Most of the coverage of Mehmet Bayraktar’s Island Gardens development has come in snippets. A lot of it has dealt with the delays in bringing the $1 billion mega-yacht marina complex with residences, hotels and restaurants to fruition since it was first envisioned in 2001....

Faena District promises to be a game changer for Miami Beach By Leslie Kraft Burke It may sound like a lofty goal when the creators of the Faena District in Miami Beach promise to change the physical and cultural landscape of the city forever; but even a...

Frances Sevilla-Sacasa heads Banco Itaú International Miami with assets of$11.5 billion By Joseph A. Mann Jr. / Photography by Larry Wood Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa manages money. A lot of money. As CEO of Miami operations at Itaú Private Bank International, the Miami-born banker is in charge of managing nearly...

Marketing gurus join forces to target women with new branding and entertainment company By Beverly Barna When longtime marketing gurus Mark Alfieri and Pat Patregnani met about a year ago, they quickly discovered a shared a vision: People. Brands. Life. Those are the watchwords that describe the focus...

An expert panel talks about what’s going right and what challenges the region faces By Kevin Gale It still doesn’t hurt to treat a job candidate to dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab, but there are plenty of other ways some of the most entrepreneurial companies in South...

Mehmet Bayraktar’s project kicks off with the opening of a super-yacht marina By Kevin Gale Mehmet Bayraktar’s quest to develop the $1 billion Island Gardens project started with a simple package in the mail. He had just flown back to Istanbul from Miami in February 2001 when...