panels

    Mar 09, 2017
    Palm Beach County real estate will continue outperforming the national average because of continued population gains, a growing economy and spectacular amenities, South Florida top brokers and real estate analysts said at the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) Rock the Market conference on Feb. 28 in Jupiter.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors to Host Rock the Market in Jupiter

    Feb 27, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) will host JTHS-MIAMI Rock the Market on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place. The conference is designed to equip local Realtors with the latest market information, services and trends so they can better serve their clients.
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  • Lynne Rifkin Elected 2017 JTHS President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS

    Feb 10, 2017
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Lynne Rifkin, Broker Associate, ABR, MRP, PMN, SRES as the 2017 President of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHS) Council. She and the entire 2017 JTHS Board of Governors were installed Dec. 2 at Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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  • JTHS Realtors Collect More than 500 Holiday Toys for Local Children

    Jan 09, 2017
    The Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) collected more than 500 toys for local families in need this holiday season during its first JTHS Young Professionals Network Toy Drive on December 15.
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  • JTHS Realtors to Host Educational Breakfast with Palm Beach Schools Superintendent

    Jan 09, 2017
    The Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will host a “Make a Connection” Breakfast with Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa as the featured speaker on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Eastpointe Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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  • YOUR July Minute with the JTHS President

    Jul 29, 2016
    Announcing Important Upcoming Events
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  • Jupiter Broker Patti Fitzgerald Appointed to Florida Real Estate Commission

    Mar 03, 2016
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® is honored to have one of its members, Patti Fitzgerald, named to the Florida Real Estate Commission, which administers and enforces real estate license law. Fitzgerald is a past president of the statewide Florida Realtors association and is currently a real estate broker associate and manager for Illustrated Properties in Hobe Sound.
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  • YOUR February Minute with the JTHS President

    Feb 18, 2016
    We are halfway through February. Time goes by so quickly. Our JTHS Leaders continue to focus on goals to maximize our Member's strengths. Our Professional staff continue to make enhancements to products and service offerings.
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  • Sue Gaieski Elected 2016 JTHS Council President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS

    Feb 18, 2016
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Sue Gaieski, e-PRO, SFR as the 2016 President of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHS) Council. She and the entire 2016 JTHS Board of Governors were installed Dec. 11 at Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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South Florida Experiencing Unprecedented Warehouse, Industrial Growth

by | Mar 01, 2017
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Industrial developers are building South Florida warehouses and logistic spaces like never before, a development that is boosting the local real estate market and adding thousands of jobs to the local economy.

As more consumers buy products online, industrial developers are building more South Florida warehouses to store everything from car parts to fresh-cut flowers. They are investing in Miami because of its growing population, thriving business center, friendly tax structure and proximity to Latin America. South Florida gained 500,000 new residents in the past five years, and is known as the financial epicenter of the southern hemisphere.

South Florida’s industrial space has grown by 9 million square feet in the past three years, according to third quarter 2016 JLL Research. Another 4.6 million square feet of South Florida warehouse space will come open in 2017.

Developers want their warehouses and logistic spaces to have close access to major airports, ports, highways and Latin America. Miami checks all of those boxes.

Miami International Airport (MIA) ranks as the top airport in the U.S. for international freight, and the ninth-best airport for foreign cargo in the world. In 2013, Miami International handled 2.2 million tons of total airfreight, of which 88 percent was international freight.

MIA is the United States’ top hub for all U.S. flower imports. About 91 percent of all international flowers entering the United States come through Miami.

PortMiami is Miami-Dade County’s second most important economic engine, contributing $28 billion annually to the local economy and supporting more than 207,000 jobs in South Florida. The port serves 240 seaports.

Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale is the leading container port in Florida and is ranked as the 12th busiest container port in the nation.

The Growth of Online Retail and its Impact on Local Warehouse Space
More consumers are purchasing goods online.

According to eMarketer’s latest forecasts, worldwide business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce sales will increase by 20.1% this year to reach a whopping $1.5 trillion. Forrester estimates that US online retail sales alone will total $294 billion by the end of the year, and will grow to $414 billion by 2018.

More consumers want to have their products delivered to them as fast as possible.

In its latest survey of over 1,000 U.S. consumers, supply chain consulting firm AlixPartners LLP found that consumers expect to wait an average of 4.8 days for delivery, down from 5.5 days in 2012. And the share of those who are willing to wait more than five days has declined to 60% from 74% in four years.

As a result, more warehouse space needs to be built in the nation’s biggest cities.

South Florida tenants have leased 18.9 million square feet of warehouse space over the past three years, results in sales of more than $1 billion in 2015.

Amazon, the world’s largest retailer, is one company familiar with South Florida.

Amazon is expected to open one of the largest warehouses in the county at the Opa-locka airport. The facility would create a nearly 900,000-square-foot distribution center with 1,000 jobs.

Opa-locka, a county owned airport, is about four miles west of Interstate-95. It is believed to be the first new construction in northeastern Miami-Dade in years.

Doral’s Growing Warehouse Space
The City of Doral, located near the Miami International Airport, has long been a major warehouse district and it only seems to be growing.

Doral is located about a few miles from Miami International Airport and 12 miles from PortMiami. Doral is home to one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States.

Some of the major employers in the City of Doral include: Carnival Cruise Lines, Univision, U.S. Southern Command, BE Aerospace, Gold Coast Beverage Distributors, Telefutura, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, and many government entities.

Doral has more than 3,000 logistic associated companies, and it has the top-ranked tile district in the United States. Doral has millions of square feet of warehouse space. The large industrial parks include: PS Business Park’s MICC; Prologis’ Beacon Centre, Beacon Industrial Park and Beacon Lakes; International Corporate Park (ICP); KTR’s Beacon at 97th; and Americas’ Gateway Park.

Miami’s Diversity Driving Population Growth
South Florida is now the nation’s eighth largest metropolitan area, and Miami’s ability to attract international residents is a large reason why. Miami-Dade/Broward/Palm Beach metro area surpassed six million residents for the first time earlier this year.

Of the 500,000 new residents who moved to the Miami, Broward, Palm Beach metro area over the last five years, about 65 percent (335,000) came from other countries, according to U.S. Census data. South Florida’s tax environment (no state income tax in Florida), growing tech industry and infrastructure improvements are leading more Americans to relocate to Miami.

The world is drawn to Miami because Miami speaks their language. Fifty-six different languages are spoken among the student population at Miami-Dade County Public Schools. When you analyze the tri-county South Florida region, 128 languages are spoken in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, according to a 2015 U.S. Census Bureau report.

Art, Culture, Transit Attracting Residents
Miami’s cultural and art institutions are also influencing the region’s population growth. Miami Beach’s Art Basel show draws the world’s top collectors, and the Wynwood neighborhood has gained national and global attention for its trendy local art.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the waterfront Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) opened recently in Downtown Miami. The $305 million Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science adjacent to PAMM will open in early 2017.

Greater Downtown Miami has seen a 99.6-percent population increase since 2000, growing from 40,466 to 80,750 residents. Brickell — which is the core of Miami’s banking, investment and financial centers — has seen the largest increase in downtown, growing from 12,904 residents in 2000 to 32,489, according to the Miami Downtown Development Authority.

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