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The price of terrorism – retail

The price of terrorism – retail – Insurance Mike Seemuth * The price of insuring against terrorist acts may show up at a mall near you. The nation’s largest shopping mall developer, Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group, just bought $100 million of terrorism insurance for its 251 properties, including seven in South Florida (Boynton Beach Mall, […]

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Privacy reigns as homes in gated communities fetch top dollar

Privacy reigns as homes in gated communities fetch top dollar – Real Estate: Home Sales * Coral Gables: Richard J. and Ana Diaz paid $3.6 million ($781 per square foot) for a 4,611-square-foot house at 555 Reinante Ave. in Coral Gables’ Old Cutler Bay community. Dora Ann Pollock sold the house, which fronts Old Cutler […]

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your time is valuable and so is the Art Basel experience. How to maximize a tour of its potentially dizzying array of international contemporary art and attendant satellite fairs

Art attack: your time is valuable and so is the Art Basel experience. How to maximize a tour of its potentially dizzying array of international contemporary art and attendant satellite fairs Johanna Marmon The December days that mark the arrival of contemporary art fair Art Basel Miami Beach are attorney and collector Alan J. Kluger’s […]

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The Falor Companies

The Falor Companies Miami and Chicago-based The Falor Companies completed its $26 million purchase of the Tides Hotel, on South Beach. The seller was La Jolla, Calif.-based Avalon Capital. Falor recently purchased the Breakwater and Edison hotels, also on South Beach, from Miami-based JAMM 18 Inc. and Miami-based Hotel Edison LTD. The combined price of […]

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real estate entrepreneur Javier Cervera Jr. leverages his family name while blazing an independent path for his business

His own way: real estate entrepreneur Javier Cervera Jr. leverages his family name while blazing an independent path for his business Yeleny Suarez Javier Cervera Jr. faced a choice several years ago: go to work for the successful real estate company his family grew over 25 years, or go it alone. He chose the latter […]

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“whether it be trust management to businesses, lending, everything, making sure that their children’s education is funded … we are trying to go far beyond just financial solutions.”

Kimberly Palmer: “whether it be trust management to businesses, lending, everything, making sure that their children’s education is funded … we are trying to go far beyond just financial solutions.” Yeleny Suarez The Player: Kimberly C. Palmer, 51 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Latest Play: Named regional managing director of Merrill Lynch’s South Florida region Background: Palmer, who […]

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Cement blocks

Cement blocks Talk about a global village. Looks like the explosion of construction in China is putting a dent in South Florida’s own building boom. Rising demand for cement in China is pulling so much cement off the market that local construction companies are reporting delays of up to several weeks. “We’ve heard tales of […]

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2005 calendar of events

2005 calendar of events 2005 CALENDAR of events Jan. 13-16: NAHB The International Builder’s Show (IBS), Orlando. Jan. 19: High Rise Council Quarterly Forum: S.F.’S Buying Frenzy– What’s Fueling The Fire?, 8 a.m., Miami City Club, $40 BASF members; $100 non-BASF members Feb. 16: General Membership Meeting held jointly with the Gold Coast Builders Association, […]

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Larry stumpf: “I want to continue to handle the intense, high stakes, bet-the-farm cases where there is a lot on the line, instead of supervising other lawyers. I’m a hands-on lawyer and a hands-on horse guy”

Larry stumpf: “I want to continue to handle the intense, high stakes, bet-the-farm cases where there is a lot on the line, instead of supervising other lawyers. I’m a hands-on lawyer and a hands-on horse guy” – In Play THE PLAYER: Veteran trial lawyer Larry Stumpf, 55. LATEST PLAY: Left law firm Akerman Senterfitt to […]

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TecMarine bought

TecMarine bought – Big Deals * Miami-based Seaboard Marine, the shipping arm of Kansas-based agribusiness conglomerate Seaboard Corp., said it will purchase Tecmarine’s Fort Lauderdale-based cargo line for an undisclosed amount. Tecmarine is an independent freight company based in Fort Lauderdale, with offices at Port Everglades and in New Jersey, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic […]